Sponsor spotlight: Secure your home for the winter cold

While snow or extreme cold may not be a big factor in all parts of the country, those who experience even moderate snow falls or brief cold snaps during the winter know that colder temperatures can take a big toll on your home. Winter weather can also knock out heat, power and other services to…

MLT Mayor Kyoko Matsumoto Wright receives County Realtors 2019 Community Service award

Mountlake Terrace Mayor Kyoko Matsumoto Wright, a broker in the Coldwell Banker Bain of Lynnwood office, has received the Snohomish County Camano Association of Realtors (SCCAR) Community Service award for 2019. The award, presented on Dec. 11, celebrates outstanding contributions of an individual to his or her local community, as well as being an active participant…

Scott Dickinson appointed new principal managing broker for Coldwell Banker Bain South Snohomish offices

Coldwell Banker Bain announced Wednesday that Scott Dickinson has been named principal managing broker of its South Snohomish Lynnwood/Edmonds offices. For the past five years, Dicknson has served as a broker in Coldwell Banker Bain’s Capitol Hill office. A certified luxury specialist, Dickinson “lends his experience and knowledge to his colleagues by instructing courses organization-wide,”…

Sponsor spotlight: Trends from this year’s Remodeled Homes Tour

If you’re planning a future remodel or just curious what current trends are being used in home remodeling, then don’t miss Irons Brothers and 11 other Master Builders Association members at the 2019 Remodeled Homes Tour this Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 26-27, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Click here for tickets This event will take place…

Help for Seniors forums in Lynnwood, Shoreline this week

A reminder of two free Help for Seniors forums this week — one in Lynnwood and one in Shoreline. The first is set for 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24 at the Lynnwood Library, 19200 44th Ave. W.  The second is Saturday, Oct. 26 at the Shoreline Library, 345 N.E. 175th St., with registration starting at…

Report: Area housing markets starting to slow down

Puget Sound-area housing markets are starting to slow down, our online news partner The Seattle Times said, based on the monthly report from the Northwest Multiple Listings Service released Monday. Brokers say the new watchword of the housing market, in terms of both sales and prices, is a return to stability. Snohomish County, which was charting…

Scene in Lynnwood: Going, going, almost gone

Kathy Hashbarger captured the latest images of the Sears building demolition at Alderwood Mall Tuesday. As we reported last week, the site will become Avalon Alderwood — two, six-story multi-family apartment buildings with a total of 328 residential units, and retail on the ground floor.

Scene in Lynnwood: Sears building coming down

Demolition continues on the former Sears building at Alderwood Mall. Taking its place will be Avalon Alderwood, which includes two, six-story multi-family apartment buildings with a total of 328 residential units, and retail on the ground floor.

Sponsor spotlight: Let Caliber Home loans guide you home!

Are you buying or refinancing your home? Think Caliber Home Loans, Inc! We are the number 1 lender* in the state, and the secret to our success is always putting our borrowers first. We have a growing array of loan options that can fit your needs and help making owning a home affordable.  Here are…

Scene in Lynnwood: 40 homes planned for Hall Lake-area development

A land-development project near 54th Avenue West and 208th Street Southwest will be the site for nearly 40 single-family homes near Hall Lake, according to Lynnwood spokesperson Julie Moore. The project is being developed by Pulte Homes, an Atlanta-based home construction company. According to the Pulte website, the project will be completed by fall of…

Irons Brothers Construction Project Showcase of the Week: Bothell kitchen and bath remodel

From drab to fabulous. This spectacular kitchen, with pops of blue, is now a bright and cheery living, eating and entertaining hub. The reimagined kitchen has reinvigorated our clients’ lifestyle, allowing them to spread out along their new 12-foot quartz-topped island with custom-painted cabinetry in Regatta Blue, taking the place of a traditional table and…

Sponsor spotlight: Is now the time to sell your home?

Many sellers tried unsuccessfully at some point in the past three to five years to sell their home. And many of them were frustrated by that lack of success that the market at that time allowed. Whether you listed your home unsuccessfully in the past or you are beginning to think about selling, today’s market…

Real estate showcase: Camaloch Golf Course community on Camano Island

Home and Real Estate page sponsor Ann Hoppe has a fresh new listing she’s proud to show off. Look the listing over — it might have you at “unlimited golf.” Welcome to Camaloch Golf Course, a gated community on Camano Island. This custom construction home built by local builder Reliable Transformations Inc, was completed in 2019. The open…

Irons Brothers Construction Project Showcase of the Week: Master bathroom remodel

This three-story Capitol Hill urban home was ready for its master bathroom to transition from its ’80s Miami Vice motif to a 21st-century modern masculine look. Masculine, modern, and warmth were the priorities, so the new fixtures, paint color, tile, cabinetry, and countertop were selected keeping this in mind. The homeowners were on a budget, but…

Irons Brothers Construction Project of the Week: Bothell outdoor living addition

Outdoor living makes your home’s square footage and livable space feel much larger. These homeowners desired to create an outdoor structure on the back of their home to help them enjoy the outdoors year-round under cover. Ultimately, the addition to their home has brought them so much more than this. This 1980s home was living…

Sponsor spotlight: Affordable home financing solutions for our community heroes

We can’t thank you enough for your services…but we’ll try. Whether you are a teacher, police officer, firefighter, EMT, or health care professional, you play a vital role in our community’s safety and wellbeing. That’s why national lender Caliber Home Loans, Inc. is pleased to offer home financing products with non-traditional qualifying guidelines to our…

Welcome to our new Home & Real Estate Page sponsor Ann Hoppe

Meet Ann Hoppe, Your Small Town Real Estate Specialist As a native of a small coastal town, many years living and selling real estate on Camano Island, and currently a resident of Edmonds, Ann has always had a passion for small quaint towns on the water. When it comes to her business, she is committed…

Home and Real Estate Weekly: What to repair before you list your home

When you’re getting ready to list your home, it’s of the upmost importance to ensure you are showing it in the best light. Taking time to highlight its strengths and fix up some of its possible weaknesses can make a big difference in how fast it sells. Here are five recommended repairs to make before…

Spring cleaning tips for your home and yard

Spring is finally here, and it’s time to put away the sweaters, scarves, and boots and get your home in tip-top shape. Here are some spring-cleaning tips to help you get the most out of your chore list: First, inspect your home from top to bottom. Now that the weather is temperate, you will want to…

Coldwell Banker Bain meets $50K fundraising goal for domestic violence initiative

Real estate brokerage firm Coldwell Banker Bain announced it met its 2018 $50,000 fundraising goal for “Bring Hope Home,” a company referral initiative benefitting Domestic Violence Housing First. A program facilitated through the Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence, the Domestic Violence Housing First approach focuses on getting survivors of domestic violence into stable housing as quickly…