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…

Sponsor spotlight: March is National Ladder Safety Month

Ladders are not only found in construction, landscaping and other work environments, but also in your own home. Here are some safety tips from the American Ladder Institute that we suggest you consider. Changing light bulbs around the house? Trying to get that glass down from the top shelf in the kitchen? Ladders are constantly used…

Sponsor spotlight: Why Caliber Stands Above The Rest

Since a home purchase is a major financial commitment, you deserve the services of a national lender with proven strength and stability. Here are some reasons for buyers to consider Caliber Home Loans:  ■ Communication. I will keep you up to date with the status of your loan application as it’s reviewed by our processors and…

Your kitchen: Likely the most important room in your house

Join Irons Brothers Construction at the Northwest Remodeling Expo, set for Friday-Sunday, Jan. 18-20, at the Washington State Convention Center, Halls 4EF, 800 Convention Pl., Seattle. More information is available here. Your kitchen is most likely the most important room in your house: where the kids do their homework, where your friends come for coffee,…

Sponsor spotlight: Visit Irons Brothers at the Northwest Remodeling Expo Jan. 18-20

Join Irons Brothers Construction at the Northwest Remodeling Expo, set for Friday-Sunday, Jan. 18-20, at the Washington State Convention Center, Halls 4EF, 800 Convention Pl., Seattle. More information is available on the Irons Brothers events website. Discounted tickets are available via email at office@ironsbc.com. NW Remodeling Expo Jan. 18: Noon-7 p.m. Jan. 19:11 a.m. to 7…

Home and Real Estate Weekly: Five hidden renovation costs

Renovations never seem to go as planned. There’s always a cost you didn’t anticipate, or a problem that didn’t reveal itself until the project was underway. Here are five common costs to look out for. 1. Higher utility bills: If contractors and builders are working in your home all day, there’s a good chance they’re…