Archive for June, 2010

The trip from Lake Union to Bell Harbor Marina, Seattle, WA

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010

Last Friday my friends invited me to help them take their boat from the Lake Union to Bell Harbor Marina located at the waterfront by Pier 66. My friend prepared the boat for the Ballard locks, their cat hid under the covers in bed – his comfort zone – and we took off. While sipping […]

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Gardening in my backyard

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010

Just recently I planted the garden. It was a little late, but this spring was colder than usual. Here are a few pictures:

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A diplomat’s wife – how I met my husband

Saturday, June 19th, 2010

As most of you who read my blog posts know, I didn’t grow up in the States. I grew up in Lithuania and after graduating from the University and working as a teacher, translator/interpreter, assistant, and so on I moved to Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania. After working for Alcatel for a while I started […]

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Seattle Luxury Real Estate, June, 2010

Saturday, June 19th, 2010

Seattle luxury real estate includes the old homes and mansions on Capitol Hill, on the shores of Lake Washington and extends to the luxurious condos in Downtown Seattle. One can find homes priced from $1,000,000 to $32,000,000. Seattle is a beautiful city with everything one’s heart may desire: mountains, Puget Sound, lakes, parks and a […]

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Seattle real estate sales – May, 2010 vs. May, 2009

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

Based on NW Multiple Listing Service information real estate sales in Seattle area and King County are improving. Here is a quick comparison between May, 2010 and May, 2009 as well as May, 2010 and April, 2010. May, 2010 vs. May, 2009 Residential sales in reported areas (see the chart below) increased by 49% ranging […]

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Huge loss – RE/MAX Metro Realty, Inc. and RE/MAX Eastside Brokers broker/owner Graham Young

Friday, June 4th, 2010

This is a hard post to write. And even though I am not a good writer it comes from my heart. I moved to RE/MAX Metro Realty and RE/MAX Eastside Brokers just a few months ago and grew to like the office and brokers. One of the brokers, Graham Young, passed away last week. He […]

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Downtown Seattle condo sales

Thursday, June 3rd, 2010

Condos in Downtown Seattle are desirable for the convenience that the area has to offer: theaters, great restaurants, night life, shopping, waterfront. Everything within a few blocks from your home. I talked to a few people who live in Downtown Seattle and they told me that convenience was the main reason they lived there. A […]

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Hawthorne Hills, Seattle, WA – real estate update

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010

Hawthorne Hills, Seattle looks especially nice in spring – all lawns manicured, rhododendron bushes and flowers are blooming. It is simply gorgeous. No wonder it is a desirable neighborhood and houses usually don’t stay long on the market. Here is an update on residential real estate in Hawthorne Hills, Seattle. Available homes: 12 Average price: […]

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