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2009 

Snoqualmie Ridge, on a clear day! While touring homes recently, we came across this view from Snoqualmie Ridge looking east to the Cascade Mountains.  Snoqualmie Ridge is a master plan development of over 1300 acres in the upper Snoqualmie Valley with around 2200 home sites.  It offers stunning v...
12/30/2009
Eschew Obfuscation, Real-Espeak A friend of mine's favorite bumper sticker says, Eschew Obfuscation.  Eschew; avoid, shun, stay away from.  Obfuscation: to make something obscure, confused or unclear.  So avoid confusion.  Why didn't I just say so?  It sounds so much cooler to use big words and s...
12/30/2009
Holiday Traditions; The Tree   For the past several years we've had two traditions regarding our tree, one is we go out with some lifelong friends to cut one down at a tree farm.  It's usually a Sunday afternoon and involves some driving.  The first few times, I think my friend regretted inviting...
12/27/2009
Holiday Traditions, Chocolate Éclair Cake I came across this delicious dessert in the early 90's at a Christmas party when I worked for Washington Natural Gas.  In my 7 plus years there I marketed and sold gas appliances; furnaces, water heaters, fireplaces, gas logs, gas ranges and dryers.  My j...
12/27/2009
Holiday Traditions, Dutch Babies.  Okay, to clear up one issue fast, we are not cannibals.  If we were, we'd have to title this Deutch Babies, as my wife has 100% German heritage and I have a little of that too.  No, Dutch Babies are a fluffy baked pancake sprinkled with powdered sugar, cinnamon ...
12/27/2009
Holiday Traditions, Thankfulness               Every family has traditions they establish for their holidays, some by accident, but most on purpose.  One of the joys of homeownership is the ability to form those traditions and keep them in the same place year after year.  I'm going to be writing ...
12/27/2009
Open Houses, Another Perspective Lee Morof recently wrote a blog piece titled, "It's Time for Realtors to Stand Firm on Not Doing Open Houses."  I encourage you to read that post for yourself, but my take on it is that based on the Survey of Home Buyers and Sellers conducted by the National Assoc...
12/26/2009
Christmas is a Time of Light, star light, fire light, candle light, but there is a greater light than all of these.  . David Harsh is singer/songwriter who appeared last year at Pine Lake Covenant Church in Sammamish WA where I first heard him perform this song. He will be performing Sunday Decem...
12/24/2009
Fall City WA, Wordless Wednesday Just downstream from Snoqualmie Falls is the little unincorporated town of Fall City.  The Snoqulamie River is running under the bridge.  Mount Si sits in the distance just beyond the City of North Bend.  A grocery store, gas station, a couple of restaurants make ...
12/23/2009
Avatar, a Great Movie and Lesson for Real Estate! Some friends and I went to see James Cameron's new blockbuster film Avatar tonight. Wow was it a rich film. We saw it in 3D at an IMAX theater and the technology was incredible. I felt as though I was in the story, rather than a passive observer. ...
12/21/2009
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