ARDELL's Seattle Area Real Estate Blog

Real Estate Agent - Sound Realty
Seattle Real Estate including The Eastside cities of Bellevue, Kirkland, Redmond and The Seattle Neighborhoods of Green Lake, and most points on the north side of Lake Washington.



Getting to the end of escrow is getting tougher and tougher.  I have a closing today that seems to teeter back and forth up to the very end. I keep thinking about the phrase: IT AIN'T OVER TILL THE FAT LADY SINGS! Maybe that's because I'm originally from Philly and the saying seems to refer to Ka...
If you are thinking about moving to The Seattle Area, chances are you'll have to choose between Seattle and The Eastside.  If you are coming to work at Microsoft, the large campus is in Redmond WA and growing into Bellevue, though some Microsoft employees are in Seattle and some in Issaquah. Abo...
There are a few things you should know if you are planning to move to Seattle Washington. One of them is the phrase "The Mountain is Out!" You may see people jump up from their desks and run out of work because "The Mountain is Out!" Seriously, it's almost like declaring a National Holiday.  The...
This weekend marks my favorite Event Weekend for Kirkland WA!  The Concours d'Elegance Car Show.  Below is a photo of last year's Best of Show winner, the 1937 Talbot-Lago T150 CSS Teardrop    The 2006 Best of Show was this 1937 Bugatti T-57 I guess you could say that 1937 was a Very Good Year! I...
It's a mile marker post...hitting 200,000 points.  Makes you feel like you should say something of importance.  The most important thing I have to say about real estate today is that we clearly are not "at bottom" as to the price of real estate.  No matter where you are, financing changes will ha...
Not due until December, but according to the's another girl! Peter and Jacquie went to the doctor again and the ultrasound said "It's a Girl!". That will give me three daughters and two grand daughters. Looks like the only way I'm getting boys is through marriage.  I have a stepson fr...
Often a home inspector will call the gutters as overflowing and clogged, based on their outward appearance.  When you pay someone to go up and clean "out" the gutters, make sure they also clean the gutters themselves, while they are up there. Besides giving your home that extra sparkling curb ap...
This Week's Carnival of Real Estate will be hosted by me and the crew over at Rain City Guide.  A few special instructions this week due to the holiday weekend: "Due to the upcoming holiday weekend, the carnival will make its next appearance on Tuesday, September 2 at Rain City Guide. Please sub...
So you go to a listing appointment, and before hearing back from the seller, you see the listing come up in the MLS. Some agents think they can call the seller and ask why they were not selected in order to improve their listing techniques.  Not So! You are not permitted to contact the client of...
UPDATE:  It's fixed! ******* Every once in a while, things go a bit screwy. I hadn't posted to Active Rain for awhile.  I wrote down my points "197,499" and started blogging and commenting. A couple of posts and almost 10 comments later, on the same day, my points went DOWN to 196,829??? We all l...

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