Fort Lewis, Defender of Liberty - - - As soldiers come home this year, we have the opportunity to assist them in reconnecting with life back in the states. It is an honor to give great service to the men and women who serve this country and defend our liberty. The local base highlighted for this ...
A Realtor asked me to do a commissioned painting for her that she could give to a friend as a gift. The Realtor gave me some photos of a sailing trip they took to the South Pacific and requested I use them to create a memorable piece for her sailing buddy. This is the resulting 15" by 30" painti...
This is a 24" by 30" acrylic painting I completed recently; inspired by photos I took on a trip to Port Townsend, Washington. "Out of Order" points to what I see as our growing dependency on technology and the inherent vulnerability of not being able to survive without it at some point. Meanwhil...
Did I Tell You the One About the Wealthy Saudi and Bellevue Square? - - - Well, Nina acquired a very wealthy Saudi businessman as a customer. He wanted to purchase a summer home in the Bellevue Washington area. After looking at many high priced properties, around Lake Washington and elsewhere, th...
Video for 9682 Beacon Ave S. in Seattle: This 2 minute video gives you a tour of, not only the property, but also the surrounding area. Note that this home is located across the street from the last working farm in the City of Seattle. The location is quiet and peaceful, yet close to the new ligh...
What Makes King County and the Greater Seattle Area Strong? How about this list of strong and well positioned employers for starters . . . click on the links below to get to their job sites: Microsoft  Boeing  Starbucks Amazon Costco University of Washington Nordstrom City of Seattle King County ...
Seattle Area Housing Market Shows Strength in Two Reports, Buyer and Seller Competition Heats Up --- The Standard and Poor's/Case-Shiller report indicated that after two and a half years of decline, housing prices have gone up for the second month in a row in the Seattle area. The report that tra...
Sharing the Land . . . Do You Want to Live in a Sustainable Community? - - - One of the goals of a sustainable community development is to minimize the impact of home construction on the land itself. Ultimately, the common natural habitat becomes as important as the individual living units. The s...
McChord Air Force Base, Defender of Liberty - - - McChord Air Force Base is located about 40 miles south of Seattle in the Tacoma area. The base was developed prior to World War II and is seen in this historic photograph of the main gate with a favorite recreation spot, Mt. Rainier in the backgro...
How Can We Assist Our Defenders of Liberty? As we move into a new decade, with trouble throughout the world and threats to our liberty here at home, what can we do as real estate professionals to assist our military personnel? In an exchange of communications with ActiveRain members Steve and Jan...

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