lakemont: Your House Is Crumbling Around You! - 04/23/11 03:20 PM
That catchy title is better than saying you should think about deferred maintenance, but that's really the topic - the topic of maintaining your own home, and what it might cost you if you don't. It's a serious topic, but I'll try not to preach :-)
We all know about condominium homeowners dues that have to be paid every month. We often don't think about the fact that their primary purpose is to pay for the ongoing maintenance of the property - depositing money regularly into a building maintenance fund. Typically those dues amount to about 1.5 % / year of … (2 comments)

lakemont: The Sweet Spot - 01/28/11 08:53 AM
People sometimes ask me what I think is 'the sweet spot' in today's Greater Seattle - Bellevue real estate market. In response I have usually mentioned some areas and criteria that might fit the question, but hadn't really thought it through. So here's a little better cut at it. I think a 'sweet spot' home might be defined by three parameters: First, a nice-looking consistent neighborhood that will hold its value and be a pleasant place to live over a span of years, Second, one with homes built with modern floor plans - commonly post-1985 with large kitchens and full master … (1 comments)

lakemont: 2011 - The Years Ahead in the Greater Seattle - Bellevue Area - 01/28/11 07:58 AM

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lakemont: History, Housing Trends and Ideas for the Home Buyer Relocating to Greater Seattle - 09/30/10 01:28 PM
Cities have history, and housing has trends, and if you want a particular type of home, you will do better looking in the areas where they built a lot of them. So this post is for the relocation buyer planning on moving into the Greater Seattle area - a story of how the Seattle housing market developed, and how that affects the kind of home you might find in a particular area.
From a housing stock point of view, there is little left of whatever homes were built in Seattle from its founding in 1851 to about 1900 other than some … (1 comments)

lakemont: Newcastle - one of the largest coal mines in the world... in 1909 - 01/27/10 10:49 AM
Ninety years ago, the town of Newcastle, just south of Bellevue, not only looked different - which you would expect - it was in a different place.  At the time it was home of one of the largest coal mines in the world, and it was situated in the valley area that is now just east of the hairpin turn that changes Newcastle Golf Club Road into the south end of Lakemont Boulevard.  The site is marked now by the Red Town Trailhead, part of the Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park.   The old town of Newcastle was often called Red Town, because … (3 comments)

lakemont: Greater Seattle / Bellevue / King County Real Estate Market Report - 11/14/09 09:51 AM

Chuck and Diane Reiling (Veritus Realty Group             and RE/MAX Metro+Eastside)

Chuck and Diane Reiling

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