Christmas in Seattle 2021

Real Estate Agent with HomeSmart SA541769000

For me, 2021 has been a slow year in real estate. That has been a conscious choice as the time has come for me to find other ways to spend my time. Of course, the best-laid plans do not always work and despite 2021 being a transition year a lot has happened.

In September my youngest son took a job transfer to Seattle, good for him, not so good for us. But when he left Phoenix, he made the decision to keep his house in Phoenix’s historic Coronado neighborhood just east of downtown. His plan is to rent the home with the hope of returning someday.

Meanwhile, my son has traveled back and forth between Seattle and Phoenix while he readies the house for his new tenants.

His plan was sound with one exception, he had no experience owning a rental home or managing a property. Fortunately, he has people in his family who understand the intricacies of owning a rental property, so we have spent the last few weeks helping him prepare his former home into a rental house.

With a little help from Mom, and a local Realtor named Dad, he is just about ready to execute his plan. Which judging by where he started is a miracle. He didn’t make it in time for Christmas, but he will be welcoming the new year as a landlord.

Meanwhile, our family has been faced with spending our first Christmas apart, something we did not want to do. So, it was time for more bold action. We got online and booked flights and made hotel reservations for the whole family. Our Christmas miracle this year will be a family first Christmas in Seattle.

We have a few family traditions which we plan to replicate, including Chinese food on Christmas eve and lasagna on Christmas day. We also like to watch football, so my two sons and I will attend the Seattle Seahawks vs. the Chicago Bears the day after Christmas.

We are all Bears fans, so the real Christmas miracle would be a Chicago victory, a tall order even for Santa Claus.

Seatle Christmas 2021

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Comments (7)

Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello and Thanks for sharing this great information with us here in the Rain.  Very useful information.


Dec 21, 2021 07:47 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Joseph, that might be the place to be for Christmas, as on news this morning, they said Seattle will be one of the few places to see snow!   Have fun with your new traditions.

Dec 21, 2021 08:07 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Your Christmas sounds wonderful, and even better with the whole family together once again.  I am certain you will enjoy every moment. A

Dec 21, 2021 08:41 AM
Aura Alex
CloseMyDeal, LLC - Seattle, WA
Need A TC? Virtual TC Services Nationwide

Hello, Joseph Domino 480-390-6011 Your son made an excellent choice to move to Seattle.  Wishing you and your family wonderful and happy holidays!

Dec 21, 2021 09:40 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Joseph - it sounds as if Christmas 2021 is looking pretty special for you.   

Dec 21, 2021 09:45 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ

Wow lots of changes for your son and family Joseph this past year.  Good for your son for making a choice to rent out his PHX home and become a landlord - with your help of course!  Enjoy your new traditions in Seattle!!

Dec 21, 2021 02:38 PM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Hi Joseph,
Did you actually go to the game. The weather was miserable!  However, your Bears did win! 

Dec 28, 2021 09:36 AM
Joseph Domino 480-390-6011

Hi Carol, Yes we stayed until the end. The Bears won in the last minute.Seattle Bears Seahawks 2021

Dec 28, 2021 07:26 PM