Reminder: Windermere Edmonds annual shredding event Sept. 14

Wndermere Edmonds is hosting its annual free shredding event and food drive from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 14 at 210 5th Ave. S. #102 in Edmonds. Non-perishable food and monetary donations will be collected. For more information, call 425-672-1118.  

Report: Area housing markets starting to slow down

Puget Sound-area housing markets are starting to slow down, our online news partner The Seattle Times said, based on the monthly report from the Northwest Multiple Listings Service released Monday. Brokers say the new watchword of the housing market, in terms of both sales and prices, is a return to stability. Snohomish County, which was charting…

Sponsor spotlight: Let Caliber Home loans guide you home!

Are you buying or refinancing your home? Think Caliber Home Loans, Inc! We are the number 1 lender* in the state, and the secret to our success is always putting our borrowers first. We have a growing array of loan options that can fit your needs and help making owning a home affordable.  Here are…

Scene in Edmonds: Ribbon cut for The Village at Westgate

The ribbon was cut Thursday for The Village at Westgate, the first mixed-use development in Edmonds’ Westgate neighborhood. The development, located at Edmonds Way and 100th Avenue West, includes 91 residential units on three floors over 3,100 square feet of retail space, plus a public/private outdoor amenity space. A centerpiece of that space is a Northwest…

Irons Brothers Construction Project Showcase of the Week: Bothell kitchen and bath remodel

From drab to fabulous. This spectacular kitchen, with pops of blue, is now a bright and cheery living, eating and entertaining hub. The reimagined kitchen has reinvigorated our clients’ lifestyle, allowing them to spread out along their new 12-foot quartz-topped island with custom-painted cabinetry in Regatta Blue, taking the place of a traditional table and…

Sponsor spotlight: Is now the time to sell your home?

Many sellers tried unsuccessfully at some point in the past three to five years to sell their home. And many of them were frustrated by that lack of success that the market at that time allowed. Whether you listed your home unsuccessfully in the past or you are beginning to think about selling, today’s market…

From the Edmonds Gardener: Top plants to avoid in your garden

This year has been a challenging one for gardeners. We had early warm weather, then our February snow, and then lots of rain. As the weather has warmed up, long-dormant plants have started to bloom and grow.  One day the plants are blooming and the next they are exploding. The weeds are waist high and…

Real estate showcase: Camaloch Golf Course community on Camano Island

Home and Real Estate page sponsor Ann Hoppe has a fresh new listing she’s proud to show off. Look the listing over — it might have you at “unlimited golf.” Welcome to Camaloch Golf Course, a gated community on Camano Island. This custom construction home built by local builder Reliable Transformations Inc, was completed in 2019.  The open…

Irons Brothers Construction Project Showcase of the Week: Master bathroom remodel

This three-story Capitol Hill urban home was ready for its master bathroom to transition from its ’80s Miami Vice motif to a 21st-century modern masculine look. Masculine, modern, and warmth were the priorities, so the new fixtures, paint color, tile, cabinetry, and countertop were selected keeping this in mind. The homeowners were on a budget, but…

Irons Brothers Construction Project of the Week: Bothell outdoor living addition

Outdoor living makes your home’s square footage and livable space feel much larger. These homeowners desired to create an outdoor structure on the back of their home to help them enjoy the outdoors year-round under cover. Ultimately, the addition to their home has brought them so much more than this. This 1980s home was living…

Sponsor spotlight: Irons Brothers crew completes wheelchair ramp

Irons Brothers Construction employees and skilled volunteers completed work Saturday on a free wheelchair-access ramp, built in cooperation with the Master Builders Association’s 26th anniversary philanthropic project, Rampathon. The annual event benefits approximately 40 families throughout King and Snohomish Counties. Irons Brothers Construction has been involved in Rampathon for the past 13 years. (Read more…

Sponsor spotlight: Irons Brothers wheelchair-access ramp during annual Rampathon

Led by “Ramp Captain” Joseph Irons, employees of Irons Brothers Construction and skilled volunteers will be building a free wheelchair-access ramp Saturday, May 18 for a Shoreline resident who currently has trouble entering and leaving her home. Irons, the general manager of Irons Brothers Construction and past president of the Master Builders Association of King…

Sponsor spotlight: Affordable home financing solutions for our community heroes

We can’t thank you enough for your services…but we’ll try. Whether you are a teacher, police officer, firefighter, EMT, or health care professional, you play a vital role in our community’s safety and wellbeing. That’s why national lender Caliber Home Loans, Inc. is pleased to offer home financing products with non-traditional qualifying guidelines to our…

Home and Real Estate Weekly: Taking interior design online

The internet is forever evolving how we access goods and services, so why should home décor be any different? Homeowners have a plethora of resources they can look to when searching for décor inspiration online, including blogs, online magazines, and YouTube channels — but the newest fad is online interior design consultants. These online businesses…

A springtime reminder from SnoPUD: Plant smart, be safe

With the arrival of spring, it’s time for many of us to get outside and start tackling outdoor projects. Safety is Snohomish County PUD’s No. 1 priority for its employees and customers and that includes time spent out in the yard planting trees or bushes. To avoid getting limbs or trees caught in power lines,…

Welcome to our new Home & Real Estate Page sponsor Ann Hoppe

MEET ANN HOPPE As a Snohomish/Island County Washington resident for over seven years, Ann is committed to providing exceptional customer service, excellent local knowledge and the utmost amount of honesty and integrity. She is a native of a small coastal town on the Monterey Bay in California; Ann understands and can meet the needs of…

Reminder: Sustainable plants topic of April 15 Edmonds Floretum meeting

Edmonds Floretum Garden Club will presents its final speaker for the season on Monday, April 15. Horticulturist Marina Bambans from Swanson’s Nursery will talk about water-wise plants that can tolerate our Mediterranean climate of dry summers and wet winters. The meeting begins at 10 a.m. with coffee and socializing, and the program starts at 11…

Home and Real Estate Weekly: What to repair before you list your home

When you’re getting ready to list your home, it’s of the upmost importance to ensure you are showing it in the best light. Taking time to highlight its strengths and fix up some of its possible weaknesses can make a big difference in how fast it sells. Here are five recommended repairs to make before…

Spring cleaning tips for your home and yard

Spring is finally here, and it’s time to put away the sweaters, scarves, and boots and get your home in tip-top shape. Here are some spring-cleaning tips to help you get the most out of your chore list: First, inspect your home from top to bottom. Now that the weather is temperate, you will want to…

National home builders group names Joseph Irons Young Professional of Year

Joseph Irons of Irons Brothers Construction was recently named by the National Association of Home Builders as one of five 2018 Young Professionals of the Year. The awards were presented at the 2019 International Builders’ Show last month in Las Vegas. They acknowledge the winners’ hard work, successes, performance, dedication and outstanding potential as they begin to serve…

Coldwell Banker Bain meets $50K fundraising goal for domestic violence initiative

Real estate brokerage firm Coldwell Banker Bain announced it met its 2018 $50,000 fundraising goal for “Bring Hope Home,” a company referral initiative benefitting Domestic Violence Housing First. A program facilitated through the Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence, the Domestic Violence Housing First approach focuses on getting survivors of domestic violence into stable housing as quickly…