Sponsor spotlight: Top five home remodeling projects

The median age of the American home is 38 years old. Add to that the increasing price of new construction over the last decade and the growing popularity of television programs featuring dramatic home renovations, and it’s no wonder Americans spent an estimated $328 billion on home remodeling in 2019.  During National Home Remodeling Month…

Sponsor spotlight: Top design trends for your home

The COVID-19 pandemic has provided a renewed sense of home and community for many. After months of sequestration within your home, however, you might also be in need of some fresh scenery—both outside and inside your residence. Design trends provide alluring sources of inspiration for updates, whether it’s a simple splash of color or creating…

Sponsor spotlight: Help for homeowners during pandemic recovery

With the outbreak of COVID-19 this spring, Washington was among several states across the country issued stay-at-home orders, forcing most Americans to spend much more time in their homes than ever before. As a result, homes have taken on a new meaning as they became our new offices, playgrounds, sporting fields, entertainment venues and a…

Sponsor spotlight: Dream up a more functional, appealing garage

When you think about the spaces in your home where you most enjoy spending your time, the garage may not be at the top of your list. Here are some ways to make it a more functional — dare we say — attractive space. Wall, freestanding and overhead storage There are several types of sturdy,…

Sponsor spotlight: Turn your backyard into great living space

When you think of making home improvements, the interior and exterior of your home may get the most focus. But there is also a lot of potentially great living space just outside your door. Here are a few ways to make your back (or front) yard a seamless extension of your home for entertaining and…

Sponsor spotlight: Caliber is committed to our customers

During the Coronavirus outbreak, Caliber Home Loans, Inc. is actively monitoring announcements from state and local governments about essential businesses. Rest assured, we remain open and fully operational.  We are living through an unprecedented and consequential time in our country, and we’re dedicated to serving our customers throughout this difficult period. We are following all…

Sponsor spotlight: Staying home means your chance to create the perfect home office

School is closed and many of you are “Staying Home, Staying Healthy.” If you have kids, this means navigating homeschooling and homework. This, combined with working from home on a permanent or part-time basis, can increase your thoughts on how to create the perfect home office. While the dining room table or living room couch…

Introducing our new advertiser — Nile Broady of Century 21

We are pleased to introduce you to our newest advertiser Nile Broady of Century 21. He has a refreshing perspective that he shares here. “I’m blessed to do what I love! There’s nothing better than helping people achieve their dreams. It’s such a privilege to meet great people who want to improve their lives. From…

Sponsor spotlight: How does your garden grow, Edmonds?

  According to the calendar, we have a few more weeks of winter but ready or not, it’s the perfect time to start prepping your garden and looking toward the warmer months ahead. A few of the tasks that should be on your late winter gardening to-do list include: Purchase and start seeds indoors for…

Sponsor spotlight: Show your home some love

Your home puts up with a lot. It withstands inclement weather, endures the occasional stained carpet, clogged drain or broken window, and it even tolerates the smell of your burnt popcorn. So it deserves a little love once in a while, and there’s no better time to show it than the month of February. You…

Sponsor spotlight: How to hire a professional remodeler

Irons Brothers Construction will be an exhibitor at the Seattle Home Show, the oldest and largest consumer home show in the U.S., from Feb. 15-23 at CenturyLink Field Event Center. For hours, admission fees, parking information and other details, visit www.seattlehomeshow.com. If you have collected photos of your dream kitchen, drafted a general budget, and talked…

Sponsor spotlight: Five electrical safety facts every homeowner should know

Electricity is such a fundamental part of our everyday lives that we hardly ever think about how it works or any safety issues that could occur as a result of our plugged-in homes. Here are five electrical safety facts that you should know to protect your family and your home. If lights flicker or dim…

Sponsor spotlight: Protect your roof and it will keep protecting you

A home is the biggest investment most people will ever make, which is why homeowners often go to great lengths to protect that investment. But one of the more important components of safeguarding a home is also one of the most often ignored: the roof. It’s tempting to devote more time and attention to more…

Sponsor spotlight: Good news! New, higher 2020 limits expand your options

We know that homeownership is one of life’s biggest financial commitments. At Caliber Home Loans, Inc. we want to help you achieve affordable homeownership. Did you know that the limit for conforming home loans increased this year? This limit increase is a good thing, because it expands your home buying options! Tell Me More! The…

Sponsor spotlight: Secure your home for the winter cold

While snow or extreme cold may not be a big factor in all parts of the country, those who experience even moderate snow falls or brief cold snaps during the winter know that colder temperatures can take a big toll on your home. Winter weather can also knock out heat, power and other services to…

MLT Mayor Kyoko Matsumoto Wright receives County Realtors 2019 Community Service award

Mountlake Terrace Mayor Kyoko Matsumoto Wright, a broker in the Coldwell Banker Bain of Lynnwood office, has received the Snohomish County Camano Association of Realtors (SCCAR) Community Service award for 2019. The award, presented on Dec. 11, celebrates outstanding contributions of an individual to his or her local community, as well as being an active participant…

Windermere Edmonds brokers honored for collecting most food for local food banks

In a recent Realtors Food Drive, the Edmonds Windermere Real Estate office won the county-wide competition for the most food and most money raised for local food banks. As a part of the annual Realtor Food Drive in October, Windermere Edmonds brokers — with the help of the community and a local partnership with Las…

Scott Dickinson appointed new principal managing broker for Coldwell Banker Bain South Snohomish offices

Coldwell Banker Bain announced Wednesday that Scott Dickinson has been named principal managing broker of its South Snohomish Lynnwood/Edmonds offices. For the past five years, Dicknson has served as a broker in Coldwell Banker Bain’s Capitol Hill office. A certified luxury specialist, Dickinson “lends his experience and knowledge to his colleagues by instructing courses organization-wide,”…

Reece Homes sponsoring pictures with Santa at Edmonds Theater Dec. 1

Here’s another opportunity for Santa photos: Reece Homes is sponsoring pictures with Santa at the Edmonds Theater from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1. You can enjoy popcorn and holiday snacks, and get your picture taken with Santa. While you wait you can watch classic Christmas movies. RSVP to Santa@ReeceHomes.com or respond to…

Sponsor spotlight: Five burning questions about fireplace safety

Fireplaces provide a generous amount of warmth and add a special ambiance to your home. Before you relax and enjoy your fireplace during the fall and winter months, here are answers to common questions about how to safely enjoy this unique home feature. How do I know if my fireplace needs repairs? Before the first…