10 Best cities to dine with your Valentine

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  In case you haven’t noticed the recent explosion of pink, red, and heart-shaped boxes of chocolates, we’re here to remind you that Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. To save you from a night of sleeping on the couch, we’ve created a list of the best cities to dine with your Valentine. Last year, we took a look …

Peg boards aren’t just for the garage

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  I keep coming across peg boards being used in a multitude of rooms and ways. In fact Caity plans on using the second picture as inspiration for her new baby boy’s room. What’s so awesome about peg boards is how versatile they are! First of all, they are cheap. Then you get to paint them whatever color you want. …

Seahawks WIN

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You guys. We did it! And when I say “We” I mean the Seahawks AND the 12th Man. What an amazing season it was. All of us at Cindy Kelly and Associates had so much fun following along and seeing everyone’s posts on Facebook and Twitter. Now, whose going to the parade on Wednesday?!

2013 Real Estate in Review and What 2014 May See

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According to NWMLS, area wide prices were up 10.2% over last year. King County prices, which peaked in 2007, were back to 91.2% of 2007 values. Many pockets of King County have fully recovered to 2007 prices. Prices are impacted by school district and vary accordingly. Demand in Mercer Island, Bellevue, Issaquah, Lake Washington and Bainbridge school districts is high …

9 Surprising Things That Add Value to Your Home

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What do surf breaks, Walmarts, and public transportation have in common? Being near any of them can add thousands to your home’s value. At least that’s what various university researchers have found based on their evaluation of variables that could be influencing home prices. Their conclusions might surprise you. Here’s what they found: 1. Surf Breaks (obviously, this doesn’t really …

Why you should get your house appraised

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I keep saying this over and over again. We keep hearing it over and over again. But here I go AGAIN. It’s a seller’s market out there. I have two cousins that decided to get their homes appraised. The Smith’s bought their house 2 years ago for $214,000 and got it appraised at $350,000. They ended up selling a week …

This is the Year to Sell Your Home

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Patience seems to have paid off for those who’ve postponed putting their homes on the market until this year, real estate analysts say. They stand to pocket the kind of profits not seen since the housing boom. Prices surged more than 10% in many markets last year, bidding wars are once again common, and homes are routinely going for well over …

Get your home Winter ready for round Two

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We may have already had the Winter vortex roll by, but we still haven’t had our big snow storm. It’s not a guarantee we will get it, but it’s always better to be safe then sorry. Especially when it comes to your biggest investment: your home. Winterize Your Home Check your roof for loose, missing, worn or damaged shingles to …

12th Man Flag Being Raised

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I can’t help but smile when I see stories about the 12th Man. What a great year for  the Seahawks and such a fun season for the fans! To help kick off the Seattle Seahawks’ playoff run to the Super Bowl, and as a salute to the best fans in the National Football League, King County Executive Dow Constantine will …