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Month: May 2012

The first step in buying a home

The first step in buying a home

Are you thinking about buying a home? Wondering about how to get started with the whole process? The first thing you should do is talk to an experienced, trustworthy lender (aka loan officer) to get an accurate assessment of your credit status and financial fitness. A loan officer will help you determine the amount of money you can qualify to borrow, i.e. how much house you can afford. How and where do you find a trustworthy lender? I recommend you…

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2012 Westwood Village Street Fair

2012 Westwood Village Street Fair

As I said in a previous post, summer in Seattle brings a bouquet of street festivals, and West Seattle certainly has its share. The first one (that I know of), Westwood Village Street Fair, is slated for Saturday, June 16th from 10A-7P at Westwood Village on SW Barton between 29th Ave SW and 29th Ave SW. The locally infamous and multi-talented, Cynthia Reid, is doing a fantastic job of organizing the event, having lined up some great entertainment, vendor booths and family…

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Morgan Junction Community Festival: “the little festival that could”

Morgan Junction Community Festival: “the little festival that could”

During the summertime in Seattle you can find a festival on one street corner or another nearly every weekend. One of the smaller festivals is the Morgan Junction Community Festival, this year on Saturday, June 23rd from 10:30A-7P. This is the 4th year in a row that I will have a booth at the festival with information about my group, Savvy Seattle Women: A Network for Homeowners and Aspiring Homeowners. I love the friendly, low-key atmosphere and the manageable crowd…

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Westwood Neighborhood floral display

Westwood Neighborhood floral display

One of the big pleasures of my day is walking with my dog, Tess, around our under-appreciated Westwood Village neighborhood. This time of year is especially enjoyable because of all the flowering trees and shrubs. I took my camera with me this morning and captured these colorful shots from my West Seattle neighbors’ yards. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.