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Month: September 2012

Ask and Answer offers expert advice from home service professionals

Ask and Answer offers expert advice from home service professionals

The next Ask and Answer gathering is coming up Wednesday, Sept. 19th from 6-7PM, and this month we have several special guest professionals who have promised to be on hand to let you pick their brains. In case you are new to Ask and Answer, it is an informal, monthly gathering of home owners, future home owners and home service professionals. This event provides an opportunity for you to get free advice by Asking questions of the pros. And as an added bonus, you can bring your…

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Urban farmers and surplus fruit in Seattle

Urban farmers and surplus fruit in Seattle

 Attention urban farmers (intentional, or not)! Since yesterday’s post about how to donate the surplus fruit from your trees, I came across another option. Barter! Crop Swap is a new website that facilitates trading between “urban farmers” and it’s not just limited to fruit. Trades can involve things such as eggs, flower bulbs, vegetables, etc. Here is a link to a story about Crop Swap on the KPLU.org website. 41 Legs Urban Farm in Seattle’s Madison Valley neighborhood is a…

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Got fruit? Donate surplus fruit from your trees

Got fruit? Donate surplus fruit from your trees

Do you have fruit trees in your yard that produce more than your family can use? Consider donating the surplus fruit to one of the local organizations that will distribute it to needy families. Not only will they distribute the surplus fruit, they will come to your home and harvest it for you! How great is that? Here is a link to a feature story on KPLU.org that tells you all about once such group called Community Fruit Tree Harvest Projects….

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Small homes offer big advantages

Small homes offer big advantages

Have you ever considered the big advantages to owning a small home? In my first conversation with new clients looking to buy their first home, we always discuss their list of needs and wants (aka “must have” vs. “prefer”). This includes everything from  number of bedrooms and bathrooms to commute times and neighborhoods. I am always interested to hear how much square footage my buyers would like. Most first-time buyers who are native to this area (whether a single person…

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