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Author: Alice Kuder

Alice Ann Kuder is an author. Her most recent novel is "Since I Last Saw You." She is also a Realtor with Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices NW Real Estate in Seattle, Washington. Known as Seattle's Single Minded Realtor, she works a great deal with single buyers and sellers, primarily in West Seattle.
Interior Design Trends for 2018

Interior Design Trends for 2018

If you are thinking of updating or remodeling your home, here’s some insight into the latest design trends for 2018. On the other hand, why not create something totally new and unique and become a trend-setter yourself? Interior Design Trends Expected to Take Hold in 2018 Want more information and resources concerning your home and real estate? Visit my agent website: www.SingleMindedRealEstate.com

An option for Primary Care

An option for Primary Care

Health care plans are all over the news these days. It’s an issue that most everyone has to deal with, no matter what your political leanings are. I recently discovered an alternative to traditional medical care that I want to share with you. GoodMed Direct Primary Care Clinic, located in West Seattle’s Morgan Junction at 6553 California Ave SW, Suite A. Care is provided by two Naturopathic Physicians, Dr. Ryan Campbell, and Dr. Wendy Hueners, who specialize in assessing and…

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Should you build a backyard cottage?

Should you build a backyard cottage?

If you are a Seattle homeowner with a sizable lot, you may wonder about the possibility of building a backyard cottage of some sort. These structures go by many names: Mother-in-law apartment, tiny house, Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU), Detached Accessory Dwelling Unit (DADU). Cottages can be free-standing structures or built above a garage. Whether or not you are able to legally rent out such a dwelling depends upon the permits obtained and the features of the unit itself. Recognizing the…

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A home seller’s market from the seller’s POV

A home seller’s market from the seller’s POV

It’s a seller’s market. If you haven’t sold your home recently, you might be interested to hear a bit about what that experience is like in the Seattle market these days. Once a home has been prepped for sale — which takes very little work in such a strong seller’s market — the agent and homeowner agree on a list price based on sales of comparable properties. This is easier said than done when homes are selling so quickly at…

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Need a tool? Borrow it from the library!

Need a tool? Borrow it from the library!

The West Seattle Tool Library may be a too-well-kept secret! If you find yourself in need of an expensive tool that you never likely to need again, borrowing it from the library may be the way to go. Located in the back of the building at 4408 Delridge Way SW (Youngstown Cultural Arts Center), the tool library is the brainchild of Sustainable West Seattle. Just like a traditional library where you can check out books, the tool library allows you…

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Is White Center now a Dining Center?

Is White Center now a Dining Center?

Don’t look now, but White Center, WA (a quirky little suburb of the suburb of West Seattle, aka Rat City) is quickly becoming a haven for good eating establishments! Maybe this spunky little neighborhood has finally found a way to distinguish itself! Here are just a few of the tasty trattoria’s you may want to try. (Please note: this is somewhat random a list, in no particular order. Plus, I have undoubtedly, yet innocently, omitted some worthy contenders. Care to…

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Turn Clutter into Cash

Turn Clutter into Cash

It’s probably safe to say that we all have too much stuff. The more space we have, the more stuff we accumulate. It almost seems like a law of nature. But at some point, possessions can become clutter. When your possessions start to feel more like a burden than a blessing, purging can feel quite freeing. Why not make it pay off in more ways than one? Here are some ways to rid yourself of some of that unwanted clutter…

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Key box provides insurance against lock-out’s

Key box provides insurance against lock-out’s

Have you ever locked yourself out of your car or home? Or maybe you’ve needed to ask a neighbor to access your home when you’re not there. Do you have a safe spot to hide a key? If not, consider buying a key box. You’d be surprised how many people still leave a key under the doormat. (Shhh! Don’t tell the bad guys!) A safe, inexpensive solution is to buy a “contractor’s” key box and attach it to a railing…

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Need a neighborhood expert for real estate? I’ve got you covered!

Need a neighborhood expert for real estate? I’ve got you covered!

Although I specialize in West Seattle real estate, I help clients buy and sell properties all around the Greater Seattle area: as far north as Everett, as far south as Tacoma, and on the Eastside as well.  To ensure that I can provide you with expertise concerning neighborhoods outside of West Seattle, I have gathered a network of brokers who specialize in outlying areas such as Federal Way, Bellevue and Maple Valley, to mention just a few. I have carefully…

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Help for Homesellers

Help for Homesellers

It’s a seller’s market! Should you take advantage of it?  If you own your home, it’s definitely worth considering. But where do you begin? How do you know how much your home is worth and whether or not it makes financial sense to sell? I can help you answer those questions in a one-on-one complimentary consultation at a time and place of your convenience. My goal is always to get my sellers the most amount of money in the least amount…

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