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Queen Anne
7 Fascinating Facts About the Space Needle 

This year, the Space Needle is celebrating its 60th anniversary! Happy 60th birthday to the Space Needle!  To celebrate this icon’s birthday, we thought it would be fun to share some fascinating facts about the Space Needle. If you’re a local or have ever visited the Space Needle, you probably already know that the Space…

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Renton
Here’s Why You Should Consider Buying a Home in Renton

Where should you live if you’re feeling priced out of the home market in Seattle or Bellevue? We recommend buying a home in Renton!  We’ve been writing about Renton for a long time now; it has been a great alternative to buying in Seattle and Bellevue for many years. This only becomes more and more…

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Bellevue
Top 6 Neighborhoods to Live in For Easy Access to BOTH Seattle + Bellevue

We see this all the time in real estate: A couple is buying a home, and one person works in Bellevue and the other person works in Seattle. One person will end up needing to cross a bridge for their commute, meaning we need to find a home in a neighborhood that offers easy access…

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Mount Baker
6 Reasons to Buy a Townhouse Instead of a Condo 

We encounter soon-to-be homeowners having this debate ALL the time: Should I buy a townhouse, or a condo?  If you’re having a hard time deciding and you’re in the process of weighing the pros and cons… here are 6 reasons why you should consider buying a townhouse instead of a condo: 1. Investments in townhomes are…

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Mount Baker
5 Major Benefits of Having an Airbnb in Your Primary Residence

Having a home that includes a guest suite offers a few big benefits:  1. You have a private space for friends and family to use when they come to visit  2. You can use it as a long-term rental 3. You can rent out the space as a short-term rental on services like Airbnb and…

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Renton
Downtown Renton Just Keeps Getting Cuter! 

If you haven’t been to Downtown Renton in awhile (or ever!) then you are likely in for a lovely surprise! There are so many exciting things happening in Renton right now, from all of the new development at The Landing (a 21-acre retail center with 50+ businesses!) to the construction of huge office buildings poised…

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Beacon Hill
Seattle Real Estate Records Set by the Get Happy at Home Team

In this post, we are sharing how a few of our home listings performed compared to other similar homes in the neighborhood during the same time. How do we set these records and sell our clients’ homes quickly and for the most money possible? When we prepare our clients’ homes for sale, we have a…

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Get Happy at Home Team Update
Welcome to the Get Happy at Home Team, Ryan Palardy!

We’re so excited to introduce you to Ryan Palardy, the newest member of the Get Happy at Home Team! Welcome to the team, Ryan!  Ryan is joining us as an Associate Broker, and you’ll find him helping us with all kinds of things. We have many fun new projects in the works and we’re preparing…

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Seattle Real Estate Update
How Do Single-Family Home Prices Compare to Townhouse Prices in the Greater Seattle Area?

Are you currently shopping for a new home in the Seattle area? If so… are you hoping to find a home with: – 4+ bedrooms – 2.5+ bathrooms – 2,500+ square feet – Whatever GreatSchools.org has decided a 7+ school is (Click here to read what we really think about GreatSchools.org) ? Well, if you…

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West Seattle
Secret Squirrel Waterfront Parks in West Seattle 

When many people think of West Seattle, waterfront parks and beaches often come to mind. Alki Beach is of course the most popular West Seattle beach and it’s a major attraction for people all over the city. And then you’ve also got the 135-acre waterfront Lincoln Park with its heated pool, miles of trails, and…

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West Seattle
An Insider’s Guide to Commuting From West Seattle

If you’re commuting from West Seattle, you have a ton of great options to choose from (yes, even with the West Seattle Bridge closed!). West Seattle can feel like it’s own “island” at times. Honestly, this is something that people really love about West Seattle. You get all of the perks of this highly desired…

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Central District
23rd & Union in Seattle’s Central District: A Tour of Our Favorite Spots

Seattle’s Central District has seen a TON of change in recent years. The intersection of 23rd & Union and the immediate surrounding area is just one example of where you can see some major transformation happening. There’s the new Midtown Square development, there’s a ton of new restaurants, there’s new shops to explore, and there…

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