National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day This Saturday

Perhaps you, like me, has a medicine cabinet filled with expired medications you have had no idea what to do with. The garbage, as well as the toilet, we know are terrible. So, here’s a solution: the National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day this Saturday, April 29th from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. In south Snohomish Read More …

Slowing Moving Day In Everett

It was a weird day to be at the Snohomish County administrative offices. One: for some strange reason, tons of people were submitting plans/requests for permits. Not sure the causality of that. But the line was LOONNGGG. Two: there was plenty of media presence, most likely due to this story: “Cascade Mall shooter dies in Read More …

Lynnwood’s Development and Business Services Office

I’m pleased that the City of Lynnwood is reinvigorating (?) the word of the Permit Center (FYI, this office is not by the city offices on 44th by the library. Rather, it’s just south of 196th, kitty-corner to Goodwill). Hopefully, they can smooth out/simplify the permitting process and keep the dynamic business environment that is Read More …

Some #RealEstate Thoughts on the #CFPB

We in the real estate business have been hearing TONS about the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau (CFPB) lately. The biggest piece for us has been the changes in the required disclosure documents that will be launching “soon”. Mainly, the required documentation has been cleaned up/made less confusing (and I think they’ve done a reasonably good Read More …

Lynnwood’s Mayor Smith’s State of the City 2015

Doesn’t look like I’ll be able to make it, but here’s a great chance to be “in the know”. You’re invited to join Mayor Nicola Smith on Tuesday, June 2 from 8-9:30am at the Lynnwood Convention Center as she delivers her 2015 State of the City Address. Mayor Smith will be joined by Emcee Jim Read More …

Beware: Jury Duty Scam

From the City of Lynnwood: LYNNWOOD, WA (May 8, 2015) – Judge Stephen E. Moore and the Lynnwood Municipal Court want to alert Lynnwood residents to a jury duty scam that has become more prevalent across the country and around Washington. We value our citizens willing to serve on jury duty a great deal, and are very Read More …

City of Lynnwood Purchases Seabrook Property for Environmental Conservation

This makes me happy and proud! City of Lynnwood Purchases Seabrook Property for Environmental Conservation, ensuring environmental preservation in perpetuity LYNNWOOD, WA (March 23, 2015) – The City of Lynnwood is please to announce that the title transfer of the the Seabrook Heights Property from West View Properties, Inc to the City of Lynnwood has Read More …

HUD contracts from the REO Guy

Yesterday I was expounding on earnest money issues with HUD contracts. Later in the day, I had one more thought on the subject: sending the check. HUDs are weird, in that you send the check to the listing broker. BLB, the company that manages HUD sales in Washington, is in California. The closing company is Read More …

The City of Everett To Dedicate Historic City Hall

On Sept. 13, 2014 – 10 AM the public is invited to join Mayor Ray Stephanson, the Everett City Council, community members and the family of former Mayor William E. Moore at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, as the historic City Hall building is formally renamed in honor of Moore, Everett’s 30th mayor. (The Historic City Hall is located Read More …