Countdown to Christmas and spotlight on homes~ December 23rd


Wow can you believe we are here the 23rd of December? I hope you have enjoyed our home/holiday countdown and all the different homes around the cities of Snohomish County. Today is the last 3 cities I will showcase.

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Sultan $292,950 Quality new construction! This open concept plan offers 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, large kitchen with tile countertops & full-height backsplash and stainless appliances. Laminate hardwood floors, fireplace, huge master with 5-piece bath. Enjoy covered front AND back porches and so much more! Located in Wildwood Trails, surrounded by lush trees, walking trails, community parks, and beautiful mountain views. Completion early 2015! What I love to see is Sultan is growing. I just sold a town home to a first time home buyer there and she is so excited to have her first Christmas in her own home. Not far from Monroe and still a bit out in the country these new homes are sure to please. 


Woodway~ $1,025,000. This desirable Murray-Franklin home welcomes you w/soaring ceilings. The main floor features an open floor plan with formal living room, dining room, den/office, and family room off the gourmet kitchen. The main floor master suite boasts travertine marble in the luxurious bathroom, spacious walk-in closet, and garden views. A dramatic staircase leads to three bedrooms, a large bonus room, and lots of natural light comes in from the skylights and the floor to ceiling gabled windows.

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Tulalip~$410,000 Spacious 4 BR rambler on 2+ level acres w/terrific 2400 asf shop! Majestic mountain views, equestrian pasture, RV storage, gazebo & fire pit, 50 year metal roof, wrap around porch & privacy, too, all on a wonderful corner lot. Inside features a beautiful country kitchen w/ss appliances, formal living/dining, warm family rm w/cozy fp, recent luxurious mstr suite addition, A/C, PUD energy pkg w/extra insulation, vaulted ceilings & 2344 sqft. Deeded Land!!

Beautiful craftsman style 1 level living Magnificent shop is background Terrific mountain view

Holidays~In thinking of events and tips to give you on this last full day before Christmas I think you don’t need anymore shopping ideas or things to do. So my tip, and really a thought, is for everyone is just have a wonderful, safe and joyous Christmas. Love each other and spend as much time together as you can. Its not always easy I know but, we just lost our beloved dog last week very suddenly and it hit us how fast life changes so I say~ love and embrace each other and don’t take anything for granted.


Countdown to Christmas and spotlight on homes~ December 22nd

Marysville– $229,950 Super cute rambler makes a great rental or first home. It’s just a short walk to schools, bus & shops. With 1456 sf., large yard & enormous deck, this home makes it easy to entertain. You can relax after a long day & enjoy a BBQ on the back deck, or go for a swim in the pool on those long summer evenings. You’ll find vaulted ceilings & plenty of windows making this home bright & cheery. The master suite offers a sliding door to a back deck. 2 Car garage, fully fenced backyard & shed.

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Holidays~A continuation from yesterday of Kid Friendly Jokes

What did the dog breeder get when she crossed an Irish Setter with a Pointer at Christmastime?
A “pointsetter”!

What do sheep say to each other at Christmastime?
Merry Christmas to ewe!

What do sheep say to shepherds at Christmastime?
Season’s Bleatings!

How do sheep say Merry Christmas in Mexico?
Fleece Navidad!

How do Chihuahua’s say Merry Christmas?
Fleas Navidog!

What’s the best thing to put into Christmas dinner?
Your teeth!

Why should Christmas dinner always be well done?
So you can say “Merry Crispness”!

Countdown to Christmas and spotlight on homes~ December 21st

You know I never thought Index was an actual city in Snohomish County I thought more of a town and was surprised to see in the Snohomish County list of cities. I would have thought I would see Maltby before I saw Index. Well you learn something every day!

INDEX- $79,000-4.3 Acres of beautiful forestry surrounds this outdoorsmens retreat. newer metal roof, carpet and floors. Minutes away-walking distance to Skykomish River waterfalls and close to Stevens pass ski resort. Bring your imagination & make this cabin your own.

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Holidays~ Kid friendly Christmas jokes.

A definition of Christmas:
The time when everyone gets “Santa”-mental.

What’s red, white and blue at Christmas time?
A sad candy cane!

What did one Christmas cracker say to the other Christmas cracker?
My POP is bigger than yours!

Knock Knock.
Who’s there?
Donut who?
Donut open ’til Christmas!

What do you call an elf who steals gift wrap from the rich and gives it to the poor?
Ribbon Hood!

What comes at the end of Christmas Day?
The letter “Y”!

What do angry mice send to each other in December?
Cross mouse cards!

What’s the difference between the Christmas alphabet and the ordinary alphabet?
The Christmas alphabet has “no EL”!

What did Adam say on the day before Christmas?
It’s Christmas, Eve!

What happens if you eat too many Christmas decorations?
You get “Tinsel”-itis!

“Do you ever buy any Christmas Seals?”
“No, I wouldn’t know how to feed them.”

What is the best key to get at Christmas?
A turkey!

What’s the best thing to give your parents for Christmas?
A list of everything you want!

Why is it so cold at Christmas?
Because it’s in Decembrrrr!

What kind of Christmas tree comes from Hawaii?
“O Tanning Palms”!

What do wild animals sing at Christmastime?
Jungle bells, jungle bells, jungle all the way!

What’s the favourite Christmas Carol of new parents?
Silent Night!

Where do mistletoe go to become famous?
“Holly” wood!

What did one Christmas light say to the other Christmas light?
You light me up!

Countdown to Christmas and spotlight on homes~ December 20th

Wow only 5 days left folks are you done with everything and relaxing relishing in the fact that you are ahead of the game? Well, me neither but I keep trying!

Granite Falls– $239,950 Wow! Amazing home- Amazing shop! Beautiful one level home with open and bright layout nestled atop huge 1922 sq. ft. garage/shop! Kitchen w/Stainless Steel Appl’s/Gas Range Brkfst Bar. Custom 5 piece master bath w/2 walk in closets, cozy gas fireplace. Open & bright layout w/bay windows, slider to back deck. Bonus rm! Garage is designed w/non-support wall which could be opened to huge shop. On-Q Panel,9’Ceil’s,Wood Trim, Hardiplank Siding. Partial Mtn Views! Nicely landscaped w/mature plants.

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HOLIDAYS~ Have you cleaned out the kids room? I have and gave away a lot of old toys that they just don’t play with anymore. If you want some great ideas for giving to those in need check out this link. Give New Life to Your Old Toys This Holiday Season.

Countdown to Christmas and spotlight on homes~ December 19th

Stanwood- $489,000 Mini farm, horse ranch, covered parking for lots of cars? This could be just right for you. 19.6 acres with well maintained farmhouse. 3 bedrooms 1 bath. Energy efficient heat pump. Also wood stove in basement. Square footage does not include unfinished basement. Classic older barn is a real charmer. Large pole building (approximately 48×60) Property is fenced and primarily pasture except the NW corner has a nice grove of trees. Nice view of Cascades and Mount Baker.

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Holidays~ Baking this weekend? This might come in handy. Conversions and substitutes so you don’t have to run to the store… again.


Countdown to Christmas and spotlight on homes~ December 18th

Darrington- $175,000~Price reduction on this remodeled rambler! This is a move in ready home with 3 bedrooms & 2 baths. Custom cabinets, new counter tops w/glass backsplash. New windows, floor coverings such as tile in the kitchen, new carpet in the bedrooms, beautiful laminate in the living room, dining room, & entry. The bathrooms have new vanities w/granite. Glass slider to large deck which looks out to an unobstructed view of Whitehorse Mt. Yard is fully fenced w/RV parking and alley access. Close to schools.


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Holidays~ We love to have fun and enjoy ourselves on the holidays and sometimes that means we over do it. I am in awe of a local tow company and what they are doing to help this Holiday Season if you have a “bit too much” No one has any excuse do drink and drive. If you need them they are there and please pass it around!!

This is from their Facebook page– “Good evening friends, I am sad to report that the last few weekends we have seen a huge up swing in DUI’S, And we here at American towing have a VERY firm stance and on driving impaired, DON’T! Now through the first of the year, on every Friday and Saturday night, as well as Christmas eve, and New Years eve, 8 pm thru 3am, if you have had too much to drink, we will tow your car home FREE OF CHARGE, this is good from Marysville to Lynnwood, please, there is no excuse, DON’T DRIVE UNDER THE INFLUENCE, we ask that if you can afford to, tip the driver, as they are donating their time to get people home safe, please feel free to share this! American towing, 425 355 7212.

Countdown to Christmas and spotlight on homes~ December 17th

Okay Seahawk fans have I got a treat for you! I found a sweet gift today for us fans and a great way to help a local entrepreneur. I met this guy on Facebook and he makes these great tea light holders. I picked 2 up today and can I just say… LOVE!  Handmade and sell for $11! He is right up in Arlington and would love to sell some more to help supplement his income.

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This great deal is your Holiday countdown tip. What a great gift!

Now of course for our spotlight on a home for sale.

Lake Stevens- $319,950~Tucked away on a quiet, country road not far from shopping, parks, or major highways making for easy commuting. This 1,955sqft home is on 0.44 usable acres. A 28 x 36 shop with additional attached carport, making the opportunities endless. A newer roof, exterior paint, interior upgrades & new windows are some of the homes features! Cozy up to the wood-burning stove in the family room or relax in the spacious living room, this home has both! large kitchen, flooded with natural light. A must see!

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Happy Holidays!

Countdown to Christmas and spotlight on homes~ December 16th

Snohomish is a city rich in history and deeply committed to both the idea and the practice of building a strong community. This wonderful and quaint town is in our spotlight today with a great home for sale.

Snohomish- $329,000-Great location in beautiful Snohomish. Minutes to town, great cul-de-sac location, over 1800 square feet w/vaulted ceilings on the main floor & master suite. Updated bathrooms, new kitchen & bathroom countertops and flooring. Large windows fill this home w/ light, great kitchen , large laundry room, warm inviting living room w/pellet insert, dining room ,lower level family room w/ slider to the backyard. Two decks one covered and one off the master. Must see home! Hurry, rare find.

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Holidays– Some known and maybe unknown facts about Christmas.

Christmas Day is celebrated on December 25th of each year. It is the day Christians celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. The word “Christmas” means “Christ’s Mass” – derived from the English term “Christes masse”. There are many different customs and traditions around the world. American customs come from many places. Santa Claus has a Dutch origin. He was developed from St. Nicholas who was a real person. St. Nicholas, was the patron saint of school boys. He brought gifts to the children. The idea that Santa Claus comes down the chimney originated in Norway, where children hang Christmas stockings on the fireplace mantel. Christmas trees have pagan origins. When pagans became Christian, they used evergreens (a sacred tree) for the holiday by decorating them with nuts and candles. They sang Christmas carols as they danced around the Christmas tree.

Christmas Cards
For many years, private notes of good tidings were sent at Christmas time. In 1843, Sir Henry Cole had 1000 special designed cards printed. The custom of sending Christmas cards began.

Countdown to Christmas and spotlight on homes~ December 15th

Well a bit behind but after Thursdays storm my computer was seriously acting up and I ended having my I.T gal take it and clean it all up. Apparently I had one nasty virus. No wonder it was acting so slow!

Mukilteo- $599,880 New Home! Over 3,000 sq feet of spacious living, enjoy the open concept throughout the main floor from kitchen to great room, separate eating space, den/office and guest bedroom on main level with 3/4 bath. Bonus room great for activities, 3 additional bedrooms, utilities and a master suite that will have you sold! His and hers closets, 5 piece master bath and plenty of living space throughout. Oversized 3 car garage, covered patio, Mukilteo Schools, close to freeways, the list goes on!

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HOLIDAYS~ Can you give one of these pets a home? Mukilteo has great walking area and the beach is a great place to walk a furry friend!

Are you considering a pet for Christmas? Its a big responsibility but if you are please consider our local shelter. There are so many great and sweet pets that desperately need a home and sometimes we need them more then they need us. If you are fortunate enough to be able to provide a forever home to a pet you wont regret it!

Thank you

Countdown to Christmas and spotlight on homes~ December 13th

Here we are at December 13th I hope you have your tree, its all decorated and all your shopping is done. I’m not done but my wish is that you are!

The home today we have on spotlight just hit the market today and it is one of my new listings. Great home, great location and a great deal.

Arlington (Smokey Point)- $279,950 Lots of room to entertain in this beautiful turn key condition home w/sunset view. Gorgeous hardwoods on main. Large open bright kitchen w/island, skylight & pantry. Formal frnt room w/vaulted ceilings, large fam room w/bragging rights for a high-tech surround system. Grand Master suite w/private 5 pc bath & walk-in closet. Gas heat, Gas fireplace & A/C! All new paint, carpet & updated baths. Room to roam on a 10/890 sq. lot backing to greenbelt. Large 2 car garage w/new garage doors. I am also giving the lucky buyer a Home Warranty.


Holidays~ Frugal Finds Under $20 Unique gifts you really can afford.

Have a great weekend!