Seattle Retired - What's next?

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The thoughts of Glenn Roberts about active retired life in Seattle
RECENT BLOG POSTS
Ravenna-Roosevelt March 2011 Market Report There were 8 closings of residential property in the Ravenna and Roosevelt neighborhoods of Seattle during March. That is up from 5 last month and reflects that more of the 19 pendings from last month have made into the closed category. Active listings w...
04/02/2011
My I have a dream momentA post by David Ames made me think about how much we all rely on the Internet as we move through the day. Recently my wife and I bought bikes and so we needed a bike rack to haul the bikes around with the car (Riding in city traffic is not her thing...nor mine). First of a...
03/31/2011
A few weeks ago I reblogged some interesting information Mack blogged about, concerning multiunit sales in Seattle recently. A few days later Kathleen Doler sent me an email asking for a phone interview. Kathleen writes for Investors Business Daily and her article Are Small Apartment Buildings A ...
03/31/2011
The Ravenna Park Traffic Circle (Naomi Circle) redo is nearing completion. Back in the fall of 2009 Sue had an idea and the neighborhood agreed. The English Ivy and a few trees added little to the neighborhood.  Pulling out 30+ year old ivy by the roots is no mean feat. But we persisted. With a g...
03/30/2011
I was reading the Seattle Times (in newsprint format) this morning while eating my breakfast. And since this is Wednesday I anticipated the "FOOD" section would have something interesting. Keep in mind, this is the age when fast food emporiums are taken to task for the high fat content of the mea...
03/30/2011
    Lisa comes from a family with a real estate background. Her mother Mary Wallace was a mentor for me years ago at Lake and Company. Now Lisa holds her own with anyone in a multiple offer situation, on a listing presentatioin, or in the three heats of a triathlon. Today she posted for the firs...
03/25/2011
We have just launced a video only blog on a WordPress site. I'd like to share my efforts here. Marjie and I will be promoting businesses in the Roosevelt and Ravenna neighborhoods of Seattle. These are businesses we frequent and we hope to encourage local residents as well as visitors to do the s...
03/21/2011
The Escalation Clause in Washington StateA post by Cynthia Larsen, Can you find out how much the other buyer has offered? has inspired this post. In the comments I discovered, to my surprise, that many brokers had not dealt with escalation clauses. There were opinions about disclosure, and ethics...
03/16/2011
Book Review: Beyond ReasonBeyond Reason, Using Emotions as you Negotiate,  by Roger Fisher and Daniel Shapiro is an important book for every Realtor® to have in their library, or at least, on their Kindle. In an earlier post I wrote about types and styles of negotiating in How Do You Negotiate? T...
03/14/2011
“What has Active Rain done for me?” That is one of two questions I’ll attempt to answer. The other is, “What has the community of Active Rain agents done for me?” I joined Active Rain March 26, 2009 and made 4 comments and posted one article during the rest of 2009. A lost beginning. Then in Janu...
03/12/2011
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