Highlands (Renton, WA)
By Jana Schmidt, Jana L. Schmidt
(John L. Scott Renton)
Managing credit is tricky. You need to open and maintain accounts to show prospective lenders your trustworthy of managing credit, yet if you open too many at once, they may judge your harshly for it. Opening new accounts shortly before or duing your mortage application process can derail your entire home buying plans and dreams. It's critical to discuss any new credit applications with your mortgage broker or lender before giving permission for someone to run your credit.I once bought some new clothes at Nordstrom's and at the check out was informed I could save up to $80 dollars by opening a department store credit line. I wasn't in the market to buy a home at the time, so I went ahead and took advantage of the opprotunity to save a little money. I noticed a couple months later that i...
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By Rene Fabre, Marketing in the Digital Age
(First American Title)
We lived in the Renton Highlands in the 1950’s. Our neighborhood, The Projects, was up on the east hill and made up of little look alike government homes that were built in the early 1940s for the amazing influx of people who came here to work at Boeing and Paccar during World War II.After the war they were available for purchase and Mom and Dad bought our first home in 1950/51 for about $1,000. I’m sure its size (about 750 square feet) and there being three energetic young boys in residence had a lot to do with the amount of time we spent outdoors. But then again it was the 1950’s and most kids in the Pacific Northwest grew up outside. In the rain. ;O)I don’t remember much about those early days. Just a few fleeting memories like the time I jumped off the top of the monkey bars as supe...
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By Rene Fabre, Marketing in the Digital Age
(First American Title)
Among a few fond memories I have of the later 1950’s (I was just a young'n then) is the advertising in magazines, newspapers and on television. We were all going to live a wonderful modern life with amazing products that would bring us every convenience. We'd see the USA in a Chevrolet and take in the rugged west like a cowboy in Marlboro Country. If we didn’t feel so good we had Alka-Seltzer for speedy results and eased our tensions with Beech-Nut Gum, always a refreshing peppermint flavor.  We paused for a refresher with Coca Cola, it's a natural! And ate Rowntree’s Fruit Gums, because they were long lasting and you can taste the fruit! Van Heusen Century shirts never wrinkled, ever. We stayed regular with all-vegetable Nature’s Remedy, it made the difference! And Dad, always pleasant...
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By Rene Fabre, Marketing in the Digital Age
(First American Title)
Throwback Thursdays... The Easter Shirt. Our first home was in the Renton Highlands, referred to by locals back then as 'the projects'. These little homes were mass built in the early 1940’s during World War II to house the families that moved here to build airplanes at Boeing... This was taken in the Spring of 1956 just before Easter. I’m wearing one of the shirts that Mom made for the three of us boys that year, just for the occasion. Funny, I’ve come full circle. My haircut and glasses look almost the same now as they did back then. Mom and Dad bought this little home in late 1951, early 1952. If memory serves me right they paid around $1,200 for it. In 1958 we moved across town to the Earlington Neighborhood on the west side of Renton.
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By Rene Fabre, Marketing in the Digital Age
(First American Title)
Kisses for Jimi... I had the good fortune to see Jimi Hendrix perform live four times. The first was at the Eagles Auditorium in Seattle in 1967, then two times at the Seattle Center Coliseum in 1968 and 69, and finally at Sicks Stadium (in the rain) on July 26, 1970. The Jimi Hendrix Memorial is at the Greenwood Memorial Park Cemetery in Renton, Washington. It’s just a couple of miles from where I live. I drive by often because it’s on my way to and from the Eastside. (Newcastle, Bellevue, Issaquah, etc.) A lot of my family friends and neighbors who’ve passed are also here at Greenwood. I stop by on occasion and holidays to say hello, give thanks, pay my respects, and sometimes drop by to say hello to Jimi. No matter the season, I have never visited the Jimi Hendrix Memorial without se...
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By Rene Fabre, Marketing in the Digital Age
(First American Title)
I met Dan back in 1965, I was 15. It was the summer before my sophomore year at Renton High. I don’t remember details except John, a bass player I knew, invited me to a party across town in Sierra Heights. The band I was in just broke up. Well, that’s how they put it, but actually I think I got the boot because they regrouped in the fall and I didn’t get the call. Anyhow, a jam session sounded fun. John was a little older than me and had a car. When we arrived there were already a dozen or so in the open garage (mostly girls!) listening to records. I could see a drum kit back in the corner so we unloaded our amps and guitars and headed in. It was immediately apparent that Dan and I had a lot in common. We were the same height, which was kinda short by local standards, and the both of us...
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By Gary McNinch, Broker, Renton WA Real Estate
(Better Properties Real Estate)
  Schedule a Showing/Request Info Search All Homes For Sale Renton Homes For Sale Kennydale Homes For Sale Newcastle Homes For Sale Homes Close to Where You Work What is Your Home Worth?   Gary McNinch Better Properties Real Estate 206-696-2329 Questions?Schedule a Showing! MLS#: 529872   Licensed In:WA License #:WA DOL 2365 Information valid for the date of this posting only. Please contact us for the most current information and status of this property. 4309 SE 1st Place Renton, Washington Scan with your smartphone & take me with you. Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Virtual Tour Print Brochure       +++Best Buy In The Neighborhood+++ $ Click for current price 3 BEDROOMS 3 BATHROOMS ( 2 full, 1 half ) 1970 Square Feet Great Home In The Renton Highlands Three bedroom Plus Den (...
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