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By Rene Fabre, Marketing in the Digital Age
(First American Title)
Comments 17
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 i...

By Rene Fabre, Marketing in the Digital Age
(First American Title)
Comments 11
Update: The Library Over The River We’re starting to see some real progress on the Renton Library over Cedar River this Friday, the first day of Spring 2015. The new roof is up and sheathing curtains cover the outside walls. The new wall is nearing finishing touches on the north side of the build...

By Rene Fabre, Marketing in the Digital Age
(First American Title)
Comments 18
Friday's Fotos: Where’s the Monitor? I just finished up an appointment in old downtown Renton last week and walking back to my truck I stopped to look into the windows of a few antique stores. It’s funny what comes to mind. Even though typewriters like this one were old and relics from another ag...

By Rene Fabre, Marketing in the Digital Age
(First American Title)
Comments 9
Now that it’s daylight savings time it’s not so dark yet but the shadows are long this Monday evening (March 9th) as I pass Saint Anthony Parish in Renton on my way home at 6:30 pm. In just a day or two trees are blooming everywhere and the late light this evening seems to cast a glow on the fres...

By Rene Fabre, Marketing in the Digital Age
(First American Title)
Comments 6
I swung by the Whistle Stop Ale House in old downtown Renton last Friday evening to see some long time friends. I got a birthday text from Dave on Wednesday with an invite, “Stop by and we’ll buy you a B’day drink. John and I and the guys will be playing from 6:00 to 8:30 pm. Should be fun!” Norm...

By Rene Fabre, Marketing in the Digital Age
(First American Title)
Comments 16
I was listening to  NPR's TED Radio Hour with Guy Raz. I love this series and one of my favorite episodes played March 6, 2015 titled, Solve For X. In one of the segments Roz is talking to Randall Munroe about using math. Munroe, trying to make math interesting to a high school class had an epiph...

By Rene Fabre, Marketing in the Digital Age
(First American Title)
Comments 7
Hey Venus, Oh Venus... It's after work and just before sunset last Monday on March 2, 2015 and I'm driving up the hill into my condo campus at Sunset Ridge in Renton, Washington. It's been another beautiful early Spring day and the moon, just 3 days shy of full, is very big and bright in the east...

By Rene Fabre, Marketing in the Digital Age
(First American Title)
Comments 34
If I wear a mask, what can I expect from social media?  I’m no Einstein, but it is my career teaching social media marketing everyday to real estate professionals for the First American Title Real Estate School of Washington. I also do a little moonlighting and teach an evening class at Bellevue ...

By Colleen Fischesser Northwest Property Shop, A Tradition of Trust in the Pacific NW since 1990!
(RE/MAX Advantage | Managing Broker)
Comments 4
Renton Homes Sold in 2014 Residential Home sales throughout Renton, WA remained strong in 2014 totaling just over 1600 for single family units. The least expensive home sold went for $95,000 for a fixer on Talbot Hill. The most expensive was a property on the shores of Lake Washington which close...

By Rene Fabre, Marketing in the Digital Age
(First American Title)
Comments 10
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By Colleen Fischesser Northwest Property Shop, A Tradition of Trust in the Pacific NW since 1990!
(RE/MAX Advantage | Managing Broker)
Comments 2
Kennydale Home Sold and it's their first home!  It's always rewarding to work with buyers who are looking for their first home. Helping them navigate the process (and it is a process) to the point where we are turning over the keys is always a highlight of our week!  Finally, settling into their ...

By Rene Fabre, Marketing in the Digital Age
(First American Title)
Comments 11
Merry Christmas from 1956 with the Fabre's... I remember this day with so much fondness. In early mid November of 1956 with Mom and Dad, my brothers Steve & Terry and cousin James Freeman at John and Jane Giuliani’s to record... We’re making a record to send to Grandma and Grandpa Larson and all ...

By Rene Fabre, Marketing in the Digital Age
(First American Title)
Comments 16
Back in the day, growing up in Renton, I remember Sunday drives in Grandpa’s 1949 Chevy Businessman’s Coupe. Leaving the Highlands, heading east for Issaquah I’d see the sign, “Renton, population 12,000.” As it turns out, we didn’t need to move to the big city, it came to us. Renton is now about ...

By Rene Fabre, Marketing in the Digital Age
(First American Title)
Comments 15
As I'm going through this week and believe me, it doesn't escape me that the hustle and bustle of the holidays are in full force! Time is flying! It seems every 15 minutes the day is gone and it's time for bed. Then 15 minutes later the alarm goes off and OMG!, we gotta make this day happen! I th...

By Rene Fabre, Marketing in the Digital Age
(First American Title)
Comments 9
It was wonderful to have a little extra free time over the Thanksgiving weekend. I’ve been working on several different videos. Some for work, others just for fun. As anyone who plays with video knows, depending how intricate you’re going to get with clips and audio, it’s easy to edit yourself in...

By Rene Fabre, Marketing in the Digital Age
(First American Title)
Comments 8
Back in 2010 our Renton Library, The Library over the River, became part of the King County Library System. Many of us Rentonites were quite upset over this because we lost control and the county wanted to close it and build a new library in the heart of downtown Renton about 4 blocks west of its...

By Rene Fabre, Marketing in the Digital Age
(First American Title)
Comments 19
This was 15 years ago. We spent the day at the Puyallup Fair (The Washington State Fair) in Puyallup, Washington... We just had to stop by one of those photo booths and have our Pioneer Family photo taken. I am so blessed with wonderful kids. They’ve all grown up to be such talented wonderful hum...

By Rene Fabre, Marketing in the Digital Age
(First American Title)
Comments 25
I was making my usual Saturday rounds running errands, a stop at Fred Meyer for a few groceries, dropped off my shirts at the Renton Cleaning Center and a quick stop at McLendon Hardware to get a few things I needed for a weekend project. As I was walking back to my car I couldn’t miss this big o...

By Rene Fabre, Marketing in the Digital Age
(First American Title)
Comments 18
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 i...

By Rene Fabre, Marketing in the Digital Age
(First American Title)
Comments 10
Dad'isms... The world according to Dad. A busy week and Friday too, but I took a few moments here and there throughout the day to think about my Dad and his upcoming birthday. He'd be 93 this coming August 18th. Then it hit me, "Geez, it's been 16 years since you passed back in 1998." How'd that ...

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