Refresh Your Home’s Curb Appeal
Living in Greater Seattle Blog
by Milaina West
1M ago
Just in Time for Spring! Spring Clean Your Exterior Clean windows and gutters, and pressure wash driveways. Inspect for wear and tear after the harsh winter. Prioritize restoring what you already have, so that you have a fair evaluation of what’s needed. Create a Welcoming Entryway Paint your front door a bright and welcoming color to give your whole home a facelift. Planters on either side filled with tulips or other annuals are a great way to welcome spring into your home. Fix Up the Garage While the front door is key for giving your house a facelift, the garage and any side entrances deser ..read more
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New American Dream TV Episode: Exploring Historic Everett, Washington
Living in Greater Seattle Blog
by Milaina West
1M ago
As a host for American Dream TV, I’ll be taking you around Seattle to beautiful homes, the best restaurants and breweries, and sharing all the hidden gems in the emerald city. Come along as I show you around some historic spots in Everett, Washington! The post New American Dream TV Episode: Exploring Historic Everett, Washington appeared first on Living in Greater Seattle ..read more
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Protect Your Home From Freezing Temperatures
Living in Greater Seattle Blog
by Milaina West
2M ago
Defend your home against the elements with these tips: Guard Your Water Pipes Disconnect and store any garden hoses as the weather begins to turn cold. Then, shut off the water to your outdoor faucets, drain the lines, and insulate the hose bibs. Seal Holes and Cracks Purchase a can of foam insulation and close up small holes. Then, use weather stripping, spray foam insulation, or caulking to remedy any cracks around your doors and windows. Add Insulation Prevent your pipes from freezing and keep your house warmer by making sure your home has adequate insulation. This includes insulating your ..read more
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10 Easy Ways to Save Money & Energy in Your Home
Living in Greater Seattle Blog
by Milaina West
3M ago
by Nick Gromicko, CMI®, Ben Gromicko, and Kenton Shepard  Many people don’t know how easy it is to make their homes run on less energy, and here at InterNACHI®, we want to change that.  Drastic reductions in heating, cooling and electricity costs can be accomplished through very simple changes, most of which homeowners can do themselves. Of course, for homeowners who want to take advantage of the most up-to-date knowledge and systems in home energy efficiency, InterNACHI® energy auditors can perform in-depth testing to find the best energy solutions for your home.  Why make your ..read more
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I’m a New Host of The American Dream TV Show!
Living in Greater Seattle Blog
by Milaina West
6M ago
I am REALLY excited to share this important news with you! I have been selected to host a national TV show, with EMMY nominated producers, about Real Estate, Lifestyle, and Community representing Seattle WA. This is a very unique opportunity for a select few and I am honored to be a part of representing Seattle. This is a real show, not some fake reality show, and focused on positivity and the stories of our neighborhoods. Get this, the show in other markets has already been nominated for an EMMY. The show will be airing on CABLE, Amazon Fire, Apple TV, and Roku. A lot will happen on social ..read more
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Halloween Fun Near Stanwood
Living in Greater Seattle Blog
by Milaina West
6M ago
Happy Halloween! Enjoy the season or the big night at one of these spooky events: Ghouls Night Out – Halloween Trick-or-Treating Spooktacular! Where: Downtown Stanwood | 271st ST NW When: Tuesday, October 31st | 2pm – 5pm Need To Know: Candy, music and much more! Enjoy a fun, free and safe evening in Downtown Stanwood with all your friends and family. Halloween Trick-or-Treat Night Where: Downtown Edmonds When: Tuesday, October 31st | 5pm – 7pm Need To Know: Shops and storefronts around Fifth Avenue and Main Street in downtown Edmonds dole out candy to costumed kids on Halloween! Nile Night ..read more
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Haunted Places in Seattle
Living in Greater Seattle Blog
by Milaina West
6M ago
Seattle, like many cities, has its fair share of haunted places and spooky legends. Here are a few places in Seattle with reputations for being haunted:  The Moore Theatre: This historic theater, built in 1907, is rumored to be haunted by a ghost known as “The Pink Lady.” Legend has it that she’s a performer who died in the building and continues to haunt the theater, occasionally appearing as a pink mist. Kell’s Irish Pub: Located in Pike Place Market, Kell’s is said to be inhabited by the ghost of a woman who died in a fire in the 1800s. Staff and patrons have reported strange occurren ..read more
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Autumn Home Maintenance Tips
Living in Greater Seattle Blog
by Milaina West
7M ago
As we transition from summer to fall, add these tips into your home maintenance routine: Driveways: Check driveway/walkways for cracks that can worsen in the winter when water is likely to seep in and freeze, causing them to expand. Fireplace: Even if you only occasionally use your fireplace, you should check for damage, hazards, and flue blockage. HVAC System: Before firing up the heat, call in a specialist to calibrate the thermostat, tighten electrical connections and lubricate parts to prevent wear and tear. Filters should be changed when dust and debris builds up. Lawn: Raking leaves and ..read more
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Time for Happy Hour
Living in Greater Seattle Blog
by Milaina West
8M ago
Enjoy your next happy hour at one of these local spots in Snohomish County: Hidden Vine Bistro Hours: Tuesday – Thursday | 11am – 9pm Friday & Saturday | 11am – 10pm Location: 17317 27th Ave NE, Marysville Contact: 425.422.0155 Rustic Cork Hours: Tuesday – Thursday | 3pm – 9pm Friday | 3pm – 10pm Saturday | 10am – 10pm Sunday | 10am – 2pm Location: 901 Frontier Cir E, Lake Stevens Contact: 425.263.9616 Kelnero Hours: Sunday – Thursday | 4pm – 10pm Friday | 4pm – 12am Saturday | 3pm – 12am Location: 545 Main St, Edmonds Contact: 425.967.5687 Wine By The BayHours: Wednesday – Saturday | 12p ..read more
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Benefits to having Professional Guidance
Living in Greater Seattle Blog
by Milaina West
8M ago
Navigating the process of buying or selling a home can be overwhelming, prompting many to seek assistance from a real estate agent. While some may question the necessity of an agent, there are many advantages to having a professional guide you through this journey! Expertise and Insights Real estate agents have extensive knowledge and expertise in their field, particularly regarding the local housing market. They can offer invaluable insights into current market conditions, pricing trends, and the amenities of various neighborhoods.  Access to Listings Real estate agents have access to an ..read more
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