May 12, 2018
Seattle Maritime Festival: Family Fun Day features boat tours, walk-on tugboats, a boat parade, Coast Guard demonstrations, kids’ activities, a fireboat display, music, and a chowder cookoff with samples for sale at Seattle Maritime Academy in Ballard. Free.
Opening Day of Boating Season sponsored by Seattle Yacht Club
Lake Union, Ship Canal, Lake Washington
What can my CIPS designation do for my clients?
Global transactions are significantly different and more complex than domestic deals. From currency issues and financing to visa and tax laws, working with a REALTOR® who knows how to handle these differences can make or break a real estate transaction. Because of these nuances, it is essential to work with a knowledgeable and trusted professional, such as Laurie Way, a CIPS designee.
What is the CIPS Designation?
A Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) designee has undergone specialized training to complete global transactions seamlessly and with reduced risk
The CIPS designation is the only international designation recognized by the National Association of REALTORS®. Only REALTORS® who have completed the coursework and demonstrated considerable experience in global business can call themselves a CIPS designee, and use the name and logo.
My certification is valuable because I have training in:
- Currency and exchange rate issues
- Cross-cultural relationships
- Regional market conditions
- Investment performance
- Tax issues
I can now help clients do business in over 45 countries, and ensure that the client will receive the same level of service no matter where the real estate transaction is.**
**Resources: National Association of Realtors Website.
OPEN HOUSE: SUNDAY JANUARY 14TH 1-4 PM
2517 Yale Ave E, Seattle 98102-3207
Watch the seaplanes land on Lake Union as you sip your morning coffee. Gaze at the iconic Space Needle from one of two decks in this spacious luxury townhome. Chefs kitchen boasts Sub-Zero, Viking and Bosch appliances. Laundry & ensuite bath for both bedrooms. Central A/C. Garage. Fenced patio/garden. Space off master bedroom could be office or nursery. Minutes to Amazon, freeways, UW, many restaurants. 2 blocks to Lake Union.
2 BEDROOM | 2.5 BATHROOMS
2,259 SF| GAS FIREPLACE
Please join me for my client appreciation event on Saturday May 20th, 2017!
Who: YOU! That’s who!
What: Client Appreciation- Bring your old electronics and any documents you would like to have securely shredded! Dante’s Hot Dogs will be provided, and free parking is available! Stop by and say HI!
When: Saturday May 20th, 2017 10:00AM- 1:00PM
Where: 1200 Westlake Avenue North, Seattle WA 98109 Parking Validated in the lower paid lot!
Why: Because I love my clients!
Looks like South Lake Union is going to get a new market! Uwajimaya is going to open a smaller market, that will focus on fresh seafood and authentic Asian flavors!
This boutique specialty food store will feature local and international products, as well as graband-go bites inspired by the sea. The store will boast a live tank teeming with crab, lobster and oysters, in addition to a master fishmonger to assist with the selection of the perfect fillet or sashimi cut. Construction on Kai Market at 400 Fairview is scheduled to begin this fall and is expected to be open to the public in early 2017.
“Kai Market is about options. The lunch crowd can stop in for a hand-crafted bento box in the dining area, while the after-work crowd can take home fresh seafood and a carefully curated selection of quality Asian products for which Uwajimaya is known,” said Denise Moriguchi, President of Uwajimaya Inc. “We were excited to try something new and loved the idea of a store with a smaller, more intimate footprint in a growing, vibrant neighborhood like South Lake Union.”
The Alaskan Way viaduct will be closed from 6 am to 6 pm both Saturday and Sunday this weekend. The DOT is conducting it’s semi-annual inspection. This will include both decks between Battery Street and Spokane Street. According to the WSDOT:
During the closure, Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) and city of Seattle crews will inspect the structure for settlement and perform routine maintenance and preservation work such as: Applying a protective covering to exposed rebar; servicing drainage systems and traffic cameras; washing the walls of the Battery Street Tunnel and inspecting its lighting and ventilation systems; and restriping the roadway.
WSDOT will release preliminary inspection results by Friday, Oct. 22.
Those of us around Lake Union use the viaduct often so be aware and be careful this weekend!
So the facts are really sketchy right now but I’m reading on different news sites such as KOMO and Seattle Times that a body of a man was found early this morning in a construction zone around 1000 Valley St. That is right around the entrance to the Reserve Center driveway. The first reports said that the police got a call of “shots fired” about midnight but they found nothing even though they questioned people at a private party nearby. Apparently, a passerby saw a man that was “unresponsive” and called the police around 3 am. They declared him dead upon their arrival. Currently no description, identity or details are being released but I did hear that it is being considered a homicide.