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2017 NW Flower & Garden Show

The Northwest Flower & Garden Show 

Experience the “Taste of Spring” at the 2017 Northwest Flower & Garden Show! Get ideas for your own garden with 20+ full-scale display gardens, renowned speakers, 350+ exhibitors, patio/small space exhibits, and much more. There’s something for every size, style, & skill level.

February 22-26th, 2017 
at the Washington State Convention Center in downtown Seattle.

A limited number of tickets are available at the Windermere Greenwood office at 311 N. 85th St, in Seattle. All you need to do is call or email your Windermere Greenwood Real Estate Broker now and we will reserve a ticket for you.

Posted on January 10, 2017 at 12:44 pm
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Batten Down the Hatches! Winter Storm Preparations

The National Weather Service has predicted that the Pacific Northwest may see gale force winds and 4 inches of rain when the remnants of Typhoon Songda hits the coast Thursday afternoon through the weekend. We might expect urban flooding, high winds power failures and falling tree limbs.

Take these steps to get ready:

  • Create an emergency preparedness kit with at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food and water for your home and office. Kits prepared for vehicle road travel and winter weather evacuation go-kits are also advised.
  • Don’t forget to have food/water for your pets!
  • Make a plan with your family and those who depend on you.
  • Stay informed and know the weather approaching so you are prepared for whatever Mother Nature throws our way.
Posted on October 13, 2016 at 12:36 pm
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2016 NW Flower & Garden Show

 

The Northwest Flower & Garden Show

Experience everything gardening and get ideas for your own garden. Show gardens, seminars, shopping, & family fun. February 17-21, 2016 at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle.

The region’s top Garden Creators are embracing the show-wide “America The Beautiful” theme — and there will be more eye-popping color than ever with 23 full scale themed gardens to inspire you!

As a valued client, we would like to purchase your tickets to the exhibition. ($15 per ticket value). A limited number of tickets are available at my office at 311 N. 85th St, in Seattle. All you need to do is call or email your Windermere Greenwood real estate broker now and we will reserve them for you.
Limit 2 tickets per person.

 

Posted on January 10, 2016 at 12:47 am
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2nd Half 2015 Property Taxes Due

Reminder: King County residents who pay their property taxes themselves, rather than through their mortgage lender, should pay their second half of 2015 property taxes by Saturday, October 31st.

King County residents who pay their property taxes themselves, rather than through their mortgage lender, should circle Halloween (Saturday, October 31st) on their calendar. The second half of 2015 property taxes are due on that date.

After October 31, interest charges and penalties will be added to the tax bill. To make the process easier, King County provides several ways for property owners to pay their taxes quickly and conveniently.

Tax payments can be made:

  • By mail if postmarked no later than Oct. 31, 2015. Taxpayers should include their tax statement and write the property tax account number on their check or money order. Cash should never be sent through the mail.
  • Online using King County’s convenient, secure online eTax application. Taxpayers may pay accounts with a credit card or an electronic debit from a checking account called an “eCheck.”
  • In person by Friday, October 30th at the King County Administration Building, Suite 600 – Treasury Operations, located at 500 Fourth Ave. in Seattle. Treasury Operations is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • At King County Community Service Centers if paid by check for the exact amount due. Taxpayers can find the address, phone number, and operating hours of the center in their area by visiting www.kingcounty.gov/CSC.

The online option provides immediate payment confirmation for current year or delinquent year(s) property tax bills. To pay online or view property tax information, taxpayers can visit www.kingcounty.gov/propertytax.

For questions about missing tax statements or other tax payment information, contact King County Treasury Operations online or by calling (206) 296-0923.

Information on senior citizen exemption and deferral programs can be obtained from the King County Assessor’s Office by calling (206) 296-3920.

Posted on October 27, 2015 at 10:07 am
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Rental Registration & Inspection Ordinance (RRIO) Class

Do you own rental property in the city of Seattle? Learn about the new Rental Registration & Inspection Ordinance (RRIO) at a class hosted by Windermere Greenwood on Monday, October 19th. Seating is limited. Please call 206-527-5250 or email greenwood@windermere.com

Rental Registration & Inspection Ordinance (RRIO)
You are cordially invited to attend an invitational meeting to inform you about RRIO registration requirements for Seattle rental property owners.
Windermere Greenwood is hosting the event 
Monday, October 19th from 5:30pm to 7pm 
311 N 85th St Seattle, WA 98103
Your speakers are John Laswell with Laswell Home Inspections and Ann Ashford with Windermere Property Management. Appetizers served… Hope to see you there! 

Seating is limited. Please RSVP to 206-527-5250 or greenwood@windermere.com

Posted on October 12, 2015 at 9:04 am
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NW Flower & Garden Show

Spring will be here before you know it! Experience everything gardening and get ideas for your own garden at this year’s exciting NW Flower & Garden Show! 23 full-scale Display Gardens, seminars, shopping, & family fun. February 11th-15th, 2015 at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle.

To honor Valentine’s Day the Show theme for 2015 is ‘Romance Blossoms’. This year’s Garden Creators will be pulling out all the stops to deliver colorful, flower-filled delights!

Contact your favorite Windermere Greenwood real estate broker – our office purchased some tickets to the show for our clients!

gardenshow.com

#nwfgs

Posted on January 2, 2015 at 10:29 pm
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Get Ready for Winter!

Every winter, homes are damaged by windstorms, heavy rain and freezing temperatures. By taking a few simple precautions, you can save time, money and stress as winter storms hit.

Before the cold hits:

  • Insulate pipes in your home’s crawl spaces, basement, attic and garage. Exposed water pipes in these unheated areas are more susceptible to freezing and potential bursting.
  • Drain and disconnect garden hoses and sprinkler systems and place insulated caps over hose bibs.
  • Know where your water shut-off valve is located.
  • Clean gutters, make sure they are properly aligned, securely attached to home and that downspouts direct water away from your home’s foundation.
  • Make sure storm drains near your home are clear of debris to avoid flooding.
  • Replace weather stripping around doors and caulk around windows. Seal leaks and close foundation vents to miminize cold air entering your home. Open the vents again in spring to prevent dry rot.
  • Check your roof for loose or damaged shingles.
  • Make sure flashing is secure around vents and chimneys.
  • Make sure your fireplace flue is clear and the damper opens and closes properly.
  • Have your furnace serviced and a clean air filter installed.

For more winter safety tips, visit http://takewinterbystorm.org/

Posted on November 20, 2014 at 10:07 pm
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2nd Half Property Taxes Due Oct. 31st

 

Property TaxesKing County residents who pay their property taxes themselves, rather than through their mortgage lender, should circle Halloween (Friday, October 31) on their calendar. The second half of 2014 property taxes are due on that date.

After October 31, interest charges and penalties will be added to the tax bill. To make the process easier, King County provides several ways for property owners to pay their taxes quickly and conveniently.

Tax payments can be made:

  • By mail if postmarked no later than Oct. 31, 2014. Taxpayers should include their tax statement and write the property tax account number on their check or money order. Cash should not be sent through the mail.
  • Online using King County’s convenient, secure online eTax application. Taxpayers may pay accounts with a credit card or an electronic debit from a checking account called an “eCheck.”
  • In person at the King County Administration Building, Suite 600 – Treasury Operations, located at 500 Fourth Ave. in Seattle. Treasury Operations is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. On Oct. 31, Treasury Operations will be open until 5 p.m.
  • At King County Community Service Centers if paid by check for the exact amount due. Taxpayers can find the address, phone number, and operating hours of the center in their area by visiting www.kingcounty.gov/CSC.

The online option provides immediate payment confirmation for current year or delinquent year(s) property tax bills. To pay online or view property tax information, taxpayers can visit www.kingcounty.gov/propertytax.

For questions about missing tax statements or other tax payment information, contact King County Treasury Operations online or by calling (206) 296-0923.

Information on senior citizen exemption and deferral programs can be obtained from the King County Assessor’s Office by calling (206) 296-3920.

Posted on October 14, 2014 at 10:04 pm
Windermere Greenwood | Category: Greenwood, Home Ownership

WA State Housing Finance Homebuyer Education Course

 

Tony Veliz is teaching the WA State Housing Finance Homebuyer education course. This is a required course for participation in 3% down Home Advantage programs and down payment assistance too (zero down program). Prospective buyers will be prepped and primed on credit, home buying purchasing power, mortgage insurance, closing costs and more.

Clients must attend both sessions: Wednesday, October 29th, 6pm to 9pm and Wednesday, Nov 5th, 5:30pm to 8:30pm at Windermere Greenwood, 311 N 85th, Seattle 98103 for your one year certification. Please call to register at 206 261 1196 as seating for this course is limited to 25.

COMMISSION-SPONSORED SEMINARS
Through local partnerships, the Commission helps homebuyers learn how to purchase and maintain a home. Commission-sponsored homebuyer education seminars are the first step in purchasing a home. They are free and open to the public, include information about the Commission’s first mortgage programs, down payment assistance, and other loan programs; and are accepted by all affordable housing loan programs as meeting or exceeding educational requirements.

INSTRUCTORS HAVE ATTENDED TRAINING AND AGREED TO STANDARDS WHICH ASSURE THAT:

  • Seminars are at least five hours in length, covering all major aspects of the home buying process
  • Seminars are presented in an open, unbiased format
  • Seminars use approved training materials and handouts
  • Seminars are offered by professionals who have attended the Commission’s instructor training
  • No direct marketing or sales presentations may be given either by the instructor or any guest speakers

SEMINAR WORKBOOK

  • Guide To Home Loans workbook is provided by the Washington State Department of Financial Institutions.

RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED FOR ALL SEMINARS

If you will be using any of the Commission’s programs to purchase your home, you must complete the seminar before your loan officer can lock in your interest rate. Many people find they gain enough information at the seminar to successfully locate and finance a home of their own. Others may find they need additional assistance. Contact us with questions at askusHO@wshfc.org. or visit http://www.wshfc.org/buyers/education.htm

Tony Veliz  |  NMLS ID# 754597
Branch Manager/Mortgage Consultant
WMS Series LLC/Oak Tree
311 N 85th Street | Seattle, WA 98103
Phone 206.528.3787 |  Fax 206.528.3785 | Cell 206.261.1196

Posted on October 10, 2014 at 10:00 pm
Windermere Greenwood | Category: Buyer, Greenwood, Home Ownership