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Early January, Microsoft publicly pledged $500 million to address homelessness and the growing gap of affordability among the Puget Sound region. This after the announcement of plans for a massive expansion of its Redmond headquarters sparked talks with Challenge Seattle.

The company plans to add 2.5 million square feet of new construction, and 6.7 million square feet in renovations. Microsoft is estimating an additional 8000 employees after the project is complete.

The pledge is the largest in the history of Microsofts 44 year run. It is also the largest pledge to public housing by any private organization thus far! Microsoft President, Brad Smith, explained how the pledge will benefit workers who “teach our kids in schools, and put out the fires

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Anyone else worried about all the garbage piling up? If you are a Republic Services customer and if you missed garbage pickup Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday due to weather here's the latest update!

CITY OF RENTON

(update: 02/08/19; 4:45 p.m.)

Due to continued storm conditions which prevent safe collection of garbage, recycling and organics containers, Republic Services has cancelled Saturday's missed pickup recovery.

Solid waste customers whose collection was missed last week will now have their carts collected on their next scheduled collection day and are allowed to place out double amounts of garbage and unlimited amounts of recycling and organics at no additional charge. You can store overflow in sturdy garbage bags or in plastic tubs

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It sounds like the only question for this weekend will be are there six inches, 8 inches, or a foot of blowing snow and  frigid temperatures!  But no matter what this weekend storm brings to Puget Sound, cities around the region say they are making special plans to make sure everyone, pedestrian to drivers to firefighters, can get around safely.

Here are the published routes for snow and ice removal and plowing from the City of Renton!

RENTON

Streets that receive a high volume of traffic such as NE 4th, Sunset, Benson, Talbot, Carr Road, school routes and the main access roads to Renton Hill and West Hill are first priority for anti-icer pre-treating plowing and sanding. During peak commute hours, these streets receive the most attention

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It sounds like the only question for this weekend will be are there six inches, 8 inches, or a foot of blowing snow and  frigid temperatures!  But no matter what this weekend storm brings to Puget Sound, cities around the region say they are making special plans to make sure everyone, pedestrian to drivers to firefighters, can get around safely.

Here are the published routes for snow and ice removal and plowing from the City of Sammamish!

Sammamish

Sammamish has a plowing priority system in place to clear our 400 miles of road. The plowing time required depends on several variables such as the snowstorm intensity, duration, wind, and the temperature. The Snow and Ice Route Map can be found here.

After the layer of deicer is applied and

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Although consumer confidence seemed low in January with only 15 closed sales in Snoqualmie, and 20 in North Bend  in what I feel is mainly due to the government shutdown; the market looking strong for sellers and buyers!

 

The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) voted to leave policy rates unchanged earlier this week during what was one of only eight regularly scheduled meeting the FOMC holds per year. Signaling that we may not see any further rate hikes this year. 

 FOMC

FOMC BOdy

 

Rates are still low by historical standards! Purchasing a home 10 or more years ago, chances are we were paying a much higher rate. Keep in mind we are still continuing trade talks with China and March 1st is the deadline for an agreement. However, with rates

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This is a very exciting time in the market right now with the extremes we have been experiencing in home appreciation, job growth, and relocating techies driving the market with their buying power. We are expected to experience an economic slowdown according to local and national economists. However, we are not expected to see a housing crash like before; and here's why:

As recently as May 2018 our market has seen a sharp right hand turn, and all of a sudden we are now the fastest decelerating market in the U.S. according to Case-Shiller Home Price Indices; and this after experience the #1 spot leading the nation last spring. 

Seattle's booming tech industry drove the housing market into an unsustainable upward spike in home value appreciation

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I hope you all are having a great start to 2019. So far we have been blessed with some beautiful sunny days to start the new year! Below is an ever changing board of quotes that we have hanging in our home. I thought I would share what I learned yesterday about the importance of those that help and service the items in our homes. It is these important people that keep our lives running smoothly on a daily basis. 

Learn from yesterday, Live for today, Hope for tomorrow. 

-Albert Einstein

 

We heard about Craig at Peacock Appliance several years ago when our dishwasher suddenly quit working, since then he has serviced almost every major appliance in our home. Most recently our washer unexpectedly quit and I found myself in a state of panic as I

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Courage is refined, renewed and revealed in ordinary everyday living. Courage is never the preserve of the heroes or the powerful. The choice to choose courage for daily living is life-altering. How about choosing the word “courage” as your daily word for 2018?

Now is the time to start setting the “Table” for your real estate business for 2018. At the Cascade Team we will show you step-by-step exactly what our top performers do to get to the positions they are at. Unlike at other companies, The Cascade Team will help you develop a business plan, implement it, and help hold you accountable to reaching the results and goals you set for yourself!

Our past "Rookie Of The Year" never had a real estate license before joining The Cascade Team and

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How has the month flown by so fast? Congratulations to our winners! Prizes were delivered this afternoon. Thank you so much for taking the time to enter the For The Love of Renton First Annual Holiday Lighting Contest. The joy you bring to our community with your holiday spirit is contagious. Look forward to looking at your light displays the rest of December.

Angelo's Pizza & Pasta: Winner | Steve

Doofer's Bar & Grill: Winner | Wendi & Scott

Top of the Hill Produce: Winner | Abby & Chris

May you all enjoy the magic of the season. No matter what life throws at you find the light and may it bring a smile to your face.

Cheers! Happy Holidays and Happy Happy 2019!

~Steve & Tracy

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Last Thursday Ben and I had the opportunity to meet up, run, get to know, share and drink with a rising star of the Snoqualmie Valley, "The North Bend Beer Runners"! We were excited to gather with other like-minded people, who enjoy the beauty of the Valley, the community of running and sharing a frosty beverage. We got a sitter for our son Leif and met at 6:30 pm on a WINDY and blustery evening up on the Ridge at Infusion Bar and Grill. Upon arrival, we encountered 40 runners festively dressed in holiday garb. These folks seriously go the extra mile with flashing Christmas-light necklaces, ugly sweaters, a blow-up Rudolph and even a Santa hat with a beard! The season of giving was in full-effect as everyone brought underwear to donate to SVSD students

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