Work in Bellevue? Want to live in Bellevue?

Pop on over during your lunch hour Thursday and tour this ideally-situated rambler at the corner of 156th Avenue and SE 24th. On the same street as Microsoft, but a world away.

I will be hosting a broker open and holding this home’s first public open house concurrently. I will also be shooting the video tour that will appear on my YouTube channel.

I would love to see you! 11 AM to 2 PM Thursday!!


The slide show on the web site shows the home in staged condition when it was on market in 2008.

Video Tour of Woods Creek Preserve – a proposed sustainable community outside of Monroe, Washington

Wendy and her husband Stephen (with Italian greyhound Sophia in tow) visit one of Wendy’s listings, a 37.8 acre preliminary plat in unincorporated Snohomish county, 8 miles outside of Monroe, Wendy’s homrtown. They try hiking in to give a really good visual of the field and woods as Wendy was able to see it last May with the property owner, but they are stopped by a bog and lack of knowledge of where to really walk to avoid the wet area near the creek. (Keep in mind current water flow would be managed during the low-impact development of this property.)

There are several video segments and Wendy tries to give you an idea of this large piece of property for sale adjacent to land owned by the Department of Natural Resources. There is a lot of wildlife here, open field, and woods. The plat map shows the 8 parcels radiating out from a cul-de-sac and the open land surrounding the homes would be owned in some form of common ownership.

The owner really would like to find a co-housing community looking for a site, or individuals to purchase the 8 parcels in what is intended as a green community. 7 of the parcels are currently listed for sale for a combined $1,095,000. The 8th parcel has a spring with water rights and has not been properly valued yet. The seller will consider selling individual parcels, and also will consider financing on approval of credit with a certain amount down.

Be sure to check out this property’s blog at


It’s Energy Awareness Month

As a real estate agent that specializes in healthy efficient homes, I’ve always focused on educating people about easy and cheap ways to tighten up your residence to save money and inprove indoor air quality.

In that light I am passing along this article in today’s Realty Times.

If you would like to talk to someone to get more information about how you can save money and be healthier in your home this winter, I work with a great team of specially educated professionals at my company, GreenWorks Realty.

I am very committed to this firm. This year I took over the operations management and marketing strategies for the company in addition to being a full time agent. We are going through a diversification process and I will be opening an Operations Center in West Seattle at the end of the month. I am very excited to be working closer to home while expanding the social media presence of the company, starting with our fan page on Facebook.

So without further ado, here is your energy info for today:

Remodelers Help Homeowners Lower Heating Costs with Weatherization Programs

Winter is right around the corner and in honor of Energy Awareness Month, the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) recommends making energy-efficient upgrades as a way to prepare for the season, and many remodelers are offering weatherization programs to help them reduce energy costs. Mark of Excellence Remodeling is one such remodeling company that recently introduced a weatherization program.

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Aging In Place

This topic pops up now and again and I find it very interesting, atlhough I am not yet of the age where I need to think of this for myself. All of the doors in my house except for the one from the garage (which I lament) are lever handles and easy to operate with your hand or elbow. Of course, I would never have bought a 3 story townhome if I thought I was going to be here more than 10 years…

Anyway, when something pops up along this line I like to share it.

From today’s Realty Times

Making Your Home Age Appropriate Creates Appeal

All of us have something in common with our homes. Sure, style, design, and location are at the top of the list, but how about age? As we age, buyers, especially the baby boomer generation, are looking to transform their homes into a place that they can stay in for as long as possible or they’re hoping to find one that’s already equipped for them to age-in-place.

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Perfect little rambler on corner lot near Robinswood Park for sale. Starbucks just a short jaunt away!

Wendy’s just listed a great rambler for sale in the Phantom Lake community of Bellevue, near Robinswood Park and Bellevue College. Right off 156th, it is super convenient to I-90 to the south and Microsoft to the north.


A complete walking video tour of this home will be made after it is vacated. The slide show on the web site shows the home in staged condition when it was on market in 2008.

Eco-chic cottage walking video tour of 13541 Meridian Ave N Seattle (video)

Wendy gives a video tour of one of her Seattle listings using her new Sony Webbie HD camera. The marketing description of this cute little cottage for sale is below. Please note the fire hydrant is for decoration purposes only.

This property has its own blog at


Shrink your carbon footprint. Turn-key cottage with character & charm oozing from every pore of this green restoration using recycled/salvaged materials.

Open central living space with great exposed wood features, skylights; electric heat and a small wood stove with cooktop for romance or power outtages. Refininishd fir floors, Worthwood flooring in kitchen. New kitchen, new bathroom. New plumbing and new wiring. Underneath – new foundation posts and vapor barrier just installed by seller.

Large 270 square foot front patio deck; attached 220 square foot enclosed carport for projects/storage. Set back on wooded level lot for privacy and quiet. Drought-tolerant landscaping and garden space. Long level drive for guests or even RV parking.

Square footage of this cute little home is estimated at 800 square feet. It is believed a one bedroom addition has not been included in King County records.

Quirky and cool, there is even a “kitchen swing”. Built with pride in 1931 and fully restored in 2009! Step light on the Earth and live in a recycled home!

GreenSpaces TV Episode 3: Eco Dog

Wendy scores a find at Clover House in the 2200 Westlake Shopping Plaza. A neat brown-paper covered book called “Eco Dog: Healthy Living for Your Pet” by Corbett Marshall and Jim Deskevich. Wendy and her Italian greyhound, Sophia, highly recommend it!


Editorial Review from
If the family is eating organic foods, recycling, and steering clear of chemicals, why shouldn’t it be the same for Fido? Eco Dog is a comprehensive guide to nontoxic and planet-friendly dog care. It delivers information on the potential dangers of conventional pet food, grooming products, and accessories and then offers shopping tips and 25 home projects for all-natural alternatives. Rosemary Conditioner replaces chemical-laden flea collars while a Felted Dog Blanket recycles sweaters long past their prime. With cheerful photos of doggies enjoying organic treats, Eco Dog is a clear reminder that a healthy dog is a happy dog.

Shops mentioned in this video located at 2200 Westlake:
Clover House Gifts
Whole Foods-Westlake
Scraps Dog Boutique and Bakery

Why you should Eat Local Now!

Wendy catches Bill Reiswig and Cool Mom Laura at the West Seattle Farmers Market promoting a fundraising dinner, Eat Local Now! Eat Local Now! is a collaboration to promote the importance of and strengthen the local food systems and economies in Cascadia.


The 2009 Main Event is the Eat Local Now! fundraising dinner in West Seattle promoting and educating about local food systems, featuring local chefs and locally produced food.

October 11, 2009
Alki Masonic Hall