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Around the Sound in July 2017

Around the Sound in July 2017

July is a busy month for festivals and fun in Seattle area, here are 10….

July 1-4th:  Wooden Boat Festival

July 3-29th:  Chamber Music Festival

July 4th:  Seafair Summer 4th at Gas Works Park & Lake Union Park

July 7th-9th:  Seattle Beerfest

July 9th & 15th-16th:  Olympic Music Festival

July 14th:  Seafair Milk Carton Derby:

July 15th-16th:  Chinatown Dragonfest

July 15th-16th:  Seattle Street Food Festival

July 21st-23rd:  Bite of Seattle

July 29th:  Seafair Torchlight Parade


Just listed in Tukwila!

We just listed this Rambler in Tukwila…

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Just Listed in Kirkland!

We just listed this Laurel Park Condo in Kirkland’s Houghton neighborhood…

Just Listed - Thomson BLOG

Just Sold in Seattle!

We just sold this classic Mid-Century Modern home in Olympic Manor…

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Just Sold in Seattle!

We just sold this home in the Loyal Heights neighborhood…

Just Sold- Baldridge BLOG

Just Listed in Seattle!

We just listed this condo in the iconic 1300 University building…

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Northwest Flower And Garden Show!

The much anticipated Northwest Flower and Garden Show is coming up! This year it will be from February 22nd through the 26th. The event, held in Seattle every February is sure to dazzle. Click on the link to learn more:

Tax Benefits of Homeownership

If you recently bought a home, downsized, or have a mortgage, you might qualify for a tax deduction. As always, please consult your tax professional for more information on how this may apply to your situation. Tax rules change often.

  1. If you have a mortgage, you may be able to write off your interest as long as the home is your primary or secondary residence. Nearly 70% of homeowners with a mortgage claim this deduction on their taxes.
  2. If you have a home equity loan, you may be able to deduct interest as long as you are not subject to the alternative minimum tax (AMT).
  3. Do you pay local/state property taxes? These can also be deductible as long as you are not subject to the alternative minimum tax (AMT).
  4. Did you pay points to secure a better rate on your home loan? Under some circumstances you can claim a deduction on your primary residence. Visit for more rules about this deduction
  5. Did you sell your home? You may be eligible for a break on capital gains taxes if you owned the property for at least 2 years and lived in it for 2 of the 5 years before you sold it.
  6. Did you make a home improvement for medical reasons? These may qualify for a partial deduction.
  7. If you use a part of your home regularly and exclusively for business, and your home is your principal place of business, you may be able to claim a deduction for that percentage of your home.

8th Annual Nordic Lights Film Festival

Don’t miss this year’s Nordic Lights Film Festival…

The Nordic Heritage Museum in Ballard is thrilled to present the eighth annual Nordic Lights Film Festival, hosted at SIFF Film Center on the Seattle Center campus. Each year the festival focuses on contemporary, award-winning films from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden. This year, included are films from the Faroe Islands.

The Festival runs from January 12th-16th, 2017. Tickets and more information can he found at here:

Just Sold in Seattle

We just sold this Modern Greenwood home with ADU…