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Posts made in November, 2018

  • Arlington Two-Story

    November 29, 2018 /
    Pickett Street Properties Team /

    Spacious 2-story home in Arlington within USDA eligibility boundary (possibly $0 down). Enter on laminate floors that spill through the circular floorplan of the main floor. Kitchen with pantry has room to add an island, and is adjacent to large dining room with slider to large fully fenced backyard. All bedrooms are upstairs, including master suite with 3/4 bath. Huge bonus room could be family room or 4th bedroom. All this plus 2-car garage, garden beds, and option for zero down payment loan program. Call Jesse Moore at 425.502.5397 for more information. To download the property flyer as a PDF, click on the link:  Arlington Two-StoryRead more

  • Community Highlights: Rob Renfro

    November 26, 2018 /
    Pickett Street Properties Team /

    Pickett Street Properties is dedicated to serving the community and is highlighting businesses and community members that are dedicated to doing the same. Meet Rob Renfro, the owner of Coastline Home Inspections. He is our preferred home inspector and has helped many of our buyers with their home inspections. Here's his story. . .   Having remodeled several homes in Southern California, I felt performing home inspections was something I would enjoy as a career. Upon adopting our first daughter, we made the decision to move to the NW and begin our journey here. (my wife is from Spokane so you can’t hold my So Cal roots against me). After a year of self-study and a lot of hard work to open the doors, I began inspecting homes in 2005. After nearly 600 inspections per year, I’m still passionately learning how our homes function as a system and how we can best maintain them.   I have always had a keen eye and a desire to help others through their home buying experience. I enjoy helping buyers navigate the home inspection process - it is both fulfilling and challenging. I love to be part of their discovery and educating them on…Read more

  • The Science Behind Gratitude

    November 21, 2018 /
    Pickett Street Properties Team /

    As most of us in the 21st century know, life can be very stressful. Right now, you might feel anxious about the growing number of emails you need to respond to or the fact that you still haven’t booked those holiday flights. Or, perhaps you’re worried about longer-term issues, such as credit card debt or job security. As Thanksgiving and other holidays approach, it’s especially easy to get caught up in spending money and cramming as many social events into your schedule as possible. However, the answer to these stressors may be simpler than you think. According to a recent Quartz article by Bulletproof Coffee CEO Dave Asprey, “the real power of gratitude is turning off a very unproductive emotion: fear.” Countless studies have shown that gratitude works at the cellular level to significantly decrease stress. So, in the spirit of Thanksgiving, here’s how gratitude can ease stress, boost your health, and increase joy. 1. Decreases fear. According to Quartz, “when you live in a state of fear—such as in the fight or flight mode—the brain secretes two steroid hormones: cortisol and adrenaline.” The National Institute of Health recently conducted a study in which MRIs showed that participants who focused…Read more

  • Autonomy Leads to Ownership Thinking

    November 21, 2018 /
    Pickett Street Properties Team /

    There is a clear correlation between autonomy and motivation. Autonomy leads to ownership thinking.  1.  Dictionary Definition: Autonomy is the quality or state of being independent, free and self-directing. 2.  My definition of autonomy in the context of a business partnership and company is the ability to carry out a vision however I determine, with the best interest of those it will impact in mind.  What that actually looks like:  -Weekly meetings with leadership to ensure we're on the same page. -I set my work hours. -I come and go as I determine from my office. -I set the meetings, prioritize my duties, plan and execute in the way I know is most efficient and best. -I create the environment which includes the physical office environment and the mental environment I want (camaraderie). -When given a project and a budget, once I understand the WHY- I execute that project how I determine is best, and however I want. What that doesn't look like: -Someone telling me when I should come and go. -Someone telling me how to organize myself. -Someone telling me how to execute on a project. -Someone telling me I need to check in with them before I execute on something. -Someone telling me how to…Read more

  • 5 Reasons to Buy Before the New Year

    November 16, 2018 /
    Pickett Street Properties Team /

    Seattle's forecast predicts crisp days over the weekend. Thanksgiving’s promise of warm food flickers like a light, just around the corner. The Seattle Times has released their holiday event guide. My partner, grumbling-ly, agreed to watch Love Actually with me for approximately the 300th time this weekend. I baked pumpkin bread! As the holiday season approaches, hygge seems to be everywhere. I’ve written about this word before but to recap, the Danish word hygge loosely translates as coziness, comfort, and feelings of wellbeing and contentment. Perhaps you’re still seeking a home with that essential feeling of hygge. Whatever the reason you're interested in buying a new home, you might consider hitting the market now, just in time to settle in before the new year. It’s not too late to buy a home this year! Get in touch with Pickett Street to consult with their experts about your best options ( or 425-502-5397). In the meantime, here are 5 reasons why fall is secretly one of the best times to buy a home. 1. Less competition. Most buyers shop for homes in the spring, which tends to be both an exciting and wild time for the housing market. I don’t know…Read more

  • Pickett Street’s Favorite Places to Dine and Unwind

    November 9, 2018 /
    Pickett Street Properties Team /

    Seattle’s restaurant week, which celebrated the area’s incredible cuisine, ended yesterday. This event got me thinking about how food and local businesses are so inextricably connected to our sense of belonging and home. My husband and I agree that when we find our local bar, restaurant, and coffee shop, we have finally made the neighborhood our home. (Even better is when the owners of these neighborhood businesses start to recognize your dopey-badly-behaved-but cute puppy and give you free fries!) So, in the spirit of Seattle’s restaurant week and of home, I asked Pickett Street’s team to tell me about their favorite local restaurants and bars. Read on for their list of places to unwind and enjoy a homey vibe. Or, if you’re looking to sell or buy a home in this area, get in touch with the team at 425-502-5397 or Anderson School Hotel - McMenamins in Bothell With locations throughout the Pacific Northwest, McMenamins renovates historic buildings to create homey, quirky spaces to eat, drink, and socialize. Bothell’s Anderson School Hotel is located in the city’s first junior high school, built in 1931. The owners renovated this art-deco style building to preserve its school days vibe, with an adult…Read more

  • Community Highlights: Revolve Food & Wine

    November 5, 2018 /
    Pickett Street Properties Team /

    Pickett Street Properties is dedicated to serving the community and is highlighting businesses and community members that are dedicated to doing the same. This week we are excited to share about Revolve True Food & Wine Bar located in downtown Bothell. Our team has frequented this restaurant a handful of times during lunch. This couldn’t come at a better time since Seattle Restaurant Week is in the midst! Revolve’s Owner, Dr. Dusty DuBois, shares her story with us:   I’ve been a chiropractor in Bothell for 20 years and about 8 years ago I embarked on a weight loss journey called Ideal Protein at Bothell Ideal Weight-Loss.  I lost 70 lbs in 7 months and I just craved more information about this process.  I had previously dieted and exercised my way to 217 lbs, and just changing the way I ate is what caused the weight loss.  I was shocked that it was that easy.  So I researched everything I could about food and how it either contributes or degrades our health.  Everything kept pointing me to a low carb, grain free lifestyle to support my health goals.     After learning what I believe to be the truth, I found…Read more

  • Five Ways to Buy a Home With Zero Down

    November 2, 2018 /
    Pickett Street Properties Team /

    According to NerdWallet, “the 20% mortgage down payment is dead.” The National Association of Realtors reports that, as of 2016, the average down payment was just 11%. For buyers under 35, the average down payment was 8%. Another little-known fact: buyers who are not able to save enough to buy a home can apply for zero down loans. Besides the federal USDA and VA loans, the Washington State Housing Finance Commission (WSHFC) offers several zero-down options. Before you do anything else, reach out to Pickett Street to discuss your options with a professional ( or 425-502-53970). Pickett Street encourages those who are interested to stop waiting and buy now, before interest rates rise higher and before the market kicks into its much more competitive spring mode. Next, read on for five ways you can purchase a home with zero down.   1. Seattle Down Payment Assistance Loan Program This program provides up to $55,000 toward a down payment, with payments deferred for 30 years at 3% simple interest. First-time owners buying a home within Seattle city limits whose household income falls below a certain threshold may qualify. For two people, the household income must not exceed $64,200. For one person,…Read more