Troy Anderson's Blog Posts

Your Local Brewery Bucketlist

Micro breweries – and even major breweries – have grown substantially in the Puget Sound in recent years. No longer do you have to settle for the national brands. But what better way to enjoy

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August 2017 Market Update

Hard to believe it's midway through August already! We have seen a small shift in the market, it's still a Seller's market - Buyers just have more choices now. Well priced homes in great

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Best Ice Cream Spots In Bothell And Kirkland

Whether it’s the dog days of summer or the dead of winter, ice cream lovers can always find an excuse to pick up a cone. The greater Bothell and Kirkland neighborhoods offers some of the best ice

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North Rose Hill

North Rose Hill has approximately 7,600 residents and has been ranked the #1 “best neighborhood” in Kirkland, Washington by StreetAdvisor.com. According to them, the area is “clean and”

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Best Places To Cool Off In Kirkland And Bothell

While we don’t get a lot of really hot summer days in the Pacific Northwest, but when we do, you want to find someplace cool and wet…stat. While water parks are fun, they can get expensive and

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Best Pizzas In Kirkland And Bothell

Sure, you can get pizza from “the hut” anytime, but why not make this weekend a special occasion and try something new. Here are four very different Italian restaurants that serve pizza made in

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The Best Parks In Kirkland

One of the benefits of living in the Northwest is the easy access to many city parks and the city of the Kirkland has a lot of them. A lot of city parks make up for the lack of natural beauty with

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Kirkland And Bothell Coffee Shops

Sure, you can count on Starbucks to provide you with a good cup of coffee as the experience is pretty much the same from location to location, but they aren’t the only game in town. If you are

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Open Houses In Bothell This Weekend

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The Street Where You Live

Every city has neighborhoods. We value neighborhoods. The idea is at the core of every American Dream. It’s the microcosm of the idea of tribalism: our country, our state, our city, our county

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The Interview

Frequently, when talking about any new real estate market, you go in blind and just hope for the best. It happens because you don’t have a local network, trusted friends who know the market and

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How Did We Get Here

Most people who live in the Seattle area see Kirkland as a charming little community of suburban gentility, nestled into a tiny inlet off Lake Washington and think it’s obvious that K-town was

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That New Beer Thing

In speaking to a local politician. Lately, he responded to a question about a new brewpub and Inn under construction in downtown Bothell, Washington, by saying, “Oh, yeah…that beer thing!”He

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The Microsoft Thing

Microsoft…you probably have several of their products in your home, right this minute. There’s about a 90% chance, in fact, that you’re reading this right now courtesy of some piece of

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A Walk Down The Boulevard

Lake Washington Boulevard…newcomers to Kirkland, WA, soon find that it’s a daily fact of life. LWB is the route you take to get to State Route 520 and the Evergreen Point Floating Bridge, your

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From Cambodia With Frosting

Admit it: you do, to some degree, judge the appeal and livability of a place by how many pleasures are close at hand. And there is absolutely nothing wrong with that. Psychologists have told us for

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Bricks

With all this talk about walls, lately, and all the negative connotations, it bears saying that, without walls, houses are not possible. And, about a decade ago, one suburban Seattle mayor grasped

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Bothell Vs The Suburbs

Bothell, Washington, is an anomaly; an anachronism that has remained deliberately and proudly rooted in an earlier and less frantic time when Seattle and its dozens of suburbs didn’t move at such

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Eat Drink Local

“Eat Local”. “Drink Local”…those are not just catchy slogans in Kirkland and King County Washington. Both terms are currently fashionable among foodies and beverage geeks but the roots of

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The Lake And The Layout

The primary geographic feature of Western Washington is water. Some would say it’s mountains but the mountains exist in fairly limited areas and arrangements. There are no mountains in most of

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The Original Kirkland

Costco…Behemoth. Central supply for millions of American households. Sub-retail juggernaut, where you can save LOTS of dough, as long as you have the space to store 5,000 plastic sandwich bags and

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Wine Country

Wine…Washington is the nation’s second-largest wine producing state. We make and sell more wine out of this place, every year, than all but a handful of wine-producing nations. We grow grapes

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NOT Politically Correct

Many people, just arrived in Kirkland, get a bit confused when somebody mentions “PCC”, which is going to be mentioned a LOT.  One fellow we know admitted that he kept trying to make it

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Summer Almost In The City

Bothell, Washington, is a vastly different place from roughly June first to mid-October than it is at any other time of the year. We had to use that qualifier – “roughly” – because the exact

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All That Water

Water is arguably the signature aspect of life in the Seattle area and, in fact, for most of Western Washington. Kirkland sits on the northeastern shoulder of the massive Lake Washington, the body

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Those Nutty TreeHuggers

Okay, dose of reality time…YES, people in the Northwest are, absolutely, a little different. That’s not quite so radically true in suburban towns like Bothell and those that cluster around

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What Am I DOING Here

If either you or your partner/spouse is a stay-at-home or work-from-home, there will inevitably be times when you’ll want to get out of the house and Do Stuff. Even just as a break from the,

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The Crossroads

Bothell, Washington…is changing. Now, this minute and for the past three years. For most of its history, Bothell was primarily known to Seattle area residents as a place where traffic traveling

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All About A Kirkland House

So, you’ve never actually set foot in Kirkland, Washington, but you’re relocating and need to get some idea, some notion of what this place is like. You’ve looked at the maps and seen that

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More Good Reasons To Let A Pro Handle It

In all likelihood, you already know why it’s just simply a far better idea to trust a certified, licensed professional realtor handle your home purchase or sale than doing it “FSBO” – For

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Why For Sale By Owner Is Not As Easy As You Think

So, you’re selling your home…or, you’re looking to buy one. There’s a lot of money floating around in that process; amounts that should scare the average seller or buyer just a bit, no

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Pet Friendly

Pet-Friendly?…No, Pet-Crazy! Here in the greater Seattle area, we love animals. Let that statement simmer for a moment. Everybody, everywhere says, “We love animals” but it’s often a

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Heavy Petting

If you’re a pet person and you’re thinking about moving to the Seattle ‘burbs, you’re naturally concerned with how pets are regarded and what you can expect from your new neighbors and the

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The Little Things

We all know that life and how we enjoy it is hugely affected by all the Big Stuff – the houses and cars and births and weddings and vacations and graduations and family and friends – that forms

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Cost Of Living

So…bottom line: what’s it gonna cost me to live in Kirkland, Washington?…Which is kinda like asking what it costs to live in Seattle. Every city’s close-in ‘burbs tend to be heavily

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In Their Own Words

We’ve busted out a ton of facts about life in Bothell, Washington, in the past dozen or so posts, here, and there are a lot more to come. But when you’re contemplating a major move, involving

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One Friend To Another

In the past posts about Kirkland, Washington, we’ve given a lot of facts and facts are, of course, the very essence of a lot of our major life decisions about things like where to live and what

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Clubbers And Joiners

There are basically three ways to make new friends when moving into an all-new environment: you meet people at work and see what happens, you get to know your neighbors and branch out from there,,

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The In Crowd And How To Join It

Some of us are just not joiners. We get nervous in crowds; feel uncomfortable and uncertain when meeting new people…all of which is perfectly normal. But many of us who feel that way don’t take

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Brass Tacks

So, we’ve been over where Bothell is, what it’s near, quicks looks at sports and dining and outdoor recreation – and we’ll get back to all those and more, in greater depth – but what about

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Facts And Figures

By now, in this space, we’ve dealt with reasons why you may want to think about Kirkland, WA, as a place to relocate in terms of its proximity to Seattle, its wonderful access to day-trip

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The Hills Are Alive

Before you ever visited Seattle – or especially if you haven’t yet – the thing you probably know or should know about Western Washington is that it is, behind only Alaska, one of the most

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Slip Slidin Away

Winter in Western Washington…now that the country’s weather is changing is the time when most of us forget the grey and chilly and start shedding outerwear. For those of us in Seattle, Bothell,

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Free Parking And Trail Mix

Fact: Seattle is one of the most recreation-intensive cities in the western hemisphere and its suburbs uphold that standard with what might be described as a fanatical persistence. Up against the

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Park It Here

Kirkland, Washington, a city of just over 90,000 people, has within its borders a total of fifty-five city, state, and county parks.  That’s one park for every 1,600 residents, a ratio that

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The Environs

It should go without saying that, if you’re moving into a town somewhere near a larger city, you won’t just be “living” in that one town. The surroundings are every bit as much a part of the

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Seattle Best Neighborhoods Featuring Bothell

If it’s been a while sinceyou’ve checked out Bothell, youmay not recognize it. Bothellhas delivered more than $150million in infrastructure andfacility improvements to its downtown,including

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Out And About

Okay, you’ve walked all over your new ‘hood in downtown Kirkland or your little village of Juanita, sampled all the food, shopping, and nightlife possibilities, and now you’re ready for an

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The Food Of Bothell

A lot of people who move to the Seattle suburbs wind up searching only in The Big City for a place to take visiting relatives, friends, or business associates for a nice evening out and, yes,

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Day Tripping

So, you move to Kirkland, with all of Seattle and the Puget Sound and Western Washington at your fingertips, and you suddenly find that your biggest problem is, “Oh, man…what do we do first?

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All Work And No Play

One thing all Washingtonians realize – even those who moved here relatively recently – is that keeping your nose to the grindstone just makes for a flat nose and wasted opportunity. Moreso than

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To Market We Go

In many smaller cities across the US, a trip to the grocery store is literally a trip. For many, driving 20 – 30 minutes to the supermarket is just a part of daily life. This is not so in the

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TROY ANDERSON RATED AS TOP REAL ESTATE AGENT IN BOTHELL

Team Troy Real Estate Group is very pleased to announce that our listing specialist and team leader, Troy Anderson, was recently named one of Seattle's top real estate agents for 2015. 

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Whats In The Neighborhood

More than in the outskirts of many American cities, Seattle’s ‘burbs have evolved into fairly well-defined towns. As opposed to, for example, Washington, DC, where its Virginia and Maryland

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The Backstory On Bothell

The landscape of the metro Seattle area features a lot of places where you’d reasonably expect a small town to take root and flourish. At first glance, the town of Bothell,  just off the

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Do Not Be Tempted To Waive A Home Inspection

In today’s hot market full of multiple offers buyers are often tempted to do anything to get a home. One thing they should not do is waive the home inspection upfront.For buyers, waiving the

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Kirkland

Here's the word on the metro Seattle area: It's a Little Different.Because of the geography of the Puget Sound region, the layout of its towns and cities takes some funny bounces. In many, there

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Gratitude Is The Best Attitude

Team Troy Client Appreciation Pie Party! Tuesday November 24th from 4-7pm. Pick a pie, have a glass of wine, eat some hors de vours, and hear local music! RSVP below.Please RSVP here: www

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Why New Development Isnt A Bad Thing

There has been a lot of backlash in recent months about the contemporary infill in North Seattle neighborhoods. There might be plenty of valid reasons to be concerned about new development in your

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Bothell Real Estate Market Update

It's spring time in the Puget Sound, and that also means it's the busy season here in the Bothell, Washington real estate world. The latest reports show that the real estate market is on fire,

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A Guide To Puget Sounds Top Islands

Many of you may be dreaming of an island getaway around this time of year. Luckily, the Puget Sound is chalk full of islands. In fact, Washington State has more islands than any state in the U.S.

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Prepare Your Home For Sale In Bothell Washington

Many sellers like to wait until the spring season to put their home on the market. If you are considering listing your home this year, now is the time to start your preparations. Even in a hot

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Parks Of Bothell Washington

With the sunny weather and temperatures in the 60s, it seems that spring has sprung early here in the Puget Sound. It might be time to take advantage of the many family-friendly area parks. As

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Top Bothell Home Renovation Ideas For 2015

With February 14 on the horizon, Valentine's Day may come to mind first and foremost. This year, February 14 marks another big date in the Seattle area - it's the start of the Seattle home.&

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Ultimate Seahawks Themed Houses

With the big game tomorrow, many Seahawks fans are gearing up for Superbowl Sunday. Known as the "12th Man," Seattle Seahawks fans have a reputation for getting a little out of control. Not

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Live Like The Seahawks Players

The Seattle area is buzzing with energy just coming off a huge Seahawks NFC championship game on Sunday. With the Superbowl on the horizon, football is what everyone is talking about. Not only

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Is Rent Control On The Horizon In Seattle

In the past few months, the concept of rent control has come back into discussion in the greater Seattle area. Primarily, this is a reaction to the increasingly high rents in the city. Renters

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2015 Seattle Real Estate Predictions

This is part two of our New Year's blog series that both reviews the real estate market for 2014 and makes predictions for 2015. We can start on the national level and then bring it back to our

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2014 Real Estate In Review

The end of the year seems to be a time of both reflection and forward-thinking. Along these lines follows Team Troy's two-part blog that both reviews 2014 real estate and sets forth 2015 real estate

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Should I Do A Sewer Scope Inspection

Many people in the greater Seattle area wind up looking to purchase homes older than 50 years old. The character and charm of the popular 1950s  ranch, or the even earlier 1920s Craftsman are

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Holiday Traditions In The Greater Bothell WA Area

As your local Bothell real estate and neighborhood experts, we have taken it upon ourselves to countdown the top holiday sights, events, and activities in the greater Bothell area. Team Troy is

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Are You A Real Estate Genius

It's finals week in all the Seattle area universities and colleges, so Team Troy has developed our own real estate final exam for you. How smart do you think you are when it comes to real?

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Team Troy Thanksgiving In Bothell Washington

Here at Team Troy we want to thank everyone who came out last night for our Thanksgiving pie giveaway at our Bothell office. We had a great time mingling and munching with you all. We truly want to

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Black Friday In The Puget Sound

With Thanksgiving less than a week away, many of you are probably waiting for that delicious food and fun family bonding time. However, maybe you're one of the 212 million Americans who are already

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Why Its Smart To Sell In The Off Season

It's a common understanding that spring and summer are the peak season for real estate, hence the best time to buy and sell. Once school starts and the holiday season kicks in, most people feel they

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Find Out Where Your Town Name Came From

Ever wondered where the name of your town came from? Team Troy did a little digging and figured out the origins for some of our most populous areas. While some of the cities were named for their

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Neighborhoods Of Bothell Washington

We've recently discovered that there isn't a very good resource that highlights the communities of the greater Bothell and Woodinville areas. With Trick or Treat on the horizon, here are a few

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3 Common HomePricing Fails And What They Could Cost You

$ By Dave Ramsey.Getting your home ready to sell is no easy task. You’ve got to bust through the clutter, bring out the shine, and pump up the curb appeal. It’s enough to wear you out just

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How To Rainproof Your Home

The weather forecast here in the Puget Sound area looks pretty dismal in the late fall. In fact, today was so soggy that it got us thinking about weatherproofing. While it may rain cats and dogs

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Haunted Houses And Marketing For Real Estate Listings

As you can imagine, when you have a job where you constantly comb through listings, you can come across some quirky things from time to time. Oddly, the issue of "ghosts" and "haunted houses"

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Bothell Landing Redevelopment Update

Many of you have probably noticed that there has been construction in Bothell for a long time now. It is all a part of a large-scale redevelopment project for the city dubbed Bothell Landing. This

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The Best Farmers Markets In Seattle

When searching for an area to purchase a new home, we've found that many buyers are are looking for some of the same things. A good school district is usually high on the list, followed by proximity

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Seattle Summer Real Estate Wrap Up

Today marks the first official day of Autumn, and you know what that means - summer has come to a close. So, how did the summer shake out for real estate? First, let's take a look at the median

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The Coolest Fireplaces In Seattle

With fall around the corner, the weather will start to turn chilly soon here in the Pacific Northwest. So grab your pumpkin spice latte, wrap up in your favorite blanket and cozy next to a warm

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The Home Affordable Refinance Program Explained

The Home Affordable Refinance Program (HARP) is down to its last year, expiring in December 2015. For those of you who haven't heard of HARP, it was first announced in February 2009 as a part of the

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What Do To On Labor Day In Seattle

With Labor Day and the accompanying three-day weekend on the horizon, many of you might be looking for some fun end-of-summer activities around the Puget Sound. Team Troy at your service; we've

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What House Style Are You

In this customized Team Troy quiz, you will find out which house style you are based on your personality and lifestyle. Click here or on the orange button below to take the quiz While this might

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Tips For First Time Seattle Real Estate Investors

Many people want to venture into real estate investing, but don't really know where to start. What you might not know about Keller Williams Realty is that the company founder and self-made

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Real Estate By Generation

With each passing generation, there emerges certain cultural patterns and characteristics to groups born in the same era. Certainly, you've heard the terms “baby boomers,” or ”

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Explore The Northwest Contemporary Style

Odds are that if you live around the Puget Sound or Seattle area, you've heard of the so-called "Northwest Contemporary Style," but what does this really mean? It is used as a kind of catch-all

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Wine And Chocolate For Charity Event In Woodinville

Thanks to everyone who came out for the Wine and Chocolate event at Des Voigne Cellars in Woodinville on Sunday. The proceeds went to support the Children's Country Home, an eight-bed nonprofit home

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How Do Your Property Taxes Work

Whether you are shopping around for a new home or have been a homeowner in Washington for a while, you should know a little bit more about property taxes. When you're buying a home, often things

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July Wine Down Event For Charity Wine And Chocolate

•Team Troy is promoting Charity this month! Invite friends to come! •Hosted @ Des Voigne Cellars, 19501 144th Ave NE, Suite B500, Woodinville 98072 •$25.00 per person donation to

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Seattle Fourth Of July Events And Fireworks

Team Troy is here to break down the Puget Sound's top Independence Day events. From north to south and east to west, there are plenty of parades, festivals, pie-eating contests, barbecues, and of

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What You Need To Know About Homeowners Insurance

A study just came out that revealed homeowner's insurance rates continue to rise at a steady rate throughout the United states, up 50% in the last ten years alone. Your rate will depend on a variety

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Team Troy Wine Down Wednesday Event In Woodinville

A special thanks to everyone who came out last night and joined us at Armstrong Family Winery in Woodinville. The night was tons of fun with great food, music, friends and of course, wine. Armstrong

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Amazing Outdoor Kitchens

With the summer season on the brink here in the Puget Sound, imagine barbecuing in one of these deluxe outdoor kitchens. Upgraded patios for al fresco dining are becoming all the rage in summer

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Seattle Homes For Free

Did you know that in almost any circumstance, it is possible to pick up and move an entire house from one place to another? In fact, it can be a money saver, especially if you can manage to get

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Jumbo Loans

Ask me about this fantastic new loan at Wells Fargo.  With just 10% down on a home valued at $417,000 or more there is NO mortgage insurance and you are still getting the conforming

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Celebrate Summer Wine Down Event

Come join Troy and Brandon.LIVE MUSICFREE FOODRSVP HERE: https://winedownwithtroy.eventbrite.com•Last month was a hit, time for an encore! Invite friends to come!•Hosted @ Armstrong

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Which Puget Sound Area Should You Live In

Team Troy created a custom assessment to narrow down which of the popular Seattle and Eastside communities you should live in. If you are looking for a new place to live or just want to see if you

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Wine Down With Team Troy Recap

Team Troy wants to thank everyone who came out last night to the Client Appreciation Event at Armstrong Family Winery. It was a nice night out on the patio enjoying wine, small bites, and great

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Bidding Wars And A Seattle Market Update

The "red hot" real estate market has been in the news this past week, with many real estate markets so skewed towards sellers that they are resulting in bidding wars across the country. A "bidding

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What Moms Want In A New Home

What are those “must-have” features that moms are looking for in a new home? This post is devoted to making moms' life a little easier, starting with the home. Let’s face it, raising a

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Green Living In The Puget Sound

If we had to choose one color to describe the Seattle area, it would be green.  Not only is Seattle the so-called “Emerald City” for its lush and verdant landscape, but it’s a true

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Wine Down With Troy

Team Troy does it again! They continue to add fun events anyone would want to enjoy! Wine Down w/ Troy, click here to RSVP (http://winedownwithtroy.eventbrite)

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Sellers Market In Ballard

Ballard new construction town houses are flying off the shelf! It's a Seller's market for sure. Check your home's value here: http://troy.nwlistingsearch.com/sell.php ;

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Daylight Savings 2014 Spring Forward

Don't forget to Spring Forward. Daylight savings time begins at 2:00am on Sunday, March 9th 2014. Make sure to set your clocks AHEAD one hour. It is also a good time to replace batteries in your

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Property Tour In Bothell Village Life The Reserve At Canyon Park

I took some clients on a great tour today at The Reserve at Canyon Park, a new community in Bothell by Village life. We saw the Huxley floor plan, featuring 5 bedrooms, 2.75 bathrooms and 2763 sq.

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Troy Anderson Rated As Top Real Estate Agent In Seattle

Team Troy is very pleased to announce that our listing specialist and team leader, Troy Anderson, was recently named one of Seattle's top real estate agents for 2013. This list appears in the

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Washington State Trivia

Here at Team Troy, we are always wanting to know more about the Seattle area and Washington in general. Not only does this help us serve our clients, especially those relocating from other areas,

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Seattle Is For Water Enthusiasts

In so many ways, Seattle is a hidden gem of a city to those who visit for the first time. Many comment that they didn't expect to see so many beautiful water views around every corner. In fact,

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Adaptive Reuse

We were inspired by a recent story about former churches in England being remodeled as homes. This strategy is known as adaptive reuse because it takes a structure that was built to be one thing,

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HOA Explained

Many of you have heard the term “HOA” before, but what does it really mean for you as a potential homeowner? HOA stands for Homeowners Association. It is an organizational body that governs

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Seattle Holiday Christmas Lights Guide

Do you remember hopping in the family truckster and driving around town looking at lights during the holiday season? It’s a fun and nostalgic thing to do around town, and now you can just follow

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Top Seattle Area Christmas Tree Farms

Now that the holiday season is in full swing, it is a tradition among many Puget Sound residents to venture out and cut down their own Christmas tree. If you are looking for a fun-filled day of

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Tips For A Safe Thanksgiving Holiday In Seattle

Some may think: what does Thanksgiving and real estate have in common? The answer is your home. As your home buying and selling experts, Team Troy is dedicated to helping all our homeowners even

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Famous Neighborhoods Of Seattle

Tonight the American Music Awards are being aired, a star-studded event to be sure. That has got us thinking about all the celebs you might see around the Emerald City, and which Seattle area

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Number Of Distressed Homes In Puget Sound Remains High

With the run up in home prices last spring and summer, many people believed that the market had recovered and we were back in full swing after the recession. However, news from our short sale

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Seattle Named Smartest City In North America

Dear people of Seattle, you can pat yourselves on the back today, because Seattle was just given the title of Smartest City in North America by Fast CompanyThe criteria for a Smart City included 28

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How Interest Rates Affect Your Buying Power

In his latest interview on Real Estate Radio Northwest, Justin Mitchell, Team Troy Buyer's Agent, touched on interest rates, the home mortgage process, the importance of pre-approval and buying.

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How To Make An Offer On A Home

Recently, Justin Mitchell, Team Troy Buyer's Specialist, was interviewed on Real Estate Radio Northwest with Nick Neal and Shelley Dudley. We also heard from Caitlin Pollock from Security National

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How To Increase Curb Appeal Year Round

Whether you are just getting your house ready to go on the market, or have had your house listed for a while, “curb appeal” is probably a strategy that you have heard about somewhere along the

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What To Do On Veterans Day In Seattle

Many of you may be off tomorrow for Veterans Day. And even if you are not, you can still enjoy some of these events and tips for Veterans Day. Here is a list of thing to do around Seattle, and ways

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Team Troy Tips For Home Winterization

We hate to say it,  but the cold season is upon us. Team Troy has compiled a list of handy winterization steps you can take to increase your home's efficiency and keep you and your family safe

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Election Day Information

About ballot drop boxes and vansReturning your ballotReturn your ballot at a ballot drop box or at a ballot drop-off van (temporary collection point) without needing a first class stamp. By law,;

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Top Ten Things To Do If The Power Goes Out In Seattle

Many Puget Sound residents, including some of Team Troy’s own, experienced extended power outages this past weekend. Since the weather is gearing up here in Seattle with more wind, rain and snow

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Team Troy Welcomes A New Member Of The Team

Today is Emily Incrocci’s first day as Team Troy’s Office Manager, and we want to welcome her aboard. Emily has both a real estate and marketing background, having worked as a transaction and

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Interest Rates Will Remain Low

Even though the U.S. economy appears to be on the road to recovery, the Federal Reserve reports that it will keep low interest rates because the economy is only growing moderately. In a

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Best Places To Trick Or Treat In Seattle

According to a recent survey, Seattle is the nation's fifth-best city for trick-or-treating on Halloween. The city's Loyal Heights neighborhood in Ballard tops the list. The survey determined

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Why Invest In Real Estate

Angela Coria, our Vice President of Investments, was recently interviewed. A major theme of the interview was how a first-time investor should get started in real estate investing. There are a

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Investing In Seattle Real Estate

Angela Coria on Real Estate Radio Northwest Money Radio KKOL Am 1300 with Nick Neal and Shelley Dudley Topic: Investing in Seattle Real Estate Nick Neal: This is Real Estate

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How To Sell Your Seattle Home Fast And For Cash

As a full-service real estate team, Team Troy can help homeowners who may be in a difficult situation when it comes to selling their homes. We can connect you with potential buyers that are

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Its Restaurant Week In Seattle

It is restaurant week here in Seattle, and that means it’s time to enjoy this fantastic run of fall weather we are having and go out on the town. Restaurant week runs from October 13-17 and

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Team Troy At The Farm

Team Troy had a fantastic second annual client appreciation event at The Farm at Swan's Trail in Snohomish this past Saturday. We set up the Team Troy tent and greeted clients as they collected

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Seattle Inventory Rises And Homes Price Dip

The housing market, which has been on a sharp incline since the end of 2012, has finally cooled off here in Seattle, with inventory rising and home sales sliding.Single-family home prices in

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Interview With Buyers Agent Marc Andrade

1. What do you do at Team Troy? My name is Marc Andrade and I am a new agent, a buyer’s agent here with Team Troy. 2. What is your background? I have a long background in housing. I was a

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What Is Your Home Efficiency

With the weather starting to turn cool here in Seattle, it might be time to think about turning on your heat. This has got us thinking: do you know the energy rating of your home? Sure, an

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Seattle Fall Activities

Fall is officially in full swing here in the Puget Sound region. Team Troy has compiled a list of autumn activities for you and your family to enjoy.  Whether it is a pumpkin patch that’

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Free Home Valuation

Do you know how much your home is worth? You might be surprised to find out that in this Seattle real estate market, your home could be worth much more than you think. Just since the beginning of

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Government Shutdown And Seattle Real Estate

With the pending government shut down in approximately 14 hours, it is good to be prepared for what this could mean for home buyers and sellers, as well as the real estate market on the whole.

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Reuse Recycle Repurpose

Have you ever had some extra building materials after a construction project that you hate to throw away or do you just like the shabby chic look for your home? You should consider some of these

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Mount Baker Is Our Neighborhood Of The Week

Seattle's Mount Baker community lies on Lake Washington southeast of downtown between the Leschi and Seward Park neighborhoods. Like a hidden gem over the ridge, the area features panoramic views

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Real Estate Market Update

The Northwest Multiple Listing Service just announced that there are brisk sales, escalating prices and some improvement in inventory. What this tells us is that buyer demand is still very.

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Seattle Extends Small Lot Development Moratorium

Neighbors have banded together from 16 different Seattle neighborhoods and formed the group, “One Home Per Lot.” This group opposes the large homes that are being built on subdivided lots

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Interview With Buyers Specialist Bert Han

Interview with Bert Han, Broker and Buyer’s Specialist at Team Troy, Keller Williams Greater Seattle 1. What is your job at Team Troy? Bert Han: I’m a buyer’s specialist for Team Troy,

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Beautiful Rehabilitation Of 1919 Mount Baker Home

On Thursday, Team Troy hosted a neighborhood open house at 3431 Cascadia Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98144 in the Mount Baker neighborhood of Seattle. This tight-knit community of neighbors were

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What Are You Looking For In A Great Seattle Neighborhood

Seattle has a reputation for thriving and vibrant neighborhoods. What do you think makes a neighborhood great? Team Troy has compiled a list of the top ten components of successful neighborhoods.

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Team Troy Launches New Property Search Website

Team Troy is very excited to announce the launch of our new property search website: www.nwlistingsearch.com!  This exclusive site makes it easier than ever before to find the home of your

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Create Your Dream Home With An FHA 203k

Have you been parading around the Greater Seattle Area touring numerous homes, but none seem to fit your standards? A home only has two bedrooms when you need three? The layout is odd and you are

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Seattle Apartment Prices Rise As Supply Declines

Rents across the nation are naturally creeping up, but the Seattle apartment rental market is skyrocketing. Big companies such as Google, Microsoft, and Amazon drive up the demand for affordable

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