Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Real Estate has provided a video update on recent real estate market activity in our area.

In less than a minute, you’ll get a clear and accurate update on real estate activity and price trends in our region.

Berkshire’s Housing Report videos feature current and historical local MLS data to give you a true market snapshot.

Click below to view this short video:

Call Callie Lagasca for more details about your local market:

Callie Lagasca
Real Estate Broker
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices

The annual “big check presentation” for Burien’s annual Empty Bowls fundraiser took place at Dan Thai Restaurant – which won this year for Best Soup – on Thursday afternoon, Feb. 16.

This year’s record-setting fundraiser netted $21,000, to be split evenly between the White Center and Highline Area Food Banks.

A record number – 1,164 people – attended this year’s event, which was held at the Burien Community Center on Jan. 27.

“Thanks to everyone who came out and enjoyed the Empty Bowls Event this year, the White Center Food Bank and Highline Area Food Bank reaped the rewards of hard work and dedication for a good cause,” Organizers said.

A large mudslide has closed Highland Park Way SW between SW Holden Street and W. Marginal Way Wednesday morning, Feb. 15.

Several trees have been reported over the roadway, and power was also lost in the area.

Heavy rains obviously loaded the hillside, which slid into the road.

Drivers are advised to take alternate routes until the landslide can be cleaned up.

Also, Metro Route 131 is currently rerouted off Highland Park Way SW, due to the blockage. Riders are advised to use the stops on 8th Ave SW south of SW Roxbury Street, or on 4th Ave S. north of S. Michigan Street until further notice.

JOB: Bishops Barbershop is looking for upbeat, talented stylists to join their team:

Our shops are loud, fun, fast-paced and provide our customers with top-notch cutting and coloring services and professionalism.

If you have bad ass style, a desire to move up with a growing company, fantastic customer service, superior cutting and coloring skills, and love people send your resume our way! Stylists are paid service and retail commission with an opportunity for sales bonuses and we have a high volume of client traffic. We offer health care, free education, insanely awesome company parties and just good old fashion fun.

Locations in West Seattle, Downtown Seattle and Capitol Hill. Applicants must be fully licensed cosmetologists. We are always accepting resumes from great people!

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Bishops Barbershop is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to policy of non-discrimination in employment on any basis including race, color, age, sex, religion, national origin, the presence of mental, physical, or sensory disability, sexual orientation, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state or provincial law.

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Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest – with offices in Olde Burien – is looking to hire!

To find out if a career in real estate is right for you, contact Branch Manager/Realtor Tay Krull at (206) 244-6400 for an interview today.

Who knows? Maybe you’ll end up as a superstar Agent on the blog!

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Step 1 Choose a Real Estate School
Go online and sign up for a pre-license class

Step 2 Study for 90-Clock Hours
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Step 3 Set up an exam appointment with State of Washington
           Take and pass your real estate license exam

Start Your New Career

Step 1 Call Our Branch and tell us you passed the exam

Step 2 Meet with us to activate your real estate license

Step 3 Complete a Business Plan & get started on the Road to Success!

The small schools on the Evergreen Campus are unifying as a single school under the leadership of one principal, and the public is invited to a ‘Principal Candidate Forum’ on Wednesday, Feb. 15 to meet the two finalists.

At the forum, attendees will have an opportunity to ask the finalists questions and provide the district feedback.

Vietnamese and Spanish interpreters will be available at the meeting.

Learn more about the reunification process at

WHAT: Principal Candidate Forum

WHEN: Wednesday, February 15, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

WHERE: Evergreen Campus Cafeteria, 830 SW 116th Street, White Center.

The first big fundraiser for the new White Center Fraternal Order of Eagles club will be a Crab Feed on Saturday, March 4, from 5 – 9 p.m. at their location at 10452 15th Ave SW.

Music by Island Soul.

Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door.

For tickets, please contact Patricia Thompson at (206) 349-8106

White Center’s 5K Walk & Run will return for its 5th year on Saturday, March 25, with another superhero-themed race.

“Who’s your favorite superhero? Lace up, grab your cape and we will see you at the race!”

The race will begin and end at White Center Heights Park (701 SW 102nd Street).

Register here:
Race Schedule:

  • 8:00 Doors Opens to the public
  • 9:00 Racers Begin
  • 9:10 Walkers Begin
  • 10:00 Entertainment, Race Winners Announced
  • 10:30 “Passport to White Center Event” Begins

Registration includes a free T-SHIRT! This event is pet friendly (dogs on leashes PLEASE), stroller friendly, family friendly, and wheelchair accesible.

The White Center 5K Walk & Run has four main objectives:

  1. Promote the positive and diverse culture that thrives in White Center
  2. Help to Promote local White Center businesses
  3. Promote a healthy lifestyle
  4. Unify the White Center Community

Like last year the proceeds will benefit the White Center Community Development Association and the YES Foundation of White Center, joining them this year is the White Center Food Bank, three non-profit organizations that are devoted to empowering our community:

White Center Community Development Association
The mission of the White Center Community Development Association (White Center CDA) is to promote a vibrant neighborhood and high quality of life for White Center residents and stakeholders through the development of authentic leadership opportunities, and community-led, neighborhood initiatives. We accomplish this through our three lines of business: neighborhood revitalization, family development, and community building.

YES Foundation of White Center
The YES foundation of White Center exists to address the social, economic, educational, physical, and spiritual needs of youth in the White Center area. By developing programs and partnering with other organizations, we provide kids with positive role models and powerful life experiences to encourage their hope and vision for the future.

White Center Food Bank
The White Center Food Bank (WCFB) began in the mid-1970’s as an emergency response to assist struggling families and individuals in the greater White Center and Highline areas during a major economic downturn. Serving over 1700 families a month the Mission of the White Center Food Bank is to minimize hunger, while nourishing community, nurturing self-reliance and embracing our rich cultural diversity. We fight to #KeepWhiteCenterFed!

WCB Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Real Estate’s Open House – set for this Saturday, Feb. 4 – is a new, modern style, 5-bedroom home in the desirable North Hill neighborhood of Des Moines!

Ideal floor plan features 5 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms and a real 3 car garage.

Main floor has a second master bedroom or junior master suite.

Chef’s delight kitchen with quartz, stainless and high end flooring.

Upstairs has a spacious master bedroom complete with walk-in closet and 5-piece master bath.

Over-sized upstairs bonus room or possible 6th bedroom.

Located on a large, usable lot – must see!

Here are photos & details:

WHAT: Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Real Estate Open House.

WHEN: SATURDAY, Feb. 4: Noon – 3 p.m.

WHERE20704 2nd Ave S Des Moines, WA 98198 (MAP, or see below)


  • List Price: $674,950
  • MLS Number: 1027549
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 3.5
  • Year Built: 2017
  • Approximate House SqFt: 3,200 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 8,000 s.f.

Site Features:

  • 2nd Master BR
  • Bath Off Master
  • Dbl Pane/Storm Windw
  • Dining Room
  • Vaulted Ceilings
  • Walk-in Closet

Marketing Remarks:

Modern style!

New construction home on the desirable North Hill of Des Moines.

Ideal floor plan features 5 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms and a real 3 car garage.

Main floor has a second master bedroom or junior master suite.

Chef’s delight kitchen with quartz, stainless and high end flooring.

Upstairs has a spacious master bedroom complete with walk-in closet and 5-piece master bath.

Over-sized upstairs bonus room or possible 6th bedroom.

Located on a large, usable lot. Must see!

Click here to see the full, detailed listing.

Click here to view all of Berkshire Hathaway’s Open Houses, and click here to “Like” them on Facebook.

From new Advertiser Highline Premier Soccer Club:

Highline Premier Soccer Club (HPFC) is a premier soccer program dedicated to providing its surrounding communities a player-centric approach to competing at the highest levels of youth soccer.

HPFC is committed to enabling players from all backgrounds an opportunity to share in “the beautiful game” teaching sportsmanship, mental toughness, self-discipline, team work, and commitment. Our direct goal is to produce well-rounded and skillful players who have the character, discipline, and determination to compete at the highest levels of the sport. As one of the oldest soccer programs in the state, thousands of kids have passed through our program, many having the opportunity to continue their soccer careers at the collegiate level and beyond. With a long-standing history and top level experience, coaches and staff support our players in every part of their development as people, athletes, students, sons, daughters, and friends. Once you are a part of HPFC, you are part of a soccer family with a storied history and the support of their surrounding communities helping to make HPFC the club of choice.

HPFC is excited to kickoff their first session of tryouts for 2017 leading off with High School Boys from February 14-16 at Highline High School stadium. Check out and learn more about this upcoming opportunity as well as additional information on the club and everything it has to offer. All High School boy’s teams are now holding Open Sessions for players who’d like to learn more about HPFC. If you would like to train in an open session or have questions, please visit our tryout page for more details, visit

The Three Yells present Giselle Deconstruct. Photo by Tim Summers.

4Culture – King County’s cultural funding agency – is currently offering grants to support projects for individuals and groups working in the arts, heritage and preservation.

It’s one of their largest grant programs and one all creatives should know about, especially if you are a King County resident and are an artist, part of an art group, local historian, or own a historic property.

They divide the grant up into three disciplines:

  • Arts
  • Heritage
  • Preservation

How to get 4Culture funding for your creative project:

Deadlines are March 1 and 8, 2017
4Culture is now accepting applicants for Art Projects through March 1 and applications for Heritage and Preservation Special Projects through March 8.

They are always looking for new applicants, to reach as many people working in arts and culture in King County as they can.

So, what are these grants for, exactly?
Art Projects fund artists and small arts groups—from traditional to contemporary, emerging to established—who are working in all creative disciplines and genres to enhance the cultural life of King County. Last year, dancer and choreographer Veronica Lee-Baik received funding for Giselle Deconstruct, her reinterpretation of classic ballet through the lens of the experiences of marginalized young women in Southeast Asia.

Lulu Carpenter and Jill Freidberg practicing their interviewing skills at the Red Apple.

Heritage Projects supports work uncovering, illuminating, and sharing the rich history that is all around us in King County. Oral histories? Research? Online exhibitions? Heritage Projects can fund it all, and more. Community historian and Central District resident Jill Freidberg is putting her 2016 Heritage Projects grant to work documenting the stories of the Red Apple grocery store at 23rd and Jackson before it is torn down to make way for new development.

Preservation Special Projects funds neighborhood surveys, landmark nominations, building assessments, planning projects, and advocacy efforts. They support projects utilizing new technologies and reaching audiences that are new to historic preservation. The Fall City Historical Society used their grant to hire a timber consultant to assess the condition of the iconic 1888 Fall City Hop Shed, the only remaining building of its type in King County.

Fall City Hop Shed, Washington, 2007, photo by 4Culture staff.

Grant writing can be stressful, so 4Culture provides step-by-step guidance throughout the process as well as a series of informal workshops. Applications are reviewed by a panel of peers working in their field of practice.

Got a project idea? Give them a call:

Find out more at