WCB Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Real Estate will be holding three Open Houses this weekend, on both Saturday and Sunday.

The first two homes are newly constructed two-story, 5-bedroom homes on the large, level Westview Estates in Burien:

Westview, Lot 3. 1 of 5 homes.

This newly constructed two story is on a large, level lot.

It has five bedrooms, 2.75 bathrooms and a 3-car garage, mud room and an option for another bedroom upstairs.

The main floor living space is an expansive open area that encompasses a designer kitchen, dining room, great room and outdoor living space.

The first floor features a guest room or den.

The master suite has a five piece bath and walk-in closet.

Located minutes from downtown, services and airport.

WHEN:

  • Saturday, Nov. 18: Noon – 3 p.m.
  • Sunday, Nov. 19: Noon – 3 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 184 S. 181st Court, Burien, WA 98148-1876; NOTE: enter site at 18052 Occidental Ave S. (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $774,950
  • MLS Number: 1095190
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 2.75
  • Year Built: 2017
  • Approximate House SqFt: 3,001 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 6,728 s.f.

Site Features:

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

Here are photos (click images to see larger versions/slideshow):

Click here to see the full listing.

For more information call:

Stuart Steadman
Realtor Berkshire Hathaway Home Services
206-409-4220


The second Westview Estates home is also a brand new 5-bedroom:

Westview, Lot 4. 1 of 5 homes.

This home offers plenty of natural light & nine foot ceilings throughout.

This two story home has 5 bedrooms, 2.75 baths, and a four-car tandem garage.

The main floor living space is an expansive open area that encompasses a designer kitchen, dining room & great room.

The master bedroom is complete with a 5-piece master bath and a walk-in closet.

Upstairs also features an over-sized leisure loft.

Located on a large lot, all within minutes of downtown Seattle!

WHEN:

  • Saturday, Nov. 18: Noon – 3 p.m.
  • Sunday, Nov. 19: Noon – 3 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 177 S. 181st Court, Burien, WA 98148-1876; NOTE: enter site at 18052 Occidental Ave S. (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $789,950
  • MLS Number: 1095207
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 2.75
  • Year Built: 2017
  • Approximate House SqFt: 3,306 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 7,848 s.f.

Site Features:

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

Here are photos (click images to see larger versions/slideshow):

Click here to view the full, detailed listing.

For more information call:

Stuart Steadman
Realtor Berkshire Hathaway Home Services
206-409-4220


The final Open House – open both Saturday & Sunday – is one of the finest waterfront homes in Normandy Park:

Imagine yourself here!

Step onto the beach waterfront home on Normandy Terrace.

100 (per KCR) of no bank Puget Sound waterfront footage.

Finest waterfront home opportunity in a long while in Normandy Park.

Expansive, wide views of Puget Sound, Mountains & shipping traffic.

Ideal outdoor deck and hot tub.

All located on a large, fully fenced, gated flat lot with ample parking.

Home is move-in ready w/new carpets.

Lot A Beach Rights which includes boat launch.

Easy access to downtown and airport.

WHEN:

  • Saturday, Nov. 18: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Sunday, Nov. 19: Noon – 3 p.m.

WHERE: 18505 Normandy Terrace SW, Normandy Park, WA 98166 (MAP, or see below).

INFO:

  • List Price: $2,250,000
  • MLS Number: 1166940
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Year Built: 1979
  • Approximate House SqFt: 3,210 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 28,063 s.f.

Site Features:

  • Wired for Generator
  • Bath Off Master
  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • Dining Room
  • Walk-in Closet
  • Deck
  • Gated Entry
  • Hot Tub/Spa
  • RV Parking
  • Shop

Here are photos (click images to see larger versions/slideshow):

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.

Bill Maas, longtime and beloved upholsterer at White Center Glass and Upholstery, passed away Oct. 29.

A Celebration of Bill’s Life will be held this Saturday, Nov. 18 at 11a.m. at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 1024 Monroe Ave. NE in Renton.

Bill was preceded in death by his wife – the love of his life – Elaine.

A longtime friend of Bill’s said this week “At least twenty times over the years, Bill walked across the street to my shop on my birthday and sang ‘Happy Birthday’ to me, laughing, start to finish.”

“Bill was a huge New York Yankees fan,” the friend continued. “We would make friendly bets whenever the Yankees played the Mariners. Bill, somehow, almost always won. So one day I suggested we raise the stakes to five dollars.” Bill responded: “No, I can’t. My wife made me promise not to bet more than one dollar per game.”

A few years ago The B-Town Blog and White Center Blog shot a promotional video at White Center Glass and Upholstery. In it you see blog staffer Bart Bryan stymied and lost. Suddenly Bill Maas appears and good-naturedly guides Bart through the wonders of Bill’s place of employment.

Bart “pilfers” a soft drink from the company refrigerator. Bill discovers this and famously rolls his eyes and bemoans: “Oh, jeez! Now I gotta count the Frescas!”

Be sure and watch the outtakes at the very end of the video!:

Bill will be missed.

So, sometime this weekend we should all pay tribute to Bill by going to our refrigerator, grabbing a can of soda, opening it up and toasting Bill – and Elaine – with a “Freshca!”

The White Center community will come together to celebrate Festivus on Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017 at the White Center Eagles Hall.

Tickets are $35 each, or a table of 8 for $250; ticket price includes prime rib dinner, and drinks may be purchased from the Eagles cocktail bar.

All proceeds support the production of the White Center Jubilee Days 2018 festival.

WHAT: FESTIVUS FOR THE REST OF US! The Pole! The Airing of Grievances! Feats of Strength! All the Festivus fun will be on hand!

WHEN: Saturday, December 9, 2017; Doors open and silent auction begins at 5:30pm.

TICKETS: Tickets are available online at festivuswhitecenter.org, or in person at Noble Barton, 9635 16th Ave SW.

INFO: More info: www.festivuswhitecenter.org

Seattle Seahawks running back C.J. Prosise will host the “BeProsise” Thanksgiving Takeover Youth Event this Wednesday, Nov. 15, from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. at the Southwest Boys & Girls Club at 9800 8th Ave SW (map below).

The event will host 300 local youth from four greater Seattle area Boys & Girls Clubs – Federal Way, Renton/Skyway, Rainier Vista, and Southwest – and will provide the attendees with a memorable holiday experience including a complimentary Thanksgiving meal, meet and greet with Prosise, photo booth, and a D.J. playing music throughout.

Each youth attendee will also receive a souvenir from the event.

The BeProsise Thanksgiving Takeover is made possible by Premera Blue Cross, Zappos and The Seattle Seahawks.

King County Sheriff’s Office Detectives have made an arrest in the fatal shooting of a 27-year old Burien man that took place near SW 96th Street and 15th Ave. SW in White Center on Friday night (Nov. 10).

Police say that a juvenile male was arrested and booked into the King County Youth Detention Center earlier this week.

“At this point, there is no new information about what led to the fight that occurred just prior to the shooting, and Detectives are still actively investigating this incident,” Sgt. Jason Houck said.

As we previously reported, on Friday night around 10:40 p.m., deputies responded to a report of a man shot near SW 96th Street and 15 Ave SW. When deputies arrived they found a man on the ground not breathing. Deputies administered CPR until Medics arrived but resuscitation efforts were unsuccessful. The man was pronounced dead at the scene, and his identity has not yet been released by the King County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Witnesses told police that a group of men were with talking with the victim prior to the shooting. The suspect who was with the group of men fought with the victim. When the fight was over the suspect pulled out a gun and shot the victim. The men fled the scene on foot.

The National Weather Service issued a Wind Advisory for Monday, Nov. 13, warning that wind gusts could reach 55 mph.

The advisory will be in effect from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.:

URGENT – WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Seattle WA
829 PM PST Sun Nov 12 2017

…WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM TO 7 PM PST MONDAY…

* WIND…South 25 to 35 mph with gusts TO 55 mph.

* SOME AFFECTED LOCATIONS…The I-5 metro corridor from Lewis county north to Snohomish county. Includes the greater Seattle area, Bellevue, Tacoma, Bremerton, and Olympia.

* TIMING…Late Monday morning through early Monday evening.

* IMPACTS…Falling tree branches will likely cause some power outages.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A Wind Advisory means that winds of 35 mph are expected. Winds this strong can make driving difficult…especially for high profile vehicles. Use extra caution.

Photos by Aaron Wells

As King County Sheriff’s Deputies were investigating a shooting in Burien Friday night (Nov. 10), a separate incident took place near the DSHS office at 15th Ave. SW and SW 96th Street in White Center.

A 27-year old Burien man was shot and killed in that shooting.

Witnesses said the victim had been involved in a physical fight with the suspect prior to the shooting.

Police say that Friday night around 10:40 p.m. deputies responded to a report of a man shot near SW 96th Street and 15 Ave S. When deputies arrived they found a man on the ground not breathing. Deputies administered CPR until Medics arrived but resuscitation efforts were unsuccessful.The man was pronounced dead at the scene.

Witnesses told police that a group of men were with talking with the victim prior to the shooting. The suspect who was with the group of men fought with the victim. When the fight was over the suspect pulled out a gun and shot the victim. The men fled the scene on foot.

King County Guardian One and K-9 responded but were unable to locate the suspect or the men he was with. The only description obtained was that the suspect was wearing a red hoodie.

Identity of the victim will be confirmed and released by the King County Medical Examiners Office

Detectives are asking anyone with information about this crime to call the King County Sheriff’s Office at 206-296-3311.

WCB Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Real Estate will be holding three Open Houses this weekend!

The first two homes – open both Saturday & Sunday – are newly constructed two-story, 5-bedroom homes on the large, level Westview Estates in Burien:

Westview, Lot 3. 1 of 5 homes.

This newly constructed two story is on a large, level lot.

It has five bedrooms, 2.75 bathrooms and a 3-car garage, mud room and an option for another bedroom upstairs.

The main floor living space is an expansive open area that encompasses a designer kitchen, dining room, great room and outdoor living space.

The first floor features a guest room or den.

The master suite has a five piece bath and walk-in closet.

Located minutes from downtown, services and airport.

WHEN:

  • Saturday, Nov. 11: Noon – 3 p.m.
  • Sunday, Nov. 12: Noon – 3 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 184 S. 181st Court, Burien, WA 98148-1876; NOTE: enter site at 18052 Occidental Ave S. (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $774,950
  • MLS Number: 1095190
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 2.75
  • Year Built: 2017
  • Approximate House SqFt: 3,001 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 6,728 s.f.

Site Features:

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

Here are photos (click images to see larger versions/slideshow):

Click here to see the full listing.

For more information call:

Stuart Steadman
Realtor Berkshire Hathaway Home Services
206-409-4220


The second Westview Estates home is also a brand new 5-bedroom:

Westview, Lot 4. 1 of 5 homes.

This home offers plenty of natural light & nine foot ceilings throughout.

This two story home has 5 bedrooms, 2.75 baths, and a four-car tandem garage.

The main floor living space is an expansive open area that encompasses a designer kitchen, dining room & great room.

The master bedroom is complete with a 5-piece master bath and a walk-in closet.

Upstairs also features an over-sized leisure loft.

Located on a large lot, all within minutes of downtown Seattle!

WHEN:

  • Saturday, Nov. 11: Noon – 3 p.m.
  • Sunday, Nov. 12: Noon – 3 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 177 S. 181st Court, Burien, WA 98148-1876; NOTE: enter site at 18052 Occidental Ave S. (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $789,950
  • MLS Number: 1095207
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 2.75
  • Year Built: 2017
  • Approximate House SqFt: 3,306 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 7,848 s.f.

Site Features:

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

Here are photos (click images to see larger versions/slideshow):

Click here to view the full, detailed listing.

For more information call:

Stuart Steadman
Realtor Berkshire Hathaway Home Services
206-409-4220


The final Open House – open both Saturday & Sunday – is one of the finest waterfront homes in Normandy Park:

Imagine yourself here!

Step onto the beach waterfront home on Normandy Terrace.

100 (per KCR) of no bank Puget Sound waterfront footage.

Finest waterfront home opportunity in a long while in Normandy Park.

Expansive, wide views of Puget Sound, Mountains & shipping traffic.

Ideal outdoor deck and hot tub.

All located on a large, fully fenced, gated flat lot with ample parking.

Home is move-in ready w/new carpets.

Lot A Beach Rights which includes boat launch.

Easy access to downtown and airport.

WHEN:

  • Saturday, Nov. 11: Noon – 3 p.m.
  • Sunday, Nov. 12: Noon – 3 p.m.

WHERE: 18505 Normandy Terrace SW, Normandy Park, WA 98166 (MAP, or see below).

INFO:

  • List Price: $2,250,000
  • MLS Number: 1166940
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Year Built: 1979
  • Approximate House SqFt: 3,210 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 28,063 s.f.

Site Features:

  • Wired for Generator
  • Bath Off Master
  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • Dining Room
  • Walk-in Closet
  • Deck
  • Gated Entry
  • Hot Tub/Spa
  • RV Parking
  • Shop

Here are photos (click images to see larger versions/slideshow):

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.

King County Sheriff’s detectives are asking for the public’s help identifying three men who robbed a man at gun point last month in White Center.

Shortly after the robbery two of the suspects (pictured below) went to a Wells Fargo ATM and withdrew money using the victim’s credit card (click images to view larger versions):

Police say that on Friday, Oct. 20, at around 1:30 a.m., deputies responded to a report of a robbery which occurred near SW 100th Street and 26th Ave S. in White Center.

The victim, a 20-year old Seattle man, told police he was walking home from the Safeway on SW Roxbury when he was attacked by three men and robbed of his wallet, keys and cell phone. One of the men stuck the victim in the back of his head with a gun during the robbery.

A short time after the robbery, two of the suspects were seen on camera taking money from the victim’s account at the Wells Fargo ATM on SW Roxbury. Both of the suspects had their faces covered but one of the men was wearing a sweatshirt with an “Angry Birds” logo on the front.

Detectives are asking anyone with information about this crime to call the King County Sheriff’s Office at 206-296-3311. You may also remain anonymous and be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000 by calling Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (8477)

Advertiser Burger Broiler is offering a Buy One, Get One FREE Coupon for a Cheeseburger!

Click the image below, then print it out and bring it into Burger Broiler, located at 119 SW 148h Street in Burien (map below):

  • The coupon expires Nov. 30, 2017
  • One coupon per party
  • One off per coupon
  • Not valid in combination with any other coupon or promotion.

King County Library System (KCLS), recently recognized 15 honorees last Saturday at Friends’ Day, an annual celebration of KCLS volunteers, including Rubina “Ruby” Arrants of the White Center Library Guild.

Hosted by the KCLS Foundation, Friends’ Day honors KCLS volunteers who contribute their time, talents and expertise to serve as good will ambassadors and raise money to supplement their local library’s budget to help the library better assist a greater number of patrons.

“We are very lucky to have such a robust network of friends, guilds and association members who support King County libraries and our communities,” said KCLS Interim Director Stephen Smith. I have visited all 49 King County libraries and have seen much of the good work our friends have contributed, and the commitment and ambassadorship they serve within the communities of our libraries,” he said.

Friends of the Library contribute greatly to the funding and program enrichment of KCLS. Collectively, KCLS volunteers spend thousands of hours serving the library each year, and raise approximately $300,000 annually for local library programming to augment KCLS public funding.

The event at KCLS’s Service Center in Issaquah drew more than 125 friends, volunteers and employees to recognize the volunteers and honor awardees. Volunteers are nominated each year by librarians and branch staff. The criteria for selection included leadership, accomplishments, initiative, creativity, advocacy, and length of service.

The 2017 Friends of the Library Hall of Fame Honorees are:

  • Lifetime Achievement Award: Ling Tan, FOLK (Friends of the Kirkland Library)
  • Friend of the Year: Dorothy Matsui, Friends of the Redmond Library
  • Friend of the Year: Julie Vaughn, Friends of the Richmond Beach Library

Hall of Fame:

  • Sally Anderson, Friends of the Bothell Library
  • Rubina “Ruby” Arrants, White Center Library Guild
  • Lora Bolding, Friends of the Des Moines Library
  • Barbara Braun, Friends of the Enumclaw Library
  • Liz Davis, North Bend Friends of the Library
  • Charlotte Johnson, Friends of the Enumclaw Library
  • Dottie Kelly, North Bend Friends of the Library
  • Wanda Manseau, Friends of the Federal Way Libraries
  • Martha Pinsky, Friends of the Issaquah Library
  • Mary Rabe, Newport Way Library Association
  • Pat Reimer, Friends of the Woodinville Library
  • Naomi Schafer, Bellevue Friends of the Library

At Friends Day 2017, KCLS Foundation Executive Director Beth Castleberry said to the honorees and volunteers, “The work you do – fundraising and advocacy – is indispensable to us. Your tireless support of libraries as a common good makes you truly the best “friends” one can make. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts–as I’m sure the 1.3 million patrons we serve would as well.”

Smith added, “As a lover of libraries, I really appreciate all you do for your library and the inspiration you bring to KCLS.”

For more about Friends of Library, please visit KCLS Friends of the Library.

About King County Library Foundation:
The King County Library System Foundation is a separate entity from the King County Library System (KCLS), and exists entirely to benefit the patrons of the KCLS. The Foundation provides support beyond public funding for initiatives and resources that enable KCLS to better serve the needs of King County communities.

REMINDER: This Saturday, Nov. 4, will be the second White Center Community Summit of 2017, with the first one held in January:

During the previous summit, the White Center Community Development Association (WCCDA) was able to continue to collect data that showed thoughts and concerns of renters, homeowners, youth, business owners, community organizations and anyone interested in making a positive impact on White Center.

This upcoming summit is aimed towards responses to those thoughts and concerns. It is vital to the White Center CDA that resident voice and leadership is at the center of development and other works in White Center.

The Summit is also a time to celebrate ourselves as a neighborhood! Please bring a friend and join us!

Register for the Community Summit here:
https://goo.gl/forms/YBBsfxf35e47ckMm2

AT THE EVENT:

  • Free Childcare (Please indicate if you will need this service in your registration below)
  • Free breakfast & lunch
  • Big group presentation
  • Language group break out session
  • Community polling
  • Immigration and Know Your Rights Trainings
  • Raffle for Prizes!
  • Interpreters provided (Somali, Spanish, Khmer, and Vietnamese)

WHEN: Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017, 9AM-3PM

  • Breakfast and community organization table set-up @ 9am
  • Big group gathering and conversations start @ 10:00am

WHERE:

Evergreen High School
830 SW 116th St,
Seattle, WA 98146

WCB Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Real Estate will be holding three Open Houses this weekend!

The first two homes – open both Saturday & Sunday – are newly constructed two-story, 5-bedroom homes on the large, level Westview Estates in Burien:

Westview, Lot 3. 1 of 5 homes.

This newly constructed two story is on a large, level lot.

It has five bedrooms, 2.75 bathrooms and a 3-car garage, mud room and an option for another bedroom upstairs.

The main floor living space is an expansive open area that encompasses a designer kitchen, dining room, great room and outdoor living space.

The first floor features a guest room or den.

The master suite has a five piece bath and walk-in closet.

Located minutes from downtown, services and airport.

WHEN:

  • Saturday, Nov. 4: Noon – 3 p.m.
  • Sunday, Nov. 5: Noon – 3 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 184 S. 181st Court, Burien, WA 98148-1876; NOTE: enter site at 18052 Occidental Ave S. (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $769,950
  • MLS Number: 1095190
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 2.75
  • Year Built: 2017
  • Approximate House SqFt: 3,001 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 6,728 s.f.

Site Features:

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

Here are photos (click images to see larger versions/slideshow):

Click here to see the full listing.

For more information call:

Stuart Steadman
Realtor Berkshire Hathaway Home Services
206-409-4220


The second Westview Estates home is also a brand new 5-bedroom:

Westview, Lot 4. 1 of 5 homes.

This home offers plenty of natural light & nine foot ceilings throughout.

This two story home has 5 bedrooms, 2.75 baths, and a four-car tandem garage.

The main floor living space is an expansive open area that encompasses a designer kitchen, dining room & great room.

The master bedroom is complete with a 5-piece master bath and a walk-in closet.

Upstairs also features an over-sized leisure loft.

Located on a large lot, all within minutes of downtown Seattle!

WHEN:

  • Saturday, Nov. 4: Noon – 3 p.m.
  • Sunday, Nov. 5: Noon – 3 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 177 S. 181st Court, Burien, WA 98148-1876; NOTE: enter site at 18052 Occidental Ave S. (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $789,950
  • MLS Number: 1095207
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 2.75
  • Year Built: 2017
  • Approximate House SqFt: 3,306 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 7,848 s.f.

Site Features:

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

Here are photos (click images to see larger versions/slideshow):

Click here to view the full, detailed listing.

For more information call:

Stuart Steadman
Realtor Berkshire Hathaway Home Services
206-409-4220


The final Open House – open both Saturday & Sunday – is one of the finest waterfront homes in Normandy Park:

Imagine yourself here!

Step onto the beach waterfront home on Normandy Terrace.

100 (per KCR) of no bank Puget Sound waterfront footage.

Finest waterfront home opportunity in a long while in Normandy Park.

Expansive, wide views of Puget Sound, Mountains & shipping traffic.

Ideal outdoor deck and hot tub.

All located on a large, fully fenced, gated flat lot with ample parking.

Home is move-in ready w/new carpets.

Lot A Beach Rights which includes boat launch.

Easy access to downtown and airport.

WHEN:

  • Saturday, Nov. 4: 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, Nov. 5: Noon – 3 p.m.

WHERE: 18505 Normandy Terrace SW, Normandy Park, WA 98166 (MAP, or see below).

INFO:

  • List Price: $2,290,000
  • MLS Number: 1166940
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Year Built: 1979
  • Approximate House SqFt: 3,210 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 28,063 s.f.

Site Features:

  • Wired for Generator
  • Bath Off Master
  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • Dining Room
  • Walk-in Closet
  • Deck
  • Gated Entry
  • Hot Tub/Spa
  • RV Parking
  • Shop

Here are photos (click images to see larger versions/slideshow):

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.

REMINDER: Burien’s annual Día De Los Muertos / Day of the Dead Celebration will be held at the Community Center from 6 – 9 p.m. this FRIDAY, Nov. 3.

Don’t miss this fun-filled evening to learn about the rich tradition of DAY of the DEAD.

Play Loteria (Mexican bingo), get your face painted and create crafts.

Enjoy music, bilingual storytelling around the campfire, and Mexican hot chocolate, and pan de muerto.

Beautiful altars will be on display created by Burien community groups.

This is a FREE, family-friendly event put on by Burien Parks.

NEW this year is an art installation called “Dos Fridas: a live art installation” by Amaranta Sandys, sponsored by 4 Culture. Learn more about Amaranta here: http://artmaranth.org/about/.

Plus…MARIACHI MUSIC!

WHEN: Friday, Nov. 3, from 6 – 9 p.m.

WHERE: Burien Community Center, 14700 6th Ave SW (map below)

WHAT:

Altars/Ofrendas:

  • Face Painting hosted by Burien Arts
  • Loteria (bingo) Room

Arts & Crafts — mask making and more:

  • Come dressed at a Catrina or Frida

Traditional Music and Dance:  

  • 6:15-7:15pm Seattle Danza Azteca
  • 7:30-8:45pm Grupo Folklorico Guadalajara
  • 7:30-8:45pm Grupo Folklorico Citlali

Food for purchase from Maria’s Tamales.

Storytelling.

And much more!

More info here: www.burienwa.gov/DDLM and here

The Burien Community Center is located at 14700 6th Ave SW:

From Advertiser Matthew R. Hale, Attorney at Law PLLC:

LESSONS FROM LITIGATION: What is Enough Insurance?

I had just been out of law school for less than a year and had passed bar only a few months before, when I worked on a case that changed the way I viewed the world. I had become a lawyer to help people, and to use my training and skills to get justice for people.

There are two main areas of law for trial lawyers: civil and criminal. Through the criminal courts people are facing criminal charges, fines, jail time and sometimes worse punishments. The civil courts are about non-criminal matters. Lawsuits over automobile collisions happen in the civil courts, and there–justice is money.

The case I was working on was awful. It was one of those rare cases where the criminal and the civil cross paths. It was an auto collision I would never forget.

It took place on one of those two lane country highways where people drive fast and are out in the middle of nowhere. A mother and her three daughters were going down the road in their Chevy Tahoe, when they were cut-off by a young person driving a truck. In order to avoid a collision, the mother swerved, but at freeway speeds, over-correction can result in disaster. The Tahoe hit the gravel on the side of the road, went sideways and began to roll.

I remember sitting and listening to one of the daughters, who was about 10 years-old, explain how she saw her mother’s neck break in the collision. She saw her younger sister slip out of the side window, and when it was done she remembered trying to rouse her mother’s dead body. We all cried. Fortunately, the children were all physically okay, with minor injuries, bumps and bruises. I am not sure how they recovered mentally and emotionally after such a horrific event and loss.

It turned out that the driver that cut them off had no insurance. He was charged with reckless driving and vehicular manslaughter. He had no money, nor did he have any assets. There was no money for the family to go after from the driver, who killed their mother and wife.

Now the family had their own automobile insurance policy. It was the minimum policy limits that Washington State allows–$25,000 of Underinsured Motorist Protection. That means that this poor family could use their insurance policy to obtain some relief for the medical bills that came pouring in for the care given for the injured children.

It was not enough, however, to address the rest of the family losses. You see, it took both the mother and the father to make their mortgage payment and put food on the table. With the loss of his wife’s income and no real insurance money to obtain, they had to sell the family home and move out. It was a tragedy compounded and those children’s lives and their father lost more than could have ever have imagined.

Over the years I have seen people forced into medical bankruptcy over an automobile collision, who did not have Personal Injury Protection. I have seen people left destitute because they did not want to pay for Underinsured Motorist Coverage. I have seen people left with a wrecked car because they only had liability and did not want to pay for comprehensive coverage. I argued with my own insurance agent about paying for “safety glass” coverage that pays to replace broken windshields. After the third windshield to take a rock, I thanked him for arguing for the coverage as in the end, it had saved me a tremendous headache.

If you make a mistake and you do not have sufficient coverage and you injured someone else, under the Washington Responsibility Law, you can be held accountable for paying for all the expenses that the insurance company had to pay to their insured for everything. What does not mean? You will lose the privilege to drive unless you are paying regularly – sometimes to the tune of tens of thousands. And if you fail to pay, your driver’s license is suspended and a judgment entered that will destroy your credit.

Now, having a large insurance policy is no guarantee that it will pay when you need it to. I spend my days fighting insurance companies that don’t want to pay. They make a lot of money denying claims. But, it is better to have something to go after or fight for nothing.

I have heard people complain about paying for insurance so that someone else can benefit. Why should they waste their money? Then, after a tragedy strikes, the reality sets in with the infamous phrase, “I should have….” The coverage is not just to benefit someone else, because in the end it can save our health, our lives, our homes, our families and our communities.

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WCB Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Real Estate will be holding four Open Houses this weekend!

The first two homes – open both Saturday & Sunday – are newly constructed two-story, 5-bedroom homes on the large, level Westview Estates in Burien:

Westview, Lot 3. 1 of 5 homes.

This newly constructed two story is on a large, level lot.

It has five bedrooms, 2.75 bathrooms and a 3-car garage, mud room and an option for another bedroom upstairs.

The main floor living space is an expansive open area that encompasses a designer kitchen, dining room, great room and outdoor living space.

The first floor features a guest room or den.

The master suite has a five piece bath and walk-in closet.

Located minutes from downtown, services and airport.

WHEN:

  • Saturday, Oct. 28: Noon – 3 p.m.
  • Sunday, Oct. 29: Noon – 3 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 184 S. 181st Court, Burien, WA 98148-1876; NOTE: enter site at 18052 Occidental Ave S. (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $769,950
  • MLS Number: 1095190
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 2.75
  • Year Built: 2017
  • Approximate House SqFt: 3,001 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 6,728 s.f.

Site Features:

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

Here are photos (click images to see larger versions/slideshow):

Click here to see the full listing.

For more information call:

Stuart Steadman
Realtor Berkshire Hathaway Home Services
206-409-4220


The second Westview Estates home is also a brand new 5-bedroom:

Westview, Lot 4. 1 of 5 homes.

This home offers plenty of natural light & nine foot ceilings throughout.

This two story home has 5 bedrooms, 2.75 baths, and a four-car tandem garage.

The main floor living space is an expansive open area that encompasses a designer kitchen, dining room & great room.

The master bedroom is complete with a 5-piece master bath and a walk-in closet.

Upstairs also features an over-sized leisure loft.

Located on a large lot, all within minutes of downtown Seattle!

WHEN:

  • Saturday, Oct. 28: Noon – 3 p.m.
  • Sunday, Oct. 29: Noon – 3 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 177 S. 181st Court, Burien, WA 98148-1876; NOTE: enter site at 18052 Occidental Ave S. (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $789,950
  • MLS Number: 1095207
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 2.75
  • Year Built: 2017
  • Approximate House SqFt: 3,306 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 7,848 s.f.

Site Features:

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

Here are photos (click images to see larger versions/slideshow):

Click here to view the full, detailed listing.

For more information call:

Stuart Steadman
Realtor Berkshire Hathaway Home Services
206-409-4220


The next home – open both Saturday & Sunday – is one of the finest waterfront homes in Normandy Park:

Imagine yourself here!

Step onto the beach waterfront home on Normandy Terrace.

100 (per KCR) of no bank Puget Sound waterfront footage.

Finest waterfront home opportunity in a long while in Normandy Park.

Expansive, wide views of Puget Sound, Mountains & shipping traffic.

Ideal outdoor deck and hot tub.

All located on a large, fully fenced, gated flat lot with ample parking.

Home is move-in ready w/new carpets.

Lot A Beach Rights which includes boat launch.

Easy access to downtown and airport.

WHEN:

  • Saturday, Oct. 28: 1 – 4 p.m.
  • Sunday, Oct. 29: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

WHERE: 18505 Normandy Terrace SW, Normandy Park, WA 98166 (MAP, or see below).

INFO:

  • List Price: $2,290,000
  • MLS Number: 1166940
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Year Built: 1979
  • Approximate House SqFt: 3,210 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 28,063 s.f.

Site Features:

  • Wired for Generator
  • Bath Off Master
  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • Dining Room
  • Walk-in Closet
  • Deck
  • Gated Entry
  • Hot Tub/Spa
  • RV Parking
  • Shop

Here are photos (click images to see larger versions/slideshow):

Click here to see the full, detailed listing.


The final home – open both Saturday & Sunday – is a designer-finished home in hip Georgetown:

Welcome home to your very own designer finished home in Georgetown blocks from Charles Smith Wines & Frans Chocolate.

These vaulted ceiling homes come with a must see covered deck off the master & roof top deck.

With hardwood floors throughout the home & solid core indoor doors, hypoallergenic premium carpet, Quartz counters, Grohe European water faucets & fine laminate self close cabinets enjoy the true luxuries of urban living with the convenience of being minutes from all the Seattle action!

WHEN:

  • Saturday, Oct. 28: 1 – 4 p.m.
  • Sunday, Oct. 29: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 6630-C Carleton Ave S Seattle, WA 98108 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $529,000
  • MLS Number: 1212055
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Year Built: 2017
  • Approximate House SqFt: 1,186 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 841 s.f.

Site Features:

  • Vaulted Ceilings
  • Ceramic Tile
  • Hardwood Floors
  • Designer Touches
  • Covered Deck

Here are photos (click images to see larger versions/slideshow):

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.

The Shorewood Holiday Bazaar – coming Saturday, Nov. 11 – is a longstanding tradition in the Shorewood community, featuring over 60 talented local crafter-vendors selling handmade goods ranging from ceramics, knitted goods, woodcrafts, photography, soaps and lotions, bags and purses, candles, dolls, jewelry, Seahawks and Sounders swag and much more!

The event runs from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., and also includes:

  • Santa photos from 12:30 – 3:30 p.m. ($5 donations accepted)
  • Free caricature artist from 2 – 4 p.m.
  • Hourly raffle
  • Bake sale
  • Used book sale
  • Kids’ craft table
  • Food trucks (local businesses Nibbles and Momma Bear’s Fry Bread!)
  • Pop-up vintage trailer
  • Vendor Happy Hour from 3-4pm (featuring discounted items from select vendors)
  • Lots of holiday cheer!

We’d love to see the community there supporting our local elementary school and their PTA, and having fun!

Contact [email protected] or like our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/shorewoodholidaybazaar/

The bazaar is held every year at Shorewood Elementary, 2725 SW 116th Street, Burien, WA 98146:

The King County Sheriff’s Office Foundation’s White Center Police Activities League Boxing Center, in partnership with the King County Sheriff’s Office, will be participating in the DEA National Take-Back Prescription Drug Project this Saturday, Oct. 28, at Steve Cox Memorial Park.

With the epidemic that the Region and the Nation is currently experiencing with the Opioid Crisis and massive overdose deaths, the Foundation will co-sponsor this event with Sheriff John Urquhart.

The King County Sheriff’s Office Foundation is an Organization that has Deputy and Civilian volunteers that serve as Coaches and Mentors for the at-risk, vulnerable youth of King County. The Foundation is a member of the 100 Year Old National PAL Program.

“I was proud to have been involved under two prior Sheriffs that were critical in the formation and success of our Police Activities League Program and I’m proud to be a part of the current Foundation,” Sheriff John Urquhart said. “When the Foundation’s Executive Director, Jared Karstetter approached me having returned from from a Youth Summit in Washington DC and asked if I’d be willing to be part of the DEA Program Event, I knew that this is something that the Sheriff’s Office MUST be involved in.”

“The Foundation is required to perform a community service project in associated with a National PAL Dept of Justice Grant we received under a Youth-Teen Mentoring Program,” Karstetter said. “I contacted DEA and asked if our White Center Boxing PAL Club could do this project and DEA indicated that if the Sheriff would support it, yes. Sheriff Urquhart, even when faced with massive service and program cuts, has remained committed to the at-risk youth that the Foundation serves,” Karstetter added.

The TAKE BACK Event will be at the King County Sheriff’s Office Storefront Precinct at Steven Cox Memorial Park located at: Steve Cox Building (in White Center), King County Sheriff’s Office Storefront at 1327 SW 102nd Street Seattle, WA  98146 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on SATURDAY, OCT. 28, 2017.

Sheriff John Urquhart will be at the site as 12:00 to thank the kids and community.

The Community is invited to bring their prescription drugs (and any other drugs) to this event. This Program is designed to protect the identity of anyone bringing material to this event. No questions are asked and no information is obtained. The youth of the White Center PAL Boxing Club are there to assist the public in placing these very harmful drugs into a secured bin for proper disposal.

This will also be an opportunity to learn more about the King County Sheriff’s Office commitment to the White Center Community and to see the Program that the youth of the area are involved in.

“We hope to make this an Annual Event for both the Foundation and the Sheriff’s Office and look to expand it next year to all areas serviced by the King County Sheriff’s Office.”

Burien’s annual Día De Los Muertos / Day of the Dead Celebration will be held at the Community Center from 6 – 9 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 3.

Don’t miss this fun-filled evening to learn about the rich tradition of DAY of the DEAD.

Play Loteria (Mexican bingo), get your face painted and create crafts.

Enjoy music, bilingual storytelling around the campfire, and Mexican hot chocolate, and pan de muerto.

Beautiful altars will be on display created by Burien community groups.

This is a FREE, family-friendly event put on by Burien Parks.

NEW this year is an art installation called “Dos Fridas: a live art installation” by Amaranta Sandys, sponsored by 4 Culture. Learn more about Amaranta here: http://artmaranth.org/about/.

Plus…MARIACHI MUSIC!

WHEN: Friday, Nov. 3, from 6 – 9 p.m.

WHERE: Burien Community Center, 14700 6th Ave SW (map below)

WHAT:

Altars/Ofrendas:

  • Face Painting hosted by Burien Arts
  • Loteria (bingo) Room

Arts & Crafts — mask making and more:

  • Come dressed at a Catrina or Frida

Traditional Music and Dance:  

  • 6:15-7:15pm Seattle Danza Azteca
  • 7:30-8:45pm Grupo Folklorico Guadalajara
  • 7:30-8:45pm Grupo Folklorico Citlali

Food for purchase from Maria’s Tamales.

Storytelling.

And much more!

More info here: www.burienwa.gov/DDLM and here

The Burien Community Center is located at 14700 6th Ave SW:

WCB Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Real Estate will be holding Open Houses this weekend!

The first two homes – open both Saturday & Sunday – are newly constructed two-story, 5-bedroom homes on the large, level Westview Estates in Burien:

Westview, Lot 3. 1 of 5 homes.

This newly constructed two story is on a large, level lot.

It has five bedrooms, 2.75 bathrooms and a 3-car garage, mud room and an option for another bedroom upstairs.

The main floor living space is an expansive open area that encompasses a designer kitchen, dining room, great room and outdoor living space.

The first floor features a guest room or den.

The master suite has a five piece bath and walk-in closet.

Located minutes from downtown, services and airport.

WHEN:

  • Saturday, Oct. 21: Noon – 3 p.m.
  • Sunday, Oct. 22: Noon – 3 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 184 S. 181st Court, Burien, WA 98148-1876; NOTE: enter site at 18052 Occidental Ave S. (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $769,950
  • MLS Number: 1095190
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 2.75
  • Year Built: 2017
  • Approximate House SqFt: 3,001 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 6,728 s.f.

Site Features:

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

Here are photos (click images to see larger versions/slideshow):

Click here to see the full listing.

For more information call:

Stuart Steadman
Realtor Berkshire Hathaway Home Services
206-409-4220


The second Westview Estates home is also a brand new 5-bedroom:

Westview, Lot 4. 1 of 5 homes.

This home offers plenty of natural light & nine foot ceilings throughout.

This two story home has 5 bedrooms, 2.75 baths, and a four-car tandem garage.

The main floor living space is an expansive open area that encompasses a designer kitchen, dining room & great room.

The master bedroom is complete with a 5-piece master bath and a walk-in closet.

Upstairs also features an over-sized leisure loft.

Located on a large lot, all within minutes of downtown Seattle!

WHEN:

  • Saturday, Oct. 21: Noon – 3 p.m.
  • Sunday, Oct. 22: Noon – 3 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 177 S. 181st Court, Burien, WA 98148-1876; NOTE: enter site at 18052 Occidental Ave S. (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $789,950
  • MLS Number: 1095207
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 2.75
  • Year Built: 2017
  • Approximate House SqFt: 3,306 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 7,848 s.f.

Site Features:

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

Here are photos (click images to see larger versions/slideshow):

Click here to view the full, detailed listing.

For more information call:

Stuart Steadman
Realtor Berkshire Hathaway Home Services
206-409-4220


The third home – open Sunday – is a 4-bedroom, 2-bath home in Pacific:

Come see! Open floor plan with many builder upgrades.

One level living! Lovely home well cared for by original owner.

View of many birds and wildlife in protected wetland behind home.

4 bedrooms, lots of storage and closet space, stainless steel appliances and gas fireplace make this home ready to enjoy.

Two community playgrounds with no HOA dues.

Close to biking, golf, Boeing, shopping and Hwy 167.

WHERE:

  • 267 6th Ave SW, Pacific, WA 98047 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $309,950
  • MLS Number: 1095190
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Year Built: 2009
  • Approximate House SqFt: 1,394 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 6,104 s.f.

Site Features:

  • Bath Off Master
  • Vaulted Ceilings
  • Walk-in Closet
  • Fenced-Partially
  • Gas Available
  • High Speed Internet
  • Patio

Here are photos (click images to see larger versions/slideshow):

Click here to view the full, detailed listing.


The next home – open on Saturday – is a new urban home in Georgetown:

Last Home!

With a short commute to the heart of the city welcome yourself to a designer finished home with a GARAGE!

Enjoy a full bedroom off the main floor as you make your way to the second floor LDK featuring a half bath with a fully equipped stainless steel appliance kitchen & two tone lacquer soft close cabinets.

On the penthouse floor enjoy your master bedroom with bathroom & another full bath & bed off the hallway!

Last but not least enjoy your evenings celebrated on your roof top deck!

WHEN:

  • Saturday, Oct. 21: Noon – 3 p.m.

WHERE: 732-A 26th Ave S., Seattle, WA 98144 (MAP, or see below).

INFO:

  • List Price: $725,000
  • MLS Number: 1198951
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Year Built: 2017
  • Approximate House SqFt: 1,520 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 1,371 s.f.

Site Features:

  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • Cable TV
  • Fenced-Fully
  • Gas Available
  • High Speed Internet

Here are photos (click images to see larger versions/slideshow):

Click here to see the detailed, full listing.


The final home – open both Saturday & Sunday – is one of the finest waterfront homes in Normandy Park:

Imagine yourself here!

Step onto the beach waterfront home on Normandy Terrace.

100 (per KCR) of no bank Puget Sound waterfront footage.

Finest waterfront home opportunity in a long while in Normandy Park.

Expansive, wide views of Puget Sound, Mountains & shipping traffic.

Ideal outdoor deck and hot tub.

All located on a large, fully fenced, gated flat lot with ample parking.

Home is move-in ready w/new carpets.

Lot A Beach Rights which includes boat launch.

Easy access to downtown and airport.

WHEN:

  • Saturday, Oct. 21: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Sunday, Oct. 22: 1 – 6 p.m.

WHERE: 18505 Normandy Terrace SW, Normandy Park, WA 98166 (MAP, or see below).

INFO:

  • List Price: $2,290,000
  • MLS Number: 1166940
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Year Built: 1979
  • Approximate House SqFt: 3,210 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 28,063 s.f.

Site Features:

  • Wired for Generator
  • Bath Off Master
  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • Dining Room
  • Walk-in Closet
  • Deck
  • Gated Entry
  • Hot Tub/Spa
  • RV Parking
  • Shop

Here are photos (click images to see larger versions/slideshow):

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.