The deadline to file for running for office in the August 6, 2019 primary election has passed, and here is the most recent list of candidates who have filed for office.

The top two vote-getters for each position will move on to the Nov. 5, 2019 General Election.

SEATAC CITY COUNCIL

  • NOTE: Incumbent Rick Forscher is not running for reelection, and former councilmember Tony Anderson is running again.

City of SeaTac, Council Position 1:

City of SeaTac, Council Position 3:

City of SeaTac, Council Position 5:

City of SeaTac, Council Position 7:


BURIEN CITY COUNCIL

  • NOTE: Burien City Council incumbents Bob Edgar and Austin Bell are not running for reelection.
  • Former councilmember Debi Wagner is running again.

City of Burien, Council Position 2:

City of Burien, Council Position 4:

City of Burien, Council Position 6:


NORMANDY PARK CITY COUNCIL

City of Normandy Park, Council Position 1:

City of Normandy Park, Council Position 3:

City of Normandy Park, Council Position 5:

City of Normandy Park, Council Position 7:


DES MOINES CITY COUNCIL

City of Des Moines, Council Position 2:

City of Des Moines, Council Position 4:

City of Des Moines, Council Position 6:


TUKWILA MAYOR & CITY COUNCIL

  • NOTE: Dennis Robertson, incumbent for Position 4, is not seeking reelection.

City of Tukwila, Mayor:

City of Tukwila, Council Position 2:

City of Tukwila, Council Position 4:

City of Tukwila, Council Position 6:


HIGHLINE SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD

Highline School District 401, Director District 1:

Highline School District 401, Director District 4:

Highline School District 401, Director District 5:

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

The first Open House is a beautiful NW remodel from the studs out, located in Burien:

Seller went above & beyond on this one!

NEW features include: Light & bright kitchen w/new cabinets/appliances & entertainment island, decorative light features, new tile, carpet, & laminate flooring, windows that bring in natural light, pex plumbing, furnace, & new roof! With its inviting driveway, garden space, & private backyard.

This 4BR 2BA home is perfect for anyone!

Close to shopping, freeways, and schools! Come see!

WHEN:

  • Friday, May 17: 4:30 – 6 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 18: 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 19: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 13013 3rd Ave S., Burien, WA 98168 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $475,000
  • MLS Number: 1453868
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Year Built: 1943
  • Approximate House SqFt: 1,870 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 6,613 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • Ceramic Tile
  • Wall to Wall Carpet

PHOTOS (click images to view larger versions/slideshow):

Click here to view full, detailed listing.


The next Open House is in a coveted Normandy Park location!

Immaculate 4 bedroom, 2.75 bath home with Puget Sound and Mountain views.

Main floor has a light-filled living room with vaulted ceiling.

Ideal kitchen has eating bar and large dining area with deck access.Utility room adjoins kitchen and provides pantry space.

Three spacious bedroom on main including master with its own bath.

Over-sized rec room with bar and kitchen, bedroom and full bath downstairs.

Dream flat lot with hot tub, shed and RV parking.

Lot A Beach Rights.

WHEN:

  • Saturday, May 18: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 1055 SW Shoremont Ave, Normandy Park, WA 98168 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $774,950
  • MLS Number: 1449792
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2.75
  • Year Built: 1977
  • Approximate House SqFt: 2,820 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 11,226 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

  • 2nd Kitchen
  • Bath Off Master
  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • Dining Room
  • Hot Tub/Spa
  • Vaulted Ceilings
  • Pantry

PHOTOS (click images to view larger versions/slideshow):

Click here to view full, detailed listing.


The next home a located in the Central District of Seattle:

This townhouse was built w/craftsmanship; detailed wood finishes, open stair treads, iron railings, upgraded kitchen w/gas range and more.

Vaulted ceiling & strategically placed windows offer lots of light yet plenty of privacy.

A wall of wood framed doors & windows, open to your own private patio!

Innovative gas fired, radiant heated cement floors!

The townhouse is set back off the street & steps from its off-street parking.

Near Stadiums & Parks, too.

WHEN:

  • Saturday, May 18: 1 – 4 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 19: 1 – 4 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 1813 S King Street, Seattle, WA 98144 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $469,500
  • MLS Number: 1450686
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Bathrooms: 1.5
  • Year Built: 2005
  • Approximate House SqFt: 790 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 2,151 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

  • Ceiling Fan(s)
  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • Loft
  • Security System
  • Vaulted Ceilings

PHOTOS (click images to view larger versions/slideshow):

Click here to view full, detailed listing.


Next up is a beautifully maintained, mid-century, Upper Rainier Beach Gem!

Enjoy your morning coffee or summer entertaining in large expansive deck, with views of Lake Washington.

This 3 bedroom, 1.75 bath spacious home features 2 wood burning fireplaces, large open rec room located in the basement, and a well-kept, landscaped back yard – perfect for channeling your green thumb.

20 minutes to downtown Seattle and close to Henderson St. Bus Station.

WHEN:

  • Saturday, May 18: Noon – 2 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 9212 Spear Place S., Seattle, WA 98118 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $639,999
  • MLS Number: 1449693
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 1.75
  • Year Built: 2005
  • Approximate House SqFt: 2,160 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 2,151 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

  • Wet Bar
  • Security System

PHOTOS (click images to view larger versions/slideshow):

Click here to view full, detailed listing.


There’s room for everyone and everything in this high end Renton Mansion:

Captivating and impeccable home by Signature GCI.

Dramatic and impressive two story entranceway.

True chef’s kitchen complete with over-sized island, quality appliances plus adjoining spice or caterers second kitchen.

Seven bedrooms,including 3 master suites with one on main floor.

State of the art features, Smart Home, including NEST.

Phillips Hue lights, Alexa Enabled, Integrated security locks and cameras and more.

Gated Entry.

WHEN:

  • Friday, May 17: 2 – 5 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 18: Noon – 3 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 19: 1 – 4 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 16301 116th Ave SE, Renton, WA 98058 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $1,170,000
  • MLS Number: 1441405
  • Bedrooms: 7
  • Bathrooms: 4.5
  • Year Built: 2019
  • Approximate House SqFt: 4,200 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 8,909 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

  • 2nd Kitchen
  • 2nd Master BR
  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • Dining Room
  • French Doors
  • High Tech Cabling
  • Vaulted Ceilings
  • Pantry
  • Walk-in Closet

PHOTOS (click images to view larger versions/slideshow):

Click here to view full, detailed listing.


Next up is a masterpiece on the East Hill of Kent Uplands:

High-quality, contemporary two story home.

Light filled floor plan with main floor great room concept.

Chef’s delight kitchen with quartz and stainless appliances.

Dramatic entry with designer tile accents and beautiful staircase.

Main floor bedroom and main floor 3/4 bath. Upstairs 4 more bedrooms including a junior master suite.

Master bedroom has 5-piece master bath with double headed shower and double door entry.

Ideal outdoor living area.

WHEN:

  • Saturday, May 18: Noon – 3 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 19: Noon – 4 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 10221 SE 208th Place, Kent, WA 98031 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $699,950
  • MLS Number: 1432849
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 3.75
  • Year Built: 2019
  • Approximate House SqFt: 3,000 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 5,767 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

  • 2nd Master BR
  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • Dining Room
  • Vaulted Ceilings
  • Pantry
  • Walk-in Closet

PHOTOS (click images to view larger versions/slideshow):

Click here to view full, detailed listing.


Next up is a 3400 SF+ targeting four star Built Green oasis:

Featuring all today’s finest modern finishes with a possible ground floor ADU/Mother-in-law ready to be completed and or used as a bonus/ media room!.

Wine and dine your guest in your grand kitchen featuring lacquer self-close cabinets with floor to ceiling windows & easy access to your over-sized 773 SF roof top deck!

Grohe water fixtures & high efficiency mini splits for cooling and heating!

Easy access to I-5 to Seattle & 405!

WHEN:

  • Saturday, May 18: Noon – 2 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 521 SW 3rd Place, Renton, WA 98057 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $849,999
  • MLS Number: 1423362
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Year Built: 2019
  • Approximate House SqFt: 3,447 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 6,747 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

  • 2nd Kitchen
  • Bath Off Master
  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • Dining Room
  • High Tech Cabling
  • Security System
  • Pantry
  • Walk-in Closet

PHOTOS (click images to view larger versions/slideshow):

Click here to view full, detailed listing.


Looking for a new place to call home in the desirable Brookside neighborhood of Bonney Lake? Here it is:

With a fully-fenced yard awaiting pets, play, gardening & summer barbecues, this move in ready 3 bedroom/2.25 bath home welcomes you with gleaming floors, open-concept living, oversized bedrooms and a 2 car garage.

Conveniently located close to shopping and amenities.

Enjoy the community park just footsteps from your front door, as if it was an extension of your own yard.

WHEN:

  • Saturday, May 19: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 9930 195th Ave E., Bonney Lake, WA 98391 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $349,950
  • MLS Number: 1456530
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2.25
  • Year Built: 2008
  • Approximate House SqFt: 1,830 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 4,099 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

  • Bath Off Master
  • Ceiling Fan(s)
  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • Dining Room
  • Walk-in Closet

PHOTOS (click images to view larger versions/slideshow):

Click here to view full, detailed listing.


The final Open House is a home so nice you can vacation where you live!

Waterfront living at its finest!

Captivating great room concept floor plan is an entertainer’s dream complete with vaulted ceilings and lots of natural light.

Impeccable chef’s delight kitchen with cherry wood, designer tile floors, Viking appliances, eating bar and well-sized dining area.

Main floor spacious deck has gas fireplace.

Desirable master on the main!

Lower level has another kitchen.

Studio apartment with its own kitchen, entry and parking.

Easy access to everything!

WHEN:

  • Saturday, May 19: Noon – 3 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 3208 S. Star Lake Rd, Auburn, WA 98001 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $974,950
  • MLS Number: 1324946
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 3.5
  • Year Built: 2008
  • Approximate House SqFt: 4,716 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 19,630 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

  • 2nd Kitchen
  • Wine Cellar
  • Bath Off Master
  • Built-In Vacuum
  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • Dining Room
  • French Doors
  • High Tech Cabling
  • Security System
  • Vaulted Ceilings
  • Pantry
  • Walk-in Closet
  • Deck
  • Outbuildings
  • Patio
  • RV Parking
  • Sprinkler System

PHOTOS (click images to see larger versions/slideshow):

Click here to view full, detailed listing.

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

By Jack Mayne

The SeaTac City Council is wrestling with a proposal to ban Council family members from service on city committees, and heard a consultant report suggesting continued contracting with the King County Sheriff’s Office for its police services.

It a long but relatively sedate meeting, the Council also approved grants and city construction contracts.

Family on city committees
The Council deferred to the next regular meeting a proposal that City of SeaTac employees who are City residents are eligible for appointment city committees, “so long as there is no conflict with the employee’s job duties.”

Since two Councilmembers were absent from the May 14 session, it deferred to the next meeting when all members are in attendance that Councilmembers’ immediate family members “shall not be appointed or serve on advisory committees of the city. However, in the event a family member was appointed prior to a Councilmember being elected or appointed, the family member shall be allowed to serve out their term.”

Police study report
Council was told by Senior Management Analyst Tim Ramsaur of a study of the SeaTac City Police Department, a contract unit from the King County Sheriff’s Office. The report by BERK Consulting said the existing contract with the county should be kept in force.

“The SeaTac Police Department is recognized by city staff interviewed for this effort as a responsive, efficient, and high-integrity force,” the study report said. “Similarly, sergeants, deputies, and administrative staff within the Department report a supportive environment with clear leadership and a focus on proactive policing and professional development….”

Ramsaur said one thing notable for SeaTac was the number of King County deputies who volunteer to work for the city department, something not done in some other areas where the county provides police services.

The report recommends “continue to contract for law enforcement services from the King County Sheriff’s Office and collaborate with other South King County law enforcement agencies where appropriate.”

City grants
City Manager Carl Cole said the city has applied for new financial grants. The Parks Department has applied for a $733,000 grant from King County to enhance city senior services. If approved, said it would provide a full year of services and would finance the change of the community center door to automatic action. The city is also pursuing a Port of Seattle grant for “about $30,000 to “implement phase two of the business synergy program,” Cole said.

Approvals
Council unanimously approved an ordinance awarding a $5.1 million contract for the Military Road South Construction Project to Johansen Construction Company. Utility and signal upgrades and a new left turn lane at International and South 152 amongst other additions and upgrades, said City Engineer Florendo Cabudol. The project was shown at a recent city open house and since then additional lighting has been added for street and pedestrian use.

In other actions
The Council gave a certificate of appreciation to resident Doug Hill for his service on the Airport Advisory Committee. Hill has moved across the street from SeaTac.

The Council also gave Certificates of Completion to the 2019 Community Leadership Academy Participants.

It also adopted a proclamation marking May 12 to 18 as National Police Week which was accepted by the acting police chief, Capt. Jon Mattsen.

City Manager Carl Cole presented new Information Systems Analyst Devon Martinez and new Information Systems Technician Liban Ahmed.

Legislation (Senate Bill 5370) establishing an airport commission tasked with identifying up to six possible sites for future commercial aviation was signed by Governor Inslee this week.

“The time for studies is over, now we need to make some tough decisions,” said Senator Karen Keiser, the prime sponsor of the legislation.

Sea-Tac International Airport is one of the fastest growing airports in the nation, and is also the smallest international airport in the country. In 2009, state estimates projected 30 million passengers would travel through Sea-Tac. However, by 2018, passenger travel reached nearly 50 million in a single year.

“This is a great step forward to facing the reality that we need more statewide commercial aviation choices.  Our economy and our residents will deserve good decisions on these critical choices,” Keiser said. “If you’ve flown in or out of Sea-Tac International Airport recently you know we already face flight delays, gate limitations, and terminal congestion as everyday events. Additional commercial airport options—whether it is brand new or a build-out of existing facilities — makes sense for our state, our economy and our citizens.”

The new commission must make recommendations to additional commercial airport facilities for our state by 2021.

Senate Bill 5370 is supported by the Washington Ports Association and the Port of Seattle Commissioners as well as the airport-impacted cities of Burien, SeaTac and Des Moines.

It’s Wine Walk season, and the Kent Downtown Partnership’s annual Wine Walk will be this coming Friday, May 17, from 5:30 – 9 p.m. at ten businesses in downtown Kent.

The registration/wine store location will be at Sweet Themes Bakery, located at 317 W. Meeker Street (map below).

Here’s a sneak peek of what to expect, courtesy some of the participating businesses:

Early-Bird tickets are just $25, which gets you 12 tasting tickets, a keepsake Wine Glass, and fun/prizes.

BUY TICKETS ONLINE HERE

100% of net proceeds will benefit the non-profit Kent Downtown Partnership’s good work.

This event is only possible because of civic-minded support from The Platform Apartments.

Stops along the walk will include:

  • Altha’s Louisiana Seasoning n Spices
  • Artsy Fartsy Art Lessons
  • Dogwood Cafe and Lounge
  • Seattle Children’s Kent Bargain Boutique
  • Page Turner Books
  • Pixel Parlour
  • Pugerudes Custom Blinds Drapery & more
  • Sweetgyrl Designs’ Retro Emporium
  • Sweet Themes Bakery*
  • Rusty Raven Studio

Featured Wineries bringing two varieties include:

  • Cedar River Cellars
  • Nota Bene Cellars
  • Vino Aquino Winery
  • Moose Canyon Winery
  • Convergence Zone Cellars
  • Sweet Cheeks Winery
  • Ducleaux Cellars
  • Schilling Brewing Company Ciders
  • Naches Heights Vineyard
  • Nightside Distillery and more!

Tickets are just $25 online, and $30 at the gate.

*Registration/Wine Store location:

Sweet Themes Bakery
317 W Meeker Street, Suite A
Kent, WA 98032

*Must be 21 years+ to participate. ID Required at the Door!

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

The first Open House is a surprisingly spacious urban oasis in Burien that provides the best of both worlds:

Sprawling private park-like yard, yet so close to the City and all of the amenities Downtown Seattle has to offer.

Cut commute time with easy access to freeways & airport.

Enjoy the extra hours saved soaking in your hot tub, barbecuing on the deck or growing your garden.

Inside you’ll enjoy a large open concept living space, hardwood floors and functional flow. Light, bright and freshly updated throughout.

Welcome Home!

WHEN:

  • Saturday, May 11: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 13026 6th Place SW, Burien, WA 98146 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $425,000
  • MLS Number: 1453868
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 1.75
  • Year Built: 1949
  • Approximate House SqFt: 1,390 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 9,240 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

  • Bath Off Master
  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • Skylights

PHOTOS (click images to view larger versions/slideshow):

Click here to view full, detailed listing.


Next up is a West Seattle condo with absolutely stunning westerly views in a corner unit:

Living room features a gas fireplace, built in media storage, vinyl windows & slider & custom sun shades.

Lovely open kitchen slate floor, custom kitchen cabinets, spacious counter tops.

Master with walk-in closet & side door leading to the bathroom.

Newer washer & dryer & new H2O.

Large second bedroom.

Large parking space & garage storage.

On all major bus routes, walk to shops, restaurants, farmers market!

Seller paid special assessment.

WHEN:

  • Friday, May 10: 1 – 3 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 4409 California Ave SW Unit 503, West Seattle, WA 98116 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $535,000
  • MLS Number: 1444870
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Year Built: 1996
  • Approximate House SqFt: 970 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

  • Balcony/Deck/Patio
  • End Unit
  • Insulated Windows
  • Walk-in Closet

PHOTOS (click images to view larger versions/slideshow):

Click here to view full, detailed listing.


Next up is a remarkable, one-of-a-kind opportunity to live and own a home & run a great business:

Come visit Wildwood Place and see the endless possibilities this beautiful vintage home has to offer.

Enter into an amazing open living room with huge dining & updated chefs kitchen.

Upper level with master suite, additional bedrooms and don’t miss the extra story with more space & rooms!

Lower level has been re-done as well.

Manicured and private backyard overlooking the ravine.

Truly a special home!

WHEN:

  • Saturday, May 11: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 4518 SW Wildwood Place, West Seattle, WA 98136 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $950,000
  • MLS Number: 1419753
  • Bedrooms: 6
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Year Built: 1923
  • Approximate House SqFt: 3,420 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 12,750 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

  • Bath Off Master
  • Dining Room
  • French Doors
  • Vaulted Ceilings
  • Walk-in Closet

PHOTOS (click images to view larger versions/slideshow):

Click here to view full, detailed listing.


Next up is a brand new 3-bedroom home with a separate entrance ground floor potential AIR BNB:

With all today’s finest modern finishes & amenities this home includes an exclusive parking spot and has no HOA dues!

Targeting Four Star Built Green this home has all the energy cost saving features you expect like blown in insulation, dual flush toilets, LOW VOC Paints/Finishes & low flow water fixtures.

To top things off, enjoy urban living at its finest with evenings celebrated on your roof top deck!

WHEN:

  • Saturday May 11: Noon – 3 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 5604-B 25th Ave SW, West Seattle, WA 98106 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $579,950
  • MLS Number: 1398829
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2.5
  • Year Built: 2019
  • Approximate House SqFt: 1,651 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 1,010 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

  • Bath Off Master
  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • Walk-in Closet

PHOTOS (click images to view larger versions/slideshow):

Click here to view full, detailed listing.


There’s room for everyone and everything in this high end Renton Mansion:

Captivating and impeccable home by Signature GCI.

Dramatic and impressive two story entranceway.

True chef’s kitchen complete with over-sized island, quality appliances plus adjoining spice or caterers second kitchen.

Seven bedrooms,including 3 master suites with one on main floor.

State of the art features, Smart Home, including NEST.

Phillips Hue lights, Alexa Enabled, Integrated security locks and cameras and more.

Gated Entry.

WHEN:

  • Saturday, May 11: 2 – 5 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 16301 116th Ave SE, Renton, WA 98058 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $1,170,000
  • MLS Number: 1441405
  • Bedrooms: 7
  • Bathrooms: 4.5
  • Year Built: 2019
  • Approximate House SqFt: 4,200 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 8,909 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

  • 2nd Kitchen
  • 2nd Master BR
  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • Dining Room
  • French Doors
  • High Tech Cabling
  • Vaulted Ceilings
  • Pantry
  • Walk-in Closet

PHOTOS (click images to view larger versions/slideshow):

Click here to view full, detailed listing.


Next up is a 3400 SF+ targeting four star Built Green oasis:

Featuring all today’s finest modern finishes with a possible ground floor ADU/Mother-in-law ready to be completed and or used as a bonus/ media room!.

Wine and dine your guest in your grand kitchen featuring lacquer self-close cabinets with floor to ceiling windows & easy access to your over-sized 773 SF roof top deck!

Grohe water fixtures & high efficiency mini splits for cooling and heating!

Easy access to I-5 to Seattle & 405!

WHEN:

  • Saturday, May 11: Noon – 2 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 521 SW 3rd Place, Renton, WA 98057 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $859,888
  • MLS Number: 1423362
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Year Built: 2019
  • Approximate House SqFt: 3,447 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 6,747 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

  • 2nd Kitchen
  • Bath Off Master
  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • Dining Room
  • High Tech Cabling
  • Security System
  • Pantry
  • Walk-in Closet

PHOTOS (click images to view larger versions/slideshow):

Click here to view full, detailed listing.


The final Open House is a home so nice you can vacation where you live!

Waterfront living at its finest!

Captivating great room concept floor plan is an entertainer’s dream complete with vaulted ceilings and lots of natural light.

Impeccable chef’s delight kitchen with cherry wood, designer tile floors, Viking appliances, eating bar and well-sized dining area.

Main floor spacious deck has gas fireplace.

Desirable master on the main!

Lower level has another kitchen.

Studio apartment with its own kitchen, entry and parking.

Easy access to everything!

WHEN:

  • Saturday, May 11: Noon – 3 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 3208 S. Star Lake Rd, Auburn, WA 98001 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $974,950
  • MLS Number: 1324946
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 3.5
  • Year Built: 2008
  • Approximate House SqFt: 4,716 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 19,630 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

  • 2nd Kitchen
  • Wine Cellar
  • Bath Off Master
  • Built-In Vacuum
  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • Dining Room
  • French Doors
  • High Tech Cabling
  • Security System
  • Vaulted Ceilings
  • Pantry
  • Walk-in Closet
  • Deck
  • Outbuildings
  • Patio
  • RV Parking
  • Sprinkler System

PHOTOS (click images to see larger versions/slideshow):

Click here to view full, detailed listing.

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

The Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce’s annual ‘State of our Cities’ Luncheon (formally known as the Mayors’ Luncheon), will be held this Friday, May 10, 2019.

The event runs from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Four Points Sheraton in Des Moines.

This luncheon is presented in partnership with the five cities within the Chamber’s service area of Southwest King County, and will feature an update from each of the cities as well as a panel discussion and Q&A.

Cities presenting will include:

  • SeaTac
  • Burien
  • Normandy Park
  • Des Moines
  • Tukwila

NOTE: Video of this event will be streamed live on Facebook starting around Noon Friday – to get an alert for when it goes live, please “Like” The B-Town Blog here.

For more info, or to register, click here.

Four Points is located at 22406 Pacific Highway South in Des Moines:

We Stand with Small Business

By Andrea H. Reay
CEO/President
Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce

Our Chamber was founded on the belief that we are better and stronger together. We were one of the first community groups that organized and focused on regional economic development when we united two smaller chambers in 1988 and became the Southwest King County Chamber of Commerce. Although we now serve five cities and focus on the region as a whole, we don’t ignore the immediate needs of the individual cities or our small businesses. In fact, our regional approach helps to ensure our small businesses receive the maximum benefit of our work by focusing our collective impact.

Why are we so passionate about our region and supporting small businesses? Simply put, when you invest in small business, you invest in your community. We celebrate our small businesses every week, but especially this week, which is National Small Business Week. The U.S. Small Business Administration established this week in 1963, to help highlight the impact small businesses make.

Here in Washington State, 560,000 small businesses account for 98% of all the state’s businesses, according to the SBA. Also, over 20% of our state’s workforce is employed by businesses with fewer than 20 employees. Supporting small businesses is both good for our economy and good for our communities. When you shop locally, over 68% of your purchase goes back into our local economy versus only 43% when you don’t.

Our passion for small businesses is why we established our Universal Membership Program, essentially a free passport to accessing the benefits and resources we have at the Chamber. Qualifying small businesses—those with four or fewer employees—are able to become Chamber Members at no cost to them. This opens up these businesses to benefits including referrals, reduced prices for Chamber events, and Chamber certified credibility.

We also work closely with our neighborhood organizations, such as Destination Des Moines and Discover Burien, that share our passion for small business and community.

“We all have our strengths,” said Debra George, Executive Director at Discover Burien. “Discover Burien uses our platform to lift up and connect the Burien business community and the Chamber amplifies lobbying and policy building efforts. This reciprocal partnership allows both organizations to gain visibility in the surrounding communities and better serve our members [to create] a vibrant and sustainable community.”

“The principal goal of Destination Des Moines is to bring together for the common good the community, businesses, non-profit organizations, and the City of Des Moines departments as partners,” offered Destination Des Moines President Tony Hettler. “Partnering with the Chamber is a huge part of us meeting that goal because of how they work to connect the community and partners together. We appreciate our partnership and working together to benefit our whole community.”

The Chamber offers discounts and incentives for businesses to belong to both groups because we know that the more engaged, active, and informed our small businesses are, the more successful they will be. These partnerships are a strategic and significant way our community comes together for our local businesses.

Thank you to all our brave and courageous small business owners. Your passion fuels our organization to work hard for you, with you, and for the benefit of our community. We salute you this week and every week.

Andrea H. Reay is the President/CEO of Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce – “A voice for business, a leader in the community.” Seattle Southside Chamber has served the communities of Burien, Des Moines, Normandy Park, SeaTac and Tukwila since 1988.

For more information on the Chamber, including member benefits and resources, please visit www.SeattleSouthsideChamber.com.

The King County Sheriff’s Office says that Marcus Oden has turned himself in for the attempted stabbing murder of a female at a SeaTac Motel on Saturday night, April 27.

He is currently being held in King County Jail.

As we previously reported, Oden was a suspect in a stabbing that took place April 27.

Police put out a call for help finding him, and he was considered armed and dangerous.

Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Real Estate will be holding an ‘Open House Blitz‘ this weekend!

The Blitz will run both Saturday, May 4, and Sunday, May 5, and it includes a free prize drawing.

“This is your opportunity to see many of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices’ beautiful homes currently listed for sale in our Burien and West Seattle communities.

“Stop by our open houses Saturday, May 4th and Sunday, May 5th to take a tour, ask questions and enter our free prize drawing! 1 ticket per person per open house.”

See participating open houses below:

For full details and listings, visit
http://burien.bhhsnwre.com/Open-House-Blitz//1

From Advertiser Dave Upthegrove:

June Leonard Place Opening in Renton

June Leonard Place, 48-units of affordable housing for working families and veterans, recently opened in downtown Renton. King County was a proud partner in funding June Leonard Place, and contributed $5.5 million to help address the growing housing affordability crisis in South King County.

This project will serve working families and veterans in the heart of downtown Renton with excellent access to transit, and to the wonderful local businesses, parks and schools in the Renton community.


King County Metro Transit Updates for South King County

King County Metro Transit made two exciting updates to existing programs that will make public transit more accessible to South King County residents.

King County Metro Transit’s Trailhead Direct shuttle, which ferries passengers to and from different hiking trails along I-90, added new stops in Tukwila and Renton.

Metro’s Via to Transit program also expanded its services to residents in Tukwila and SeaTac. Through the Via to Transit program, commuters who live within certain service areas can hail rides to and from several Link light rail stations for the price of a bus ride.


A Tribute to State Senator Margarita Prentice

In early April, State Senator Margarita Prentice passed away after a long life spent as an advocate for social justice, workers’ rights and civil rights. Senator Prentice represented South King County in the Washington State Legislature for nearly 25 years, and was an early political mentor who helped inspire my interest in public service.

In 2016, I presented Senator Prentice with the Martin Luther King Jr. Medal of Distinguished Service. Watch the video here (or below) of the awards ceremony to hear more about Senator Prentice’s many contributions and gifts to South King County and Washington residents:


Upcoming Events in District 5

Visit my website for a list of opportunities to connect with resources and enjoy all that South King County has to offer in May.

Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any comments or concerns, I always appreciate hearing from you.

Sincerely,
Dave
King County Councilmember
District 5

The City of SeaTac Public Works Department will be improving Military Road South between S. 216th and S. 200th Street, and work crews will begin construction at 7 p.m. tonight – Thursday, May 2 – with a goal of finishing by 5 a.m. Friday, May 3.

The warmer weather conditions allows construction crews to finish the Military Road South Improvement Project, which began last year. Final paving will be the first item of work. In order to minimize impacts to traffic, the Washington State Department of Transportation requires that some of the remaining paving take place at night.

During the paving activity, drivers are asked to use alternate routes. All southbound lanes of Military Rd. S at S. 216th St. to S. 200th St. will be shut down during the construction period. Drivers will be detoured around the work area to International Boulevard. Detours for southbound traffic will be clearly marked and flaggers will be placed to assist motorists. Northbound lanes will be open during the construction phase but drivers should expect significant delays and seek alternate routes when possible.

The on and off ramps for Exit 151 from Interstate 5 will be closed from 10 PM Thursday, May 2 to 5 AM Friday, May 3.

SECOND PHASE BEGINS MONDAY
A second phase of the paving project will begin at 7 a.m. on Monday, May 6 and will last through the evening commute. All southbound lanes of Military Rd. S at S. 216th St. to S. 200th St. will be shut down during this construction period. This second phase could be delayed because paving schedules can be affected by weather and require a dry surface.

Highline Schools Foundation’s Project PROMise is seeking students in need of prom dresses as well as Volunteers:

STUDENT REGISTRATION:

Do you know a Highline Public Schools high school junior or senior, ready to attend prom, but unable to afford a gown? Highline Schools Foundation would love to help them with their special day!

If you, or someone you know, is going to your prom but needs help to make it a reality, please sign up (and tell your friends!) At Project PROMise, a personal shopper can help you find a gown and accessories you love. All completely free of charge and we have a beautiful selection of gowns and dresses to choose from – and shoes and jewelry too. We have hundreds of dresses to choose from and all are waiting to go dancing again!

Visit http://bit.ly/ProjectPROMise for more information or to sign up.

VOLUNTEERS:

We need YOU! We have students. We have dresses. We have shoes. We have a location thanks to Burien Community Center and Burien Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services!

We need YOU! Volunteers make Project PROMise happen every year! It takes many volunteers to make this event special for these young women and we hope you will be part of this rewarding outreach program.

Follow the URL to see the volunteer schedule and sign up today:

http://tiny.cc/ProjectPROMiseVolunteers

Community Conversations with the SeaTac City Council will be held this Tuesday, April 30, 2019, from 6 – 7 p.m. at the SeaTac Community Center.

Attendees at the meeting will have the opportunity to ask questions of the SeaTac City Council.

Discussion topics will include:

  • Airport Issues
  • Parks and Recreation
  • Road and Sidewalks
  • Public Safety
  • Housing
  • Economic Development
  • What Surprises you about the City?

BREAK (7:15 PM approximately)

WRAP UP WITH THE COUNCIL: (7:20 – 7:30 PM approximately)

The SeaTac Community Center is located at 13735 24th Ave S.:

By Jack Mayne

The owners of Burien’s Highline Medical Center have been ordered to rehabilitate the credit of over 5,500 state residents to the tune of $25 million because they had qualified for charity care but did not receive it between 2012 and 2017.

Attorney General Bob Ferguson said on Monday (April 29) that the CHI Franciscan hospitals, which include Highline, must pay as much as $20 million in personal debt, $2.22 million in refunds, and also pay the State Attorney General’s office $2.46 million for the cost of its lawsuit.

As a result of this lawsuit, St. Joseph Medical Center in Tacoma and seven other CHI Franciscan hospitals, including Highline, have entered into a legally enforceable agreement that requires the health care corporation to reform its charity care practices across at all eight of its acute care hospitals.

All eight hospitals
Ferguson sued St. Joseph Medical Center, but the lawsuit resolution involves charity care reforms for eight CHI Franciscan hospitals and provides restitution for patients withheld charity care at all eight hospitals.

“Medical debt is one of the leading reasons why families get trapped in poverty,” Ferguson said. “Hospitals are required to inform low-income patients about the availability of charity care. St. Joseph failed to live up to its duty, and imposed obstacles on vulnerable Washingtonians trying to access affordable care.” The April 29th agreement “rights a wrong committed against thousands of patients across Washington.”

The resolution agreement was filed in Pierce County Superior Court but it affects thousands of Washington consumers who sought care at eight CHI Franciscan acute care hospitals.

Must get debt forgiveness
The resolution requires strategies to ensure any state resident who qualified for charity care but did not get it will get the relief they deserve, Ferguson’s statement says, and that every patient from January 2012 to December 2017 will have the opportunity to be forgiven or get refunds if they qualified for charity care, whether they had insurance or not.

So far, Ferguson says at least 5,451 patients have been identified who will receive automatic refunds totaling $2.22 million. In addition, the Attorney General’s office anticipates that several thousand patients will receive automatic debt relief, totaling as much as $20 million.

Case filed in 2017
The Attorney General’s Office filed a lawsuit against St. Joseph in 2017, charging that the hospitals repeatedly violated the state Consumer Protection Act by failing to make charity care accessible to low-income patients.

Besides Highline, St. Joseph is one of eight acute care hospital systems in the state operated by CHI Franciscan. The others are St. Elizabeth Hospital, St. Francis Hospital, St. Anthony Hospital, St. Clare Hospital, St. Joseph Medical Center, and Harrison Medical Center.

In Washington, state law requires hospitals to make charity care accessible to patients whose income is at or below 200 percent of the Federal Poverty Guidelines. Hospitals are required to provide notice of the availability of charity care both verbally and in writing. Also required is the screening of patients for charity care eligibility before attempting to collect payment. The law only requires patients to provide one income-related document to prove charity care eligibility.

Demanded, threatened patients
Ferguson’s lawsuit said St. Joseph violated all of these requirements and some of the unlawful practices continued until the AG’s office began its investigation.

Ferguson said St. Joseph demanded payment from patients up to three times before providing information about the availability of charity care or screening patients for charity care eligibility. The hospital also required patients to provide several forms of income documentation to show they were eligible to receive assistance.

St. Joseph’s revenue management contractor, Conifer, trained hospital staffs to use language designed to give patients the impression that they were required to pay for their care upfront.

‘Never volunteer information’
Former employees said they were told to “never volunteer information about St. Joseph’s charity care program to patients, even if they were obviously low income or homeless.” A 2015 “user guide” from Conifer directed employees to “avoid phrases that give patients the option to not pay.”

A former employee told Attorney General Ferguson’s office investigators that she was trained to “encourage patients to pay the deposit by indicating that I could only provide them with a charity care application if they paid a deposit first.” Ferguson said this violates the law’s requirement that hospitals screen for charity care eligibility before attempting to collect payment.

Even St. Joseph employee sued
As early as 2014, St. Joseph senior management was aware of complaints about aggressive collection practices. The complaints included a patient who said that St. Joseph’s demand for a large upfront payment made him reconsider whether to have heart surgery.

Another complaint came from one of St. Joseph’s own employees, who had difficulty accessing charity care for her own medical bills, the attorney general’s office said.

The employee was assured her accounts were on hold while her charity care application was being processed, but then was served with a debt collection lawsuit over the accounts.

Terrible news
“This is terrible news from a very credible employee,” said Ferguson’s office. It reported that a senior vice president wrote when forwarding the September 2014 email, adding that the labor union representing some St. Joseph employees had relayed similar complaints. She noted the union “is telling us it happens on a regular basis.”

St. Joseph Hospital chief financial officer, commented, “we probably need to shore up our processes. I’m afraid this is going to backfire on us if we are not very careful very soon.”

Who will get relief
All patients who received care at any of the eight hospitals between 2012 and 2017 will have the opportunity to receive relief, the Ferguson news release said.

“All uninsured patients — likely tens of thousands of patients statewide — will receive an attestation form in the mail to receive relief. Patients should complete the attestation that their income was at or below 200 percent of the federal income level at the time of treatment,” the attorney general’s news release said. “Eligible patients will receive a refund or discharge of their medical bills.

In addition to the blanket notification to uninsured patients, a third party is reviewing uninsured patient financial accounts for automatic relief.

That third-party review so far has determined that CHI Franciscan withheld charity care from at least 5,451 charity-care eligible patients who paid some or all of their hospital bills. These patients will receive automatic refunds totaling $2.22 million.

The attorney general said an additional third-party review will screen an estimated 7,000 uninsured patients who received care at a CHI Franciscan hospital between 2012 and 2017 for charity-care eligibility. These individuals owe approximately $26 million. Once charity-care eligible patients are identified, CHI Franciscan must forgive any unpaid medical bills. The AG’s office estimates that CHI Franciscan will provide up to $20 million in automatic debt forgiveness to thousands of patients burdened by debt as a result of its unlawful conduct.

Most should get help
The Attorney General’s Office says it expects most, if not all, affected patients to receive automatic relief as a result of these reviews. However, the notice and form will be mailed to all uninsured patients to ensure no one is missed.

Moreover, CHI Franciscan is required to contact credit bureaus in order to rehabilitate patients’ credit that suffered because of the medical debt. CHI Franciscan will notify the credit reporting bureaus that their accounts are paid in full and request that they delete any reports indicating the medical bills were delinquent. Ferguson’s office says affected consumers should check their credit reports to ensure this happened. If it did not, they should contact the Attorney General’s Office at www.atg.wa.gov/file-complaint or 800-551-4636.

Insured patients will not receive a notification in the mail. Those who believe they qualified for charity care when they received care should call CHI Franciscan at 888-779-6380 and request a charity care application. If they qualify, they will also receive refunds and debt relief of their out-of-pocket costs. Insured patients who are unable to provide income documentation from the time of their treatment will be able to provide a written statement to apply for charity care.

In addition to relief for consumers, today’s agreement also requires the eight hospitals to not only comply with Washington’s charity care law, but to go above and beyond for the next five years, providing charity care to patients with an income up to 300 percent of the federal poverty level.

Outreach and education
St. Joseph entered into a legally binding agreement requiring St. Joseph to conduct a broad range of outreach efforts in the community:

  • In addition to restitution and debt discharge, St. Joseph will post information related to today’s resolution on its website and social media pages and in the facility’s public areas.
  • To ensure patients understand their right to receive charity care, St. Joseph will conduct outreach to patients through public meetings with five Washington community groups: Project Access of Pierce County, Lutheran Community Services, Aging and Disability Resources, South Sound Outreach and the Tacoma Urban League.
  • St. Joseph also will perform outreach at an organization that serves Spanish-speaking individuals and will provide notice of the settlement through local media outlets, including Spanish-language media outlets.
  • The Attorney General’s Office will use or distribute $100,000 of the $2.46 million payment from CHI Franciscan to provide outreach related to the availability of charity care in Washington state.

Ferguson said Assistant Attorney General Audrey Udashen led the case for the Attorney General’s Office.

Statement from CHI Franciscan:

“As a non-profit, charitable organization our mission emphasizes human dignity and social justice. Last year, we cared for 2.7 million patients and saw 324,611 emergency visits. We provided $25 million in charity in 2018 alone. Neither the AG, nor our records, indicate any patient who applied for charity care was ever denied if they qualified. Out of an abundance of caution, we are exceeding the requirements of state law and providing charity compensation to patients who may be in most need, even if they never applied for charity care or did not actually qualify at the time of service.”

– Cary Evans, Vice President for Communications and Government Affairs, CHI Franciscan

Additional Background

  • The settlement looks back at 2012-2017. During that time, CHI Franciscan provided $116,756,683 in direct charity care.
  • CHI Franciscan voluntarily expanded the settlement agreement to all the acute care hospitals in its health system.
  • The settlement will provide full or partial refunds to about 5,000 patients systemwide covered in the five-year period. During that time, CHI Franciscan saw about 14.5 million patient visits.
  • More information about charity care at CHI Franciscan. Multi-language video information.

The Highline Bears summer collegiate baseball team plans for a summer full of entertainment and fun, with the 2019 season opening game set for Saturday, June 1 at Mel Olson Stadium in White Center.

The first pitch is set for 7:10 p.m.

The Bears are heading into their fifth season, and serves as home to college players from all over the country for the months of June and July. This year’s team is comprised of players from 18 different colleges including Washington State University, the University of Washington, and Pacific Lutheran University.

Baseball may be the main attraction at Mel Olson Stadium in White Center, but what’s happening off the field is non-stop entertainment and fun. From the dancing Bears mascot, t-shirt give-a-ways, between inning games and competitions, the Highline Bears make sure even the most casual of baseball fans are in for a memorable night.

“This year we’re taking it up a notch, more fun, more crazy, and more creativity,” said General Manager Justin Moser. “We’re running a circus with great baseball happening on center stage. We learned very quickly that we’re not in the baseball business, we’re in the entertainment business.”

This year the Bears will host 24 home games, with a ton of special events including:

  • Christmas in July
  • Price is Right Night
  • Bring Back Our Sonics Night
  • Bacon Night

The Bears are heading into their fifth season in the Pacific International League, where they have broken all attendance records four years in a row. The team has continued to grow each year, and is hoping to be an integral part of the community each summer.

BUY TICKETS NOW
Opening Night is Saturday, June 1, with the first pitch at 7:10 p.m.

  • You can buy single game tickets, season tickets and flex ticket packages online at HighlineBears.com.
  • Ticket prices range from $8 for adults 13+ to $5 for youth ages 9-12 years old and kids 8 & under are FREE.

For more information on the Highline Bears, visit www.HighlineBears.com.

Mel Olson Stadium is located at Steve Cox Memorial Park, at 1321 SW 102nd Street in White Center:

The King County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help finding 62-year old Marcus Oden, wanted as a suspect for attempted murder after stabbing a female at a SeaTac Motel Saturday night.

Oden was last seen driving a silver 1997 Honda Civic, license # BCL1110.

Police say that he is considered armed and dangerous.

Please call 911 if located.

A woman in her 40s was stabbed multiple times by a known male suspect in the 17100 block of International Blvd. S (map below) in SeaTac Saturday night, April 27.

The stabbing victim was transported to Haborview Medical Center in Seattle with life-threatening injuries.

The suspect fled from the scene in a vehicle.

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

The first Open House is a beautiful and finished high end new construction home:

Ready to move-in, contemporary two story home.

This spacious home has 4 bedrooms, den, bonus room, 2.75 baths and a 2-car garage.

Light-filled, great room concept floor plan.

Chef’s delight kitchen with desiger cabinetry, island, slab granite, stainless appliances, freezer alcove and walk in pantry.

Dream master bedroom with 5-piece master bath.

Ideal and desirable location, minutes to downtown Seattle!

Well-sized lot is fully landscaped.

WHEN:

  • Saturday, Apr. 27: Noon – 3 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 12210 21st Ave S., Burien, WA 98168 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $699,950
  • MLS Number: 1441078
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2.75
  • Year Built: 2019
  • Approximate House SqFt: 2,720 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 8,100 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

  • Bath Off Master
  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • French Doors
  • Skylights
  • Vaulted Ceilings
  • Pantry
  • Walk-in Closet

PHOTOS (click images to view larger versions/slideshow):

Click here to view full, detailed listing.


Next up is a remarkable, one-of-a-kind opportunity to live and own a home & run a great business:

Come visit Wildwood Place and see the endless possibilities this beautiful vintage home has to offer.

Enter into an amazing open living room with huge dining & updated chefs kitchen.

Upper level with master suite, additional bedrooms and don’t miss the extra story with more space & rooms!

Lower level has been re-done as well.

Manicured and private backyard overlooking the ravine.

Truly a special home!

WHEN:

  • Saturday, Apr. 27: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Sunday, Apr. 28: 1 – 4 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 4518 SW Wildwood Place, West Seattle, WA 98136 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $950,000
  • MLS Number: 1419753
  • Bedrooms: 6
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Year Built: 1923
  • Approximate House SqFt: 3,420 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 12,750 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

  • Bath Off Master
  • Dining Room
  • French Doors
  • Vaulted Ceilings
  • Walk-in Closet

PHOTOS (click images to view larger versions/slideshow):

Click here to view full, detailed listing.


The next Open House is a beautiful and impeccably maintained corner-lot home in desirable Creekside that has it all:

Bright, open and thoughtfully designed for comfortable living with plenty of space and convenient location.

Situated across from lush greenbelt, this lot provides a lovely view and plenty of privacy.

3 beds up include grand master with large walk-in closet.

Upper laundry, vaulted ceilings and spacious kitchen.

2 car garage with additional off-street parking.

Fully fenced yard w/ large patio.

Community park!

WHEN:

  • Saturday, Apr. 27: Noon – 2 p.m.
  • Sunday, Apr. 28: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 21425 52nd Way S., Unit 68, Kent, WA 98032 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $449,999
  • MLS Number: 1444742
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2.5
  • Year Built: 2008
  • Approximate House SqFt: 1,693 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 5,000 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

  • Ceiling Fan(s)
  • Security System
  • Vaulted Ceilings
  • Walk-in Closet

PHOTOS (click images to view larger versions/slideshow):

Click here to view full, detailed listing.


Next up – style & functionality meets convenience & walkability:

These sophisticated new townhomes are located just across the street from Fairmount Park, walking distance to the Alaska Junction & minutes to the coming soon Whole Foods.

Homes offer living space on the main floor with fenced yards & off street parking.

Two bedrooms & full bath up with the master suite, 3/4 Bath + spacious balcony on third floor.

Vaulted ceilings & large windows provide great natural light.

Visit soon before they’re gone!

WHEN:

  • Sunday, Apr. 28: Noon – 2 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 3910 SW Brandon Street, West Seattle, WA 98136 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $649,000
  • MLS Number: 1434048
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 1.75
  • Year Built: 2019
  • Approximate House SqFt: 1,286 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 870 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

  • Ceiling Fan(s)
  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • Vaulted Ceilings
  • Walk-in Closet

PHOTOS (click images to view larger versions/slideshow):

Click here to view full, detailed listing.


Next up is a masterpiece on the East Hill of Kent Uplands:

High-quality, contemporary two story home.

Light filled floor plan with main floor great room concept.

Chef’s delight kitchen with quartz and stainless appliances.

Dramatic entry with designer tile accents and beautiful staircase.

Main floor bedroom and main floor 3/4 bath. Upstairs 4 more bedrooms including a junior master suite.

Master bedroom has 5-piece master bath with double headed shower and double door entry.

Ideal outdoor living area.

WHEN:

  • Saturday, Apr. 27: 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, Apr. 28: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 10221 SE 208th Place, Kent, WA 98031 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $699,950
  • MLS Number: 1432849
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 3.75
  • Year Built: 2019
  • Approximate House SqFt: 3,000 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 5,767 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

  • 2nd Master BR
  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • Dining Room
  • Vaulted Ceilings
  • Pantry
  • Walk-in Closet

PHOTOS (click images to view larger versions/slideshow):

Click here to view full, detailed listing.


Next up is a brand new 3-bedroom home with a separate entrance ground floor potential AIR BNB:

With all today’s finest modern finishes & amenities this home includes an exclusive parking spot and has no HOA dues!

Targeting Four Star Built Green this home has all the energy cost saving features you expect like blown in insulation, dual flush toilets, LOW VOC Paints/Finishes & low flow water fixtures.

To top things off, enjoy urban living at its finest with evenings celebrated on your roof top deck!

WHEN:

  • Sunday, Apr. 28: 1 – 3 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 5604-B 25th Ave SW, West Seattle, WA 98106 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $579,950
  • MLS Number: 1398829
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2.5
  • Year Built: 2019
  • Approximate House SqFt: 1,651 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 1,010 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

  • Bath Off Master
  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • Walk-in Closet

PHOTOS (click images to view larger versions/slideshow):

Click here to view full, detailed listing.


Next up – Welcome Home to 3400 SF + targeting four star Built Green oasis:

Featuring all today’s finest modern finishes with a possible ground floor ADU/Mother-in-law ready to be completed and or used as a bonus/ media room!

Wine and dine your guest in your grand kitchen featuring lacquer self-close cabinets with floor to ceiling windows & easy access to your over-sized 773 SF roof top deck!

Grohe water fixtures & high efficiency mini splits for cooling and heating!

Easy access to I-5 to Seattle & 405!

WHEN:

  • Saturday, Apr. 28: Noon – 3 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 523 SW 3rd Place, Renton, WA 98057 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $849,999
  • MLS Number: 1439639
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Year Built: 2019
  • Approximate House SqFt: 3,447 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 6,747 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

  • 2nd Kitchen
  • Bath Off Master
  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • Dining Room
  • High Tech Cabling
  • Security System
  • Pantry
  • Walk-in Closet

PHOTOS (click images to view larger versions/slideshow):

Click here to view full, detailed listing.


The final Open House is a home so nice you can vacation where you live!

Waterfront living at its finest!

Captivating great room concept floor plan is an entertainer’s dream complete with vaulted ceilings and lots of natural light.

Impeccable chef’s delight kitchen with cherry wood, designer tile floors, Viking appliances, eating bar and well-sized dining area.

Main floor spacious deck has gas fireplace.

Desirable master on the main!

Lower level has another kitchen.

Studio apartment with its own kitchen, entry and parking.

Easy access to everything!

WHEN:

  • Sunday, Apr. 28: 11:59 a.m. – 3:01 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 3208 S. Star Lake Rd, Auburn, WA 98001 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $974,950
  • MLS Number: 1324946
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 3.5
  • Year Built: 2008
  • Approximate House SqFt: 4,716 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 19,630 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

  • 2nd Kitchen
  • Wine Cellar
  • Bath Off Master
  • Built-In Vacuum
  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • Dining Room
  • French Doors
  • High Tech Cabling
  • Security System
  • Vaulted Ceilings
  • Pantry
  • Walk-in Closet
  • Deck
  • Outbuildings
  • Patio
  • RV Parking
  • Sprinkler System

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Local, family-owned online business Shoe.Cabinet is seeking a part time ‘Superstar’ to join their team:

We are a small online sales company and we are looking for a part time Superstar to join our team.

The ideal candidate will be a driven self starter with a knowledge of fashion as well as an aptitude for business and a desire to grow. Reliable transportation is a requirement. This is an hourly position. Monday through Friday part time schedule to be discussed at interview. This position is detailing / prepping product for photography. Compensation will depend on experience. If interested, please send a copy of your resume and schedule availability.

Essential Functions:

  • Utilize a variety of detailing tools to meet required daily productivity quotas.
  • Receive and sort items from vendors.
  • Keep premises clean, organized and free of hazards.
  • Follow all Loss Prevention guidelines and security measures.
  • Ensuring that safety standards are met.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Education: High School Diploma.
  • Experience: Experience listing items on eBay preferred, but not required, will train the right candidate. Familiarity with digital photography preferred, also not required, will train the right candidate.
  • Specific Skills/Knowledge/Licenses: Able to read, write, and speak English clearly and fluently.
    Excellent computer and Internet skills.

Essential Physical Abilities:

  • Occasionally lifting and carrying approximately 35 pounds; Developed fine motor control (grasp, handle, manipulate objects with fingers);
  • Frequent bending, kneeling, reaching, stooping, squatting, pushing; climbing ladders; standing for long periods of time; able to travel across a variety of surfaces (stairs, ramps, uneven terrain). Ability to communicate clearly and effectively.

Essential Mental/Sensory Abilities:

  • Organizing, sorting, categorizing, counting, adding, subtracting,
  • Interpreting data
  • Problem Solving
  • Creating written communication
  • Completing written orders

All offers of employment are contingent on satisfactory results of a criminal history background check.

If this position sounds like it would be a good fit for you, please send us your resume: [email protected].