STB Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Real Estate will be holding six 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. 14: Noon – 3 p.m.
  • Sunday, Oct. 15: 10 a.m. – 1 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. 14: Noon – 3 p.m.
  • Sunday, Oct. 15: 10 a.m. – 1 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 see the full listing.

For more information call:

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


The third and fourth Open Houses are new Build Urban homes in Seattle’s exciting Georgetown neighborhood :

Welcome to Seattle’s most vibrant & exciting neighborhood Georgetown.

Home to Franz Chocolate & Charles Smith Wine.

This fine collection of Build Urban built homes features large Two Bedroom + Den/ Two Bath homes.

A bedroom, den, and bathroom on the first floor.

2nd Floor has your master.

Arrive at your top level LDK with your Skyline Views of the City to enjoy the luxuries of urban living with evenings celebrated on your roof top deck!

WHEN:

  • Saturday, Oct. 14: Noon – 2 p.m.
  • Sunday, Oct. 15: 1 – 3 p.m.

WHERE: 6737 Carleton Ave S., Seattle, WA 98108 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $579,999
  • MLS Number: 1198061
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Year Built: 2017
  • Approximate House SqFt: 1,439 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 787 s.f.

Site Features:

  • Bath Off Master
  • Dbl Pane/Storm Windw
  • Walk-in Closet
  • Views: City, Lake, Mountain, Territorial

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

Click here to see the full, detailed listing.


The fourth home is a 2-bedroom, 2-bath modern home in Seattle’s Georgetown neighborhood:

Welcome to Seattle’s most vibrant & exciting neighborhood – Georgetown.

This fine collection features large Two Bedroom + Den/ Two Bath homes.

This home features living/dining and kitchen on the first floor.

2nd Floor has a bedroom, large den, and a bathroom.

3rd floor is your master suite.

Arrive at your top level with your Skyline Views of the City to enjoy the luxuries of urban living with evenings celebrated on your roof top deck!

WHEN:

  • Saturday, Oct. 14: Noon – 2 p.m.
  • Sunday, Oct. 15: 1 – 3 p.m.

WHERE: 6731 Carleton Ave S., Seattle, WA 98108 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $624,999
  • MLS Number: 1183264
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Year Built: 2017
  • Approximate House SqFt: 1,546 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 1,052 s.f.

Site Features:

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

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

Click here to see the full, detailed listing.


The fifth home – open on Sunday – is another 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:

  • Friday, Oct. 13: 3 – 6 p.m.
  • Saturday, Oct. 14: 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 on 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:

  • Sunday, Oct. 15: Noon – 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.

By Jack Mayne

A last minute settlement that will cost SeaTac taxpayers $4 million and insurance carriers about $18 million was approved on a 5 to 2 vote at the SeaTac City Council meeting Tuesday night (Oct. 10).

The actual proposed total settlement was $13 million offered for the city to settle, against upwards of $22 milion or even higher with continued negotiations and relying on a favorable court appeal.

Councilmember Tony Anderson and Councilmember Kathryn Campbell opposed the settlement. Anderson was the only member of the current SeaTac City Council who was on the Council when the actions were taken by the city and Gerry Kingen. Anderson said the case is on appeal because of the high award to Kingen, and the city has a competent legal team for the appeal. He is retiring this year after serving 10 years on the Council.

$4 million or $22 million?

Councilmember Rick Forschler said the problem is that it is $4 million if the city settles now, or $22 million if the city loses the appeal. “Four (million dollars) makes it go away, but $22 is a scary number,” he said.

Mayor Michael Siefkes said he thinks it is fair to say that “nobody up here wants to pay this money, that’s a lot of money” for actions that took place before six of the seven members “ever got on the Council.” He said if the city goes to appeal and loses, the city would have $22 million to pay and Kingen has other cases that could raise the amount much higher.

Additionally, Siefkes said the insurance company may not continue their committment for pay roughly two-thirds of the total $13 million bill. He suggested they decided to pay two-thirds of the bill based on their concerns about the future possibilities of increasing totals.

After a long time for executive sessions, the Council discussed potential settlement of K&S lawsuits that have plagued the city for many years. The settlement is for $13 million or $9 million less than the state court judgement which, with costs and interest, has grown from $18.3 million to “just shy of $22 milliion,” SeaTac City Manager Joe Scorcio said.

Scorcio and assistant city attorney Cindy Corsilles briefed the Council on the first of the Kingen’s lawsuits filed in 2012 regarding the acquisition of property he owned and wanted to develop as a park and fly facility which later was to include some commercial spaces. The property is at 154th and International Boulevard.

Trial in 2016
The matter went to a jury trial in King County Superior Court in January of 2016 and entrepreneur Gerry Kingen was awarded $9 million plus other damages and attorney fees, the total of which amounted to about $18 million. The city appealed the case and was slated to have oral arguments at the state court of appeals on Nov. 6.

Scorcio noted that earlier this year, K & S filed a similiar suit in federal Court adding civil rights violations to its previous state court allegations.

The city’s lawyers, staff and hired from outside, have mediated the agreement with Kingen’s lawyers and “weighed both the advantages and disadvantages of contiunued litigation” and then K & S came in with a settlement offer and both sides have agreed on the $13 million amount, Scorcio told Councilmembers.

Of the total, the city would pay $4.25 million from city funds, with the balance to be paid by the city’s insurance carriers, he said. Kingen and his lawyers say all “small and large” issues and pending lawsuits filed on his behalf will be dropped if the SeaTac Council agrees to the $13 million judgement.

Scorcio said the agreement before the Council would also settle all of the city’s pending arguments over insurance coverage.

He said the money is available in the city’s current budget reserves to allow for the payment which the Council eventually voted 5 to 2 to approve.

No ‘fiscal difficulty’
“This in no way puts the city at any kind of fiscal difficulty,” Scorcio said. “At this point in time, we have adequate reserves to cover this. I want to assure you of that,” adding that some moving around inside the budget may be necessary to keep strategic reserves available for any future needs.”

He noted there is a provision in the agreement that neither side can make public comment on the settlement for a period of six months.

“After the six months, there is still some prohibitions about initiating public comment on that, but you’re in the position to respond to public inquiries,” he said.

Councilmember Peter Kwon wondered why the urgency to get all of the changes done in a single last minute push to the Council and Scorcio said there is a push for the lawyers, insurance carriers and the city to get “all the pieces together” to get the matter resolved.

In addition, he said K & S is “requesting a prompt payment” and “once you reach an agreement you act quickly,” adding there is also the state court of appeals scheduled for Nov. 6 for its review of the Kingen case.

Siefkes said it has been years since any member of the Council has been able to comment on the issue.

He also noted that insurance companies are putting up about a third of the settlement and his experience is that insurance professionals are loathe to put up any money at all until they must. The fact that each of the companies is willing to put up $4 million indicates how they consider the future options for more court activity could amount to.

But if the city waits and the other cases go forward, the city could end up paying the full judgement and whatever increase came over time with the settlement bringing the tab to “well less than 20 percent” of the potential total.

Assistant city attorney Cindy Corsilles agreed and that it could be muchssistant city attorney Cindy Corsilles more than the potential settlement.

The mayor, an attorney in private life, said he was for the settlement because it would potentially save money over a later time.

Deputy Mayor Pam Fernald said she was for the settlement because “this has been hanging over our heads for a long time. Let’s put this behind us” and “never let anything like this happen again.”

At comment period at the outset of the regular meeting later, resident Vicki Lockwood said was she was “really, really disappointed about, is all of the talk is coming from a position of guilt and not once has anyone said, ‘Maybe we were right.'”

Gerry Kingen, Lockwood said, “has been bluffing people his entire life and people have caved and he’s won and that is why he’s the bad actor he is today,” adding she would like to see the Council act as “though we are not the bad actors. Perhaps it was him who was the bad actor.”

“I believe we are coming from a place of strength and not guilt.”

SeaTac resident and SeaTac Blog columnist Earl Gipson said he would “trust your wisdom in how you do it.”

Red Light Cameras
The Council rejected 4 to 3 the city renewing red light cameras when the current contract expires at the end of this year.

Since 2006, SeaTac has contracted with Redflex to provide automated traffic enforcement services, specifically photo-enforced red-light cameras. Despite concerns about the sketchy history of Redflex, the contract was extended to the end of the year to permit time to interview other companies, and three other qualified organizations were found and city staff recommended American Traffic Solutions.

Councilmember Rick Forschler said his research said they value of the cameras in reducing accidents was “inconclusive.” He repeated a suggestion he made during previous discussions on the camera and recommended dropping the cameras for a period of time to see whether the difference would show whether they should be used or not.

In addition, the cameras annoy people who come from somewhere else because of the airport and they also drive them to some other nearby city for lodging, it could “potentially be affecting our economic development.”

Forschler said he would rather that SeaTac Police apply their actions more to crime and drugs rather than traffic problems that could drive people away to other cities.

Police Chief Lisa Mulligan said the SeaTac Police do not have the manpower to work the busy intersection where the cameras are located. She has said at earlier meetings that the cameras do mean that her officers do not have to monitor these intersections and can be elsewhere “to actually fight crime in our community … a great benefit.”

Councilmember Erin Sitterley said she was against the cameras and not continuing them after the expiration at the end of the year. That way the city could gather its own data on the value of the cameras.

Deputy Mayor Pam Fernald said she believed the cameras were an effective way to discourage running the lights and endangering others in the city.

The Mayor cited The SeaTac Blog and a SeaTac NextDoor polls that had significant voter pluralities against the cameras and noted the companies were not local but from “far away.” He also noted that both Burien and Auburn have done away with the cameras, nothing that once Auburn had many cameras around town before taking them all down and seeing no real difference in traffic problems.”

Siefkes said the cameras were nothing but a visitor’s tax since most tickets apparently go to out of towners.

“I’m against that,” he said, adding that if the city does sign a contract next year with the new vendor, it would cost $360,000 to get out of the five year agreement. It’s wrong for the city to have such a cost if it should change its mind.

Councilmember Peter Kwon said information online about the cameras is either marketing oriented or just people not liking the cameras. The pros or cons were based on either whether they produce revenue and whether public safety is enhanced. He said he could not find any city that operated cameras at a loss to improve public safety.

“It is all about the money, that is very clear,” Kwon said.

The Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce – the driving force of business for Southwest King County – announced that they will be holding a new event and initiative celebrating women in business and leadership in Southwest King County on Wednesday, Oct. 25.

The ‘Celebration of Women in Business’ will be an inspiring event that brings together successful local female leaders, executives, business owners and young professionals to share insights, exchange ideas and empower their careers. Everyone is welcome as we gather together to commit ourselves and our community to mentor, encourage and celebrate women who have and will lead our local economy and community.

Senator Karen Keiser will address attendees as well as Andrea Reay, President/CEO Seattle Southside Chamber.

“Highlighting the work of women in every industry is vital as we collectively work to ensure a more equitable and competitive business environment,” said Sen. Karen Keiser, D-Des Moines. “I thank the South Seattle Chamber of Commerce for their continued partnership to empower and encourage women in our state to make an impact in their professions”

Celebration of Women Event will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 25t, from 4 – 6 p.m. at Anthony’s Homeport in Des Moines (421 S 228th Street).

“Thank you to our host, Anthony’s Homeport, and to our event sponsors Wells Fargo, Crain Photography and South King Media.”

Space is limited at the event so don’t forget to register early to reserve your place.  Register online here:

http://www.seattlesouthsidechamber.com/events/details/celebration-of-women-in-business-633

…or call the office during regular office hours (206) 575-1633 or email Emma Oglesby, Membership Service Director, at [email protected]

About the Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce
The Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit business organization that has served the communities of Burien, Des Moines, Normandy Park, SeaTac and Tukwila since 1988.  The mission of the Chamber is to be a leader in Southwest King County and a regional voice and resource for building business success.  The Chamber focuses on business advancement in the region by helping to build and maintain a strong economic environment.

A community meeting to discuss the Valley Ridge Park sportfield renovations will held on Monday, Oct. 23, from 6–7:30 p.m.

Topics on the agenda include replacing the existing synthetic turf on fields 1, 2 and 3, upgrade the 4th field, add perimeter fencing, new restrooms and sport field lighting.

Landscape Architect Bruce Dees & Associates has developed a design for the park and will share it with the community.

The City anticipates the project will be completed by summer of 2018.

WHEN: Monday, October 23, 2017 • 6:00-7:30 PM

WHERE: Valley Ridge Community Center, 4644 S. 188th St., SeaTac

Meeting Objectives:

  • Give the community an opportunity to review the planned designs.
  • Receive community input.
  • Allow the community to learn more about the project.
  • Review estimated timeline.

For more information, please contact Lawrence Ellis, Parks, Community Programs & Services Director, at 206.973.4681.

Join the Highline Historical Society for a special program next Sunday afternoon, Oct. 15 (the Seahawks have a bye), when local historian Feliks Banel will speak about Northwest Radio History at SeaTac City Hall.

Th program begins at 2 p.m., and admission and parking are free.

In addition to being the society’s annual meeting where your questions about the museum can be answered, Banel will present “Diamonds in the Ether: Tuning In To Northwest Radio History,” which revisits the power of radio in the Evergreen State then and now. With a mixture of vintage audio, historic images and expert storytelling, he looks ahead to the unpredictable future of local radio in our communities.

Banel is a broadcaster, filmmaker, lecturer, and historian based in Seattle. He has produced Emmy-nominated pieces for KCTS and is an expert on matters of Northwest history and culture.

“We are grateful to Humanities WA for providing the funding for this excellent presentation.”

SeaTac City Hall is located at 4800 S. 188th Street, 98188:

The City of SeaTac will once again participate in the Drug Enforcement Administration’s National Prescription Drug Take Back event on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017.

On that date, the lobby of SeaTac City Hall will be open to allow residents to safely dispose of unused prescription drugs between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

“The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse and medications.”

SeaTac City Hall is located at 4800 S 188th Street:

The SeaTac City Council is beginning the search for its next City Manager – to replace Joe Scorcio upon his retirement in mid 2018 – and they’re seeking the public’s thoughts through an online survey.

The recruitment strategy and timeline, facilitated by Scorcio and Vanessa Audett, allows multiple opportunities for community input and participation of both residents and business owners, in the review and selection process, the City said in a statement.

They City is asking residents to “please take the time to participate in the public poll for key values, attributes and qualities sought in the next City Manager.”

You may access the survey through Oct. 31 at the following link:

surveymonkey.com/r/JY77BK6

If you have questions, please contact Vanessa Audett at 206.973.4651.

STB 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 a large, level lot called 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. 6: Noon – 3 p.m.
  • Sunday, Oct. 7: 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. 6: Noon – 3 p.m.
  • Sunday, Oct. 7: 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 see the full listing.

For more information call:

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


The third and fourth Open Houses are new Build Urban homes in Seattle’s exciting Georgetown neighborhood :

Welcome to Seattle’s most vibrant & exciting neighborhood Georgetown.

Home to Franz Chocolate & Charles Smith Wine.

This fine collection of Build Urban built homes features large Two Bedroom + Den/ Two Bath homes.

A bedroom, den, and bathroom on the first floor.

2nd Floor has your master.

Arrive at your top level LDK with your Skyline Views of the City to enjoy the luxuries of urban living with evenings celebrated on your roof top deck!

WHEN:

  • Saturday, Oct. 7: 12  – 2 p.m.
  • Sunday, Oct. 8: 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

WHERE: 6737 Carleton Ave S., Seattle, WA 98108 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $599,999
  • MLS Number: 1198061
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Year Built: 2017
  • Approximate House SqFt: 1,439 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 787 s.f.

Site Features:

  • Bath Off Master
  • Dbl Pane/Storm Windw
  • Walk-in Closet
  • Views: City, Lake, Mountain, Territorial

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

Click here to see the full, detailed listing.


The fourth home is a 2-bedroom, 2-bath modern home in Seattle’s Georgetown neighborhood:

Welcome to Seattle’s most vibrant & exciting neighborhood – Georgetown.

This fine collection features large Two Bedroom + Den/ Two Bath homes.

This home features living/dining and kitchen on the first floor.

2nd Floor has a bedroom, large den, and a bathroom.

3rd floor is your master suite.

Arrive at your top level with your Skyline Views of the City to enjoy the luxuries of urban living with evenings celebrated on your roof top deck!

WHEN:

  • Saturday, Oct. 7: 12  – 2 p.m.
  • Sunday, Oct. 8: 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

WHERE: 6731 Carleton Ave S., Seattle, WA 98108 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $639,999
  • MLS Number: 1183264
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Year Built: 2017
  • Approximate House SqFt: 1,546 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 1,052 s.f.

Site Features:

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

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.

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The good folks at Seatac United FC are hosting a terrific free event where your children can learn to play chess. Young guests receive a “Chess Passport” when they arrive.

Then, kids take their Chess Passport from station to station learning the rules of chess. After they have completed the journey, the new chess players get to play games with other new players. Upon completing the games, the players receive a prize.

Who would this be good for: Kids new to chess, Grades 1-12, families welcome too!

More event details:

WHEN: Friday, Sept 29: 6-8pm

WHERE: SeaTac Community Center

In addition, Seatac United is offering a chess club. Free registration for Afterschool Chess is open to all Seatac kids: **note – Kids outside of SeaTac, can register for the Bow Lake 5pm chess class

Registration (Free) can be accessed here: https://form.jotformpro.com/seatacunited/chess-application

STB Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Real Estate will be holding four Open Houses this weekend:

The first home – open this Saturday – is a great starter home in the Manhattan neighborhood of Burien:

This affordable 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom home includes Lot A Beach Rights to the Cove in Normandy Park!

10,494 square foot lot with fully fenced yard and a garage with workspace.

Updates within the last 5 years include new roof, gas furnace, and drain field for septic system.

Double pane storm windows and insulation installed with airport noise port package.

Easy commuter location near bus lines and shopping centers.

Come give this home your personal touch!

WHEN:

  • Saturday, Sept. 30: Noon – 3 p.m.
  • Sunday, Oct. 1: 9 – 11:30 a.m.

WHERE: 217 S 186th St Burien, WA 98148 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $299,000
  • MLS Number: 1193896
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Year Built: 1954
  • Approximate House SqFt: 890 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 10,494 s.f.

Site Features:

  • Lot A Beach Rights!
  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • Gas Available
  • Patio

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

Click here to see the full, detailed listing.


The second home – open both Saturday and Sunday – is a well-kept 3-bedroom home in the Cascade neighborhood of Renton:

The amazing palm tree in the front yard is just one of the great features of this well-kept house in the Cascade neighborhood of Renton.

The newer kitchen has granite tile countertops and gas for cooking.

There is a gas fireplace in the living room.

Plenty of storage in the attic above the 2 car garage, with pull-down access stairs.

The backyard is fully fenced with a Tuff Shed and a covered patio for entertaining year round.

Conveniently located to 405 and 167.

WHEN:

  • Saturday, Sept. 30: Noon – 3 p.m.
  • Sunday, Oct. 1: Noon – 3 p.m.

WHERE: 16511 120th Ave SE Renton, WA 98058 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $369,900
  • MLS Number: 1198382
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 1.5
  • Year Built: 1966
  • Approximate House SqFt: 1,300 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 8,050 s.f.

Site Features:

  • Bath Off Master
  • Ceiling Fan(s)
  • Dbl Pane/Storm Windw
  • Dining Room
  • Security System

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

Click here to see the full, detailed listing.


The third home – also open both Saturday and Sunday – is a truly one-of-a-kind condo in the iconic Anhalt Building in Seattle’s Eastlake neighborhood:

This top-floor 2BR, 1.75BA home was recently updated with quartz counter tops and a stainless steel appliance suite.

New skylights and lots of windows bathe the unit with natural light.

Private deck has a motorized awning for year round use.

Guest BR even has a nifty loft with enough room for a bed!

Impeccable location with an easy commute to S. Lk Union, downtown and the UW.

Restaurants, shops and amenities in easy walking distance.

WHEN:

  • Saturday, Sept. 30: Noon – 3 p.m.
  • Sunday, Oct. 1: Noon – 3 p.m.

WHERE: 3275 Fuhrman Ave E Unit #201 Seattle, WA 98102 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $555,000
  • MLS Number: 1196064
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1.75
  • Year Built: 1916
  • Approximate House SqFt: 934 s.f.

Site Features:

  • Historic, charming 1916 building
  • Alarm System
  • Balcony/Deck/Patio
  • End Unit
  • Insulated Windows
  • Master Bath
  • Skylights
  • Top Floor
  • Vaulted Ceilings

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

Click here to see the full, detailed listing.


The fourth home – also open both Saturday and 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, Sept. 30: Noon – 3 p.m.
  • Sunday, Oct. 1: 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.

By Jack Mayne

Chief of Police Lisa Mulligan asked the SeaTac City Council to approve an agreement with American Traffic Solutions to replace Redflex in operating red light cameras during a three year contract for $135,000 a year, with a potential extension of two years.

Everything in the proposed contract is negotiable, she said, and the Council set the issue for final debate and decision for the Oct. 10 regular Council session after Mayor Michael Siefkes and Councilmember Rich Forschler indicated the cameras should not be continued, at least for a while to gauge their value to SeaTac traffic problems.

A contract with Redflex Traffic Systems has provided red light monitoring at three locations in SeaTac for the past several years. Cameras cover S. 188th and Military Road southbound; at S. 188th and International Boulevard southbound, and at S. 200th and International northbound, said Mulligan.

Redflex replacement
The police chief said that while Redflex has legal problems in various cities where it operates cameras, the city is now looking at American Traffic Solutions of Mesa, Arizona, a Phoenix suburb.

American Traffic Solutions has a “positive” Seattle area history, with contracts in Seattle, Renton, Kent and Des Moines, among others in the state. Redflex has had criminal charges proved against it, but Mulligan said no such problems face Traffic Solutions.

Mulligan said that under the current contract, the city pays $162,000 per year. The proposed contract fee of $135,000 per year is a $27,000 savings for SeaTac. The operating cost of the Redflex contract was $206,469, which includes police review of intersection cameras and court time, but the projected American Traffic Solutions operating cost is $180,000. She said the net revenue from fines last year was $156,608.

At the May 23 Council meeting the Council expressed concern over historical criminal allegations brought against Redflex employees and told Mulligan to check out other potential vendors.

Mulligan said the Public Safety and Justice Committee on Sept. 9 recommended the full Council approve the American Traffic Solutions potential contract.

Mayor has ‘a problem’
Chief Mulligan said that if the Council did not approve a new contract for red light cameras, it would be a problem for city police.

“This would result in the loss of a valuable public safety resource,” the chief said.

“I have a problem with your alternative,” Mayor Michael Siefkes said. “I don’t think, excuse me, it is your place to editorialize on the alternatives where you are saying this would result in a loss – that is your opinion where we are the decision makers.”

Siefkes asked if the public has expressed an opinion on having the cameras and she said she was not aware of any such place where citizens were asked whether or not they approved of red light cameras.

The mayor said he is “here to represent the people out there” and “I am not hearing anybody come up to me on the street and say ‘boy, we love those red light cameras.’”

Councilmember Rick Forschler said it might be good to not have red light cameras for a while and see what might change.

“I’d be inclined to turn it down now” leaving a potential gap to see if it revealed a negative change.

Later, at the Council’s official meeting, resident Vicki Lockwood said, “I am in favor of red light cameras” and that “people who run red lights should get tickets.”

Lockwood asked “how long are you going to have to wait? How many people are you going to have to hurt or are killed before you are happy with the data?”

Cameras don’t issue tickets
Councilmember Kathryn Campbell wanted the police chief to tell her about the “protection element” of the red light cameras.

Mulligan said that during camera use in the past 10 years there were “roughly 39,000” tickets given at the three camera locations. “That means there were that many violations that a police officer didn’t catch that were caught by a camera.”

“The camera never issues the ticket,” she said.

The camera company sends a video of the potential violation to the police and a police officer reviews the incident. “It is only a ticket if a police officer’s discretion determines that a ticket is necessary and then the person who receives it can still take it to court,” said Chief Mulligan.

“It is about traffic safety for the general public … we cannot be there to see that many violations,” she said. “Too many other things going on in the city.”

Councilmember Erin Sitterley said she had to pay a ticket issued to someone else driving her car – “it is the car that gets the ticket, not the driver. It’s kind of a toothless ticket.”

She added that such a ticket does not show up in the driver’s record and the city has no “good data” on the cameras.

“40,000 people would have gotten away with running a red light in our city,” without Redflex cameras, said Councilmember Tony Anderson, adding the cameras are a “good idea.”

Fernald supports cameras
Regarding Siefkes’ comments about no one saying they like the cameras, Deputy Mayor Pam Fernald said “that just doesn’t happen, that means nothing to me,” adding she agreed with the chief that the cameras are a “valuable public safety resource” that should be continued.

Councilmember Peter Kwon said he noticed that a majority of the red light tickets were issued to people who don’t live in SeaTac. City Manager Joe Scorcio said the percentage was that 87 percent of the people getting tickets did not live in the city.

“Everybody in SeaTac knows where the red light camera are,” Kwon said.

In other action, the Council confirmed re-appointments of Jeffrey Bauknecht and Richard Scherzinger to the Hotel/Motel Tax Advisory Committee.

By Jack Mayne

The Port of Seattle is starting the removal and replanting efforts for over-height trees next week only in two Port-owned locations south of Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and not on private property as some have worried.

One concern is that the owner of Hillgrove Cemetery near Sea-Tac Airport on S. 200th Street had given the Port tree cutting approval, but airport spokesman Perry Cooper says the Port has yet to reach the owner so no activity is planned immediately.

Replanting on Port owned property previously cleared will start in October and the Port plans to have a replanting project sometime later this fall.

Low growing forest
After consultation with area residents, the Port said it had adjusted its approach to remove “only existing obstructions” and it would preserve “to the extent feasible,” all other trees and vegetation on the two sites.

Replanting work will re-establish a low-growing forest on-site with a neighborhood vegetation barrier and restore a tall-growing native forest just south of both sites.  A key part of the approach will be to replace the invasive understory with native shrubs where possible.

Most over-height conifers are located within the Port properties are along South 200th Street in SeaTac sites adjacent to or near residential properties.

Because this will be an active construction zone, the Port says it will install fencing and signage ahead of the start of the project.

The 2017 Fall Special Recycling Collection Event will be held on Saturday, Sept 30, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Tyee Educational Campus in SeaTac.

  • NO commercial loads. NO yard debris. Free confidential material shredding.
  • Limited rain barrel sale ($25 cash each)
  • Limited compost bin sale ($20 cash each)
  • Appliances (refrigerators/freezers/air conditioners are $20 cash each), scrap metal, motor oil and antifreeze, tires, EPS Styrofoam, porcelain, cardboard and more.

For more about what is accepted and restrictions that apply, click here:

http://www.ci.seatac.wa.us/Home/Components/Calendar/Event/6159/16?backlist=%2f

All fees are cash only and paid directly to the vendor.

Grants from the King County Waste Reduction and Recycling program, the Local Hazardous Waste Management program, and Department of Ecology’s Coordinated Prevention Grant program fund the 2017 Special Recycling Collection Events.

For more information contact Resource Conservation/Neighborhood Programs Coordinator Trudy Olson at 206.973.4763.

This weekend we will once again treated to an evening of Jazz with the Burien Jazz walk this Saturday, Sept. 23, and two of the venues – St Elizabeth’s Church and Classic Eats – have pianos tuned and prepared by Dale Lindeke of Dale’s Piano Service, Burien’s local Registered Piano Technician.

Dale is a graduate of the Randy Potter School of Piano Technology and recently completed the certification to become a Registered Piano Technician by completing a series of three exhaustive examinations covering all aspects of piano technology. These exams includes a written test covering general knowledge of pianos and piano technology; a technical examination, which includes action regulation and adjustment; and a standardized tuning examination. Dale continues to develop his skills through workshops and conventions sponsored by the Piano Technicians Guild. The Guild is a prestigious national organization dedicated to improving and preserving the craft of piano maintenance.

Dale’s Piano Service offers a number of service options, including standard tuning on any make or model of piano, repair of broken strings, hammers or keytops, regulating, voicing and estimates on the value of a piano you might be looking at buying or selling. Special rates are available for churches and non-profit organizations. His many clients continue to offer rave reviews and referrals, like this one:

Dale does great work, and is great to work with. As an experienced
pianist as well as a piano technician, Dale understands the instrument on
both levels. We’re very fortunate to have our church’s piano under his
 care.

– Ron Mallory
Worship Director, Resurrection Lutheran Church

So as you enjoy an evening of jazz and start planning for fall take time to take care of your piano by contacting Dale’s Piano Service to set up an appointment.

Visit our website at www.dalespianoservicenw.com or call us at 206-489-4980.

New clients can mention The B-Town Blog and get a $30 discount on their first tuning or repair service.

Exceptional sound from your piano is local and affordable. Why wait?

http://www.dalespianoservicenw.com

206-489-4980

[email protected]

STB Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Real Estate will be holding one Open House this weekend:

The home – open on both this Saturday, Sept. 23 and Sunday, Sept. 24 – is a great, modern 2-bedroom, 2-bath modern home in Seattle’s Georgetown neighborhood:

Welcome to Seattle’s most vibrant & exciting neighborhood – Georgetown.

Home to Franz Chocolate & Charles Smith Wine.

This fine collection of Build Urban built homes features large Two Bedroom + Den/ Two Bath homes.

A bedroom, den, and bathroom on the first floor.

2nd Floor has your master.

Arrive at your top level LDK with your Skyline Views of the City to enjoy the luxuries of urban living with evenings celebrated on your roof top deck!

WHEN:

  • Saturday, Sept. 23: Noon – 3 p.m.
  • Sunday, Sept. 24: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

WHERE: 6735 Carleton Ave Seattle, WA 98108 (MAP, or see below).

INFO:

  • List Price: $599,999
  • MLS Number: 1193393
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Year Built: 2017
  • Approximate House SqFt: 1,438 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 768 s.f.

Site Features:

  • Bath Off Master
  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • Walk-in Closet
  • City, Lake, Mountain, Territorial views

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.

Advertiser Priceless Pet Clinic is looking to hire:

Veterinary Assistant

Priceless Pet Clinic is looking for a full-time Veterinary Assistant who is a team player and can bring enthusiasm to our fast paced work environment. We are a family owned veterinary clinic that formed to provide pets with high quality, progressive care while respecting their owners beliefs, values and financial capability. Our vision is that Priceless Pet Clinic is a place that both pets and people feel comfortable, informed and valued regardless of personal finances. We also like to encourage a learning environment and create opportunities for all to enhance their skills.

Successful candidate will have:

  • 2+ years experience preferred. High school diploma or equivalent required. Completion of a veterinary assistant program preferred but not required.
  • Fun, easy going personality with the ability to easily converse with our clients.
  • Excellent skills in handling/restraining dogs and cats for blood draws, urine collection, catheter placement, surgical prep of patients, assisting in recovering from anesthesia, etc.
  • Dental skills preferred.
  • Ability to lift up to 40lbs
  • Assist with taking radiographs
  • Excellent computer skills and proficiency, experience with Macs is a plus since the practice management software is mac based.
  • Proven ability to work as a team player in order to maximize the effectiveness of the team
  • Strong multitasking skills and the initiative to get tasks completed
  • Flexible schedule with the ability to work long hours as needed
  • Relaying patient inquiries between clients and the veterinarian (includes answering phone calls), client interaction during appointments (taking a brief history, getting patient vitals and weight), clear understanding and ability to effectively communicate patient home care and follow-up instructions.

We offer competitive compensation, PTO, medical/dental/vision, discounted pet care, and performance based bonuses.

Must be able to work Saturdays. Clinic hours are 7am-7pm most weekdays and 7am-5pm Saturdays. Pay is based on qualifications and experience.

To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to

[email protected].


Licensed Veterinary Technician

Priceless Pet Clinic is looking for a full-time licensed veterinary technician who is a team player and can bring enthusiasm to our fast paced work environment. We are a family owned veterinary clinic that formed to provide pets with high quality, progressive care while respecting their owners beliefs, values and financial capability. Our vision is that Priceless Pet Clinic is a place that both pets and people feel comfortable, informed and valued regardless of personal finances. We also like to encourage a learning environment and create opportunities for all to enhance their skills.

Successful candidate will have:

  • 2+ years experience preferred. Current WA veterinary technician license
  • Fun, easy going personality with the ability to easily converse with our clients
  • Excellent skills in handling/restraining, blood draws, urine collection, catheter placement, surgical prep of patients, anesthetic monitoring and recovery, performing dentals, taking radiographs, etc.
  • Ability to lift up to 40lbs
  • Excellent computer skills and proficiency, experience with Mac’s is a plus since the practice management software is Mac based
  • Proven ability to work as a team player in order to maximize the effectiveness of the team
  • Strong multitasking skills and the initiative to get tasks completed
  • Flexible schedule with the ability to work long hours as needed
  • Relaying patient inquiries between clients and the veterinarian (includes answering phone calls), client interaction during appointments (taking brief history, obtaining patient vitals and weight), and a clear understanding and ability to effectively communicate patient home care and follow-up instructions

We offer competitive compensation, PTO, medical/dental/vision, discounted pet care, and performance based bonuses.

Must be able to work Saturday. Clinic hours are 7am-7pm most weekdays and 7am-5pm Saturdays. Pay is based on qualifications and experience.

To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to

[email protected].

Priceless Pet Clinic
19893 1st Ave S. Suite 202
Normandy Park, Washington, 98148

http://pricelesspetclinic.com

https://www.facebook.com/pricelesspet

The Port of Seattle on Wednesday (Sept. 20) filed a “friend of the court” brief asking the U.S. Supreme Court to agree with lower courts that have blocked enforcement of President Donald J. Trump’s so-called “travel ban.”

The Port said it is the first port in the nation to join the Supreme Court case in support of the parties challenging the travel ban.

“We have a moral and economic obligation to address this critical issue,” said Courtney Gregoire, a Port Commissioner. “America is great because we are a nation of immigrants. President Trump’s travel ban also causes economic harm to our airport, our region and our state.”

Here’s a video statement from Gregoire:

Port serves thousands
In its high court brief, the Port said Seattle-Tacoma International Airport is the primary international airport in the region. The airport serves with more than 20 passenger airlines, serving approximately two-dozen international cities and nearly 80 domestic destinations.

For this reason the Port brief said it “has a significant interest in the uniform application of a constitutional and statutorily authorized system of immigration as the operator of the port of entry into the United States for thousands of passengers arriving from the Middle East and other regions on a weekly basis.”

The Port brief said there was direct economic harm from a decision in April 2017 by Emirates Airlines to cancel a second daily flight out of Sea-Tac Airport. The decision was taken, in part, by “a drop in demand following the issuance of President Donald J. Trump’s executive orders temporarily halting entry to the United States for citizens of six (initially seven) countries in the Middle East.”

The ongoing legal effort continues a record of action by the Port since the travel ban was announced in January 2017, a Port news release said.

Helped find lawyers
Right after the ban was announced, “the Port connected families to lawyers who could advocate for their rights and the rights of their loved ones and set aside private waiting areas for families at the airport.”

Then the Port said it “filed an emergency motion to stop the expulsion of international travelers who had every right to be here, ultimately enabling those passengers to continue on their travels very early the next day.

The Port said it had “maintained close coordination with Congressional, local and state leaders, including Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson, since the beginning of this issue.”

Gregoire told involved individuals and families “we will continue to stand with you, and fight for you.”

Supports DACA
The Port said its support for immigrant and international communities does not stop with opposing the President’s travel ban, but also has said it backs Congressional efforts to provide permanent legal protections for immigrant children currently eligible for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

“The Port of Seattle is a leading global gateway that provides economic opportunity for industries and individuals,” the Port said Wednesday. “As one of the closest gateways to Asia, this region benefits rom international passengers traveling for business or pleasure, from global commercial shipping through Sea-Tac Airport and Northwest Seaport Alliance container terminals.”

Damage estimates for last Friday’s fire at the Carriage House Apartments is $755,000, according to the Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority.

As we previously reported, the large blaze burned the complex at 3602 S. 180th Street in SeaTac on Friday, Sept. 15.

Around 50 people were displaced, and the fire is still under investigation.

The American Red Cross opened a shelter in the SeaTac Community Center Friday night to support all displaced by the blaze, and they provided cots, blankets, meals, and comfort items for anyone needing immediate assistance.

“Emergency shelter and feeding will be provided as long as it’s needed in the days ahead,” the Red Cross said in a statement

Also, a video was released that shows its Ladder 54 crew cutting a strip-cut in the apartment building roof and just how much fire was in the attic space.