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2008 

It's going to be HOT here in Maple Valley this weekend! To me, 70's is perfect, 80's is HOT and 90's are intolerable! I was born and raised in the Midwest so it's odd that I consider mid-80's to be HOT, but I've lived here for 21 years and seem to have acclimated to th...
06/26/2008
Overall I'll say I'm thrilled with my decision to convert one of my websites to a blogsite. Traffic has increased as has "stickiness". But it seems my posts are not being indexed by Google. I've added meta tags and tweaked the header but don't know if there's a way t...
06/24/2008
According to a recent Seattle Times article, the County's intent to sell the 167 acre parcel at Kent Kangley & 228th may have hit a snag. After much public pressure, the County agreed to open the sale up to a public bidding process, and then learned....as many Maple Valley homeowners have...
06/24/2008
Funny how music can take you back instantly to a time and place of the past. After reading several of the submissions for the June Inspired by Song Contest, all with good-albeit annoyingly sticky songs, I just wasn't able to settle on one for me. Amazing how there really are so many songs tha...
06/21/2008
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I like to have new in my life. Even if it doesn't seem good at the time, new is what keeps life interesting and prevents it from becoming stale.  As a Realtor I am fortunate to have a career which allows me to meet new people who welcome me into their lives, even if only for a brief time. I&#...
06/20/2008
The term "Summer Vacation" has taken on a new meaning in our home. It's no longer the time when the kids are out of school for two and a half months. My youngest son graduated from Tahoma Senior High  last week so I am unofficially done with school & my kids. I say unofficially ...
06/18/2008
I'm not typically one to get involved too much in political issues and have never posted a political or even semi-political post on any blog. Before now.  This morning while reading an article in the Wall Street Journal about the Government Accountability Office sustaining Boeings protest for...
06/18/2008
As a resident of South King County I have watched prices in the Bellevue/Kirkland areas skyrocket over the last two decades. While the entire Puget Sound region has not been immune (as many had predicted) from the real estate slowdown, it seems some of the more affluent areas of King County have ...
06/17/2008
The Northwest Multiple Listing service segregates listings by geographical area throughout the Puget Sound. In South East King County, Maple Valley, Hobart, Covington (East of about 164th) and parts of Black Diamond and Ravensdale are included in this large MLS area. This is a market snapshot of ...
06/16/2008
I hope you will all give a warm welcome to Brooke Valentine, an agent with RE/MAX Select in Maple Valley, WA who is the newest member of my office to join Active Rain. Brooke is soaking it up and is going through the spinning head experience we all went through...trying to take it in, learning ho...
06/11/2008
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