Whether it’s the scent of freshly mowed grass, space for your dog to run around, or preparing a home-grilled meal for friends, there’s no doubt that the outdoors is one of the biggest advantages of owning a home. As an added bonus, taking good care of your yard can also help improve your home’s value over time.

Curb appeal can play an important role in determining the value of your home and lush green grass can often make a positive first impression! Whether you’re new to homeownership or you've owned your home for many years, make sure you’re doing your best to care for your home’s exterior. Below are a few quick and easy tips for maintaining your yard. 

Watch our Managing Broker, Angela Hardy, talk about her top tips to increase curb appeal, or…

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Santa Claus is coming to town!

Santa is on his way to the Mill Creek Town Center! The Mill Creek Town Center will not be having a Santa Parade in 2021, but that doesn’t stop Santa from coming to the Town Center and having other festive holiday fun.

Santa will be visiting the Mill Creek Town Center from November 26th through the morning of December 24th. While children will not be able to sit on Santa’s knee, they will be able to interact with Santa.

NW Santa Photos is back in the Town Center again this year and has designed a safe Santa photo experience in the former Pier 1 location at 15324 Main St. These will be Covid Friendly photo sessions including:

  • Temperature Checks
  • Sanitizing Procedures
  • Socially Distanced Set
  • Visit by…

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As our fall weather settles in, we start to look towards the holiday season to keep our hearts warm. While public gathering limits due to COVID-19 have caused many traditional events to cancel or change course, there are still plenty of possibilities for holiday cheer in 2021. Check out our list below and check each event's COVID-19 safe policies for details on how to revel safely. Have a merry and safe holiday season for 2021!

Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trots

  • Mukilteo Turkey Trot 5K
  • Arlington Turkey Trot 5K
  • Woodinville Turkey Trot 5k
  • Wattle Waddle & Wittle Waddle 1/2 and Full Marathons in Snohomish

Events, Tree Lighting Ceremonies & Holiday Light Displays

  • Snowflake Lane in Bellevue - Nov 26 to Dec 24
  • Santa Visits Mill Creek…

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There are many ways to conserve energy in your home, from minor adjustments to major home improvements. Making these small changes at home can go a long way in protecting the environment and potentially cutting down your utility costs. Watch the video or keep reading below for our tips.


  • Utilize Natural Light: Open blinds and curtains during the day, and turn on lights only when needed at night.
  • Use Power Strips: Plug multiple electronics or appliances into a power strip and turn off the power strip when they are not in use.
  • Only Wash Full Loads of Dishes and Laundry: Don’t waste water and energy on half-full loads.
  • Replace Light Bulbs: Replace light bulbs with energy-efficient bulbs, such as halogen incandescents, CFLs, or LEDs. If…

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Have you kept up on your fall home maintenance?

Larry Miller shares his top three home maintenance tips for the winter months.


  • Glean your gutters
  • Check your smoke and CO detectors
  • Deep clean your garage

For more info from Larry www.nwhomesbylp.com

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Lake Stevens is the fifth-largest city in Snohomish County. There are two major commercial centers within the city: downtown and Frontier Village. Downtown is located on the northeastern part of the lake, and Frontier Village is on the west side, with a traditional suburban shopping center. The city's annual summer festival, Aquafest, is held in downtown Lake Stevens at North Cove Park during a three-day weekend in late July. Not only is it an excellent opportunity for a family outing where you can enjoy a boat parade, carnival rides, a car show, and a circus. Explore one of many lakeshore parks such as Lundeen Park. There you will find the city's largest beach, where you can swim, picnic, paddleboard, and kayak.

Lake Stevens, WA

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