While February may be the shortest month of the year, it more than makes up for its lack of days with exciting holidays, annual events, and, of course, plenty of winter fun! Use this February Bucket List to schedule your weekends and take advantage of the many things this exciting month has to offer. 

  • Go ice skating
  • Invite friends over to watch a sporting event
  • Wear something pink or red
  • Tackle an ambitious puzzle
  • Make custom Valentine’s Day cards
  • Build a blanket fort
  • Share a box of chocolates
  • Read a wintery book
  • Go on a winter walk
  • Eat a heart-shaped meal
  • Make paper snowflakes
  • Deliver flowers to a loved one
  • Complete a Valentine’s Day-themed coloring book
  • Dress up for a fancy dinner
  • Plan random acts of…

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If you’re considering selling your home this year, now is a great time to start preparing! The quiet of January gives you the opportunity to start tackling your selling to-do list, plan for any big remodeling projects, and make a lasting impression on buyers once you finally list.  

Not sure where to start? Here are 10 helpful tips to help you prepare your home to list in 2023: 

1. Organize your paperwork and finances

2. Take inventory of any necessary home repairs

3. Schedule home maintenance

4. Make a plan to boost your curb appeal once the weather warms

5. Start decluttering your spaces

6. Deep clean your home or consider hiring a professional

7. Take advantage of January home décor sales for staging your home


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Happy New Year! One of the most popular resolutions each year is to keep a more organized and tidy home — but that’s easier said than done.  

If you’ve decided to take the plunge and master the art of organization this year, use the 8 tips outlined below! These tips will help you form sustainable cleaning habits that will keep your home sparkling throughout the next 12 months and beyond.  

1. Start Small – Don’t just dive right into decluttering and reorganizing your spaces. Instead, ease into your cleaning resolution by tackling smaller chores like cleaning out a wallet or purse. Starting small can help you prevent cleaning burnout and create lasting habits.  

2. Spend 15 Minutes Tidying Every Night — Before you go to bed each night, make a…

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This is the story of how the real estate market is doing better than you think. The 2022 year-end numbers are in for King, Snohomish, and Island Counties. The overall picture is one of a market flat or slightly down. However, bright spots exist, and the market is not on the tragic downward spiral that gets reported in the news.

Residential sales prices show mixed results

Residential sales prices of single-family homes in King and Snohomish Counties are flat or slightly down compared to last year. King County's median sales price ended 2022 at $820,000, a 0.6% increase from December 2021. Snohomish County experienced a slight drop in median sales price from $703,000 in December 2021 to $684,995 in December 2022, a 2.6% decrease.

Median Sale Price Dec 2021 to Dec 2022 King, Snohomish, Island County

Inventory is…

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