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Music and financial planning

Music and financial planning

A monthly financial advice column from S. R. Schill & Associates on Mercer Island.

  • Sep 25, 2019
Music and financial planning
Change to U.S.-backed condo loans comes as summer market wraps up

Change to U.S.-backed condo loans comes as summer market wraps up

A monthly real estate snap shot by John L. Scott Real Estate.

  • Sep 19, 2019
Change to U.S.-backed condo loans comes as summer market wraps up
Courtesy photo                                Mercer Island financial adviser Bob Toomey recently summited Mount Shasta in California.

Financial success and mountaineering | Business advice

The steps to achieving financial success mirror mountain climbing.

  • Aug 19, 2019
Courtesy photo                                Mercer Island financial adviser Bob Toomey recently summited Mount Shasta in California.
Summer real estate heats up, gaining momentum

Summer real estate heats up, gaining momentum

A monthly real estate snapshot from John L. Scott Real Estate.

  • Jul 16, 2019
Summer real estate heats up, gaining momentum
Rates, inventory bring opportunities for buyers

Rates, inventory bring opportunities for buyers

A monthly real estate snap shot by John L. Scott Real Estate.

  • Jun 19, 2019
Rates, inventory bring opportunities for buyers
Kailan Manandic / staff photo                                (From left) Jane Broom, Microsoft Philanthropies senior director, former Washington Gov. Christine Gregoire, who now serves as CEO of Challenge Seattle, and Charlie Davis, partner and managing director at the Boston Consulting Group, speak on Microsoft’s $500 million commitment to affordable housing at a panel discussion during a Bellevue Downtown Association breakfast.

Microsoft reveals project criteria for $500 million affordable housing funds

The company will soon accept applications for projects related to affordable housing on the Eastside.

Kailan Manandic / staff photo                                (From left) Jane Broom, Microsoft Philanthropies senior director, former Washington Gov. Christine Gregoire, who now serves as CEO of Challenge Seattle, and Charlie Davis, partner and managing director at the Boston Consulting Group, speak on Microsoft’s $500 million commitment to affordable housing at a panel discussion during a Bellevue Downtown Association breakfast.
‘Dynamic’ housing market enters pre-summer phase

‘Dynamic’ housing market enters pre-summer phase

A real estate snapshot from John L. Scott Real Estate.

  • May 14, 2019
‘Dynamic’ housing market enters pre-summer phase
The data visualized here was compiled from Apartment List’s monthly rent reports. See an interactive chart below. Kailan Manandic / data illustration

Eastside rental market could balance out with the region

Eastside rent medians increased by 2.8 in the past year, a decrease in growth from previous years.

The data visualized here was compiled from Apartment List’s monthly rent reports. See an interactive chart below. Kailan Manandic / data illustration

Eastside market heats up as major tech news hits

A real estate snapshot from John L. Scott Real Estate.

  • Apr 17, 2019
Courtesy photo                                Sweet Treats is the only cookie dough-focused storefront in the region and will eventually operate a food truck.

Sweet Treats feeds a desire for cookie dough

The local vendor and catering service offers safe-to-eat cookie dough on the Eastside.

Courtesy photo                                Sweet Treats is the only cookie dough-focused storefront in the region and will eventually operate a food truck.
The Factoria QFC (pictured here) was part of the phase out pilot last November that included five other locations in the area. Currently, the stores only have paper bags and offer reusable bags for purchase at the checkout aisles. Kailan Manandic / staff photo

QFC to stop offering plastic bags in all stores on April 1

The commitment comes early as its parent company, Kroger, pledged to end plastic bag use by 2025.

The Factoria QFC (pictured here) was part of the phase out pilot last November that included five other locations in the area. Currently, the stores only have paper bags and offer reusable bags for purchase at the checkout aisles. Kailan Manandic / staff photo
Nintex acquires EnableSoft in company acquisition

Nintex acquires EnableSoft in company acquisition

Bellevue-based company is a world leader in workflow automation industry.

Nintex acquires EnableSoft in company acquisition
Local inventory is up; buyers, sellers prep for spring

Local inventory is up; buyers, sellers prep for spring

By Erin Flemming Special to the Record If you’re looking to purchase a home this winter or spring, you’ll likely benefit from the uptick in… Continue reading

  • Mar 9, 2019
Local inventory is up; buyers, sellers prep for spring
North Bend’s Huxdotter Coffee consturction underway

North Bend’s Huxdotter Coffee consturction underway

Huxdotter Coffee is in the midst of construction on an all new cafe and drive-thru.

  • Mar 5, 2019
North Bend’s Huxdotter Coffee consturction underway
Stocks stay strong for Smartsheet, Microsoft, T-Mobile

Stocks stay strong for Smartsheet, Microsoft, T-Mobile

Fortune 500 functionality, Hololens technology, 5G network contribute to growth

Stocks stay strong for Smartsheet, Microsoft, T-Mobile
Praerit Garg joins Smartsheet as CTO

Praerit Garg joins Smartsheet as CTO

Bellevue-based company employs 760 people

Praerit Garg joins Smartsheet as CTO
A comparison of how many life science companies are on the Eastside and in other Washington cities. Kailan Manandic

Life science hits its stride on the Eastside

Life science has strong roots in Washington, contributing economically and scientifically.

A comparison of how many life science companies are on the Eastside and in other Washington cities. Kailan Manandic
Bringing the Virtual Reality experience to Eastside

Bringing the Virtual Reality experience to Eastside

Virtual Reality (VR) isn’t like regular entertainment, and Portal VR founder Tim Harader knows it. That’s why he started his own VR arcade in Ballard,… Continue reading

Bringing the Virtual Reality experience to Eastside
Despite interest rates approach, real estate ticking onward

Despite interest rates approach, real estate ticking onward

A real estate snap shot from John L. Scott Real Estate.

  • Feb 13, 2019
Despite interest rates approach, real estate ticking onward
OfferUp founder Nick Huzar makes customer safety a core pillar

OfferUp founder Nick Huzar makes customer safety a core pillar

Bellevue-based CEO wanted a simpler solution to his own problems

OfferUp founder Nick Huzar makes customer safety a core pillar