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We discovered this little Renton gem when we were out and about! Founder, Marley Rall, has turned this conspicuous little strip mall space into a lovely family and dog friendly Taproom. 

You have to walk through the door! 


You’ll discover a friendly atmosphere, over 25 beers on tap, a small pub menu (or you can bring in your own food), comfy wood tables, outdoor patio, a game room with a big screen TV and the Brewmaster Bakery. We enjoyed a delicious Maui Coconut Porter while chatting with Bruno, the bartender. We met Kai, the adorable border collie and made a list of all the awesome beers we want to come back and try.

Summer is winding down and The Brewmaster Taproom is getting ready for Back To School by giving back to the

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What Does the Recent Rash of Price Reductions Mean to the Real Estate Market? | MyKCM

Last week, in a new report from Zillow, it was revealed that there has been a rash of price reductions across the country. According to the report:

  • There are more price cuts now than a year ago in over two-thirds of the nation’s largest metros
  • About 14% of all listings had a price cut in June
  • Since the beginning of the year, the share of listings with a price cut increased 1.2%
  • This is the greatest January-to-June increase ever reported, and more than double the January-to-June increase last year

Senior Economist Aaron Terrazas further explained:

“A rising share of on-market listings are seeing price cuts, though these price cuts are concentrated at the most expensive

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Check out the video of our new Cave Creek listing below

A TRULY move-in ready, single level home located in Tatum Highlands in the Cave Creek/North Phoenix area! Desirable split floor plan is just one aspect of this well maintained home. For more info call Local Cave Creek Realtor Timothy McGinty at 623.696.5307 or visit This home is being promoted on Zillow, Trulia and and is move in ready. Contact Timothy today for a personal showing of this great home.

26617 N. 44th Street, Cave Creek, Arizona

A TRULY move-in ready, single level home located in Tatum Highlands in the Cave Creek/North Phoenix area!  Desirable split floor plan is just one aspect of this well maintained home.  The

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The Stone House Cafe has become one of our favorites since we had breakfast on their beautiful patio last month. Last week we had to go back for dinner and once again it was absolutely lovely, even if I didn’t have one of the homemade donuts. We started with handcrafted cocktails, the Blackberry Nehi and Redhead Red Margarita, then shared the Chicken Tacos off the starter menu and the Fried Chicken Sandwich. Everything was exceptional. This charming restaurant has beautiful views of Lake Washington and the patio is perfect for summer dining.

Happy hour is from 3-6pm: 20% off all starters with the purchase of a cocktail. They are closed on Monday. The Stone House Cafe is located at 9701 Rainier Avenue S, about 2 miles north of downtown Renton.


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Want to create wealth through homeownership? Build equity. 

Home equity is the percentage of your home’s value that you own, and it’s key to building wealth through homeownership. Let’s take a closer look at how to build home equity without blowing your budget — and how to access it when you need it.

How much equity do you have?

Equity is easy to calculate when you first buy a home because it’s basically your down payment. For example, if you put $11,250 down on a $225,000 home, your down payment is 5 percent and so is your equity.

From 2016 to the first quarter of 2018, most first-time home buyers in the U.S. started with about 7-percent equity, according to

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Being a first-time home buyer can be overwhelming and intimidating, especially in a hot market like Seattle. As our local market shifts to a more buyer-friendly market, home buyers are able to take a little more time when choosing their first home. But, as the old saying goes “if you have to sleep on it, you may not sleep in it” still stands true. Fairly priced homes are still selling quickly and it’s important to do your homework so you don’t miss out. Buying a home is probably the biggest purchase you’ll ever make! What if you make a mistake? Don’t worry…the following list will help you stay on track and find your perfect home. 

1.  Get Your Finances in Order

Before beginning a serious home search, you need to have the necessary cash for a

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Welcome To The Cascade Team Chris Rudd!

My goal is to provide the most effective assistance possible in your real estate journey. I bring expertise in the transaction process and an in depth understanding of current market conditions.  This provides my clients with the comfort in knowing they are going to experience a smooth transaction and get the highest value in their real estate venture. Whether a first-time buyer who is handy with a tool belt, or a client with particular needs, I offer patience and understanding throughout the process from start to finish and beyond. The purchase and/or sale of your home has an important impact on your life. Having an expert in negotiation, local markets and the transaction process on your side will provide

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Wrap yourself in a true sense of community when this fabulous contemporary inspired townhome becomes your own. Chic and sophisticated throughout! Enjoy this elegantly stylish home with espresso toned hardwoods, fresh paint and new carpet. The interior of this home simply dazzles with natural light! Enjoy preparing meals in the sizeable chef’s kitchen with white cabinetry and quartz countertops. A long eating bar lines the kitchen for casual meals. Kick back and relax in the family room complete with huge picture windows, soaring ceilings and a ceiling fan. Unwind at the end of the day in the sumptuous master suite with a spa inspired bath. A 2nd bedroom with a full en-suite bath

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Check out the video of our new Carmel listing below

This beautiful, well maintained home is nestled in solid, quiet and desirable Stonehedge Estates, you are close to everything Carmel has to offer. For more info call Local Carmel Realtor Paul Schulte at 317.790.9600 or visit This home is being promoted on Zillow, Trulia and and is move in ready. Contact Paul today for a personal showing of this great home.

315 John Street, Carmel, Indiana

Want a great home in north Carmel, with a low cost of ownership and at a great price? Well this is it! This beautiful, well maintained, home with 4 BR's, 2 1/2 BA, and a 2 car attached garage in a shy 1/2 acre in an ideal location close to schools,

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There’s no place like home, so why not make home the most beautiful and cozy place you can stay in? Let’s dive into some techniques that can help you showcase the best features of every room in your house. Just a touch of color, texture, and personality can transform your home into something new. Here’s a few tips that aren’t a lot of hassle:  



Going with a neutral scheme can never go wrong, but if you’re feeling like your room is a little drab, don’t be afraid to go with a bold color. You can do an accent wall that compliments the current color scheme or use your furniture or accent pieces to bring a touch of color. Color doesn’t have to mean clutter, you can keep the rest of the room simple and add the

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