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Aug. 21, 2017

Find Great Coffee Near Your Snohomish Home at Java Haus

Find great coffee near you Snohomish home at Java Haus.Stop into Java Haus after leaving your Snohomish home for the day and grab a coffee and breakfast or lunch. Java Haus is also available for all of your catering needs. Whether needing to feed guests at a wedding or at a small office meeting, Java Haus is happy to work with you. Fill out a form online to get a quote for your special event. Chef James White pumps out tasty food from this little place located at 510 Second Street in Snohomish.

The beverage menu includes classics like espresso, lattes, mochas, cappuccinos, chai tea, and drip coffee. Other non coffee beverages are available such as Italian sodas, ice cream shakes, pop juice, iced tea, and lemonade. Gear up for the day with a filling breakfast with selections like biscuits and gravy, an egg sandwich, or a smoked salmon bagel. Lighter items such as bagels and muffins are available as well. The lunch menu is packed with sandwiches, salads, and soups. Choose from a French dip, BLT, club sandwich, grilled cheese, and many others. Feel good about supporting a small local business and keeping your money in the community. View the full menu and find contact information for Java Haus


Posted in Snoho Life, snohomish
Aug. 16, 2017

Get Ready to Run at Lake Tye Park Near Monroe Homes in the Evergreen Half

Run a half marathon or volunteer to help near Monroe homes.Get ready, get set, get running near Monroe homes. It’s time for the Evergreen Half and local runners are tying the laces on their running shoes and filling up their water bottles. With both a 10k and half marathon taking place there will be plenty of action at Lake Tye Park on August 20th. The race starts at 8 a.m. with the course maneuvering alongside scenic Lake Tye and Old Snohomish Monroe Road. Evergreen runners receive a t-shirt, bib, and finishing medal. Walkers are invited to participate in the 10K as well. 

Parking is available at both Lake Tye and at Fryelands Elementary School. Additional spaces may be found on streets east of the park. After the race, runners are welcome jump in the cool waters of Lake Tye to refresh themselves.

Friends and family from Monroe homes are encouraged to come cheer on participants. Those interested in volunteering can find out more information on the run’s webpage. Helping hands are needed as course monitors, in the aid stations, for set up and take down and more.

Registration is easily completed online. Other sites to register include FROST Donuts from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. until August 19th, or at Lake Tye Park on race day AT 6:45 a.m. Embrace the challenge and take part in the Evergreen Half. Step up to the starting line and see what you got.


Aug. 14, 2017

IS NOW A GOOD TIME TO BUY A HOME? | Inside Real Estate Show 50

Is Now Still A Good Time To Buy A Home? Good question and answered in depth by Persinger Group Realtors,

Is now a good time to buy a home or should I wait?

That is the question I try to answer in Episode 50 of The Inside Real Estate Show:

If you're thinking about buying a home in 2017 but wondering if it's a good time to buy a home or if you should keep renting, keep reading, watching or listening. 

“If I were asked to name the chief benefit of the house, I should say: the house shelters daydreaming, the house protects the dreamer, the house allows one to dream in peace.” — Gaston Bachelard

In this episode:

Is Now A Good Time To Buy A Home

If you're thinking about buying a home in 2017 but wondering if it's a good time to buy a home or if you should keep renting:

How Mortgage Interest Rates Impact Home Affordability

What our Personal Plan Is On Buying A Home and Investing In Real Estate

The Two Sides of Home Buying

1. Buying a home has Financial side

2. Buying a home has a Psychological side


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Aug. 14, 2017

Everyone Living in Monroe Can Support the Special Olympics at the Wings and Wheels Fest

Everyone living in Monroe goes to Wings and Wheels.Residents living in Monroe believe in helping one another and in having a good time. With the 2nd Annual Wings And Wheels folks can enjoy an awesome car show while benefiting a great cause. The event takes place at the First Air Field from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. with all proceeds going to the kids at Special Olympics Washington. 

The day promises to bring hours of fun. Live music gets feet tapping and may cause spontaneous dancing in the aisles. Kids living in Monroe can bounce and jump to their heart’s content on inflatable slides and houses. Friends and neighbors over 21 can get caught up or become newly acquainted in the beer garden. Food vendors provide snacks for rumbling tummies and winning raffle tickets equal great prizes.

Of course the real stars of the show are the youngsters participating in Special Olympics Washington. But there will be plenty of automobiles and airplanes on display to admire. Vehicle buffs will ooh and awe over cars, trucks, airplanes, SUVs and motorcycles. Trophies and awards are presented to many participating in the show. Celebrate the end of summer while recognizing the amazing joy Special Olympics creates. A good time awaits families from Monroe homes.


Aug. 9, 2017

Celebrate Connection at the Kind Fest on Snohomish Real Estate

Celebrate the Kind Fest on Snohomish real estate.Gather more tools for spreading kindness around your Snohomish real estate at Kind Fest. This fun gathering brings the people of Snohomish together and connects them with businesses, organizations, artists, and leaders who are working hard to make the world a kinder place. This event will take place all day on August 12th, 2017 at Willis D. Tucker Community Park in Snohomish. The schedule for the day is full and this event is free.

Hear live music from Pizza Party, Mark Goldberg, Honey of the Heart, BrightSide Blue, JR Rhodes, Erin Merrihew, and more. Also stop in to listen to guest speakers talk about various aspect of kindness. Yoga classes from 3 Petals Yoga Studio and Twist Yoga will be available at 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Kids will find plenty to do too, like face painting, \play and art activities, thanks to the many sponsors of this event. Although the event is free, it would be a good idea to bring some money along to purchase Kind Fest t-shirts and water bottles, food from a food truck, some treasures to take back to your Snohomish real estate from one of the artists or vendors, and some raffle tickets. Find more information about Kind Fest as well as the full schedule for the day. 


Aug. 7, 2017

Monroe Property Holds Tons of Fun at the Annual Antique Tractor Show

See tractors on Monroe property.If a tractor enthusiast lives at your Monroe property, come on out for the 29th Annual Antique Tractor Show and Threshing Bee. This fun and family friendly event will take place August 11, 12, and 13 from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. at The Frohning Farm, located at 19524 Tualco Loop Road in Monroe. Admission is only $7 for adults, and anyone under 12 is free. Friday is also Senior, Military, and First Responders Day, with those groups of people being able to get in for free with ID. Each day there will be tractor parades, hay rides, stationary engines, garden tractor pulls, farm tractor pulls, restored tractors, wheat threshing, kiddie rides, entertainment, and local vendors. Who knows what treasures you may find to take back to your Monroe property. Keep up with news about the show on the event Facebook page

This annual show is put on thanks to the Sky Valley Stock and Antique Tractor Club. This club has monthly meetings and can be found at many events throughout the region during the year. Look for them rolling down the road in parades and with static displays at places like the Evergreen State Fair, Arlington Eagle Festival, and the Silvana Fair. Stop in to chat with club members and check out the amazing tractors they work so hard to preserve. Learn more about the Sky Valley Stock and Antique Tractor Club


Aug. 2, 2017

See Shakespeare’s Comedy of Errors Performed Near Lake Stevens Homes!

See Shakespeare in the Park near Lake Stevens homes.Just around the corner from Lake Stevens homes, the brilliance of William Shakespeare is unveiled. Last Leaf Productions presents Shakespeare in the Park. Each summer this wonderful company brings the magic of theater to Washington and its surrounding communities. For over fifteen years colorful costumed actors portray endearing characters in timeless classical theater pieces. Shakespearean plays are abridged versions adapted for the allotted time frames. On August 6 at 4 p.m. at North Cove Park Shakespeare’s masterful Comedy Of Errors will delight one and all living in Lake Stevens. This tale details the exploits of two sets of identical twins and will have audiences in stitches.

As a touring theater company, Last Leaf Production strives to make “professional theater accessible to all.” Summer shows just for children are also on the calendar. 2017 productions include Three Little Pigs, The Dancing Princess and The Magic Hat. Additional musical performances highlight original works. During the fall the traveling continues. Interactive programs near Lake Stevens homes often correspond with school curriculums. Meet and greets with the actors follow performances increasing an awareness of theater arts. Find a line up of Last Leaf shows and information on theater for children. 


July 27, 2017

NEW LISTING: Lake Stevens Rambler For Sale - On 2+ Acres

Lake Stevens Rambler for sale, on acreage with 3 bedrooms, Lake Stevens real estate experts

Persinger Group listed a new property today.

We're excited about this listing because:

This Lake Stevens home for sale checks the boxes of what many of our home buyer clients are looking for right now. 


Lake Stevens Home For Sale

For access to full property website visit


  • ACRES: 2.72
  • SQUARE FEET: 2,673
  • BATHS: 2

Looking for Lake Stevens Real Estate and want a home with land or a couple of acres in Lake Stevens?

Sure, it would be nice to have a a home with 20 acres in Lake Stevens, but that's either impossible to find or selling for a fortune. How about a home on 2.72 acres with a section of the property fully fenced and a shop for your toys and/or work projects?

This Lake Stevens home is all about the space:

Space inside and space outside.

Room for boat, RV parking.

This 2,673 square foot rambler sits on 2.72 acres in Lake Stevens. Close to Hwy 9, not far from I-5 for commuting.

Huge shop with garage doors on front and side. Lot is level with a section fully fenced.

Inside, 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths. Skylights give home additional natural light.

Open kitchen features plenty of counter space and even more cabinet storage.

HUGE Master suite. Two closets. Double vanity, shower and jetted tub master bath.


 Lake Stevens home for sale, on 2 acres, listed and marketed by Persinger Group, local Lake Stevens real estate experts, marketing and video marketing experts.

The first thing you'll notice as you pull into the driveway is the large frontyard, the extended rambler home, with two car attached garage and the shop set off to the right. 

You'll have plenty of room for parking. That includes guests for parties, or a place to keep your toys, boat, RV, etc. 

 Lake Stevens Real Estate - Home for sale on acreage, with extra shop, garage, building

One of the greats things about the shop is the extended garage door size, plus there are two doors. One on the front and one on the side. This makes it easy to get vehicles or trailers in and out. 

Click Here to see more info and pictures for 5110 91st Ave NE, Lake Stevens, WA 98258


If you're looking to relocate to the Snohomish County area and Lake Stevens, or you haven't lived in this area for awhile, you might not be looking for a rambler style home. 

Well, a rambler is actually the same as a ranch style home. Or just another way of saying single story or one story home. 

One of nice things about rambler style homes is the master bedroom is of course on the main floor. 

And you'll appreciate the space this master bedroom has. 

It features two closets. One is a walk-in closet. 

And the master bedroom bath has a double vanity, separate shower and jetted tub. 

LOCATION: What's It Like Living In Lake Stevens?

This rambler home on acreage is located in Lake Stevens, just off of HWY 9 and not far from I-5. If you have to commute for work, you'll appreciate where this home is located. It's actually quite surprising to find a home on so much land so close to HWY 9 and I-5. 

What's it like living in Lake Stevens?

Lake Stevens, the city, not to be confused with the actual lake Lake Stevens is the fastest growing community in Snohomish County. The natural beauty of the lake, plus the convenience of proximity to Everett, Boeing and commuters going to Seattle or the Eastside makes Lake Stevens prime real estate.

The lake, Lake Stevens, has been and remains the focal point of the community. Lake Stevens covers approximately 1,000 acres and is 146 feet deep at its deepest point. Its shoreline measures 8 linear miles. There are great parks located throughout the city, and also on the waterfront, such as North Cove and Lundeen.




If you have a question or would like more info on this rambler in Lake Stevens you can contact us here or scheduling your private showing online.


Posted in Lake Stevens
July 26, 2017

Everyone Living in Lake Stevens Will Have a Blast at Aquafest This Weekend

Everyone living in Lake Stevens has a blast at Aquafest.Neighbors living in Lake Stevens head downtown July 28th through the 30th for the Aquafest. With 2017 marking its 57th year, the festivities are truly a generation to generation annual celebration. There is something for everyone to enjoy at the event. A variety of food vendors will be onsite to tempt hungry tummies. Carnival rides are set up for thrill seekers and meek riders alike. Shoppers can happily stroll about the Main Street grounds checking out arts and crafts. True treasures are sure to be found to commemorate the occasion. The Lake Stevens Kiwanis Club proudly hosts a beverage garden for friends to sit and have a good talk while savoring a drink or two.

An exciting entertainment line up is ready to impress. Music, magic, dancing and more are on the schedule. Kids living in Lake Stevens can partake in the Children’s Parade. There’s a tribute to the 80’s with a costume contest and nostalgic songs. Fireworks light up the night sky with an amazing display of color. The lake is lively too. Competitions in watersports are making waves with a boat parade floating by.

Due to some construction in the area, parking may be limited. A complimentary shuttle service will be on hand to take festival-goers to and from Aquafest, so there is no limit to the fun. 


July 24, 2017

Kids Learn Astronomy on Lake Stevens Property at the Library

Learn astronomy on Lake Stevens property.The sun shines bright on Lake Stevens property. At the Lake Stevens Library on July 27th children of all ages can learn in detail about the solar system. From 1 to 3 p.m., the library hosts See The Sun Up Close, part of their ongoing Explore Summer science program. Experts from the Charlie Bates Solar Astronomy Project out of New Mexico showcase interesting facts about the solar system. Viewed safely, the sun can be observed in multiple wavelengths. Use of spectroscopes allow sightings of the solar spectrum. Glimpses of the sun will be seen at full spectrum, hydrogen-alpha and calcium-K. Topics will also include UV emissions and filaments.Those in attendance will receive complimentary solar glasses to take back to their Lake Stevens homes. Solar glasses are perfect for viewing the future solar eclipses without damage to the eyes. For more information regarding this program, call 425.334.1900.

Located at 1804 Main Street, the Lake Stevens Library hosts a variety of special events, workshops, and classes. Reading programs stimulate a love of books, increase vocabulary and encourage learning. Fun filled programs that frequent the library’s calendar are great family activities creating lasting memories. Spend some time strolling through the building and pick up a few new reads before or after the event. Library doors are open seven days a week. Monday through Thursday hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and on Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m.