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Oct. 18, 2017

Lake Stevens Real Estate Owners Find Autumn Fun at Carleton Farms

Try the corn maze on Lake Stevens real estate at Carleton Farms.Hop on a hayride and head out to the pumpkin patch on Lake Stevens real estate. At Carleton Farms there’s plenty to choose from. All sizes, shapes and shades of orange adorn the field. Select the pumpkins and haul them back in the hay wagon. Fall festivities are in full swing on the weekends at the farm. Plan a day trip with the kids. Open at 11 a.m, delicious aromas are coming out of the Farm Kitchen. Pulled pork sandwiches are favorites for mom and dad. There are hot dogs for the kids, corn on the cob, and baked potatoes. No one can turn down a freshly baked piece of pumpkin pie for dessert. When hearty appetites ar filled it's time for play. 

The corn maze provides a challenge to Lake Stevens real estate owners. Team up and head for the exit. Lots of laughter fills the space as wrong turns are encountered and steps retraced. Friendly animals in the petting zoo wait to say hello. Farm animals are not only cute and cuddly but teach all about the aspects of farm life and the way things once were done. The critters love the crisp fall air and there is an extra spring in the bunny’s hop and flutter in the peacock’s tail.

Big screens blast the Seahawks game on the weekends, so sports enthusiasts can watch all the actions while the kids are busying playing out at the Kids Barn and Kids Korral. Just for youngsters, the Kids Barn is set up right. Simple pleasures include frolicking in the hay maze, swinging on the rope swing, and sliding down the tube slide right into a corn-crib. Times are spooky in the Kids Korral. Little feet stomp through the mini corn maze and then get in line to sail through the air on the zip line. The giant pumpkin jump pad has them bouncing with joy. The crooked playhouse is a bit creepy and many will avoid the spider web altogether.

Magical moments happen at Carleton Farms year round, but there is something special in the air during autumn. Bundle up and head on down. Memories made in one day will be cherished for a lifetime.

 

Oct. 16, 2017

Find Pumpkins for Snohomish Homes and Celebrate Autumn at Bob’s Farm

Find pumpkins near Snohomish homes at Bob's Corn and Farm.It’s that time of year again when plump pumpkins turn into scary jack o’lanterns in Snohomish homes. The search is on for that perfect orange globe, and the place to find one just right is at Bob’s Corn and Pumpkin Farm. Four patches are filled with pumpkins of various sizes, shapes and colors. Sift through tiny white pumpkins sitting next to orange giant pumpkins. A handy hay ride transports seekers out to the patches to start their quest and returns them with their bounty.

Awesome autumn fun overflows on the farm. Weekends are fall fantastic with tons of activities. Day trips are traditional outings shared over the years by friends and neighbors living in Snohomish homes. Corn mazes provide a challenge especially for those not blessed with a good sense of direction. When night arrives the darkness adds a spooktacular bonus to the entertainment. Moments of merriment increase at the bonfires. Intermittently placed amongst the towering ears of corn groups can reserve large or small firepits. Bob’s staff will have supplies ready and the fire blazing as groups make their way through the maze.

Children a bit intimidated by the large maze find smaller daytime mazes perfect for them. Little ones also jump on a trike tractor becoming a mini farmer for a bit. On the Trike Track these rambunctious drivers maneuver through traffic and around bales of hay. Nearby a playground waits for energy to be expelled. On Saturdays and Sundays kids get into character by having their faces painted. Lew’s BBQ will also be in attendance on the weekends tempting one and all with their irresistible aroma wafting through the air. Those wanting just a snack indulge in pumpkin cider donuts or sweet smelling kettle corn. Hot spiced cider is excellent for chasing cold weather chills away.

In the County Store more good food is to be had. The historic building built in 1898 adds a quaint feeling of ambiance for shoppers. Inside a delightful inventory bursts forth in the aisles. Fresh vegetables ripe from the field are non-gmo and delicious. Fruits are juicy and locally sourced along with honey, nuts and gourmet cheeses.

Head on out to Bob’s Corn and Farm for some old fashioned amusement. Hop on the hayride, pick out a pumpkin, eat some corn and play with the kids. Memories made from simple times are the best remembered. Time on the farm is precious and unforgettable. 

 

Oct. 11, 2017

Book Lovers Living in Lake Stevens Enjoy Classes and Groups at the Library

Everyone living in Lake Stevens loves the library.The Lake Stevens Library has much to offer to people of all ages living in Lake Stevens. The middle of October is full of events for children, tweens, and adults. Toddlers ages 18 months through 3 years are invited with their caregiver for Storytime on Tuesday the 17th from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. Toddlers will be engaged in wonderful stories and movements that help nurture their desire to read. All are invited to stick around for playtime or a craft. Babies have their turn for Storytime on the same day from 11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Caregivers and babies ages 0 through 18 months can hear rhymes, stories, and songs. Let everyone get their wiggles out by sticking around for playtime afterward. Preschoolers ages 3-5 have Storytime on Thursday, October 19th from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. Children will get excited about reading with creative activities.

Tweens ages 9 through 13 (grades 4th through 8th) can consider registering for a STEM (science, tech, engineering, math) event on Friday, October 20th from 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Teams will work together to build a unique part that will have to work with the parts of other teams participating in this event. The goal is to become a balloon block master and reach Mars. This is a great opportunity for tweens living in Lake Stevens to make new friends with others who have similar interests.

Another event that requires registration in advance is for adults and titled Business Pros: Successful Internet Marketing and Social Media Management. Taking place on Saturday October 21st from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m., this workshop can provide valuable information and tools geared toward successful internet marketing. Learn about keyword strategies, some of the best ways to promote your business on social media, and many more tidbits about getting your business out there on the web. Whether new promoting a business in the web or a seasoned veteran, there will be valuable information for all. Find more information about all of these events as well as details about registration through the links at the Lake Stevens Library page

 

Oct. 9, 2017

Monroe Property Owners Support the Senior Center with Bingo, Brats, and Beer

Monroe property owners go to Bingo, Brats, and Beer.Fall out for fun on Monroe property. BINGO, Brats and Beer is marked on the calendar for Friday, October 13th at 6 p.m. Celebrate Oktoberfest at the East County Senior Center with some serious bingo! Frequent participants in the activity come with game faces on. An admission fee of $20 benefits the center and earns a spot at the dinner table and top action in the game. Beer and wine are ready to be served for an additional charge. Early birds can collect their papers at 5:30 p.m. Tickets to the event can be purchased online.

BINGO enthusiasts hang out at the East County Senior Center on a regular basis. Each and every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon a friendly crown gathers for the chance of winning the jackpot. Twelve regular games are only $1 with the first game starting at 12:45 p.m. Bingo is a blast and the energy is high. Mark Friday Night Bingo on your calendar. Theme nights increase the merriment and foster a light-hearted atmosphere. The Ten Commandments of the Game remind one and all not to covet neighbor’s winnings, steal their lucky seat or plan the death of the caller. Here rivalries are all in good fun and faces are filled with smiles while laughter rings out in the room.

This Monroe property is dedicated to the prosperity of citizens in their golden years. With a mission of “promoting physical, emotional and economic well-being of older adults and their participation in all aspects of community life, activities and special events are carefully thought out.” Weekdays are filled with rotating activities encouraging camaraderie among members. Classes range from woodworking to fitness to guitar. Exercise is key and there is always some type of fitness instruction in session. Health screenings make sure folks are taking care of themselves and include hearing, blood pressure and dental. Caregiver workshops are a valuable resource and support system for family members nurturing the elderly.

The East County Senior Center holds its members in high esteem. BINGO, Brats and Beer is the perfect event for seniors to discover this hidden gem if they haven’t already. Meet new friends, toast the winnings of an old friends and get ready for the victory shout of BINGO! 

 

Oct. 3, 2017

Runners and Spectators from Snohomish River Run Get Ready for the River Run

Compete in the River Run near Snohomish real estate.The Snohomish River Run is coming to the area near Snohomish real estate. This signature event of the Snohomish Running Company will take place on Sunday, October 15th, 2017. Whether an avid runner and hoping to participate, or a fan that would like to come out and support those running, it is sure to be a fun day. This event is a USA Track and Field certified marathon. Runners can choose from a marathon, half marathon, or 10K run along the beautiful Snohomish River and through Historic Downtown Snohomish. The temperature should be pleasant for a run. Come out for your first racing event, seeking a new personal best, or to qualify for another marathon.

At this point, early reduced pricing and a complimentary race shirt has passed, but there is still time to register. The cost is $85 for the full marathon, $75 for the half marathon, and $50 for the 10K. Finishers will receive a medal, and there will be chip timing. Part of every race entry will go to benefit Girls on the Run Snohomish County. This is a very worthy charity partner, as it aims to empower young girls through running. What a great way to be active and meet new friends.

Those participating in the race can pick up their packets on Friday, October 13th from Super Jock n Jill in Greenlake from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. or Saturday, October 14th from Frost Donut in Mill Creek from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. On race day, the full marathon will start at 7:30 a.m., and the half and 10K will start at 8 a.m in downtown Snohomish. All residents are invited to watch out from their windows or walk down from their Snohomish real estate to cheer on those running in the race. Find more details and register for Snohomish River Run

 

Oct. 2, 2017

Celebrate Fall Near Monroe Homes at the Harvest Festival and Zombie Run

Celebrate autumn near Monroe homes at the harvest festival and zombie run.As leaves drift down from tree limbs, hints that fall is in the air surround Monroe homes. Celebrate the season at Lake Tye Park for the Harvest Festival. Occurring on Saturday, October 7th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. a light hearted schedule makes for a full day. In the pumpkin patch, pumpkins of all sizes lay in wait for those searching out the perfect specimen for jack o'lanterns. Autumn crafts bring out the creative side of participants while live music keeps spirits high. When the children are playing, adults can mingle in the beer garden. Here high quality beers and wines are ready to be served. Hungry tummies are easily satisfied with food trucks parked on the grounds and cooking up good stuff. Vendors eagerly display handcrafted items tempting shoppers glancing by. With an assortment of goods from candles to jewelry this is the perfect time to do some early Christmas shopping. Admission is free, so dress the kiddos up in their costumes and head on down for some fantastic fall fun. 

Look out for zombies and monsters on the run close by Monroe homes. Don’t be alarmed if you spot these scary creatures. They may just be participants in the 2017 Zombie Fun Run and 5k. Witches, goblins, wizards, zombies and more gather at the starting line. At 10 a.m. the whistle is blown for the 5k and the monsters and ghoulish participants are off. Swift feet finish fast but encouragement is high for those crawling and dragging themselves across the finish line too. Motivation pays off with generous cash prizes. The jackpot climbs with the number of runners in the race. Cash amounts will be awarded to first, second, and third place winners. Racers embracing the Halloween spirit compete for the Best Zombie Costume prize which takes away twenty-five percent of the winner’s pot. At 11 o’clock the Fun Run begins. The course runs along Lake Tye’s shoreline and all ages are welcome to hit the road. Tots riding in strollers are fine but other wheeled objects such as bikes and scooters are not allowed. Register for the Zombie Fun Run and 5k online

An amazing day awaits! Mark the Harvest Festival and Zombie Fun Run on the calendar and plan for some spooktacular bonding and memory making.

 

Oct. 1, 2017

IS THE REAL ESTATE MARKET SLOWING DOWN? | Inside Real Estate Show 051

Is the real estate market slowing down? In episode 51 of the Inside Real Estate Show, host and real estate broker, Darin Persinger answers the question.

Is the real estate market slowing down? Getting this question a lot lately, I answer "Is The Real Estate Market Slowing Down, Cooling Off?" in episode 51 of http://insiderealestateshow.com 

Real estate agents are saying the real estate market is slowing down. Some home sellers might feel like the real estate market is slowing down... but is the real estate market really cooling off?

Darin Persinger real estate broker of http://persingergroup.com  and host of http://insiderealestateshow.com  answers the question, is the real estate market starting to slow down?

Show Notes For IS THE REAL ESTATE MARKET SLOWING DOWN? | Inside Real Estate Show 51

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

Did you watch the last episode of Inside Real Estate Show 050 - Is now a good time to buy a home?

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Sept. 27, 2017

Live in Lake Stevens and Enjoy Autumn at Carleton Farms

Live in Lake Stevens and go to Brew Fest.Fall is a wonderful time to live in Lake Stevens. The crispness of the air paves the way to numerous activities throughout the region. Carleton Farms will be a busy place the whole season and the festivities will kick off on Saturday, September 30th with Brewfest 2017. Take this opportunity to sample the best brews from a large number of local breweries while enjoying the lovely farm scenery, listening to good music, and munching on a yummy pumpkin donut.

The beer tasting area will be in the barn and only open to those 21 and over. Children can come too as long as they stay in Carleton’s Pumpkinland. Choose from a 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. time slot or a 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. time slot. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. The net proceeds of this event will go to Grow Washington, which is a non-profit whose goal is to help small businesses. Visit Carleton Farms to purchase tickets. While you are at the Carleton Farms website, be sure to check out all of the other fall festivities going on this year.

Make lasting memories with the whole family by coming out to the pumpkin patch. Explore Carleton Farms to choose the perfect pumpkin and find a long list of other fun things to do. Get lost in the corn maze, jump on the new giant pumpkin jump pad, let the kids run around in the outdoor play area or if the weather is poor, hang out in the kids barn. Go for a hayride and watch the joy on your children’s faces as they ride on the bucket train. Find farm animals, food and snacks, a zip line/swing, and yes, even a pumpkin cannon. Shop at the Farm Market to grab some fresh produce to take home. All who live in Lake Stevens and the surrounding areas are also invited to Carleton Farms at night. Try out Zombie Paintball, Haunted Swamp, Dark Maze, and Zombie Farm. The pumpkin patch and corn maze is open every day from September 30th through October 31st and the nighttime activities occur on the weekends starting October 6th.

 

Sept. 25, 2017

Residents of Snohomish Properties Support the Down Syndrome Association at the Buddy Walk

Residents of Snohomish properties go to the Buddy Walk.There is a wonderful way for those residing in Snohomish properties to make a difference in their community. The 2017 Snohomish County Buddy Walk® is coming to Snohomish on Saturday, September 30th, 2017. Come on out to Harvey Airfield at 9900 Airport Way from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. for the walk, games, food, and fun. Even if your schedule does not permit coming to this event, find someone who is participating and make a donation, or register as a virtual walker to collect money for this worthy cause.

The Down Syndrome Association of Snohomish County (DSASC) will use the money raised from this event to support many programs that are available to those with Down syndrome and their loved ones. This association works hard to bring people together in settings such as playgroups and activities that include swim parties, spring break events, karaoke dance parties, and many more throughout the year. DSASC is also very committed to education. They bring in quality speakers and also fund a scholarships to conferences. Programs for teens and adults are also a top priority for DSASC.

It is very easy to register for this event, which uses DonorDrive. Sample emails are available to send to friends or family members to tell them about the event and ask for their support. Donations can easily be made online. The team that collects the most in donations will even win a four night stay at a home on the stunning Lake Wenatchee. Raffle tickets are also on sale for $5 each and includes such prizes as golf lessons, sky diving certificates, a Kindle Fire 8 Tablet, a coffee and chocolate basket, and many more. The afternoon is sure to be jam packed with fun and a sense of belonging. Everyone living in Snohomish properties are invited to join in and support DSASC. Find more information and register for the Snohomish County Buddy Walk®

 

Sept. 20, 2017

Monroe Real Estate Owners Run the H3 Horses Healing Heroes 5K

Monroe real estate owners run the Horses Healing Heroes 5K.Dedicate some time paying it forward on Monroe real estate at the H3 Horses Healing Heroes 5K. Located in picturesque Lake Tye Park, this 2nd annual event treks through peaceful and scenic park landscapes. The run benefits military veterans suffering from PTSD and traumatic brain injuries. Runners find their spots at the starting line, stretch and get ready to move out promptly at 10 a.m. 

Horses Healing Heroes Founder Arlene Gibson discovered the soothing benefits of being surrounded by horses by helping a friend. Offering licensed equine therapy and housing to those truly in need became a cause and a mission. Opening her property and her heart, members of the military are welcomed with open arms and understanding. A $25 entry fee charged to participants of the 5k goes towards the construction of cabins on the sanctuary allowing for longer stays with the horses. The farm provides a safe place for America’s bravest to heal in safety, solitude and at their own pace. 

Race day promises to be fun filled. By taking part in the 5K parents show their kids by example how important it is to support members of the community and to honor those who have served. After the run the day is still young .Once at the finish line, participants can enjoy the rest of their afternoon at the park.The lake is sure to beckon friends and neighbors to its shoreline. Now it's time to soak up the sun and stick toes in the sand. Little ones love to splash in the water or frolic on the Lake Tye Park playground. At the basketball court neighbors are sure to be shooting hoops. Barbeques are at the ready for grilling up hot dogs and hamburgers. Picnic blankets will be spread out with deliciousness with runners having worked up an appetite.

Feel good in mind and body by joining in the H3 Horses Healing Heroes 5K. Run, jog or walk. These simple steps taken go along way in helping America’s wounded warriors. Those seeking to assist in additional ways can call 425.346.7355 for more information about the program. Volunteers are always needed at the farm to help with feeding or grooming the horses. Lake Tye Park is easily found on Monroe real estate at 14964 Fryelands Boulevard. Grab your running shoes and get active while helping soldiers heal. See you there.