Smart Moves :: Persinger Group

The place where smart people who make smart decisions go to read, watch and listen online to insights and advice about home buying, home selling, homeownership, money, personal finance and real estate investing. Also the home of #insiderealestateshow and #snoholife  

Aug. 20, 2018

Have Fun Living in Monroe and Go to Evergreen State Fair

Everyone living in Monroe goes to the state fair.The Evergreen State Fair offers a wonderful time to those living in Monroe and the surrounding areas every year. This year, the fair will take place from August 23rd through September 3rd. There is so much to do at the fair and families make lasting memories together. Every day of the fair has a theme and there are several special admission days where people can get in for great discounts. Fair hours are 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. everyday except for the last day when the fair closes at 7 p.m. The carnival hours are from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. also except for the last day when it closes at 7 p.m. Purchase Unlimited Ride Wristbands online by August 22nd for only $30.

Those living in Monroe and the surrounding area are invited to enter exhibits into the fair. Children in 4-H are always proud of their entries as well as those who participate in the Evergreen Youth Livestock Show. Children and adults can enter items into one of the Open Class Competitions. There are opportunities for agricultural entries, baking, sewing, fine arts, photography, quilting, and so much more. Share your talents with the community and enter them into the fair.

Families love walking around and looking at all of the exhibits. There will be many booths there from community organizations as well offering information to those in attendance. Plus, each day is jam packed with special events and shows. There are concerts, contests, dancers, live music, comedy shows, demonstrations, races, hands on activities for the kids, and so much more. Let’s also not forget about the food and vendors. Get your hands on amazing products at great prices and also munch on all the funnel cakes, corn dogs, and turkey legs you can fit in your belly. Find more information about vendors, how to enter exhibits, daily specials, and schedules for each day of the Evergreen State Fair


Aug. 15, 2018

Help Bring More Kindness to Snohomish Homes at the Kind Fest

Bring kindness to Snohomish homes.The Kind Fest is coming to the area near Snohomish homes with a mission to spread kindness. This festival will take place on Saturday, August 18th, 2018 and feature more than 75 organizations, businesses, musicians, artists, and others who would like to promote kindness. Come on out to Willis Tucker Park in Snohomish from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. to take part in the festivities. Bring the whole family, there will be plenty to do for everyone.

Many speakers will be sharing how to spread kindness at the festival. Here are the details:

10:00 a.m. on the Amphitheater Stage, Erin Merrihew will talk about Being Compassion.

10:30 a.m. in the Kindless Pavilion, Shannon Williamson will speak on Kind Homes.

12:00 p.m. on the Amphitheater Stage, Yasmin Nguyen will present on The Gift of Joy.

12:20 p.m. in the Kindness Pavilion, Jacob Smith will enlighten guests of the Ideals of Love.

1:30 p.m. in the Kindness Pavilion, Alexa Johnson will talk of how to be United Through Energy.

2:30 p.m. on the Amphitheater State, Cait Pearson will speak about Cultivating Kindness.

3:00 p.m. in the Kindness Pavilion, Rod Brooks will introduce those in attendance to The Grandpa Project.

In addition to the speakers, there will be yoga, live music from Bug Hunter, Perfect by Tomorrow, and Hillside Divide, and a live dance performance from Kit Spins. There will also be storytime and a dance demo for the kids as well as a labyrinth walk and chalk art. Guests are invited to visit the Art Vendor Market to support local artists and grab something nice to put on the wall of their Snohomish homes. Stop by the nonprofit and local business booths to learn more about them and experience kindness and fill your belly with something to eat from a food truck. Wrap Around Town, Island Blends Acai, and Road Dawgz will be on site. Visit the Kind Fest to read more about this festival and to view the full schedule.


Aug. 13, 2018

Lake Stevens Real Estate Owners Get into Stand Up Paddleboarding with Hydrology

Lake Stevens real estate owners go paddleboarding.One of the best things about owning Lake Stevens real estate is the lake. It’s easy to go fishing, swimming, and canoeing. One of the newest and most popular water sports is stand up paddleboarding. There’s a lot of discipline that goes into successful paddleboarding. You need good balance, both upper body and leg strength, and a sense of fun. In order to feel confident on the board, it’s a good idea to take an introductory class. This will give you an overview of how all the gear works, how to stay safe, and some basic techniques for paddling. Hydrology Stand Up Paddle offers affordable lessons and classes to people living in the greater Lake Stevens real estate area.

Lundeen Park is the location for Hydrology’s Lake Stevens lessons. A basic lesson lasts for one hour and is $55 per person. Grab at least two friends to take the class with you, and the price drops to $30. All necessary gear is included in the lesson price. You’ll get to practice using the gear safely, and the instructor will give you pointers in technique. The lesson finishes up with a paddleboard tour of the lake. Family lessons are also available. For these, kids under five are counted as passengers and get to tag along for free. Once you have the basics down, sign up for one of the cool classes offered by Hydrology. There are youth classes, SUP pilates, SUP yoga, hike and SUP, and many more. Most classes cost around $30 per person.

If you have the basics down and just want to rent a board for a couple of hours, Hydrology is the place to go. Gear rentals are $20 an hour and include the board, paddle, leash, and personal floatation device. You’ll also get basic instructions for use. Rent a wetsuit and booties for another $10 per hour. You can also purchase your own gear from Hydrology.

See all that Hydrology Stand Up Paddle has to offer and be sure to follow them on Facebook to keep up with special events.  


Aug. 8, 2018

Explore Downtown Snohomish Properties at the Taste of Music Festival

Have fun on historic Snohomish properties at the music festival.Get ready for old town Snohomish properties to be rocking during the 11th annual Snohomish Taste of Music Festival. This three day event will take place Friday, August 17th through Sunday, August 19th, 2018 at the Carnegie Center outdoor plaza. This venue is located at 105 Cedar Avenue in Snohomish. Tickets are on sale now. Buy a pass for one day for $10 or purchase a 3-day pass for $25. Here is the anticipated line-up.

Friday from 6 to 10 p.m. Fonzarell (a rock band from Seattle) and George will be playing.

Saturday from noon to 10 p.m. The Folsoms (a classic country/folk rock band), The School of Rock Seattle All Star House Band, Green River Revivalists (a band that features good ol’ fashioned “swamp rock”), VDG ( a heavy Pacific Northwest rock band), The Staxx Brothers (a rock band with a love of producing music videos), and the Joe Slick Band will be playing.

Sunday will be a true treat and be host to the Washington Finals of the International Blues Competition from noon to 8 p.m. Local blues competitions have been taking place across the state since the end of May. This is event will feature the best of the best of blues bands in Washington.

There are opportunities to hear a wide variety of genres of music. Who knows, maybe you will even find a new favorite band that you and your friends will rock out to in your Snohomish properties. While enjoying the music, there will be opportunities to satisfy your thirst and appetite by purchasing food, wine, and beer.

Find more information about this event and many others taking place in historic Downtown Snohomish. You’ll also find links on the site to more information about all of the performers. Follow this event on Facebook and find a link to purchase tickets. 


Aug. 6, 2018

Monroe Real Estate Owners Enjoy the Tractor Show

Monroe real estate owners go to the tractor show.Take a journey back in time when life on Monroe real estate was tough but simpler by attending the 2018 Annual Sky Valley Stock and Antique Tractor Show. This event will take place August 10th through 12th at the Sky Valley Stock and Antique Tractor Club located at 19524 Tualco Loop Road in Monroe. Come for just a few hours or stay all day to take everything in. The schedule is jam packed with events and attractions with something for every age and interest. Start out your day with a tasty breakfast, which will be available from 8 to 10 a.m. Other scheduled events include a Lawn Tractor Pull, Parade of Tractors, Barrel Race, Kids Shoe Scramble, Farm Tractor Pull, and much more. The show closes at 5 p.m.

In addition to the scheduled activities, there is much to do and see that is available all day. Children living in Monroe real estate that love farms, tractors, and trains are in for a real treat. More than 100 tractors, stationary engines, and farm machines will be on display. There will also be a Toy Farm Display, Pedal Tractor Rides, Hay Wagon Rides, Train Rides, a Petting Farm, and a Sawmill Demonstration. Munch on some pie and sip on refreshing root beer floats while taking part in all of the action. Bring the whole family and make lasting memories in the fresh air while helping the Sky Valley Stock and Antique Tractor Club celebrate its 30th year.

Anyone who has a passion for antique tractors and farm machinery can consider joining the club. Let the public see your old equipment and learn about the past. Members participate in a long list of events every year including meetings, riding in area parades, and setting up static displays at fairs and festivals. Find more information about the Sky Valley Stock and Antique Tractor Club and the 2018 Annual Sky Valley Stock and Antique Tractor Show. 


Aug. 1, 2018

Lake Stevens Home Owners Get Healthy at the Mill Fitness

Lake Stevens home owners go to the Mill Fitness.Anyone living in a Lake Stevens home that is looking to get in shape should consider joining the Mill Fitness. This is not only a place to get a little exercise, but to learn more about fitness, find support, and make great friends. Located at 9623 32nd St. SE Building C. Suite #103, this gym offers something different than those big box gyms. You never have to worry about getting lost in the crowd clanking away on some outdated equipment. The Mill Fitness only has machines that imitate actual functional movement. Learn how to use your body and real weights to perform natural movements.

One of the best parts about the Mill Fitness is that you don’t have to get healthy all by yourself. The programming here meets you wherever you are in your journey toward health. Small successes are celebrated and everyone is encouraged to proceed at a pace that is comfortable for them. Not only will your physical health improve, but also your responsibility, determination, and commitment, thanks to being part of this community. The success stories are inspiring and if you need inspiration to get out of your Lake Stevens home and get active, try reading them.

Anyone even slightly interested in joining should sign up for a free No-Sweat Intro. The staff here knows how important it is to find the right atmosphere and right program for you. That is why they offer this free consultation. Come to learn more about the gym and how things work. Talk about a program that will work for you and help you reach your health and fitness goals. Once you decide to join, you will have a coach for life who will help you every step of the way and even call you if you haven’t been at the gym in a while. Many fitness clubs want people to buy a membership and never use it. That is definitely not the case here. Find all of the contact information, more details about the gym, read the countless success stories, and join at the Mill Fitness


July 25, 2018

Monroe Real Estate Owners Try Local Beer at Dreadnought

Go to Dreadnought Brewery on Monroe real estate.Dreadnought Brewery offers craft beer, tasty food, live music, and a comfortable atmosphere to all who live in Monroe real estate. This family-friendly establishment is located at 16726 146th St. SE Suite 153 in Monroe. Watch the calendar for special events at the brewery. Come out for Open Mic Night and superb craft beer every Friday night at 7 p.m. Relax while listening to music and bring your guitar along if you would like a moment in the spotlight. Dreadnought Brewery also travels to many festivals and brewfests. Watch for them if you are out and about in the area.

Check back often to see what is on the tap list. Try something hoppy, fruity, malty, or light. Guest taps also features other tasty brews from the area. Head brewer William “Steve” Huskey and assistant brewer Kent Spangenburg do a great job producing a high quality product. Stop in after work or come in on a date night to indulge in such beer selections as You Mango Me Hazy, GypsyWolf IPA, Big Berries, If You Want Blood, Red Elvis Rye Amber Ale, Chocolate Jesus Oatmeal Stout, or Low-Cut Blonde Ale.

The food menu has something for every taste and appetite. Choose from tacos, pizza, burgers, salads, paninis, sub sandwiches, and bar foods. Munch on jalapeno poppers or nachos while sipping on delicious beer. Also order lunch or dinner. Choose from such selections as Ranch Salad, Pulled Pork Sandwich, Three Meat Pizza, Shrimp Tacos, and much more. Come check out the fun atmosphere and support this local establishment. It is sure to quickly become a favorite spot. All who live in Monroe real estate are invited to visit Dreadnought Brewery to check what is on tap. Also check out the calendar to see upcoming music and festivals where the brewery will be.


Posted in monroe, Snoho Life
July 23, 2018

Snohomish Property Owners Go to Cathouse Pizza and Pasta for a Great Night Out

Snohomish property owners go to Cathouse Pizza.Cathouse Pizza and Pasta offers tasty food to enjoy inside the historic restaurant or to take back or have delivered to your Snohomish property. Celebrating five years under current ownership, this restaurant offers the charm of historic downtown Snohomish, sports and rock and roll memorabilia, and three big screen televisions to enjoy the big game or some great tunes. Stop in after work to relax with friends and indulge in one or more of the 18 microbrews on tap, come for a date night, or bring the whole family.

The menu is much more than just pizza. Patrons can also enjoy pasta, grinders, and salads. Lunch and dinner are available. Salads on the menu include apple, bacon, and goat cheese, pasta Caesar salad, raspberry spinach, and the Cathouse salad. Grinders on the menu include a steak grinder, their famous meatball grinder, and Italian grinder. Dive into a delicious pasta including manicotti, homemade baked macaroni and cheese, penne with sliced Italian sausage, and chicken fettuccine alfredo. Build your own pizza or choose from one of the favorites such as chicken Cat Ranch, BBQ chicken, Maui wowie, Manhattan meat lovers, and the Cathouse supreme.

Cathouse Pizza and Pasta is located at 1120 First Street in Snohomish and is open Sunday through Thursday 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday and Saturday 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Call for delivery to your Snohomish property between the hours of 4 and 8:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 4 and 9:30 p.m. Friday, noon to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, and noon to 8:30 p.m. Sunday. A mobile catering trailer is also available to cater your special event. Call 206.877.3667 for more details about this service. Visit Cathouse Pizza and Pasta for more information about this restaurant and to view the full menu. 


Posted in Snoho Life, snohomish
July 18, 2018

Get Beautiful Lashes on Lake Stevens Real Estate at Chique Lash and Brow

Get your lashes done on Lake Stevens real estate at Chique Lash and Brow.Find great lash artists for full, luscious lashes and brows at the Lake Stevens real estate location of Chique Lash and Brow. The shop is owned by Charity, who sees all the lash artists as family, as well as the customers. Having worked hard to get trained in the proper techniques of applying lash extensions, she takes great care to choose and train her team. There are many different time slots and price points available for lash appointments. Save a little money by working with a newer artist, who have finished their training but are still developing their technique. You can also opt for a more experienced artist for a shorter appointment. No matter which artist you choose, you’ll end up with full, gorgeous eyelashes.

You can also opt to get your lashes tinted, or, if you are sensitive to products around your eyes, you can opt for a keratin lift. This will open up your natural lashes, making your face appear more youthful. The artists at Chique Lash and Bow will look over work you’ve had done at other salons, to make sure it’s good work. They will also do corrective work if necessary.

To get beautiful brows, talk with one of the artists. Get a consultation that takes into account your natural brow shape and growth before shaping them. Keep up the shaping with regular sugar hair removal. Brow tinting or a brow and lash tinting is also available.

Lake Stevens real estate owners can opt for one of the many organic facials or even a full body scrub to get lovely, glowing skin. The full body scrub is done with sugar and lavender, then finishes with a massage and body mask. The facials each take around an hour and can be customized to your skin’s needs. There’s also an express option, which only takes 45 minutes.

Visit Chique Lash and Brow to see a full menu of services offered and see a gallery of their work. 


July 16, 2018

Snohomish Home Owners Celebrate Community at Kla Ha Ya Days

Snohomish home owners go to the Kla Ha Ya Days Festival.Support community organizations that benefit those who call Snohomish home while also having a great time with friends and family at the Kla Ha Ya Days Festival. This festival has been bringing people together in Snohomish for over 100 years. Come see what all the fuss is about July 18th through 22nd. The schedule is jam packed with events and it is always a fun time for everyone from a Snohomish home and those coming from the surrounding area.

Everything kicks off with the Davis Amusement Carnival that starts at 5 p.m. on Wednesday the 18th at Harvey Field. The carnival will be open from 5 to 10 p.m. Wednesday, 4 to 10 p.m. Thursday, 2 to 11 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday. The Vuelta La Luna Circus will also be located at Harvey Field next to the carnival. Several showtimes are offered each day, and the show will feature acrobats, aerialists, daredevils, and jugglers.

Other events to check out are the Frogtastic Kids Fair on July 20th from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Snohomish Station, the Street Fair - Arts and Crafts Festival on July 21st from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Historic Downtown Snohomish, and the Kla Ha Ha Days Parade also on July 21st at 10:30 a.m. down 1st Street. Also check out the Beer and Wine Garden on July 21st from 1 to 7 p.m. on Avenue A by the Gazebo, the River Run 5K and Kids Dash on July 22nd at 7 a.m. along the Centennial Trail, and the Car and Motorcycle Show and Shine also on July 22nd from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 1st and Cedar. Find all of the details about each event and plan your fun filled extended weekend at Kla Ha Ya Days