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Snohomish County real estate sales increase in November, but things may change next year

The inventory of homes for sale in Snohomish County continues to shrink causing an uptick in pending sales and median prices. Many real estate experts expect increased sales and prices in 2013 as long as Congress doesn’t send the economy into a nose dive with overly aggressive budget tightening.

The inventory of homes for sale in Snohomish County continues to shrink causing an uptick in pending sales and median prices. Many real estate experts expect increased sales and prices in 2013 as long as Congress and the President don’t send the economy into a nose dive with overly aggressive budget tightening.

Grand opening for Mill Creek Qdoba on Monday, November 26th

Mill Creek Qdoba Mexican Grill grand opening on November 26, 2012.

The wait is almost over. Under construction for almost a year, the new Mill Creek Qdoba Mexican Grill will have their grand opening on Monday, November 26th at 10:30 AM.

To celebrate the grand opening, the first 100 guests will receive a free entree. The grand opening celebration will continue through the week with the following guest benefits:

  • Monday, November 26th – Friday, November 30th – All guests will receive a Qdoba Rewards Card with any purchase, loaded with a free entree to be used on a future visit.
  • Saturday, December 1st – The first 15 people to make a purchase at the Mill Creek Qdoba will win Free Burritos for a Year (52 free entrees)! There will also be a visit from Movin’ 92.5’s Party Crew, who will be there from noon to 2 PM with lots of prizes and other giveaways for guests!
  • Sunday, December 2nd - The first 15 people to make a purchase at Qdoba will win Free Burritos for a Year (52 free entrees)! Kids also eat free all day with a paying adult and Kimmy the Clown will be face painting and balloon twisting from noon – 3 PM.

My Garden Nursery wins 2012 Best of Western Washington awards

Mill Creek's My Garden Nursery wins 2012 Best of Western Washington awards.

A very well deserved congratulations to Jenny Gunderson and Bill Reynolds, owners of My Garden Nursery in Mill Creek, for winning first place in the 2012 Best of Western Washington Contest for the "Home & Garden" category for the third year in a row. They came in first out of 127 entries!

My Garden also won first place in the "Post Office" category for the first time and came in number one out of 20 entries.

Woodworker John Luke at Musings this weekend

Musings Artist Inspired, will be hosting Renton artist John Luke of Northwest Wood Designs this Saturday, October 27th from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM at their Mill Creek Town Center store.

Musings Artist Inspired, will be hosting Renton artist John Luke of Northwest Wood Designs this Saturday, October 27th from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM at their Mill Creek Town Center store.

John, who has many years of experience as a fine furniture maker, will be bringing his beautiful, functional wooden boxes to Musings. He will have many different kinds of boxes available from which to choose.

Qdoba Mexican Grill and another Starbucks coming to Mill Creek

The newest Mill Creek Starbucks opened for business on Sunday, September 29, 2012. The new coffee shop and drive-through are open from 4:30 AM until 8:30 PM every day of the week.

November 17, 2012 Update:

According to a Qdoba Mexican Grill spokesperson, their new Mill Creek restaurant will open for business on November 26, 2012.

Qdoba Mexican Grill, Starbucks and an AT&T retail store will be the three tenants in a new building in the Mill Creek Plaza shopping center where Round Table Pizza was located. The old Round Table Pizza building was demolished last winter.

It’s now a seller’s market for western Washington real estate

It’s now a seller’s market for western Washington real estate

The Snohomish County real estate market continues to improve and inventory continues to shrink resulting in a sellers market according to the Northwest Multiple Listing Service, “Brokers say that combination is resulting in disappointment for buyers who are slow to accept the reality of a recovering housing market.”

A new McDonalds will rise where the old one stood

The new Thomas Lake McDonald's is now open

October 4, 2012 Update

The new Thomas Lake McDonald's will open tonight at midnight! As well, Ronald McDonald will be appearing at the new restaurant on Saturday, October 13th from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM.

As you might have noticed, the Thomas Lake McDonalds restaurant on 132nd Street SE has been demolished. However, golden arches fans don’t need to worry, because a larger McDonalds will be built at the same location.

The Reserve at Town Center Apartments begins phase III construction

The Reserve at Town Center Apartments begins site clearing and grading for the third and last phase of their Mill Creek development this week.

The Reserve at Town Center Apartments will begin site clearing and grading for the third and last phase of their Mill Creek complex this week.

Phase III consists of 95 multifamily residential units in five buildings on the 3.36 acre former Halo Mobile Home Park site. Twelve of the residential units will be live/work townhomes with office/retail space on the first floor adjacent to Main Street and residential living space on the second floor.

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