Pumpkin Patches in the Seattle Area 2017

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Picking up a pumpkin after work at your nearby market is easy and sometimes the only option, but if you've got time on the weekend, visiting a local pumpkin patch can add a whole new level of fun to your pre-Halloween activities! Before you pick the pumpkin patch nearest you and hop in the car, be sure to check their website for dates/hours of operation and admission prices (and look for discounts/coupons).

Here's a list of some local pumpkin patches for 2017:

North of Seattle

Biringer's Black Crow Pumpkins and Maze (pet friendly, corn maze, skeleton graveyard)
2431 State Route 530 NE
Arlington, WA 98223
(360) 435-5616 

Foster's Produce, Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch (no scares, hay rides, corn maze, fresh pies)
5818 State Route 530 NE
Arlington, WA 98223
(360) 435-6516

Thomas Family Farm (10 acre maze with treasure hunt, 140 kinds of pumpkins)
9010 Marsh Rd
Snohomish, WA 98296
(360) 568-6945

Baily Vegetables (play barn with rope swings, hay bales to climb, tractor trikes and more)
12711 Springhetti Rd
Snohomish, WA 98296
(360) 568-8826

The Farm at Swan’s Trail (so much to do here - pumpkins are just the start)
7301 Rivershore Rd
Snohomish, WA 98290
(425) 334-4124

Craven Farm (adventure maze, face painting, hayride to Minionville)
13817 Short School Rd
Snohomish, WA 98290
(360) 568-2601

Stocker Farms Pumpkin Patch & Corn Maze ("Stalker Farm" -  immersive haunt experience)
8705 Marsh Rd
Snohomish, WA 98296
(360) 568-7391

Bob's Corn Maze & Pumpkin Farm (corn maze with fire pits you can reserve, apple doughnuts)
10917 Elliott Rd
Snohomish, WA 98296
(360) 668-2506

Fall City Farms (hay rides, fresh mini doughnuts and fresh hot apple cider)
3636 Neal Rd SE
Fall City, WA 98024
(425) 246-5249

Fairbank Farm (trail leading to pumpkins, farm animals)
15308 52nd Ave W
Edmonds, WA 98026

Carleton Farms (lots of scares - zombies! plus non-scary pumpkins)
630 Sunnyside Blvd SE
Lake Stevens, WA 98258
(425) 334-2297

East of Seattle

Oxbow Farm (arts & crafts, scavenger hunt - farm is also a conservation center)
10819 Carnation Duvall Rd NE
Carnation, WA 98014
(425) 788-1134

Remlinger Farms (Fall Harvest Pumpkin Festival - rides, entertainment, food, so much to do)
32610 NE 32nd St
Carnation, WA 98014
(425) 333-4135

Jubilee Farm (hay rides, farm market, food & music)
229 W Snoqualmie River Rd NE
Carnation, WA 98014
(425) 240-4929

Two Brothers Pumpkin Patch (cornstalks, ornamental corn and winter squash for sale)
7110 310th Ave. N.E.
Carnation, Wa 98014
(425) 333-4313

Fox Hollow Farm (ride a train or farm vehicles, see salmon running up creek, s'mores)
12031 Issaquah-Hobart Rd. S.E.
Issaquah, Wa
(425) 996-0575

South of Seattle

Mosby Farms Pumpkin Patch (pets okay if on leash, $2 coupon discount on corn maze)
3104 Auburn Black Diamond Road
Auburn, WA 98092
(253) 405-0711

Maris Farms (Haunted Woods 35-minute creepy quest through the corn)
25001 Sumner Buckley Hwy
Buckley, WA 98321
(253) 862-2848

Thomasson Family Farm (This year's corn maze is a tribute to our first responders)
38223 236th Ave. S.E.
Enumclaw, Wa 98022
(360) 802-0503

Carpinito Brothers (produce stand, hay rides and Sasquatch corn maze)
27508 W. Valley Hwy N.
Kent, Wa 98032
(253) 854-5692

Spooner Farms (Pumpkin Pete’s Playtown, pedal karts, caramel popcorn and so much more)
9710 State Route 162 E.
Puyallup, Wa 98374
(253) 840-2059

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5 Things All Sellers Should Know

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The decor of your home appeals to you, but may not to potential buyers.

You may have a beautifully decorated home, but what works for you may turn off buyers that visit. Your goal should be to present a neutral look, one that appeals to the masses. Start to believe that “less is more”! While you don’t have to pay to have your home staged (though many times I will advise you do), de-cluttering and opening up your space will pay off when it comes time to sell.

Don’t keep secrets from your agent. 

You might be afraid that recent water damage or signs of termites will hurt your sale and keep the listing price low, but don’t keep any of your home’s flaws to yourself.  Sellers must disclose any problems with their property. If you agent isn’t aware of things that need to be addressed, it could become an issue with your transaction down the line.

Remodeling doesn’t always payoff. 

Retiling a bathroom floor or changing out light fixtures may seem like a good idea to help sell your home, but there is no guarantee that you’ll see that reflected in a higher sales price. Some upgrades may see a payback, but don’t count on it. Also consider this…are you remodeling for your taste, what you’ve always wanted? Again, the goal is to present a neutral look. You may love vintage ceiling lights, but potential buyers may not.

You may have to fix some things.

You may not even not even notice the scratched up trim, dings in wall and broken door knobs anymore, but potential buyers will. Take some time to remove these distractions and protect your sales price from being knocked down.

Only one chance at a first impression.

Curb appeal is your home’s first impression.  Mold and mildew on the house, roof, or driveway? Dead or overgrown plants in the yard? Park where a potential buyer would and walk towards the house, looking around you as if it were your first visit. Is the approach clean and tidy? What could you do to improve that first impression?

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8 Reasons To Sell Your Home During The Holidays

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Saviya Rowland

 I have been a full time Realtor since 2007 and have represented both buyers and sellers in transactions in King, Pierce and Snohomish counties. I specialize in first time home buyers, but have worked with investors, short sales, and a large variety of unique real estate purchases. I am a Certified International Property specialist (CIPS), with a special skill set to assist international moves utilizing my experience living abroad and extensive travels.

Voted Five Star Professional for 2017!

A huge THANK YOU to all of my clients for voting me a Five Star Professional! The Five Star award recognizes professionals in the real estate, mortgage and home/auto insurance industries who have shown a dedication to their clients and professional excellence!

But it's not just a popularity contest. Five Star Professional conducts market research to define and promote professional excellence in the professions that they serve. The Five Star designation assists consumers in selecting a service professional that other consumers (that's you!) say provides exceptional client satisfaction and service.

Again, thank you and please know that I will continue providing Five Star service so that everyone may experience the easiest and most enjoyable home buying/selling experience possible! 

 

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Saviya Rowland

 I have been a full time Realtor since 2007 and have represented both buyers and sellers in transactions in King, Pierce and Snohomish counties. I specialize in first time home buyers, but have worked with investors, short sales, and a large variety of unique real estate purchases. I am a Certified International Property specialist (CIPS), with a special skill set to assist international moves utilizing my experience living abroad and extensive travels.

New Listing - Views, View, Views in Kirkland!

You will absolutely enjoy starting your mornings with coffee on your deck with expansive views of the Cascades, North Kirkland and Mt. Rainier brilliantly popping out. This home offers 3 living spaces for your own private quiet space to relax or for those large get togethers. The master bedroom has its own bathroom, large closet, and comfortable nook with views. This home has many extras including wired for a generator & a heat pump. 3 Beds, 2 Bathrooms, 2 Half Baths - $698,000.

Open House this weekend: Saturday August 5th (2 - 4pm) and Sunday 1 - 4 pm

Next Home Buyer Class This Saturday - August 5th at 10 a.m.

Are you nervous about buying a home in this current "sellers" market? Learn how to navigate your way through the ins and outs of the real estate market! As a real estate broker of 10 years, I can help you understand the terminology associated with real estate transactions, how to make your best offer and what to look for (or look out for!)

I'll be joined by mortgage consultant Kate Beck of HomeStreet Bank. Kate will answer any questions you might have about the financial side of home buying.

This class is free and fills up fast. Call Saviya at (206) 334-8348 to save your spot for this next class!

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Congratulations Renee & Jim!

Congrats to Renee & Jim on their new 3 bed, 3 bath townhome in Bothell! Always happy to help my clients find just the right space for their needs and lifestyles.

Welcome Home!

Welcome Home!

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Saviya Rowland

 I have been a full time Realtor since 2007 and have represented both buyers and sellers in transactions in King, Pierce and Snohomish counties. I specialize in first time home buyers, but have worked with investors, short sales, and a large variety of unique real estate purchases. I am a Certified International Property specialist (CIPS), with a special skill set to assist international moves utilizing my experience living abroad and extensive travels.

International Diamond Society Award from CBD

Many thanks to Coldwell Banker Danforth for presenting me with the Coldwell Banker® International Diamond Society award. This award is presented to the top 11 percent of approximately 88,000 Coldwell Banker®-affiliated sales associates worldwide. Very proud to be among the top agents in the company; we all work hard for our clients and it's nice to honored with this award! Thank you to my clients, couldn't do it without you!! 

Saviya Rowland

 I have been a full time Realtor since 2007 and have represented both buyers and sellers in transactions in King, Pierce and Snohomish counties. I specialize in first time home buyers, but have worked with investors, short sales, and a large variety of unique real estate purchases. I am a Certified International Property specialist (CIPS), with a special skill set to assist international moves utilizing my experience living abroad and extensive travels.

Congrats on Investment Property

Congratulations to Kate & Sarah on the closing of their investment property in Edmonds! Forbes magazine listed Seattle as the #4 Best Place to Invest In Real Estate. Siting that Seattle had a 12% rise in prices, the most of any city listed, they continued "In the very top markets, both population and jobs are growing at high rates and builders aren't able to keep up, which is why home prices have increased rapidly and rental demand will be strong." 

This isn't just happening in Seattle proper, but in neighboring cities as well. Lake Forest Park saw a 15% increase. Bothell home prices increased 13% last year, as did Bellevue, Tacoma and Everett. While these double digit increases may not last forever, growth is still expected to be in the 5% area for 2017/2018. 

We all know this is a seller's market right now, but it's also a great time for rental properties. Doing your homework and working with an agent who knows the area you are looking at can provide you an excellent investment opportunity.

Feel free to call if you have any questions about buying or selling!

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 I have been a full time Realtor since 2007 and have represented both buyers and sellers in transactions in King, Pierce and Snohomish counties. I specialize in first time home buyers, but have worked with investors, short sales, and a large variety of unique real estate purchases. I am a Certified International Property specialist (CIPS), with a special skill set to assist international moves utilizing my experience living abroad and extensive travels.

Celebrate Earth Day 2017!

2017 Earth Day Events & Activities Seattle WA

There are so many ways to celebrate Earth Day in the Seattle area, from cleaning up beaches, restoring native plants, repairing household items (avoid adding to landfill!!) to running a 5k and receiving a native tree sapling at the end! That's a win-win! Enjoy and celebrate our Mother Earth!

SCA Earth Day Seattle • Washington Park Arboretum
April 22 • 9 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Join SCA for Earth Day to give back to Seattle’s public lands and help restore the Washington Park Arboretum. Volunteer activities include planting, mulching, removing invasive species and maintaining trails. (2300 Arboretum Drive East, Seattle, WA 98112)

Nora’s Woods – Earth Day Celebration
April 22 • 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Meet at corner of 29th and Columbia St.
Neighbors and visitors get together to freshen up this pocket park from its winter doldrums. Hoist wheel barrows of trail chips and plant mulch to all corners of the park. More information and to register: http://seattle.cedar.greencitypartnerships.org/event/10871/

Student Conservation Association Earth Day in Seattle
April 22 •  9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Washington Park Arboretum
Volunteers will restore the Washington Park Arboretum through planting, mulching, removing invasive species, and maintaining trails throughout the arboretum.
More information and to register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sca-earth-day-in-seattle-wa-registration-32304834630?aff=es2

Earth Day Repair Fair in White Center
April 22 • 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
White Center Community Center gym, Steve Cox Memorial Park 1321 SW 102nd St., White Center
Today is Earth Day! Bring in your small household items and clothing, and our experienced "fixers" will try to repair and mend them. Free! We’ll also have other special activities and entertainment at this repair event, which will be our first Earth Day Repair Fair! To sign up to attend, or if you have questions, please contact Tom Watson at 206-477-4481 or sign up or make comments on our Facebook event page. With these repair events, we aim to keep stuff out of the landfill, conserve resources and save you money!

Earth Day Habitat Restoration at Discovery Park
April 22 • 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Discovery Park
Celebrate Earth Day with the Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust! As the City of Seattle’s largest multi-use park at 534 acres, Discovery Park is a park of regional significance. However, many of the areas of the park have been degraded by invasive plant species and lack the diverse habitat needed to provide a balanced ecosystem. We will be continuing our restoration efforts by removing invasive plant species. The project will enhance the species diversity, forest structure, and function of the area. More information and to register: http://mtsgreenway.org/volunteer/sites-and-opportunities/discovery-park-1/earth-day-habitat-restoration-at-discovery-park

Jackson Park Golf Course – It’s Earth Day, Hooray!
April 22 • 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Discovery Park
Help restore native vegetation to remnant forests along the peaceful 2.2-mile trail that wraps around the Jackson Park Golf Course! We’ll remove invasive ivy and blackberries, roots and all, to ready another piece of ground for planting native species later, during the rainy season.
More information and to register: http://seattle.cedar.greencitypartnerships.org/event/10737/

Me-Kwa-Mooks Forest Friends Restoration
April 22 • 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Meet at a picnic table on the lawn at 4503 Beach Dr. SW.
Volunteers will continue work to restore the Me-Kwa-Mooks greenbelt to a more natural state, removing invasives and liberating native plant species. Activities can include, blackberry lopping, ivy wrestling, planting, and enjoying the forest and views of the sound.
More information and to register: http://seattle.cedar.greencitypartnerships.org/event/11087/

St. Marks Greenbelt – Refresh and Restore
April 22 • 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Meet at the St. Mark’s Greebelt trail sign on the south edge of the St. Mark’s Cathedral parking lot (1245 10th Ave. E).
This is a beautiful place to spend your Saturday morning restoring your nearby urban forest. Help our group of Forest Stewards with monthly tasks and nourish your mind and body with refreshing Nature. In addition to working with us, you can take a walk and tour the acres of towering Big Leaf Maples and Sword ferns. If you are lucky you’ll see a Coopers Hawk or two!
More information and to register: http://seattle.cedar.greencitypartnerships.org/event/10787/

Celebrate Urban Nature!
April 22 • 10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at Magnuson Community Center gym and auditorium.
Fee: $2 per person (Kids ages 2 and under are free!)
This annual spring event is co-sponsored by Magnuson Community Center and Earthcorps, and features a myriad of family-friendly presentations, interactive booths, and displays; art and nature activities; a Nature Explorers Lab, and more!
More info: http://magnusonnatureprograms.com/?page_id=2455

Duwamish Alive Earth Day Event: West Seattle
April 22 • 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Meeting location: Pathfinder School/Pigeon Point Park/West Duwamish Greenbelt
Duwamish Alive collaborates with the community, municipalities, non-profits and businesses within the Duwamish River watershed to preserve and enhance habitat for people and wildlife and improving the health of Puget Sound. As a Duwamish Alive member organization, EarthCorps supports this vision of creating a River for All.  Hundreds of volunteers will work with Duwamish Alive member organizations to make a huge impact on the health of the Duwamish River Watershed.
More info: https://www.earthcorps.org/volunteer/event/a0E8000000OR5BREA1/

Bee sweet to the Earth • 21 Acres Center
April 22 • 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Bring the whole family and volunteer at the “Bee Sweet to the Earth” event at 21 Acres. Activities include making seed balls with kids, helping with the Bee Waggle Dance, manning the Permaculture Woodinville table, tours, classes, workshops, food and live music. (13701 Northeast 171st Street, Woodinville, WA 98072)

Earth Day Run
April 22 •  10 a.m. We proudly present Seattle's Earth Day Run April 22nd! Come run or walk one of our many race distances and at the same time you can feel good about supporting the environment. This event takes action both locally and globally. Each finisher will receive a native sapling tree + an additional tree will be planted in your name. Over the years at our Earth Day events we have handed out thousands of trees that grow and sequester more and more carbon each year. On top of all that we will also be recycling old running shoes you don't want anymore so don't forget to bring them so we can donate them to Africa. Tell your friends and come out for this great event! http://magnusonseries.org/earthday

Earth Day Recycle & Shred Event • New Seasons Market Mercer Island
April 22 • 10:30 am – 1:30 pm
In honor of Earth Day, Mary Lee & Associates and New Seasons Market are hosting a free Recycling & Shredding Event with refreshments and family friendly activities. Items that are in good condition will be donated to the Mercer Island Youth & Family Services. (2755 77th Avenue Southeast, Mercer Island, WA 98040)

FREE State Parks Day
April 22 • All Day Celebrate Earth Day in the great outdoors! Washington State Parks have monthly Free Days, and what better day to be free than Earth Day! Discover Pass will not be required to visit a state park. http://www.discoverpass.wa.gov/136/State-Parks-Free-Days

Earth Day Beach Clean Up
April 22 • 2 p.m.  – 4 p.m. at Discovery Park Environmental Learning Center
Join other volunteers for a work party to help clean up beaches at Discovery Park. Suggested donation of $5 to support nature programs at the park. Register by calling 206-386-4237

Earth Day Storytelling 2017 • Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center
April 23 • 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Come celebrate Earth Day by hearing Native and non-Native storytellers at the beautiful Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center in West Seattle. Hear world-class storytellers share traditional and contemporary stories and music about our relationship to the natural world and each other. (4705 West Marginal Way SW, Seattle, WA 98106)

 

 

 

 

 

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Saviya Rowland

 I have been a full time Realtor since 2007 and have represented both buyers and sellers in transactions in King, Pierce and Snohomish counties. I specialize in first time home buyers, but have worked with investors, short sales, and a large variety of unique real estate purchases. I am a Certified International Property specialist (CIPS), with a special skill set to assist international moves utilizing my experience living abroad and extensive travels.