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2017 Kia Soul Exclaim: powerful, versatile funky fun

by Larry Lark, Herald Special Sections Writer If you love funky, power, fun, versatility and gas mileage, the 2017 Kia Soul Exclaim (!) with its… Continue reading

2017 Audi S6: luxury sports car for everyday driving

by Larry Lark, Herald Special Sections Writer What perfect timing. You know, the holidays are over. The presents and decorations are stored away. Your furnace… Continue reading

2017 Buick Envision: comfortable, capable luxury

by Larry Lark, Herald Special Sections Writer It was a stroke of luck to test drive the 2017 Buick Envision Premium AWD compact SUV the… Continue reading

Snohomish County housing market poised to heat up

With the winter holiday season over, Snohomish County’s real estate market is ready to heat up again – and fast. Fortunately, savvy buyers and sellers… Continue reading

2017 Chevrolet Cruze: delivers a lot in a small package

by Larry Lark, Herald Special Sections Writer The 2017 Chevrolet Cruze 4-door compact sedan – and the first ever Cruze hatchback – has a lot… Continue reading

I’ve acquired a property. Can I refinance it and take cash out?

That depends on several factors, including how you acquired it, how long it’s been owned and if the owners are living in it. Most lenders… Continue reading

Smokey Point experiencing dramatic residential, commercial growth

Located within the Snohomish County cities of Arlington and Marysville, Smokey Point is a community that’s experienced a tremendous surge of growth in the past… Continue reading

Top reasons to buy a home during the holidays

The number of work and family obligations that people have seems to skyrocket during the winter holiday months, so it’s no surprise that shopping for… Continue reading

2017 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 SE: tech loaded, fuel efficient, safe

by Larry Lark, Herald Special Sections Writer Mitsubishi’s Mirage hatchback has been a much needed moneymaker. And with the addition of the 2017 G4 SE… Continue reading

Postcard-Pretty Snohomish County

With spectacular scenery, outdoor recreation and a thriving economy, county has something for everyone. Located just minutes from Seattle, and nestled between Puget Sound and… Continue reading

Edmonds fosters walkable arts community on Puget Sound

Whether it’s taking in the spectacular coastline views or scoping out all downtown has to offer, Edmonds is sure to present visitors and residents with… Continue reading

What is a Purchase Money Second? What are advantages with this type of loan?

A Purchase Money Second (PM2) Home Loan* is a second mortgage that closes with a corresponding first mortgage from the same lender. The first mortgage… Continue reading

2017 Acura TLX SH-AWD: comfortable, homey luxury

by Larry Lark, Herald Special Sections Writer There’s something about the 2017 Acura TLX SH-AWD luxury four-door sedan that makes me feel comfortable, right at… Continue reading

2016 Ford F-150: loaded with top-line features

By Larry Lark, Herald Special Sections Writer Once upon a time pickup trucks were made pretty much exclusively for working class folks. They were functional.… Continue reading

Highlands home with breathtaking views

3506 183RD DR NE SNOHOMISH | $480,500 | OPEN HOUSE 11 A.M.-4 P.M. SATURDAY Nestled on a half-acre lot in Snohomish’s Highlands master-planned community, this… Continue reading

What information do I need to apply for a mortgage?

Being prepared for your initial meeting with your mortgage advisor will make the whole process go more smoothly. All you need to do is gather… Continue reading

2016 VW Jetta Hybrid SEL Premium: amazing gas mileage, power

by Larry Lark, Herald Special Sections Writer When you think of Volkswagen, most people think of the Bug – Beetle, to be exact. That thinking… Continue reading

How can I compare between lenders?

If you have purchased or refinanced a home, you know that understanding actual costs or specific terms of your mortgage can be very difficult to… Continue reading

2017 Nissan Armada Platinum: traces to beloved Patrol

by Larry Lark, Herald Special Sections Writer If you’re in the market for some full-size family fun in the sports utility class, you might want… Continue reading