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2018 Acura MDX: among the best-equipped vehicles in its segment

This factoid may surprise you – it did me. The Acura MDX is the best-selling, three-row luxury SUV of all time. But if you think… Continue reading

2018 Lexus LC500h: stunning design, long-distance comfort

The long-awaited 2018 Lexus LC500h luxury coupe has hit a showroom near you. My tester was a preproduction prototype, apparently number 29 off the assembly… Continue reading

2018 Hyundai Sonata: new design, features, technology

If you’re looking for a mid-size sedan that’s not a Toyota Camry or Honda Accord, you should test drive the newly redesigned, 2018 Hyundai Sonata.… Continue reading

2018 Toyota C-HR XLE: head-turning, exhilarating crossover

At a time when some manufacturer’s a shrinking product lines, Toyota is doing the opposite. The 2018 Toyota C-HR XLE Premium crossover has moved from… Continue reading

Reece farmhouse: Charming and historic

8924 E. LOWELL LARIMER ROAD, SNOHOMISH | $669,950 This historic 1901 farmhouse has been lovingly restored and maintained to retain its original charm while accommodating… Continue reading

2018 Mercedes-Benz G-Class 550: fashion born from function

Conceived before SUV’s were trendy – about four decades ago – the 2018 Mercedes-Benz G-Class 550 was a treat to drive, even if it was… Continue reading

2019 Dodge Ram 1500 Big Horn: a no-compromise workhorse

When it comes to full-size pickups, Ford’s F-150 and Chevy’s Silverado seem to have a corner on the market, not only around here, but across… Continue reading

2018 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid SE: compact crossover with sporty attitude

I’m certainly not in a position to know for sure, but I suspect the secret sauce regarding the longevity of certain vehicles is their ability… Continue reading

2018 Mazda CX-5: cylinder-deactivation improves fuel efficiency

Mazda continues to one-up itself, which must be getting increasingly difficult with the passing of each year. The 2018 Mazda CX-5 compact crossover SUV is… Continue reading

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Looking for a fresh start in your home search?

Consider some of the many open houses during our community event this spring. Come join the fun at the big Open House Weekend on April… Continue reading

2018 Toyota Corolla: sporty, sophisticated comfort

Let’s play a little Jeopardy, my favorite game show. I’m Alex. You’re the contestant. Entering its 52nd year of production, this vehicle is the best-selling… Continue reading

What are the rules for using gift funds for a down payment?

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

Winnebago Intent: a must-see at Roy Robinson RV and RV Show

I’m still working on that piece of magic — but… Continue reading

2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2.0T: value package adds popular features

Is it déjà vu, all over again, one more time? It certainly seems as if I’ve written a very similar review last year, and the… Continue reading

2018 Toyota Camry Hybrid SEL: an improved bestseller

Conventional wisdom would say, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. After all, Toyota’s Camry has been the best-selling car in the United States for… Continue reading

An Invitation to Experience Northwest Living

Stunning Northwest custom built home with over 5,000 Sq.Ft. of exquisite living space on 2.68 acres fully landscaped lot. This meticulously maintained and lavishly remodeled… Continue reading

2018 Volkswagen Tiguan 2.0T SE 4Motion: connected, intelligent

While the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan 2.0T SE 4Motion may technically qualify as a compact SUV, its new dimensions belie that fact. The new, second-generation model… Continue reading

What is the Fair Housing Act and Why Does It Matter?

For decades, Realtors® − members of the National Association of Realtors® − have supported a free, open market that embraces fairness and equal opportunity for… Continue reading

2018 BMW X3: luxurious compact sports activity vehicle

For those of you out there worried about such things – you can buy the 2018 BMW X3 xDrive30i with a clear conscious – it… Continue reading