2018 Lexus LS 500 F Sport: a more engaging driving spirit

It doesn’t get any better than this. The 2018 Lexus LS 500 F Sport all-wheel drive puts an exclamation point on the Japanese automaker’s signature… Continue reading

2018 Audi SQ5 3.T: handles like a sports sedan, has off-road functionality

In case you hadn’t noticed, I’ve been on quite the roll the last four-to-six weeks when it comes to test driving quality SUVs both foreign… Continue reading

What can we expect in the housing market in 2018?

The start of the new year is a time when many people reflect on their goals and pledge personal resolutions for the next 365 days.… Continue reading

2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Ti Sport: quirky midsized SUV

The holidays are long gone, but one of my most fond memories was my week behind the wheel of the 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Ti… Continue reading

2018 Volkswagen Atlas: biggest member of the VW lineup

Now Volkswagen has entered the family-sized SUV market, casting its net to catch American consumers looking to meld form, function and versatility with the long-time… Continue reading

2018 Nissan Pathfinder: major redesign offers more, more, more

If you happen to be shopping for a compact, mid-size or even full-size SUV – and a lot of people are – be prepared to… Continue reading

2018 Buick Enclave: game-changer in smart, stylish luxury

The Buick Enclave mid-size luxury, seven-passenger SUV made waves when first introduced, and it will make waves with its newly redesigned, second-generation, 2018 model that… Continue reading

2018 Acura RLX Sport Hybrid: crammed with tech, comfort, gadgetry

Every year, I swear, top-of-the-line goes higher and higher and higher. And by that I mean the level of accoutrements – and price. My latest… Continue reading

2017 Kia Optima PHEV: no compromises with this green choice

Like it or not, hybrids, electrics and hybrid/electric combinations are gaining in market share – and are the future. Toward that end, Kia Motors America… Continue reading

Skyline Heights NW contemporary charmer

This northwest contemporary home has an attractive two-story façade with plush landscaping leading up the drive to the three-car garage and a unique round window… Continue reading

What are the top reasons to work with a Realtor®?

Realtors® aren’t just brokers. They’re professional members of the National Association of Realtors® and subscribe to its strict code of ethics. This is the Realtor®… Continue reading

2017 Lexus GX 460: park it in your driveway with a big red bow on top

If you’re lucky enough to own a 2017 Lexus GX 460 4x4 Luxury SUV – you’re lucky enough. The GX 460 is a full-capability luxury… Continue reading

2017 Toyota Yaris iA: loaded on premium features, not pricing

The newest member of the Yaris team is the iA sports sedan. That is Toyota’s new subcompact sedan that’s loaded with premium features, but offered… Continue reading

2018 Chevrolet Equinox: SUV seats five adults, has generous cargo area

The compact SUV market is still hotter than hot. And Chevrolet’s 2018 Equinox is equipped and positioned nicely to earn its share. In fact, Equinox… Continue reading

2017 BMW X1 xDrive28i: xDrive ensures traction, stability, cornering dynamics

The 2017 BMW X1 xDrive28i is a luxury compact SUV that could almost be mistaken for a high-riding sedan. No kidding. It’s also an overachiever.… Continue reading

2018 Subaru Crosstrek 2.0i: affordable, reliable, versatile, safe

If there’s a foreign car manufacturer that seems to be favored by people from the Pacific Northwest looking for all-wheel drive traction, it’s Subaru. Maybe… Continue reading

Snohomish estate offers once-in-a-lifetime opportunity

The landmark Iverson House embodies historic Snohomish living at its best. The treasured home at 312 Avenue D seamlessly combines a vintage presence with comfortable,… Continue reading

2017 Lincoln Continental: strength, elegance, power, control

Is that really a Continental? I heard that question frequently during my week behind the wheel of the Lincoln Motor Company’s all-new, flagship model. That’s… Continue reading

2017 Toyota Corolla: celebrates its 50-year anniversary

Toyota’s Corolla just celebrated “The Big 5-0,” and unlike humans celebrating the same longevity, it just keeps getting better and better. The first Toyota Corolla… Continue reading

2017 Lexus IS350: bold style, sneaking up on perfection

The 2017 Lexus IS350 AWD four-door sedan is a world-class driver’s car – plain and simple. My tester added the F Sport package ($3,155) that… Continue reading