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

How does Help-U-Sell Real Estate Work?

Help-U-Sell® Real Estate Brokers and agents are fully licensed professionals, members of their local Board of Realtors and of the National Association of Realtors®, work… Continue reading

New home ready in Sanders Lake Goodwin Estate

On a low-traffic street in Stanwood there is a beautiful single-family home in Sanders Lake Goodwin Estate waiting for a brand-new household to settle in… Continue reading

2017 Hyundai IONIQ: zero emission without compromising driving experience

One charge at a time, electric vehicles are slowly moving from novelty to mainstream. What’s not to like about an innovative technology that produces a… Continue reading

2017 Toyota 4Runner: a driver’s multi-tool workhorse

The 2017 Toyota 4Runner is the vehicular equivalent of a multi-tool. On one hand, it’s a campout waiting to happen. Or a boat- or trailer-towing… Continue reading

Beautiful Sound Views in Old Town Mukilteo

Just like out of a magazine! Amazing and welcoming spaces to simply take your breath away, both inside and out. Breathtaking & Westerly Sound, Mountain… Continue reading

What are some real estate safety protocols that should be used?

To help remind us to know the dangers we face every day, to be aware of our surroundings, and to empower ourselves with precautions and… Continue reading

2017 Kia Forte EX: changing the ‘econobox” stereotype

Compact sedans, not all that long ago, were called – for good reason – econoboxes. Didn’t really matter the manufacturer, they were all inexpensive, lacking… Continue reading

2017 Fiat 500 Pop: small, but packed with personalization options

The 2017 Fiat 500 Pop is not for everyone. But it certainly has plenty of aficionados, selling more than a million in more than 110… Continue reading

2017 Chevy Bolt EV Premier: all-electric with 200-mile range

General Motors didn’t invent the Model T. But the venerable American automaker is the first mass-production manufacturer to create an all-electric vehicle with a range… Continue reading

Tuscany reimagined at elegant Sammamish Chateau

Step into this custom-built oasis imagined after the most refined chateaus in Tuscany. The outside entry is accented with an impressive tiled drive flanked by… Continue reading

2017 Buick Encore: visual refinements, next-generation tech

One important question – that is almost impossible to answer – when selecting a new vehicle is, what does it cost to own for five… Continue reading

2017 Audi Q7 3.0T Quattro: a sport sedan-like driving experience

The 2017 Audi Q7 3.0T Quattro Tipronic full-size sports utility vehicle – in my mind at least – sets the benchmark in its category. It… Continue reading

Stunning rambler in The Preserve at Lake Cassidy

Walking up to this gorgeous rambler you are invited into a welcoming front courtyard, perfect for enjoying your morning coffee and taking in the beautiful… Continue reading

Why should the federal government re-authorize the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP)?

Each year the federal government spends billions of dollars on disaster relief to flood victims – all at taxpayer expense. Floods claim more lives and… Continue reading

2018 Acura TLX: ante upped in styling, emotion, road presence

If humans could only be so fortunate. Cars, like humans, have life cycles. But unlike us, when they get long in the tooth, they get… Continue reading

2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata Grand Touring RF: a driver’s car

By Larry Lark / Herald Special Sections Writer It’s not often that I get this lucky. A test drive of the 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata… Continue reading

2017 Honda Civic Si: turbocharged fun, handling, stability

By Larry Lark / Herald Special Sections Writer This isn’t just any ol’ Honda Civic. The 2017 Honda Civic Si sedan (and coupe) is a… Continue reading

2017 Nissan Rogue Sport SL: plenty of power, safety features

By Larry Lark / Herald Special Sections Writer It’s time to go Rogue! Many people already have, as the Rogue passed Altima as Nissan’s top-selling… Continue reading