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2017 Audi A3: small, stylish, affordable luxury sedan

by Larry Lark, Herald Special Sections Writer Luxury automakers know what they’re doing. Everyone’s heard of gateway drugs, but have you heard of gateway luxury… Continue reading

2017 Toyota Avalon: equipped with life-saving technology

By Larry Lark, Herald Special Sections Writer What was once an option at higher trim levels is now standard equipment on all 2017 Toyota Avalon.… Continue reading

2017 Audi A4: powerful, tech loaded, refined luxury sedan

by Larry Lark, Herald Special Sections Writer Sometimes it’s better to be lucky than good. Mother Nature was not kind during my week behind the… Continue reading

2017 Volvo S90 T6: Scandinavian design, turbocharged engine

by Larry Lark, Herald Special Sections Writer You don’t have to be Scandinavian to be drawn to the 2017 Volvo S90 T6 AWD Inscription. My… Continue reading

2017 Mazda6i GT: technology, refinements steal the show

by Larry Lark, Herald Special Sections Writer The 2017 Mazda6i Grand Touring mid-size family sedan has gotten better again. Not sure when the bar has… Continue reading

It’s a great time to move to Marysville

Not only is Marysville the second largest city in Snohomish County, it’s also the fastest growing city in Washington States. The city appears poised to… Continue reading

2017 Genesis G90 3.3T: ultimate luxury driving experience

by Larry Lark, Herald Special Sections Writer No ifs, no ands and no buts. The 2017 Genesis G90 3.3T simply delivers advanced safety, refined performance… Continue reading

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