What to Look For in a Neighborhood

Finding the right neighborhood to live in can be even more important than house size, or amenities for some folks, and living next to good neighbors is just as important. Generally speaking, most people enjoy living in an area that has a high walk score with accessibility to public transportation, and close proximity to restaurants, shopping, etc. Getting along with your neighbors increases everyone’s happiness, so introducing yourself, and creating that comfortable know your neighbor feel is a great start to developing that lasting relationship. In an effort to help future neighbors get along, Zillow has put together a list of acts of kindness you can do to help the neighborhood, and get on the good side of your neighbors. Here are a great examples: Meet-Neighbors.jpg

1. Rake a neighbor’s leaves

2. Pick up trash that’s blown along the street or gutters.

3. Bake some cookies for your neighbor.

4. Hold the elevator.

5. Clean graffiti

For more examples of simple acts of kindness you can do for your neighborhood, visit Zillow.

Pinehurst Rental Available: $2,495

This sleek contemporary 4 bed, 2.5 bath rental in Pinehurst has an expansive open floor plan, and a delightful cook’s kitchen, overlooking the dining and living room areas. The home features beautiful bamboo flooring, and deep espresso cabinetry, gorgeous granite counter tops, and stainless steel appliances. The upper level has a master suite with a double vanity master bath, and private deck.

The entertainment room has a cozy fireplace, and opens to the Western facing fully fenced backyard, with a bamboo enclosed patio. The carport and long driveway provide ample off street parking. If interested in more information on this rental, or others in the Seattle neighborhood, visit Ewing & Clark Inc.

Status: For Rent
Bed/Bath: 4/2.5
Price: $2,495

The Renter’s Essential Toolkit

When you find the right rental, making it look like home is an essential part of calling it home. Just because you don’t own your humble abode, doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t have good toolkit around for emergency repairs, home improvement needs, and decorating! Many new renters don’t think of keeping these household items around until they need them, so here is a thorough list of must-haves to consider getting now before you run into stressful situations.

  • Power Drill
  • Screw Driver set
  • Duct Tape
  • Hammer
  • Extension Cords & Power Strips
  • Wire
  • Flashlight
  • Small Ladder
  • Hose
  • Level
  • Scissors
  • Fasteners & Hooks
  • Pliers
  • Light Bulbs

You never know when you’re going to run into a DIY situation, so it’s always best to be prepared beforehand, and you might even feel a boost in self esteem after accomplishing  something on your own!

The Renter’s Essential Toolkit

When you find the right rental, making it look like home is an essential part of calling it home. Just because you don’t own your humble abode, doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t have good toolkit around for emergency repairs, home improvement needs, and decorating! Many new renters don’t think of keeping these household items around until they need them, so here is a thorough list of must-haves to consider getting now before you run into stressful situations.

  • Power Drill
  • Screw Driver set
  • Duct Tape
  • Hammer
  • Extension Cords & Power Strips
  • Wire
  • Flashlight
  • Small Ladder
  • Hose
  • Level
  • Scissors
  • Fasteners & Hooks
  • Pliers
  • Light Bulbs

You never know when you’re going to run into a DIY situation, so it’s always best to be prepared beforehand, and you might even feel a boost in self esteem after accomplishing  something on your own!

More Seattle Rentals Becoming Pet Friendly

Attention pet owners: did you find it a huge pain to find an affordable, available rental that could accommodate you and your furry roommate? You’re not alone, according to a study conducted through apartments.com, 43% of those surveyed in the nation are pet owners/ soon to be pet owners, and Washington State was ranked up there as number 13 on the list of top animal friendly places to live. What does that mean for renters?

A spike in animal friendly rental units have been popping up all over Seattle and the surrounding communities, and many apartment managers are becoming more lenient on their pet policies. If you have a pet already, you know how expensive they can be, and although rental communities are becoming more accommodating, pet deposits are rising, (as are security deposits) and can be in the upwards of $200 or more per pet. For more information on where to find pet friendly rentals in Seattle, visit apartments.com.