When’s the Best Time to Plant Trees?

When’s the Best Time to Plant Trees? Plant trees at the right time and they’re more likely to thrive. Here’s when to plant so you get the most value from your landscaping investment. Trees are big-ticket landscape items that not only cost a lot, but add a lot of value to your home, too — […]


The Warm and Cozy Home

The Warm and Cozy Home We’ve got more than 9 mood-lifting ideas to make your home more welcoming and efficient this winter. Return to The Warm & Cozy Home Guide The dark days of winter can really do a number on your well-being. Shorter days trigger the blahs; freezing temps spark the sniffles. So we […]


Fewer Investors in Housing Market Good News for First-Time Buyers

Fewer Investors in Housing Market Good News for First-Time Buyers August 2014 existing-home sales slip as investors pull from the market. But that offers more opportunity for conventional homebuyers. First-time homebuyers may face less competition in the fall housing market as investors retreated from the market in August, data from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATON OF REALTORS® […]


3 Equity Loan Options

A Guide to 3 Equity Loan Options Determining which type of equity loan to take — second mortgage, HELOC, or cash-out refi — comes down to a number of factors, including why you need it. Here’s how to start determining whether borrowing against your house in the form of a cash-out refinance, a home equity […]


Centennial Trail

The Centennial Trail. Saturday morning and the parking lot is full at Mirabeau Point in Spokane Valley, bike racks hanging off the back of every car.  Children in bike trailers, on jump seats, wobbling by on their own bikes. This is where the Centennial Trail meets the Spokane River.  Where families can bike for miles […]


Art and Overpasses

Spokane has this thing, if it looks ugly we like to paint pictures over it. I think it’s actually a great way to give the pan handlers something pretty to look at while they shake you down for beer money. The glorious combination of hand painted murals, criss crossing hues forming beautiful labors of love […]