Fences & Flowers

The CB Bain Blog

Jul 1, 2015

Written by:

Charly Tate

The 4th of July is one of my favorite holidays. I love it for so many reasons; awesome times with friends and family, celebrating the birth of our fabulous country, BBQs, s’mores, and of course, pretty shiny things that explode and make a lot of noise. The weather has been hot and dry in the Pacific Northwest, but with a little extra care, you can still safely enjoy home cookouts and sparkling fireworks.

Jun 24, 2015

Written by:

Sunny Lake

We are all dreaming of waterfront living this time of year, but have you ever thought of making that dream into reality? It might not be as out of reach as you think. With the popularity and ease of vacation rental sites, many of these investment opportunities can pencil out and create a lifetime of memories.

Making an offer on a home is exciting and scary, especially in the current seller’s market in Seattle. In a market where almost every home is getting dozens of offers, standing out as a buyer can be challenging, and stressful. But there are simple and innovative ways to woo the seller!

Jun 16, 2015

Written by:

Charly Tate

Washington State has over 300 golf courses, and I’ve probably played on (maybe) a dozen of them. I’ve never had the pleasure of playing on one by the water, such as beautiful Chambers Bay in the Tacoma suburb University Place, where the U.S. Open begins Thursday, June 18. Tiger Woods (wearing 4-year-old Nike shoes), Jim Furyk, and Phil Mickelson will join dozens of other professionals and amateurs from around the world to compete for the championship.

Jun 12, 2015

Written by:

Sunny Lake

Summer is (un)officially here!! And I am loving every second of it. With the warm weather, long evenings, and laid back vibe we have been taking advantage and spending more time together outside. But even with the array of recreation activities available, it’s easy to get stuck in a rut. So if you need some inspiration for a fun date night outdoors, look no further.

Summer’s heating up in more ways than one. In most areas of the country the real estate market is red-hot: inventory is low, prices are going up and everybody’s chasing the same American Dream – a three-bed, two-bath, single-story house with an open floor plan.  

Pacific Northwest summers are tough to beat. The sun shines an average of 300 hours a month with less than an inch of rain, the temperature hovers between 75 and 80 degrees, and the hours of daylight are so numerous, it’s almost unreal.

Live comfortably, close to major cities, with a gorgeous view of Mt. Rainier, and plenty of local activities all year long. In a nutshell, that’s Puyallup! But the appeal of this town goes beyond pretty scenery and fun fairs.

We all know how important curb appeal is, but what about the rest of the yard? Now is the perfect time to spruce up all of your home's outdoor spaces. With a few easy ideas, you’ll be ready to enjoy the summer in your beautiful yard!

May 28, 2015

Written by:

Charly Tate

We know summer is just around the corner when the smell of freshly cooked food smothered in seasonings and BBQ sauce permeates the air every afternoon. Firing up the grill in the backyard is a tradition at family reunions, kids’ sporting events, and every summer holiday. Meat, veggies… you can throw almost anything onto the fire for that distinct mouthwatering taste.



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