Edy Kizaki

The Next Fifty Opening Day…Album

April 21, 2012 in Fesitvals, Seattle for Kids, Seattle Lifestyle

Bright blue skies and shirtsleave temps made the special day when Seattle Center turned fifty a thoroughly enjoyable outing.  We couldn’t even believe how fun and enjoyable it all was, from the (wow, only a dollar today?) trip up the Space Needle to see the 360 degree view to the opening ceremony with plenty of drill teams, speeches, and cool remembrances, including a speach by John F. Kennedy (yes, we heard his voice…) the Skillet and burger food stands, to the bright water garden of the Pacific Science Center, the splendiferous Imax theater Polar Bear flick, the dino exhibit, the mineral exhibit, the water play stream, then back out and wandering around the grounds where everything was entertaining and finally a walk through lower Queen Anne (if you park up in the neighborhoods there is no time limit or parking fee, of course… and we all go out for a walk anyway, so why not combine it?) to cap it all off. Read the rest of this entry →

Edy Kizaki

Bank Owned properties in Magnolia (Seattle)

November 21, 2010 in Magnolia, Seattle Investor's Guide

At the present time there are three bank owned properties for sale in Magnolia.  If you saw my blog about Queen Anne REOs (REO is the same as bank owned) then you noted the comment that in the top dollar Seattle neighborhoods there are fewer bank owned or short sale homes.  Still, the ones that are there are representing a great bargain even in this buyer’s market.  These area have not depreciated recently, yet there are still some homeowners deciding to let go of their property rather than catch up on a mortgage (usually made at the peak of the market and at a high interest rate).

Of the three bank owned homes in Magnolia at present, one is around $400,000 and  WELL worth a look in this neighborhood at this price!!  If you would like photos of the property and surroundings just email me.

Meanwhile there are two luxury properties in the Magnolia REO category avaliable at present. One has views of the Sound and the other the Seattle skyline and Mt. Rainier.  Both are over 4,000 square feet.

Edy Kizaki

Walking in Fremont

November 16, 2010 in Fremont

There is never a bad time to be walking around Fremont, but one late afternoon a couple weeks ago it just seemed that everywhere I looked there was a scene that I wanted to capture.  When I first came to Seattle I really wanted to understand more the soul of the place, and I think every time I walk around Fremont I get a sense of it again.  Here are a few of the sights and sounds from that twilight. 

Tall and Narrow Fremont house Tall and Narrow Fremont house
"Let's meet over by the Rocketship in front of Burnt Sugar." “Let’s meet over by the Rocketship in front of Burnt Sugar.”

 

Fremont rocketship provides landmark for any kind of pathfinding necessary.  Shopping starts here.
We parked in the secret garage and headed for Blue C Sushi. We parked in the secret garage and headed for Blue C Sushi.

 

 
More Shopping More Shopping

 

Willow & Bloom for lovely gifts and flowers. Willow & Bloom for lovely gifts and flowers.

 

 
Dream in Fremont, always something perfect. Dream in Fremont, always something perfect.

 

Dream of Fremont offers Spring fashion and window reflects the twilit street. Dream of Fremont offers Spring fashion and window reflects the twilit street.

 

Dream and street. Dream and street.

 

Fremont Place Book Company in the heart of the neighborhood Fremont Place Book Company in the heart of the neighborhood

 

 
 
Fremont Place Book Company welcomes you with a warm glow in the twilight. Fremont Place Book Company welcomes you with a warm glow in the twilight.

 

The Triangle Lounge in Fremont.  Squeeze through the door and you're in! The Triangle Lounge in Fremont. Squeeze through the door and you’re in!

 

Outside El Camino in Fremont friends chat before snagging a table for Happy Hour. Outside El Camino in Fremont friends chat before snagging a table for Happy Hour.

 

They rave over the unusual gifts and vintage furnishings at Burnt Sugar They rave over the unusual gifts and vintage furnishings at Burnt Sugar

 

Get peeks of Henry in Fremont, Ballard, and...where will we see him next? Get peeks of Henry in Fremont, Ballard, and…where will we see him next?

 

Orange Splot Gallery, the coolest gallery in the known universe. Orange Splot Gallery, the coolest gallery in the known universe.

 

Usually at least one of the Orange Splot Gallery Artists is there to meet. Usually at least one of the Orange Splot Gallery Artists is there to meet.

 

Imagine my delight when I was very drawn to a certain group of paintings and told the artist who happend to be there, and they turned out to be his work!  Synchronicity? 

Orange Splot Gallery Splot (on ceiling and other found elsewhere!) Orange Splot Gallery Splot (on ceiling and other found elsewhere!)

 

The Orange Splot Gallery, officially known as the “fun place to buy art”, grew from it’s inception in September of ’07, then started growing and adding more great artists as well as a plethora of art services that allow you to get your own art screened, framed, and otherwise ready to put on your wall! 

Going to Orange Splot Gallery the landscape mysteriously changes. Going to Orange Splot Gallery the landscape mysteriously changes.

 

There is every reason to believe the claim to being the fun place to buy art is not in any way an exageration, further evidence being the clues on the path leading to the gallery, such as this greedy crow mural. 

Keep an eye out for further Fremont walks, including Theo Chocolate Factory, the country’s first organic and fair trade chocolate factory, the Ship Canal, the Fremont Sunday Market, the Solstice Parade float warehouse, and much much more.