Haunted Houses

Haunted houses have intrigued the masses for centuries.  The spirit of past inhabitants is often intertwined into history, whether a tragic tale or just friendly ghosts roaming the halls of their beloved home.Haunted Houses
To compile this new book, written by Corrine May Botz, the authorHaunted House spent 8 years visiting over eighty homes, museums and hotels across the country in search of the stories of haunted spaces and capturing their unique character through her photography.

“Haunted Houses provides a unique way of understanding our relationship to the spaces we inhabit, and reflects romantic and dystopian notions of the domestic realm. The notion of hauntedness activates and highlights the home, revealing the hidden narratives and possibilities of everyday life.”

Haunted Houses contains friendly ghosts – no evil spooks or demons looking to scare people away. These haunts want to retain their connection to their homes and lives. The stories tell of protective spirits that like the families that have moved in. Read more in this book review

10 most Haunted houses in the US:


This Zillow article ranks some of the country’s most infamous haunted houses that are rich with history and have inspired endless stories from generations of inhabitants.

Is the Log House Museum haunted?
Recently, the West Seattle Blog posted that an investigation from Paranormal Investigations of Historical America occurred at our very own Log House Museum, though the results are not yet published…
Halloween Haunted Houses-just for fun:

Here is a great site for checking out all the local haunted houses this weekend.

Have a frightfully good Halloween,

CategoriesSeattle, Washington real estate

Seattle is a good place to build a “nest egg”

One result of the last few years for most of us is a change in our perspective about spending, and saving, habits.  Personal savings rates have increased significantly in the US compared to 5 years ago, from -0.5% in 2005 to 5% in September of 2010.  That’s a start.  The idea of saving for the future, from that occasional “rainy day” to the dream of someday retiring, is something most people are taking much more seriously these days.

This recent article from U.S. News places  Washington State as a great place to build a “nest egg” for the future.  U.S. News created an index to measure which states are the best for Americans who are saving for retirement and Washington ranked #4!  Home prices here are expected to surge by 6.6% per year between 2010 and 2013, according to Moody’s Analytics, providing residents who are downsizing for retirement with opportunities to put away some extra cash.

As always I appreciate the opportunity to help you build your nest egg over the long-term and continue to endeavor to provide you with useful information to help you make sound decisions along the way.

Warm Regards,

Windermere Real Estate