Sponsor spotlight: Spot home damage before it’s too late

Homeowners are well advised to conduct regular checks around their homes. By keeping their eyes peeled, they have a better chance at preventing a small leak from becoming major water damage, an improperly sealed window from turning into a significant mold issue, and so on. Here are some general tips for keeping your home in…

A tour of the nearly-finished Terrace Station apartments

NextMLT.com took a recent tour of the Terrace Station Building 1, the new apartment complex being built adjacent to the Lynnwood Link light rail alignment just south of the current Mountake Terrace Transit Center. New resident move-in doesn’t start until Jan. 2, but homes are now leasing at terracestationapts.com. Common areas will include: Indoor/outdoor lounge,…



Baguus Little Asia Restaurant coming to downtown Mountlake Terrace

Atlas 236, the new mixed-use building at the northeast corner of 236th Street Southwest and 56th Avenue West, is nearly complete and the owner already has plans for one of the commercial spaces, NextMLT.com said. Baguus Little Asia, a Pan-Asian restaurant, will be opening in mid-2021 in one of the spaces along 236th. AFCO &…

Sponsor spotlight: How to solve a storage shortage in your home

As communities across the country practice social distancing to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, you might have more people in your home than usual. Whether it’s your college student who has moved home earlier than expected, or young kids spending more time at home than normal, finding storage for blankets, clothes, books,…

‘Donate to Illuminate’ fundraiser to benefit Washington Kids in Transition

Real estate company Six Degrees Team is hosting a “Donate to Illuminate” fundraiser for Washington Kids in Transition, which supports students and families in need in the Edmonds School District. Give $5 or more to Washington Kids In Transition, and you’ll be entered to win $1,000 in professionally installed holiday lights at your home. To donate and…

Sponsor spotlight: Five burning questions about fireplace safety

Fireplaces provide a generous amount of warmth and add a special ambiance to your home. Before you relax and enjoy your fireplace during the fall and winter months, here are key answers to common questions about how to safely enjoy this unique home feature. How do I know if my fireplace needs repairs? Before the…

Sponsor spotlight: Get your yard ready for winter

This month, homeowners in the Pacific Northwest are feeling a hint of fall in the air. As we squeeze out the last few weeks of outdoor adventures, we can also take steps to ensure that next year’s lawn and garden can withstand all the fun we come up with. What worked this year? Take a…

Hands in the Dirt: MLT gardening tips for November

Not much new to be done in the garden this month.  Clean up and prep for winter is still the name of the game. The only annuals to plant in the ground are for harvest next year, including greens, peas, garlic, and flowers.  Planting now can get you a few weeks jump start on spring….

Sponsor spotlight: How to hire an honest contractor

With storm season upon us, homeowners may find it necessary to call in professionals to help repair damage to their homes. It’s an unfortunate fact of life that after a natural or man-made disaster, there are people who will try to profit from a community’s misfortune. But a fly-by-night contractor is one disaster you can…

Sponsor spotlight: Trends from Irons Brothers Construction’s Remodeled Home Tour

Nestled in the heart of Richmond Highlands, this unique French-colonial style home was updated adding a special French-inspired kitchen. This project was featured in The Seattle Times article “Remodeling During Covid-19? Tips for Keeping Your Home Safe.” See more photos and details on the virtual home tour at www.ironsbc.com/2020-remodeled-home-tours. Our structural engineers, cabinet designer, interior designer, carpenter…

Hands in the Dirt: MLT gardening tips for October

After the mad dash this week to soak up those last few rays of sun and 70-degree days, soon the garden will transition to mostly clean up. A few annuals can still be planted in the vegetable garden — mostly seeds for overwintering crops like garlic, onions, and peas, that you won’t be able to…

Five townhomes being considered for 236th St SW property

A pre-application site plan has been submitted for a five townhome project at the southeast corner of 236th Street Southwest and 55th Avenue West, according to NextMLT. The project would be on one 0.17 acre lot in the RS-T Transitional zone that has been vacant for many years. The RS-T zone allows single-family residential, townhomes…

Hands in the Dirt: MLT gardening tips for September 2020

The rain on Monday and the cooler nights are starting to make it feel like fall. Have you noticed signs that your plants feel it, too? Luckily our gardening days are not yet numbered since we are projected to get back into the 80s this week, which should help ripen the rest of those green…

NextMLT: Former Handy Mart site and Terrace East Apartments for sale

Two adjoining properties at the southwest corner of 228th Street Southwest and 44th Avenue West have been listed for sale for $4.5 million, NextMLT reports. After being operated as a store called Handy Mart for many years, the store on the corner property shut down in 2015 due to unpaid tax bills and the 0.54…

Hands in the Dirt: MLT Gardening Tips for August

It feels like summer just started, but the days are starting to get shorter and the plants will soon be showing signs of the coming of fall. Hopefully you are reaping what you sowed back in spring and your garden is producing like crazy. To keep it going for a bit longer, make sure to…

Hands in the Dirt: MLT gardening tips for July

Ah, July. Time for summer to officially begin — but not until after the holiday, of course! July is a bit of a limbo month for a lot of gardeners. The heat is building; heat lovers are growing like crazy, spring planted greens may be bolting and going to seed, and while the last of…

Hands in the Dirt: MLT gardening tips for June

Welcome to June, even though it kind of still feels like May with the rain and cool nights we’ve been having. Nighttime temperatures are still hovering around the 50-degree mark, which means depending on your garden microclimate, tender plants like tomatoes, peppers, and eggplant can still benefit from a little extra protection like a cloche…

Hands in the Dirt: MLT gardening tips for May

Can you believe it’s May? If you weren’t busy in the garden yet, you’re about to be! Nighttime temperatures are still hopping around in the mid-40s, so hold off on transplanting your heat-loving plants like tomatoes and peppers in the ground until our lows are consistently over 50°F.  It may feel good to set out…

Sponsor spotlight: Dream up a more functional, appealing garage

When you think about the spaces in your home where you most enjoy spending your time, the garage may not be at the top of your list. Here are some ways to make it a more functional — dare we say — attractive space. Wall, freestanding and overhead storage There are several types of sturdy,…

10 cottage homes planned for 240th St SW site

Landsverk Quality Homes, a developer based in Mountlake Terrace, is proposing a cottage home development on a 1-acre site off 240th Street Southwest, NextMLT reports. Landsverk purchased the property earlier this year for $750,000. In 2008, the city of Mountlake Terrace passed a housing choices ordinance which allowed for alternatives to typical single family residential development….

Sponsor spotlight: Caliber is committed to our customers

During the Coronavirus outbreak, Caliber Home Loans, Inc. is actively monitoring announcements from state and local governments about essential businesses. Rest assured, we remain open and fully operational.  We are living through an unprecedented and consequential time in our country, and we’re dedicated to serving our customers throughout this difficult period. We are following all…

Hands in the Dirt: MLT gardening tips for April

While the world is in a very interesting place, at least gardening has not been canceled. We can trust that if we plant seeds in soil, and provide water and sunlight, the seed will sprout. Bring on April! If you are new to gardening and looking for plants or seeds, you still have many local…