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5 Achievable New Year’s Resolutions for Happier and Healthier Living

If you’re like us, you probably came up with a few goals to tackle in 2019. Eating healthy? Check. Exercising more? Check. Spending quality time with the family? Check. Here are a few other good-for-you goals that you can easily tackle to kick off the new year. Some of these you can work into your daily routine to achieve balance and reduce stress, no matter what life throws at you.

1. Plan a vacation

People who go on vacation at least twice a year have a lower heart attack risk than those who vacation rarely. Thinking about an upcoming trip? Researchers have found that the mere acting of fantasizing or planning a vacation can boost happiness for weeks. So go ahead, pencil in

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Buying a home, whether for the very first time or not, is an exciting time. At Suncadia, we know how important it is for members of our community to purchase a home they will love for years to come, one that fits their lifestyle and that they are happy to come home to weekend after weekend. That’s why we have partnered with some of the best home builders, architects and lenders in Washington. Here, we chat with Steven Davidson and Ryan Fred who specialize  in homesite and construction loans at First Interstate Bank.

Tell us about First Interstate Bank and your role there.

Founded in 1968, with headquarters in Billings, MT, First Interstate is a community bank offering a variety of services. Our expertise is lot and construction lending for golf

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Building a custom-designed home probably ranks high on every homeowner’s dream list. At Suncadia, we know how important it is for members of our community to build a home they will love for years to come, one that fits their lifestyle and that they are happy to come home to weekend after weekend. That’s why we have partnered with some of the best home builders and architects in Washington. Meet Galen Page, President of Page and Beard Architects.

Established in 1990, Page and Beard is a full service design firm that helps clients through the site development and building design process. “We have designed traditional northwest style homes, Suncadia craftsman and what is now being called modern mountain designs,” says Galen. “Our passion is to

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Buying a home, whether for the very first time or not, is an exciting time. At Suncadia, we know how important it is for members of our community to purchase a home they will love for years to come, one that fits their lifestyle and that they are happy to come home to weekend after weekend. That’s why we have partnered with some of the best home builders, architects and lenders in Washington. Here, we chat with Kristin Jeffries of  Fairway Independent Mortgage Corp. 

Tell me about your role at Fairway Independent Mortgage.

Fairway has been in the mortgage industry for over 20 years. Specifically, my business partner, Shane Kidwell and I, have been working as featured lenders with Suncadia for the past two years. We have offices both in Kittitas

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That’s right, Winterfest is back! We at Suncadia are ready to welcome the holiday season with a festival that celebrates all thing wintery, joyful and fun. The 7-week event kicked off on November 23 with a tree lighting celebration, holiday cookies, caroling (cuz it’s never too early to Christmas carol!), and an early visit from Santa (cuz, let’s be honest, his calendar is pretty open until December 25th) at Dawson Park.

If you missed the Lighting Celebration, don’t worry because there are plenty of opportunities to get in the holiday spirit. You can get a photo taken with Santa December 1, 8, 16; you can send the kids in their PJs to hear Peanut the Penguin read the season’s favorite tales on December 15; you can shop every weekend at the Winter

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Building a custom-designed home probably ranks high on every homeowner’s dream list. At Suncadia, we know how important it is for members of our community to build a home they will love for years to come, one that fits their lifestyle and that they are happy to come home to weekend after weekend. That’s why we have partnered with some of the best home builders and architects in Washington.

Meet Rick Jones, an architect who has focused on designing residential architecture since launching his practice in 1987. For Rick, designing a home goes beyond structure, building codes and budget; it’s about listening to the client and working to create a home designed with a custom look and fit. “I want my client to be happy beyond expectations,” says Rick.

At

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At Suncadia, you step out of urban life and into something that’s all too rare: a place where you know your neighbors instead of just passing them on the way to work. And as visits become longer and more frequent, you get to know the people who help shape Suncadia into a community you hold close to your heart. This column celebrates the Suncadia staff who play a role in the way residents and guests enjoy their time here. Some might be familiar faces or names, and others will be new to you. This week, we chat with Nanci Koss, a Suncadia realtor for more than a dozen years.

THIS IS ME

I’m originally from Northern Virginia but spent a lot of time in the South. I was lucky enough to move to the NW & Suncadia from knowing a marketing company that was

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At Suncadia, you step out of urban life and into something that’s all too rare: a place where you know your neighbors instead of just passing them on the way to work. And as visits become longer and more frequent, you get to know the people who help shape Suncadia into a community you hold close to your heart. This column celebrates the Suncadia staff who play a role in the way residents and guests enjoy their time here. Some might be familiar faces or names, and others will be new to you. This week, we chat with Michael Ramirez, Manager of Resort Activities. He puts the fun in Funcadia.

This is Me

I am originally from Ballard in Seattle. I graduated from Central Washington University in 2015 with a Recreation & Tourism Degree and was immediately

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There’s much to do in Suncadia in the fall season, from hiking and taking in the explosion of color in the forest to Harvest Festival. For those seeking to unwind, there’s Glade Spring Spa, a sanctuary of calm and relaxation built to reflect the spectacular natural landscape that defines Suncadia.

Stop by the Spa on Saturdays from 3:00pm to 5:00pm for Sparkle Hour, during which time guests can soak in the pools, detox in the sauna and steam room, and try the signature cocktail featuring Dry Sparkling Fuji Apple & Vanilla. Think of Saturdays at the spa as Glade Spring’s version of happy hour! Sparkle Hour is sponsored by Dry Soda, a Seattle-based company that makes soda with culinary-inspired flavors.

“One of the best things about visiting the spa

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At Suncadia, you step out of urban life and into something that’s all too rare: a place where you know your neighbors instead of just passing them on the way to work. And as visits become longer and more frequent, you get to know the people who help shape Suncadia into a community you hold close to your heart. This column celebrates the Suncadia staff who play a role in the way residents and guests enjoy their time here. Some might be familiar faces or names, and others will be new to you. This week, we chat with Heidi Hansen, Director of Property Management.

How did you end up at Suncadia?

I am originally from Minnesota and spent the last 28 years in the Idaho/Wyoming area. I was actively looking to make a career move and found the  Director of

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