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All Blog Entries by Stacy Houle

Found 84 blog entries published by Stacy Houle.

New dream homes, a growing community, and many happy memories—it may already be 2019 but we wanted to take just a moment to look back at the amazing year that just ended. Since Suncadia Real Estate was established in 2003, the company has been dedicated to selling homes, homesites and condos to families eager to join our community. And we’re happy to report that 2018 was a very good year.

 

 

 

“Seattle is one of the fastest growing cities in the US,” says Richard Seay, Vice President of Suncadia Real Estate. Spurred by companies like Amazon and Microsoft, the economy is booming and Suncadia has become a favorite destination with working families who seek an idyllic year-round escape from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Last year,

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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 Matt Rudolph of Gravitate Design & Build.

Who We Are

We specialize in designing and building high end custom homes and have been involved in the construction industry since the ‘90s. Usually I gravitate towards simple and modern designs however we have done quite a few Craftsman-style homes for clients. At the end of the day, we are here to design and build

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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 Barbara Pickens, Principal at 4D Architects.

Founded 34 years ago by Seattle architect Barbara Pickens and Eastside designer Ben Mulder, 4D Architects is noted for exceptional creativity and commitment to quality design. The architects work with each client to consider design choices that are both cost-effective and sustainable in terms of energy and

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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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