NW Seattle Newsletter | December 2020

NW Seattle Newsletter | December 2020

Our December | Newsletter Homeward Bound is now available!

In this issue: We’re excited for our Holiday Food Drive Benefiting the Bitter Lake Food Bank!

Donations to be picked up January 2nd & 3rd

We are organizing a food drive. We hope everyone with a little extra to share can participate. We want to make this as easy as possible for you to give. This means we will come to your home to pick up your donation and deliver it to the food banks for you!

If you live in the North Seattle, Shoreline, or Edmonds area, all you need to do is pack a bag and send Sandra an email with your address and with the subject line “Food Drive”.

Food banks are always in need of any shelf stable food. However their preferred items are:

Canned Fruit | Canned Chili / Stews / Soups | Canned Tuna /Chicken | Canned Beans| Peanut Butter | Multigrain Cereals | Tomato/Pasta Sauce

For canned items pop-top cans are preferred!

Not in the area but still want to help? Visit https://www.northhelpline.org/get-involved/donate-money/ if you’d like to make a monetary donation.

Aside from money and food donations, the Bitter Lake Food Bank is also in need of volunteers. Like most organizations, Covid has impacted the number of volunteers available to help out. Volunteer hours are Thursday and Friday, 10am – 2pm. and Saturday, 9:30am – 2:30pm.

​Information on volunteering and how to sign up can be found on their website: northhelpline.org. As always we showcase a few pets currently available for adoption from the Seattle Animal Shelter.

Visit seattle.gov/animal-shelter/find-an-animal/adopt or https://www.petango.com/ to see all the currently available pets.

Also! Don’t miss our Virtual Home Selling Seminar | 1/21/21 @5:30PM. Visit https://www.brennerhill.com/go/janhomesellingseminar/ to reserve your spot!

We hope you have a great December!

𝐴𝑛𝑑 𝑎𝑠 𝑎𝑙𝑤𝑎𝑦𝑠, 𝑖𝑓 𝑦𝑜𝑢 ℎ𝑎𝑣𝑒 𝑎𝑛𝑦 𝑟𝑒𝑎𝑙 𝑒𝑠𝑡𝑎𝑡𝑒 𝑞𝑢𝑒𝑠𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛𝑠, 𝑓𝑒𝑒𝑙 𝑓𝑟𝑒𝑒 𝑡𝑜 𝑐𝑎𝑙𝑙/𝑡𝑒𝑥𝑡 𝑢𝑠 𝑎𝑛𝑦 𝑡𝑖𝑚𝑒! 𝑊𝑒’𝑟𝑒 𝑎𝑙𝑤𝑎𝑦𝑠 ℎ𝑒𝑟𝑒 𝑡𝑜 ℎ𝑒𝑙𝑝!

Steve (c) 206-769-9577 stevehill@windermere.com

Sandra (c) 206-271-7100 sbrenner@windermere.com

NW Seattle Newsletter | December 2020

Holiday Food Drive Benefitting Bitter Lake Food Bank

Donations to be picked up January 2nd & 3rd

We have hope for 2021 and want to start the year off by helping those in our community! We all know that the need has been great this year and that 2020 has been a year like no other. I’m sure you’ve seen the numerous news articles about the overwhelming need at our local food banks. Food banks across our region are reporting unprecedented numbers  of people relying, at least in part, on food banks. It has been estimated that more than 2 million Washingtonians have experienced food insecurity in 2020.

We are organizing a food drive. We hope everyone with a little extra to share can participate.

We want to make this as easy as possible for you to give. This means we will come to your home to pick up your donation and deliver it to the food banks for you!

All you need to do is pack a bag and send Sandra an email with the subject line “Food Drive”.

We will be collecting donations the weekend of January 2nd and 3rd. Honestly, we can’t think of a better way to spend the first weekend in 2021! We are limiting our pickup areas to North Seattle, Shoreline and Edmonds.

If you are outside those areas, please consider a monetary donation to the North Helpline. This is the organization that runs the Bitter Lake and Lake City Food Banks. Visit https://www.northhelpline.org/get-involved/donate-money/ if you would like to donate money.

Curious what to pack in your donation bag? Pretty much any shelf stable food will work! Baby supplies, such as diapers of all sizes, (but especially infants, baby wipes and formula are also in high demand. Personal hygiene products as well as pet food are also welcome. They do not accept any medicines or open products.

Food banks are always in need of any shelf stable food. However their preferred items are:

Canned Fruit | Canned Chili / Stews / Soups | Canned Tuna /Chicken | Canned Beans | Peanut Butter | Multigrain Cereals | Tomato/Pasta Sauce

For canned items pop-top cans are preferred!

Aside from money and food donations, the Bitter Lake Food Bank is also in need of volunteers. Like most organizations, Covid has impacted the number of volunteers available to help out. Volunteer hours are Thursday and Friday, 10am – 2pm. and Saturday, 9:30am – 2:30pm. Information on volunteering and how to sign up can be found on their website: northhelpline.org


Adoptable Pets at the Seattle Animal Shelter

Meet Tola!

Tola is in a foster home, and is currently not at the shelter. Tiny Tola is looking for a best friend to protect and love him! He takes a little time to warm up to new people and situations, but once he does he wants to be the center of your world: he is a lovebug, snuggler, and also won’t say no to a bit of play (not too much please – he can get nervous or overstimulated and besides he’s a dignified older gentleman thank you very much!).

Tola would prefer to be your only pet. However, he may do okay with a mellow animal companion if there isn’t too much competition for your attention (or lap!). A quiet and calm household will be best for him, possibly with respectful older children. As a elder statesman, Tola has some mild hip dysplasia and arthritic pain which sometimes causes him to “hobble” when he walks. However, he seems hardly phased by this! He has a spring in his step and will happily jump to get your attention, run up the stairs after you, and jump up on the couch to curl up right next to you. He will need to be on long term pain medications, but easily takes his meds with dinner. He has quite the appetite for weighing in under 9 pounds!

If you are a family who can respect his need for patience, space, and work with him while he becomes comfortable in his new home, he’ll repay you with all his love!

Meet Petunia!

Petunia is a sweet, independent little cat. Her day consists of curling up next to you on the couch for a while between her busy schedule of looking out the window, and napping in a cozy corner. But watch out – are you getting up for a break? Like any good work-from-home co-worker, she will happily steal your chair! Petunia currently takes two daily medications, easily administered with her food, to manage her hyperthyroidism and digestive issues, along with a special diet and probiotics. Her two health issues are briefly described below, with detailed information available upon request.

From Seattle Animal Shelter Veterinary Services: “Petunia was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism in July of 2020, which is well-controlled by a twice daily medication. Hyperthyroidism is a somewhat common feline condition in older cats and can be progressive. There is detailed information about alternative treatments and long-term prognosis, which we can provide or which your vet can tell you about.

“Petunia came to us with chronic diarrhea and was treated for several intestinal parasites which improved her condition considerably. However, she might also have triaditis and/or Irritable Bowel Disease which has improved noticeably with a 3-way daily regimen: a low dose steroid medication, a prescription “single protein” diet, and a daily probiotic powder on her food. Just in case you’re wondering, Petunia uses her litter box very well! “The medications and the prescription diet are long-term commitments. The diet should only be modified gradually and under the supervision of your own veterinarian, but she has been doing well and we do not recommend changing it. We have more detailed information which includes cost estimates. “Petunia is available as a special needs medical adoption for a reduced fee. She has a great personality and is very affectionate. Like all senior cats, she is recommended to have a senior exam and labwork every 6 months or sooner if her health changes. She will also likely need future dental care.”

She is currently fostered in Capitol Hill as she waits for her permanent home.

Meet Harvey!

Meet Harvey, he is a super friendly handsome rabbit who is very social and easygoing. He doesn’t mind being picked up and being petted and enjoys exploring his area. He loves to eat carrots and parsley and digging in his hay trough. Harvey is available for adoption!

Check out his new video! http://ws.petango.com/webservices/adoptablesearch/wsYouTubeVideo.aspx?videoid=WhWOcAo46TU

Meet Chicle!
Meet Chicle! He’s a bouncy, affectionate little guy with that wants to be glued to your side or in your lap whenever physically possible. He wants to be your only dog, and would do best in a household with older kids or adults only.

To meet Chicle, send an application (found here) http://www.seattle.gov/Documents/Departments/AnimalShelter/Dog%20Adoption%20Questionnaire_Fillable.pdf to animalcare@seattle.gov

Your referrals help improve the lives of local shelter animals…

We are happy that we can help out the Seattle Animal Shelter. If anyone you know is considering making a move, wanting to buy or sell their home, please refer them to us. They will receive excellent care and service. And as you know, we back our performance for both Buyers and Sellers with our Performance Guarantees. Not only will your friends and family receive our award winning service, but we also donate a portion of our commission to support the Help The Animals Fund. It’s our way of saying Thank You for your loyalty and trust. So YES! your referrals help local shelter animals.

We want to make it easy to refer your friends, neighbors, associates or family members considering making a move. Here are your options:

1. Visit www.brennerhill.com/about/referralrewards

2. Email Sandra with your referrals at sbrenner@windermere.com.

3. Of course you can always call or text us directly. We would love to hear from you.                                            

You can reach Steve at 206-769-9577 or Sandra at 206-271-7100

You and your referrals mean the world to us. Please know we are extremely thankful for you being a part of our business.

With much appreciation,

Sandra & Steve


Virtual Home Selling Seminar

Thursday, January 21st 5:30PM-7:30PM

Thinking about Selling your home? We are excited to host our ever-popular Home Selling Seminar. You won’t want to miss this information packed, no-obligation, 2 hour event. You will get expert advice from us on the home selling process, learn how to avoid unnecessary costs when preparing your home for sale and defend yourself against unwarranted inspection repair demands from Buyers.

Also attending will be our preferred lender, Dietrich Miklautsch, Branch Manager with Guild Mortgage. You’ll learn about flexible loan options that make it easier for you to transition into a new home including a cross-collateral loan product that allows you to purchase a new home without the need to sell your current home first. Brandal Gehr from VI Inspections will also be on hand. You will learn some of the more common issues that come up during an inspection and what you should do now to prepare your home for an inspection.

The get your Zoom link to this information packed seminar,

contact Sandra at 206-271-7100 or sbrenner@windermere.com. 

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