There are many areas that can be described by what you are asking about.. My wife and I fit exactly the same description. And you can grow just about anything short of tropical plants here. But the Wife even has bougainvillea thriving...She's a huge gardener..
Madison Park & Capital Hill in Seattle. Or Medina and Kirkland nearer to Bellevue. Your choices will be price driven. One determining factor will be how often you need to go to Bellevue. There are 2 ways to get across the Lake from Seattle, and one is a toll bridge.
Fireworks may be the tricky part here: There are a lot of Native American reservations surrounding the greater metro area. Almost all sell fireworks of the legal and illegal kind since they are almost beyond Government regulation. Getting away from minor episodes will be tough, but there are outlying neighborhoods that (try to) ban explosives..
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When a property is scheduled for a sherrifs auction it's open to the public to bid. The minimum bidding price isn't known until either that day, or late the night before. Very rarely does a property actually sell at the auction. There's no way to tour the property beforehand, all purchases are made in cash, and there's no guarantee to the condition. It's very, very, risky. Feel free to contact me for more info.... more
Don't despair, your credit score is within striking distance of an FHA mortgage. FHA requires 3.5% down payment. FHA was designed for people with 'crappy' credit.
Here's a tip for improving your credit. Get a Capital One pre-paid credit card, or one of their low-balance entry-level MasterCard's. Charge an item or two and then pay off the balance. Keep the balance on the credit card under 50% of the credit limit or it will hurt your credit score rather than helping it. In a few months, your careful use of credit will improve your FICO score.
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The public records indicate a sale on the subject property occurred in January of this year, and was recorded on September 11, 2013. The owner is a married couple, who have been associated with this property since 2007. I hope this answers your question.... more