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Family Green Fest at Fairwood Greens July 18

Fairwood Greens is going green – really and truly green, on Saturday, July 18. Join us for a recycle celebration from noon-3 p.m. at Allen Park in Fairwood Greens.

Bring your recyclables (details below) and munch on a hot dog from the Hawaiian Hot Dog Company while you get to know your neighbors.

Free bouncy house and giveaways!

There’ll be a free bouncy house for the kids, and free giveaways for the first 200 visitors.

Bouncy House at Recycle Event

The festival is sponsored by the Rosie Rourke Team (John L. Scott Real Estate) as our way of saying thank-you for your real estate business.

Free recycling

Recycling Trucks

1 Green Planet, a non-profit organization, is offering free recycling at the event for the following items:

  • Appliances – washers, dryers, refrigerators, etc.
  • Electronics – televisions, stereos, etc.
  • Scrap Metal, machinery, circuit boards, etc.
  • Computers (secure data destruction, PCs, laptops, printers, monitors, etc.)
  • Cell phones
  • Batteries (car, computer, etc.)
  • Medical equipment
  • Ink and toner

Free shredding

Bring your confidential papers for shredding by Confidential Data Disposal. They’ll shred your papers and recycle them – no one will see or touch your materials from the time of removal until they are destroyed in the shredder.

Save the date

Mark your calendar for Saturday, July 18, noon-3 p.m. Allen Park is on the corner of 145th Ave. SE and SE 167th Street in Renton.

Rosie at Recycle Event

Be sure to invite you neighbors! See you there.

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Tip for New Construction Visit

tipforconstructionAfter running into this challenging situation several times throughout my career, I thought you might benefit from this tip during your home search.

When you visit a new construction neighborhood, the site agent may ask you to sign a registration card. If you mark the box that you do not have an agent, the site agent will assume you will be using them to represent you.

In most cases, the site agent represents the seller.

Who represents you? That’s the rub!

Then I get the call from a buyer who wants me to represent them, but if the buyer already marked the box “no agent” then my fee to represent them gets discounted by the builder by a whopping 70%!

It is not fair that a buyer cannot freely choose who they want to represent them without ramifications.


When you visit new construction and are asked if you have an agent, say, “Yes…Rosie Rourke, John L. Scott, 206.719.5870.”