We are house-hunting in the Seattle area. Looking at property with water views. Willing to pay the higher price that comes with a view. But I'm reading some horror stories about how a neighbor will build a tower in front of your view, or neighbors who refuse to trim their tall shrubs. And then your view is obscured and your property value drops.
How do I research this? How can I know if the viewshed is protected or not? What sort of monitoring would I need to do over the years?
I will ask my realtor to research it, but I'd like to hear from people with experience with this issue.
posted by valannc
on Jun 3, 2009 -
How do bands in cities practice? I've got the band, I need the space. [more inside]
posted by tmcw
on May 20, 2009 -
Washington, DC - My girlfriend and I are going to DC next weekend. I've spent about a day in DC, and she's never been there, but we're considering living there at some point in the distant future. What should we do over the weekend to start getting a feel for whether we'd enjoy living there? [more inside]
posted by Jaltcoh
on May 15, 2009 -
Carpet Filter: My company in Washington, DC is looking for an eco-friendly company to come and clean our carpets. [more inside]
posted by alexherder
on May 12, 2009 -
Are there good coffeehouses for study/work on weekends
in DC? I'm looking for someplace comfortable & quirky (not Starbucks) that isn't totally overrun -- think Tryst or B&P without the weekend mobs. Does such a place exist?
posted by Westringia F.
on May 9, 2009 -
How serious an offense is it when your employer refuses to give you a meal break? [more inside]
posted by levijk
on May 7, 2009 -
I need recommendations for a career coach or career counselor in the Seattle area. I'm in my mid-40s, just got laid off for the 5th time throughout my 13 years in the web/tech industry, and have been thinking for a few months that I need a change, but I don't know what my next move is. I think I want more meaning in my work life instead of just going through the motions building the next widget for synergistic end to end solutions or some other corporate B.S. I don't just want a career counselor who will give me a bunch of tests and say "you should be a journalist or a librarian or whatever", I really want someone who will help me figure out how to be more fulfilled in my work life.
posted by matildaben
on May 7, 2009 -
How can I set up an automatic email notification thing for news-of-the-weird type stuff as it happens in Oregon and Washington (not DC)? Google alerts doesn't seem this customizable. CNN news alerts do, maybe. Any other options?
posted by gottabefunky
on Apr 29, 2009 -
What would be the best way to live in DC yet work in Germantown, MD? [more inside]
posted by Loto
on Apr 28, 2009 -
[Seattle filter] We just moved to the West Edge neighborhood in Seattle, near Pike Street Market. Need suggestions on where to buy stuff, services, parks, etc. We've been in Seattle for two days and we love it. [more inside]
posted by valannc
on Apr 26, 2009 -
I'm looking for extremely primitive beach camping sites (preferably on the Chesapeake) in the DC/MD/VA area. I'm talking about places with no running water, no bathrooms, nothing but nature for miles around. Assateague Island's backcountry camping sites
are a perfect example of what I'm looking for. Any suggestions? Thanks!
posted by charmston
on Apr 25, 2009 -
International Travel novice: What do I need to know that I don't know that I don't know? [more inside]
posted by b33j
on Apr 17, 2009 -
In the Washington, DC area, looking for bikes. Where should we go to buy, what bikes should we buy, and what questions should we ask? [more inside]
posted by smurdah
on Apr 8, 2009 -
If I interned for 3 months in Seattle but live and go to school in Wisconsin, do I need to pay WI state tax on the money I made over the summer in Washington, which has no state tax? [more inside]
posted by mezamashii
on Feb 11, 2009 -
How early must one arrive to be reasonably assured of getting a seat at the daily free concerts on the Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC? [more inside]
posted by imjustsaying
on Dec 26, 2008 -
In the late seventies or early eighties there was a song with a lyric something like:
I got a call last night from Washington/(the President)
Do you recognize it? [more inside]
posted by Lentrohamsanin
on Dec 24, 2008 -
Should I bring my 7-year-old son to see the Inauguration? Or, how much cold and crowding would you
endure to be present at a major historical event (and so your son could tell his children, "I was there.")? [more inside]
posted by underthehat
on Dec 20, 2008 -
Travel with Electronics to Washington DC filter: are there any reliable, inexpensive electronics shops in D.C. to find an AC-to-USB converter? [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief
on Nov 20, 2008 -
What plants are suitable for putting on our deck in Seattle? There's no yard/soil, so they must live in containers. The deck is quite large so I was thinking about large decorative plants like small trees or some form of bamboo. Climate-wise, we have the typical PNW weather of moist winters that only fall below freezing a few days out of the year. Also, we are completely ignorant of gardening and would rather have something that can survive with a minimum of attention.
posted by matildaben
on Nov 18, 2008 -
Unlike Maine lobstermen
, I'm happy that the price of lobster is falling. But where is the best place to eat lobster out near Washington DC at a reasonable price? All the places I can see are swanky joints that are crazy expensive.
posted by TrashyRambo
on Nov 10, 2008 -
Tell me about some great yoga or Pilates teachers in DC who work with older students. My mom has chronic pain issues, arthritis and osteoporosis. We would like to work with someone to set up a gentle routine that she can do at home.
posted by freshwater_pr0n
on Nov 8, 2008 -
I just passed MA and am considering a move to DC. I'm looking for advice on which bar exam to potentially sit for in February 2009. [more inside]
posted by smallstatic
on Nov 4, 2008 -
Should I take the train from Olympia to Wenatchee, WA? Am I going to get stuck running hours late on these particular routes, even travelling a relatively short distance?? [more inside]
posted by dahliachewswell
on Nov 1, 2008 -
Is there any way I can get relatively current Washington, DC police/fire/EMT dispatch information onlineor on my desktop? [more inside]
posted by Inspector.Gadget
on Oct 19, 2008 -
I just received a job offer that would necessitate moving to DC. Is the offer sufficient? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Oct 7, 2008 -
If you were going to Washington, DC for a week and were the kind of person who likes to do the museum thing by day and go out to eat/drink/merry at night, where would you stay?
I'm headed down there Mon-Thur next week and have no clue
posted by jsavimbi
on Oct 2, 2008 -