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The Most Popular New Living Rooms and Family Rooms

Tacoma’s Night Market – this looks kind of fun!

Tacoma’s Night Market fills the lower level of 734 Pacific Ave. on the first Saturday of every month. The next market [...]

A couple of years ago I made the switch to Re/Max

It was a great decision for me as I feel that Harry Potter’s “sorting hat” put me in the right place.  [...]

And for those of you who are worried about the “sky falling”

Here’s a recent article I read that made me feel more confident about the housing market in general. Top 3 Myths [...]

Pacific Northwest homes continue to appreciate. Here’s how Tacoma is doing.

By Dave Gallagher - August 24, 2018 05:00 AM Big jumps in home values continued across Washington state this spring, [...]

Just Listed – American Lake Waterfront Gem – $1,500,000

8921 N. Thorne Lane, Lakewood All you could possibly want in a lakefront home and retreat! Main home is wrapped in [...]

Dishwasher Care

And, last but not least, a mundane homecare tip. Simple steps to help extend the life of your dishwasher by Consumer [...]

Ceiling Paint?

Thinking about a Fall project? How to Get Your Ceiling Paint Color Right

Bold Kitchen Backsplashes

Because I’m always obsessed with any tile idea I have to share this: Photo Flip: Behold These Bold Kitchen Backsplashes

How Home Appraisals Work

In this buying/selling process we often talk about appraisals coming in “at value” (the agreed upon purchase price), but besides that [...]

Space Saving Furniture

The “small house” craze has brought about some creative ideas that can easily be applied to some “normal” living spaces, click [...]

More Seattle-area home sellers lower list prices as market cools way down

The number of homes for sale across King County jumped 44 percent in July from a year ago, the biggest increase [...]

Just Listed in North Tacoma – $525,000

Classic craftsman in desirable N. End locale-great walking to Proctor or waterfront. Home lives "large" with plenty of spaces that can [...]

Just Listed in Gig Harbor – $475,000

Gig Harbor Trifecta-great neighborhood, convenient locale and a lovely home in superb condition. Kitchen w/storage galore opens to large family room [...]

How Long Do Most Families Live in a House?

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) keeps historical data on many aspects of homeownership. One of their data points, which has changed dramatically, is the [...]

Best park in Washington?

Yeah, it's in Tacoma, according to MONEY magazine By Meredith Spelbring  July 10, 2018 12:48 PM Updated July 10, 2018 [...]

Where We Live

Millennials are more willing than other buyers to give up home features to purchase in their ideal location A Trulia study [...]

Blue, Green and Gray Cabinets Star in the Top New Laundry Rooms

Blue, Green and Gray Cabinets Star in the Top New Laundry Rooms

James Bond-style garage that hides expensive cars underground

Parking is sometimes difficult in the N. End of Tacoma . here’s an idea: It’s the latest must-have for wealthy Londoners: [...]

Just Listed – Gated & Private Lakewood Home – $445,000

Classic 1955 Rambler that makes you truly appreciate the smart design and forward thinking of that era-spacious living rooms with a [...]

Weekend Update – 6.24.18

Beatles Love I recently was in Las Vegas and was able to see the “Beatles Love” show – it was one [...]

When Is a Good Time to Rent? Not Now!

People often ask if now is a good time to buy a home, but nobody ever asks whether or not it’s [...]

New Idea in Design “Fun” – Colorful Grout

Is Colorful Grout the Next Big Trend in Tile Design?

The cabinetry conundrum: stock cabinets, custom or somewhere in between?

by Stephanie Brick May 22 The options are almost endless when it comes to buying new cabinets. It’s all a matter [...]

The cost of waiting to buy a home

The decision to rent or buy requires financial and emotional choices and depends on your job security, lifestyle and commitment to [...]


North Tacoma Living

Are you a newcomer to Pierce County? What might surprise you about living in North Tacoma.

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Shannon Bell-Peterson, a Washington native, has always been one to make the most of her opportunities. Tenacious, enthusiastic and never afraid of hard work, Shannon graduated from Washington State University with a double major in Mathematics and Education. While working for 25 years as an educator, she also began a career in real estate. She enjoys connecting Buyers to their “right fit” homes and helping Sellers move on to their next chapter.