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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 [...]

Still waiting to buy?

Why waiting to buy a home may not be a good idea. What If I Wait Until Next Year to Buy [...]

Number of homes for sale is up, and so are the prices

By Debbie Cockrell And Kate Martin n - June 06, 2018 08:00 AM At least there are more homes for sale [...]

Just Listed – 2 Homes in Steilacoom – $700,000

Incredible opportunity-2 homes and a huge shop on .78 acres. Larger home completely updated-a great blend of luxury and charm-modern kitchen [...]

Investor Alert! Just Listed in NE Tacoma – $375,000

Investor alert – home and 2 parcels - 12,321 sf of property. Charming home with Bay/Port views has an open floor [...]

Just Listed in North Tacoma – $450,000

Tree lined streets with sidewalks, lawn mowers humming, birds singing–a wonderful N. Tacoma locale. Meticulous owners for past 40 years have [...]

Just Listed In South Tacoma – $325,000

Built in 2004 this home is like brand new. Especially, when you consider the 2013 kitchen remodel that “grew” the home [...]

Just Listed – North Slope – $500,000

Lovingly restored Victorian in desirable N. Slope. Home was completely remodeled from the studs out in 2015. Plenty of architectural charm–box [...]

NEW PRICE – Prospect Hill in North Tacoma – $1,499,995  

Just Listed in North Tacoma – $885,000

Stunning updated Craftsman Home in a desirable N. Tacoma locale! Open design on main floor w/modern details and many luxury finishes [...]


The probability  is “minimal” that home prices will decline in our area over the next 2 years (if ever!)  Current market [...]

Powder Room Ideas

For great ideas on how give the smallest room in  your home the biggest personality go this great article I found [...]

Engineered Hardwood

I’m seeing more and more engineered hardwood these days and have become a fan.  Here are a few examples of the [...]


  Whitney Weaver grew up mere blocks from where she lives now with her family in what's known as the McCullough [...]

The Power of “Smell”

When we’ve been away for a few days and return home, we always find that our house seems to have a [...]

Just Listed in University Place – Beckonridge – $399,950

"Groovy" 1-level home with plenty of substance-newer roof, furnace, electrical panel, windows, decks and paint both inside/outside. You’ll enjoy the benefits [...]

America’s Blueprint

How to hide your TV

We’ve all gotten used to our giant TV's hanging on our walls like a piece of art, but if you’re looking [...]

New Proctor Store – Lapis

Finally got a chance to stop in to this “fancy” new N. End store – they have great jewelry pieces and [...]

Childhood Homes of Famous People

Which one is most like yours? Can’t say mine was like any of these, but fun to see where people grew [...]

Yes – we are more crowded!   

This recent New Tribune article says that 64,000 people moved into our area just last year.  I believe it – lots [...]


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.