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Just Listed in Puyallup – 2+ Acre Farm – $655,000

15012 109th St E, Puyallup 98374 Puyallup Gentleman's Farm on 2+ acres. Superbly maintained 1-level home with spacious rooms & comfortable [...]


Tacoma finally get it right on ADUs?  See link below to News Tribune article – it looks like some policies might [...]

According to this Washington Post article, many renters are wanting to become homeowners – some folks prefer the ease of renting, [...]


“According to Mansion Global’s 2019 Year Ahead report, more high-end condo buyers are forgoing flashy amenities like car-carrying elevators in favor [...]


I learned something new last week – during an inspection we learned that the home my clients will be purchasing needs [...]

Just Listed in Lakewood – Tacoma Country Club – $950,000

25 Forest Glen Lane SW, Lakewood 98498 This home is truly Special-it's not the norm to find a home so beautifully [...]

7 Things To Avoid After Applying for a Mortgage!

Congratulations! You’ve found a home to buy and have applied for a mortgage! You are undoubtedly excited about the opportunity to [...]

Preparing to Spring Forward

Some Highlights: In the majority of the country, this weekend marks the start of Daylight Savings Time as we set our [...]

No Worries… Home Prices Coming in for a SOFT Landing

Home prices have appreciated considerably over the last five years. This has some concerned that we may be in for another [...]

Millionaire To Millennials: Don’t Get Stuck Renting A Home… Buy One!

In a CNBC article, self-made millionaire David Bach explained that: “The biggest mistake millennials are making is not buying their first [...]

Where Did Americans Move in 2018?

Some Highlights: Every year United Van Lines conducts their National Movers Study by tracking their customer’s movement state-to-state over the course [...]

My Dad

12 years ago today my Dad passed away – in some ways it feels like it was yesterday and in some [...]

Amazing Art Works – by Heather Ernst

I just love Heather’s work and  have had several of you comment, inquire and even purchase, thus I will continue to [...]

News from Metro Parks

We are so lucky to have the parks we have and the continued commitment to improvement.  Our parks – another great [...]

Tacoma Videos

I always appreciate a bit of history and nostalgia.  One Tacoma resident is sharing these vintage videos.  If you find one [...]

The Cost Across Time [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some Highlights: With interest rates still around 4.5%, now is a great time to look back at where rates have been [...]

Your Credit Score

One website I look at quite regularly is called “” – it mainly focuses on ways to use points/miles to maximize [...]

Think you’re ready to buy a house? Here’s 4 signs.

“Am I ready to buy a house, or should I just keep renting?” It’s one of the questions that we hear [...]

How to Simply Increase Your Family Wealth by Paying for Housing

Everyone should realize that unless you are living somewhere rent-free, you are paying a mortgage – either yours or your landlord’s. [...]

Excited About Buying A Home This Year? Here’s What to Watch

As we kick off the new year, many families have made resolutions to enter the housing market in 2019. Whether you [...]

What Makes a House a Home For You?

We frequently talk about why it makes sense to buy a home financially, but more often than not the emotional reasons [...]

No Bubble Here! How New Mortgage Standards Are Helping

Real estate is shifting to a more normal market; the days of national home appreciation topping 6% annually are over and [...]


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.