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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 “thepointsguy.com” – 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 [...]

Get Organized

15 Smart Ideas From Beautifully Organized Pantries

Where Are Interest Rates Headed in 2019?

The interest rate you pay on your home mortgage has a direct impact on your monthly payment. The higher the rate, [...]

Homeowners Aged 65+ Have 48x More Net Worth Than Renters

Every three years, the Federal Reserve conducts their Survey of Consumer Finances in which they collect data across all economic and social groups. Their latest [...]

Further Proof It’s NOT 2008 All Over Again

Home sales numbers are leveling off, the rate of price appreciation has slowed to more historically normal averages, and inventory is [...]

Buyers: Don’t Be Surprised by Closing Costs!

Many homebuyers think that saving for their down payment is enough to buy the house of their dreams, but what about [...]

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SHANNON BELL-PETERSON, TACOMA REAL ESTATE EXPERT

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.