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Rental Scams

A recent KOMO article sent a warning about scammers posting bogus rental listings on reputable websites.  Of course, victims can lose [...]

Just Listed – $425,000 – 6th Ave. Neighborhood

3716 S 8th St, Tacoma, WA 98405 Extra special in desirable 6th Avenue neighborhood. This home was restored in 2005 and [...]

View Home in Old Town – $1,400,000 – Just Listed

2706 N 31st, Tacoma, WA 98407 A unique North Tacoma home -“like new” with a view! Completely taken down to the [...]

Digital Newsletter for January 17th

*|MC:SUBJECT|* *|MC_PREVIEW_TEXT|* View this email in your browser Tacoma Appreciation – Truly Amazing!  In the North Tacoma market, the Median Sales [...]

Happy 2020!

*|MC:SUBJECT|* *|MC_PREVIEW_TEXT|* View this email in your browser The holiday season allowed me some time to think about the patterns that [...]

Year-Over-Year Rental Prices on the Rise

Looking ahead, 2020 is projected to be a strong year for homeownership. According to the Freddie Mac Forecast, “We expect rates to [...]

Happy Friday the 13th!

*|MC:SUBJECT|* *|MC_PREVIEW_TEXT|* View this email in your browser Happy Friday the 13th.  I’m sure most of your are scrambling about preparing [...]

Happy December!

*|MC:SUBJECT|* *|MC_PREVIEW_TEXT|* View this email in your browser Interest Rates Remain Crazy Low WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. long-term mortgage rates held [...]

$1650 / 1100ft2 – Office/Commercial Space for Lease on 6th Avenue

Fully renovated office/commercial space in historic 1900 building with high visibility on 6th Avenue. This unit has 800 square feet of [...]

Digital Newsletter for Nov. 20

*|MC:SUBJECT|* *|MC_PREVIEW_TEXT|* View this email in your browser WHAT DO YOU WANT IN A HOME? The National Association of Realtors reports [...]


During our travels we got to have lunch in an actual Parisian home.  The home was built in 1870 and current [...]


“According to experts, a person is considered financially independent when they have 25 times their annual expenses saved. With this amount, [...]

THANKS – I Needed that!

Thank you for your patience while I was away – Tom and I had a fabulous time visiting Amsterdam and Paris [...]

5 Homebuying Acronyms You Need to Know

Some Highlights: Learning the lingo of homebuying is an important part of feeling successful when buying a home.From APR to P&I, [...]

Home Value Appreciation Continues in Pierce County

Good news – average appreciation rate across the county is at 9%. The Seattle real estate ripple effect continues for Tacoma. [...]

Significance of a Red Door

While it’s always fun to liven up your perspective views with a pop of color, sometimes there is significance in message [...]

Behr 2020 Color Of The Year

Behr’s Color of the Year is “Back to Nature” If you decide to put it use please share your results with [...]

Just Listed – Centrally Located in Tacoma – $300,000

3615 S 15th, Tacoma, WA 98405 Location, location, location! This charming 1925 2 bed/1 bath home enjoys modern updates, open layout, [...]

New Price – Stadium District Condo – $200,000

604 N 3rd St Ct Unit #5, Tacoma, WA 98403 Smart condo living in the desirable Stadium District - large windows [...]

Color Trends 2019

Color Trends From the 2019 Maison & Objet Design Show

Consumers Overestimate Mortgage Needs

Take a Quiz to Test Your Knowledge!  Homebuyer surveys continue to show that there is a large gap between perception and [...]

Local Business Shout Out – HammondKnoll Rug Cleaning

Recently, my beloved Bernese Mtn. Dog, Winnie, decided that our guest bedroom was her own private restroom.  If she wasn’t so [...]

Just Listed in Federal Way – $360,000

Well loved rambler on large corner lot-this is the one you've been waiting for. Tucked into a quiet cul-de-sac setting, yet [...]

Our Great-Grandparents had Sears and Roebuck, We Have Amazon The New Home Kit Trend

Amazon dives into home sales with new $105K property With 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, the new home dwarfs the tiny [...]


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.