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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 [...]

Home Just Listed on Prospect Hill in North Tacoma – $1,550,000

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 [...]

Buyer Demand Still Outpacing the Supply of Homes for Sale

  The price of any item is determined by the supply of that item, as well as market demand. The National Association [...]

Just Listed in Old Town

Home Prices: The Difference 5 Years Makes

The economists at CoreLogic recently released a special report entitled, Evaluating the Housing Market Since the Great Recession. The goal of the report was to [...]

7 home maintenance tasks sellers must do before listing

Proactive is the buzzword when addressing both cosmetic and mechanical components of a listing It’s that time of year again, the [...]

Low Inventory Pushes Home Prices Higher

According to CoreLogic’s latest Home Price Index, prices appreciated by 6.9% year-over-year from December 2016 to December 2017 on a national level. This marks [...]

2 Major Myths Holding Back Home Buyers

Urban Institute recently released a report entitled, “Barriers to Accessing Homeownership,” which revealed that “eighty percent of consumers either are unaware of how much lenders [...]

10 Tile Layouts You Haven’t Thought Of

10 Tile Layouts You Haven’t Thought Of

Local Market Update

See the table below.  I’ve taken a snapshot of our market to show just one story in our market this year.  [...]


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.