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Email scams target real estate industry, intercept buyer closing money at last minute

Imagine scrimping and saving for a down payment to buy a home when a scammer swoops in and steals all that [...]

Weird things that “got junk” has picked up

I always lament about the junk I have in my garage and closets (how does this happen?!)  Fortunately,  I don’t have [...]

Lending

Many people aim to have the 20% down to avoid PMI (private mortgage insurance) in their monthly payment.  While this is [...]

Black Kitchens

Bright, white kitchens are as popular as they are timeless, but have you ever considered black? Get inspired to try a [...]

Forbes Ranks Seattle #1

I know we aren’t Seattle . but we’re close – so whatever happens up there tends to impact us over time.   [...]

In Service to Others

I truly enjoy sharing my real estate findings with you via print and digital newsletter.  I try to “curate” articles from [...]

ROT

The most common “malady” at a home inspection is rot – Welcome to Wet Washington!  Here’s an environmentally sensitive way to [...]

“Free and Clear” Mortgage Rates – how do we compare?

Thought this was interesting – Seattle seems to be carrying quite hefty mortgages.  I think Tacoma is better off, but as [...]

Looking for a signature piece of art?

Artist Heather Ernst has recently moved to our area and I think her work is pretty amazing.  You can find more [...]

Average Home Prices in North Tacoma Over The Last 10 Years

I recently wondered what our average prices have done in the last 10  years, so I did a bit of research.  [...]

Price Reduced – American Lake Waterfront Gem – $1,350,000

8921 N. Thorne Lane, Lakewood All you could possibly want in a lakefront home and retreat! Main home is wrapped in [...]

Looking For Some Fun Fall Events?

Oktoberfest Northwest opens at Puyallup fairgrounds Oct. 9th - Ticket info. here. Orting Red Hat Days Oct. 6th - Details here. [...]

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Are We About to Enter a Buyers’ Market?

Home sales are below last year’s levels, home values are appreciating at a slower pace, and there are reports showing purchasing [...]

Home Prices: The Difference 5 Years Makes

CoreLogic recently released their Home Price Index Report. One of the key indicators used in the report to determine the health of the [...]

The Coolest Campers on Wheels

Happier Camper It’s impossible to not feel happy after seeing the aptly named Happier Camper. Though the design is retro, this [...]

Fireplace Wall

New This Week: 7 Living Rooms That Rethink the Fireplace Wall

Is the Real Estate Market Finally Getting Back to Normal?

The housing market has been anything but normal for the last eleven years. In a normal real estate market, home prices [...]

Just Listed in Stadium District – $1,400,000

Extraordinary opportunity in Stadium District! This exquisite home features grand spaces and elegant modern finishes that combine with period detailing to [...]

Just Listed – View Lot in Stadium District – $460,000

VIEW lot in highly desirable Stadium District of N. Tacoma-a rare opportunity to build "new" in a neighborhood of well established [...]

Just Listed in Stadium District – $1,400,000

Extraordinary opportunity in Stadium District! This exquisite home features grand spaces and elegant modern finishes that combine with period detailing to [...]

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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.