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Just Listed in Gig Harbor – $475,000

Gig Harbor Trifecta-great neighborhood, convenient locale and a lovely home in superb condition. Kitchen w/storage galore opens to large family room and expansive deck-both great for entertaining! A green belt surrounds the back of the property so you have both quiet and privacy. Many features to appreciate - wood floors in living, dining and kitchen, [...]

July 13th, 2018|

How Long Do Most Families Live in a House?

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) keeps historical data on many aspects of homeownership. One of their data points, which has changed dramatically, is the median tenure of a family in a home, meaning how long a family stays in a home prior to moving. As the graph below shows, over the last twenty years (1985-2008), the median tenure [...]

July 13th, 2018|

Best park in Washington?

Yeah, it's in Tacoma, according to MONEY magazine By Meredith Spelbring mspelbring@thenewstribune.com  July 10, 2018 12:48 PM Updated July 10, 2018 07:43 PM The only combined zoo and aquarium in the Northwest, waterfront views and public gardens — what's not to like? MONEY magazine is a believer in Tacoma's Point Defiance Park. The national publication [...]

July 13th, 2018|

Where We Live

Millennials are more willing than other buyers to give up home features to purchase in their ideal location A Trulia study says millennials are more willing than other buyers to compromise on their must-haves to purchase a home they can afford. (Jared Soares for The Washington Post) During the second quarter of this year, U.S. home [...]

July 13th, 2018|

James Bond-style garage that hides expensive cars underground

Parking is sometimes difficult in the N. End of Tacoma . here’s an idea: It’s the latest must-have for wealthy Londoners: a James Bond-style underground garage which delivers expensive cars to the surface at the touch of a button. The sophisticated, hydraulic system allows urban homeowners to hide coveted vehicles beneath a normal-looking driveway. The [...]

July 12th, 2018|

Just Listed – Gated & Private Lakewood Home – $445,000

Classic 1955 Rambler that makes you truly appreciate the smart design and forward thinking of that era-spacious living rooms with a circular flow, broad windows that connect outside to in, and bedrooms on a quieter end of the home. Even better, this one has the modern updates we enjoy today-gleaming hardwoods, kitchens and baths recently [...]

July 12th, 2018|

Weekend Update – 6.24.18

Beatles Love I recently was in Las Vegas and was able to see the “Beatles Love” show – it was one of the most amazing things I’ve ever experienced.  Beatles music combined with the extraordinary acrobatic dancers and aerialist – a feast for the eyes and ears for sure!  Consequently, I’ve been in a “Beatles [...]

June 24th, 2018|

When Is a Good Time to Rent? Not Now!

People often ask if now is a good time to buy a home, but nobody ever asks whether or not it’s a good time to rent. Regardless, we want to make certain that everyone understands that now is NOT a good time to rent. The Census Bureau recently released their 2018 first quarter median rent numbers. According to their [...]

June 12th, 2018|