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Bubble Alert! Is it Getting Too Easy to Get a Mortgage?

There is little doubt that it is easier to get a home mortgage today than it was last year. The Mortgage Credit Availability Index (MCAI), published by the Mortgage Bankers Association, shows that mortgage credit has become more available in each of the last several years. In fact, in just the last year: More buyers [...]

November 22nd, 2017|

The Great Thanksgiving Listen

Dear friend, At a moment when the world feels confusing and unstable to so many of us, we ask you to join us later this month to remember who we really are and where we come from. As all of our programs do, The Great Thanksgiving Listen provides us with an opportunity to foster meaningful [...]

November 20th, 2017|

Amazing Local Custom Art Pieces By Shon Frostad

I went to a great exhibit at Tacoma Maritime Museum last night and my friend, Shon Frostad, has these amazing pieces to display.    He can customize to meet your design preference.  If you’d like further information let me know and I’ll put you in contact with him. 

November 17th, 2017|

Mortgage Interest Rates Are Going Up… Should I Wait to Buy?

Mortgage interest rates, as reported by Freddie Mac, have increased over the last several weeks. Freddie Mac, along with Fannie Mae, the Mortgage Bankers Association and the National Association of Realtors, is calling for mortgage rates to continue to rise over the next four quarters. This has caused some purchasers to lament the fact that they may no longer be able to get a [...]

November 14th, 2017|

Turkey Face Veggie Tray

Ingredients 1 bunch celery, halved lengthwise and cut into 3- to 4-inch pieces 4 medium red sweet peppers, halved and sliced (reserve 1 slice for the face) 4 medium orange sweet peppers, bottom trimmed and reserved, halved and sliced 4 medium yellow sweet peppers, halved and sliced (reserve 1 slice for the face) 2 medium [...]

November 13th, 2017|

19 Tasteful Dining Rooms

Whether your guest list is intimate or immense, these interiors will inspire you to create an elegant space in which to share holiday meals with friends and family. The neutral palette in this Bridgehampton, New York, dining room by Timothy Godbold sets a serene mood, and the round table encourages conversation. Photo by Alec Hemer [...]

November 10th, 2017|

The Incredible Shrinking Yard!

The size of new homes has been growing for decades now, but it’s coming at the expense of yard space America’s homes are getting bigger, but more space comes at a price: the backyard. New single family homes are using land relative to home size at near-record levels, even after considering the number of stories [...]

November 10th, 2017|

Just Listed Near Titlow Beach – $610,000

8226 S 15th St, Tacoma 98465 Beautifully crafted contemporary design in desirable Titlow Beach locale. Open floor plan w/light-filled spaces & luxury galore - wood floors on main level, a huge quartz topped island in the kitchen, high end appliances, gas fireplace, custom blinds, air conditioning & ceiling fans to keep summer days cool. Main [...]

November 9th, 2017|