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“According to experts, a person is considered financially independent when they have 25 times their annual expenses saved. With this amount, they would be able to withdraw 4% of their investments each year and live comfortably without ever running out of money, assuming they earn the average return.” Business Insider talked to Brent Sutherland and wrote 3 reasons [...]

October 23rd, 2019|

THANKS – I Needed that!

Thank you for your patience while I was away – Tom and I had a fabulous time visiting Amsterdam and Paris – so many great moments!  It was truly a “vacation” for us and we ultimately decided that “we needed that”.  Here’s to Van Gogh, bread and Le Resistance! 

October 23rd, 2019|

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, you need to know the acronyms that will come up along the way, and what they mean when you hear them.Your local professionals are here to help you feel confident and informed from start [...]

October 21st, 2019|

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. The latest report from Northwest Multiple Listing Service shows home prices in Pierce County are up 9 percent from September 2018. King County, on the other hand, saw prices 1.2 percent lower than a [...]

October 11th, 2019|

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 your aesthetic communicates.  In Scotland a red door signifies that your home mortgage has been paid off while in Feng Shui the red door indicates a warm “Welcome”.    Other colors might indicate a personal [...]

October 11th, 2019|

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, peaceful backyard and proximity to amenities and commuting options. Inside charm galore provided with original architectural finishes blend with modern updates. Bonus space in attic to enhance as desired. Newer systems include plumbing, side [...]

September 30th, 2019|

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 flood this corner unit home from 3 sides. Designated parking that allows for easy access to this ground level home and no steps "up" are required to enter. Newer carpet and paint - this [...]

September 25th, 2019|

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 reality when it comes to down payments. Down payments are the number one challenge for new buyers and only 23% are aware of programs that could help them buy a home sooner! Brush up on [...]

September 19th, 2019|