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Just Listed in Stadium District – $585,000

https://youtu.be/Y0agmenWbk4 "Just right" in the Stadium District. Beautifully renovated home with all elements in pristine form - bright white kitchen with soap stone countertops, original fir floors that look like they were installed yesterday, original trim, windows and architectural features fill this home with character and charm that N. Tacoma loves. Smart landscape design, large [...]

March 29th, 2019|

Just Listed in Puyallup – 2+ Acre Farm – $655,000

15012 109th St E, Puyallup 98374 Puyallup Gentleman's Farm on 2+ acres. Superbly maintained 1-level home with spacious rooms & comfortable finishes-hardwood floors in main living areas, new carpet in bedrooms. Open floor plan connects kitchen to living and dining. Huge windows throughout-tons of natural light. Property is cross fenced and ready for your pets. [...]

March 20th, 2019|


Tacoma finally get it right on ADUs?  See link below to News Tribune article – it looks like some policies might be loosening up so that ADUs can be more easily approved.  TNT article here.

March 15th, 2019|

According to this Washington Post article, many renters are wanting to become homeowners – some folks prefer the ease of renting, but many also recognize the advantage and autonomy of homeownership. Read the Washington Post article here.

March 15th, 2019|


“According to Mansion Global’s 2019 Year Ahead report, more high-end condo buyers are forgoing flashy amenities like car-carrying elevators in favor of ones that promote serenity.” Business Insider suggests Outdoor yoga decks, private parks, and ‘tranquility gardens’ are the hottest new thing in luxury buildings, and it signals a change in status symbols among the wealthy. Would you [...]

March 15th, 2019|


I learned something new last week – during an inspection we learned that the home my clients will be purchasing needs a new sewer line.  It’s never fun to call a listing agent and let them know that his/her clients will need to make an expensive repair. However, this time when I called the agent [...]

March 15th, 2019|

Just Listed in Lakewood – Tacoma Country Club – $950,000

25 Forest Glen Lane SW, Lakewood 98498 This home is truly Special-it's not the norm to find a home so beautifully “made”–exquisite spaces with aesthetic that both dazzle and hug you at the same time. So many luxury touches–high end appliances, marble finished bathrooms, flagstone and hardwood floors, cathedral ceilings, “Nanawall” folding doors, 3 gas [...]

March 13th, 2019|

7 Things To Avoid After Applying for a Mortgage!

Congratulations! You’ve found a home to buy and have applied for a mortgage! You are undoubtedly excited about the opportunity to decorate your new home! But before you make any big purchases, move any money around, or make any big-time life changes, consult your loan officer. They will be able to tell you how your [...]

March 13th, 2019|

Preparing to Spring Forward

Some Highlights: In the majority of the country, this weekend marks the start of Daylight Savings Time as we set our clocks forward an hour on Sunday at 2:00 AM EST.Whether you plan on buying or selling this spring, these tips could help you ‘spring ahead’ of your competition!Spring brings two things: more buyers & [...]

March 8th, 2019|

No Worries… Home Prices Coming in for a SOFT Landing

Home prices have appreciated considerably over the last five years. This has some concerned that we may be in for another dramatic correction. However, recent statistics suggest home values will not crash as they did a decade ago. Instead, this time they will come in for a soft landing. The previous housing market was fueled [...]

February 28th, 2019|