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Dishwasher Care

And, last but not least, a mundane homecare tip. Simple steps to help extend the life of your dishwasher by Consumer Reports Friday, August 10th 2018 Consumer Reports’ expert testing helps you find the best-performing dishwashers. But you also want that dishwasher to last for many years. There are many factors that can affect the [...]

August 16th, 2018|

How Home Appraisals Work

In this buying/selling process we often talk about appraisals coming in “at value” (the agreed upon purchase price), but besides that what do appraisers actually look for? Things can get tricky when closing a deal, for both buyer and sellers. A home appraisal is a critical step in the home buying and selling process, and [...]

August 16th, 2018|

Space Saving Furniture

The “small house” craze has brought about some creative ideas that can easily be applied to some “normal” living spaces, click here for some inspiration. Watch the video here.  

August 16th, 2018|

Just Listed in North Tacoma – $525,000

Classic craftsman in desirable N. End locale-great walking to Proctor or waterfront. Home lives "large" with plenty of spaces that can be designed for your needs-choose to have your master on main (3/4 bath attached) or 2nd level, huge finished attic, a large laundry room that can be multipurpose and a dry basement that could [...]

July 27th, 2018|

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|