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Where Did Americans Move in 2018?

Some Highlights: Every year United Van Lines conducts their National Movers Study by tracking their customer’s movement state-to-state over the course of the year.Vermont claimed the top spot of states with the highest percentage of inbound residents following a campaign that covered relocation costs for skilled workers who moved to the state.The most common response [...]

February 15th, 2019|

My Dad

12 years ago today my Dad passed away – in some ways it feels like it was yesterday and in some ways it was 5 lifetimes ago.  My Dad wasn’t perfect but he was the perfect father for me and I miss him every day – I thank him for my grit, straight arrow approach, [...]

February 1st, 2019|

News from Metro Parks

We are so lucky to have the parks we have and the continued commitment to improvement.  Our parks – another great perk of choosing to live here. Metro Parks Today

January 18th, 2019|

Tacoma Videos

I always appreciate a bit of history and nostalgia.  One Tacoma resident is sharing these vintage videos.  If you find one in your archives I bet he’d appreciate the share. Vintage Tacoma Videos.

January 18th, 2019|

The Cost Across Time [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some Highlights: With interest rates still around 4.5%, now is a great time to look back at where rates have been over the last 40 years.Rates are projected to climb to 5.0% by this time next year according to Freddie Mac.The impact your interest rate makes on your monthly mortgage cost is significant!Lock in a [...]

January 11th, 2019|

Your Credit Score

One website I look at quite regularly is called “thepointsguy.com” – it mainly focuses on ways to use points/miles to maximize travel benefits.  This article about credit card payoffs and credit scores caught my attention: Is there a downside to paying off a credit card balance before the billing cycle ends? I do this regularly, [...]

January 11th, 2019|

Think you’re ready to buy a house? Here’s 4 signs.

“Am I ready to buy a house, or should I just keep renting?” It’s one of the questions that we hear most often and something to which first-time homebuyers often spend months, if not years, trying to figure out the answer. Below are a list of four tell-tale signs that you’re ready to bite the [...]

January 4th, 2019|

How to Simply Increase Your Family Wealth by Paying for Housing

Everyone should realize that unless you are living somewhere rent-free, you are paying a mortgage – either yours or your landlord’s. Buying your own home provides you with a form of ‘forced savings’ that allows you to use your monthly housing costs to increase your family’s wealth. Every month that you pay your mortgage, you [...]

January 3rd, 2019|