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Where We Live

Millennials are more willing than other buyers to give up home features to purchase in their ideal location A Trulia study says millennials are more willing than other buyers to compromise on their must-haves to purchase a home they can afford. (Jared Soares for The Washington Post) During the second quarter of this year, U.S. home [...]

July 13th, 2018|

James Bond-style garage that hides expensive cars underground

Parking is sometimes difficult in the N. End of Tacoma . here’s an idea: It’s the latest must-have for wealthy Londoners: a James Bond-style underground garage which delivers expensive cars to the surface at the touch of a button. The sophisticated, hydraulic system allows urban homeowners to hide coveted vehicles beneath a normal-looking driveway. The [...]

July 12th, 2018|

Just Listed – Gated & Private Lakewood Home – $445,000

Classic 1955 Rambler that makes you truly appreciate the smart design and forward thinking of that era-spacious living rooms with a circular flow, broad windows that connect outside to in, and bedrooms on a quieter end of the home. Even better, this one has the modern updates we enjoy today-gleaming hardwoods, kitchens and baths recently [...]

July 12th, 2018|

Weekend Update – 6.24.18

Beatles Love I recently was in Las Vegas and was able to see the “Beatles Love” show – it was one of the most amazing things I’ve ever experienced.  Beatles music combined with the extraordinary acrobatic dancers and aerialist – a feast for the eyes and ears for sure!  Consequently, I’ve been in a “Beatles [...]

June 24th, 2018|

When Is a Good Time to Rent? Not Now!

People often ask if now is a good time to buy a home, but nobody ever asks whether or not it’s a good time to rent. Regardless, we want to make certain that everyone understands that now is NOT a good time to rent. The Census Bureau recently released their 2018 first quarter median rent numbers. According to their [...]

June 12th, 2018|

The cost of waiting to buy a home

The decision to rent or buy requires financial and emotional choices and depends on your job security, lifestyle and commitment to a neighborhood or location. A preapproval for a loan is an essential first step for potential buyers to understand their price range and the complete cost of owning a home. Some renters who want [...]

June 8th, 2018|

Still waiting to buy?

Why waiting to buy a home may not be a good idea. What If I Wait Until Next Year to Buy a Home? We recently shared that national home prices have increased by 6.7% year-over-year. Over that same time period, interest rates have remained historically low which has allowed many buyers to enter the market. As a [...]

June 8th, 2018|