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Just Listed in Fircrest

Charming and stylish in desirable Fircrest locale. Many fine features in this meticulously maintained home – hardwood flooring throughout, double-side gas fireplace, granite countertops, and a spacious master on the main. 2nd level has 3 bedrooms, full bath and a 200 sf ft. bonus loft with so many useful options. Attached 2-car garage, fenced yard [...]

November 1st, 2017|

What All Buyers Need To Know About The Home Appraisal Process

By Lighter Side Staff  |  Read More Do you know what a home appraisal is, or why it’s so important for you to have? Many people misunderstand this crucial component of the home buying experience. In a nutshell, an appraisal is a valuation of your home; it’s a way for lenders to ensure that they aren’t providing [...]

October 30th, 2017|

The #1 Reason to List Your House, NOW!

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) released the results of their latest Existing Home Sales Report which revealed that sales rose 0.7% month-over-month, but remain 1.5% lower than they were a year ago. Some may look at these numbers and think that now is not a good time to sell their house, but in fact, [...]

October 25th, 2017|

Saving To Buy A Home?

Some Highlights: 95% of first-time home buyers are willing to sacrifice to make home ownership a reality. The top item that buyers sacrifice is new clothes, at 54%. Even repeat or experienced buyers say they sacrificed taking a vacation or buying a new car to buy their last home.

October 24th, 2017|

Buying Remains Cheaper Than Renting in 39 States!

In the latest Rent vs. Buy Report from Trulia, they explained that homeownership remains cheaper than renting with a traditional 30-year fixed rate mortgage in the 100 largest metro areas in the United States. The updated numbers show that the range is an average of 3.5% less expensive in San Jose (CA), all the way up [...]

October 23rd, 2017|

Tacoma Restaurant Week

Great dining deals in Tacoma for the next 2 weeks – hope to see you at one of these fine dining establishments. Tacoma Restaurant Week October 15-19 and October 22-26, 2017 By Volcano Staff on August 31, 2017 Tacoma Restaurant Week is back with the best darn dining deal in Tacoma, October 15-19 and 22-26, [...]

October 16th, 2017|

Ten Commandments of Selling Your Home

So your home’s on the market — are you jazzed about getting it sold? Good. But there are a few things you need to know. More specifically, ten things. They’re called “The Ten Commandments of Selling a Home.” Read them. Absorb them. Emblazon them to memory, because one tiny mis-step can make your dream of [...]

October 13th, 2017|

Tacoma/Seattle is #8 – Salary Needed to Purchase a Home

The salary you need to earn to buy a home right now in 23 of the most expensive housing markets in America Tanza Loudenback Feb. 14, 2017, 2:00 PM In the final quarter of 2016, home prices in the US climbed past expectations as the housing supply reached record lows, according to the National Association [...]

October 12th, 2017|