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(generally) real estate information about Tacoma and (often) reasons why we love living here.



I was chatting with  Karl Buchmeier this week about insurance matters and asked him to share a story about why health insurance is valuable.  Last November Jim, a 42-year-old general contractor from Port Orchard, met with Karl to explore health insurance options.  Jim had no coverage at all.  He ...
Paul Pival | Coldwell Banker Bain | 206.595.9502 N 27th, Tacoma, WA Great location, great price! You've found a motivated seller: make a reasonable offer. 2BR/2BA Single Family House offered at $350,000 Year Built 1906 Sq Footage 1,668 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms 2 full, 0 partial Floors 2 Parking 1 Ca...
North Tacoma Closings Oct 15-21    No change in the number of closings from the same time period last year, but the average selling price is higher.  Look for the numbers to increase in the next five weeks cue to the first-time homebuyers tax credit.  If you are curious about the details of the ...
I have a close friend who passionately declares that all chiropractors are quacks. I'm writing this to tell you he's wrong--at least in one instance. From time to time I hope to recommend Tacoma professionals, restaurants, films, etc. I'm recommending a health care professional--George ("Dr. Geor...
Kitsap Closings October 15-21   Market activity very slow, with fewer homes closed this week than last year's comparable period.  If you are interested in the sellling details of the home that sold in your neighborhood, email me.   Rumors that Realtors are leaving the profession in droves to tak...
Well-maintained homes in the Old Town Tacoma neighborhood are rare, even in this market. This Craftsman home is located just blocks from the waterfront in a neighborhood of fine homes. Great schools and restaurants. Two bedroom, two bath, and a potential Man Cave or office in the basement. Nice b...
Kitsap Closings October 8-14   No transactions in Silverdale and 3 fewer in Poulsbo than last year at this time. Average selling prices significantly lower. There are a number of homes pending (awaiting funds before closing), so this week might be an anomaly.  If you would like the details of th...
Slowly we turn, inch by inch . . .  . Activity this week was less than last week, but ahead of this time last year. Average selling prices were higher. I expect activity to increase in the coming weeks as the deadline for first-time homebuyers approaches.  If you are interested in the details of...
Bainbridge Island is not known for its affordable housing, so when something affordable comes on the market it's worth a look. This conveniently located rambler just came back on because the buyers lost their employment and couldn't follow through. If you are a first-time homebuyer (or know one),...
Prices were down compared to last year, but with the exception of Bainbridge Island, homes are selling much more quickly. Given the average sale price, this activity might be a result of the impending expiration of the first-time homebuyer tax credit.                                   If you are...

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