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RECENT BLOG POSTS
Once again Moody's Economy has good things to say about Tacoma Real Estate.  Exit 133 is reporting on their story about our appreciation rate this year.  It is always nice to be noticed. You might remember this story from last Spring... Tacoma's Real Estate Market sure has been getting a lot of ...
01/11/2010
 No one can predict the future, but when a city the size of Tacoma, (often in the shadow of larger northwest cities when it comes to real estate reporting) is declared the best bet for price appreciation from 2008-2013, it's hard not to be flattered and excited. This report was put out by Moodys...
07/01/2009
Outside of Cliff Street Lofts Cliff Street Loft #206 This loft at Cliff Street is a really great deal.  It was just listed by Foreclosure Specialist Pamela Vanderlinda at Parkside Realty. At 980+ square feet, It has 16 foot high open beam ceilings, big tall windows that look over the port & Mt R...
04/24/2009
The President of the Washington Realtors, Greg Wright just shared this interesting article on Facebook. I know, he's so hip! Answering criticisms that all of the relief for the housing and economic crisis have been targeted at big banks and other large corporations, lawmakers are working on a bil...
04/15/2009
South Sound Eats is reporting that Sea Grill, owned by Seattle's Mackay Group (they own the very fancy El Goucho) will be closing it's doors at the end of this weekend. I'm never happy to see a restaurant close downtown, and I'm sorry to see them go.  For anyone looking for a great place to repla...
03/26/2009
The News Tribune blog has a great article today about my very favorite lunch spot, Infinite Soups.  To celebrate their anniversary they will be giving customers free cupcakes from Corina Bakery.  Um. Yeah. I'll totally be there. For those of you who have never experienced it's magic, here's how i...
02/25/2009
$169,950 Townhouse 3 Beds 3 Baths These days, it seems the majority of my time looking at homes with buyers is focussed on homes that are priced under 200k.   There are a lot of reasons for this, most of them having to do with how much buyers want to be paying for their mortgage each month.   A ...
02/25/2009
Homebuyers, Rejoice. Buying a house in 2009 just got even easier. The President signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 this week. The bill is a $780 billion package, with about 35% of the package devoted to tax cuts (mostly for 2009) and the rest to spending intended to occur i...
02/19/2009
The News Tribune did an excellent article today about the 2009 Property Tax Assessments that came out on Friday in Pierce County. I thought this article was very well researched and (however you feel about property taxes) gives good insight into what they're thinking over at the Assessor Treasure...
02/15/2009
Last week credit companies made some changes to how your FICO score is calculated. If you are buying a house, refinancing a house, or renting an apartment- you are being judged based on your credit score. I am not one of those people who advocates being obsessed with your score. I spent two years...
02/15/2009
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