Fircrest, WA Real Estate News

By Ben Kinney, We do real estate:Tech, Training, Sales, Brokerage
(Ben Kinney Team)
127 Contra Costa Ave, Fircrest, WA 98466 Cute home in the heart of Fircrest close to bus lines, services, restaurants and more. Large lot with great yard and patio. Hardwood floors. With some upgrades this home could definitely shine. Being sold as is. Great bones. Newer roof and furnace. This is a true diamond in the rough only needing cosmetic upgrades. One car garage with attached shop area with plenty of space & storage. Gail Smith(360) 561-0852The Ben Kinney teamKeller Williams Tacoma
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By Rene Fabre, Marketing in the Digital Age
(First American Title)
Speechless Sundays: And there was light...#Fircrest #WA #PNW
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By Rene Fabre, Marketing in the Digital Age
(First American Title)
Over the years I’ve attended several events at the Fircrest Golf Club. In late March I was at the annual Realtors® Awards Luncheon to celebrate achievements of my long time clients and friends. It was a great afternoon and so much fun! Last week I was going through my camera and I came across this particular take from a bunch of shots I took when we were leaving. I was with my good friend and colleague Janet Matzke. When I saw this scene I yelled, “Pull over, pull over!” I think I startled her, yet she knows me and we both enjoy those wonderful moments of discovery. I’m reminded what a beautiful place this truly is, the Fircrest Golf Course, on this rather moody sunny blustery late afternoon in spring. The Fircrest Golf Club opened in 1924 and resides within the small incorporated City ...
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By Rene Fabre, Marketing in the Digital Age
(First American Title)
TPCAR Awards Luncheon for 2012, Fircrest Golf & Country Club Dale Collison accepting the 2012 Harold A. Allen Jr Distinguished Lifetime Achievement Award at TPCAR's Awards Luncheon, March 22, 2013 at Fircrest Golf & Country Club. A drive through the golf course leaving the TPCAR awards luncheon this afternoon on a beautiful Spring afternoon with Janet Matzke. More places to be and people to see! I love the South Sound and special places like the Fircrest Golf Course... What a great day! Congratulations to all of you award winners and a special shout out to Pat Brewer, President, Board of Directors. The TPCAR organization rocks! And Margo Willis, Realtor of the Year award! You are such a class act! Thanks! It was an honor to attend!
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  141 Cornell St Fircrest, WA 98455 3 Bed 2 Bath Updated Home with Fenced Yard for Sale Price : $245,000 Bedrooms : 3 Bathrooms : 2 Square Foot : 1,828 Lot Size : 8,250 County : Fircrest Property Type : Detached Year Built : 1978 MLS Number : 401038 3 Bed 2 Bath Updated Home with Fenced Yard for Sale Property Description: 3 Bed 2 Bath Updated Home with Fenced Yard for Sale Fircrest WA 98455 A Real Gem of a Home. Located on a quiet street across from a beautiful park makes for a commanding view. Great eloquent curb appeal. Well maintained rambler with newer corian counter tops, a nice double faced gas fire place, and newer windows. All rooms nice and roomy. Updated bathrooms. Access the nicely manicured fenced yard through the newer slider door, which leads you to a private patio, perfec...
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Concerned parents sometimes try to improve their children's educational progress by maneuvering him into the school with the highest test scores.  This is understandable but leads to more frenzy than success.  (See "Tacoma Schools Test Scores".  But at least frenzied parents are concerned and that's a plus.   Now, for those who want to be concerned and sensible, let me offer a few ideas that will actually help the child to learn more and enjoy going to school. My personal suggestions:  1.  Turn off the TV.  While some programs are educational and a few more are at least fun, surveys show the average kid is watching the boob tube over 6 hours per day.  Did you ever have a day with even 3 hours of decent programing?  Just turn it off!   2.  Talk to your kids.  From infancy into adulthood ...
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By Steve Fortson
(Turn Key Real Estate)
We all love a success story.  If you care about dogs and have an interest in Tacoma, Puyallup, or Pierce County this is a great one.  Success?  How about over 300 dogs place in homes in just 2 years!  That's the achievement record of Sunny Sky Dog Rescue which started on E. Main in 2010.  And always keep in mind that each one of these adoptions is a living,sensate creature spared from extinction and now enlivening some family's home.  Wouldn't you call that a success?   I learned of the work of this group and their outstanding success from one of the members:  Suzan Robertson who has a day job with Point Defiance Capital Management in Tacoma and devotes spare time and considerable talent to dog rescue.  Suzan comes by her concern for 4 leggers quite honestly;  her childhood home in Othe...
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By Sandy Wagner, Short Sale Specialist Tacoma, WA, and Gig Harbor,
(RE/MAX Professionals 253.225.8322)
1224 Farallone Ave. FIRCREST, WA 3BR/1+1BA Single Family House $225,000 Year Built 1976 Sq Footage 1,958 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 1 full, 1 partial Floors 2 Parking 1 Car garage Lot Size 8,712 sqft HOA/Maint $0 per month DescriptionVery charming and unique home in desirable Fircrest on a quiet dead-end street. Large living room with bay window. Separate dining room. Bright, updated kitchen opens to step-down family room with wood-burning fireplace and built-in bookshelves. Three bedrooms with 1-1/2 baths. Access to full bath from master and 2nd bed. Cozy master bedroom with big walk-in closet and private deck overlooking the backyard that has a beautiful park-like setting with year-round creek and mature landscaping. Large dog run. This home is a short sale. Property Features Central heatF...
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By Sandy Wagner, Short Sale Specialist Tacoma, WA, and Gig Harbor,
(RE/MAX Professionals 253.225.8322)
1224 Farallone Ave. FIRCREST, WA 3BR/1+1BA Single Family House $285,000 Year Built 1976 Sq Footage 1,958 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 1 full, 1 partial Floors 2 Parking 1 Car garage Lot Size 8,712 sqft HOA/Maint $0 per month DescriptionVery charming and unique home in desirable Fircrest on a quiet dead-end street. Large living room with bay window. Separate dining room. Bright, updated kitchen opens to step-down family room with wood-burning fireplace and built-in bookshelves. Three bedrooms with 1-1/2 baths. Access to full bath from master and 2nd bed. Cozy master bedroom with big walk-in closet and private deck overlooking the backyard that has a beautiful park-like setting with year-round creek and mature landscaping. Large dog run. This home is a short sale. Property Features Central heatF...
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By Rene Fabre, Marketing in the Digital Age
(First American Title)
Fircrest, Washington: Flags and Flowers Fircrest is a wondeful little town adjacent to Tacoma on the southwest. I was on my way yesterday morning to an Internet Marketing Roundtable at the Green Spot Tea House in University Place, another special little burg adjacent on the west. I was driving through Fircrest to get there. It was a beautiful sunny summer morning. I delighted in the fact that I was heading south (counter commute) from my place in Renton instead of north to Seattle. A nice change up for the middle of the week. Exiting off Highway 16 onto Center street it was quite foggy in the south sound. As I entered Fircrest via Center Street I found the main parkway lined with American Flags and hanging flower baskets.  On the surface it may seem simple, perhaps quaint, and maybe a l...
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By John Cameron, Real Estate Investing Seattle Tacoma
(VITUS Realty, LLC)
      After a long day of helping people buy and sell homes in Fircrest or University Place, there’s nothing I like better to pick me up than a good coffee.  Well, my drink is a 24oz non-fat latte, and I consider myself a coffee connoisseur, I love it, can’t get enough of it.  If oil might be black gold to Texans, to Seattleites coffee is black gold.   One of my favorite little coffee shops is Espresso Yourself, located right in Fircrest, WA.  It's a quaint little place with the Best coffee, sandwiches, and soup you can imagine, at the best prices.   The sandwiches are huge; you will be hard pressed to finish a whole one.  The soup is fresh hot and delicious.  The coffee and espresso is fresh, brewed in very clean machines and served by the nicest friendliest baristas in Tacoma.   Centr...
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  Residential Transaction Study 6/15/2009 Project description: Fircrest, WA 98466   monthly market Most recent transaction: 6/2/2009 Market (homes): 2039 month year sales mrkt% $/sqft avg price median Jun 2009 2 0.1% $138 $314,700 $314,700 May 2009 6 0.3% $95 $285,750 $283,500 Apr 2009 2 0.1% $134 $269,975 $269,975 Mar 2009 4 0.2% $141 $234,553 $228,250 Feb 2009 2 0.1% $132 $249,950 $249,950 Jan 2009 4 0.2% $135 $359,250 $337,500   property characteristics 1 story 1478 w/ bsmt 978 platted 1,997 1.5 story 179 avg bsmt sqft 1,132 avg lot sqft1 8,788 2 story 375 w/ garage unplatted 42 3+ story 7 avg garage sqft avg lot sqft2 48,372 avg % imprvd 50% avg year built 1964 avg bldg sqft 2,283 avg # beds 3 avg # baths 2       1avg lot sqft of all platted properties 2avg lot sqft of all unplatte...
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By Shannon M. Krueger
(Keller Williams Realty Tacoma)
 Fircrest Area Home  Active$334,375Property Details   Style: 1 storyBed: 4Bath: 2.5Sq. Ft.: 2548Lot Size: 0.26Property Code: 92315   MLS#:27003883 Virtual Tour: www.tourfactory.com/321571Transfer forces sale before sellers could complete all their remodeling dreams. Recent quality upgrades include newer gridded vinyl windows, newer architectural comp. roof, newer kitchen cabinets, gas furnace & hot water heater. Home features Marble entry,  great layout with expanded family room (with new laminate floors), off kitchen plus formal living and dining. Quarter acre street to street lot, large insulated/heated garage plus a small shed. All appliances included!! Bring your decorating ideas and get creative here!!!  For more information please call Shannon M. Krueger at 253-208-5865 or go to w...
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