Puyallup, WA Real Estate News

By Krisy Clayton~, "Where Commitment and Possibilities Meet"
(Skyline Properties)
Bonney Lake Lake Tapps Livin~ Goodguys PNN   Bonney Lake Lake Tapps Livin~Goodguys PNN Hot rods, customs and muscle cars return to Washington State for the Goodguys 26th Pacific Northwest Nationals at the Washington State Fair Events Center in Puyallup, WA, July 26-28, 2013! One of the longest-running and prestigious events on the Goodguys 2013 national tour, the Pacific Northwest Nationals features a giant show & shine showcasing over 3,000 candy-colored pre-1972 hot rods, customs, classics, muscle cars and trucks on display.  Plus, learn about the latest collector car products and trends at Vendor and Sponsor Exhibits, shop the Swap Meet for those hard-to-find parts and automotive memorabilia, buy or sell a vehicle at the Cars 4 Sale Corral, enjoy live nostalgic music entertainment an...
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By Krisy Clayton~, "Where Commitment and Possibilities Meet"
(Skyline Properties)
Bonney Lake Lake Tapps Livin-Puyallup Library   Bonney Lake Lake Tapps Livin   Reading with a Doggie Friend at the Puyallup Library   6/20, 1:00 pm-2:00 pm   Location   Puyallup Public Library 324 S. Meridian Puyallup, WA 98371   Dan (a mix breed dog) loves listening to a good book, maybe even more than playing with his ball! This trained therapy dog visits the Library on a regular basis and provides kids with a no-pressure situation to practice their reading skills. Plus, who doesn’t love curling up with a good book and a sweet dog who loves to listen? And don’t worry if you make a mistake or say a word wrong, this dog is just happy to see you. No registration required.   Contact Info   (253) 841-5454 puylib@ci.puyallup.wa.us   Hope to see you down there, I will be taking Kamea this Su...
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By Debi Braulik, Selling Maple Valley to Fife WA Homes For Sale
(www.roundrealestate.com)
Cat Adoption Event in Puyallup November 10th, 2012 On Saturday, November 10th, 2012 from noon-3pm, Pawsitive Alliance will be having a "Desperate House Cats Adoption Event" at the Puyallup Petco.  Rescue groups Pasado's Safe Haven and Sunny Sky's Animal Rescue will have cats available for adoption. There will cats of all ages at the event. From kitten to seniors. The Puyallup Petco is located at 3717 South Meridian Street Puyallup, WA 98373   A similar event will be held at the same date and time at the Issaquah Petco if you're not in the Puyallup area.  If it's time to welcome a new cat into your life, then please stop by the Cat Adoption Event in Puyallup November 10th, 2012.  
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By Rene Fabre, Marketing in the Digital Age
(First American Title)
Happy Halloween! I swung by our Puyallup branch earlier in the week and did a double take when I saw this table decoration. Just before I came into the office there were dozens of crows flying around the parking lot. For a second, I thought this one got in! Enjoy the day!
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By Kendra Todd
(The Kendra Todd Group)
Well secluded back from the Shaw Road East turnoff behind a stand of imposing evergreens, this 5 bedroom home for sale in Puyallup, WA offers its new owners a pleasant life of comfort and serenity. The neighborhood is as homey as they get, with wide-open skies framed by treetops and beautiful houses like this one, dressed up with front yards and flowers. This 5 bedroom home for sale sits at a large curve in the road where 27th Street Southeast morphs into 38th Avenue Southeast. Bright flowering shrubs and a decorative lawn lead up a gracious drive and walkway into this traditional 5 bedroom home for sale in Puyallup, WA. You have a two-car garage at the end of the driveway, attached to the house. Strikingly painted in gray with white trim, this 5 bedroom home for sale fairly shouts Wel...
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By Kendra Todd
(The Kendra Todd Group)
Up a gentle hill slope full of flowering shrubs and beautifully maintained landscaping, you will find this elegant 3 bedroom home for sale in Puyallup, Washington. The wow factor is at work here in major curb appeal, and you’ll find yourself ooing and aahing while you’re still outside this 3 bedroom home for sale in gorgeous Puyallup, Washington. Sweeping, emerald lawns cover the better part of a large, tiered front yard, set off by handsome stone walls. The façade is a traditional, multi-gabled two-story, with a covered front entryway framed by decorative columns. The lovely neighborhood in which this 3 bedroom home for sale is situated would be a dream place to live for anyone who values beauty, spaciousness, and tranquility. Shops, schools, and restaurants are plentiful within a two...
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It's fall and you know what that means. Crisp air and beautiful colors on our trees. It also means that the Meeker Mansion will be having their annual Cider Squeeze.  Saturday October 13th. from 10am to 4pm rain or shine. (regretfully it looks like rain) You can buy your apples on site and have fun pressing them into cider. There will also be vendors who will be offering their wares. Try someting apple from the snack shack, tour the mansion, enter a apple pie in the apple pie contest. There will be hand clapping music and much more. Bring the kids and have a great afternoon in Downtown Puyallup.     For more information you can visit Explore Puyallup and find out more about events going on in Puyallup.  
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By Matt Harber
(Keller Williams-The Harber Home Group)
Thinking about buying one of the Downtown Puyallup homes for sale? Being part of the Downtown area of Puyallup is a treat.  Having lived in downtown Puyallup for nearly 5 years now, I am going to share firsthand how great it is and try to give you a glimpse of some of the finer points of the Downtown. Truly, you almost have to experience downtown yourself.  Puyallup itself is a rapidly growing city with quite a bit of urban sprawl going on, but the downtown has maintained a lot of its charm and character with a good mix of turn of the century, mid century and more modern construction.  If you are wanting to buy a home for sale in Downtown Puyallup, you should be able to find just the style of home you prefer most. Follow this link to find Downtown Puyallup Homes for Sale   Downtown Puya...
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By Matt Harber
(Keller Williams-The Harber Home Group)
Interested in finding a home for sale in the Sunrise Subdivision of Puyallup, WA?  Sunrise is a one of the largest master planned communinities in the area at nearly 1500 acres in size.  It is located in Puyallup, Washington near wetlands and open space buffers and much of the development offers exceptional views of Mount Rainier and particular developments, views of the Orting Valley.  The Sunrise Subdivision is located in Pierce County. Pierce County's economic outlook is strong with business and residential growth expanding into the area. Sunrise residents will work at employment centers in Pierce and nearby King County.  Follow the link to see what homes are available right now in the Sunrise Subdivision of Puyallup, WA.   Sunrise has a wide range of homes not only in value, but siz...
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By Kendra Todd
(The Kendra Todd Group)
Adjacent to Ferrucci Jr. High School on a tree-rich dead end street, this elegant 4 bedroom home for sale in Puyallup, WA offers a combination of charm, luxury, and convenience that is simply irresistible! There’s so much to do in the area, from exploring next-door Wildwood Park to paddling in Bradley Lake or shooting hoops at the nearby indoor/outdoor sport courts. But this 4 bedroom home for sale creates a world of its own, one that’s so beautiful you may never really want to leave it.  Everything about this exquisite 4 bedroom home for sale in Puyallup, WA is a statement of taste and pride of ownership, from the dazzling exterior to the comfortable, artistic interior. A three-car garage is attached to the inviting entryway, and gentle peaks, gables, and designer windows decorate bot...
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By Kendra Todd
(The Kendra Todd Group)
This 4 bedroom home for sale in Puyallup is situated in Pierce County and about five miles east of Tacoma. The city is named after the native American Tribe of Puyallup. Puyallup is built around the Puyallup Fairgrounds. The 4 bedroom home for sale is not far from the antique shops in the downtown area. The Paul H. Karshner Memorial Museum implemented a curriculum –based program and served many students. Nearby the 4 bedroom home for sale in Puyallup is the Arts Downtown Outdoor Gallery and the Farmers Market which is located in Pioneer Park in downtown Puyallup. The 4 bedroom home for sale is also near the South Hill Mall which is a large shopping center. The city, in which the 4 bedroom home is situated, was once a place where daffodils were grown and distributed world-wide. This was...
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By John Cameron, Real Estate Investing Seattle Tacoma
(VITUS Realty, LLC)
  HAP Homeowners Assistance Program Puyallup- Government Acquisition GA and Resale Overview Part 2 Government Acquisition Part 1 CLICK HERE Between 15-30 days prior to the closing date the Homeowners Assistance Program - HAP Puyallup Specialist will write a new purchase and sales agreement between the U.S. and the Buyer. The new sales agreement will sell the property to the Buyer at the current agreed to sales price. Homeowners Assistance Program - HAPPuyallup will pay any agreed to Buyers closing costs and Realtor commissions, given that they are at a standard and customary rate. Homeowners Assistance Program - HAPPuyallup does not cover home warranties. Any repairs requested from the Buyer during the inspection will be the responsibility of the  Homeowners Assistance Program - HAP Pu...
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By Colleen Fischesser Northwest Property Shop, A Tradition of Trust in the Pacific NW since 1990!
(RE/MAX Advantage | Managing Broker)
LinksMore Photos & InfoSOCIAL MEDIA LINKSColleen Fischesser Photo GalleryDescription Solid mid-century 3 BR 1.5 BA Rambler w/in stone's throw to the Hospital, Fair, Schools & Shopping.Spacious floorplan boasts quaintness galore! Formal Liv Rm w/ gorgeous Stone fp & Gas insert.Sliders off Formal Dining to covered Patio & fully fenced yd. Super cool "Retro" 4 piece BA + 1/2 BA off Utility.Carport + deep 1 Car Gar w/ work-benches.Cozy gas-fueled radiant heat thru-out. Fully fenced, private rear yd.Newer Vinyl Windows, Roof & Paint.... AND, there are hardwoods under carpets! FeaturesBedrooms: 3Bathrooms: 1.5Parking Spaces: 2Year Built: 1958Subdivision: Puyallup ValleyLot Size: .135Garage Size: 1School District: PuyallupSquare Footage: 1603Agent Name: Colleen FischesserBroker: RE/MAX SelectM...
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By John Cameron, Real Estate Investing Seattle Tacoma
(VITUS Realty, LLC)
    HAP Homeowners Assistance Program - Government Acquisition GA and Resale Overview   Part 1     Here is a synopsis of a HAP Homeowners Assistance Program letter issued during the processing of one of my clients in Puyallup, WA.  I have added "Puyallup" in front of applicant in the letter to increase key word density. Files are assigned to the Government Acquisition program if the Puyallup Applicants current mortgage balance(s) are greater than 90% of their Prior Fair Market Value. Prior Fair Market Value is the price at which the property was purchased by the Applicant plus any improvements submitted, and approved by our Appraisal Department.       In this program the Homeowners Assistance Program - HAP will pay off the full mortgage balance on the original loan(s). If the applicants...
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By John Cameron, Real Estate Investing Seattle Tacoma
(VITUS Realty, LLC)
Good News for Military Short Sales and HAP, JBLM and the Army in Puyallup, WA       I have been working with the Military for years now, and in particular the last 3 years with HAP Homeowner’s Assistance Program in the JBLM Army base area.  Although, no areas have been immune from the spiral of downward home prices, Puyallup and Lacey have been particularly hard hit.  I have helped ALL branches of the service complete the HAP process.  Army and Ft. Lewis, Air Force and McCord AFP, Navy and PSNS, and even the Coast Guard.       I can’t tell you how many times I’ve sat across the kitchen table from a military family, telling them they don’t qualify for HAP.  You must to have purchased prior to July ’06 and PCSd prior to Sept. 30, 2010.    These stringent and concrete dates have left many...
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By Eric Harlington, VP of Mortgage Lending
(Guaranteed Rate NMLS# 2611)
There are a lot of benefits to owning your own home and in today’s market; it has never been more affordable. Not having to work with landlords, landscaping your own backyard and painting your house as you deem needed— what could be more exciting than making the jump from renter to first-time homeowner? Getting swept up in all the excitement is a wonderful feeling; however being a homeowner can be a little daunting. When you first buy is the perfect time to walk through a checklist of ways to make your home comfortable, while keeping an eye your for your finances. In a recent article I read on contractor Danny Lipford, and Honeywell Home Environment, I thought these tips  to offer added comfort and money savings tips for new homeowners was something to share. Volatile Organic Compounds ...
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By Eric Harlington, VP of Mortgage Lending
(Guaranteed Rate NMLS# 2611)
I found this article to be very interesting and thought I would throw it out tehre and see what some of your thoughts are: Last Wednesday, February 1, President Obama announced the details of a plan to help homeowners refinance their mortgages in hopes of bolstering the housing market. According to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, this proposal will allow buyers to save an average of $3,000 a year by refinancing into loans backed by the FHA, if they are current on their mortgage. The plan is estimated to cost between $5 billion and $10 billion, which Obama plans to cover by pressing a fee on large banks. “I want to commend the administration for recognizing that more can be done to get our housing market on track. The programs announced today will give lenders and o...
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By Eric Harlington, VP of Mortgage Lending
(Guaranteed Rate NMLS# 2611)
In this new market, real estate professionals need to rethink some of their prior customer service techniques to accommodate new trends, and restructure their marketing policies. Home prices will likely bump along the bottom before a sustained upward trend arises. The recovery we’re witnessing isn’t Permanente and lower prices won’t be around indefinitely. Eventually unparalleled buyer’s market will pass, investors are going to be taking full advantage of this years market. It is estimated that nearly 20 percent of homebuyers own two or more homes—a percentage that, prior to the downturn, was typically around 11 or 12 percent. The downturn has prompted people to think more about building long-term wealth and stability, and they’re realizing real estate is still a resilient choice. More ...
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By Eric Harlington, VP of Mortgage Lending
(Guaranteed Rate NMLS# 2611)
Being connected 24/7 was supposed to make our lives easier, but it seems as though that’s not the case. Real-estate professionals, especially in this economy often feel that they didn’t get enough done in a day. Being connected in this industry often means responding to work e-mail on our smartphones right up until we go to bed. I recently found an article that addresses this issue and offers advice for all of us to be more productive during the day and help us establish that line between the end of the work day and beginning of our time off. There’s a lot pressure to do more and more with less and you want what you do to really be effective. It’s not about how hard you’re working, as we probably know there are a lot of very diligent people who aren’t as productive as they could be beca...
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By Eric Harlington, VP of Mortgage Lending
(Guaranteed Rate NMLS# 2611)
Freddie Mac recently released the results of a recent survey displaying mortgage rates falling to new all-time record lows for all products enclosed in the survey helping to keep homebuyer affordability high. The average for the 30-year fixed mortgage rate has been below 4.00 percent for six consecutive weeks. The survey concluded that the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 3.89 percent, with an average 0.7 point for the week ending January 12, 2012, down from last week when it averaged 3.91 percent. Last year at this time, the 30-year FRM averaged 4.71 percent. The 15-year FRM this week averaged 3.16 percent with an average 0.8 point, down from last week when it averaged 3.23 percent. A year ago at this time, the 15-year FRM averaged 4.08 percent. Additionally, the 5-year Treasury-in...
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