University Place (Tacoma, WA)
By Brady Howard, Managing Broker, The Cascade Team Gig Harbor
(The Cascade Team Gig Harbor) Highly sought after North Tacoma beautiful 3 bedroom 2 bath craftsman perched atop a hill. This majestic home offers a stately presence and magnificent views. One block to UPS, walk to shopping and restaurants! Home is completely remodeled from ground up, gleaming hardwood floors, tons of natural light, a kitchen to die for! Fully fenced with low maintenance patio, beautiful covered wrap around decking! Newer wiring, plumbing and roof! 787 sq ft basement. Comes with a one year home warranty.The perfect Dining room for entertaining!Flex room for hanging out or going up the spiral staircase to the office!Very pleasant entry which leads to a huge covered porch! Everything is perfect!, notice the rod iron fence for your 4 legged friends off to the lef...
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By Chris Mamone, Senior Loan Officer
(Keller Mortgage)
Outside your home Drain your sprinkler and water pipes to prevent cracking during freezing temperatures. Check your gutters for clogs and keep clean for the rainy season. Clean moss off your roof to prevent damage during the winter months. Check the sealing of all windows and doors to prevent heat from escaping out of your home. Cut any tall branches or bushes back to prevent damage during a freeze or wind storm. Inside your home Have your heating/cooling system checked once a year before the cold months to ensure they are working properly.  Also check the thermostat for accuracy Replace all batteries in your fire alarms and CO2 detectors. Check lightbulbs throughout the house and buy spares encase one goes out. Make an emergency pack filled with all the items you would need incase of a...
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By Rene Fabre, Practicing Philosophical Eclectic of the Arts
(ARFCO Media)
Boathouse 19 opened in July of 2012 at the Narrows Marina, in Tacoma, Washington. It was a real boathouse back in the day and has kept that ambiance with a traditional use of woods that hearkens back to another time in the Pacific Northwest. From the deck, this is looking north at the Narrows Bridges. I think some of the most beautiful views on the planet are in this area of south Puget Sound. The Boathouse 19 is another Denny Driscoll project and a great addition to his other nearby restaurants, The Lobster Shop on Ruston, The Lobster Shop at Dash Point and the Tanglewood Grill in Gig Harbor. The menu created by Chef Tom Small is casual comfort food with a local seasonal twist and a sense of humor. I love the little touches like my Cajun fries came in a tin can and some of the desserts...
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By Paul Pival, A Realtor with the soul of a professor.
(Coldwell Banker Bain)
November Market Report   Activity in November this year increased by four percent. The average sales price was 19%  higher than last year's November.  This year homes closed seven days more quickly. Sellers accepted seven percent less than their original listing price               If you'd like the selling details of the home that sold in your neighborhood, just ask.   Homes continue to sell more quickly and at higher prices. Inventory is down to 333 homes in North Tacoma and University Place ranging in listing price from $50,000 to $5.4 million.  The average listing price is $332,123 (up from $326,500 last month) with a median of $249,000 (up from $245,000).    The bottom line: shrinking inventory, rising prices, and record low interest rates on mortgages equals an improved housing m...
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  5402 81st. Ave Court West Tacoma, WA 98467 3 Bedroom Home For Sale in University Place Price : call for price Bedrooms : 3 Bathrooms : 2 Square Foot : 1,344 Lot Size : 7,000 County : Pierce Property Type : Detached Year Built : 1978 3 Bedroom Home For Sale in University Place Property Description: 3 Bedroom Home For Sale in University Place Tacoma WA 98467 This spacious 3 bedroom home for sale in University Place Tacoma, WA has a fully fenced backyard. The 3 bedroom home for sale in University Place Tacoma WA sits on a 1,344 square foot lot. You are just minutes from some of the best public and private schools in pierce county. This 3 bedroom home for sale in University Place Tacoma Washington comes with central cooling and forced air heating to keep you comfortable year round. You wi...
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By Nick Krehnke 425-202-5655, "Your Trusted Expert Friend in the Home Loan Biz"
(Barrett Financial Group)
My title rep drove 106 miles to sign my client's Home Loan...Thank You Tia Lumsden of Ticor Title in Tacoma! :)      I am so thankful.... I didn't even have to beg...too much:) She was happy to do it for me and  didn't charge me a dime extra, so I figure I owe her a good public shout out for going above and beyond. If you know the Seattle-Puget Sound Area at all, just look at the map on the right and you know that is a HAUL! Aside from when I had docs sent to Iraq, I think this is the farthest I have known someone to drive to sign a client.      it wasn't a big money loan, just a little $125,000 refinance, heck I think I grossed $600 on it, but it ended up to be so much more for me thanks to her hard work.      You see the loan we were paying off was an owner-financed home loan from th...
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By Kevin Tinsley, Washington State Tacoma Seattle VA Home Loans
With the recent turmoil in the financial markets, mortgage rates have dropped to some of the best levels we have seen in 2010.  We are seeing an increased demand from homeowners seeking to reduce the interest rates on their current mortgage and many are taking advantage of our no cost refinance option.  Based on serveral factors, credit score and final loan to value, interest rates are approaching 4.50%-4.75% for 30 year fixed loans.  Plus with the extension of the Making Homes Affordable Program, homeowners can still refinance even if the value of their home has dropped.  For more detailed information on our refinance mortgage options, feel free to call our office at (253) 472-1500 ask for Kevin.    
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