Low inventory levels AND the Seattle Seahawks are to blame for the slight dip in homes sales Puyallup had in February.
Friday, March 7th, 2014 at 1:41pm. 3 Views, 0 Comments.
Experts are saying that the combination of the Seahawks winning streak along with an inventory shortage could be the cause for the slight drop in home sales in February. As locals from all over the Puget Sound rallied around our Seattle Seahawks and helped boost the sale of beer and skittles the real estate market had an 8% drop in homes sales.
Puyallup numbers also show a ‘slight’ decrease in activity when compared to last year. We had fewer homes Pending and Sold, but we had a higher number of Active listings and a significantly larger inventory level in February 2014.
The Northwest is still hurting for inventory and in some areas there is a severe shortage. Pierce County had an almost 5 month inventory level which is pretty good compared to…
Will the Puyallup School District be able to find the funds to participate in the traditional Daffodil Parade in April?
Thursday, February 27th, 2014 at 1:38pm. 35 Views, 0 Comments.
The Daffodil Festival will be celebrating its 81st year this April. For anyone new to the area, the Daffodil Festival Grand Floral Parade travels through Tacoma, Puyallup, Sumner and Orting and includes floats, bands and a number of other entries. The floats are decked out with thousands of daffodils and the community looks forward to it every year. This year Puyallup is struggling to find the funding to design and build a community float. Sadly, if the organization is unable to come up with the funding solution the Puyallup School District will not be able to participate in the upcoming Daffodil Festival season.
Originally it was the responsibility of the Puyallup School District but for the last 5 years the Puyallup Main Street Association has taken…
Friday, February 21st, 2014 at 1:19pm. 7 Views, 0 Comments.
After a cold, wet winter it’s nice to start thinking about spring and sunny days. Although the Puyallup Spring Fair isn’t until April, if you have school aged kids you should starting thinking about it now. The Fair has a variety of contest to offer creative kids. Entering into one of these contests would be a super fun way for your kiddos to experience the fair. The Creative Kids Contests vary from painting, drawing and styling-a –shoe also things like baking, candy making or creative writing. Online registration is going on now through March 31st. don’t miss out; there are tons of fun contests for your kids to participate in. There is no cash prizes and entries in most categories are judged on standard not against each other so there can be multiple…
There Has Been Encouraging Changes in the Housing Recovery. Will Puyallup Real Estate Continue It's Steady Progress Going Into 2014?
Thursday, February 13th, 2014 at 2:25pm. 9 Views, 0 Comments.
We have experienced some very encouraging changes in the housing recovery in the last couple of year. We have seen a rise in home prices, a rise in home sales, and also incredibly low interest rates. Because of the positive activity we’ve seen in 2012 and 2013 foreclosures are down, equity is growing, and there has been steady improving progress. We are definitely moving in the right direction and experts like Mike Gain, CEO and president of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Real Estate, say we are in full recovery mode.
NWMLS reports an increase in pending homes sales in January (7,044) which is a huge increase from December’s (5,224) pending sales.
Inventory levels have not been great but have shown much improvement which has kept the…
Tuesday, February 4th, 2014 at 2:47pm. 10 Views, 0 Comments.
The Puyallup School Board will be placing a School Facility Improvements and Technology Upgrade Levy along with a four year Educational Programs and Operations Replacement Levy on the February 11th, Special Election ballot. The Puyallup School District has been educating children since 1854 and is well known for their excellent educational standards. The Puyallup School District is the ninth largest district in the state and one of the oldest as well. This year’s enrollment is up by 362 students and is expected to climb in the next 10 years. I encourage everyone in the Puyallup School District to support teaching and learning in neighborhood schools by learning more about the proposed propositions.
Proposition 1: Educational and…
Sunday, January 26th, 2014 at 6:07pm. 18 Views, 0 Comments.
An increase in Puyallup home sales and median home prices has helped contribute to the success of Pierce County's housing market in 2013. The Northwest Multiple Listing Service released its annual recap of the years Housing market, and the stats were good for Pierce County.
Home sales for single family homes and condos in Pierce County rose from 9,588 units in 2012 to 11,737 units in 2013 and a closer look into Puyallup home sales show a positive increase as well. Home sales in Puyallup rose from 1926 units in 2012 to 2189 units in 2013 (single family homes and condos combined).
The median home price in Puyallup jumped from $202,000 in 2012 to $230,000 in 2013. The lower levels of inventory combined with the very low interest rates really helped…
Sunday, January 19th, 2014 at 10:22am. 27 Views, 0 Comments.
New to the market is this just listed 2-story home in Auburn. The home is clean, well cared for and it sits on .12 acres. The yard is beautifully landscaped and features a small shed, patio, deck and a fully fenced yard. The home is located in a cul-de-sac that is well maintained and offers clean paved streets and sidewalks.
This Willow Park home is approximately 1940 SF with a roomy , open floor plan, 3 bedrooms and 2 ½ bathrooms.
The cozy family room has a gas fireplace and opens up to the kitchen and dining area. Dining room and kitchen both feature slate floors. The kitchen has oak cabinets, an island and large walk in pantry. The open floor plan gives the kitchen and family room a welcoming feel.
The home comes with a dishwasher, garbage…
Friday, January 10th, 2014 at 12:27pm. 27 Views, 0 Comments.
The city of Puyallup is jam-packed full of variety, from people to restaurants, churches and GYMS…there is something for everybody. A new year is upon us and it’s the time of year to look ahead and make some personal goals and endeavor to make some personal changes. For those of you who make New Year resolutions, I challenge you to make 2014 the year that you focus on your health and fitness. Puyallup is loaded with lots of fantastic Gym’s and Fitness Centers to choose from. Here are just a few fun ones for you to look into.
Over the past couple years I have done kickboxing at my son’s Krav Maga, which I have loved, however, most recently I have become a member at Shawn Bell’s Boot camp, located in downtown Puyallup off Stewart Street. Boot camp is a…
Friday, January 3rd, 2014 at 1:18pm. 25 Views, 0 Comments.
Come check out this great Puyallup home! This one story Puyallup house is clean, move in ready and is approximately 1178 sf. The home offers 3 bedrooms,1 full bath, Kitchen, Dining Room, and Living Room with a wood fireplace.
The home has a nice large kitchen with oak cabinets, newer vinyl floor and room for a small kitchen table, all appliances stay.
One full bath with tile floor and counter tops.
Other great features to this Puyallup home are double pain windows with window coverings that stay, ceiling fans, a security system, and a one car attached garage.
The Puyallup home sits on a 0.23 acre lot and is fully fenced. The back yard offers a shed, patio and hot tub.
This home is close to Canyon Road and Meridian and is conveniently…
Learn More How to Help Your Neighbors in Need. Check out the Puyallup Food Bank on How You Can Help.
Friday, December 20th, 2013 at 2:27pm. 24 Views, 0 Comments.
When the 2009 Stimulus Bill was passed there was an increase to the food benefit, also known as Basic Food in WashingtonState. Funds for the stimulus expired on October 31 and federal cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program were made, more than 140,000 families in PierceCountywere affected on November 1st. According to the State Department of Social and Health Services, a family of three that received the maximum benefit amount inPierceCounty will see a reduction of $29 a month. Cuts from the federal government may force some families to look for other resources to feed their families.
Since 1972 the Puyallup Food bank has been feeding neighbors nutritional food in their time of need. The food bank operates with 100 volunteers. The…