Wednesday, April 16th, 2014 at 12:40pm. 3 Views, 0 Comments.
In a recent report from the NWMLS there were 9,183 pending sales in March, a Few hundred less than one year ago. According to John Deely, a member of the Northwest MLS board of directors, “the only thing holding back sales is the lack of inventory”. We began the year with low inventory levels and that trend is predicted to continue through the year and into 2015.
Experts like Mike Gain, CEO and president of Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Northwest Real Estate, thinks that potential Buyers should consider selling now while there is less competition. Spring time is usually the busiest selling season and interest rates are still fairly low for now. The low inventory levels will bring on strong competition among potential buyers and if the home is…
Wednesday, April 9th, 2014 at 1:59pm. 7 Views, 0 Comments.
This JUST LISTED well kept Puyallup home sits on 1+ acre at the end of a private road; a hidden gem that is surrounded with wooded trees offering privacy and a sense of safety. The landscaped yard is meticulous and has over 1000 planted bulbs, it is partially fenced and offers aggregated walkways. The beautifully maintained yard, trex deck and gazebo make for a great spot for entertaining.
Other outdoor features include a shed, dome gutters and a lifetime metal roof.
This beautiful cedar home offers 1473 SF of cozy living space, was built in 1985, is clean and has been well cared for. It features 3 bedrooms with the Master Suite on the main level and has 1.75 baths.
The home has tile floors through the entry, kitchen, Dining Room and…
Tuesday, April 1st, 2014 at 10:29am. 12 Views, 0 Comments.
Join the fun Saturday, April 19 from 2-5pm at the Sunrise Village on South Hill for an Easter Egg AND Scavenger Hunt. There will be a traditional Easter Egg Hunt for children 6 and under. Meet at the grassy area by Qdoba. There will be 2 lines, one for kids 3 years and under and a line for kids ages 4-6. The lines will be ongoing, you can join in on the fun anytime between 2-5pm. The number of eggs collected will be limited so that there will be enough for all kids. The Scavenger Hunt is for kids ages 7-12. Meet at the booth outside the Ram for your first egg, the clue will lead you to another merchant where you will get your next egg/clue and so forth. You can start the scavenger hunt…
Monday, March 24th, 2014 at 2:22pm. 11 Views, 0 Comments.
Moving can be such a stressful time, so for those of you who are planning on moving in the upcoming months here are some helpful tips to help make the experience a little less painful.
Do some research and decided whether you want to hire a moving company or do it yourself. Get a few quotes and compare rates and services provided from different moving companies. Start to recruit help from friends and family members far in advance. The more prepared and organized you are the easier the experience will be.
Moving is a great time to purge all unwanted items that you haven’t used in a long time. Plan for a yard sale or drop off your unwanted belongings at the Goodwill. If you are inPuyallup, there are two locations to choose from.
Tuesday, March 18th, 2014 at 3:41pm. 17 Views, 0 Comments.
We are quickly approaching the busiest months of the year in Puyallup Real Estate and buyers will be in search of the perfect home. If you are a home owner interested in selling you might want to think about home staging. Staging your home is an excellent way to make your home stand out above the rest and increase the amount of value you get out of it. When you stage your home you are essentially preparing your home to hit the Real Estate marketplace. The goal is to appeal to the highest number of buyers by making your home more attractive and welcoming. Home staging will often reduce the amount of time spent listed and also leave more money in the pockets of the seller. Some important things to remember when trying to make your home more appealing to…
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. 20 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. 60 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. 27 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. 25 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. 28 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…