Friday, July 18th, 2014 at 7:29am. 9 Views, 0 Comments.
When you live your whole life in the Pacific Northwest it is a given that summer doesn’t usually start until after the fourth of July due to typical “Seattle” weather. As of last week the summer weather that I have been waiting desperately for has arrived, like most folks that live around here, I need to remind myself of that when I feel like complaining about being too hot, instead I will try and enjoy it as much as possible.
If you are not one of the lucky ones to have air conditioning at home you will need to find another way to keep cool and if you live in the Puyallup area there are plenty of places nearby that you can check out. The kids and I have spent the last couple days cooling off in the water at Allen Yorke Park in Bonney Lake. Allen…
Tuesday, July 8th, 2014 at 5:14pm. 10 Views, 0 Comments.
The 2014 Concerts In The Park begins this Thursday, July 10th at Pioneer Park. These family friendly outdoor concerts are a great way to spend time with the family, enjoy good music and beautiful weather. The Puyallup Recreation Center has done things a little different this year and is kicking the concert series off with local “Puyallup” talent. The concertgoers that come out on July 10th will get to hear the Moss Brothers Band, which includes graduates from Rogers and Puyallup High School. The opening act for the Moss Brothers Band will be another Puyallup based band- Sweet Kiss Momma. Both bands will be performing Southern Rock.
The Concerts in the Park begins this Thursday and will continue every Thursday through August at Pioneer Park and every…
Monday, June 23rd, 2014 at 8:05pm. 20 Views, 0 Comments.
The housing market in Western Washington is on an upward curve in spite of its demand for higher and better quality homes for buyers to choose from. Quality homes in the right location and with the right price are selling extremely fast with multiple offers but there aren’t enough of those kinds of homes currently on the market. The Multiple Listing Service reports that inventory has increased compared to last years numbers but competition is intense and agents and buyers are getting more creative and more aggressive when submitting offers.
The MLS shows that inventory levels in Pierce County have gone up from last years 2.71 to 3.22 this year, it also shows that one of every 5 homes sold in Pierce County are distressed. For those sellers who wanted to…
Thursday, June 12th, 2014 at 7:43pm. 19 Views, 0 Comments.
Ready or Not, Kids are almost out for summer! It’s time to start thinking about how you are going to entertain the family over the summer break. The great thing about living in Puyallup is that there is so much to offer and you don’t have to venture far from home to find fun entertainment. The City of Puyallup has tons of activities throughout the summer that will please you, the kids and the wallet. There are amazing parks located throughout Puyallup. Our favorites are Bradley Lake Parkand Pioneer Park. We love Bradley Lake Parkbecause of the huge playground area, the large grassy field for the kids to run around and play ball and the kid friendly trail around the lake. The Puyallup Parks and Recreation offer a variety of free concerts, shows and family…
Thursday, May 29th, 2014 at 5:44pm. 19 Views, 0 Comments.
The National Association of Realtors reports an increase in total existing home sales, which was the first time all year. Home sales that include single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops rose 1.3% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.65 million in April from 4.59 million in March. Lawrence Yun, NAR chief economists predicts that the balancing act between housing inventory and price growth will continue but as we see an increase of inventory and increase in new-home construction, we will see healthier Real Estate conditions.
Good news from the Northwest Multiple Listing Service last month. TheMLS stats for April report that the Market is continuing to rebound. There has been an increase in Pending Sales and also in the number…
Monday, May 19th, 2014 at 4:07pm. 25 Views, 0 Comments.
New on the market, Darling Rambler in the North end of Midland. This cute little home sits on a shy flat ½ acre. The property offers 4 apple trees, a huge garden area and a back covered patio. It is beautiful, quiet and serene.
This is a 2 bedroom, 1 bath home with 988 SF. The kitchen is large with lots of cabinets and the living room is large and cozy with a wood insert fireplace.
This Midland Home for sale has beautiful thick cedar siding and newer roofs (2009). There is Carpet throughout the Living Room and both Bedrooms but with original hardwoods underneath.
This property comes with a garage, carport and chicken coup. The Garage has a hobby room, shop area and attic for extra storage.
Blocks from Dawson Park
Franklin Pierce School…
Friday, May 9th, 2014 at 6:34pm. 38 Views, 0 Comments.
If you are scrambling to plan something special for Mother’s Day here are a few ideas that might help you, and you don’t even have to leave the Puyallup area.
The Puyallup Farmers Market is a great place to start; it is located at the Pioneer Parkand Pavillion from 9am – 2pm every Saturday. The Farmers Market has a wide range of wonderful gift options to choose from. For starters, the flowers are amazing and you can NEVER go wrong with one of those big beautiful bouquets brought by one of the local farmers. An added bonus is that they are so inexpensive!! Any Mother would love to be on the receiving end of one those. If your Mother likes to garden you might be interested in a lovely rose bush or some other variety of flowers that she could plant in the…
Monday, May 5th, 2014 at 7:24pm. 94 Views, 0 Comments.
If you are looking for something to do, I found just the thing. There is a hidden gem of a trail in Dupont, The Sequalitchew Creek Trail, it is a must do! Sequalitchew Creek Trail is an easy distance (about 3 miles roundtrip), the trailhead is easy to find (directly behind the City Hall) and is mostly paved and graveled. The forest trail runs beside a creek and the ravine is lined with ferns and amazing moss covered trees. It was very cool and my kids loved it, they explored the whole way down! The incline is gradual so it is an easy hike for kids and pets to do, the hike back up was pleasant as well, even carrying a 5yr old part of the way. It was raining yesterday while we hiked down, but we stayed surprisingly dry thanks to the wooded trail.
Tuesday, April 29th, 2014 at 2:06pm. 42 Views, 0 Comments.
TIP #5: Keep Your Money Where it Is
Lenders will want to see a paper trail for 3-6 months prior to buying a home. You need to prove where your money is coming from and where it is going. Avoid opening any new credit cards or accumulating any new debt. Do not make any crazy, big purchases.
TIP #4: Get Pre-Approved
Don’t mistake getting pre-qualified for pre-approved, there is a huge difference. Anybody can get pre-qualified for a home loan. Getting pre-approved means that a lender has actually seen your financials and they have told you exactly how much they will lend you based on what you can afford. This will save a lot of time and frustration for both you and your realtor. If you start out looking in a price range that you cannot…
Wednesday, April 16th, 2014 at 12:40pm. 31 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…