3 Bedroom Stunning Craftsman in the Heart of North Tacoma!

1520 N Oakes St, Tacoma

The Essentials:

1,297 Sq. Ft.

5,000 Sq. Ft. Lot

3 Bedrooms / 1.5 Bathrooms

Wrap Around Deck and Bonus Deck

Detached 2 Car Garage with Extra Parking

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Charming  Early Century 3 Bedroom and 1.5 Bath in the heart of North Tacoma!

As you step inside you will immediately feel the warmth that this home has to offer.

Imagine cozying up in a chair with a great book or visiting with a best friend in this living room that features lovely wood wrapped windows and an abundance of natural light.

Everywhere your eyes take you will be details unmatched. Even a staircase can make for a beautiful focal point in a home!

 

Pass into the formal dining room and notice the wood wrapped doorways and french doors that lead to the expansive decking. This home has been updated with new interior paint in pleasing, contemporary colors that sooth and relax. Just imagine the gatherings you will have here and new memories that will be made in your home…

The custom wooden decor in the half bath on the main floor is stunning! It only shows the continued level of attention to detail and not a single room or space was forgotten.

Enter the kitchen and you’ll find the space where the chef will spend hours and hours creating with inspiration under the bright skylight. The red accents only enhance the beauty of this space. This red door leads to the back deck as well.

This modern kitchen will not disappoint with unique wooden cabinet doors, granite counters and all stainless appliances. The gas cook top stove is the icing on this cake for the chef as well as the large pullout freezer below the double door refrigerator!

All appliances come with this Turn Key home, including the front loading washer and dryer. When we say, “Turn Key”, it really means just… turn the key, move in and start enjoying your home because everything is here that you need! And since we are talking about convenience, the laminate hardwoods on the main floor will be a snap to clean with a Swiffer! No messy carpets in high traffic areas to worry about!

The bedroom on the main floor is delightful with new paint and carpet, but if you don’t really need 3 bedrooms, this room located just off the formal dining would also make for an excellent den, office or bonus media room. What would you use this room for?

 

Head up the custom designed stairway and find the first bedroom you may want to claim as yours when you see the vaulted ceiling and french doors that lead out to the balcony. Let’s see what is beyond these french doors….

Hello Morning! How does a morning with a great cup of coffee sound to start the day out here while listening to the birds cheerfully singing you awake? Or even after a long day.. why not relax and unwind with your favorite glass of relaxation here and admire the beautiful neighborhood from above!

The second floor also features a light, bright and cheerful bath with crisp white wainscoting and a skylight so you can bathe or shower in the natural light (and in your own natural beauty!).

 

The third bedroom features more of the custom wood work in this accent wall with double windows and wood wrapping, of course. All new carpet here, too.

This is the third bedroom closet and the ceiling fan in here will keep you cool while you slumber through the summer 🙂

 

Head outside to the expansive deck that can be accessed by the front porch, the stairs from the balcony or the french doors from this dining room. It is so convenient to have a deck that wraps around the home and also you can say it is less yard to mow. Spend more time doing what you love!

 

And finally, if you’ve been searching for a home with plenty of off street parking, well, you found it just outside the 2 car detached garage with alley access. Take this gate to the kitchen door or the door from inside the garage to load in your groceries with ease!

Located just minutes from 6th Avenue , Old Town Tacoma, UPS and the charming Proctor District is the home of your dreams! There are a plethora of dining and shopping choices nearby, many you can walk to! If you’re in the mood for a great hotdog and a cold brewsky, just walk on down to Red Hot Tacoma and get your dog done right! And after that when you’ve got a hankerin for some quality dessert, walk over to another locally owned spot called Ice Cream Social and enjoy a hand crafted ice cream made from locally sourced ingredients. Yum! Yum!

Living here you don’t want to miss the Proctor  Farmer’s Market on Saturdays where you can find fresh local produce, meats, cheeses, and flowers. Enjoy the outdoors? Take a leisurely stroll down to Wright Park and enjoy 27 acres of beautiful trees, a playground and a splashground to keep the littles cool in the summer!  Feeling more adventurous? Make you way down to the Ruston Way waterfront and stroll along the amazing scenery on the Puget Sound or rent a stand up paddle board and enjoy your best life outdoors!

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Posted on April 5, 2019 at 4:38 pm
Michael Robinson | Category: Custom Homes, Listing Blogs, New Listing, North End, Pierce County Homes For Sale, Puget Sound, Tacoma | Tagged , , , , , , ,

Adorable 3 Bedroom in Desirable North End Tacoma!

 

2620 N Bennett St, Tacoma

The Essentials:

1,051 Sq. Ft.

3 Bedrooms/ 1.75 Bathrooms

7,155 Sq. Ft. Lot

Hardwood Floors and Refreshed Kitchen and Baths

Offered for: $325,000

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Welcome home to this charming rambler located in the highly desirable North End Tacoma!

As you walk in you are greeted by classic wood floors and a cozy wood fireplace for those chilly nights.

The living area is light and bright with large windows and you’ll appreciate the white trim and wood wrapped windows throughout this entire home for a fresh, clean look!

The hardwood floors extend into the dining area and kitchen.

Come into the fully functional kitchen and enjoy all white appliances, ample cabinetry space as well as solid granite counters and a trendy full length decorative tile backsplash.  The under-mounted double stainless sink features a handy veggie sprayer. This kitchen is so pretty!

This is one of the bedrooms located in the front of the home and it has two doorways for an easy flow into the living room or the hallway bath.

The 3/4 bathroom has a clean modern look with a wooden vanity sink and polished silver fixtures. The shower enclosure has a sitting bench, too!

The second bedroom features hardwood floors and two wood wrapped windows.

The full bathroom is crisp with white decorum and decorative tile surround.

The 3rd bedroom would also make a great office or den.

Stroll into the spacious back yard that has a little outbuilding that could be used for garden tools or potting plants.

Don’t forget to check out the convenient shop space behind the house too!

 The location is perfect and it is just minutes to the Tacoma Waterfront where you will enjoy taking a stroll on the waterfront and dining in the many restaurants overlooking the amazingly picturesque Puget Sound! Or stay closer to home and try the amazing Cook’s Tavern right in your neighborhood featuring all scratch made breakfast, lunch and dinner and a seasonally rotating menu. There are so many restaurants and shopping places nearby to choose from! Ready for some fun outdoors? Walk to Kandle Park and explore the walking trails, a new playground & sprayground, skateboard area, wave pool with four 25 meter lap lanes and a separate spraypool! Tacoma’s NEWEST Outdoor Pool at Kandle Park is not just any pool …it’s the first wave pool in Pierce County, and one of only a handful in Washington! The pool features a gradual beach-like entry, so it’s easy for people of all ages and abilities to get in on the action. A separate shallow tot pool and sprayground ensure a fun time for the whole family. North End of Tacoma is a great place to call home!

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Posted on November 1, 2018 at 2:11 pm
Michael Robinson | Category: Listing Blogs, New Listing, North End, Pierce County Homes For Sale, Tacoma | Tagged , , , , , , , ,

Cute Mid-Century 3 Bed Rambler in Central Tacoma WA

1515 S State St. Tacoma WA

The Essentials:

3 Bedrooms/ 1.75 Baths

Approx. 1,356 Square Feet

10,800 Square Foot Lot (shy quarter acre)

1 Car Attached Garage

Offered at $315,000

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Adorable Mid-Century Rambler located in Central Tacoma just minutes to freeways for a quick commute! If you’ve been dreaming of owning a one level home on an over-sized lot this is it!

As you enter you’ll take note of the warm hardwood floors and spacious, cozy living room perfect for relaxing or entertaining!

The large bay window in the living room enjoys plenty of natural light.

Head into the dining space and view the open concept kitchen and the back door that leads to the covered patio.

 

This is the perfect kitchen loaded with ample cabinetry, clean white appliances and counter space galore!

The butler’s space to the left is super convenient to unload your glassware straight from the dishwasher. There’s even an additional wet sink!

Keep an eye on the action in the backyard from the window above the dual sink

The master bedroom is the place you’ll relax and lay your head at night. Enjoy soothing color and an over-sized closet space!

The main bathroom is well equipped with a large mirrored cabinet above and a tile bath surround

The second bedroom enjoys hardwood flooring, a ceiling fan and another over-sized closet.

This is the third bedroom and it overlooks the backyard

Just off the dining space is the 3/4 bathroom and laundry area

Let the fun times begin in this large fully fenced backyard complete with a covered patio so you can cook outdoors all year round! Set up the patio table and chairs and dine alfresco under the shade of these large trees and watch the littles play 🙂

Feeling inspired and looking for an additional room to let your creativity flow? This heated accessory building in the back is perfect for that! Just imagine your little shop, art or craft room or musicians studio here with a nice concrete sidewalk leading into it so you can flow easily back and forth from the house!

The Central District of Tacoma enjoys a trendy, urban energy and a strong sense of community! Located in close proximity to 6th Ave and downtown Tacoma’s Waterfront, you’ll find plenty of things to do. 6th Ave is the main hub of the town with something for everyone from shops, a plethora of restaurants and a prime bar scene. There are also cozy cafes and coffee shops, a Farmer’s Market and an art scene, if that’s your thing! Make this home yours today and get out there and explore the life in Central Tacoma!

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Posted on October 19, 2018 at 1:27 pm
Michael Robinson | Category: Listing Blogs, New Listing, Pierce County Homes For Sale, Puget Sound, Tacoma | Tagged , , , , , , , ,

New on Market Turn Key 4 Bedroom in Madrona!

 

7706 46th St. NW Gig Harbor WA

The Essentials:

4 Bedrooms / 2.5 Bath

2,819 Sq. Ft.

13,987 S/F Lot

3 Car Attached Garage

Offered for $630,000

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As you approach this handsome home in Madrona nestled in the maritime city of Gig Harbor, you are greeted by mature landscaping that is easy to maintain with a sprinkler system. This home is located on a level, corner lot with ample privacy and has just received a brand new exterior paint job.

Come inside and take note of the gleaming hardwood floors in the entryway complimented by large windows and tall ceilings allowing plenty of natural light to shine through. To the right is the den/office.

Stroll into this tastefully appointed formal living room complete with decorative tray ceilings and a cozy gas fireplace just perfect for relaxing with a great book or catching up with friends.

Pass into the formal dining room on your way to the kitchen and feel the nice flow of this floor plan just right for entertaining.

The kitchen is ideal for a chef who likes to entertain! Notice the crisp white cabinetry, solid granite counters, a center island with a Jenn-air downdraft gas cook top. All appliances stay!

The view from the kitchen to the casual eating space and family room shows how perfectly this home flows and keeps everyone together. The doors to the right lead to the covered patio to place your barbecue. Dine indoors or dine alfresco outdoors year round!

Flow into the family room and prop the piggies up to relax by the gas fireplace with brick surround. Enjoy a lazy Sunday watching marathon Netflix or your favorite local sporting event!

The main floor features a stylish half bath as well.

As you find your way back toward the front door, you’ll find this den/ office space.

The laundry room on the main floor features matching white cabinetry, a wet sink and table top for folding laundry.

Make your way upstairs into the spacious Master Bedroom complete with a recently remodeled Master Bath

The Master Bath features a large corner soaking tub with tile surround, tile flooring, crisp white trim and cabinetry and dual vanity sinks with a granite counter top. There is also a walk in closet here. These shutter blinds are great for creating the right lighting. Grab a glass of liquid relaxation and soak the troubles of the day away!

One of three additional bedrooms in soothing color with decorative white shutters. To the right is a large walk in closet.

The full size main bath upstairs is so clean and bright with dual vanity sinks and cabinetry that matches the decor throughout the home.

This bonus space upstairs could be used as a bed, craft or hobby room. What would you use it for? Perhaps a media room or a place to work up a morning sweat to jump start the day?

Another bedroom upstairs is just darling with soothing color and a ton of natural light.

The backyard of this terrific home is really private and is ready to make your new memories! Enjoy both a covered and uncovered patio and plenty of space for the furry ones and littles to kick a ball around!

The spacious backyard has plenty to do to enjoy the great outdoors! To the right is an adorable miniature playhouse!

If you’re an outdoor enthusiast Gig Harbor is the place to be! The Penninsula Metropolitan Parks offers a plethora of options to enjoy hiking, biking, nature trails, fishing from the pier and off leash dog parks. Ready for some fun on the water? Grab your boat and head to the Horsehead Bay boat launch, only 7 minutes from here. You’ll be on the water in no time! If you’re looking for a great local spot for a beverage and snack, try Zog’s on Fox Island. It has a terraced patio garden area, complete with a babbling brook, two gas fire pit areas and a spacious patio where seasonal live music plays.  If you love the water, head down and take a stroll on the Gig Harbor Waterfront and watch the boats and harbor seals. Make sure to stop by another local favorite, Kelly’s Cafe and Espresso for an ice cream cone, a burger or some fish and chips. Make Gig Harbor your home today!

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Posted on April 6, 2018 at 1:44 pm
Michael Robinson | Category: Custom Homes, Gig Harbor, Listing Blogs, New Listing, Pierce County Homes For Sale | Tagged , , , , , , , ,

Rooms Galore in Stately Whitley Hills, Gig Harbor WA!

4616 77th Ave NW, Gig Harbor

The Essentials:

4,841 Sq. Ft.

15,159 Sq. Ft. Lot

4 Bedrooms / 3.5 Bathrooms

Den, Bonus Room, Extra Finished Room, Guest Room w/Private Bath

Popular Whitley Hills Location

Offered for $745,000

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Welcome to this immaculately maintained home in Whitley HillsNestled in the quaint Maritime City of Gig Harborthis home is situated perfectly near plentiful dining, shopping, entertainment options! Come inside, there’s a room for everyone!

As you enter the door you’ll immediately take note of the recently refinished hardwood floors. Pass through the formal living room that features a decorative tray ceiling and stunning gas fireplace to keep you and your guests cozy!

The formal living room flows into the formal dining room. You can really see the custom details in woodwork and how open the rooms feel.

Flow into the family room complete with another gas fireplace and mantle! Here you cozy up with a great book or spend a Saturday watching a movie marathon indoors. Note the built in shelving to showcase your picture frames and store your movies.

From the family room is the den/office, currently makes for a great playroom. There is so much space and flexibility in this home, you’ll be amazed by the number of options you have! This door leads to the deck!

The main floor is complete with a beautiful chef inspired kitchen. Note the solid wood cabinetry, granite counters, double door pantry, all new stainless appliances and gas cook top island with a snack bar.

The chef will always be a part of the action! Grab a stool and watch the culinary magic unfold!

As you head upstairs and through the french doors you’ll find the spacious Master Suite. The vaulted ceilings and windows create even more space and natural lighting. The private bath is through the french doors to the left.

The Master Bath has everything you’ll ever need to relax and unwind, including a jacuzzi tub with tile surround, tile counters and tile floors. Grab a glass of liquid relaxation and soak the long day away! There’s is a large walk in closet in this space as well as a shower.

One of 3 additional bedrooms is perfect and ready for a dreamy Little 🙂

Another bedroom in colorful Seattle style for the local sports fan in the fam…

The fourth bedroom includes this awesome Murphy Bed! But wait, there’s even more…. an additional bonus flex room currently used as an in home gym! No need to pay the monthly fees when you can get your workout in at home!

The whole gang can use this space to work up a great sweat, or…. maybe a media, a craft or hobby room? The choice is yours!

There are 3 and a half baths in this wonderful home

There is no shortage of space to entertain or just do your own thing. Head downstairs, the rec room is huge and can easily accommodate your pool table. Note the two ceiling fans to keep the room comfortable all year round. This home is loaded with ceiling fans throughout!

Tell your guests to skip the hotel and come and stay where they will enjoy their own private room complete with a full private bath.

Head outside for some fun in the sun on this huge deck ready for your barbecue and patio furniture!

This fully fenced and spacious back yard is all set for the littles and furry ones to enjoy playing outdoors! The play structure will keep them smiling and entertained. The backyard faces the woods creating a very peaceful feeling… enjoy privacy while still being part of a friendly neighborhood.

If you’re an outdoor enthusiast Gig Harbor is the place to be! The Penninsula Metropolitan Parks offers a plethora of options to enjoy hiking, biking, nature trails, fishing from the pier and off leash dog parks. Ready for some fun on the water? Grab your boat and head to the Horsehead Bay boat launch, only 7 minutes from here. You’ll be on the water in no time! If you’re looking for a great local spot for a beverage and snack, try Zog’s on Fox Island. It has a terraced patio garden area, complete with a babbling brook, two gas fire pit areas and a spacious patio where seasonal live music plays.  If you love the water, head down and take a stroll on the Gig Harbor Waterfront and watch the boats and harbor seals. Make sure to stop by another local favorite, Kelly’s Cafe and Espresso for an ice cream cone, a burger or some fish and chips. Make Gig Harbor your home today!

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Posted on March 16, 2018 at 10:59 am
Michael Robinson | Category: Custom Homes, Gig Harbor, Listing Blogs, New Listing, Pierce County Homes For Sale | Tagged , , , , , , , ,

Elegant 4 Bedroom Dream House on nearly Half Acre in Canterwood!

5006 Bridlepath Dr. NW, Gig Harbor

The Essentials:

4,443 Sq. Ft.

4 Bedrooms/ 3 Full plus 1 Half Bathrooms

20,423 Sq. Ft. Lot

3 Car Attached Garage

Offered for: $975,000

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 Located in the quaint maritime city of Gig Harbor, this elegant and spacious home is nestled on nearly a half acre lot in the pristine neighborhood of Canterwood!

As you enter this dream home you will immediately take note of the gleaming hardwoods and expansive wood wrapped windows allowing the natural light in.

Imagine the sit down meals you will enjoy with friends and family in this elegant dining room that opens to the formal living room. Enjoy the views in the backyard through this enormous window.

 

As you walk into the formal living room you’ll notice the handsome fireplace and mantle and enormous wood wrapped windows that allow you to enjoy the view of the backyard from all angles.

The half bath on the main floor has designer touches for your guests to enjoy.

The main floor also features an office with built in desk ready for you to work from home.

The entryway of this beautiful home invites you, your friends and family with gleaming hardwood floors and vaulted ceilings. Notice the custom stair railing, too.

On your way into the kitchen you’ll pass by a butler’s station where you’ll keep the wine chilled and ready for entertaining!

As you enter the kitchen you’ll be delighted with the high quality touches everywhere you look from the solid slab granite counters to the Kitchenaid appliances and center island. Notice the kitchen window is wood wrapped to match the cabinetry, how thoughtful!

This is truly a chef inspired kitchen with warm tones and it just flows perfectly!

Ahhhh the perfect spot for a morning Cup of Joe. Make sure to stop by and support a great local business, Susanne’s Bakery, on your way home for some tasty fresh baked breakfast goodies!

The open concept of the kitchen leads to the family room so you’ll always be a part of the action. I just can’t get over how beautiful these enormous wood wrapped windows are!

There are two bonus rooms in this incredibly spacious home and this one is located on the main floor. What would you use it for?

The laundry room itself is also on the main floor, just look at all of this storage space to help you keep everything organized and neatly tucked away!

When you make your way upstairs you’ll find the master bedroom that is better described as a 5 star hotel room! Enjoy a romantic fire that is visible from your cozy bed and the luxurious master bath as well. Just wait until you see it next!

The master bath is so luxurious and feels more like you’re staying at The Ritz Carlton!

The quality touches never seem to end in this home with floor to ceiling tile surrounding a dual headed shower that is accessed from two sides, each with it’s own vanity sink

One of 3 more spacious bedrooms upstairs. This one is en suite with a full bathroom

A third bedroom upstairs. There is also another full bathroom!

 

This is the fourth bedroom. Did I mention there is all new carpet, too in this home??

Wait…. what?? A second Bonus Room?? Yes indeed there is! There’s a space for everyone and every activity in this tremendous home!

How about this amazing outdoor living space? Light the fire and fire up the barbecue for year round enjoyment!

The backyard couldn’t be any more perfect with its park like setting! Stay healthy in your own backyard while you work up a sweat during a friendly game of hoops on the sport court! And the little ones can enjoy hours of exercise and playtime, too on the huge play structure!

After all that exercise you’ll want to cool off under this great gazebo with a zesty glass of fresh squeezed lemonade in the shade!

There’s so much to enjoy about this truly exceptional home on it’s own park-like setting! Located in the beautiful city of Gig Harbor, you’ll also find the Harbor Waterfront. Take a stroll along the harbor where you can shop, dine, and take in breathtaking view of Mt. Rainier while you watch the boats come and go. Enjoy a locally brewed craft beer at 7 Seas Brewery, fresh seafood at Anthony’s, or sit on the deck of Tides Tavern and watch the boat traffic! If you’re up for a round of golf, Canterwood Golf and Country Club is just minutes away where you’ll find an 18-hole course and all the amenities of a private country club. Whether lounging around the outdoor pool, playing on the tennis courts or challenging yourself on the golf course, you’re sure to have a great time! You are also nearby to The Tom Taylor Family YMCA , St. Anthony Hospital and stocking up your pantry at Costco!

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Posted on August 11, 2017 at 2:50 pm
Michael Robinson | Category: Gig Harbor, Listing Blogs, New Listing | Tagged , , , ,

5 Bedroom Home in Central Tacoma

1409 S. Stevens St. Tacoma

The Essentials:

5 Bedrooms/ 2.75 Baths

Approx. 2,889 Square Feet

9,750 Square Foot Lot

1 Car Detached Garage

Offered at $360,000

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This unique 5 bedroom home lies in the perfectly Central area of Tacoma, just minutes to University of Puget Sound and the 6th Avenue Business District. Spend the afternoon taking a leisurely stroll on the nature trails at The Tacoma Nature Center to experience native birds, animals and plants or if you love America’s favorite pastime, get a hotdog and a cold one and kick back and catch an exciting baseball game at Cheney Stadium,  home to our own Tacoma Rainiers!

The main floor features expansive hardwoods throughout. Cozy up next to a wood burning fire and relax and entertain yourself by the built in entertainment center. The living space is generously lit with natural light by an enormous bay window and the easy flow floor plan makes cooking and entertaining warm and inviting every day of the year.

As the living room flows into the kitchen notice the cooktop center island with extra storage space and imagine enjoying your favorite home cooked meals in the cozy eat in dining area.

The spacious kitchen has generous cabinetry, beautiful flooring and a large window

This over-sized bedroom on the main floor is currently being used as the Master Bedroom. It features a fabulous built in closet and large windows allowing plenty of natural light in.

How adorable is this full bathroom on the main floor with quality touches?

The second bedroom on the main floor also features a beautiful built in closet,  what a convenient use of space! The home also has 2 more bedrooms upstairs with it’s own 3/4 bath and loft like office space perfect for getting homework done or enjoying some quiet time.

The fully enclosed sun porch is ready for enjoying the outdoors all year round! Relax with a morning Cup of Joe from your local Vahella Coffee Company while supporting a great small business!

Downstairs in this spacious home lives a full kitchen with tile floor, a full bath, a bedroom and living space. Imagine the possibilities now? How about some additional income as a rental space? It has it’s own separate entrance, too!

Summertime barbecues and entertaining await on this expansive deck overlooking city landscape!

There is plenty of room to park your toys and an over-sized one car garage with an extra outbuilding to tuck away neatly all of your gardening supplies.

 You’re just minutes to the fabulous 6th avenue district with a plethora of dining options, or take a jog or a stroll on the mile long waterfront trail on Pt. Ruston Way before you reward yourself and dine with breathtaking views of the Tacoma Waterfront. Love the big screen? You can catch a new release while relaxing in a luxury lounge chair at the brand new, all seats reserved Century Theater at Point Ruston!  Your new home is so close to multiple shopping options and major freeways, too. Enjoy all Tacoma has to offer in this affordable home on a generous sized lot!

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Posted on June 15, 2017 at 2:57 pm
Michael Robinson | Category: Listing Blogs, New Listing, Pierce County Housing Reports, Tacoma | Tagged , , , , , ,

3 Bedroom Rambler in Lakewood!

9018 Wildwood Ave SW, Lakewood

 The Essentials:

1,693 Sq. Ft.

10,440 Sq. Ft. Lot

3 Bedrooms / 1 Bathroom

Attached Garage and Carport

Offered for $245,000

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As you enter this 3 bedroom, 1 bathroom, 1,693 sq. ft. home in Lakewood you are welcomed by parquet floors

and a wood burning fireplace. Continue from the living room into the dining room and kitchen.

There is ample storage in the kitchen and the slider leads to the enclosed patio area.

Bring your imagination and tool belt, there is plenty of sweat-equity in this home!

There is also a spacious family room with a gas stove.

Beyond the enclosed patio is the backyard where you will find ample extra storage!

There is also an expansive lawn waiting for your green thumb!

Nestled in Lakewood just minutes from American Lake and American Lake Park where

you can launch your boat at the public boat launch, swim, or enjoy the playground while you picnic.

A bit further away, but worth the drive, is Fort Steilacoom Park which offers a plethora of outdoor activity

options. Head to Lakewood Towne Center to catch a movie at the AMC Lowes Theater or dine out at one of the

many restaurants in the area. You can also head west and enjoy the quaint waterfront city of Steilacoom where you can watch

the ferries come and go to Anderson and Ketron Islands and enjoy stunning sunsets over the Olympic Mountains.

Conveniently located near I-5 making a commute to Tacoma or Olympia a breeze and less than 10 minutes from Joint Base Lewis- McCord!

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Posted on April 28, 2017 at 3:10 pm
Michael Robinson | Category: Lakewood, Listing Blogs, Pierce County Housing Reports | Tagged , , , , , , , ,

Turn Key North Tacoma 4 Bedroom Home!

1205 N Anderson St, Tacoma

The Essentials:

2,939 Sq. Ft.

5,000 Sq. Ft. Lot

4 Bedrooms / 3 Bathrooms

Fully Fenced Backyard

2 Car Garage with alley access

Click here to view the listing 

Nestled in North Tacoma between the University of Puget Sound and 6th Avenue this 2,939

sq. ft. 4 bedroom / 3 bathroom home has been totally updated.  As you enter the light and bright

living room you are greeted by gleaming hardwood floors, beautiful white mill work, and a gas fireplace.

Continue into the dining room with charming built in.

Pass into the crisp white kitchen with a subway tile backsplash, quartz counters,

and brand new stainless steel appliances. Breakfast nook in the back is perfect for a causal meal!

If you’re taking a break from being the in-home chef you’re minuets away from a plethora of dining choices. Cook’s Tavern is a new favorite!

MSM Deli offers a variety of delicious deli sandwiches to go, or try the creative brunch menu at Dirty Oscar’s Annex.

Engine House No. 9, Primo Grill, and Asado are just a few of the other dining choices!

This spacious home features two master bedrooms. The master on the main has beautiful hardwood floors

and an attached full bathroom with a claw foot tub!

All your worries will disappear when you take a dip in the tub! Your own private oasis.

The second master bedroom is located upstairs and also has an attached full bath.

Second master bathroom has dual sinks and a subway tile shower!

Outside there is a fully fenced backyard and a 2 car garage with alley access!

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Posted on February 17, 2017 at 3:31 pm
Michael Robinson | Category: Listing Blogs, North End, Pierce County Housing Reports, Tacoma | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Pierce County Housing Report 2016 Recap / 2017 Outlook

The U.S. economy is providing a very positive backdrop of low unemployment, new highs in the stock market, and housing appreciation is firmly on the march. Pierce County is also enjoying it’s share of good news and economic fortune, 2016 was a great year of continued recovery.  Looking ahead, Pierce County has some serious considerations that will determine it’s future and the role it plays in our region’s economy. First, here are the end of year end numbers as measured December 31, 2016.

Inventory – DOWN – 17%

Closings – UP – 7.9%

Median Price – UP – 10.5%

New Pending Contracts – UP – 13.8%

Pierce County, by these numbers, has only 1.7 months worth of inventory. We consider 3-5 months worth of inventory to be a balanced market so there is clearly need of more homes to sell in order to satisfy current buyer demand.

Prices in Pierce County are up 26% in the last 3 years (compounded rate of 8% annually) and the median price has fully recovered from the great recession.

As shown by our Pierce County Median Price Index we are at our pre-recession peak. By comparison,  King County prices are 13% above their previous peak. The affordability index in Pierce is fully 45 points better than King County.

This recovery in price also means we have far fewer homeowners with negative equity. When a homeowner owes a mortgage balance greater than their home value they have negative equity.  In 2011 & 2012 we were seeing negative equity rates in Pierce County upwards of 26% of all mortgages.  Measured in the second quarter of 2016 the rate was a much improved 9.7%.

Price recovery is accompanied with Velocity and Volume recovery.  Last year Pierce County sold 15,082 residential units representing a 13% increase over 2015.  This amounted to just over 5 billion in sales and is expected to top 6 billion in 2017.

I feel bad clouding this good news with the following, but it clearly is an issue that is relevant to the health and future of our Pierce County Housing Market.

Here it is: Jobs, Jobs, Jobs.

The King County market is red, no….white hot!  Why?  The King County number of jobs per resident is 207, in Pierce County the number of jobs per resident is 82.  The unemployment rate in Seattle is 3.7% while in Pierce County it is 6%.  Compare Pierce to U.S. with unemployment rate of 4.7% and see the weak recovery path in the graph below.

After each of the 3 previous recessions, Pierce County unemployment recovery was better. In the 90’s Pierce recovered to 4.5% unemployment, the pre-recession recovery was in the 5’s, while the current recovery has only reached 6% and it appears to be a post recovery low.

Pierce County’s per capital income is $45,000 and would not be that good were it not for King County jobs.  We are fighting a trend of becoming a bedroom community.

Fully 135,000 Pierce County residents have jobs outside the county.  Put another way, 40% of the non-military work force don’t work here.

The effect on real estate is the commuter buyer/renter is a big part of our market and will continue to be that way until Pierce County improves it’s workforce skill and attracts new businesses.

With the Pierce County shortage of inventory and the pressure of high prices in King County, homeowners in our area will enjoy another year of increased values, likely in the 9-10% range.

Buyers will need to be fully pre-approved, able to react quickly, and be open to the idea they will likely compete for their dream home.

Yes, it will be a good year for real estate in 2017, but there is work to do if Pierce County wants to be more than just a place for Seattle skilled workers and executives to come home and sleep until they can afford a home closer to their job.

Posted on February 10, 2017 at 2:24 pm
Michael Robinson | Category: Listing Blogs, Pierce County Housing Reports | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,