Valentine’s Day in Tacoma

Valentine’s Day in Tacoma Tired of dinner and a movie? Do you need new ideas for your Valentine’s date night (or day)? You live in the right place. From fun filled frolic to close cozy corners, Tacoma is bursting with romantic locales and activities. Take a walk on the waterfront: You have great venues from which to choose. Head down... Read More »

Is Home Staging a Good Bet? with video

Is Home Staging a Good Bet?     It is impossible to quantify the payoff of staging. Each experiment tests only one course of action, because either the house was staged or it wasn’t. We are left to gut feel. Did this staged house sell for more than it otherwise might have? 94% of agents polled by the National Association... Read More »

The Best Donuts in Tacoma

Where to find the best donuts in Tacoma Mmm. Donuts. Homer Simpson isn’t alone in his obsession with donuts. Americans love their donuts. And judging by the number of donut shops with a Tacoma address, it seems the City of Destiny shares that mania. Indeed, for a mid-sized city, Tacoma is home to a surprisingly diverse array of donut shops,... Read More »

Broadway Center to Raise a Mind-Bending Sum of Money… Here’s why!

Broadway Center Centenial Campaign Kicks Off   My wife is a volunteer board member of the Broadway Center for the Performing Arts, an organization that manages the Pantages, Rialto and Theater on the Square for the citizens of Tacoma. That bears repeating. These fantastic historic buildings belong to Tacoma.   On November 21st we attended the kick-off for a capital... Read More »

Tacoma Public Library’s Northwest Room

Hidden on the second floor of Tacoma Public Library’s main branch downtown is a local treasure worthy of your exploration: the Northwest Room. Topped by the warm glow of Tacoma’s “original dome” and buttressed by marble columns, the Northwest Room provides Tacoma citizens with everything they need to rediscover their past. The Northwest Room occupies the second floor of the... Read More »

Home Inspection Overview – Video

What to expect when you’re inspecting: Part 1 Overview  The Hume Group recently met for a Q&A session with one of our preferred home inspectors, Dominic Schreiner of Finishing Touch Home Inspection, LLC. We covered some basic questions that we get a lot from Tacoma home buyers.       Q:  Are Inspectors licensed?  Do they go through a training? A:... Read More »

The Cloverleaf in West End Tacoma

If the best things in life are worth waiting for, certainly good pizza deserves our patience. At The Cloverleaf in West End Tacoma, wait times can occasionally stretch to a half hour or more, but the payoff is so good locals have been coming here since the 1960s, when The Sonics (the band, not the team), The Wailers and The Ventures... Read More »

Polar Plaza Brings Ice Skating to Downtown Tacoma

On a chilly, drizzly December night, bright lights glow from downtown Tacoma’s Tollefson Plaza. There, beneath an enormous white tent, young and old gather to take part in a budding local holiday tradition: ice skating.

Tacoma’s Last Stop Computers

It all started in 1986, when Brian Herbert wanted a hard drive for his computer. Back then, most computers relied on floppy discs and storage was at a premium.

Septuagenarian Sells Westgate Tacoma Home to Millennials

  A story from Westgate Tacoma Neighborhood Harold Prescott is a kindly, outgoing man with an unbelievable memory for names, events and even conversations going back half a century or more. He is a member of what Tom Brokaw called The Greatest Generation. Harold built his Westgate Tacoma home in 1955 and lived two thirds of his 90 years there,... Read More »