Brown & Haley – Sweet Tacoma

By Matt Kite – photo by Rob Green   Brown & Haley is maker of Almond Roca, Mountain Bars We had driven by it hundreds of times. Not once had I noticed the sign on the side of the old building. Finally I spotted it. “Did that say Almond Roca?” I asked my wife and son. “Yes!” they answered in... Read More »

Stately Home in Steilacoom Area

11102 108th St SW Tacoma – Steilacoom Area You will find a tremendous amount of space in this home with rooms that can be used as extra bedrooms, or home office, study, craft room, you name it.  In all there are four bedrooms plus a large finished room with no closet, and an extra family room. Additionally, find formal spaces... Read More »

Valhalla – Best coffee shop in Tacoma?

by Tom Hume Valhalla Coffee – Might just be the best coffee shop in Tacoma When I talk to people about my concept of having a section of our blog for Tacoma’s Best Places I usually use the example of my regular coffee stop, Valhalla Coffee . It is located at 3918 6th Ave in Tacoma and might just be the... Read More »

Lincoln District Revitalization Project in Tacoma

Large Project in Lincoln District Will Bring Changes By Matt Kite Tacoma’s Lincoln District is about to get a face lift. The five-block stretch of South 38th Street between Tacoma Avenue South and South Thompson Avenue will be improving shortly. In fact, Phase 1 is already underway. Lincoln District Revitalization Project. This is a $7.3-million plan designed to rejuvenate Tacoma’s beloved... Read More »

Five Amazing Hikes Near Tacoma

By Matt Kite There are plenty of great reasons to buy a home in Tacoma, but one you might not have considered before is our fair city’s proximity to world-class hiking. To the southeast of Tacoma, Mount Rainier National Park beckons, all 236,000-plus acres of it, and to the west, the Olympic Peninsula awaits your exploration. Drive an hour or... Read More »

Open Houses: Good or Bad?

by Tom Hume An open house visitor once approached David to warn that another guest upstairs was looking through a jewelry box. David ran up to the bedroom to confront the man who quickly closed his hand to conceal something. David asked the man what he was doing. “N… Nothing,” the man stammered. “Do you have something in your hand?”... Read More »

Help Kids in Tacoma

Our office is collecting donations to help support Charlie’s Dinosaur, an outreach program through Crime Stoppers of Tacoma / Pierce County. These donations go to children and teens being removed from dangerous homes, who often have just the clothing on their back. Here is a way to help kids in Tacoma. Needed items (new coats and new school supplies) can... Read More »

Why Do You Need a Buyer’s Agent?

by Ken Bajema, Buyer’s Agent for The Hume Group Why Do You Need a Buyer’s Agent? The real estate market changed drastically over the last fifteen years. It continues to evolve at a rapid pace. Technology has made it more consumer-oriented. In the not too distant past, the Northwest Multiple Listing Service printed out a publication of newly listed homes.... Read More »

Fully Remodeled from Studs out (Video)

[iframe id=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/dvdgvKA3-yk” align=”left” mode=”normal” autoplay=”no”] 3 BR  2.5 BA $329,000  MLS 1019202 1221 Huson Dr  Tacoma Full listing here

Point Defiance Tap and Grill

by Tom Hume My daughters and I love going to breakfast. We have tried most of the breakfast places in Tacoma and therefore consider ourselves discerning diners. So this past weekend, Brette (13) and I tried Point Defiance Tap & Grill in Ruston. They serve brunch 10-2pm on weekends. The ambiance is contemporary with lots of natural daylight. The service was friendly. Kevin... Read More »