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=”” 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 »

9 Scenic Cites for Tacoma Photogs

by Megan Bostic [iframe id=”” align=”left” mode=”normal” autoplay=”yes” grow=”no”] 9 Scenic Sites for Tacoma Photogs Do you ever have days that you just want to jump in the car, take in the scenery and snap photos? If so, you don’t have to go very far. From expansive beaches to historical structures, Tacoma offers amateur and professional shutterbugs alike, picturesque locations... Read More »

Moving Tips

by Ken Bajema There is an old saying that says “A smart man learns from his mistakes; a wise one learns from the mistakes of others.” Moving to a new town can be a daunting experience. Especially when you have two kids and two cats in tow and are driving over two hundred miles to your new home.  I am a... Read More »

The Art of the Personal Letter

by Tom Hume Seattle is pricing many Seattleites out of its market. Some of the exiled will become Tacomans. This is good in some ways, but it is putting added pressure on our thin real estate inventory. As you read this a properly priced Tacoma home is inciting a bidding frenzy. Would-be buyers are trying every trick in the book... Read More »

Korean Burger Truck is Welcome Addition to Tacoma

by Megan Bostic There’s a new food truck in town, and it’s quickly gaining popularity with Tacoma’s burger lovers. It’s Burger Seoul, located at 1750 S. Prospect, on the corner of South 19th street in the parking lot of the 19th Street Grocery & Deli. Owner of the truck, Young La, opened December 12th, and has had a steady stream... Read More »