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=”https://spark.adobe.com/video/g257mNt2rGXb5/embed” 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 »

9 Little Known Tacoma Facts

9 Little Known Tacoma Facts By Megan Bostic We all know our great city is home to wonderful museums, beautiful parks, and a Starbucks on every corner. However, there are some things about Tacoma that are not as widely known. Here are 9 things about Tacoma you may never have heard. The name Tacoma means Mother of the Waters. Our... Read More »

Verbal Negotiating and Murphy’s Law

“Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong.” -Murphy’s Law   I don’t buy Murphy’s Law completely. A nearly infinite amount of bad stuff is not happening every moment. Think about that. Nevertheless, it pays to expect the unexpected in real estate transactions, and whenever possible to shrink the amount of time things can go wrong. We recently received an... Read More »

Crown Bar Tacoma

by Megan Bostic Want to be treated like royalty? Head to the Crown Bar. Loosely inspired by the Crown Bar in Belfast Northern Ireland, Tacoma’s Crown Bar is nestled in the heart of the 6th Avenue business district. It is flanked on either side by House of Tattoo and Retrospect Vintage Clothing. Its warm and cozy atmosphere is inviting, the... Read More »

Remodeled in Oakbrook

9113 Zircon Dr SW Lakewood, WA $325,000 MLS 855255 4BR / 3BA. This Saturday (1-4pm) you can discover this beautifully remodeled Oakbrook home. featuring impressive updates throughout. Features include high ceilings, skylights, inviting natural gas fireplace, gleaming hardwoods & more. The master suite includes a very generous double shower with impressive tile, luxurious cherry vanity with quartz counter-tops. 2012 kitchen... Read More »

Selling Homes Can Be Scary

Our photographer returned to the office after a photo shoot in the north end looking freaked out and talking fast. She told me about photographing the main floor then walking upstairs to shoot the bedrooms. At the top of the stairs she felt a hard shove on her shoulder, but there was no one else in the house. There was... Read More »