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 »

Prepping for Doomsday Like a Pro

Steven King, you do not scare me. Kathryn Schulz, you keep me up at night with the lights on. You terrorized the Pacific Northwest in July with your New Yorker piece entitled The Really Big One. The article depicted the Cascadia subduction zone, a geological fault line running from Mendicino, California to Vancouver B.C. and its potential to devastate our... Read More »

Tacoma Market Stats

Here are the numbers for August, 2015 in Pierce County. Recall that anything below 4 months’ worth of inventory means “seller’s market”. We are well into that territory after August numbers posted. Expect some balancing out between now and February. I expect sales volume to lessen and for new listings to hit the market early in the year, as usual.... Read More »

A Home for Everyone In Tacoma

You probably know we are fanatical about Tacoma and want it to continue to improve as it has in so many ways over the years. Last year I wrote about Metropolitan Development Council opening the Randall Townsend Apartments. MDC is applying an innovative approach to homelessness, referred to as “housing first”. The concept is to provide housing along with access... Read More »

Home Entertainment at its Best!

It is challenging to find new construction in Tacoma’s north end, particularly around University of Puget Sound where the homes were generally built in the early 20th century. Newer construction houses are few and far between. This large, beautiful home was constructed in 2007 and offers so many unique features. I will name a few. An elevator shuttles you and... Read More »

Secluded feeling of nature right in town! Close to Farmer’s Market

This beautiful cottage in town is nestled on a large property with a two decks and mature trees—offering a remote feel despite being in the heart of the north end. Lots of room for gardens. In addition to the bedrooms, you’ll find two loft spaces that would be great for art, crafts, playroom, study, yoga, or meditation. Lovingly reimagined kitchen... Read More »