4 Best Tacoma Haunted Houses

Haunted Houses in and Around Tacoma By Matt Kite Not everybody likes a good scare. Some people prefer treats to tricks come Halloween. But if you’re someone who enjoys feeling your knees tremble and your heart quiver, here are four haunted houses in the greater Tacoma area that are guaranteed to add a few shivers to your holiday experience. Be... Read More »

A Trip to the Pumpkin Patch – Directory of Patches near Tacoma

Where to go for Pumpkins and Fun By Matt Kite If you’re a Tacoma parent or merely a kid at heart, October can only mean one thing: Halloween. And one of Halloween’s time-honored traditions is a visit to the pumpkin patch. Though a city of 200,000-plus, Tacoma is rural on its fringes. Bucolic communities nearby offer plenty of opportunities to... Read More »

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 »