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For Sellers Today First Impressions are Everything

By Joyce Shipley | November 13, 2023

In today’s real estate market, November 2023, we are seeing the same thing from buyers again and again. . .  It’s a great big Meh.  Doesn’t matter if we are showing properties to our own clients or talking with buyers at open houses.  The buyers are underwhelmed with the homes they are seeing.  And these […]

Pristine 4-Bedroom Home with Large Backyard in Auburn 

By Joyce Shipley | October 3, 2023

Located right down the street from the neighborhood park and less than 3 minutes to grocery stores, restaurants, schools, and more, this pristine 2017-built home offers the very best in city convenience and stylish comfort! Featuring an expansive 3,074-square-foot layout, here you’ll find generous living spaces along with 4 bedrooms and 2.5 baths. And the […]

Fall 2023 Adventures Await at Pierce County, WA Pumpkin Patches

By Joyce Shipley | September 22, 2023

As the leaves begin to change and the air turns crisp, there’s no better way to celebrate the arrival of autumn than by visiting a pumpkin patch. Pierce County, Washington, with its picturesque landscapes and vibrant fall foliage, offers the perfect backdrop for a memorable pumpkin-picking adventure. In Fall 2023, Pierce County’s pumpkin patches are […]

New Listing – Remodeled Craftsman

By Joyce Shipley | September 8, 2023

Charming 1924 Home for Sale in Tacoma, Washington: 1024 S Ferry St Are you searching for a piece of history combined with modern comfort? Look no further than 1024 S Ferry St in Tacoma, Washington. This charming 1924 home has been meticulously remodeled, boasting a perfect blend of vintage character and contemporary upgrades. Let’s take […]

Making Smart Moves: Purchasing a Home with Higher Interest Rates and Refinancing Strategically

By Joyce Shipley | August 4, 2023

Purchasing a home is one of the most significant financial decisions a person can make. Among the many factors to consider, interest rates play a crucial role in determining the affordability of a home loan. While conventional wisdom might suggest waiting for lower interest rates, there is a strategic approach that can yield significant benefits […]

Selling a childhood home can be an emotional and challenging task!

By Joyce Shipley | July 13, 2023

Especially if your parents are downsizing or moving to assisted living. Perhaps one or both of them have passed away, and you are now tasked with selling the home. This can feel overwhelming, but with the right plan and approach, the process can be much more manageable. In this blog post, we will provide tips […]

Immaculate 4-Bedroom Home with 2-Car Detached Garage & Backyard Retreat in West Seattle 

By Joyce Shipley | May 12, 2022

Captivating vintage character meets modern upgrades in this 1941-built treasure! Beautifully appointed living spaces offer an elegant setting you’re sure to love spending time in, and there are also 4 bedrooms, 1 full bath, one ¾ bath, and one half bath all in the mix as well. A coveted 2-car detached garage out back rests […]

Exceptional Custom-Built 3-Bedroom, 3.5-Bath Home on 1 Gorgeous Acre in Midland Area of Tacoma 

By Joyce Shipley | November 19, 2021

Elegant comfort and premium amenities are all yours with this impeccably curated 2,951-square-foot masterpiece! Built in 2008 and shining like new, this one-level home is brimming with thoughtful, high-end customizations both inside and out. Discover sophisticated formal spaces, a stunning great room, an extraordinary kitchen, 3 luxurious bedrooms and 3.5 sumptuous baths, expertly designed conveniences […]

Upgraded 2021-Built 3-Bedroom, 2.5-Bath Corner Unit Townhome with 2-Car Garage in Lakewood

By Joyce Shipley | November 12, 2021

Built in 2021 and only 6 months old, this pristine corner unit townhome offers low-maintenance living in a prime Lakewood location! Not only is this move-in ready gem practically brand new, but it also already features $30,000 in upgrades including a heat pump and A/C, window blinds, an electric car charger, upgraded floors, and ceiling […]