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Happy Hour At The Tides Tavern in Gig Harbor!

By Joyce Shipley | April 17, 2013

Yesterday was a gorgeous day and on days like that in Gig Harbor, we want to be on the water.  And what better place to go than The Tides!  When it is warm you can sit on the deck and enjoy the sunshine.  For now, it is great to be inside and surrounded by friends […]

Getting Prequalified…before you look at homes!

By Joyce Shipley | April 11, 2013

  It always seems that something drives to me write about issues that come up!  And here is another one that happened to two of my clients.  We looked at 10 – 12 homes, choose one that they fell in love with and all the while, thought they were prequalified…and they weren’t.  Lender rules have […]

Teatro Zinzanni

By Joyce Shipley | January 26, 2013

I wanted to share with you a wonderful experience I had with my friends(Kathy, Debbie, and PJ) in Costa Mesa, CA.  While visiting down south over the holidays this year, we got tickets to this production.  It said dress up in your boas and tiaras…so we did.  They offered a 5 course meal which was catered […]

Quick Claim Deeds and Cashiers Checks On Closing Day!

By Joyce Shipley | December 1, 2012

  Blogs happen when something prompts me to write them and today is one of those days.  Let me preface this by saying, I love my clients!  And I keep in mind that I have to impart to them the details so their life is easier and therefore mine is too.  But sometimes, things come […]

Answering your question…what happens at closing?

By Joyce Shipley | December 1, 2012

What happens at closing?  It is confusing and makes everyone anxious.  Once the escrow gets loan documents, several things have to happen.  a.            The escrow company completes a HUD statement of all the charges for both buyer and seller which is then sent to the lender to be approved.  This includes seller payoffs.   It also […]

Autumn in Gig Harbor!

By Joyce Shipley | October 31, 2012

The trees are turning and it is absolutely beautiful everywhere we look. 

America’s Most Hated Industries…bottomlinenbcnews.com

By Joyce Shipley | August 29, 2012

I received an article on Facebook from a friend yesterday and I decided to blog my response.  I think I shared with you my moving adventure earlier this month.  Now I will share with you that I bought 2 properties in WA in 2004 and 2 properties in 2005.  All from the proceeds of the […]

I know what you are going through!

By Joyce Shipley | August 8, 2012

At the end of May, 2005, my mom who was 88 and I drove to WA to visit my sister and one of my closest friends in Gig Harbor.  On the spur of the moment, I decided to sell my condo in Channel Islands and move to Gig Harbor.  I made an offer on a house after […]

Happy Father’s Day

By Joyce Shipley | June 16, 2012

In working yesterday for our Windermere Community Service Day assemblying furniture, I was reminded of my dad and some of the things he taught me about teamwork.  You see, I started going to work with my dad when I was really small.  He was a general contractor and built homes and churches in So. California. […]