Meet Rae Anne Catron

My goal is to educate, guide and protect you in real estate: whether you are selling, purchasing , assisting a family member in transition, or simply wanting to keep up with the market . Some folks cannot believe I will "protect" them . . . they are not use to a REALTOR with such committment to them and their needs. Yes, your needs are #1 with me! And, it is my personal committment to protect you along the way! My blog is where my knowledge, research and thoughts come together for you! The topics in my monthly postcard are more thoroughly presented here. Plus, there are always new items to share with you! Want to know about something particular? Just ask and I will do the research! Want to receive my monthly postcard? Just click the "contact" button! Our real estate market is very complex. I keep a constant eye on the latest statistics, trends, and tools available. I earned my degree from the UW in research - I love research! If you have read the book Moneyball, you might recognize author Michael Lewis' main point: research and statistics usually paint a more truthful picture than what we think and oftentimes what we read in the papers. Thus, I rely on research and statistics to find opportunities for my clients!

Recent Blog Posts & Featured Articles

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2017 – 2019 ~ Trends & Predictions

Greetings Friends! I am excited to share my research with you about the First Four Months of 2017, 2018 & 2019 in Pierce County.  The above graph is from the NWMLS: January, 2017 – April, 2019 ~ Pierce County Residential ~ Green Line:  Available/For Sale homes; Blue Line: Pended/Under Contract homes.  (This does not show SOLDS.  […]

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University Place Update! 3610 Bridgeport Way West

Want to be in “the know” about what is happening in University Place? Above is a rendering of 3610 Bridgeport Way West, located in The Village at Chambers Bay, in the University Place Town Center. My fact checker was Kevin Briske, Principle Planner with the City of UP.  The building is to be 5 stories […]

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Buyers! Here is a bit of Magic!

Watch this short video if you want to add a bit-of-magic to your home buying process! Does the idea of trying to purchase a home in today’s market seem daunting?   Too many buyers ~ Not enough houses?  Too many offers on the beautiful HGTV homes?  Are the upgrades you see not to your liking? Here is […]


Gated Community ~ University Place

8422 59th Street Court West ~ University Place, WA  98467 Spend 2 minutes and discover how easy living can be!  Perched amongst the trees, this home lives like a rambler ~ yet it has a fully finished walk-out basement for even more  space!!  Located in the gated Danbridge Community, this move-in-ready home features your master […]

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Easy Living Elegance ~ University Place

4444 Paradise Avenue West ~ University Place, WA  98466 Enjoy a short, personal tour of this designed-for-the-views home! It is fully oriented to Puget Sound! The nearly 4,000 sq. ft. home has rambler style living on the main level and a fully finished walk-out daylight lower level.   Our seller incorporated the elegance of  box ceilings, bay […]

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Earthwise Architectural Salvage Tour!

  A quick tour of a unique salvage yard in Tacoma!   Come with me for a couple minutes.  See my favorite corner of this truly unique salvage yard! Everything from live-edge wood & reclaimed bowling alley lanes to authentic period hardware, such as glass door knobs.  It’s a Saturday morning, put your tennis shoes on, […]