March, 2020 ~ Pierce County Real Estate Update

As we enter STAY HOME! STAY HEALTHY! order from Governor Inslee. We enter on a solid foundation of an excellent first quarter 2020. My goal is to be your #1 vetted information source. I am in touch with national, state and local experts + I am watching our various areas to see how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting real estate. Stay tuned for more updates and news breaks! Feel free to reach out with any questions you may have. I love research and would be happy to share what I learn!!

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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 a magical idea that could work: A Renovation Loan or Rehab Loan.  Pick an area you want to live, find a not-so-perfect house,  roll the repairs and upgrades into your home mortgage loan!  What starts as a “ho-hum” house could become your HGTV dream home!

In Pierce County, over 28% of all homes available have been on the market 30 days or more.  Yes, some are simply over-priced, sellers reaching for the sky!  However, there are many that just need some fixing up.  What if you could leave your credit card in your pocket and roll updates (like a new kitchen) into your home mortgage?

You can also use these loans for problem areas:  new roof, new plumbing, updating electrical.  Or to make the home more ADA accessible or more functional for upcoming needs.

Below are some before & after pictures that just might peak your interest!

Sound interesting?   Put me to work!  Together we will find the right house. I have a team that will assist with the lending, designing, construction and strategy!  You, too, can have a beautiful home . . . and a magical story as to how you achieved your dream home!

Kitchen Before & After The kitchen doesn’t have to be a total mess to use a Renovation Loan . . . but it’s OK if it is!



Exterior - BEfore & After Yes, a Renovation Loan was used to make this 2-story home into a 1-story rambler!

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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 bedroom suite on the main level, complete with spa-like bath and walk-in closet large enough for your morning yoga!  With no obstructing walls, the Great Room is perfect for entertaining and your guests can enjoy two private decks as well.  A laundry on both levels makes it easy to live all on one floor!  And, make sure you see the hidden wine cellar . . . a perfectly fabulous place to open those classic vintages!

And, yes, this home IS in the University Place School District!   And, the school bus stops right at the gate!  Join others in sending your kiddos off to school!

MLS #1182550 ~ $385,000 ~ 3 Bedrooms ~ 2.5 Baths ~ 2,164 sq. ft. ~ Built in 2000

Hope to see you soon!


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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 windows, formal bow window, wainscoting & multiple fireplaces.  Yet, with 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, 2 laundry rooms and 1 over-sized kitchen life is easy!  Live life to its fullest right here!

Update ~This home sold in 10 days for $755,000 in August, 2017.

Join me again, when we tour another home available for purchase!


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