How To Plan Your New Home Purchase

  One of the things I offer to all my clients are free consultations whether you are purchasing a new home or selling a family home it’s a major decision and we want to get it right.  Buyers Consultation Buying a new home is one of the biggest most importand purchases you will make in your life time so it's important that we get it right. In my buyers consultation I will go … [Read more...]

Winter in Puyallup

Winter in Puyallup This is actually a picture a friend of mine snapped on her way to breakfast. Her and her family had decided to walk to breakfast at one of the local eatery's. This is not something they normally do in the middle of winter on a Thursday but as it turns out the whole family was home as was her sisters family and since they all don't live to far from each other in downtown … [Read more...]

Is It Safe for a First Time Homebuyer to Buy a Fixer Upper

With the infusion in the market of many short sale and foreclosure homes, come many properties that are in need of repairs ,as such they do not qualify for traditional FHA or VA loans. The reason they do not qualify for these loans is the strict guidelines that the VA and FHA have on the proper conditions of the home. This has traditionally made these loans desirable for homebuyers in that … [Read more...]

Good News for Real Estate Buyers in Puyallup

Summer is slowly fading on us here in Puyallup but whats not fading at all is the Real Estate market. This morning I got an email from a client telling me she was interested in three  properties in the area and could I tell her more about each property. I pulled all three up on the Northwest Multiple Listing Service and all were pending. I checked the days on the market and each had only been on … [Read more...]

Puyallup Real Estate Update

Or you having a tough time keeping up with whats going on in Real Estate? Whew! Your not alone. Don't get me wrong I am a full time Real Estate Agent working in the market every day but the changes just keep coming. Yes, their are the usual lending changes which seem to come about once a month but that's easy enough to keep up with by having a network of lenders who keep up with the market as I … [Read more...]

Fabulous Short Sale in Puyallup’s Premier Silver Creek Community!

               SOLD!!        Welcome home to Silver creeks  fabulous gated community of Hillsboro! This 4 bedroom 2.5 bath home is sure to delight with it's beautiful Hardwood floors, warm colors and over 2600 sq ft of living space. Enjoy an open concept kitchen and family room, a spacious bonus room on the second floor. Master bedroom on the main floor with 5 piece master bath. Large back … [Read more...]

Affordability Index Hits An All Time High

Amonget all the bad news out there some good news emerged this last week. The median income affordability index hit a 20 year high. Yes you heard it right Twenty year high. What does that mean. Here are the facts: For a family currently making the median $65,000 a year, that's two adults making a little over $3000 a month you can afford 75% of the homes on the market. That's right 75% , … [Read more...]

Puyallup Dresses Up Nicely In White!

Recently my husband and I took a vacation to Nevada and Arizona. The weather was warm but not hot which suited our taste nicely. Upon returning we were standing in the Seatac baggage claim area looked outside to see snow flakes coming down. We knew quickly that we were in for a big change. I have to say I wasn't real happy at first, I had really enjoyed getting away and the warmer temperatures. … [Read more...]

Is a New Home on your New Year Resolution List?

With Santa loading up his sleigh and the New Year around the corner is purchasing Real Estate a good idea? It amazing to me that Winter is in full swing and homes are still closing at a good rate. Typically the Puyallup market starts to come to a screeching halt in November and doesn't pick back up till sometime in mid-February. But the Seattle times reported that pending home sales were up in … [Read more...]

Extra Cash During the Holidays

This is the time of year that we all start to think about how much are we going to need to budget in for the holidays. It seems like the budget gets a little tighter every year. We begin to ponder questions like, can we afford it, do we need it, what would the holidays be like if we didn't go all out, where is the money coming from and so on and so on. There are so many things that we can do to … [Read more...]