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Real Estate Markets Register Steady Improvement

Posted on November 28, 2014 by Homes on the Sound in Buyers, Investment, Market Trend, Sellers

Tacoma real estate observers got some background information last month that seemed to confirm much of what we’ve been seeing for a while now. Mid-term election politicking is now safely behind us (for a brief while, at least), but in the run-up to the elections, this was a comprehensive real estate canvass that yielded some […]

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When Sellers Won’t Negotiate: 3 Tips for Tacoma Home Buyers

Posted on November 26, 2014 by Homes on the Sound in Buyers

Part of the art of listing a Tacoma home for sale is to highlight features that will catch eyes in a wide assortment of different groups of prospective buyers. It’s “the more, the merrier”—and very often the ultimate buyer winds up being unlike the typical prospect you would have thought most likely. For prospective buyers […]

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Tacoma Realtors® Recognize Changing Marketplace

Posted on November 24, 2014 by Homes on the Sound in Buyers, Investment, Neighborhood, Sellers

When I think of the term ‘marketplace,’ the first mental image that comes to mind is of a local farmer’s stand or of one of those community farmers’ markets where you get the old-fashioned experience of picking through the offerings of local farmers and bakers. The goods may not be as inexpensive as you’d wish, […]

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Your Tacoma Empty Nest is a Void…Until You Fill It!

Posted on November 23, 2014 by Homes on the Sound in Remodel

You’ve watched as your little ones grew from stumbling toddlers into young adulthood… and now out into the world on their own. It’s been a slow transition—but it’s also sped past in the blink of an eye! The bumpy economy may yet prompt some extended Tacoma home stays in the future, but for now, the […]

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Tacoma Short Sale Success Goes to Sellers Who Hang Tough

Posted on November 21, 2014 by Homes on the Sound in Buyers, Sellers

According to the National Association of Realtors®, across the nation, short sales and foreclosures accounted for about 10% of sales in September—down from 15% a year earlier. Seventy percent of those were foreclosures, leaving the remaining 30% as short sales. For bargain-hunters who wish to take advantage of one of the remaining Tacoma short sale […]

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Tacoma Home Sales Charts Are Never a Straight Line Situation

Posted on November 19, 2014 by Homes on the Sound in Market Trend

In TV commercials, the idea is to get the point across as economically as possible. That’s why, when the theme is a thriving business, they show a graph with lines that move up (often at an angle that would worry a mountain goat). It makes for an easily grasped, direct message. Alas, graphs showing Tacoma […]

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