(253) 234-4289

Waterfront Real Estate on Puget Sound :: WA Real Estate :: Waterfront Homes :: View Properties :: Luxury Real Estate :: Agent :: Houses – HomesOnTheSound.com

Search More

Our Blog

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 […]

Continue reading →

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 […]

Continue reading →

3 Ways to Boost Curb Appeal for Tacoma Home Buyers

Posted on November 17, 2014 by Homes on the Sound in Sellers

Home buyers’ first impressions are visual, and a flawed exterior will turn them away faster than a two-hour wait time at a family restaurant. Tacoma curb appeal is the same as it is anywhere: when ‘curb appeal’ becomes ‘curb repel,’ the outcome to expect is at best offer numbers lower than they should be. Since […]

Continue reading →

Buying a Home in Tacoma While Avoiding a Money Pit

Posted on November 16, 2014 by Homes on the Sound in Buyers, Foreclosure, Investment, Neighborhood, Remodel

For many decades, Hollywood has made box office gold creating comic films about the hilarious possibilities that nightmarish house remodels present: from Mr. Blandings Builds his Dream House to The Money Pit (and even Under the Tuscan Sun), audiences delight in the shifty tradesmen and rotting timbers that define the genre. If you’re an energetic […]

Continue reading →

Tacoma House Prices May be Rising—but not Bubbling!

Posted on November 14, 2014 by Homes on the Sound in Market Trend

The previous decade’s burst of the real estate bubble, with its plummeting Tacoma house prices and accompanying economic dislocations, made a lasting impression. For most homeowners the damage was strictly psychological: the majority weren’t even tempted to sell while Tacoma house prices were dropping (or hovering below what they darned well knew were way beneath […]

Continue reading →

Investment Properties’ Unique Advantages Revisited

Posted on November 12, 2014 by Homes on the Sound in Investment

It’s the perpetual ebb and flow. Sometimes the popularity of investment properties in Tacoma begins to rise, sending them toward the head of the pack against rival investment ideas. A Tacoma investment property’s basic allure has always been its unique attribute as the most “real” of real goods (investment property is pretty close to the […]

Continue reading →

Page 1 of 17