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What Improvements Add the Most Real Estate Value?

Posted on December 19, 2014 by Homes on the Sound in Buyers, Remodel, Sellers

“The best real estate value in Tacoma!” is certainly a little bit over-the-top when it’s used in a listing, but in truth, that’s pretty much what most prospective homebuyers in every price range actually hope to find. For homeowners planning to list their own Tacoma homes, it’s good to keep in mind. When home improvement […]

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Energy Prices Drop; Tacoma Homeowners Cheer

Posted on December 17, 2014 by Homes on the Sound in Uncategorized

Just about the last thing Tacoma homeowners expect is for the price of something we use every day to drop precipitously. It isn’t just that we’ve grown skeptical about the way official inflation numbers are formulated (although we have). It’s simply that when it can cost more than a dollar for a Coke, we’ve drawn […]

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Buying a Home in Tacoma: Retirement Myths Abound

Posted on December 16, 2014 by Homes on the Sound in Buyers, Neighborhood

That housing needs change as people get older goes without saying. For Tacoma Baby Boomers, the “getting older” concept has gradually morphed from the distant abstraction it seemed in the 60’s and 70’s to a more immediate concern. And of all the decisions that will have the most impact on those nearing their golden years, […]

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One Key Element that Distinguishes a True Tacoma Luxury Home

Posted on December 14, 2014 by Homes on the Sound in Buyers, Remodel, Sellers

When you are selling your Tacoma luxury home, you are marketing to a narrow niche of the home-buying public. They’re high-end customers, certain to be very smart, business-savvy—and they will know their own mind. They will be hunting for value, of course, because the asking price warrants it. But they will also be looking for […]

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The Holidays: Once-a-Year Opportunity for Selling a Tacoma Home

Posted on December 12, 2014 by Homes on the Sound in Sellers

I’m always a little surprised that more people don’t take advantage of the holiday season to sell their Tacoma home. The spring selling season may be the most popular, but there are a host of reasons why, for a home that is already market-ready, you might think twice about waiting to list it. Among the […]

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Obvious (and Less Obvious) First House Buying Tips

Posted on December 11, 2014 by Homes on the Sound in Buyers

For Tacoma renters who are beginning to investigate the possibility of buying a first house, the prospect can look like more than just a steep hill to climb—it can look more like a cliff! Just last month, the Daily Real Estate News cited recent research that indicates in most places (512 counties surveyed, in fact) […]

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