Turn Key North Tacoma 4 Bedroom Home!

1205 N Anderson St, Tacoma

The Essentials:

2,939 Sq. Ft.

5,000 Sq. Ft. Lot

4 Bedrooms / 3 Bathrooms

Fully Fenced Backyard

2 Car Garage with alley access

Click here to view the listing 

Nestled in North Tacoma between the University of Puget Sound and 6th Avenue this 2,939

sq. ft. 4 bedroom / 3 bathroom home has been totally updated.  As you enter the light and bright

living room you are greeted by gleaming hardwood floors, beautiful white mill work, and a gas fireplace.

Continue into the dining room with charming built in.

Pass into the crisp white kitchen with a subway tile backsplash, quartz counters,

and brand new stainless steel appliances. Breakfast nook in the back is perfect for a causal meal!

If you’re taking a break from being the in-home chef you’re minuets away from a plethora of dining choices. Cook’s Tavern is a new favorite!

MSM Deli offers a variety of delicious deli sandwiches to go, or try the creative brunch menu at Dirty Oscar’s Annex.

Engine House No. 9, Primo Grill, and Asado are just a few of the other dining choices!

This spacious home features two master bedrooms. The master on the main has beautiful hardwood floors

and an attached full bathroom with a claw foot tub!

All your worries will disappear when you take a dip in the tub! Your own private oasis.

The second master bedroom is located upstairs and also has an attached full bath.

Second master bathroom has dual sinks and a subway tile shower!

Outside there is a fully fenced backyard and a 2 car garage with alley access!

Click here to schedule a showing

 

Posted on February 17, 2017 at 3:31 pm
Michael Robinson | Category: Listing Blogs, North End, Pierce County Housing Reports, Tacoma | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Pierce County Housing Report 2016 Recap / 2017 Outlook

The U.S. economy is providing a very positive backdrop of low unemployment, new highs in the stock market, and housing appreciation is firmly on the march. Pierce County is also enjoying it’s share of good news and economic fortune, 2016 was a great year of continued recovery.  Looking ahead, Pierce County has some serious considerations that will determine it’s future and the role it plays in our region’s economy. First, here are the end of year end numbers as measured December 31, 2016.

Inventory – DOWN – 17%

Closings – UP – 7.9%

Median Price – UP – 10.5%

New Pending Contracts – UP – 13.8%

Pierce County, by these numbers, has only 1.7 months worth of inventory. We consider 3-5 months worth of inventory to be a balanced market so there is clearly need of more homes to sell in order to satisfy current buyer demand.

Prices in Pierce County are up 26% in the last 3 years (compounded rate of 8% annually) and the median price has fully recovered from the great recession.

As shown by our Pierce County Median Price Index we are at our pre-recession peak. By comparison,  King County prices are 13% above their previous peak. The affordability index in Pierce is fully 45 points better than King County.

This recovery in price also means we have far fewer homeowners with negative equity. When a homeowner owes a mortgage balance greater than their home value they have negative equity.  In 2011 & 2012 we were seeing negative equity rates in Pierce County upwards of 26% of all mortgages.  Measured in the second quarter of 2016 the rate was a much improved 9.7%.

Price recovery is accompanied with Velocity and Volume recovery.  Last year Pierce County sold 15,082 residential units representing a 13% increase over 2015.  This amounted to just over 5 billion in sales and is expected to top 6 billion in 2017.

I feel bad clouding this good news with the following, but it clearly is an issue that is relevant to the health and future of our Pierce County Housing Market.

Here it is: Jobs, Jobs, Jobs.

The King County market is red, no….white hot!  Why?  The King County number of jobs per resident is 207, in Pierce County the number of jobs per resident is 82.  The unemployment rate in Seattle is 3.7% while in Pierce County it is 6%.  Compare Pierce to U.S. with unemployment rate of 4.7% and see the weak recovery path in the graph below.

After each of the 3 previous recessions, Pierce County unemployment recovery was better. In the 90’s Pierce recovered to 4.5% unemployment, the pre-recession recovery was in the 5’s, while the current recovery has only reached 6% and it appears to be a post recovery low.

Pierce County’s per capital income is $45,000 and would not be that good were it not for King County jobs.  We are fighting a trend of becoming a bedroom community.

Fully 135,000 Pierce County residents have jobs outside the county.  Put another way, 40% of the non-military work force don’t work here.

The effect on real estate is the commuter buyer/renter is a big part of our market and will continue to be that way until Pierce County improves it’s workforce skill and attracts new businesses.

With the Pierce County shortage of inventory and the pressure of high prices in King County, homeowners in our area will enjoy another year of increased values, likely in the 9-10% range.

Buyers will need to be fully pre-approved, able to react quickly, and be open to the idea they will likely compete for their dream home.

Yes, it will be a good year for real estate in 2017, but there is work to do if Pierce County wants to be more than just a place for Seattle skilled workers and executives to come home and sleep until they can afford a home closer to their job.

Posted on February 10, 2017 at 2:24 pm
Michael Robinson | Category: Listing Blogs, Pierce County Housing Reports | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

University Place 3 Bedroom Rambler Blocks from Town Center!

7701 37th St W, University Place

The Essentials:

1,474 Sq. Ft.

10,600 Sq. Ft. Lot

3 Bedrooms / 1.5 Bathrooms

2 Car Attached Garage

Click here to view the listing

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University Place gem! 1,474 sq. ft. 3 bedroom rambler that has been meticulously maintained and recently updated by the owner of 22 years.

Sitting proudly on a 10,600 sq. ft. fully landscaped lot with a sprinkler system and lighting which makes it look magical after dark.

As you enter the foyer there are tile floors underfoot which are ideal for the wet Pacific Northwest weather!

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Continue into the living room and admire the gleaming hardwood floors, they are orignial to the home.

The large front window bathes the room in soft natural light.

Enjoy the ease of a natural gas fireplace as well, no need to stock the wood box here!

Just up the road is the University Place Library where you can pick up the latest best seller to enjoy by the fire!

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The hardwood floors continue into the dining room.

Open the French doors and dine alfresco under the covered outdoor room on the entertainment size deck overlooking the lush backyard.

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The kitchen has been tastefully updated with refaced cabinets, Corian counter tops, and easy to maintain tile floors.

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The casual dining area overlooks the backyard, enjoy a steaming cup of coffee or tea and keep an eye out for deer lounging under the evergreens.

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Step out the French doors in the dining room and enjoy the tranquility of the landscaped backyard.

 Maintenance is easy with a mowing edge and in ground sprinkler system.

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Other upgrades include the high efficiency gas furnace, central air conditioning, one year new gas hot water tank, and the galvanized piping has been replaced as well.

This home sits on a dead end street and the mature landscaping provides plenty of privacy from the friendly neighbors.

The University Place School District will not disappoint you. It’s a quick walk to the Town Center where you will find Jersey Mike’s Subs, Whole Foods Market, Traders, Joes, and Starbucks.

Pick up something special for your 4 legged friend at Mudd Bay.

If you’re looking for more room to roam Chambers Bay Regional Park is nearby, or play like the pros at Chambers Bay Golf Course.

Click here to schedule a showing

Posted on December 2, 2016 at 2:25 pm
Michael Robinson | Category: Listing Blogs, Pierce County Housing Reports, university place | Tagged , , , , , , , , ,

One Level Turn-Key Condo in the Heart of Steilacoom!

704 Stevens St, Steilacoom

The Essentials:

1,549 Sq. Ft.

8,350 Sq. Ft. Lot

3 Bedrooms / 2 Bathrooms

2 Car Attached Garage

12′ x 34′ Detached Garage ~ Perfect for RV / Boat Storage!

Click here to view the listing

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Pass into the foyer of this turn-key low maintenance 3 bedroom condo in the heart of Steilacoom and you are greeted by gleaming hardwood floors. The laundry room is conveniently to the right (perfect for wet weather!) and leads to the attached 2 car garage.

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Continue into the living room that is bathed in soft natural light and overlooks the private, maintenance free backyard. The HOA dues cover the cost of outside maintenance, lawn care, insurance, and water, sewer, garbage. The open yet cozy layout provides a warm atmosphere for entertaining guests. Or, curl up in front of the gas fireplace with a book, it ignites with the flip of a switch.

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Overlooking the living room is the well appointed kitchen with gleaming hardwood floors, crisp white cabinets, and stainless steel appliances that stay with the home, including the French door refrigerator!

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Gaze out the large window in the dining room at the manicured backyard. Dining alfresco is easy with the door leading to the patio.

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Continue to the spacious master suite. There is ample closet space so no need to worry about sharing. Access to the backyard through the glass slider. Breathe in the salt air from the Puget Sound and relax in your private retreat.

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Dual closets lead to the attached 5 piece master bathroom with a double vanity and jetted tub.

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There are two additional bedrooms and a full bathroom, ideal for guests.

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Enjoy the fully landscaped yard with no worry of maintaining it yourself, set up your hammock or a comfortable chair and relish in the ease of living here!

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Be sure to check out the 12′ x 34′ detached garage that is included in the sale. The ideal spot to store your RV, boat, collector car, or …?

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 Living in Steilacoom is an easy choice to make! Whether you are retired or working this active community has a lot to offer.  There are 12 public parks maintained by the city for you to enjoy. Cherrydale Park offers basketball and tennis courts as well as picnic tables. Meander through Farrells Marsh, a heavily wooded area which includes 3,500 ft. of fresh water shoreline, and you’ll feel as though you’re transported back in time. You can find wagon ruts from more than 150 years ago. There are two beachfront parks, Sunnyside Beach and Saltars Point Parkwith saltwater access you won’t want to miss. They offer stunning views of the Puget Sound and hours of fun. There is easy access to Joint Base Lewis McCord without having to use the highway, it’s a quick 10 minute drive! The current owners will especially miss their quiet and friendly neighbors as well as the quaint businesses, restaurants, and cafes Steilacoom offers. Grab a steaming cup of coffee from Espresso by the Bay, or enjoy some live entertainment at Steilacoom Pub & Grill where you can also watch the ferries come and go from Anderson and Ketron Islands. Don’t miss Bair Bistro, a living museum that also serves up comfort food for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. It is houses is located within the historic Bair Drug and Hardware building, which was built in 1895.

Click here to schedule a showing

Posted on November 22, 2016 at 9:11 am
Michael Robinson | Category: Listing Blogs, Pierce County Housing Reports, steilacoom | Tagged , , , , , , , ,

North Slope Updated 3 Bedroom Craftsman Home!

708 North I St, Tacoma

The Essentials:

1,904 Finished Sq. Ft. 

560 Sq. Ft. Unfinished Basement

6,500 Sq. Ft. Lot 

3 Bedrooms / 1.5 Bathrooms

1 Car Detached Garage with Alley Access 

Offered for $459,950

Click here to view the listing

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Sitting elevated proudly on a 6,500 sq. ft. lot in the North Slope neighborhood of Tacoma this handsome 3 bedroom craftsman home was built in 1903 and has much of it's old world details intact. Lovingly updated by the current owners it is fondly remembered as;

 

"The house we brought all of our children home to after they were born. It grew with us for a long while before we just got to be too much family! We loved the beauty and flow of the house, how it could always accommodate a crowd, and the feel of the neighborhood." – Current Owners

 

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The wide front porch welcomes you to the home. This is the perfect spot to enjoy a steaming cup of coffee in the morning as you watch the day unfold. There is even a peek-a-boo view of  Puget Sound to enjoy! As you pass through the front door into the foyer you are greeted by gleaming hardwood floors and beautiful original woodwork. 

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The handsome woodwork continues into the living room. 

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Spacious formal dining room is beyond the living room. There is plenty of space for entertaining in this home! The bay window bathes the room in soft natural light. 

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You will not be disappointed as you step into the fully remodeled kitchen. New cabinets with recessed lighting, solid surface counter tops, and stainless steel appliances await! It's about a 10 minute walk to Dave's Meats and Produce, where you can find organic produce and a full service butcher! Enjoy sweeping views of Commencement Bay on the way! If you're taking the night off as chef there are a plethora of dining options in Stadium District, Downtown Tacoma, and bustling 6th Avenue. Shake Shake Shake is the perfect spot to bring the whole family for burgers, fries and shakes, or stroll down the street to The Parkway Tavern for a frothy craft beer.

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Enjoy a casual meal while overlooking the backyard. 

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Step out the backdoor onto the covered back porch, this is the ideal spot for the BBQ! There is plenty of space in the backyard for gardening and playing.

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Back inside you'll find a sun drenched office on the main floor as well as a 1/2 bathroom.

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Upstairs there is a spacious master bedroom with two closets, and two more bedrooms. 

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There is also a fully remodeled five piece bathroom upstairs. The crisp white presentation is sure to please. 

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Downstairs is the unfinished basement which is where the laundry is located along with ample storage space! 

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There is a 1 car garage with alley access at the back of the lot. This is a dead-end alley with low traffic, perfect for a game of basketball or bike riding. 

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If you're looking for more room to roam you're only a 5 minute walk from North Slope Historic District Park, this 'Pocket Park' features a playground and was created in 2002. 

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Click here to schedule a showing

Posted on August 8, 2016 at 12:49 pm
Michael Robinson | Category: Listing Blogs, North End, Pierce County Housing Reports, Tacoma | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Paradise Awaits! 3 Bedroom + Bonus University Place home with an In-ground Pool!

7413 22nd St W, University Place

The Essentials: 

1,492 Sq. Ft.

11,000 Sq. Ft. Lot with In-ground Pool & Spa

3 Bedrooms + Bonus Room / 1.5 Bathrooms 

Attached 1 Car Garage

Detached 2 Car Garage 

Offered for $279,900

Click here to view the listing

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As you approach this 3 bedroom University Place home you are greeted by the fully landscaped yard with mature plantings. As you pass through the foyer into the living room gleaming hardwood floors are underfoot. Just minutes to conveniences and within the University Place School District, the location is ideal.

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The large front window allows ample natural light and the wood insert fireplace will keep you cozy all year round.

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Continue into the dining room where you can catch a glimpse of paradise, the tropically landscaped backyard complete with an in-ground pool and spa! Stop by Harbor Greens for something fresh and delicious from the deli and dine alfresco next to the pool! 

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Past the dining room is the updated kitchen with a casual dining space also overlooking the backyard oasis. If you're taking the night off as chef, and dining out, you can enjoy lunch or dinner at Grassi's Ristorante, or a local favorite, Pine Cone Cafe. for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

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Step outside and you'll find yourself in "Paradise in U.P." as the owner fondly calls it. 

“Don’t ever let anyone tell you having a pool is a hassle! The memories we have of all the family get togethers are ones we will carry with us forever. So much fun…you will not regret living here.” – current owner

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You wil not be dissapointed by the beatifully landscapped yard and in-ground pool complete with a spa. There is also a pool cabana making cleaning up after swimming easy! Imagine the memories that will be made in your private oasis. 

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Lush tropical landscaping throughout the backyard, you'll feel as though you've escaped to the islands! 

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Back inside you'll find one of the bedrooms is being used as a media room. This cozy spot is perfect for enjoying a movie marathon when the weather isn't cooperating.

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Full bathroom with ample storage and extensive tile work. 

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Upstairs there is a bonus room (with a closet) that could be used as a forth bedroom, office space, playroom, or an artistic retreat. The possibilities are endless. 

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Detached two car garage provides plenty of space for storage. The large driveway also offers RV parking. 

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Click here to schedule a showing

 

Posted on July 18, 2016 at 1:40 pm
Michael Robinson | Category: Listing Blogs, Pierce County Housing Reports, university place | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Second Quarter 2016 Pierce County Housing Report

When is a "HOT MARKET" not Hot?  and….Are you one of the Pierce County Homeowners poised to "beat the market"?!  There is a way to out-perform this crazy market using current trends!  More on that below, first the Pierce County headline numbers

 
Inventory – DOWN – 21.5%

Closings – UP – 5.3%

Median Price – UP – 13.6%

New Pending Contracts – UP – 24.1%

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These headline numbers show us the market continues to roll through the summer and buying in this market can be challenging with a high level of increased sales with the backdrop of decreased inventory.  What would you say if I told you  you could leverage this market in your favor?  It's not for everyone but if you're in the market for a larger, or more luxurious home while selling your median priced home, you could be in for a big advantage. Maybe the waterfront or the view you've always dreamed of is within reach!

 

You know I love Sales Ratios as a tool for measuring market effectiveness.  Click here for a refresher on Sales Ratios.  The Pierce County Market is not performing with the same effectiveness throughout the price spectrum. You can see under $500,000 is HOT! Above $500,000 the market fundamentally falls off pretty drastically. 

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The way to trick this intense market into working in your favor will begin to be revealed with a look at where the home sales are concentrated. It doesn't take long to see the "high-end" is not performing the same as the median or lower price ranges.  I defined the high end in Pierce County as;  2.5 x median price in combined markets of North Tacoma, University Place and Gig Harbor.  So, $359,000 x 2.5 = $900,000.  Looking at the chart below and the layers of market intensity are quite visible.

 

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By the way, turns out this is nothing new, Pierce County has recorded about 95% of all sales below the $500,000 price level for….well….ever.

 

The strategic move here says Captain Obvious, "If it is possible with your circumstances to sell in a lower price sector and buy up into a higher one, the negotiation table should be in your favor." If you are selling in a price range where there is only 1.3 months of inventory and a sales ratio of 87%, prices are likely moving up and you can sell at a premium.  The farther up the price tree you climb the worse the fundamentals are for sellers and the more things are in favor of buyers. 

 

This market condition is important for high end sellers to realize. It may be "new" news to Pierce County luxury home sellers because there has been so much talk of the "hot" market, but I haven't seen a report break it down by price. 

 

As you can see the overall market averages are impressive and the market is really good! That said, it reminds me of an old saying.  "If you have one bare foot in a bucket of hot coals and the other in a bucket of ice, 'on average'…you should be fine!"

 

Drop me a line if you have any questions or comments, it's always good to hear from you!

 

 

Posted on July 12, 2016 at 9:47 am
Michael Robinson | Category: Listing Blogs, Pierce County Housing Reports | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Pierce County Housing Report Supply vs. Demand

Last week I talked about the shortage of houses for sale in Pierce County being notably below the demand and how this condition makes the home buying and selling experience a little testy for many. Buyers have to make decisions quicker than they might otherwise like to, sellers face tricky waters getting their price right, and the negotiation process  can have some tension that both may prefer to be without.

 

In the process of preparing that report I began to wonder; “Is demand really high or supply just super low?” I referenced some historical Pierce County housing data for perspective. The chart below represents 14 years of Pierce County housing activity. The bright green bars represent supply of homes; the dark green bars represent closings while the red line tracks Pending sales.

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As soon as I prepared this graph the Pending line caught my attention, I call it the “Demand” line, and it is shown in red on this graph. When stepping back 14 years we can see there is certainly some fluctuation in the “Demand” line, but it looks relatively flat compared to the “Supply” line! Getting a little geeky I set out to measure the two, here’s what I learned after sifting through 14 years of data.

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Next I wondered how often the demand or supply fluctuated higher or lower than 25% of the median. I wanted to know what, if anything is out of whack with our market “today”.

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As you can see, in the last 14 years 63% of the time demand is within 25% of the median, and surprisingly has only been more than 25% above the median 22 out of 168 months (13%). Currently, demand for Pierce County housing as measured by 1st Quarter 2016 is in the high side of the “Normal” range. At 1,380 Pending sales it is 22% above our 14 year median. Not the same story for supply.

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Our 1st Quarter supply average is 1,941 which is 61% below the median. Insert shocked face – here! – Pierce County is low on inventory! What is extraordinary about right now is the inventory has actually been in this “more than 25% below median” status for 29 of the last 36 months. Additionally, while I earlier stated that the 1st Quarter average demand is within the “norm”, if we only look at March demand it is 54% above the median making it one of the highest demand months in 14 years.

 

So what are we saying here? 

 

Even though the market feels like there’s an extraordinary amount of pressure it’s been like this 80% of the last 3 years. March has us feeling market tensions in an exaggerated way due to a spike in demand along with the chronic low supply of homes we have been living with. It is also important to remember that the conditions described here are going to vary (sometimes a lot!) depending on where and what price range in Pierce County you are looking.  This is one more reason why it is so important to have a Realtor at your side that can show you the #’s for your area. There are opportunities to sell into a High Demand/Low Supply sector and buy into a Normal Demand/Normal Supply sector. More on that next time!

Posted on April 21, 2016 at 9:08 am
Michael Robinson | Category: Listing Blogs, Pierce County Housing Reports | Tagged , , , , , , , , , ,

First Quarter 2016 Pierce County Housing Report

You don't need me to tell you the market is great!  The market is really back!  Media is buzzing with positive housing news complete with rising prices, inventory shortages & bidding wars coupled with low interest rates and a strong economy!  What's not to like?  It is great, but like so many things there's two sides to the coin and the answer is, "it depends!"  First, a look at the numbers for Pierce County as measured on March 31st.

 

Inventory – DOWN – 35%

Closings – UP – 16%

Median Price – UP – 9%

New Pending Contracts – UP – 28% 

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These year over year numbers are astounding. We have over 1/3 fewer homes offered for sale while at the same time we have an increase in the number of closings by nearly 1/3 creating a classic demand exceeding supply scenario. Pierce County houses are selling in an average of 59 days, the shortest length of time measured since July 2006. 

 

In the past I've referred to sales ratios as being one of the most accurate way of describing the strength of the market. (To read a past description of Sales Ratios click here.) We know a balanced market has a sales ratio of 55%, currently the numbers give Pierce County a 95% sales ratio.  We have nearly as many houses Pending as we do Active. Yikes!  Another key measurement of a housing market is Months of Inventory.  The target here for a normal "breathe through your nose" market is 3-5 months….Survey Says!!  1.4 !!

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Most would say, "This is a great time to be a seller and a challenging time to be a buyer".  There is some truth to that, but in reality, it can be a challenging time to be on either side of the table. Sellers naturally want to price their home accordingly to take advantage of the favorable market conditions and not leave any money on the table but proper pricing strategies right now can be elusive. Meantime, no buyer wants to "get in a bidding war" and the result is a tension from both sides that can get interesting. Consider this scenario that recently played out;

 

Our new listing just hit market – Within days we have two offers! No, wait three! Buyers are notified, "we have multiple offers!" First one raises offer – second stays put – third one goes dark!  Aghh!  Then, just before time to review and sign off, first one lowers to original amount…..oooookkkkayy!  So second one goes away to chase another house. Wait!, first one has gone dark now too!  What the..?!  day goes by….first one is out!  Good grief!  Word is #2 didn't get the other house they were chasing….so go get #2, right?!  Ohhhhh we can't! #2 has now decided house is too close to a relative she doesn't want to be so close to! 

Day 15 – still on the market.

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With the added tension of this fast paced market sometimes decisions have to be made quicker than we would like and the resulting flip flopping can be hard on everyone!

 

Despite the obvious inventory shortages and low market times it is not hard to find homes that have been on the market for 100 days or more. That shows us the market is not all forgiving and throwing any high price on a property will fail. For sellers it is a delicate balance between pushing the envelope and being realistic. For buyers, the last house is not the last house. Find good counsel in a trusted Realtor, have a pre-approved loan in your pocket, and the right house will come to you at the right time. 

 

Markets seek balance and the current shortage of good homes will not last forever, it never does. Yes, prices are going up, and that erodes buying power. In the process new neighborhoods evolve as qualified buyers gentrify more affordable areas. The dream of having the right home to call your own is still obtainable.

 

 

Posted on April 14, 2016 at 3:23 pm
Michael Robinson | Category: Listing Blogs, Pierce County Housing Reports | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , ,

Mid-Century Modern Style 3 Bedroom Home

111 E 67th St, Tacoma 

The Essentials: 

1,360 Sq. Ft. 

7,500 Sq. Ft. Lot 

3 Bedrooms / 1 Bathroom 

Detached 1 Car Garage 

Offered for $185,000

Click here to view the listing

Sitting quietly on an oversized lot in East Tacoma this 1,360 sq. ft. home is bathed in natural light from the unique window design. Upon entering the completely refreshed mid-century modern style one level home you are greeted by beautiful tongue and groove ceilings with open beam construction, a hallmark of the mid-century movement. The warm mid-tone engineered hardwoods are brand new and the charming woodstove will keep you cozy all year. 

Continue into the update kitchen with sleek cabinets, slab granite counters, and stainless steel appliances that stay with the home. There is easy access to the yard from the utility room which sits behind the kitchen, or to the private patio through the living room. If you're looking to grab a bite to eat in the vibrant neighborhood Vuelva a la Vida is a few blocks north on Pacific Avenue and is famous for the handmade tortillas. Head to Charlotte's Blueberry Park July through September to pick your own fresh, pesticide & fertilizer free blueberries at this unique city park. 

The dining room is spacious and private, perfect for large gatherings. The elegant hardwood floors continue through the dining room. Check out Earthwise Salvage for unique and antique building supplies, accessories, lighting, or furniture, it's less than a mile away! 

One of the three bedrooms is shown here. There is ample natural light from the unique, modern windows. Brand new carpeting underfoot! 

The full bathroom has been updated as well. 

The utility room is conveniently located behind the kitchen and has a utility sink, perfect for washing up after working in the yard! There is also easy access to the yard from here. 

View of the yard that is outside of the utility room. Could be  the perfect spot to place your raised beds with shaded areas from the hot afternoon sun. Unique architectural features are also highlighted. Pick your favorite  foundations plantings to fill the beds that are in place. 

There is ample space back here for playing in the fully fenced backyard. Start your personal at home orchard with dwarf fruit trees, or enjoy the lush grass! If you're looking for a larger space to play Stewards Height's Park and Sprayground is less than a mile away! The Tacoma Public Library's Moore Branch is also about a mile away and is the third largest in Tacoma's library system. 

The private patio is perfect for BBQ's and offers a shady retreat in the sunny yard. 

 

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Posted on May 12, 2015 at 3:18 pm
Michael Robinson | Category: Listing Blogs, Pierce County Housing Reports, Tacoma | Tagged , , , , , , , ,