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Maria Kalafatich
REALTOR®
Gig Harbor - Professional Partners
(253) 376-5559  |  (253) 514-8294  |  License #89073   |  mariakalafatich@windermere.com

My Blog Posts

5 Favorite Things About This Warm & Inviting 3-Bedroom, 1-Bath Rambler w/Huge Backyard in Tacoma 

By Maria Kalafatich | July 9, 2021

This lovely rambler offers the best of both worlds: Not only are you nestled on a quiet street with a huge, park-like backyard all to yourself, but this 988-square-foot home-sweet-home is in an incredibly convenient location! This residence is merely minutes to excellent transit options, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, shopping, dining, outdoor amenities, and more. Located […]

5 Top Highlights of this Newly Remodeled 2-Bedroom, 1.75-Bath Home on Raft Island in Gig Harbor 

By Maria Kalafatich | June 30, 2021

Vacation-worthy living is yours with this immaculately remodeled 2,496-square-foot home on Raft Island in Gig Harbor! Incredible views of Cutts Island and Carr Inlet await from the full deck and enormous windows, and community amenities (like a community beach and boat launch!) let you enjoy waterfront recreation and relaxation whenever the mood strikes. Located at […]

Top 6 Not-to-Miss Highlights of this Stunning NW Craftsman in Private Park-Like Setting on Fox Island 

By Maria Kalafatich | April 22, 2021

Situated on a gorgeous 1.15-acre property on Fox Island, this 3,744-square-foot NW Craftsman presents a rare, extraordinary opportunity! In addition to 4 bedrooms and 3.25 baths, this residence offers dynamic living spaces with resort-worthy amenities to indulge in at every turn. One of this home’s major highlights includes its idyllic, secluded setting—the very best of […]

Shopping in Gig Harbor

By Maria Kalafatich | November 9, 2020

Shopping in  Gig Harbor is amazing! And we love and cherish our small businesses – and we have plenty of them! Here is a sampling of the great small shops and other venues to try when you are visiting. We promise to tour you around while you search for your new home. Gift Shops Rosedale […]

Gig Harbor Home Prices Set to Soar Again

By Maria Kalafatich | September 15, 2020

In all the news, you may have heard that Seattle Real Estate is going crazy again.  You might be wondering why this got me so excited about being a realtor focusing on Gig Harbor, Port Orchard, Olalla and Purdy. This article from Seattle Times from earlier in the month caught my attention. The parts in italics are direct […]

Working from Home

Work from Home from a Home Expert

By Maria Kalafatich | August 9, 2020

Some quick tips on the new reality: Who would’ve thought six months ago that everyone in your work world would have seen the inside of your home? Or that a wandering baby would be more interesting (and necessary) than the presentation you worked for weeks to make perfect? Welcome to life 2.0 and working from […]

A Word From My Clients...

"She was very knowledgeable about the city. She answered all our questions anytime of the day things came up. Very helpful and knowledgeable in all aspects of the buying experience."

Jaime Matthies, Gig Harbor (Buyer)

"Maria Kalafatich knows what she is doing. She is always available and timely. She made us feel comfortable with the overall sales plan and potential result. She is a very effective advocate for her clients. Highly recommended."

John Grevstad Tacoma, WA (Seller)

"We had an agent previous to Maria. He dropped the ball so many times that I got frustrated and left him. He recommended Maria and another agent to us to take over the sale. After interviewing them both, it was obvious Maria was the better choice. She was personable, honest, and always looking out for our best interests. In fact, she wouldn't take the property at first because she thought for sale by owner would serve us better!

Again, she's amazing. The most human, accessible agent I've ever worked with.

In the end, we are extremely grateful for all of the hard work Maria put in on this transaction even if we were slightly disappointed with the final terms of the deal."

Marie & Christopher, Tacoma (Seller)

"Maria helped us become 1st time home owners then helped us sell that home for a great profit and purchase our long-term 2nd home. She is always fun and professional, she listened to our needs and wants and always gave realistic expectations to us."

Corey & Tarimah Williams (Seller)

"I appreciate Maria taking time to figure out what I wanted, and more importantly what i felt I was comfortable paying. She was instrumental in me getting a mortgage that worked for me as well. On top of all that Maria is friendly, and strongly represented me when meeting with sellers' agents. My daughter will be requesting Maria in another year or so, as she gets her downpayment. Any other newcomers to the area will get my recommendation for Maria, as well."

Lisa Mahony/Gig Harbor (Buyer)

Mortgage Rates

For 9/26/2021

30 Year Fixed
3.375%
15 Year Fixed
2.5%
5/1 ARM
5.0%

For general informational purposes only. Actual rates available to you will depend on many factors including lender, income, credit, location, and property value. Contact a mortgage broker to find out what programs are available to you.