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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

4 Major Highlights of this Craftsman Masterpiece in Gig Harbor’s Canterwood Golf & Country Club

By Maria Kalafatich | May 11, 2020

Gig Harbor’s Canterwood Golf & Country Club community offers the opportunity for resort-inspired living, and this 2,570-square-foot masterpiece presents the ideal situation! Perched high up on a 0.4-acre lot with fantastic east and west sun exposure, this residence offers Pacific Northwest living at its finest. In addition to a sprawling layout that includes 3 bedrooms, […]

Zillow Vs. Reality

By Maria Kalafatich | May 1, 2020

Zillow is a very popular Real Estate estimation service…but does popularity mean accuracy?  As a real estate agent, I love helping people find, improve, sell or invest in real estate. I think I have the best job in the world. Every day, I get to walk alongside people who see a preferred future and have […]

COVID-19 Real Estate FAQ

By Maria Kalafatich | May 1, 2020

COVID-19 has been a scary time for all of us. If you’re thinking about buying or selling, you may have some questions. I’m going to answer the ones I’m hearing most frequently.   Can I still buy a house during the COVID – 19 Crisis? Yes, you absolutely can still buy a home during this […]

Gig Harbor

Gig Harbor Market Report

By Maria Kalafatich | March 2, 2020

*photo credit: cward360 Quick market update on our favorite city- Gig Harbor Hey friends!  I want to give you a quick update on the Gig Harbor real estate market. If it seems like houses are for sale all over our beloved city…it’s because THEY ARE! Once people visit and see the views, the green surroundings, […]

Curb Appeal

Curb Appeal is Sale Appeal

By Maria Kalafatich | February 1, 2020

Why is ‘Curb Appeal” such a big deal in getting your home sold? I’m glad you asked. This blog is a short primer on why the outside of your home matters almost as much as the inside!    While HGTV gets great ratings on shows that talk about staging the INTERIOR of your home… I […]

Remodeling your Home

Don’t Turn Remodeling Projects Into a Money Pit!

By Maria Kalafatich | January 1, 2020

A great article came across my desk the other week about the home featured in the mid-eighties movie “Money Pit.” This was the hysterical movie with Tom Hanks and Shelly Long who were two yuppie home buyers who decided to buy a fixer and …well, fix it! Every home-fixer on the planet laughed until they cried at their […]

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 5/31/2020

30 Year Fixed
3.125%
15 Year Fixed
2.375%
5/1 ARM
3.375%

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.