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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

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 […]

6 Standout Features of this Exceptional 4-Bedroom Gig Harbor Rambler 

By Maria Kalafatich | July 15, 2020

Showcasing an immaculately maintained 2,374-square-foot layout and plenty of picturesque outdoor space to enjoy, this Gig Harbor rambler is wonderfully move-in ready. Situated in the North Creek Estate neighborhood and just 4 minutes to the Downtown Gig Harbor waterfront, this beauty offers a not-to-miss opportunity! Additional highlights of this 4-bedroom, 2-bath home include the sumptuous […]

Suburban ‘Boom’ Coming? May be Time to Act!

By Maria Kalafatich | June 4, 2020

More Telecommuters Might Want to Move to the Harbor An interesting article came across my path from the Seattle PI. “Zillow” found that 75% of Americans working from home due to COVID-19 would prefer to telecommute at least half of the time once the pandemic subsides, and 66% said they would consider moving if their […]

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 […]

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 10/24/2020

30 Year Fixed
2.875%
15 Year Fixed
2.25%
5/1 ARM
4.125%

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.