Maria's 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 […]

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 […]