Maria's Blog Posts

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 […]

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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 […]