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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 […]

New and Unique Reason for Higher Home Prices

By Maria Kalafatich | December 1, 2019

A couple of articles came across my desk this week that I found… interesting.  Redfin, a Seattle based Real Estate brokerage did some research and the Wall Street Journal expanded it into an article.  Their research showed them that home ownership has increased from an average of eight years to around thirteen years! This average […]

Fall Home Buying

Fall Home Buying Could Mean Falling Prices!

By Maria Kalafatich | October 31, 2019

Contrary to popular belief- buying homes in the Fall and Winter can be the best times if you know what to look for…and what to avoid.  Fewer Buyers Mean More Motivated Sellers! This time of year, usually means the families with kids are already situated. Those owners of homes that didn’t sell will be extra […]

Now is a great time to buy

Now Is a Great Time to Buy

By Maria Kalafatich | October 3, 2019

  There are many conflicting voices in the Real Estate world. But I’ve been around enough to know some good trends when I see them. Give me a couple minutes of your time and I’ll tell you why now is a great time to buy your first home, or move up to the home you […]

home is where the home is

Home is…where the Home is. 

By Maria Kalafatich | September 30, 2019

I just read something that blew my mind…for a moment. Gig Harbor has TRIPLED in size since 1990. TRIPLED!! At first, that took my breath away. Then I realized others have made the same conclusion that I have…Gig Harbor is a great place to live! Where else are you going to get a small-town feel […]

6 Top Reasons Not to Miss this Showstopping Gig Harbor View Home 

By Maria Kalafatich | July 22, 2019

Beautifully remodeled and showing off breathtaking views of the Puget Sound, Vashon Island, and Point Defiance, this one-of-a-kind view home is an absolute masterpiece in a prime location. Featuring a palatial 2,512-square-foot layout, this single-level home includes 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, and living spaces designed with entertaining in mind. Located at 2848 Hollemgay Ct NW […]

Spacious & Scenic 3-Bedroom, 2.5-Bath Home on 1.15 Gorgeous Acres in Gig Harbor’s Artondale Area

By Maria Kalafatich | May 7, 2019

Pacific Northwest beauty awaits at every turn with this 2,121-square-foot Gig Harbor gem! Nestled on a lush and beautifully landscaped 1.15 acres, this 3-bedroom, 2.5-bath home offers ample space to take advantage of both inside and out. Comfortable, spacious living areas await inside, while this property’s outdoor amenities include things like a patio, playhouse, and […]

Cute & Classic 3-Bedroom, 1.5-Bath Rambler in Central Gig Harbor Location – Pending in Just 2 Days!

By Maria Kalafatich | March 13, 2019

Comfort and convenience are wrapped up into one charming package with this 1,246-square-foot Gig Harbor gem. Enjoy the ease of one-level living on almost a quarter acre, all while being merely minutes to Downtown Gig Harbor, Uptown Gig Harbor, Highway 16 and more. Located at 4114 64th St Ct NW Gig Harbor, WA 98335, this […]