Maria Kalafatich Luxury Real Esate Gig Harbor


Maria Kalafatich Luxury Real Estate
The Tacoma Narrows Bridge, also known as "Galloping Gertie," was an engineering marvel that spanned the Tacoma Narrows strait. Opening in 1940, it gained infamy for its dramatic oscillations in windy conditions, which eventually led to its collapse just months later. The bridge's failure became a pivotal moment in engineering history, prompting a reevaluation of design principles and aerodynamics.
Decades later, the documentary "700 Feet Down" revisited this tragic event, delving into the bridge's construction, its spectacular demise, and the lessons learned from this engineering catastrophe. Through archival footage, expert analysis, and personal accounts, the film sheds light on the human and technical factors behind one of the most iconic failures in structural engineering, offering valuable insights into the pursuit of safer and more resilient infrastructure. Watch the documentary here!
GIg Harbor Market Update February 2024
January inventory in the luxury market is down 1% over last month, however, sales increased 6% with the average price per sq. ft. up 3% over this time last year. With 94 homes for sale in Pierce County (over $1.2M) and 27 under contract, the ratio is 29%, suggesting a solid "buyers market".


Mortgage rates saw a general decrease from September to February. According to Mortgage News Daily, we saw rates drop from 7.08% on 09/01 to 6.63% on 02/01.


From the pastel-hued houses perched on cliffs to the azure waters of the Mediterranean Sea, each town along this picturesque coastline holds its own unique charm and allure.
Discover hidden gems like Positano with its winding streets and vibrant bougainvillea, or explore the historical treasures of Amalfi and Ravello.
Whether you're seeking seaside relaxation, cultural immersion, or culinary delights, this curated list promises to inspire your wanderlust and guide you to unforgettable experiences in this breathtaking Italian paradise. Explore more here.

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Looking for affordable waterfront with spectacular South Puget Sound views? Wauna, WA is one of the best values in waterfront & view properties, just 10 miles from downtown Gig Harbor!
Located just across the Purdy Bridge with a population of 4,689, this rural community has more to offer than meets the eye. Enjoy intimate beach side dining at Massimo's Italian Restaurant providing nightly sunsets overlooking Henderson Bay or get together with friends at the popular Beer Vault with live music & game nights.
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Wauna also has some of the best beaches and parks in all of Gig Harbor with a rural feel including 360 Park and the Purdy Sand Spit which provides front row seating to the orca whales, sea lions, migratory birds and the top location in all of Gig Harbor for fly fishing. The public schools in Wauna are highly rated, and easy access to Hwy 16, Costco, Home Depot and the YMCA!
Bel Mar Estate Wauna WA
This elegant estate was recently listed in the Wauna community of Bel Mar 1. With sweeping, southerly views of Mt. Rainier and the sparkling Puget Sound, this beautiful home is the epitome of the picturesque neighborhoods and stunning nature views you can come to expect living in Wauna.
Bel Mar Estate arial Wauna WA
With these stunning views that offer the opportunity to watch the whales & sea life frolic in the sparkling waters, to the community beach access where you can swim and kayak with ease, it is no wonder this home went Pending after only 6 days on the market. View the listing here to learn more.


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For additional information or any questions with regard to the current market or if you are interested in a no obligation valuation of your home, please feel free to contact me anytime and as always, I appreciate your referrals!