February Puget Sound Market Update 2017

February 12, 2017 Posted by: Fred Hubbard

    Here’s what’s happening in the Puget Sound Real Estate Market   February 2017    After the federal reserve tightened up on interest rates we are still waiting for it to take effect here in the Puget Sound. Of course we still have very low rates, which may be driving the local boom.   Home inventory continues to remain low as the number of pending sales outpaced new listings, for another month with 1238 more sales pending then new listings added to the local market. (NWMLS)   In January, the months […]

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Helpful Tips: Wet Winter Storms Edition

February 7, 2017 Posted by: Beth Winslow

Washington Winter Storm Tips   Winter storms in the Pacific Northwest vary significantly. It can range from a tolerable snow that falls over a few hours to a full out blizzard that keeps you immobile for several days.  Every community will be affected differently due to the vast differences in each region all over Washington state. Many winter storms are accompanied by dangerously low temperatures and sometimes by strong winds, icing, sleet and freezing rain. Regardless of the severity of a winter storm, you should be prepared in order to remain […]

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3 Things You Probably Don’t Know About the First Tacoma Narrows Bridge

February 1, 2017 Posted by: Beth Winslow

      I cross the Tacoma Narrows Bridge often, many of us cross it everyday.   We all know that there was once another bridge that collapsed, nicknamed the “Galloping Gertie”, but do you know…   The reason behind it’s name?   How many were hurt or killed when the bridge collapsed?   What about the massive, worlds largest octopus… are they really living under the bridge?     Lets find out…..   No. 1   The original bridge was nicknamed “Galloping Gertie” because the solid girders that were designed to strengthen the […]

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Pet Friendly in Gig Harbor…

January 13, 2017 Posted by: Beth Winslow

Love taking your pets with you, but aren’t sure what places are pet friendly? I have compiled a list of places in Gig Harbor that are pet friendly.       Restaurants Hungry? Besides eating at a drive-through, here are a couple places that have pet-friendly outdoor seating for you and your pet.   Blue Agave Mexican Grill Full taco bar, with a dog-friendly outdoor patio. Il Lucano Ristorante Authentic Italian cuisine, outdoor dog-friendly seating. Gourmet Burger Shop Creative spins on the traditional burger, with front porch seating for dogs. […]

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January 2017 Puget Sound Real Estate Market Update

January 9, 2017 Posted by: Fred Hubbard

          Here’s what’s happening in the Puget Sound Real Estate Market January 2017 The tightening from the federal reserve was expected and did not come as a surprise. Even with the rise in benchmark interest rates, set by the federal reserve; the interest rates in the market still remain at historic lows. But there was a bit of surprise here locally, as the change of the interest rates didn’t slow down the real estate market. In fact, the local market barely slowed; not even for the […]

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Christmas Tree Farms

December 3, 2016 Posted by: Beth Winslow

                A list of local Christmas Tree Farms! If you would like to see one listed here that is not, then email us at fred@fredhubbbard.com and we’ll  add it.   U-Cut Farms Double Four Tree Farm 4217 72nd St. East Tacoma, WA (253) 535-9267 www.double4treefarm.com   Five Springs Tree Farm 15331 Bandix Rd SE Olalla, WA (253) 857-0181 http://fivespringstreefarm.com   The Wreath Works 15384 Glenwood Rd SW Port Orchard, WA (360) 876-0434 www.thewreathworks.com   Christmas Traditions Tree Farm 9992 Sidney Road in Port Orchard, […]

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