1108 S Grant Avenue, Tacoma, WA 98405
Offered for $425,000.00
4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms
1,660 square feet, .119 ac/5,200 square foot lot
Welcome to 1108 Grant Avenue! This updated corner lot home still has the 1920s details still in tact! There are many updates to boast of, including new exterior and interior paint, new siding, and a new sewer line. Roof, electrical, plumbing, and heat ducting updated prior to when the seller purchased the home back in 2015.
Gas stove, and fireplace with new gas insert. The upstairs bedroom has large attached bathroom with a big closet! Clean, insulated unfinished basement. Detached one car garage, which has power. This home is a quick stroll to Bluebeard Coffee, and one of my personal favorites, 1022 S J Cocktail Bar. You are super close to 6th Avenue, and the Stadium District as well. The new light rail will be close, in addition to having quick freeway access!
Right when you enter the home you are greeted with lovely 1920’s details, wood trim, and many large windows which let in plenty of natural light.
The living space flows into the dining space, which leads into the kitchen.
There is space for a large dining room table in the dining space, as well as a table in the kitchen…
The flooring throughout the entire home is in wonderful condition. There is carpet in the living room and bedrooms on the main floor, with attractive laminate in the dining room and kitchen. The kitchen has updated stainless steel appliances, and a gas stove!
Through the kitchen is a door to the backyard, and to the right of the back door, there is entry from the inside that leads into the unfinished basement.
There are two bedrooms on the main level, and two located upstairs.
First bedroom on the main level.
First full bathroom located on the main level. The other bathroom and additional two bedrooms are located upstairs…
You could use either bedroom upstairs as your main bedroom… both have access to the large bathroom.
First upstairs bedroom.
Double sinks in the upstairs bathroom.
Upstairs bathroom has a soaking tub, with a shower head on the ceiling. There is a large closet to the left of the toilet, not pictured.
There are fruit trees out back, and plenty of gardening space.
There is a clean, and secure one car garage off of the alley in the back…
Garage recently had power installed.
Any additional questions about this listing? Feel free to pop me a text at (253) 691-0688. Check out the video tour, here!
710 S Wily Street NW, Olympia, WA 98502
4 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bathrooms
2 Car Garage+RV/Boat Parking
2,516 square feet
12,034 square foot lot
Offered for $350,000.00
This home is such a great value for the location, amount of space, lot size, and limited work needed! Located in the desirable West Olympia neighborhood near schools and shopping, with quick freeway access. The house is located on a quiet street, and has a woodsy, Pacific Northwest feel, while still being close to shopping centers, restaurants, and grocery stores.
When you enter the home, you are greeted by two living spaces- one to the left, and one to the right. The living spaces flow nicely into the kitchen.
Large bay windows on the main level in both of the living spaces.
There are many beautiful trees on the lot that you can see through many of the windows.
There is a small room through one of the living spaces that could be an office space. Doors lead onto the deck in the backyard.
The kitchen is located through the living space, at the back of the home.
The window in the kitchen looks out onto the big back yard. There is a bathroom and a laundry room off of the kitchen. You go through the laundry room to get to the garage.
All of the bedrooms are located up the stairs. They are all a good size, and the hardwood flooring is in fantastic shape.
The master bedroom is massive! There is a bathroom attached to the master.
Double sinks In the master bathroom and a shower stall.
There are double closets in the master bedroom.
The bedrooms are spacious and have lovely hardwood floors. There are plenty of windows, with the space still feeling private because of the lot size, ample space between neighboring homes, and all of the trees!
The bathroom upstairs is in the hallway between all of the bedrooms.
The backyard is one of my favorite things about this home. The property backs up to a green belt, and there are so many trees!
There is a large deck out back, and a hot tub.
There is a gazebo and sports court out back.
Ask your agent to send you a copy of the recent home inspection report, which is available on the NWMLS. For any other questions, feel free to pop me a text at (253) 691-0688 or email me at Keryn@windermere.com.
4906 N 26th Street, Tacoma WA 98407
Offered for $520,000
4 Bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms
Bedroom on the main level, master with attached bathroom, finished basement
2,820 square feet, 6,000 square foot lot
Large detached two-car garage
Updated and spacious Proctor home! Open concept floor-plan on the main level includes a formal living room, updated kitchen, and great room with large dining space. Nice degree of separation between the bedrooms, with one on the main floor, two upstairs, and one large living space in the basement. There is a bathroom attached to the master bedroom upstairs. The finished basement has additional storage space.
This home is in such a great spot! You’re close to the Proctor shopping district which has coffee shops like Olympia Coffee, and Starbucks. If you enjoy going out to eat, you have an array of great restaurants close by, including East and West, Cactus, and Cooks Tavern.
For entertainment, there is a small historical cinema called the Blue Mouse Theatre nearby. On that same strip with the restaurants, coffee shops, and the cinema, there is a charming, family owned bowling alley called Chalet Bowl, and local shopping options including the PNW Shop, and Compass Rose. I love going to Peaks and Pints in Proctor for a craft beer and vegan-friendly bar food menu.
There are a couple of grocery options in Proctor. There is a Safeway, and my personal favorite, Metropolitan Market. Met Market will ruin all other grocery stores for you- it is one of the best grocery stores in Tacoma! They serve the best fresh cookies and gelato, and have a ton of local, fresh produce.
The layout in this home is fantastic. The comment I always hear when people pull up is, “This place has 4 bedrooms and a finished basement!?” You wouldn’t assume so looking at it from the outside, but this home has a lot of square footage! Right when you enter the home, you are greeted by a formal lounge space, and fireplace.
There are lovely hardwood floors throughout the main level.
The main floor bedroom and bathroom are located to the left as you walk past the formal lounge room.
This would make a great guest room, or office.
Right outside of the main floor bedroom are two large storage closets. Through the lounge space, and past the main floor bedroom, is the updated kitchen and great room.
The kitchen is open, and spacious. The stairs to the finished basement are across from that side door through the kitchen.
The window in-front of the kitchen sink makes the kitchen feel nice and bright. When you look out the window while unloading the sink, what you see there are plants, and a privacy fence.
One of the many things that I love about this home is the open concept kitchen and dining space, with large living area/great room. The sellers enjoyed hosting events at their house because of this neat layout!
The staircase leading to the upstairs bedrooms is located through the dining space, to the left.
The master bedroom with the attached bathroom is located up the stairs, and to the left.
There is a nice skylight in the master bathroom, that lets a lot of natural light in. There is a built in shelf next to the shower for storage.
Second upstairs bedroom is to the right. This room is also spacious!
There is an additional room and living space in the finished basement. This room is giant! The sellers had a teenager who loved having the downstairs as his living space. There is a nice bathroom with a shower down here. This is where the washer and dryer are located.
Secret storage space in the basement! Located through a door in the basement, across from the living space. This is where one of the water heaters and new electric panel are located. There is a work bench, and plenty of space to store things.
The yard is low maintenance, and fully fenced. There is a large deck off of the back door, and a spacious detached two-car garage with electric door openers. The is accessed through the backyard and the alley. Additional parking space next to the garage.
For the video tour, click here. If you have any additional questions, feel free to pop me a text at (253) 691-0688, or email me at Keryn@windermere.com.
1742 181st Street E, Spanaway, WA 98387
Offered for $299,950
3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bathrooms
1,679 Square Feet
HOA $50 a Month
3 Pets Allowed (Dogs/Cats)
Nestled inside a lovely gated community, this home is bright and spacious! This home was built in 2009 and has only had one owner. My sellers planned to live here forever, but their family grew.
“We will miss how quiet this neighborhood is. There are so many conveniences, like the school bus stops being close by, right outside of the gated entrance. The parks and covered picnic area… You have multiple grocery stores close by – Walmart, Safeway, WinCo and Fred Meyer. There are many great restaurant choices such as tofu and pho, two thai restaurants, Sunny Teriyaki and more!”
This home and community have many benefits to boast of. Let’s start with the gated entry, with nighttime security patrol. After 6pm the gate closes and you need a code to open it.You have the affordable HOA fee taking care of the common areas and parks. All of the houses that line your street look well maintained!
The small, fenced side yard is super easy to maintain. Plus, you have quick access to these private parks and picnic spaces that are taken care of through the HOA, so it is the best of both worlds.
In addition to the parks and picnic area, there is a fenced basketball court located through one of the gated entrances that you have access to.
When you enter the home, you are greeted by tall ceilings, tons of natural light, and a functional, open floor plan.
All of the bedrooms and two of the bathrooms are located upstairs. The living room flows into the dining space, and then you enter the kitchen. The entrance to the 2 car garage is off of the kitchen.
There are many windows in this home, and tall ceilings, which makes the space feel light and bright.
The seller will be leaving all of the major appliances for the new owner(s)! This includes the refrigerator, stove, dishwasher, and washer and dryer. The laundry room is right off of the kitchen.
One great thing about newer built homes – bathroom count! You have a bathroom conveniently located on the main floor, with the two full bathrooms upstairs, near the bedrooms. Guests can easily access a bathroom, without going into any of the private living spaces or bedrooms.
There is a proper staircase leading upstairs to the 3 bedrooms. The staircase has vaulted ceilings, and more natural light.
At the top of the stairs, to the left you have the large master suite.
There is a spacious bathroom, with double sinks, a tub, a shower stall, and a walk-in closet.
When you exit the master bedroom, you enter a hallway with a bonus space. The two other rooms are located on the opposite end of the hall.
The sellers used this bonus area as an extra bedroom and gaming area. You could use this as an office, play area, an extra lounge space, or have a space for your own little library.
Down the hall are the two additional rooms.
The two rooms at the opposite end of the hall from the master suit have their own bathroom.
Out back you have the large, two car garage. The sellers also used the pad to the right for extra parking.
If you have any further questions about this listing, feel free to pop me a text at (253) 691-0688 or email me at Keryn@windermere.com.
4929 32nd Street NE, Tacoma WA 98422
3 bedroom with bonus living space & large 4th room downstairs!
1,709 sq feet inside of the home, with an 8,480 sq foot lot
Fully fenced, with a balcony looking onto the private backyard from upstairs, and an entertaining deck out back
Offered for $350,000.00
There are a few great things I want to note right off the bat about this home! First off, the amount of space in the home, and in the backyard. You’ve got 1,709 square feet in the house, and you have a giant back yard- an 8,480 square foot lot! The home has such a fantastic layout. 2 bedrooms, a full bathroom, and open living space upstairs, and 2 rooms, and a full bathroom+bonus living space downstairs.
Location. The seller loved to walk her dog to the BPA trail (a 3.6 mile trail) located 5 minutes away. You are 8 minutes away from both Dashpoint Park, and Brownspoint Lighthouse Park. Dumas Bay Wildlife Sanctuary is 8 minutes away as well, and less known, if you want more peace and solitude on your outdoor adventure.
For groceries and coffee, the sellers frequently went to QFC and Starbucks. “We also did Grocery Outlet in Federal Way, or Freds in Federal Way.”
At the entrance of the home you can go up or down the stairs. The main living space is up the stairs…
Lighting can be a concern in the Pacific Northwest, however, not in this home! There are large windows located all around the home, which allow plenty of natural light in.
There are beautiful hardwood floors throughout the entire upstairs! The living room and kitchen feel open to one another, but still have some nice separation at the same time.
The dining space located off of the living room, next to the kitchen…
The sellers had a much larger dining set in that space when they lived here. You can fit a large table in that area!
There are doors off of the dining space lead onto the balcony, overlooking the large, private back yard.
The seller is leaving all of the kitchen appliances, including a brand new fridge that just got installed and has never been used.
The two bedrooms on this level are located at the end of the hall.
The main bedroom on the upper level has a large window and closet.
The second bedroom gets great light as well, and has a decent sized closet.
Full bathroom on the main level, with another full bathroom downstairs.
This is the bonus living space downstairs! Large second living space, or if you have roommates, a living room of their own. Large windows, and doors that lead to the backyard. Washer and dryer are located in the closet on the right, along with the water heater.
There is a bedroom downstairs that has doors leading to the deck out back.
The second room downstairs is technically not a bedroom because currently there is no closet. Sellers used it as an office, but you could easily fit an exterior wardrobe, a bed, and other furniture in this large room!
Second full bathroom, located downstairs.
You can access the deck out back from both the bonus living space downstairs, and from the bedroom downstairs. Part of the deck is covered for the rainy season, and there is a privacy fence around that part of the deck.
This yard is HUGE! 8,480 square feet of outdoor living, in addition to the 1,709 square feet inside of the home.
To watch the video tour of the home and neighborhood, click here. If you have additional questions on this listing, feel free to pop me a text at (253) 691-0688, or email me at Keryn@windermere.com.
If you chat with agents who have been in the Real Estate Industry for 20+ years, you will likely hear them talk about how much the business has changed. The internet and technology have made information on homes easier for buyers and sellers to access without the help of their agent and marketing techniques have come a long way. For the most part, buyers are searching for homes online. Not in newspapers, magazines, or printed paper pamphlets like the olden days.
What does this mean for sellers? There is a lot of room for creativity with the marketing for your home! There are paper options (“just listed” post card campaigns are a common paper option nowadays), online blog posts, and then all of the elements that help your home shine online, such as professional photography and listing videos.
If your agent provides a listing video as part of their services, being intentional about how the videographer films the home is important. Sometimes you see the same pan shots over and over again, or music that is bland or that doesn’t match the vibe of the property. It can leave you wondering how much the video really adds to the listing.
Are you trying to show the layout? How much natural light the interior gets? The old charm? The amazing location? These details are important when being intentional with what you are trying to showcase about the property.
I approach every listing differently. I don’t think a “one style fits all” approach is most effective when attempting to appeal to potential buyers. I think of listing videos as a story-telling medium. While evaluating a home, I ask the seller(s) a series of questions:
- What first attracted you to this home when you decided to come see it as a buyer?
- What are some of the qualities you found desirable about this home when you purchased it?
- What will you miss the most about living here?
- What are some good memories you have in this home?
- Which places were your favorite to visit nearby (parks, restaurants, coffee shops, bars, etc.)?
I have listed homes that have been occupied by sellers, rental properties that had been previously occupied by tenants, and homes that we previously occupied by the homeowners, but were later rented out. I take all of these factors into account while developing the marketing plan and vision and creating a list of prep work needed to maximize the marketability of the home.
No matter what your specific situation is, there is room for creativity when marketing your home. Depending on the level of involvement you want, there are a few options I use:
- Seller interview. This is where we use footage of the home with you talking over the video about what you love most about it. There is the option of my voice being laid over the footage, instead, if you are not comfortable or local when we record the video! Example of seller interview style here.
- Focusing on elements of the home, no actors or voice overs. Being intentional with the shots, music, and making sure the home is prepped prior to filming (clean, staged, etc.). Example here and here.
- Lifestyle. Focusing heavily on what’s around the home, such as restaurants, parks, theaters, local businesses, or easy access to transit, in addition to sharing the house itself. Example here.
- Before and after. Showing off the improvements made to the home by the current seller(s) since they took ownership. Examples here and here.
Sometimes we end up blending all of these elements, other times we stick mainly with one theme. I don’t think a video is absolutely necessary to sell your home. However, I do think that it helps present your home as a premium product and can appeal to a potential buyers’ emotions. Many like to think that they are making an analytical decision when they purchase a home, but it usually ends up being an emotional choice, especially for first-time home buyers. Appealing to a buyer’s emotions, as well as being savvy and listing at a price that is strategic, makes for a solid list-to-sold equation.
For more on the list-to-sold equation, check out my blog post about determining a savvy list price, here.
4827 6th Avenue, Tacoma WA 98406
3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom
1,735 Sq Feet, 6,000 Sq Foot Lot
Offered For: $415,000
Immaculate modern craftsman, completely remodeled in 2017, with original charm intact! This home has so many updates to boast of, including a new roof (complete tear off job), electrical and plumbing work, and retrofitting in the crawlspace. This home didn’t just get new windows, paint, and remodeled bathroom+kitchen- it got a whole makeover! The siding is new, hardieplank, and the sellers installed a privacy fence when they bought it.
Location is key! Close to all of the fun found on 6th Avenue , but located on the calmer block, lined with trees. Between being situated on the portion of 6th Avenue with less hustle and bustle, the home being planted on a hill above the street, and the privacy fence, you don’t feel like you’re on a busy street! Plus, you have the entertainment spaces in the back yard, and the garage+ gravel parking area, with plenty of room for you and guests to park.
Right when you enter the home you are greeted by 9 foot high ceilings, and a bright, modern, open floor plan!
The fireplace was beautifully rehabbed, and a new gas insert installed. The sellers recently had it inspected, and serviced; it is in full working order for this winter.
Through the living room, you enter the dining room space, bonus room, and kitchen. These are all distinct spaces, but with an open flow. The seller expressed how much she appreciates the flexibility of the spaces, in addition to the brightness and openness. It just feels so clean, and bright!
The bonus room is currently being used as a craft-room/ art space, but could be used as a home office, playroom, library, etc. The ample natural light in this space, in combination with the view of the trees lining the street outside, is great for creative inspiration, and mental clarity.
The kitchen is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! Modern, spacious, and bright, with newer stainless steel appliances. Cute bar space to sip coffee at, chat with the chef, or enjoy a casual breakfast.
This is the first bedroom, which is located on the first floor. Sellers currently use this as their guest room, and remarked that their friends always comment on how great they sleep in this room. Peaceful, comfortable, and quiet.
The bathroom is located on the main floor, and has plenty of storage space!
Two of the bedrooms are located upstairs. There is a bonus space, to the left of the stairs. The sellers currently have it set up as a quiet reading space.
There is one bedroom facing the front of the house, and one facing the back. This is the room that faces the front.
The outdoor space like the indoor space, is versatile, functional, and sleek! The sellers created multiple spaces for entertaining, and relaxing.
Darling artwork that the sellers secured to the boards are included in the sale of the home.
Garden space out back!
There is a lounge space out the back door, on the deck. Sellers recently had it re-planked, and painted.
Large, new, heated 3 car garage! Tons of space for cars, motorcycles, tools, gear, and storage. You could set up a fitness center, or a workshop. Lots of parking available out-front on the street, in addition to garage+gravel parking space off of alley.
Have any additional questions? Pop me a text, or give me a call at (253) 691-0688. Check out the video, here!
1120 N K Street #7, Tacoma WA 98403
Square Footage: 638
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath
HOA: $225 per month, 2 pets allowed up to 30 pounds each
Offered for $205,000
Live in the North Slope District, affordably! This condo is in a fantastic location. You’re a couple of minutes from the Stadium District, and the Three Bridges District, but tucked away in a quiet neighborhood; the best of both worlds!
Three Bridges District is located down a few streets, on N I Street, and includes a local coffee shop, pizza place, and Dave’s Meat and Produce. Stadium District has many things to offer, including the lovely Wright Park, Stadium Thriftway for your groceries, and the newest addition to the Stadium Neighborhood, Anthem Coffee. If you want to go out for fancy drinks in the Stadium District, check out Indo Asian Street Eatery. Looking for a burger and shake?… check out Shake Shake Shake!
Drive 5 minutes in the other direction to go to the lively 6th Avenue strip with coffee shops, grocery stores, and restaurants. Red Hot and Ice Cream Social are a couple of my favorite gems on 6th Avenue. Who doesn’t like gourmet hot dogs (veggie dog for me, please!), craft beer, and ice cream made with local ingredients? When it comes to coffee, you will find a few local favorites on this strip, including Valhalla Coffee, and Bluebeard.
What I love about this condo, is the functional layout. As someone who prefers smaller homes, I appreciate when the space is laid out in a way that maximizes all of the space.
The openness of the kitchen and living space is one of my favorite parts of this condo. With many condos under one thousand square feet, you typically see smaller galley kitchens, or closed off, small box-type kitchens which I call “cubby kitchens.” This kitchen is open, with plenty of counter and storage space. You don’t feel like you are sacrificing on having a nice, functional kitchen!
First bedroom is located straight through the living room, to the left. Sellers added storage and organizers in the closets for maximum functionality.
The bathroom is located conveniently between the two bedrooms. Cute tile in the bath/shower that extends all the way up the wall.
The second bedroom is on the other side of the bathroom. The light colored bamboo floors, and paint give the condo a clean, cheerful feel.
The sellers really took care in preparing this condo for sale. They told me about how they would watch fireworks from the balcony on the 4th of July, and how it was the first place they had ever purchased.
A few other noteworthy mentions- HOA includes sewer and garbage. There is a communal storage room at the end of the second floor of the building, towards the alley. A new roof was put on in the last few years, new water heater installed last fall, and the interior freshly painted.
If you have any additional questions, feel free to pop me a text at (253) 691-0688.
1601 S Adams, Tacoma WA 98405
Square Footage: 1,280
4 bedrooms, 1 bath, with two bedrooms located on the main level, and two bedrooms upstairs
Offered for $299,950
Many updates to boast of in this centrally located home! Be close to it all, while having peace of mind that the main systems are good to go. There is a new electric panel, roof, heat pump, and water heater. French doors installed off of the kitchen, leading into the oasis of a backyard! New deck, and gravel patio, as well as a large garage out back. Great flow for entertaining. Seller expressed that some of her best memories here were hosting dinner parties on the deck in the summer.
Seller will miss walking to Cheney Stadium to catch a baseball game, and walking to the 6th avenue district, “We loved walking to Valhalla Coffee on 6th and Proctor, and frequented the restaurants of Primo Grill, Asado, and the Red Hot. Fred Meyers is just a hop, skip, and a jump away from groceries.”
The seller is a local artist, who originally picked this house to call home based on the location, “I was commuting to Seattle and wanted easy access to the freeways.” She also mentioned that the layout was ideal, “I liked the kitchen opening right into the dining room and the flat, easy to maintain yard.”
When I asked about some of the memories she has in this home, she mentioned 20 person dinner parties on the deck and patio in the summer, piano playing parties with wine tasting in the front room. She says she will especially miss the deck, garden, and workshop outback, and of course, the AC!
Watch the video, here!
At a Glance:
Front House: 3812 S Thompson
4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms
Sq Footage: 1,600
Currently Rented for: $1,490
Back House: 3810 S Thompson
3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom
Sq Footage: 1,200
Previously Rented For: $1,095
Two homes for the price of one, located in the heart of the Lincoln District! Front home is a spacious craftsman, with tall ceilings, large bedrooms, and an unfinished basement. The home in the back is also quite spacious, and has newer flooring. There is a private parking pad off of the alley for the back house, and a driveway for the front home.
Easily rent both out, or live in one, and rent out the other. Great property for families who would like to live close to one another.
The houses share a backyard, but are separated by a privacy fence, so that occupants can have privacy. It allows tenants or occupants with pets to let their dogs out, without disturbing those in the other house.
These homes are in the center of it all, in the Lincoln District. Travel right next door to Jubilee Burgers, or 2 blocks to Vien Dong, a local, family owned Vietnamese restaurant. One of the best Torta shops, El Zocalo, is one block further. If you are a sushi lover, Gari of Sushi is 2 minutes, the other direction. There are many grocery stores nearby as well, including Safeway, East Asia Market, and Hong Kong Market. All under a 5 min drive! The location is close to the freeway, so it makes commuting a breeze.
The Lincoln District has been undergoing a revitalization project. This project includes pedestrian, and infrastructure improvements. Read more about it, here.
Front home has tall ceilings, charming built-ins, and spacious rooms.
Front house is in much better condition, but the back home just needs your vision to make it home! Since it is not possible to build an ADU in Tacoma for the time being, this is great for the financially savvy buyer who wants to rent out a portion of their investment.