Lipoma Firs Puyallup


This lovely, well-kept home in the Puyallup community of Lipoma Firs, features easy entertainment with an open floor plan that flows nicely into your fully fenced back yard. Gorgeous flooring, stainless steel appliances, and the charming fireplace will catch your eye. Upstairs, you will find the oversized master bedroom complete with en suite bath and walk-in closet. Don’t forget the immaculate view of Mt. Rainier while turning down the road to your new home. Take a peek at the video tour!

  • 3 bedrooms
  • 2.5 bathrooms
  • 1,524 square feet
  • 2-car attached garage
  • Offered for $324,500

The seller mentioned that they enjoyed the nearby parks like Clark Park, where their kids and dog could play, plus there’s a beautiful two mile hiking trail with gorgeous scenery. They also loved being close to shopping, entertainment and restaurants; their personal favorite is the Flying Tomato Bar and Grill – here you’ll find a wide variety of items on the menu, like crab stuffed mushrooms, pizzas with ample toppings, a three pasta bowl for those who can’t decide, buffalo chicken salad, wings plus a variety of drinks, and giant projector screen to enjoy your favorite sports games being played!

9 miles away is Clark Creek Parka city park edged by a creek, with playgrounds, tennis courts, a softball field, a dog park, picnic shelters (can be rented), benches and a restroom. There’s also a 5.5 mile long loop that links six Puyallup parks together with a soft-surface hiking trail.  

8 minutes to Sunrise Village a newer, open-air center that offers shopping, dining, beauty and a fitness center in Puyallup’s South Hill. Here you’ll find MOD Pizza, Trapper’s Sushi, Black Bear Diner, RAM Restaurant and Brewery, Menchie’s, Target, Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa, Famous Footwear, Party City, LA Fitness and so much more!

You can find popular retail chain Kohl’s less than 2 miles away. Get clothing, shoes, bedding, kitchen items, toys and more!

If you require more than what’s offered close by, there are plenty of other dining and shops offered on Meridian Rd and the South Hill Mall is just another 16 minute drive where they have – a Regal Cinemas, Macy’s, Dick’s Sporting Goods, DSW, and hundreds of other stores.

There are 2 grocery stores within a 6 minute radius to choose from. Get great prices on groceries and bulk foods at Winco, less than 2 miles away. Save in bulk on herbs, all your baking needs (perfect for the holidays!), beans, dried pasta, nuts, trail mix, granola and dried fruits that you can’t normally find in other grocery stores like dried kiwi. They also have incredibly large selection of bulk candy too, which is perfect for parties. Fred Meyer is across the road for home decor, pharmacy and more.

Get ready for the Summer Fair at the Washington State Fairgrounds, or as we like to say, “Do the Puyallup!” The Washington State Fair runs from August 30th – September 22nd – The 2019 concert and comedy line up is already in full swing with Billy Idol, Keith Urban, Weezer, The Beach Boys, Eli Young Band, Boyz II Men & 98 Degrees, Ciara, Hall & Oates, Foreigner, comedians, bull riding and more. The Rodeo is also a huge hit for fair goers. Don’t miss out on all things fair like the rides, free music and shows, all the show animals, arts and culture, the 700 shopping vendors and all the fair food you can eat. It’s customary for patrons to take a bag of Fair Scones home – just 8 miles away.

Call or text Kaitlyn Marty at 253-678-2449 for more info on this listing or a private showing.

 


Posted on June 13, 2019 at 11:24 pm
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REminute- Things to Consider When Buying an Older Home

Especially when purchasing an older home, there are two things that you are going to want to make sure you don’t skip!

I love the charm of a well-maintained, vintage craftsman – Large covered front porches, built-ins, & stained glass. However, not all homes are as well preserved where it really counts; behind the scenes.

Pluming and electrical problems could cost thousands. A cluttered, damp crawlspace can attract vermin and mold. What are all these water stains in the attic from??

Having a licensed professional take a thorough look at the ins and outs of a property before you make that commitment could really be a lifesaver.

An inspector will travel into the depths of a house and give you the 411. If there is something baffling or concerning, an inspector will let you know exactly which type of expert you should contact next to really delve into the potential issue.

A general inspector does not perform a sewer scope, however. This is where the second critical tip comes into play- Make sure to have a licensed video pipeline inspection company run a camera through the main sewer line of the home. You will be able to see the condition of that line, which could cost thousands if not properly maintained.

Basically, don’t skimp on those inspections! Even when no concerns arise, a few hundred dollars is worth that piece of mind.


Posted on May 30, 2019 at 9:20 pm
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REMinute- What are Your Home Priorities?

Click here for the printable Home Priority Game Board ——–> Housing Priority Game

When you’re looking for a new home, sometimes your desires can get in the way of reality. I know we all have that huge (and often unrealistic) list of what we WANT in a house, but don’t always have the means for it.

My perfect dream home has an ocean front view with a slide (Yes, a slide!) from my huge master suite that leads down to my immaculate kitchen with heated floors and indoor garden- But we can’t always get what we want (Cue the music).

In today’s clip, Aaron and I play the ‘Home Priority Game’. This game allows home buyers to truly narrow down their WANTS and their NEEDS in a new home. It gets you really thinking about what is going to be most important to you and your family, when it comes down to it.

Print out the game-board we’ve provided for you and play it on your own. Then make sure to let us know where your priorities lie, and maybe what you were being unrealistic about!

 


Posted on April 29, 2019 at 6:38 pm
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REMinute- Getting to Know Us

We typically discuss real estate related questions that help our audience feel more comfortable when it comes to buying or selling a home. However, today Aaron and I thought that it might be helpful for everyone to get to know us a bit better. Find out how I become a Realtor, and why Aaron decided to switch over to lending, after being a Realtor! We also discuss our hobbies and what we enjoy doing in our spare time!


Posted on April 12, 2019 at 6:52 pm
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Light & Bright Narrows Condo

Plenty of natural light floods this meticulously, well cared for space, particularly from the secluded covered-deck with gorgeous view of blooming trees. Inside, you’ll find stainless steel appliances, an off-kitchen eating space, a warm, brick fireplace, over-sized bedroom, walk-in closet, & plenty of storage throughout. The well managed HOA includes a clubhouse, fitness center, pool, newly installed hot tub, sauna, covered parking slot and 24-hour front security. Don’t miss the video tour!

  • 1 bedroom
  • 1 bathroom
  • 808 square feet
  • Carport parking
  • Offered for $239,950

The Westgate North Shopping Center is just a few minutes away from this home. Safeway is an easy stop for groceries, and if you’d rather eat out you can try Joeseppi’s Italian Ristorante, which is a casual family-owned restaurant & deli, or delicious, fresh made burgers, onion rings and shakes at Red Wagon. There’s also a few little shops in this center, a MultiCare Urgent Care Center, Bank of America, Columbia Bank, Rite Aid and a Planet Fitness that just opened.

The Titlow Beach Marine Preserve – home to Titlow Park which is perfect for the most incredible views of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge, evening walks along the 1.3 mile beach front and forest route and some splendid sunsets. This is also a haven for kayakers for an easy launch and if you’re lucky, you’ll get to see some playful seals and occasional orca pods. The newly installed Titlow Park Sprayground is a summertime favorite to splash, play or cool off and is free to use! If you’re looking for a place to grab a bite to eat, you can dine in or get a to go box of some delicious halibut fish and chips from Steamer’s Seafood Cafe. Locals are also a fan of the Beach Tavern for their comfort bar food, beers on tap and sports viewing.

Take in some community theater at the Tacoma Musical Playhouse just 2 miles away on 6th Avenue. Currently playing is The Drowsy Chaperone – With the house lights down, a man in a chair appears on stage and puts on his favorite record: the cast recording of a fictitious 1928 musical. The recording comes to life and The Drowsy Chaperone begins as the man in the chair looks on. Mix in two lovers on the eve of their wedding, a bumbling best man, a desperate theater producer, a not-so-bright hostess, two gangsters posing as pastry chefs, a misguided Don Juan and an intoxicated chaperone, and you have the ingredients for an evening of madcap delight. Playing now through April 14th. You can catch other shows like The Full Monty May 10th – June 2nd and Mamma Mia July 12th – August 4th.

If you’d like some of the most highly rated donuts in town to go with your morning coffee, then make a trip to Pao’s Donut and Coffee Shop. They have giant raised cinnamon glazed rolls that are bigger than an adults hand (good for sharing), varieties of scones, get a bag of donut holes at just $1 for 10, classics like a maple bar, chocolate bar, cinnamon cake, powdered, raspberry and lemon filled, nuts, sprinkles, apple fritter, and many more! Whatever your heart and stomach desires, Pao’s probably has it! Insiders Tip – get there early to get your favorites, they sell out fast – cash only.

Call or text Kaitlyn Marty at 253-678-2449 for more info on this listing or a private showing.


Posted on April 2, 2019 at 10:02 pm
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CHARMING STADIUM CONDO

This beauty is located in the highly sought-after area of Stadium District! Within minutes of excellent shopping and entertainment, such as Stadium Thriftway, Indo, Wright Park, Rhein Haus, bus routes, and much more- A commuter’s dream! This secure, ground-floor unit features gorgeous cherry hardwood floors, slab granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, a seating bar, sleek scarlet-red washer and dryer, an upfront assigned parking spot, and spacious, private storage! FHA Approved!

  • 1 bedroom
  • 1 bathroom
  • 700 square feet
  • Off street parking
  • Ground floor
  • Offered for $222,500

There’s no shortage of greatness about living in this location! Public transportation, endless dining options, easy commute, stunning views of the skyline, social opportunities, entertainment in many forms and the energy that comes from living in downtown Tacoma.

The Theater District Station, a part of the Tacoma Link Light Rail is less than a mile away and is a 1.6-mile light rail line ending at Tacoma Dome Station and is free to ride. The city is currently working on an expansion plan with construction finalizing in 2022. This project will more than double the current length and will reach new destinations like the Old City Hall, the Stadium District, Wright Park and the Hilltop communities. Check here for link updates! If you commute north and want to skip driving you can catch the Sounder Train at the Tacoma Dome Station northbound to Seattle – it’s convenient, cheap (about $5 to ride) and less of a hassle than sitting in I-5 traffic for events or commuting!

There’s no shortage of places to wine and dine at in this area.The Arthouse Cafe is across the street – serving up breakfast and lunch and a weekend brunch that ends at 3PM. They offer all the classics like eggs benedict, scrambles, frittas, hash, and pancakes. Try the dutch baby with maple curd and candied bacon, or the breakfast pizza with prosciutto, sausage, two cheeses, grilled onions and cage free eggs on top.

Have all your prescriptions sent to Rankos’ Stadium Pharmacy, operating since 1929, and you’ll never have to go far! They’re an independent pharmacy dedicated to providing high quality care and keep prices low.

If you’ve got a craving for classic old-time American burgers, fries & shakes served in a charming, retro-inspired space, then take a trip to Shake Shake Shake. Home of the famous Tiger Shake swirling with almond roca and salted caramel – named after the Stadium High School’s mascot. And if you’re looking for a little extra pep, you can get a boozy version called The Drunken Tiger.

Some other great places to grab a bite to eat or a good cocktail or craft beer is The Copper Door, a low-key hub with rotating taps, board games and their farm-to-table kitchen nibbles. The Harvester Restaurant, a diner serving old-fashioned breakfast & dinner. Indo Asian Street Eatery a hip, rustic-chic spot for Southeast Asian fare ranging from dumplings & curry to pad Thai & banh mi. Rhein Haus a light-filled, lodge-style restaurant with a stone fireplace & boccie courts for German fare & beer – they have a wicked good weekend brunch too!

Looking to get outdoors in the fresh and open air for a while? Lucky for you Wright Park is less than a mile walk. Enjoy a leisurely stroll around this 27 acre park, surrounded by 600 robustious trees. It’s a wonderful place to slow down to and gather one’s thoughts, read a book or have a picnic and enjoy the beams of sunlight peeking through, warming your skin.

Also just a couple blocks away is Anthem Coffee, Starbucks and the North Slope Coffee House, Stadium Thriftway for groceries, Morrell’s Dry Cleaners, La Bella Nail Spa, Mud Bay, and Orangetheory Fitness.

Call or text Kaitlyn Marty for more information on this listing at 253-678-2449


Posted on February 15, 2019 at 11:45 pm
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PNW RE Minute- Shopping For Your Home

Even though shopping for your home is one of the best parts of the process, it can sometimes get a little out of hand and feel a bit overwhelming. At times, home buyers will have too many “Wants” on their list, and then have a difficult time compromising when they don’t find their dream house meeting ALL of the criteria.

It’s important to go over your pros and cons list with your Realtor before even beginning to look for a house. This way, your Realtor will be able to help you narrow down what’s most important and available in your price range. They will also know to steer clear of any homes with your absolute “Nopes!”- Perhaps near a noisy train track, ugh…

Aaron and I discuss tips and tricks when searching for that perfect dream home. What’s your Must-Have or Deal Breaker in a home? Comment below!

 


Posted on February 7, 2019 at 11:21 pm
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Tour Tacoma with Me- With Kaitlyn Marty

Come take a tour with me through Tacoma, WA! As one of my favorite cities in the PNW, I’ve featured some fun and unique places to entice you. We stroll downtown to the vibrantly, colorful Opera Ally where Over The Moon Cafe resides. Don’t forget to also stop into Devil’s Reef for a cold one.

One block down on Broadway Street is where the famous Antique Row begins. Make sure to tour the entire block, plus another street down to see all of the interesting shops. Don’t be surprised if you run into me at OCD Candy Company 😉

Corina Bakeryup a few blocks on Fawcett Avenue, is where you’re going to find delicious cakes and pastries, and the best sausage frittata you’ve ever eaten! If you get loured into The Grand Cinema right next door by their mouthwatering buttered-popcorn scent, don’t be worried– You’re sure to have a grand time, if I may…

Pacific Avenue is perfect for a night out on the town with tons of restaurants, bars, and clubs, all in walking distance of each other. Be sure to make time for a visit to the Tacoma Art Museum and the Museum Of Glass with artwork from Tacoma’s own Dale Chihuly!

What’s your favorite hidden gem in Tacoma? I’d love to hear it– Comment below!

 


Posted on January 28, 2019 at 11:01 pm
Kaitlyn Marty | Posted in Uncategorized |

Myths about Credit Scores & Down Payment

There are so many real estate myths out there that Aaron and I are trying to debunk! I’m sure you’ve heard ’em all when it comes to what you will need to purchase a home- i.e a perfect credit score and no less than 20% down. Well that’s just not true…. Let us explain.


Posted on December 21, 2018 at 1:06 am
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Double Open House!

It’s a DOUBLE open house this Saturday! Come stop by both properties to see if one is that dream home you’ve been searching for!

 

2342 S Wilkeson, Tacoma 98405 ———-> 3 Bed / 2.5 Bath / 1,721 Sqft / Built in 2016

2334 S Wilkeson, Tacoma 98405 ———-> 4 Bed / 2 Bath / 1,694 Sqft / Built in 2016

 

This Saturday December 1st from noon to 2PM



2342 S Wilkeson 


2334 S Wilkeson

Listing Credit: Delinda Jokela


 


Posted on November 28, 2018 at 5:28 pm
Kaitlyn Marty | Posted in Open Houses, Uncategorized |