Market Statistics Western Washington Home Prices Continue to Rise   Windermere Real Estate is proud to partner with Gardner Economics on this analysis of the Western Washington real estate market.   Matt Gardner provides indepth analysis of first quarter 2013 economic and real estate data on Windermere.com.   In his first quarter 2013 recap Gardner observes, "The Samuel Taylor Coleridge quote, “Water, water everywhere, nor […]
Tacoma Real Estate The Perkins Lofts – Downtown Tacoma   The Perkins Lofts in Downtown Tacoma   If you're looking for lofts for sale in downtown Tacoma, the historic Perkins Building is sure to show up on your list. The Perkins was designed by the architectural firm of Russell & Babcock and constructed in 1907 as a newspaper plant for the Tacoma Ledger and Daily News, founded by […]
Historic Homes Why Replacing Wood Windows is a Costly Mistake As a member of the Tacoma Landmarks Preservation Commission, former board member of Historic Tacoma and a long time restorer of historic homes, Jeff is frequently asked by friends and real estate clients about restoring their houses.  In Tacoma, and across the country for that matter, many home owners believe vinyl windows are an inexpensive […]
Home Remodel A Charming North Tacoma Bungalow – Before and After Restoration 4715 N. 33rd Street, Tacoma This charming 1948 brick-faced bungalow was an abandoned property that Jeff purchased from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.  Misguided renovations had left the property sub-optimized.  One of two downstairs bedrooms had been converted to a bathroom, the original bath was converted to a laundry, and there was no […]
Community NW Furniture Bank Receives Windermere Donation   Windermere Professional Partners Agents Present $9,000 Check to Northwest Furniture Bank! Caring for the Community, Local News, Windermere This week Windermere Professional Partners agents returned to Northwest Furniture Bank to present them with a check for $9,000. Last time the agents were atNorthwest Furniture Bank they were delivering mattresses, assembling furniture, and painting walls. So what happened? […]
Community A Peek Inside McMenamin’s Elks Lodge     We here in Tacoma have been anxiously awaiting the start of construction by boutique hotel chain McMenamins to restore the Elks Lodge in downtown.  Well the latest from McMenamins website shows some amazing "before" pictures of the heavily vandalized property, and predicts an opening in late 2013.  Oh, please let me it be […]
Historic Homes Historic Tacoma Buildings – Status Updates     Watch List Updates February 11, 2013     Quick Links Visit our Website  About Us Latest Newsletter Join Us Historic Tacoma maintains a Watch List of vulnerable properties; click through on the links for more details and photos. Elks Lodge-McMenamins project In the original redevelopment plans, the 1937 annex to the north was to be demolished to […]
Home Remodel Before and After photos of Jeff’s North Tacoma Flip Project Finished in just six weeks and sold in only four days, this charming North Tacoma bungalow now has a new lease on life! Click here for all the before and after photos.           
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