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Category: Joint Base Lewis McChord

Many soldiers and families relocating to JBLM area are curious about gate locations when choosing which area to move. Here is a map of the main JBLM gate locations.

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Ft. Lewis Gate Locations

Gate locations for JBLM

 

 

 

 

Seeley Lake Park, off Lakewood Drive near JBLM

Seeley Lake Park, off Lakewood Drive near JBLM

It has actually been pretty nice weather here in Ft Lewis WA area for this time of year. It’s been chilly, but dry and sometimes even sunny! When the weather is like this, you have to take advantage. For me, that means bundling the kids up and heading outside! I am new to the Lakewood area, so I have been trying to discover new places to take the kids. This time I wanted to go for a walk and I live on a private road that’s not very long so I like to head to the parks. Seeley Lake park is where we decided to go for a quick walk and it’s only about 15 minutes from Ft Lewis/McChord. It was a nice little loop that’s only about a mile long, which is nice to have a short loop sometime in case we need to head home quick, you never know with little kids! The thing I really like about this place was that we went on Saturday morning and it was quiet, we only passed two other people.

If you want directions to the park just click HERE and it will take you to the website.

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Sunny but chilly, the kids had a blast!

Sunny but chilly, the kids had a blast!

 

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Effective 1 January 2014
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BAH W/O Dependent BAH With Dependent
E1 1,068.00 E1 1,374.00
E2 1,068.00 E2 1,374.00
E3 1,068.00 E3 1,374.00
E4 1,068.00 E4 1,374.00
E5 1,209.00 E5 1,473.00
E6 1,293.00 E6 1,596.00
E7 1,380.00 E7 1,695.00
E8 1,500.00 E8 1,800.00
E9 1,536.00 E9 1,920.00
W1 1,338.00 W1 1,581.00
W2 1,497.00 W2 1,737.00
W3 1,539.00 W3 1,869.00
W4 1,620.00 W4 1,941.00
W5 1,719.00 W5 2,025.00
01E 1,473.00 01E 1,716.00
02E 1,527.00 02E 1,851.00
03E 1,596.00 03E 1,953.00
01 1,278.00 01 1,485.00
02 1,440.00 02 1,593.00
03 1,551.00 03 1,863.00
04 1,704.00 04 2,058.00
05 1,767.00 05 2,196.00
06 1,869.00 06 2,217.00
07+ 1,905.00 07+ 2,238.00
 

Fort Lewis RealtorMost of the folks that I represent are Soldiers or Airmen who are PCS’ing to Joint Base Lewis-McChord.  Most start the process of finding a home well before their report date, sometimes by as much as a year….but usually 4-6 months.   I do everything I can to encourage people to start planning early, and to get educated.  I will do most of the planning work, and I offer lots and lots of educational materials for experienced as well as first time home buyers at Phil Sharp Homes.com.  If you would like a description of the “Home Buying Process From Start to Finish”, reply to this email and I will send it to you.

I mentioned that I like to start planning about 6 months out.  What I mean by that is that I like to start looking for and sending you listings about 6 months prior to your house hunting trip.  This does three things…
1.  It allows me to learn, by your feedback, what appeals to you.
2.  It educates you about the market…it takes time to get a good feel for things.
3.  Most importantly, it insures that when you come into town house hunting, we have identified and are ready to view every home on the market that fits your criteria.
*I typically show 12-20 homes per day on a well planned house hunting trip, and I                  have never had anyone feel that their time was wasted.

Buying a Home Sight-Unseen is Risky Business…Make a House Hunting Trip!

If at all possible, a house hunting trip prior to your arrival is very worthwhile.  Many people are not aware of the fact that military personnel may be authorized TDY for house hunting by their local commander.  You have to pay your own way, but it is not charged as leave.  The benefit is obvious, it takes about 30 days to close on a home…a long time to spend in the lodge.

A 2-3 day house hunting trip 45 days prior to your report date will allow you to find a home and start the closing clock ticking….so that you can move right in when you arrive.  In many cases, we can overnight the closing documents to you at your current location or leave address so that the closing occurs before you get here.

My Staff and I are ready to start preparing for your house hunting trip today.  If you would like for us to start looking for and sending you listings, just let me know….or send back the questionnaire that I emailed earlier and we will get to work right away.

Best of Luck on your move to Washington, You will love it here…. Phil

 

 

  1. 5 beds, 3 baths
    Lot size: 6,098 sqft
    Listing provided by Better Properties South Hill
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  2. 5 beds, 2.75 baths
    Home size: 2,886 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,791 sqft
    Listing provided by DR Horton
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  3. 4 beds, 2.5 baths
    Home size: 1,932 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,484 sqft
    Listing provided by Keller Williams Tacoma
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  4. 3 beds, 2.5 baths
    Home size: 2,521 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,662 sqft
    Listing provided by BMC Realty Advisors Inc
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  5. 4 beds, 2.5 baths
    Home size: 2,653 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,920 sqft
    Listing provided by DR Horton
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  6. 4 beds, 2.5 baths
    Home size: 2,229 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,356 sqft
    Listing provided by Better Homes and Gardens RE PC
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  7. 4 beds, 2.5 baths
    Home size: 2,700 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,098 sqft
    Listing provided by Richmond Realty of Washington
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  8. 4 beds, 2.75 baths
    Home size: 3,264 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,969 sqft
    Listing provided by Lennar Sales Corp.
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  9. 4 beds, 2.5 baths
    Home size: 2,194 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,969 sqft
    Listing provided by CENTURY 21 North Homes Realty
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  10. 4 beds, 2.5 baths
    Home size: 2,170 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,920 sqft
    Listing provided by Gateway Real Estate
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  11. 3 beds, 2.5 baths
    Home size: 1,781 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,534 sqft
    Listing provided by John L. Scott, Inc.
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  12. 4 beds, 2.5 baths
    Home size: 2,511 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,840 sqft
    Listing provided by RE/MAX Honors
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  13. 4 beds, 2.75 baths
    Home size: 2,400 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,405 sqft
    Listing provided by Sterling Johnston Real Estate
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  14. 3 beds, 2.5 baths
    Home size: 2,159 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,791 sqft
    Listing provided by LGI Realty
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  15. 3 beds, 2.5 baths
    Home size: 2,522 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,791 sqft
    Listing provided by Keller Williams Realty
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  16. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,944 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,534 sqft
    Listing provided by Redfin Corp.
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  17. 4 beds, 2.5 baths
    Home size: 2,553 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,356 sqft
    Listing provided by Coldwell Banker Evergreen
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  18. 4 beds, 3.5 baths
    Home size: 2,875 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,662 sqft
    Listing provided by Keller Williams Tacoma
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  19. 4 beds, 2.5 baths
    Home size: 2,101 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,484 sqft
    Listing provided by Conner Real Estate Group, LLC
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  20. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 3,017 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,662 sqft
    Listing provided by Lennar Sales Corp.
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  21. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 3,017 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,405 sqft
    Listing provided by Lennar Sales Corp.
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  22. 4 beds, 2.5 baths
    Home size: 2,698 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,534 sqft
    Listing provided by Gateway Real Estate
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  23. 5 beds, 3.5 baths
    Home size: 4,062 sq ft
    Lot size: 10,454 sqft
    Listing provided by John L. Scott, Inc.
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  24. 4 beds, 2.5 baths
    Home size: 3,031 sq ft
    Lot size: 18,730 sqft
    Listing provided by Castle Realty Inc
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  25. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 2,442 sq ft
    Lot size: 29,620 sqft
    Listing provided by Coldwell Banker Bain
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  26. 3 beds, 2.5 baths
    Home size: 3,019 sq ft
    Lot size: 13,068 sqft
    Listing provided by John L. Scott, Inc.
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  27. 3 beds, 2.25 baths
    Home size: 1,658 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,405 sqft
    Listing provided by Windermere R E/Lake Tapps, Inc
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  28. 4 beds, 2.5 baths
    Home size: 3,119 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,405 sqft
    Listing provided by Keller Williams Realty PS
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  29. 4 beds, 2.5 baths
    Home size: 2,376 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,227 sqft
    Listing provided by Coldwell Banker Bain
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  30. 3 beds, 2.5 baths
    Home size: 2,594 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,098 sqft
    Listing provided by Realty Plus, Inc.
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  31. 4 beds, 2.5 baths
    Home size: 2,969 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,098 sqft
    Listing provided by Windermere Professional Prtnrs
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  32. 4 beds, 2.5 baths
    Home size: 2,310 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,098 sqft
    Listing provided by Gateway Real Estate
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  33. 3 beds, 2.5 baths
    Home size: 2,515 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,791 sqft
    Listing provided by Better Homes and Gardens RE PC
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  34. 3 beds, 2.5 baths
    Home size: 2,234 sq ft
    Lot size: 1.32 ac
    Listing provided by Lakecrest Realty Group
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  35. 3 beds, 2.5 baths
    Home size: 2,232 sq ft
    Lot size: 13,939 sqft
    Listing provided by Better Properties Valley Assoc
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  36. 4 beds, 2.5 baths
    Home size: 3,370 sq ft
    Lot size: 13,503 sqft
    Listing provided by Thomas L Macy Real Estate
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  37. 4 beds, 3.25 baths
    Home size: 3,000 sq ft
    Lot size: 11,325 sqft
    Listing provided by Better Properties Real Estate
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  38. 4 beds, 2.5 baths
    Home size: 2,376 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,662 sqft
    Listing provided by Northwest Home Sales
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  39. 3 beds, 2.5 baths
    Home size: 1,843 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,534 sqft
    Listing provided by John L. Scott, Inc.
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  40. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,577 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,227 sqft
    Listing provided by Cascadian King Company LLC
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  41. 3 beds, 2.5 baths
    Home size: 2,262 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,920 sqft
    Listing provided by Sozo Realty LLC
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  42. 3 beds, 2.5 baths
    Home size: 2,652 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,840 sqft
    Listing provided by Greene Realty Group LLC
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  43. 3 beds, 2.5 baths
    Home size: 2,015 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,098 sqft
    Listing provided by Cascadian King Company LLC
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  44. 4 beds, 2.5 baths
    Home size: 2,661 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,791 sqft
    Listing provided by DR Horton
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  45. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,710 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,791 sqft
    Listing provided by Weichert,Realtors-Premier Prop
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  46. 4 beds, 2.5 baths
    Home size: 2,175 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,662 sqft
    Listing provided by LGI Realty
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  47. 4 beds, 3.5 baths
    Home size: 3,217 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,484 sqft
    Listing provided by Conner Real Estate Group, LLC
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  48. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 3,017 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,662 sqft
    Listing provided by Lennar Sales Corp.
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  49. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 3,017 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,662 sqft
    Listing provided by Lennar Sales Corp.
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  50. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 3,264 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,662 sqft
    Listing provided by Lennar Sales Corp.
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  1. 4 beds, 2.5 baths
    Home size: 1,907 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,791 sqft
    Listing provided by North Pacific Properties
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  2. $299,000 : 8248 A St, Tacoma
    3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,155 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,534 sqft
    Listing provided by Viking Realty
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  3. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,132 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,098 sqft
    Listing provided by Coldwell Banker Bain
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  4. 3 beds, 2.5 baths
    Listing provided by Better Homes and Gardens RE PC
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  5. 5 beds, 3 baths
    Lot size: 6,098 sqft
    Listing provided by Better Properties South Hill
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  6. 5 beds, 2.75 baths
    Home size: 2,886 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,791 sqft
    Listing provided by DR Horton
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  7. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,298 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,098 sqft
    Listing provided by Dove Realty, Inc.
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  8. 4 beds, 2.5 baths
    Home size: 2,443 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,227 sqft
    Listing provided by Keller Williams Realty
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  9. 4 beds, 2.5 baths
    Home size: 1,932 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,484 sqft
    Listing provided by Keller Williams Tacoma
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  10. 4 beds, 2.25 baths
    Home size: 2,271 sq ft
    Lot size: 21,344 sqft
    Listing provided by Windermere RE Puyallup, Inc
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  11. 3 beds, 2.5 baths
    Home size: 1,817 sq ft
    Lot size: 14,810 sqft
    Listing provided by Windermere R.E. Port Orchard
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  12. 3 beds, 2.5 baths
    Home size: 2,521 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,662 sqft
    Listing provided by BMC Realty Advisors Inc
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  13. 4 beds, 2.5 baths
    Home size: 2,653 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,920 sqft
    Listing provided by DR Horton
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  14. 4 beds, 2.5 baths
    Home size: 2,243 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,405 sqft
    Listing provided by Sunfire Realty, LLC
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  15. 3 beds, 2.25 baths
    Home size: 1,508 sq ft
    Lot size: 8,276 sqft
    Listing provided by Cascade R E of Washington
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  16. 5 beds, 2.5 baths
    Home size: 2,686 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,791 sqft
    Listing provided by Skyline Properties, Inc.
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  17. 4 beds, 2.5 baths
    Home size: 2,102 sq ft
    Lot size: 10,018 sqft
    Listing provided by Keller Williams Realty PS
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  18. 3 beds, 2.75 baths
    Home size: 2,477 sq ft
    Lot size: 1.04 ac
    Listing provided by RE/MAX Professionals
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  19. 4 beds, 2.5 baths
    Home size: 2,229 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,356 sqft
    Listing provided by Better Homes and Gardens RE PC
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  20. 4 beds, 2.75 baths
    Home size: 2,258 sq ft
    Lot size: 16,988 sqft
    Listing provided by John L. Scott R.E. Lake Tapps
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  21. 4 beds, 2.5 baths
    Home size: 2,172 sq ft
    Lot size: 9,583 sqft
    Listing provided by Better Properties UP/Fircrest
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  22. 4 beds, 2.5 baths
    Home size: 2,702 sq ft
    Lot size: 11,325 sqft
    Listing provided by Keller Williams Realty
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  23. 4 beds, 2.75 baths
    Home size: 3,600 sq ft
    Lot size: 30,491 sqft
    Listing provided by Windermere Professional Prtnrs
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  24. 4 beds, 2.5 baths
    Home size: 2,840 sq ft
    Lot size: 21,780 sqft
    Listing provided by Better Properties Real Estate
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  25. 4 beds, 2.5 baths
    Home size: 2,833 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,791 sqft
    Listing provided by Keller Williams Tacoma
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  26. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,188 sq ft
    Listing provided by Keller Williams Realty
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  27. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,092 sq ft
    Lot size: 8,276 sqft
    Listing provided by John L. Scott R.E. Lake Tapps
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  28. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,186 sq ft
    Lot size: 13,503 sqft
    Listing provided by John L. Scott, Inc.
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  29. 3 beds, 3.25 baths
    Home size: 1,491 sq ft
    Lot size: 871 sqft
    Listing provided by Brightline Realty
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  30. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,382 sq ft
    Lot size: 10,454 sqft
    Listing provided by Windermere Professional Prtnrs
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  31. 3 beds, 2.25 baths
    Home size: 1,400 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,405 sqft
    Listing provided by Windermere Professional Prtnrs
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  32. 3 beds, 2.5 baths
    Home size: 1,509 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,049 sqft
    Listing provided by Greene Realty Group LLC
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  33. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,271 sq ft
    Lot size: 10,018 sqft
    Listing provided by Van Dorm Realty, Inc.
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  34. 6 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,878 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,791 sqft
    Listing provided by Caliber Real Estate
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  35. 3 beds, 2.5 baths
    Home size: 1,963 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,613 sqft
    Listing provided by Berkshire Hathaway HS NW
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  36. 3 beds, 2.5 baths
    Home size: 1,739 sq ft
    Listing provided by Keller Williams Tacoma
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  37. 3 beds, 2.25 baths
    Home size: 1,516 sq ft
    Listing provided by Keller Williams Realty PS
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  38. 3 beds, 2.5 baths
    Home size: 1,741 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,356 sqft
    Listing provided by Better Prop Commencement Bay
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  39. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,344 sq ft
    Lot size: 8,276 sqft
    Listing provided by Weichert Realtors Premier Prop
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  40. 3 beds, 2.5 baths
    Home size: 1,830 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,791 sqft
    Listing provided by Northwest Home Sales
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  41. 5 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,600 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,791 sqft
    Listing provided by John L. Scott - KMS Kent
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  42. 3 beds, 2.5 baths
    Home size: 1,830 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,840 sqft
    Listing provided by Better Properties Real Estate
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  43. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,176 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,405 sqft
    Listing provided by RE/MAX Professionals
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  44. 3 beds, 2.5 baths
    Home size: 1,814 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,920 sqft
    Listing provided by Coldwell Banker Bain
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  45. 3 beds, 2.5 baths
    Home size: 2,126 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,662 sqft
    Listing provided by Coldwell Banker Bain
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  46. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,514 sq ft
    Lot size: 8,712 sqft
    Listing provided by Real Estate Solution
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  47. 3 beds, 2.5 baths
    Home size: 1,746 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,840 sqft
    Listing provided by Windermere RE Puyallup, Inc
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  48. 3 beds, 2.25 baths
    Home size: 1,414 sq ft
    Lot size: 12,196 sqft
    Listing provided by City Realty, Inc.
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  49. 3 beds, 2.5 baths
    Home size: 2,115 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,662 sqft
    Listing provided by Keller Williams Tacoma
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  50. 4 beds, 2.5 baths
    Home size: 2,204 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,098 sqft
    Listing provided by Keller Williams South Sound
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  1. 3 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 1,520 sq ft
    Lot size: 8,276 sqft
    Listing provided by Keller Williams South Sound
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  2. 3 beds, 1.75 baths
    Lot size: 10,454 sqft
    Listing provided by Better Properties N. Proctor
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  3. 4 beds, 2.5 baths
    Home size: 1,907 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,791 sqft
    Listing provided by North Pacific Properties
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  4. 3 beds, 1.5 baths
    Home size: 1,848 sq ft
    Lot size: 9,583 sqft
    Listing provided by Coldwell Banker Bain
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  5. 3 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 1,008 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,534 sqft
    Listing provided by Windermere Professional Prtnrs
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  6. $299,000 : 8248 A St, Tacoma
    3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,155 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,534 sqft
    Listing provided by Viking Realty
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  7. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,132 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,098 sqft
    Listing provided by Coldwell Banker Bain
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  8. 2 beds, 1.75 baths
    Home size: 2,040 sq ft
    Lot size: 21,344 sqft
    Listing provided by John L. Scott Enumclaw
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  9. 3 beds, 1.75 baths
    Lot size: 11,325 sqft
    Listing provided by Better Properties Real Estate
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  10. 3 beds, 2.5 baths
    Listing provided by Better Homes and Gardens RE PC
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  11. 5 beds, 3 baths
    Lot size: 6,098 sqft
    Listing provided by Better Properties South Hill
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  12. 5 beds, 2.75 baths
    Home size: 2,886 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,791 sqft
    Listing provided by DR Horton
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  13. 3 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 1,000 sq ft
    Lot size: 10,018 sqft
    Listing provided by John L. Scott Lacey
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  14. 4 beds, 1.75 baths
    Home size: 1,500 sq ft
    Lot size: 9,583 sqft
    Listing provided by RE/MAX Professionals
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  15. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,298 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,098 sqft
    Listing provided by Dove Realty, Inc.
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  16. 3 beds, 1.75 baths
    Home size: 1,436 sq ft
    Lot size: 16,552 sqft
    Listing provided by Better Properties Real Estate
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  17. 4 beds, 2.5 baths
    Home size: 2,443 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,227 sqft
    Listing provided by Keller Williams Realty
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  18. 3 beds, 1.5 baths
    Home size: 1,991 sq ft
    Lot size: 10,454 sqft
    Listing provided by Hawkins Poe, Inc
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  19. 4 beds, 2.5 baths
    Home size: 1,932 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,484 sqft
    Listing provided by Keller Williams Tacoma
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  20. 4 beds, 2.25 baths
    Home size: 2,271 sq ft
    Lot size: 21,344 sqft
    Listing provided by Windermere RE Puyallup, Inc
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  21. 4 beds, 2.5 baths
    Home size: 3,064 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,227 sqft
    Listing provided by John L. Scott Lacey
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  22. 3 beds, 2.5 baths
    Home size: 1,817 sq ft
    Lot size: 14,810 sqft
    Listing provided by Windermere R.E. Port Orchard
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  23. 2 beds, 1.75 baths
    Home size: 1,463 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,791 sqft
    Listing provided by RE/MAX Professionals
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  24. 3 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 1,574 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,098 sqft
    Listing provided by Better Properties N. Proctor
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  25. 5 beds, 1.75 baths
    Home size: 1,656 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,356 sqft
    Listing provided by Windermere Professional Prtnrs
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  26. 3 beds, 2.5 baths
    Home size: 2,521 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,662 sqft
    Listing provided by BMC Realty Advisors Inc
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  27. 4 beds, 2.5 baths
    Home size: 2,653 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,920 sqft
    Listing provided by DR Horton
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  28. 4 beds, 2.5 baths
    Home size: 2,243 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,405 sqft
    Listing provided by Sunfire Realty, LLC
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  29. 3 beds, 2.25 baths
    Home size: 1,508 sq ft
    Lot size: 8,276 sqft
    Listing provided by Cascade R E of Washington
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  30. 5 beds, 2.5 baths
    Home size: 2,686 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,791 sqft
    Listing provided by Skyline Properties, Inc.
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  31. 3 beds, 2.5 baths
    Home size: 2,159 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,098 sqft
    Listing provided by Conner Real Estate Group, LLC
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  32. 4 beds, 2.5 baths
    Home size: 2,102 sq ft
    Lot size: 10,018 sqft
    Listing provided by Keller Williams Realty PS
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  33. 3 beds, 2.75 baths
    Home size: 2,477 sq ft
    Lot size: 1.04 ac
    Listing provided by RE/MAX Professionals
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  34. 4 beds, 2.5 baths
    Home size: 2,229 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,356 sqft
    Listing provided by Better Homes and Gardens RE PC
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  35. 4 beds, 2.5 baths
    Home size: 2,464 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,098 sqft
    Listing provided by Conner Real Estate Group, LLC
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  36. 4 beds, 2.75 baths
    Home size: 2,258 sq ft
    Lot size: 16,988 sqft
    Listing provided by John L. Scott R.E. Lake Tapps
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  37. 4 beds, 2.5 baths
    Home size: 2,172 sq ft
    Lot size: 9,583 sqft
    Listing provided by Better Properties UP/Fircrest
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  38. 4 beds, 2.5 baths
    Home size: 2,702 sq ft
    Lot size: 11,325 sqft
    Listing provided by Keller Williams Realty
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  39. 4 beds, 2.75 baths
    Home size: 3,600 sq ft
    Lot size: 30,491 sqft
    Listing provided by Windermere Professional Prtnrs
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  40. 4 beds, 2.5 baths
    Home size: 2,840 sq ft
    Lot size: 21,780 sqft
    Listing provided by Better Properties Real Estate
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  41. 4 beds, 2.5 baths
    Home size: 2,833 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,791 sqft
    Listing provided by Keller Williams Tacoma
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  42. 3 beds, 2.5 baths
    Home size: 2,453 sq ft
    Lot size: 20,037 sqft
    Listing provided by Westmoreland Properties
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  43. 4 beds, 3.25 baths
    Home size: 3,024 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,227 sqft
    Listing provided by Pulte Homes of Washington Inc
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  44. 2 beds, 1.5 baths
    Home size: 1,073 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,484 sqft
    Listing provided by RE/MAX Professionals
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  45. 3 beds, 1.75 baths
    Home size: 1,459 sq ft
    Lot size: 8,712 sqft
    Listing provided by Coldwell Banker Danforth
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  46. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,500 sq ft
    Lot size: 20,037 sqft
    Listing provided by John L. Scott CNT
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  47. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,092 sq ft
    Lot size: 8,276 sqft
    Listing provided by John L. Scott R.E. Lake Tapps
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  48. 3 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 1,008 sq ft
    Lot size: 12,632 sqft
    Listing provided by Berkshire Hathaway Sound Rltrs
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  49. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,186 sq ft
    Lot size: 13,503 sqft
    Listing provided by John L. Scott, Inc.
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  50. 3 beds, 3.25 baths
    Home size: 1,491 sq ft
    Lot size: 871 sqft
    Listing provided by Brightline Realty
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(all data current as of 8/20/2017)

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Buyer Financing Options

Home Buyer Financing Options

If you have been getting calls or junk mail referring to the VA IRRRL program, you may be a little hestant on this great offer. This refinance program is a great way to quickly (quick as far as refinance processes go) reduce your VA Loan interest rate and save some money every month. WARNING: There are some refinance companies that may not have the best terms, or are not completely upfront about the terms. So do your homework and find a reputable lender to help explain and get the terms upfront.

Here’s a scenerio from one of Phil Sharp Homes customers: Purchased a home in 2009 with a VA loan. Researched the IRRRL program, then researched banks and lender’s for more info. Found out that there were a lot of “shady deals” with the lending companies that were sending flyers, calling on the phone, etc. The “shady deals” companies had bad reviews, poor ratings with the BBB, tried to get people locked in an ARM loan and wasn’t upfront about fees. After contacting a local, reputable bank, the terms were a VA 30 year fixed at 3.98%. The application was started over the phone, took about 15-20 minutes. Minimal paperwork, they were able to roll the closing costs back into the refinance and take care of everything via phone and email. DISCLAIMER: This was one example of a homeowner taking advantage of this program and who has been very happy with the results, however, calling a reputable lender to discuss the terms and refinance for yourself to determine if this program can work for you as each persons result may vary based on many various factors including bank and VA requirements for each individual.

Here’s Some…

Information from the VA Website http://www.benefits.va.gov/homeloans/irrrl.asp

IRRRL stands for Interest Rate Reduction Refinancing Loan. Also called “Streamline” or a “VA to VA.”  Except when refinancing an existing VA guaranteed adjustable rate mortgage (ARM) to a fixed rate, it must result in a lower interest rate.  When refinancing from an existing VA ARM loan to a fixed rate, the interest rate may increase.

No appraisal or credit underwriting package is required by VA.  You should be aware, however, that lenders may require an appraisal and credit report anyway.

A certificate of eligibility is not required.  Your lender may use our e-mail confirmation procedure for interest rate reduction refinance in lieu of a certificate of eligibility.

An IRRRL may be done with “no money out of pocket” by including all costs in the new loan or by making the new loan at an interest rate high enough to enable the lender to pay the costs.  (Remember: The interest rate on the new loan must be lower than the rate on the old loan unless you refinance an ARM to a fixed rate mortgage).

No lender is required to make you an IRRRL, however, any lender of your choice may process your application for an IRRRL.  While it might be the best place to start shopping for an IRRRL, you do not have to go to the lender you make your payments to now or to the lender from whom you originally obtained your VA Loan.

 
 

The 2012 BAH chart is below.   All personnel assigned to Ft. Lewis/McChord are paid at the Tacoma BAH rate.

 

 

 

Rank W/O Dependant W/Dependant

E-1 $969.00 $1,293.00

E-2 $969.00 $1,293.00

E-3 $969.00 $1,293.00

E-4 $969.00 $1,293.00

E-5 $1,104.00 $1,470.00

E-6 $1,239.00 $1,650.00

E-7 $1,302.00 $1,713.00

E-8 $1,506.00 $1,782.00

E-9 $1,563.00 $1,869.00

W-1 $1,242.00 $1,653.00

W-2 $1,503.00 $1,740.00

W-3 $1,569.00 $1,824.00

W-4 $1,668.00 $1,887.00

W-5 $1,728.00 $1,962.00

O-1E $1,470.00 $1,728.00

O-2E $1,551.00 $1,812.00

O-3E $1,650.00 $1,899.00

O-1 $1,116.00 $1,491.00

O-2 $1,410.00 $1,647.00

O-3 $1,587.00 $1,821.00

O-4 $1,722.00 $1,989.00

O-5 $1,761.00 $2,109.00

O-6 $1,824.00 $2,130.00

O-7 $1,863.00 $2,151.00

 

Olympia Washington

I just read an article in The Olympian, the local newspaper, stating that Olympia Washington is ranked #1 for being the most secure place to live for a mid-size city for 2010, according to Farmers Insurance Group. Each year Farmers Insurance compiles a list of the most secure cities and ranks them into three groups; large metro areas, mid-size cities, and small towns. They look deep into each city comparing the following: crime statistics, extreme weather, the risk of natural disasters, housing depreciation, foreclosures, air quality, environmental hazards, terrorist threats, life expectancy and job-loss numbers in 379 U.S. municipalities.

This “Most Secure Places to Live” ratings have been conducted by Farmers for the last seven years and each year Olympia Washington has ranked within the top 20. In 2007 and 2008 Olympia Washington was #1 both years, briefly getting the spotlight taken by Fargo, N.D.-Moorehead, Minn. But only dropping down to second place and taking it back this current year.

Here is what Farmers had to say about Olympia, Washington: “The Olympia Washington area reclaimed its spot as the top mid-size city it held both 2007 and 2008. The state capital of Washington, Olympia is considered a major cultural center of the Puget Sound region and is a hub for artists and musicians, with a vibrant downtown and access to outdoor activities. Its increased job growth, high air quality and low risk of severe weather greatly contributed to its top ranking in the Farmers study.”

So there you have it ladies and gentlemen, if you want a safe place to live, move to Olympia Washington because we have low crime, no extreme weather, clean healthy air to breath, and uh we live longer!

 

Q:     I will keep my schedule clear for the duration of your trip to Olympia, WA.  I would like to suggest that we meet on the afternoon of the 19th to talk at a minimum, and maybe do a mini tour of the area surrounding Fort Lewis.  Do you know yet where you will be staying?  If you need some hotel recommendations…I have some.

 I also have you on my calendar for a phone call on Monday at 6pm.  I am glad that your husband will be able to make the call.  It is important that we all talk to so we can get all of your questions answered.

I received your emails and will do some research on the listings, and the completion date for the new construction in Graham, WA.

I do want to caution you about the commute to areas north of post.  Graham, Puyallup etc. can be a frustrating commute at rush hour.  Best case to Graham, with no traffic, is about 30 min.  At rush hour it can be considerably longer.  

My assistant, Stephanie, is going to send a canned email to you with a questionnaire attached, and she just brought to my attention that you had sent some specific information that was at the bottom of an email that I missed.

Acreage in the Graham area is going to be quite a bit more expensive than areas to the east of post.  I am going to suggest Yelm, Mckenna, Roy.  Also, I think that if you compare crime rates, schools etc. that you will I will get back to you by Monday at the latest with info about the listings you are interested in.

I look forward to working with you, and very much appreciate that you have contacted me.  I will try to call this weekend, or if you would like we can set a phone appt. at your convenience.

A:     Hi Sarah, I received your emails and will do some research on the listings, and the completion date for the new construction in Graham. 

I will keep my schedule clear for the duration of your trip.  I would like to suggest that we meet on the afternoon of the 19th to talk at a minimum, and maybe do a mini tour of the area.  Do you know yet where you will be staying?  If you need some hotel recommendations…I have some.

I do want to caution you about the commute to areas north of post.  Graham, Puyallup etc. can be a frustrating commute at rush hour.  Best case to Graham, with no traffic, is about 30 min.  At rush hour it can be considerably longer.   

I will get back to you by Monday at the latest with info about the listings you are interested in.

Thanks, I look forward to meeting with you.  If you find more listings that interest you please send them my way.