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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.

Click to read more about the Lakewood, WA area

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, 2 full, 1 three-quarter baths
    Home size: 2,886 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,059 sqft
    Listing provided by DR Horton
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  2. 4 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 2,572 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,851 sqft
    Listing provided by DR Horton
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  3. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 1,800 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,000 sqft
    Listing provided by Skyline Properties, Inc.
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  4. 3 beds, 1 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 1,215 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,955 sqft
    Listing provided by Leske Realty
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  5. 4 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,033 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,591 sqft
    Listing provided by RE2K.com
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  6. 4 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,577 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,360 sqft
    Listing provided by Teambuilder KW
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  7. 5 beds, 3 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 3,038 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,600 sqft
    Listing provided by DR Horton
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  8. 5 beds, 3 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 3,018 sq ft
    Lot size: 8,000 sqft
    Listing provided by Windermere Professional Prtnrs
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  9. 4 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,646 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,028 sqft
    Listing provided by RE/MAX Parkside Affiliates
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  10. 4 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,219 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,277 sqft
    Listing provided by DR Horton
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  11. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 1,408 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,094 sqft
    Listing provided by DR Horton
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  12. 6 beds, 2 full, 2 three-quarter baths
    Home size: 3,110 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,600 sqft
    Listing provided by DR Horton
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  13. 4 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,776 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,300 sqft
    Listing provided by DR Horton
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  14. 4 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,776 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,922 sqft
    Listing provided by DR Horton
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  15. 4 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,088 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,165 sqft
    Listing provided by Coldwell Banker Evergreen
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  16. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 1,983 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,705 sqft
    Listing provided by DR Horton
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  17. 4 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 2,572 sq ft
    Lot size: 8,142 sqft
    Listing provided by DR Horton
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  18. 4 beds, 2 full, 2 half baths
    Home size: 3,700 sq ft
    Lot size: 9,105 sqft
    Listing provided by RE/MAX All City
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  19. 3 beds, 1 full, 1 three-quarter, 1 half baths
    Home size: 1,542 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,000 sqft
    Listing provided by Coldwell Banker Evergreen
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  20. 4 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,480 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,356 sqft
    Listing provided by MLS4owners.com
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  21. 4 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,486 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,069 sqft
    Listing provided by Better Properties Team NW LLC
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  22. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 1,577 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,445 sqft
    Listing provided by Coldwell Banker Evergreen
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  23. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,564 sq ft
    Lot size: 12,525 sqft
    Listing provided by Better Properties N. Proctor
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  24. 5 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 2,332 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,462 sqft
    Listing provided by LGI Realty
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  25. 5 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 2,332 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,802 sqft
    Listing provided by LGI Realty
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  26. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 3,744 sq ft
    Lot size: 5.00 ac
    Listing provided by Neil Walter Company
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  27. 5 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 2,332 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,742 sqft
    Listing provided by LGI Realty
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  28. 5 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 2,332 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,904 sqft
    Listing provided by LGI Realty
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  29. 4 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,672 sq ft
    Lot size: 1.00 ac
    Listing provided by Better Properties N. Proctor
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  30. 4 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 1,929 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,054 sqft
    Listing provided by Leske Realty
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  31. $275,750 : 7910 A St, Tacoma
    4 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 1,500 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,000 sqft
    Listing provided by Northwest Home Sales
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  32. 4 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 1,553 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,748 sqft
    Listing provided by Leske Realty
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  33. 4 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 3,183 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,434 sqft
    Listing provided by Lennar Sales Corp.
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  34. 4 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 3,017 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,038 sqft
    Listing provided by Lennar Sales Corp.
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  35. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,299 sq ft
    Lot size: 8,383 sqft
    Listing provided by Lennar Sales Corp.
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  36. 4 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 3,264 sq ft
    Lot size: 11,926 sqft
    Listing provided by Lennar Sales Corp.
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  37. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,299 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,066 sqft
    Listing provided by Lennar Sales Corp.
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  38. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,137 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,606 sqft
    Listing provided by Van Dorm Realty, Inc.
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  39. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,205 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,371 sqft
    Listing provided by Windermere Real Estate Olympia
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  40. 5 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 2,592 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,479 sqft
    Listing provided by LGI Realty
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  41. 4 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,378 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,236 sqft
    Listing provided by LGI Realty
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  42. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 1,547 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,440 sqft
    Listing provided by Windermere Professional Prtnrs
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  43. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,000 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,650 sqft
    Listing provided by Richmond Realty of Washington
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  44. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 1,600 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,650 sqft
    Listing provided by Richmond Realty of Washington
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  45. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,159 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,000 sqft
    Listing provided by LGI Realty
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  46. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,159 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,385 sqft
    Listing provided by LGI Realty
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  47. 4 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 1,831 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,633 sqft
    Listing provided by DR Horton
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  48. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,019 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,074 sqft
    Listing provided by The Cascade Team
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  49. 4 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,505 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,000 sqft
    Listing provided by Richmond Realty of Washington
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  50. 4 beds, 2 full, 1 three-quarter, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,889 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,000 sqft
    Listing provided by Richmond Realty of Washington
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  1. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,100 sq ft
    Lot size: 4.80 ac
    Listing provided by Windermere R.E. Key Realty
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  2. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,222 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,500 sqft
    Listing provided by Windermere Professional Prtnrs
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  3. 5 beds, 2 full, 1 three-quarter baths
    Home size: 2,886 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,059 sqft
    Listing provided by DR Horton
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  4. 4 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 2,572 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,851 sqft
    Listing provided by DR Horton
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  5. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,292 sq ft
    Lot size: 10,910 sqft
    Listing provided by Better Properties RE
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  6. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,351 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,574 sqft
    Listing provided by JohnSRealty
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  7. 4 beds, 2 full, 1 three-quarter baths
    Home size: 3,213 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,819 sqft
    Listing provided by Coldwell Banker Bain
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  8. 4 beds, 1 full, 2 three-quarter baths
    Home size: 1,614 sq ft
    Lot size: 12,039 sqft
    Listing provided by Berkshire Hathaway HS NW
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  9. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 1,612 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,900 sqft
    Listing provided by Abbey Realty Inc
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  10. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 1,800 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,000 sqft
    Listing provided by Skyline Properties, Inc.
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  11. 3 beds, 1 full, 1 three-quarter baths
    Home size: 1,232 sq ft
    Lot size: 17,610 sqft
    Listing provided by HomeSmart RE Associates
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  12. 5 beds, 3 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 3,020 sq ft
    Lot size: 1.31 ac
    Listing provided by Berkshire Hathaway HS NW
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  13. 3 beds, 1 full, 1 three-quarter, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,584 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,653 sqft
    Listing provided by Home Buyers Marketing II Inc.
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  14. 3 beds, 1 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 1,215 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,955 sqft
    Listing provided by Leske Realty
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  15. 4 beds, 1 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 1,568 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,254 sqft
    Listing provided by RE/MAX Professionals
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  16. 4 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,150 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,500 sqft
    Listing provided by Better Properties DuPont
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  17. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 1,279 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,713 sqft
    Listing provided by RE2K.com
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  18. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,296 sq ft
    Lot size: 12,197 sqft
    Listing provided by JohnSRealty
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  19. 3 beds, 1 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 1,320 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,750 sqft
    Listing provided by Theory Real Estate LLC
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  20. 4 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,033 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,591 sqft
    Listing provided by RE2K.com
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  21. 4 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,577 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,360 sqft
    Listing provided by Teambuilder KW
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  22. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,340 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,060 sqft
    Listing provided by Van Dorm Realty, Inc.
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  23. 3 beds, 1 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 1,560 sq ft
    Lot size: 10,400 sqft
    Listing provided by Dwellings Seattle Real Estate
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  24. 4 beds, 2 full, 1 three-quarter, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,655 sq ft
    Lot size: 19,496 sqft
    Listing provided by Better Properties Real Estate
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  25. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,514 sq ft
    Lot size: 2.49 ac
    Listing provided by Keller Williams Realty
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  26. 3 beds, 1 full, 1 three-quarter baths
    Home size: 972 sq ft
    Lot size: 10,500 sqft
    Listing provided by Dimension Properties
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  27. 5 beds, 3 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 3,038 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,600 sqft
    Listing provided by DR Horton
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  28. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 2,688 sq ft
    Lot size: 1.06 ac
    Listing provided by 253 Realty
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  29. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 2,805 sq ft
    Lot size: 2.04 ac
    Listing provided by John L. Scott R.E. Lake Tapps
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  30. 4 beds, 1 full, 1 three-quarter baths
    Home size: 1,448 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,000 sqft
    Listing provided by Keller Williams Tacoma
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  31. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 1,524 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,339 sqft
    Listing provided by Leske Realty
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  32. 4 beds, 1 full, 2 three-quarter baths
    Home size: 2,000 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,000 sqft
    Listing provided by RE/MAX Professionals
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  33. 3 beds, 1 full, 1 three-quarter baths
    Home size: 1,512 sq ft
    Lot size: 13,658 sqft
    Listing provided by RE/MAX Professionals
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  34. 3 beds, 1 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 1,626 sq ft
    Lot size: 12,936 sqft
    Listing provided by John L. Scott Belfair
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  35. 5 beds, 3 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 3,018 sq ft
    Lot size: 8,000 sqft
    Listing provided by Windermere Professional Prtnrs
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  36. 4 beds, 1 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 1,700 sq ft
    Lot size: 9,590 sqft
    Listing provided by RE/MAX Professionals
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  37. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 1,332 sq ft
    Lot size: 9,000 sqft
    Listing provided by Keller Williams Western Realty
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  38. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,233 sq ft
    Lot size: 10,186 sqft
    Listing provided by Better Properties Real Estate
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  39. 4 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 3,288 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,633 sqft
    Listing provided by RE/MAX Professionals
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  40. 4 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,646 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,028 sqft
    Listing provided by RE/MAX Parkside Affiliates
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  41. 4 beds, 2 full, 1 three-quarter baths
    Home size: 2,480 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,880 sqft
    Listing provided by Better Properties Real Estate
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  42. 4 beds, 1 full, 1 three-quarter baths
    Home size: 2,098 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,953 sqft
    Listing provided by Sterling Brokerage
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  43. 3 beds, 1 full, 1 three-quarter baths
    Home size: 1,626 sq ft
    Lot size: 18,487 sqft
    Listing provided by Keller Williams Realty
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  44. 5 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 3,060 sq ft
    Lot size: 10,000 sqft
    Listing provided by Northwest Home Sales
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  45. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,270 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,150 sqft
    Listing provided by City Realty, Inc.
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  46. 4 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 1,440 sq ft
    Lot size: 20,250 sqft
    Listing provided by Keller Williams Realty
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  47. 3 beds, 1 full, 1 three-quarter baths
    Home size: 1,820 sq ft
    Lot size: 14,483 sqft
    Listing provided by RE/MAX Professionals
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  48. 4 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,219 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,277 sqft
    Listing provided by DR Horton
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  49. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 1,408 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,094 sqft
    Listing provided by DR Horton
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  50. 6 beds, 2 full, 2 three-quarter baths
    Home size: 3,110 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,600 sqft
    Listing provided by DR Horton
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  1. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,100 sq ft
    Lot size: 4.80 ac
    Listing provided by Windermere R.E. Key Realty
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  2. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,222 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,500 sqft
    Listing provided by Windermere Professional Prtnrs
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  3. 5 beds, 2 full, 1 three-quarter baths
    Home size: 2,886 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,059 sqft
    Listing provided by DR Horton
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  4. 4 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 2,572 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,851 sqft
    Listing provided by DR Horton
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  5. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,292 sq ft
    Lot size: 10,910 sqft
    Listing provided by Better Properties RE
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  6. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,351 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,574 sqft
    Listing provided by JohnSRealty
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  7. 4 beds, 2 full, 1 three-quarter baths
    Home size: 3,213 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,819 sqft
    Listing provided by Coldwell Banker Bain
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  8. 4 beds, 1 full, 2 three-quarter baths
    Home size: 1,614 sq ft
    Lot size: 12,039 sqft
    Listing provided by Berkshire Hathaway HS NW
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  9. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 1,612 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,900 sqft
    Listing provided by Abbey Realty Inc
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  10. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 1,800 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,000 sqft
    Listing provided by Skyline Properties, Inc.
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  11. 5 beds, 3 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 3,020 sq ft
    Lot size: 1.31 ac
    Listing provided by Berkshire Hathaway HS NW
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  12. 3 beds, 1 full, 1 three-quarter, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,584 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,653 sqft
    Listing provided by Home Buyers Marketing II Inc.
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  13. 3 beds, 1 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 1,215 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,955 sqft
    Listing provided by Leske Realty
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  14. 4 beds, 1 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 1,568 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,254 sqft
    Listing provided by RE/MAX Professionals
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  15. 4 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,150 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,500 sqft
    Listing provided by Better Properties DuPont
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  16. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 1,279 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,713 sqft
    Listing provided by RE2K.com
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  17. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,296 sq ft
    Lot size: 12,197 sqft
    Listing provided by JohnSRealty
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  18. 3 beds, 1 full bath
    Home size: 1,144 sq ft
    Lot size: 10,500 sqft
    Listing provided by Hawkins Poe, Inc
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  19. 3 beds, 1 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 1,320 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,750 sqft
    Listing provided by Theory Real Estate LLC
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  20. 4 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,033 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,591 sqft
    Listing provided by RE2K.com
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  21. 4 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,577 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,360 sqft
    Listing provided by Teambuilder KW
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  22. 2 beds, 1 full, 1 three-quarter, 1 half baths
    Home size: 1,782 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,971 sqft
    Listing provided by Better Properties Eastside
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  23. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,340 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,060 sqft
    Listing provided by Van Dorm Realty, Inc.
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  24. 3 beds, 1 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 1,560 sq ft
    Lot size: 10,400 sqft
    Listing provided by Dwellings Seattle Real Estate
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  25. 4 beds, 2 full, 1 three-quarter, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,655 sq ft
    Lot size: 19,496 sqft
    Listing provided by Better Properties Real Estate
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  26. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,514 sq ft
    Lot size: 2.49 ac
    Listing provided by Keller Williams Realty
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  27. 3 beds, 1 full, 1 three-quarter baths
    Home size: 972 sq ft
    Lot size: 10,500 sqft
    Listing provided by Dimension Properties
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  28. 5 beds, 3 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 3,038 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,600 sqft
    Listing provided by DR Horton
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  29. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 2,688 sq ft
    Lot size: 1.06 ac
    Listing provided by 253 Realty
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  30. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 2,805 sq ft
    Lot size: 2.04 ac
    Listing provided by John L. Scott R.E. Lake Tapps
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  31. 4 beds, 1 full, 1 three-quarter baths
    Home size: 1,448 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,000 sqft
    Listing provided by Keller Williams Tacoma
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  32. 4 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,462 sq ft
    Lot size: 8,817 sqft
    Listing provided by John L. Scott - KMS Kent
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  33. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 1,524 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,339 sqft
    Listing provided by Leske Realty
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  34. 4 beds, 1 full, 2 three-quarter baths
    Home size: 2,000 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,000 sqft
    Listing provided by RE/MAX Professionals
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  35. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,725 sq ft
    Lot size: 1.26 ac
    Listing provided by Windermere R.E. Port Orchard
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  36. 3 beds, 1 full, 1 three-quarter baths
    Home size: 1,512 sq ft
    Lot size: 13,658 sqft
    Listing provided by RE/MAX Professionals
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  37. 5 beds, 3 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 3,018 sq ft
    Lot size: 8,000 sqft
    Listing provided by Windermere Professional Prtnrs
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  38. 3 beds, 1 full bath
    Home size: 1,131 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,750 sqft
    Listing provided by John L. Scott - KMS Kent
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  39. 4 beds, 1 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 1,700 sq ft
    Lot size: 9,590 sqft
    Listing provided by RE/MAX Professionals
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  40. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 1,332 sq ft
    Lot size: 9,000 sqft
    Listing provided by Keller Williams Western Realty
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  41. 3 beds, 1 full bath
    Home size: 1,275 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,000 sqft
    Listing provided by CENTURY 21 North Homes Realty
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  42. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,233 sq ft
    Lot size: 10,186 sqft
    Listing provided by Better Properties Real Estate
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  43. 4 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 3,288 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,633 sqft
    Listing provided by RE/MAX Professionals
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  44. 4 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,646 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,028 sqft
    Listing provided by RE/MAX Parkside Affiliates
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  45. 3 beds, 1 full bath
    Home size: 1,264 sq ft
    Lot size: 21,780 sqft
    Listing provided by Keller Williams Realty
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  46. 4 beds, 2 full, 1 three-quarter baths
    Home size: 2,480 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,880 sqft
    Listing provided by Better Properties Real Estate
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  47. 4 beds, 1 full, 1 three-quarter baths
    Home size: 2,098 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,953 sqft
    Listing provided by Sterling Brokerage
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  48. 3 beds, 1 full, 1 three-quarter baths
    Home size: 1,626 sq ft
    Lot size: 18,487 sqft
    Listing provided by Keller Williams Realty
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  49. 5 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 3,060 sq ft
    Lot size: 10,000 sqft
    Listing provided by Northwest Home Sales
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  50. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,270 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,150 sqft
    Listing provided by City Realty, Inc.
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(all data current as of 4/30/2017)

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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.