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Category: Relocation & Area Info.

I get a lot of questions about the schools around JBLM and which ones are best to attend. Most people rank schoolsschool as one of the most important factors when it comes to buying a home in the Ft. Lewis area. Below are the links to the different school districts around the JBLM area. I also recommend checking on greatschools.org and k12.niche.com for ratings and reviews.

 

School Districts Off Base include:

North Thurston Public Schools (located in Lacey)

Olympia School District

Tumwater School District

Yelm Community Schools

University Place School District

Puyallup School District

Peninsula School District #401 (located in Gig Harbor)

Bethel School District (serves Spanaway and Graham)

Steilacoom Historical School District No. 1 (serves Dupont & Steilacoom)

Clover Park School District (located in Lakewood)

Tacoma Public Schools

Want a customized home search set up for you? We will manually search for homes that meet all of your criteria, including confirming what school the home is assigned to. It’s easy to set up…just email me (jen@philsharphomes.com) with your wants, needs and budget! Have questions about the schools? Send me an email or give me a call at 360-970-6913.

 
Anderson Island

Anderson Island

We have a lot of people ask us about living on Anderson Island and the commute to Joint Base Lewis-McChord so I thought I would write this quick post about it.  Please keep in mind that this is only my opinion.

Anderson Island is a great place to visit but I wouldn’t recommend living there if you are commuting back and forth off the island on a regular basis.  The ferry ride is only about 20 minutes (a little longer if they have to run to Ketron Island) so that’s not too bad if you wanted to do it.  Keep in mind that you do have to arrive at the dock about 20 minutes early.  From Anderson Island to Ft. Lewis can be up to 30 minutes depending on where you need to be on post.  Another issue is that there is no major store on the island, only a small store with limited supplies available.  So, there you have some of the drawbacks.

As far as life of the island, it seems great.  Nice and quiet with not too much of a population.  I have been visiting the island on and off since I was a kid and have always had a great time.  Everyone has always been very friendly (including the ferry staff).

I recently visited the island with my kids. Below are some of the photos. To see more photos of Anderson Island you can visit my Facebook page.

 

Have more questions on places to live around JBLM? Feel free to ask! Call Jen at 360-970-6913 or send me an email: jen@philsharphomes.com

 

Email to Phil about renting a a home in the JBLM area.

 

My husband just found out we are going to Fort Lewis last night so I began my search for info on the place. Coincidentally we are in Germany also. This will be our first REAL PCS move so I am trying to figure out all that I need to know. I am not sure we are looking into buying a home right this minute we just got all our bills paid and have a car payment but most likely in the next two years we would be interested in buying a house but like I said not sure. If you do help with rentals that would be amazing. We are particularly interested in the Lacey or Olympia areas.

Phil’s response.

 

Thanks for your email.  I want to be up front with you and let you know that I don’t manage rentals.  I do sell homes, and although this sounds like a sales pitch…this may be the best time to buy a home for the rest of your life!

 

I would certainly consider buying, and speak with a mortgage lender before making the final decision.  Right now, in the JBLM area, you can buy for considerably less than what you can rent for.  For example, a decent 1800 square foot home can be purchased with a monthly payment of about $1100, rent for the same home would be $1350-1400.  A very unique situation, that will not last.

 

If you do move forward with renting, I can refer you to someone who manages properties.  If you decide to buy, I can refer you to a local Mortgage lender who will counsel you on best courses of action and who can give you exact $ numbers.

 

Respectfully, Phil

 

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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. $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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  29. 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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  30. 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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  31. 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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  32. 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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  33. 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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  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. 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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  37. 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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  38. 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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  39. 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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  40. 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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  41. 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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  42. 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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  43. 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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  44. 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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  45. 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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  46. 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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  47. 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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  48. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 3,010 sq ft
    Lot size: 10,831 sqft
    Listing provided by Keller Williams Tacoma
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  49. 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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  50. 4 beds, 3 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 3,356 sq ft
    Lot size: 43,560 sqft
    Listing provided by Skyline Properties, Inc.
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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  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, 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,296 sq ft
    Lot size: 12,197 sqft
    Listing provided by JohnSRealty
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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,355 sq ft
    Lot size: 9,775 sqft
    Listing provided by Agency One Realty South
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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. 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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  30. 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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  31. 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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  32. 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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  33. 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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  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. 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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  37. 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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  38. 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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  39. 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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  40. 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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  41. 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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  42. 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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  43. 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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  44. 4 beds, 1 full, 1 three-quarter, 1 half baths
    Home size: 3,439 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,055 sqft
    Listing provided by Vander Pool Real Estate
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  45. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,631 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,393 sqft
    Listing provided by Summit Properties NW LLC
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  46. 3 beds, 1 full, 1 three-quarter baths
    Home size: 1,346 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,250 sqft
    Listing provided by Coldwell Banker Evergreen
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  47. 3 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 2,390 sq ft
    Lot size: 8,450 sqft
    Listing provided by Hogan Homes Realty LLC
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  48. 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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  49. 4 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,527 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,931 sqft
    Listing provided by Coldwell Banker Evergreen
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  50. 4 beds, 2 full, 1 three-quarter, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,476 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,797 sqft
    Listing provided by Better Properties DuPont
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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,296 sq ft
    Lot size: 12,197 sqft
    Listing provided by JohnSRealty
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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,355 sq ft
    Lot size: 9,775 sqft
    Listing provided by Agency One Realty South
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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. 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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  30. 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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  31. 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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  32. 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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  33. 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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  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. 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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  37. 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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  38. 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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  39. 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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  40. 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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  41. 3 beds, 1 full bath
    Home size: 920 sq ft
    Lot size: 10,980 sqft
    Listing provided by Better Properties N. Proctor
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  42. 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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  43. 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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  44. 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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  45. 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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  46. 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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  47. 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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  48. 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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  49. 0 beds, 0 baths
    Home size: 1,664 sq ft
    Lot size: 1.14 ac
    Listing provided by $500 Realty Inc
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  50. 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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  1. 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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  2. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,152 sq ft
    Lot size: 1.25 ac
    Listing provided by RE/MAX Key Land Co.
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  3. 2 beds, 1 full bath
    Home size: 1,408 sq ft
    Lot size: 37,870 sqft
    Listing provided by Toril Sells Houses Team
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  4. 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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  5. 3 beds, 1 full bath
    Home size: 864 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,000 sqft
    Listing provided by Better Properties Kent
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  6. 4 beds, 1 full bath
    Home size: 1,710 sq ft
    Lot size: 8,500 sqft
    Listing provided by Pacific Cascade Properties LLC
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  7. 2 beds, 1 full, 1 three-quarter baths
    Home size: 1,440 sq ft
    Lot size: 8,050 sqft
    Listing provided by $500 Realty Inc
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  8. 4 beds, 1 full bath
    Home size: 1,698 sq ft
    Lot size: 23,125 sqft
    Listing provided by Kensington Real Estate LLC
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  9. 2 beds, 1 full, 1 three-quarter baths
    Home size: 1,303 sq ft
    Lot size: 23,087 sqft
    Listing provided by Better Homes and Land LLC
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  10. 4 beds, 1 full, 1 three-quarter baths
    Home size: 1,600 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,612 sqft
    Listing provided by Keller Williams Tacoma
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  11. 3 beds, 1 full, 1 three-quarter baths
    Home size: 1,358 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,000 sqft
    Listing provided by RE/MAX Professionals
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  12. 3 beds, 1 full, 1 three-quarter baths
    Home size: 1,821 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,400 sqft
    Listing provided by Coldwell Banker Bain
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  13. 1 bed, 1 three-quarter bath
    Home size: 988 sq ft
    Lot size: 5.01 ac
    Listing provided by Windermere Centralia
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  14. 4 beds, 1 full bath
    Home size: 2,102 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,300 sqft
    Listing provided by Better Properties N. Proctor
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  15. 3 beds, 1 full bath
    Home size: 1,011 sq ft
    Lot size: 8,905 sqft
    Listing provided by Owners.com
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  16. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,368 sq ft
    Lot size: 9,930 sqft
    Listing provided by Owners.com
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  17. 2 beds, 1 full bath
    Home size: 1,000 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,550 sqft
    Listing provided by Windermere Real Estate/PSK Inc
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  18. 0 beds, 0 baths
    Home size: 1,728 sq ft
    Lot size: 23,888 sqft
    Listing provided by Great NW Real Estate LLC
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  19. 3 beds, 1 full bath
    Home size: 1,196 sq ft
    Lot size: 19,537 sqft
    Listing provided by Lewis Real Estate
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  20. 1 bed, 0 baths
    Home size: 532 sq ft
    Lot size: 23,400 sqft
    Listing provided by Gateway Real Estate
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  21. 2 beds, 1 full bath
    Home size: 1,080 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,000 sqft
    Listing provided by Better Properties Real Estate
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  22. 3 beds, 1 full bath
    Home size: 1,008 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,845 sqft
    Listing provided by Keller Williams Realty
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  23. 2 beds, 1 full bath
    Home size: 1,030 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,000 sqft
    Listing provided by Crescent II, Inc.
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  24. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,258 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,500 sqft
    Listing provided by Properties NW of Gig Harbor
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  25. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,536 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,974 sqft
    Listing provided by RE/MAX Parkside Affiliates
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  26. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,120 sq ft
    Lot size: 13,068 sqft
    Listing provided by Rainier Realty Group
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  27. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,294 sq ft
    Lot size: 16,100 sqft
    Listing provided by Realty World Cosser & Assoc.
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  28. 3 beds, 1 full bath
    Home size: 1,080 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,500 sqft
    Listing provided by John L. Scott, Inc.
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  29. 2 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 924 sq ft
    Lot size: 16,553 sqft
    Listing provided by Keller Williams Realty
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  30. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 924 sq ft
    Lot size: 16,988 sqft
    Listing provided by Keller Williams Realty
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  31. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 1,592 sq ft
    Lot size: 9,916 sqft
    Listing provided by Parkside Realty
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  32. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,102 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,232 sqft
    Listing provided by Keller Williams Realty
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  33. 3 beds, 1 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 1,160 sq ft
    Lot size: 9,000 sqft
    Listing provided by Imagine Real Estate
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  34. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 1,582 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,734 sqft
    Listing provided by Parkside Realty
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  35. 0 beds, 0 baths
    Home size: 1,176 sq ft
    Lot size: 9,750 sqft
    Listing provided by Windermere Professional Prtnrs
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  36. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,344 sq ft
    Lot size: 10,633 sqft
    Listing provided by Coldwell Banker Danforth
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  37. 1 bed, 1 full bath
    Home size: 900 sq ft
    Lot size: 11,326 sqft
    Listing provided by Better Properties Tacoma Cntrl
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  38. 2 beds, 1 full bath
    Home size: 1,048 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,000 sqft
    Listing provided by Apple Realty, Inc.
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  39. 0 beds, 1 three-quarter bath
    Home size: 646 sq ft
    Lot size: 9,026 sqft
    Listing provided by Keller Williams Tacoma
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  40. 2 beds, 1 full bath
    Home size: 720 sq ft
    Lot size: 37,462 sqft
    Listing provided by Keller Williams Realty PS
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  41. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,344 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,950 sqft
    Listing provided by Van Dorm Realty, Inc.
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  42. 0 beds, 0 baths
    Home size: 576 sq ft
    Lot size: 1.38 ac
    Listing provided by JohnSRealty
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  43. 3 beds, 1 full bath
    Home size: 816 sq ft
    Lot size: 13,939 sqft
    Listing provided by Keller Williams Realty
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  44. 1 bed, 1 half bath
    Home size: 672 sq ft
    Lot size: 22,700 sqft
    Listing provided by Best Choice Realty LLC
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  45. 2 beds, 1 full bath
    Home size: 988 sq ft
    Lot size: 11,326 sqft
    Listing provided by Keller Williams Realty PS
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  46. 3 beds, 1 full bath
    Home size: 1,032 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,195 sqft
    Listing provided by Imagine Real Estate
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  47. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,608 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,180 sqft
    Listing provided by JohnSRealty
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  48. 0 beds, 0 baths
    Home size: 1,120 sq ft
    Lot size: 14,994 sqft
    Listing provided by John L. Scott/Yelm
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  49. 3 beds, 1 full bath
    Home size: 880 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,312 sqft
    Listing provided by Owners.com
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  50. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,296 sq ft
    Lot size: 13,068 sqft
    Listing provided by Real Estate Solution
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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.

 
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The Phil Sharp Homes Android App is only 4.18mb with the basic functions of “Call Phil Now” and “Search Homes.” Call Phil function will prompt your phone to call Phil direct for you to get immediate access to Phil to answer questions, get a consultation, or help with your home search. The “Search Homes” function will prompt your browser to open the online mobile IDX listings database to search Washington homes for sale.

The mobile search will help you find listings and open houses near your location, search the entire database for WA homes for sale, find open houses near your location, search up to a 20 mile radius for homes from your specified address. You can also save Favorites with easy login using your Facebook, Google, Yahoo! or current online search login. You can create a unique login as well.

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Foreclosed Home In Olympia Wa

If you are considering purchasing a foreclosed home, it is a good idea to have some knowledge of what to expect.  The foreclosure buying process is very similar to a traditional home purchase…with a few twists.

 

 Keep in mind that you are dealing with a banking institution, or a trustee working for the banking institution.  These people have very specific rule books that they follow, and the rule books don’t necessarily make sense, at least on the surface…. 

  • Expect delays…if the rule book gives the banker two business days, most will take two business days.  If they take longer…well, they make the rules.
  • Don’t expect compassion…the bank is only looking at the bottom line.  They don’t care if your appraiser has a problem with the roof, if your offer is all cash, or even if you send them pictures of how ugly the house is.
  • The rules normally require that the home be marketed to the general public, as is, and that the highest and best offer for the bank be accepted.  The banker probably cannot re-negotiate the price after your inspection…even if it makes sense.  HUD, for example, just puts the property back on the market rather than negotiating anything.    

Pricing Foreclosures…the term foreclosure brings to mind infomercials about buying homes for pennies on the dollar.  There is a reason that the infomercial people are selling books, rather than out shopping for real estate.  Rule #1, if it sounds to good to be true, it probably is (or it’s a short sale).     

Too good to be true?  …when shopping for homes with an average price of 225K, you find a similar home priced at 175K…don’t think it’s an accident, there is a reason which may not be apparent in the photos.     

Foreclosures are priced aggressively in order to get them sold quickly, but the bank’s don’t give them away.  If they did, the shareholders might get upset.   My experience is that foreclosures are typically priced 2-5% below retail, and that all are negotiable to a point.   

When making an offer, again remember that you are not dealing with an emotional seller.  If your offer is complicated, if you need more time to close, if the home needs repairs…the asset manager doesn’t care.   A fast closing may put your offer in a stronger position…but cash versus a loan doesn’t carry much weight.   

Inspections…Get an inspection!  The bank may not be willing to make repairs (“as is” usually means “as is”), but the inspection does give you piece of mind, and lets you know what you are working with. 

Closing:  Come closing time, keep in mind that once again, you are dealing with a banker or bank representative.  You may be willing to jump thru hoops to get signed/closed, but the seller may not be.  Be prepared to be flexible both in timing, and in other aspects of the closing.   For example there may not be a full set of keys for the home, it may not be cleaned prior to closing, and any debris that was in the home when you looked at it will probably still be there at closing. 

A large percentage of homes sold recently in Pierce and Thurston Counties are foreclosures…as many as 40%.  They can be, and often are, great deals…but you as a buyer should prepare yourself the unexpected, and take the surprises in stride…you are getting a good deal after-all, or else you wouldn’t be buying a foreclosure.