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Beautiful home in gated community with 4 bedrooms and tons of storage options. Formal living with over 11ft ceilings, formal dining, grand high ceiling entrance and laminate floors throughout. The kitchen is open to the family room and features dark cabinets with crown molding, stainless appliances with double oven, recessed lighting and oversized walk in pantry. Large master bedroom with vaulted ceilings, a walk in closet and 5 piece bath.  Laundry room with cabinetry and all secondary bedrooms are upstairs. Fully fenced backyard with cherry tree and patio.  Highly rated Evergreen Elementary school! One year home warranty included. MLS#1126754. $284,900

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Phil Sharp | 360.970.9977 | phil@philsharphomes.com

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If you have been watching the South Sound housing market, you have undoubtedly noticed that the market is very busy.  The area and economy are growing briskly, migration from the South West (among other areas), is pushing the population beyond planners expectations, and prices are going up.  What real estate investors call “upside potential” is great.

The economy on this side of the mountains is strong.  We are seeing a large migration of jobs and people relocating to the Tacoma/Olympia area.  A great example is the Developing Lacey industrial park, and Boeing’s growth in Pierce County (and of course JBLM).   If you visualize development coming south from Seattle, the leading edge of that development is right now surrounding JBLM, both in the Tacoma and Olympia areas.

Although housing inventory is low, and prices are appreciating….there are still plenty of opportunities out there…they come on the market every day.   The key to being an effective home buyer in a market like this is knowing what you want, and being prepared (along with your Realtor) to jump when the right home comes along.   You will be putting your best foot forward when you are confident and knowledgeable.   A good Realtor helps too….

As you start the house hunting process, whether you are local or looking long distance, it is critical that you educate yourself about the market.  I like to start looking for/sending listings several months before you are ready to buy.    The education that you receive by going thru the process will help you to recognize a good deal when you see it, and expose you to everything that is out there with time to absorb it all.

If you would like to learn more about buying a home in the JBLM area, whether you are already here or are en-route, please let my staff and I know.  We have lots more info available by email and a fantastic relocation packet that consists of a box full of material provided by JBLM and the State.

Phil is the Owner and Broker at Phil Sharp Homes LLC

and is also an experienced developer/builder in Thurston County.

                      Relocation Sponsor Services                                             Relocation Packet by US Mail

                      A Real Person Searching for Listings                             Free Home Warranty

 

Summary of The JBLM Area Real Estate Market Fall 2016 JBLM-real-estate-market

2016 has so far been an exceptional year for real estate in Western Washington. From both perspectives, buyer and seller, it has been a good year. Buyers are still enjoying exceptional prices, and low interest rates. Sellers are enjoying a brisk market, low inventory, and in some cases multiple offers.

The current housing inventory in Thurston County south of JBLM is approximately 1 month. A balanced market is considered to have 4-6 months of inventory. Based on supply and demand, you can see that we are in a sellers market. The result of the low inventory and strong demand this year has been an increase in prices.

The inventory situation, coupled with the improving economy, has been good for home prices. We have seen values going up by 1.5% per month in some parts of the market. Generally, the lower priced homes have appreciated the most. Across Thurston County, overall real estate values have increased 11% in the past year.
As fall approaches, the real estate market tends to slow to a stop (around Christmas) and then take off with a bang in January.

As of late September, the market slowed some before kids went back to school, then picked up again. Based on the number of folks I am communicating with, it looks like it will be a busy fall and winter.
As I mentioned above, the market is in need of listings (and so am I). If you are considering selling your home, I can promise you more exposure, both local and global, than any other brokerage. Most agents put your home on the MLS and put up a sign…that’s what we do before we start.