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All Blog Entries by Brett Tousley

There are currently 61 blog entries published by Brett Tousley.

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Puyallup Real Estate-SilverCreek Market Update

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014 at 1:13pm. 308 Views, 0 Comments.

Silver Creek is a large development South of 176th Street East and West of Meridian on Puyallup's South Hill.  The Silver Creek neighborhood consists of several gated neighborhoods like Hillsboro and Country Hollow as well as several smaller developments some gated and some not.  This area is popular with many military families as well as civilians.  The high ranking Puyallup school district is a large draw and nearby Emma Carson Elementary is within easy walking distance of most neighborhoods.  Learn more about the real estate market in Silver Creek by following this link.

With 2.5 months of inventory, the real estate market in Silver Creek would be correctly described as a seller's market. 

Currently, there are 23 active homes available with…

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Puyallup Farmers Market

Friday, February 28th, 2014 at 10:50am. 241 Views, 0 Comments.

The Puyallup Farmers Market is still a little over a month away from opening for the season.  Now is the time to submit your vendor application if you would like to sell goods in Pioneer Park this year at the market.  With only a $35.00 application fee and reasonable space rent, the Puyallup Farmers Market is a great way to get your goods in front of a lot of potential happy customers.

The Puyallup Farmers Market opens for the season on April 12th and runs all Spring and Summer until Oct 11th 2014.  Hours are 9am-2pm and admission is free for visitors.  The market is located in Downtown Puyallup at the Pioneer Park Pavilion and of course Pioneer Park.  Address is 330 S Meridian Puyallup WA. 

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Approved Lacey short sale close as quick as you can

Tuesday, June 4th, 2013 at 9:11am. 1780 Views, 0 Comments.

Approved price with closing costs on this beautiful Lacey home.. No waiting!  Previous buyer got cold feet at approval and did all the waiting for you.  This fully upgraded home offers all that and more.  You'll be met by an expansive hardwood entry leading into the open kitchen with breakfast bar.  Tall ceilings really add to the spacious feeling of this move in ready home.  There's a great MIL suite downstairs with it's own bath for your company to come stay with you as well as a roomy master suite complete with a soaking tub in the master bathroom.

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http://www.brettsellshouses.com/listing/466856-8314-54th-ave-olympia-wa-98513/

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New listing near JBLM

Thursday, February 21st, 2013 at 11:22am. 2034 Views, 1 Comments.

Here's a new home I just put on the market yesterday in Spanaway near Joint Base Lewis McChord. This one is move in ready and offers a lot of upgrades you won't often find in this price range. With 5 bedrooms, 3 full baths, a new kitchen complete with slab granite counters and the RV parking, this will be a hot property.

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 Here's a video I shot yesterday while walking through the home. http://youtu.be/rFKtwjsx9BI

The full listing details and remainder of the photos are available here: http://www.brettsellshouses.com/listing/450383-17917-13th-av-ct-spanaway-wa-98387/

We've already had one showing this morning, this home may not last the weekend at this price.  If it looks like a good fit for your next home, please give me a call right away.

 

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Seattle home priced to sell quickly

Tuesday, February 19th, 2013 at 1:58pm. 849 Views, 0 Comments.

I've just listed a nice little home in Seattle on NE 145th (PRICE REDUCED to $199,950)  This one is cute as can be with really nice hardwoods and a kitchen remodel that really looks good.  One of my favorite features is the  fully fenced back yard, it's a nice sized back yard, especially for Seattle.  There's also a good sized concrete patio out back to barbecue or set up outdoor furniture for the Summer.  It has a 1 car garage with a bunch of shelving in it for storage with an access door leading out to the back yard as well.  The two bedrooms both have hardwood flooring with one looking out to the front of the home and the 2nd bedroom looking out over the back yard.  Seller says the furnace was recently replaced as well.  This home should…

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JBLM home on acreage! 4.68 acres with a barn Price Reduced

Tuesday, February 19th, 2013 at 1:18pm. 298 Views, 0 Comments.

Price Reduced to $239,999.

Here's a nice livable home on 4.68 acres of flat, dry pasture land near JBLM. If you've been looking for horse property, you know it can be tough to find in this price range unless you are willing to deal with wet pastures or driving a long way back and forth to the base. This home is already set up with it's own barn and is fully fenced and ready for your horses or livestock. 

The home itself is clean and ready to finance, it just needs your personal touch to really shine.

This property is NOT a short sale or bank owned home and is available for a quick close if needed.

Here's the virtual tour of this horse property near Fort Lewis http://www.tourfactory.com/idxr961623

Full listing info is here:…

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CONGRESS EXTENDS FORGIVENESS OF DEBT TAX ONE MORE YEAR!

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013 at 11:56am. 512 Views, 0 Comments.

As part of the so called "fiscal cliff" legislation just passed by congress, most distressed home sellers who choose to short sale their homes will be protected in the upcoming year from owing income tax upon debt which has been forgiven by their lien holders.  While at the time I write this post we are still awaiting the President's signature on the legislation, it appears to be a near certainty it will be signed into law.

This allows some breathing room for home sellers currently involved in a short sale and those who are currently considering one.  Unfortunately; a one year extension isn't a lot of time when dealing with short sales.  With time periods for successful short sales ranging anywhere from 60 days to as long as one year, if you are…

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Homes for sale in Olympia

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012 at 10:50am. 1600 Views, 0 Comments.

If you've been looking for a home for sale in Olympia, your search may have just ended!  This recently updated 2600 sq ft home in Olympia's Newcastle neighborhood is simply stunning. 

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Simply stunning in Newcastle. The updated kitchen offers hardwoods, new custom cabinets, stylish granite counters with full backsplash and new s/s appliances. The inviting travertine lined entry showcases the dramatic spindle staircase on the way to the formal living room for entertaining. The spacious master suite is a true retreat with it's own deck, jetted tub and shower complete with body sprayers and multiple shower heads. Don't settle for less than the very best, see this home today! 

 

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Move in ready 3 bedroom home just down the road from JBLM

Friday, August 3rd, 2012 at 4:50pm. 1478 Views, 0 Comments.

Real estate transactions can fall apart for many different reasons.  Over the years, I've seen buyers fail to close on good and not so good deals for many different reasons.  Mostly the cause of the failure is financing.  I've seen deals fall apart because a VA buyer was "pre approved" by an online "VA Financing Specialist" (No such thing by the way in my experience) only to learn at closing that they don't actually qualify , I've had buyers purchase expensive cars prior to closing and almost kill their deals, I've had buyers orders pulled at the last minute and I've had buyers get cold feet, panic and run to a rental.  But I've never had a buyer do what this buyer did prior to closing. 

I won't get into the details on my blog of why this home…

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Home for sale near JBLM

Friday, July 20th, 2012 at 3:31pm. 1760 Views, 0 Comments.

Looking for a new home for sale near JBLM but don't want to pay top dollar for a new home with a few upgrades or hassle with a presale that takes months and months to build?  You'll want to see this home in person before someone else scoops it up.  At only $209,900 this home is priced to move out quickly and provide someone with an excellent new home at a bargain price.  The same size home just up the street are selling for over $250,000..

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The owner has put in new granite counters, tile backsplash, new appliances, hardwoods, carpet, paint, fixtures etc etc etc.  If you love a traditional floor plan offering a formal living room, formal dining room and a beautiful kitchen adjoining the family room, you'll really enjoy this home.  There's also…

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