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2 06, 2016

The History behind this House…8314 Leona Way SW, Lakewood, WA

By |2020-05-18T20:25:10+00:00June 2nd, 2016|Backyards, Buy or sell homes, Covered porches, Homes for Sale, Krista Osborne Real Estate, Lakewood, quiet neighborhood, Uncategorized, Washington|0 Comments

Once upon a time, there was a couple who decided to move to Washington State in 1969 and settle in a darling little 4 bedroom, 1 bathroom home amongst a quaint community called Lakewood.  This family soon grew and with great fortune, heard the pitter-patter of feet running about the house and backyard oasis.  The [...]

1 02, 2016

Does it pencil out?

By |2020-05-18T20:25:10+00:00February 1st, 2016|Buyer expectations, Homes for Sale, Investments, Krista Osborne Real Estate, Uncategorized, Washington|0 Comments

With available, 'homes for sale,' inventory levels below 4% at this time, keeping in mind 6% inventory is historically a balance point between supply and demand, you might think there would not be enough houses out there to quench the thirst of both individual buyers vs investors. Not so, it seems home buyers continue to [...]

28 09, 2015

What’s in YOUR pipes?

By |2020-05-18T20:25:10+00:00September 28th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

For those purchasing a home, one of the important steps to take in your due diligence of the home buying process, is to consider investing in a sewer scope (if your prospective home is hooked up to a sewer line). A video pipeline inspection is when a skilled sewer scope professional sends a cable into [...]

21 08, 2015

Tell me more about ‘Split-Level’ homes

By |2020-05-18T20:25:10+00:00August 21st, 2015|Definition of Home, Fun in Tacoma, Homes for Sale, Krista Osborne Real Estate, North End Tacoma, Old to new, Split level home, Uncategorized, Washington|53 Comments

The history of the 'Split-level' is somewhat split as architects and those that study when types or personality structures came into being, are parked in a couple of different camps. The one fact most seem to agree upon is that the 'Split-level,' came into being in the 20th Century.  On one end, the Split-level is [...]

22 07, 2015

Coming Home

By |2020-05-18T20:25:10+00:00July 22nd, 2015|Buy or sell homes, Buyer expectations, Definition of Home, Fun in Tacoma, Homes for Sale, Krista Osborne Real Estate, North End Tacoma, Seller expectations|0 Comments

For many years I traveled internationally for work anywhere from 2 weeks to 1 month at a time hopping from country to country.  I experienced political upheaval and riots, limited service of the mere basics of life and the difference in public service protection application (police, fire and military). The opportunity to absorb the beauty [...]

27 06, 2015

Parallels of Structures

By |2020-05-18T20:25:10+00:00June 27th, 2015|Homes for Sale, Krista Osborne Real Estate, North End Tacoma, Old Homes, Old to new, Preservation, Washington|22 Comments

  Have you ever given much thought to the parallels between our own progressively aging physiological structures and that of the many 100+ year old homes in the Pacific Northwest?   As I sat in silence today in a beautiful old, nearly 100 year tenured Northend treasure, I could almost hear the generations of laughter [...]

21 06, 2015

Krista Osborne Real Estate- A Solution Based Customer Service Approach

By |2020-05-18T20:25:10+00:00June 21st, 2015|Boating and Eating, Boating and Eating in Tacoma, Buy or sell homes, Fun in Tacoma, Homes for Sale, Krista Osborne Real Estate, Tacoma Eateries, University Place, Washington|0 Comments

14 06, 2015

Sometimes you just gotta ‘Dig’ it !!!

By |2020-05-18T20:25:11+00:00June 14th, 2015|Ferry Rides, Fun in Tacoma, Plant Nurseries, Point Defiance, Vashon Island, Washington|5 Comments

Once in a while, at a place not so far away, there are moments of peace, snuffing wafts of fragrant flowers and snuggling with little doggies.  There is a place I recently visited on Vashon Island called, 'Dig.'  It is this wonderful, artsy, warm and amazing nursery not too far from the Ferry dock after [...]

14 06, 2015

What lurks in the Shadow of the Narrows Bridge?

By |2020-05-18T20:25:11+00:00June 14th, 2015|Boating and Eating, Boating and Eating in Tacoma, Tacoma Eateries, University Place, Washington|Comments Off on What lurks in the Shadow of the Narrows Bridge?

For those that are boaters, fisherman, water lovers and appreciators of great food, landing at the Narrows Marina, Bait shop, Brewery and Boathouse 19 Restaurant will find you doing the happy dance.  If you are coming through the South Puget Sound via boat,  you can stop to refuel right at the dock, hop off and [...]

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