22 02, 2017

5 Beautiful Tacoma West End Beaches

By |2020-05-18T20:25:10+00:00February 22nd, 2017|Tacoma Beaches, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Often when one dreams about beaches, crystal clear blue waters and palm trees swaying in the breeze come to mind.  Yet, when I dream of beaches, what I think of first are the multi-dimensional, robust, cool ruffly waters of the Puget Sound.  Pierce County Washington is home to some of the most amazing varietal beaches [...]

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 [...]

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