Puyallup, WA Real Estate News

By Aaron Hunter, Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Realty)
Are you looking for great Puyallup Bank Owned Homes and Foreclosures? There are over 74 Puyallup Bank Owned Homes and Foreclosures available. Search all PUYALLUP BANK OWNED HOMES AND FORECLOSURES here.   SEARCH ENGINE KEYWORDS: PUYALLUP FORECLOSURESPUYALLUP HOMES FOR SALEPUYALLUP LUXURY FORECLOSURESPUYALLUP LUXURY HOMESPUYALLUP BANK OWNED HOMESPUYALLUP LUXURY PROPERTIES
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By John Cameron, Real Estate Investing Seattle Tacoma
(VITUS Realty, LLC)
  Affordable Homes and Real Estate for sale in Puyallup, Silver Creek, WA under $200,000 $200K   If you’re looking for aAffordable Homes and Real Estate for sale in Puyallup, Silver Creek, WA under $200,000 $200K  look no further.           Located in  the desirable Silver Creek community with great Puyallup, WA schools. .  This spacious home,   almost 1600 square feet of living area, has professional interior design touches graced throughout.  Designer paint, upgraded carpet, appliances, ceramic tile counters and more.  It is absolutely clean, needs no work, and not only qualifies easily for a VA loan, it also falls under the zero down USDA’s geographical qualification for their zero down loan program.           The upstairs boasts a great master suite, with walk-in closet, two other b...
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By Rene Fabre, 21st Century Stuff
(ARFCO Media)
Adverse Possession Recently it's been all over our local news media about the Puyallup, Washington homeowners (that were in the process of foreclosure) and found the locks on their home changed and a new family living in their home. In this second installment of "The Title Perspective" we'd like to share some insights from our Sr. Title Officer, Tim Daniels, on Adverse Possession. A few of us at The Talon Group, having been in the industry for a few years now, have heard many (as we fondly refer to as) 'The War Stories'. What's often missed in the public dialogue is 1. How much can go wrong when it comes to owning clear title to a piece of property, and 2. The perspective of the individuals that are often the greater part of the solution to these real estate issues. I'm talking about ti...
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By Krisy Clayton~, "Where Commitment and Possibilities Meet"
(Skyline Properties)
18527 115 Ave E Puyallup, WA 98374 Lipoma Firs Home Home Photo Gallery Virtual Tour Property Map Payment Info Request Showing Contact Me Krisy Clayton Mobile:253-576-4304 Website:Visit Website Price : $229,000 Bedrooms : 3 Bathrooms : 2.5 Square Foot : 1,630 Lot Size : 0 Community : Lipoma Firs County : USA Property Type : Attached Year Built : 2008 MLS Number : 29087725 click for more information and pictures Property Description Welcome to this gorgeous move in ready home. Just minutes away from Lipoma Firs Golf Course. Excellent floor plan features a gas fireplace, kitchen with breakfast bar, separate dining area. Fully fenced back yard, plumbed for gas bar-q-que and gas dryer. Beautiful trim details, custom Roman shades throughout. A large master with 2 walk-in closets and 5 piece ...
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By Ron Brown NMLS #270845
(NMLS ID: 40831)
Hi, animal lovers!  This is pretty  simple... Please ask ten friends to each ask a further ten today! The Animal Rescue Site is having trouble getting  enough people to click on it daily so they can meet their quota of  getting FREE FOOD donated every day to abused and neglected animals.    It takes less than a minute (about 15 seconds) to go to their site  and click on the purple box 'fund food for animals for free'. This  doesn't cost you a thing.  Their corporate  sponsors/advertisers use the number of daily visits to donate food  to abandoned/neglected animals in exchange for advertising. Here's the web site! Please pass it along to people you know. http://www.theanimalrescuesite.com/     AGAIN, PLEASE TELL 10  FRIENDS!
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By Anthony Krall
(Active Rain)
Car Sales Puyallup, Washington            My name is Joshua Martin and I am the Executive Chef at Stanley & Seaforts located in Tacoma, Washington. I wanted to share my recent car sales buying adventure with the world since it was my first positive car sales experience ever.I do have prior sales experience but not actual car sales experience, but I do know how pushy & untruthful car salesmen can be. I have also gone through plenty of cars in my life time so that has brought me in front of many new & used car salesmen. I did some online searching and decided to venture out to Puyallup, Washington where there is plenty of new & used dealerships to choose from and is only ten miles away. This time around I was looking for a slightly used car, w/ low miles, one owner, and it had to be in gr...
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By Ron Brown NMLS #270845
(NMLS ID: 40831)
Today the Senate finally passed H.R. 3548, the bill extending unemployment benefits, and with it comes an Amendment extending the Tax Credit for First Time Home Buyers as well as an exception allowing for move up buyers to get their own credit. In its current form the bill extends the $8,000 Tax Credit for First Time buyers as long as they are under contract before May 1, 2010, and close on the home before July 1, 2010. The exception for move up buyers reads "In the case of an individual (and if married, such individual's spouse) who has owned and used the same residence as such individual's principal residence for any 5-consecutive-year period during the 8 year periodending on the date of the purchse of a subsequent principal residence, such individual shall be treated as a first-time ...
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By Ron Brown NMLS #270845
(NMLS ID: 40831)
Today the Federal Government is reporting some of the results achieved from the $787 Billion Stimulus package with regard to employment.  Depending on the source you choose to listen to, anywhere from one quarter to one-half of the $787 Billion has been distributed.  In Puyallup, using my office zip code of 98372, there has been one contract reported with a value of $192,000, and it has resulted in in 0.5 (yes, that is one half) jobs created.  I'm not sure how you calculate half of a job, maybe it is a 20 hour per week job?  For the greater Puyallup area (zip codes 98371, 98372, 98373, 98274, & 98375) there have been two contracts awarded at a total cost of $574,825, and the published result of jobs created equals 1 (both contracts apparently created/saved one half of one job).  Forgive...
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By Ron Brown NMLS #270845
(NMLS ID: 40831)
Is there an Extension of the FTHB Tax Credit? Sorry, but as of Thursday the 29th, the short answer to this is No.  The flurry of news came from an unofficial  statement made by an aid to Senator Harry Reid coupled with a public statement made by Senator Chris Dodd who told reporters on Tuesday that he had a "Done Deal."  Unfortunately, this is the way Washington DC works, and the media ran with the story before confirming the facts.   The Facts as of October 29th Senators Reid, and Baucus are trying to add an amendment to a bill extending unemployment benefits that would extend the current Tax Credit until the end of next year.  However, this would not open the credit to existing homeowners, or change the amount of the credit.  Also, the credit would be phased out completely over that t...
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By Ron Brown NMLS #270845
(NMLS ID: 40831)
As we draw closer to the November 30th Deadline for taking advantage of the $8,000 First Time Home Buyer Tax Credit, the chatter about extending it is reaching a fever pitch.  While this topic of conversation is very popular, I believe the extension will not be coming anytime soon for 3 reason: Urgency, Credibility, and Politics. The first issue I bring up is urgency.  One of the first rules of Marketing for the purpose of increasing sales is to create a sense of urgency.  Any incentive to purchase that never expires is really not an incentive at all, but rather a normal feature of that business.  Limited availability of a significant savings or reward is intended to spur people into action, and that is what the Tax Credit was designed to do.  The "Cash for Clunkers"program is a prime e...
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By Ron Brown NMLS #270845
(NMLS ID: 40831)
I have been blogging on a different financial website a lot over the last year, and one of the most popular topics has been what we now call FDIC Friday.  So far, we have seen just about every State lose at least one bank, but there is a special accomplishment for Georgia with 20 of the current 105 bank failures this year occurring in that state.  So far no one I know has been able to come up with a good reason as to why, but there really should be an investigation into how this has come to be.  Anyone care to enlighten us as to what the heck is going on in Georgia? I recently heard a few loan officers here in the Puyallup area lamenting the fact that many of their past clients have been calling them for advice on how to get a loan modification, or negotiate for new terms on what has be...
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By Ron Brown NMLS #270845
(NMLS ID: 40831)
 I have gained a reputation for being the guy who always gets the "hard" loans, and most interesting situations, and I have always taken a great deal of pride in finding a way to get them closed.  This post falls into the category of "there is no such thing as a normal deal." I was recently introduced to a young, newly engaged couple interested in buying their first home in Puyallup.  I did the usual First Time Home Buyer meeting where I go over what they will need, and how the process works.  Normally, this is pretty standard stuff since I am an authorized instructor with the Washington State Housing Finance Commission for First Time Home Buyer seminars.  However, this time I was stumped, and was required to research a few options directly with the IRS concerning qualifying for the Fir...
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By Ron Brown NMLS #270845
(NMLS ID: 40831)
I was recently told I need to spice up my blog, put some pizazz in it with color pictures, etc.  One of the things recommended was to put a "mortgage widget" on the side of the blog page.  These are clever little pieces of "eye candy" that show the "average" interest rate for some of the loan options available nationwide.  It got me thinking about several different issues. First, is there really any such thing as an "average" mortgage?  While the vast majority of homes have mortgages, and many of them have several common characteristics, there really just is no such thing as an "average" mortgage.  Every homeowner has a very "specific" mortgage, and rates are influenced by dozens of different factors, such as credit score, loan to value ratio, amortization period, etc. The second thing ...
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By Ron Brown NMLS #270845
(NMLS ID: 40831)
The deadline for First Time Home Buyers to receive the $8,000 tax credit is approaching very quickly.  I know Realtors have been doing everything they can to promote this, and increase the public awareness, but I am amazed by how many people I talk to that are nearly oblivious to it. The last time I really addressed this issue was when the Washington State Housing Finance Commission decided they were not participating in any kind of "bridge Loan" program to allow FHA buyers to access the Tax Credit proactively, and use it for a down payment.  This was unfortunate as a lot of credit worthy buyers were simply unable to save up enough to cover the 3.5% down payment necessary for an FHA loan when the $8,000 would cover this completely.  Granted, FHA still allows for gifting of the down paym...
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By Jeff Stobie
(Your Choice Real Estate NW)
SHORT SALE opportunity in Puyallup!! 2 bd 2.25 ba 1220 sq ft town home in well maintained Norwood Condominiums. Oversized attached garage, private fenced backyard, end unit. Master bedroom with double closets and 3/4 bath. Located off of Shaw road close to shopping and Sounder commuter train. Perfect starter home just needs carpet and paint. be sure to check out the hidden storage/play room in upstairs closet. Won't last at this price.$119,921.  MLS#29130595  Contact Jeff Stobie at 253-222-4791 or jeffstobie@yourchoicere.com www.yourchoicerealestatenw.com   
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By Kevin Tinsley, Washington State Tacoma Seattle VA Home Loans
(VAHomeLoans.com)
Time is running out to refinance your Puyallup FHA Mortgage under the old FHA guidelines for Streamline Refinances. The ability to finance in closing costs without an appraisal will be ending on Jan 1, 2010 making it difficult to refinance if your property value has fallen. We are also doing a lot of No Closing Cost FHA Streamline's. Instead of adding $10,000 onto your existing loan balance, let us pay your closing costs with the lender's money. You typically won't find these options at Bank of America, Chase or Citibank. As of 10/1/20009, interest rates are near the lowest point of the year, take advantage before rates go back up or the FHA Streamline Refinance Program changes. For more information, call (253) 472-1500 or visit us online at www.fhamortgagepuyallup.com Kevin, Joel & I w...
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By Kevin Tinsley, Washington State Tacoma Seattle VA Home Loans
(VAHomeLoans.com)
Effective for all case numbers assigned on or after January 1, 2010, the validity period for all appraisals on existing and proposed and under construction properties will be 120 days. This change aligns FHA's requirements pertaining to the validity of an appraisal with current industry practices. This is a change from the current validity periods of six months for an appraisal of an existing property that is complete, and 12 months for proposed and under construction properties. FHA Home Loans Tacoma | FHA Mortgage Rate Tacoma | FHA Mortgage Information http://www.fhamortgagetacoma.com All Tech Mortgage Inc. is your gateway to great mortgage products from Washington State's top mortgage lenders. Locally based in Tacoma, we shop, compare rates & fees and connect you with the best mortga...
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By Kate Pokroshinskaya
(Royal)
Not a short sale--just realistic price. Move In Ready, Virtually new kitchen with two lazy Susans, recessed lighting and a breakfast bar. Home has the open concept everyone is looking for. Living room has a corner gas fireplace it is set up for your flatscreen TV above it. Hot outside? new Central Air Conditioner. Newer appliances all stay even washer & dryer. Three bedrooms and two full baths, one on each floor. deck off dining room, patio off family room, every window has two inch wooden blinds and the sliding doors have new drapes all stay! Completely landscaped with green belt on two sides only one neighbor. Almost a third of an acre with new six foot ceder fence. Extra parking beside the two car garage (with elec. opener) Have a R.V. or a big boat this is the place for you; park th...
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By GLENN LEACH
(Mortgage)
Hot Summer Nights in Puyallup Ahhh... Summer in Puyallup - those 7 days every year where the temperature gets warm, the breeze dies down along with my lawn, and the locals begin to yearn for the 358 days of rain we usually get around here.  Well you may have noticed, those 7 days are here.  So what do you do with yourself to both beat and enjoy the heat?  Try this...   The Puyallup Concerts in the Park series is underway, and this Thursday 7/30/09, I would like to invite you all to come out and enjoy some excellent musical entertainment.  Pioneer Park (Downtown Puyallup, 324 S. Meridian - right across from the new City Hall building) just unveiled their new outdoor concert stage, and this Thursday evening from 6:30 - 7:15 it will feature: Michele Leach & Kerry Yanasak - Piano Duo Michel...
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By Matt Sweet
(Ticor Title)
A quick glance at the stats below reveals what has been selling over the last six months in the Puyallup 98372 zip code. The statistical sample below includes 3000 single family residential homes within the 98372 zip code. The average sales price has remained in the low $200,000 range with the exception of a spike in April. The prices here are well within the typical first-time home-buyer price range. The estimated payment on a $225,000 home is $1682*.   Residential Transaction Study 7/13/2009 Project description: Puyallup, WA 98372   monthly market Most recent transaction: 6/23/2009 Market (homes): 3000 month year sales mrkt% $/sqft avg price median Jun 2009 6 0.2% $138 $222,325 $228,500 May 2009 8 0.3% $125 $222,781 $216,750 Apr 2009 7 0.2% $156 $321,143 $340,000 Mar 2009 7 0.2% $138...
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