Beautifully Upgraded 3-Bedroom, 1.5-Bath Turn-Key Rambler in South Tacoma

Nestled right along a scenic green belt and just a block away from Wapato Park, this South Tacoma gem is fabulously move-in ready! This home has been owned by generations of the same family, and their pride for the home shows in its lovingly maintained and thoughtfully updated spaces. Featuring an inviting 1,604-square-foot layout, this 3-bedroom, 1.5-bath home includes new paint inside and out, a furnace that’s only 1 year old, energy efficient double pane windows, new flooring, and new carpet. Located at 6105 S Ainsworth Ave Tacoma WA 98408, this residence is listed for $265,000.

Just in through the front door, the spacious living room invites you in to a welcoming atmosphere that’s ready for entertaining and relaxing! A contemporary palette of grays ensures you can move right in and begin infusing the space with your own style and decor, while a beautifully stone-accented fireplace serves as the room’s timeless focal point. Natural light cascades in through large windows, enlivening the space with a cheerful radiance you’ll love spending time in!

This home’s layout effortlessly flows into the dining room, a haven that’s ready for enjoying laidback meals among loved ones any night of the week or celebrating holiday get-togethers. For ease and efficiency, the kitchen is just steps away, and here you’ll find amenities that offer both function and fashion! Stone-inspired flooring, sleek appliances, shimmering counters, and an intricately detailed backsplash ensure this frequently used part of the home is a joy to spend time in.

Make your way through the rest of this lovely rambler, and you’ll also discover 3 comfy bedrooms and 1.5 baths that have been upgraded with the modern homeowner in mind. Each carefully maintained space offers something different while providing flexibility. You can easily decide to transform one of the rooms into an office or den, or that hobby room you’ve always wanted! 

One of this home’s highlights is its huge backyard and green belt view! This property offers the opportunity to be super close to city amenities while still having the chance to enjoy a natural setting every single day. A sprawling carpet of lush green grass stretches on, showing off the perfect place to toss around a football, play lawn games, install raised beds to grow your own fruits and veggies in, and so much more. 

Living in South Tacoma

At 6105 S Ainsworth Ave Tacoma WA 98408 you’re absolutely surrounded by top notch city conveniences! Commuters will love being just a 2-minute drive to hop onto Interstate-5, and bus lines run along nearby S Sheridan Ave and South 56th Street for an easy transit option. The incredible Wapato Park is just a couple blocks from home, and here you can enjoy a trail that wraps around Wapato Lake, a dog park, picnic shelters, a playground, and much more. You’re also just a few minutes away from tons of shopping, a diverse selection of eateries, and services.

Interested in learning more? Click here to view the full listing! You can also contact REALTOR® Consuella Evans online here or give her a call/text at (253) 226-8268.

Posted on February 2, 2018 at 8:47 am
Consuella Evans | Posted in Tacoma Real Estate |

Charming & Updated 3-Bedroom, 1-Bath Craftsman in Tacoma’s Convenient Lincoln District

Built in 1927 and brimming with timeless charm and modern updates, this 1,890-square-foot Craftsman home is a delight both inside and out! Upgraded with new permitted electrical in the last few years, and boasting updated plumbing, windows, attic insulation, and a new roof in 2009, this vintage beauty is ready to take on the future. Located at 4039 S Park Ave Tacoma WA 98418, this Lincoln District residence is listed for $199,975.

Showing off a picturesque exterior and plenty of opportunity to create a beautifully landscaped front yard when spring rolls around, this eye-catching Tacoma treasure is thoroughly move-in ready! A sweet front porch welcomes guests, and just inside, open-concept living areas invite you in. Whether you’re just getting home from work and need to unwind or you’re hosting a house full of loved ones, this versatile living space is truly ready for it all!

To the left, a fireplace serves as the room’s focal point, and windows accented with crisp white trim fill the inviting scene with cheerful natural light. Whether you use this area as a formal living room or as a laid-back hangout, it’s just waiting to be infused with your unique style! The space effortlessly flows into the dining area, and here you’ll find plenty of room for a full-sized dining table. Serving up delicious meals is as easy as possible, with the kitchen being just around the corner.

Showcasing a fabulous blend of old and new, the kitchen is bursting with vintage style. Retro checkerboard floors, an intricate tile backsplash, and bold cabinet accents are all in the captivating mix. Additionally, sleek appliances and ample storage and counter space ensure the kitchen offers all of the modern conveniences you could want! Find versatility in the adjacent dining nook, whether you choose to use it as a dining space, an office, playroom, etc.

Included in this home’s spacious floor plan are 3 bedrooms and 1 bath, ensuring loved ones have their own private havens to retreat to at the end of each day. Find even more versatile space in this home’s unfinished basement—there’s ample room to take advantage of here, whether you need a place to do laundry, want to set up a woodworking bench, or just need some extra space for storage!

This property’s wonderful versatility just continues into the backyard, a secluded oasis that is just waiting to come to life in the spring! A path leads to a shed (perfect for storing outdoor tools and toys), and raised garden beds offer the perfect opportunity to cultivate your own fruits and veggies in. The beautiful lawn is ready for playtime and picnics in the sunshine as well, promising a summer full of outdoor enjoyment right from the comfort of home sweet home!

Living in Tacoma’s Lincoln District

At 4039 S Park Ave Tacoma WA 98418, you’re absolutely surrounded by city conveniences and top-notch amenities to take advantage of! Pacific Ave and S 38th St are just blocks away from home, making it easy to access groceries, shopping, restaurants, services and more. For those who commute or desire car-free living, bus lines also run along these streets, while Interstate-5 is less than 5 minutes away. Plus, the Tacoma Dome Station is just a 7-minute drive away, making it easy to hop on the train and head up to Seattle. Lincoln High School and Lincoln Park are also just a few blocks away from home, promising an easy commute to school and access to sport courts and fields for play and practice.

Interested in learning more? Click here to view the full listing! You can also contact REALTOR® Consuella Evans online here or give her a call/text at (253) 226-8268.

Posted on December 20, 2017 at 12:31 am
Consuella Evans | Posted in Tacoma Real Estate |

Beautifully Updated & Move-in Ready 4-Bedroom Home in Convenient Tacoma Location

Showcasing a charming blend of 1927-built vintage character alongside gorgeous modern updates, this Tacoma treasure is ready for you to move right in! Featuring a 1,188-square-foot layout that includes 4 bedrooms, 1 bath, stylish living spaces, a huge basement and more, this turnkey beauty offers comfort and convenience wrapped up in one dynamic package. Additionally, enjoy having a lovely backyard and an oversized deck, all while being just minutes from Interstate-5 and several other shops and restaurants. Located at 3808 S Cushman Ave Tacoma WA 98418, this residence is listed for $249,500.

With picturesque curb appeal and a lovely front porch that’s just waiting for a couple of flower baskets to brighten it up, this retreat is a delight to arrive home to! Step inside to find sunlight pouring in through windows that shine the spotlight on original refinished hardwood floors and a cool, fresh color palette. A beautifully stone-accented fireplace rests on one end of the room, adding an element of cozy style into the mix.

Journey toward the back of the home to find the kitchen and adjacent dining nook. With crisp white cabinetry that offers an eye-catching contrast to the dark counters, the kitchen is brimming with contemporary details that modern buyers are sure to love! Not only will you find ample cabinet space for storage, but you’ll also be able to enjoy having large counters to spread out on, whether you’re whipping up a special Sunday dinner or baking dozens and dozens of holiday cookies. Bar-style counter seating and a dining nook offer plenty of laid-back entertaining options, and sliding glass doors lead directly to the oversized deck, offering a convenient al fresco dining option.

This home’s generous 4 bedrooms provide privacy and versatility, and 2 of these bedrooms can be found in the home’s expansive basement. Spacious and flexible, the basement is brimming with potential—in addition to the 2 bedrooms, there’s even more space to transform. Imagine having an awesome fitness center, a hobby space with a work bench, or a cool hangout with an entertainment center!

The rest of this listing’s property offers the same top-notch amenities and potential as the rest of the home. In the backyard, a detached garage offers space for storage, while the oversized deck looks over the rest of the yard and boasts tons of space for entertaining, relaxing, and play. The deck is truly an entertainer’s delight—this expansive outdoor oasis has plenty of room for a barbecue, a set of patio furniture, or a couple of lounge chairs for basking in the sun. Dream of cultivating your own fruits and veggies, or having a sandbox for little ones to play in? There’s room for it all!

Living in Tacoma

At 3808 S Cushman Ave Tacoma WA 98418, you’re nestled in a truly convenient and central Tacoma location. You’re just a 1-minute drive away from Interstate-5, a dream when it comes to commuting and getting around town! Safeway is just a block from home, making it easy to pick up groceries or grab a quick bite for dinner. You’re also no more than 1 mile away from the Tacoma Mall and all of its surrounding amenities. Enjoy being super close to schools, restaurants, shops, services, and much more—they’re all at your fingertips! The Sounder Train Station is also just a 6-minute drive away, or a 25-minute bus ride away, making it easy to take the train up to Seattle.

Interested in learning more? Click here to view the full listing! You can also contact REALTOR® Consuella Evans online here or give her a call/text at (253) 226-8268.

Posted on October 3, 2017 at 10:19 pm
Consuella Evans | Posted in Tacoma Real Estate |

Warm & Welcoming 3-Bedroom, 1.5-Bath Rambler on Large Lot in Convenient, Central Tacoma Location

A dream for commuters, this treasure is in a prime Tacoma location that’s close to Interstate-5, bus lines, shopping, parks, and so much more! Enjoy one-level living on an oversized 7,000-square-foot lot that’s brimming with space for you to transform into your own vision of home-sweet-home. Offering a 1,319-square-foot layout that includes 3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, a bonus room, and versatile living spaces, this dynamic residence is wonderfully move-in ready. Located at 3126 S Melrose St Tacoma, WA 98405, this home is listed for $249,500.

Just in through the front door, this home’s warm and inviting setting instantly greets you, beckoning for you to come on in and make yourself comfortable! Natural light cascades in through large windows, while cozy carpeting and a stone-accented fireplace contribute to the welcoming scene that’s ready for entertaining, movie and game nights, and spending quality time with loved ones. The adjacent formal dining room offers similar aesthetics, plus an eye-catching light fixture and accent wall. 

The kitchen awaits right around the corner, offering top-notch function at every turn. A smart layout includes space for a small dining nook, while rich cabinetry provide plenty of room for storage. Details not to miss out on include a handy area to store spices right above the stove, and artistic cutouts in the cabinetry above the sink!

Discover comfort and privacy in this home’s 3 bedrooms, plus a bonus room that offers flexibility. Extra space is just waiting to be transformed into a playroom, home office, hobby space, fitness center, or an additional bedroom.

This expansive 7,000-square-foot property of course includes a huge backyard! Brimming with potential, there’s tons of space to cultivate, an especially appealing prospect for those who love to spend time outdoors. A deck offers the ideal spot to host weekend barbecues and hangouts, and there’s plenty of space for a set of patio furniture or a couple of comfy lounge chairs. Whether you dream of having your very own raised garden beds, a greenhouse, a play toy, patio, or all of the above, there’s room for it all with this Central Tacoma treasure!

Living in Central Tacoma

At 3126 S Melrose St Tacoma, WA 98405, you’re in a truly prime Tacoma location. Here, you’re just a couple blocks away from Franklin Elementary School. You’re also in close proximity to Allenmore Golf Course, Allenmore Hospital, and the Tacoma Center Shopping Center, ensuring that a myriad of amenities are at your fingertips. Target, Walmart, Hobby Lobby, Office Depot, PetSmart, pharmacies, banks, restaurants, fast food, services, and so much more are all in the mix! 

For those who commute, this location is especially convenient—Highway 16 is a short 4-minute drive from home, making it quick and easy to connect to Interstate-5 as well. You’re also just blocks away from several bus lines that run along South 12th Street, Union Ave, and South 19th Street.

Interested in learning more? Click here to view the full listing! You can also contact REALTOR® Consuella Evans online here or give her a call/text at (253) 226-8268.

Posted on July 19, 2017 at 10:28 pm
Consuella Evans | Posted in Tacoma Real Estate |

Inviting 4-Bedroom, 1.5 Bath Rambler on Spacious One Acre in Eatonville

Nestled in the peaceful countryside of Eatonville, this spacious 1,592-square-foot rambler is ready to be updated and transformed into your unique vision of home-sweet-home! Not only does the home itself show off a large layout, but it’s also located on a wonderful 1-acre property at 8217 Jensen Rd E Eatonville, WA 98328. Featuring a generous 4 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, large living spaces, and cozy touches throughout, this residence is listed for $225,000.

If you love spending time outdoors, then you’ll definitely appreciate the setting and location of this Eatonville rambler! Not only is this home close to lakes, mountains, and parks, but you can enjoy the Pacific Northwest’s signature beauty right from your own yard. Mature trees and natural foliage line the property, and if you’re looking for an outdoor project, then this home is ready for your creativity and green thumb! Absolutely brimming with potential, this home’s yard is just waiting to be brought to life. Imagine gorgeous landscaping, garden beds, vegetable gardens, a play toy—there’s room for it all!

Head inside, and you’ll find similar opportunities for your personality and visions of home to become a reality. Much of this residence offers a solid basics to work from, giving you the space to decide on completely new look if you desire. Just in through the front door, a welcoming living room features a brick-accented wood-burning fireplace and a wall of built-in shelving, perfect for showing off your book or DVD collection alongside framed photos and treasures!

Just around the corner, the open kitchen offers a spacious layout with tons of storage space in attractive cabinetry. The flowing layout opens up into the family room, a spacious haven perfect for laid-back hangouts with loved ones! Sliding glass doors help to fill the room with cheerful natural light, and also offer direct access to the backyard.

Find even more space to transform in this home’s 4 bedrooms. Each bedroom offers privacy and even includes a closet, making it easy to stay organized. Have an extra room? Consider remodeling it into an office, a play room, hobby room, fitness center—the possibilities go on. This home’s attached garage provides even more space, whether you need extra storage or dream of having a workbench devoted to projects!

Living in Eatonville

Close to Yelm, Graham, Puyallup, and other cities, in Pierce County’s Eatonville you’re able to enjoy being in a country setting all while having city amenities close by. Downtown Eatonville is just a 9-minute drive away, and here you can take advantage of a hub of restaurants, shops, services, and schools.

Opportunities for exploring the great outdoors are also just minutes away—Northwest Trek Wildlife Park is just a 7-minute drive away, while several lakes (including Clear Lake, Tanwax Lake, Lake Kapowsin, Chop Lake, and more) are also just minutes away. Camping, fishing, boating, canoeing, kayaking, hiking, and off-roading are just a few of the many outdoorsy activities you can explore in this area! 

Interested in learning more about this listing? Contact REALTOR® Consuella Evans online here or give her a call/text at (253) 226-8268.

Posted on April 5, 2017 at 11:49 pm
Consuella Evans | Posted in Eatonville Real Estate |

Spacious & Welcoming 3-Bedroom, 1.75-Bath Rambler in Tacoma

Featuring open-concept living and inviting spaces throughout, this 3-bedroom, 1.75-bath charmer offers comfortable one-level living! Built in 1968, this residence offers solid amenities and top-notch conveniences (and even includes a newer electrical panel), and is ready to be transformed into your unique vision of home sweet home! Plus, at 1130 E 48th St, Tacoma WA, 98404, this home is in an ideal location for those who need quick access to Interstate-5 or the Tacoma Dome Station. Move-in ready and brimming with potential, this 1,471-square-foot Tacoma treasure is listed for $179,000.

When you arrive home, an extra-long driveway and a yard with gorgeous green grass and lush foliage welcome you! Are you a gardener? This home is waiting for your green thumb! Imagine colorful flower beds at the front of the home to brighten up the exterior—this home is ready to shine with your style and personality.

Just in through the front door, an open concept layout invites you inside to unwind. Hardwood floors await underneath this home’s current berry-hued carpets, giving you the option to transform the entire look of the living area if you so desire. Wide windows fill the space with cheerful bright light, and a spacious layout ensures there’s plenty of room for entertaining. A stone-accented fireplace serves as the room’s focal point, and promises cozy evenings spent with loved ones.

In the dining area, the ideal spot for everyday meals and special occasions alike await, whether you’re hosting a crowd for a holiday get-together or just enjoying a casual weekend brunch. The adjacent, galley-style kitchen showcases ample cabinetry and plenty of counter space to ensure that there’s plenty of room for storage and meal prep. Perfect for whipping up elaborate meals, this dynamic kitchen truly has room for it all! 

The kitchen’s window opening looks out into an additional living room, and you may consider opening up this area even more to create the ultimate entertaining space! This additional living room awaits transformation, and whether you decide to create an entertainment center, a playroom/recreation area, or hobby space, this versatile room is filled with potential! Additionally, 3 private bedrooms offer loved ones space to call their own, and the master bedroom even includes its own private bath. Consider transforming an extra bedroom into an office, library, or fitness center!

Living in Tacoma’s Eastside Neighborhood

Nestled in an excellent, central location, at 1130 E 48th St, Tacoma WA, 98404, you’re surrounded by city conveniences and amenities. Especially of note is the close proximity to commuting options—whether you need to take the Sounder Train to Seattle or hop on the Amtrak, the Tacoma Dome Station is a quick 10-minute drive away or a 25-minute commute via bus. To hop onto Interstate-5 it’s just a quick 5-minute drive, making it easy to head north toward Seattle or south toward Olympia. All of the restaurants, shopping, museums, and entertainment of Downtown Tacoma are also within reach, ensuring there’s always something new to do, see, and enjoy!

Interested in learning more about this listing? Contact REALTOR® Consuella Evans online here or give her a call/text at (253) 226-8268.

Posted on February 16, 2017 at 1:09 am
Consuella Evans | Posted in Tacoma Real Estate |

Beautifully Updated & Move-in Ready 3-Bedroom Home Next to Ferry Park in Tacoma

Nestled on a corner lot at 1324 S 14th St, Tacoma WA 98405, this centrally located Tacoma beauty is absolutely brimming with comfort and convenience! Thoughtfully renovated and completely move-in ready, this home has updated plumbing, electrical panel, and hot water tank, just to name a few of the top-notch amenities offered. Built in 1904, this historic gem includes 3 bedrooms, 1 bath, and a spacious 1,246-square-foot layout to enjoy and transform into your own vision of home! This Tacoma treasure is listed for $249,000.


Showcasing eye-catching curb appeal, this welcoming haven is located on a sidewalk-lined street on a corner lot. When you step inside through the front door, rich hardwood floors, a charmingly detailed staircase, and a lovely light-filled living room welcome you inside. The living room boasts large windows that fill the space with bright natural light, and the adjacent dining room is no different! There’s plenty of room for a full-sized dining table; imagine laid-back dinners among loved ones, or lively holiday gatherings. Whether you’re spending a quiet day at home or hosting guests, this room has the space and potential for it all! 



Just beyond, a contemporary kitchen awaits, showing off crisp white cabinetry and a walk-in pantry that both offer ample storage space. Continue on further toward the back of the home, and a laundry room awaits, offering a convenient, cheerful area to complete household tasks and stay organized in. Upstairs, 3 bedrooms await, offering plush carpets, wide windows, and plenty of space that loved ones will love calling their own!


Living in Central Tacoma’s Hilltop Neighborhood

Loved for its energy and strong sense of community, Central Tacoma is prized for its many entertainment options and its close proximity to some of Tacoma’s most popular attractions. At 1324 S 14th St, Tacoma WA 98405, you’re just blocks away from local favorites like Quickie Too: A Vegan Cafe and Safeway, and Ferry Park is right across the street! Featuring picnic tables, a playground, and plenty of space to run and play in, this park was Tacoma’s very first park and was donated to Tacoma in 1883.


You’re also just minutes away from popular destinations, like Downtown Tacoma and 6th Ave. On 6th Ave, take advantage of a huge variety of dining, shopping, and entertainment options. Downtown Tacoma is also just down the street, a hub of entertainment, fun, and amenities. At 1324 S 14th St, Tacoma WA 98405, you’re also just a 4-minute drive to Interstate-5 and Highway 16, making it easy to connect to the rest of Tacoma and beyond. Plus, commuters will love being close to the Tacoma Dome Station—you’re a short 9-minute drive away, making it easy to hop on the train to Seattle!

Interested in learning more about this listing? Contact REALTOR® Consuella Evans online here or give her a call/text at (253) 226-8268.

Posted on January 8, 2017 at 4:50 am
Consuella Evans | Posted in Tacoma Real Estate |

One-of-a-Kind 3-Bedroom, 2-Bath Masterpiece in Private Setting in Lakewood

Expertly designed and built by an architect with a keen eye for detail, this incredible home is absolutely brimming with premium amenities, fabulous modern style, and meticulous attention to craftsmanship. Tucked away on a park-like, scenic 0.63 acres on a private street at 10701 Hill Terrace SW Lakewood, WA 98498, this 1970-built home is a dream for those who are looking for something truly unique! With 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, and a generous 2,455-square-foot layout, this Pacific Northwest masterpiece is listed for $509,950.

Framed by towering emerald trees and lush foliage, this majestic residence is a delight to come home to! An attractive combination of natural stone, rich wood, and crisp, sleek windows make up this residence’s spectacular exterior, while a water feature and a path of stairs leads to the entrance.


Just in through the front door, a sprawling open-concept living area welcomes you, offering the ideal scene for quiet relaxation or lively entertaining alike. Vaulted ceilings with exposed beams, exquisite wall-to-wall windows, sleek hardwoods, and much more show off style that’s perfectly at home in an architecture or interior design magazine! An open second level walkway creates intrigue (not to mention a ladder that leads up to it!), and its tall wall of windows helps to fill the incredible space with cheerful natural light while offering views of treetops outside.

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The spacious kitchen (complete with tons of cabinet storage, a walk-in pantry, a huge center island, and chef-ready appliances!), the dining area, and living room are a host’s dream. Imagine having a house full of guests for a holiday gathering or party—this space has the swanky style and expansive layout to make any event a memorable one!



An eye-catching spiral staircase winds its way upstairs. On the second level, discover even more unique space to spread out in and enjoy. A luxury bathroom shows off incredible modern design, including a huge spa-inspired shower and bathtub combo and double sinks for your convenience. Find more private, versatile space in this one-of-a-kind home—3 comfortable bedrooms offer indulgent havens of rest and rejuvenation while boasting top-notch design and style throughout!

Living in Lakewood

As the name suggests, Lakewood is filled with beautiful lakes and other opportunities for enjoying the beautiful outdoors of the Pacific Northwest! At 10701 Hill Terrace SW Lakewood, WA 98498, you’re just minutes from Steilacoom Lake, Gravelly Lake, American Lake, Lake Louise, Waughop Lake, and of course, the shimmering Puget Sound. For those who commute, Interstate-5 is a mere 8-minute drive away, making it super easy to head north or south. Those who work at Joint Base Lewis-McChord are also in luck—the base is a quick 5-minute drive away!

Interested in learning more about this listing? Contact REALTOR® Consuella Evans online here or give her a call/text at (253) 226-8268.

Posted on November 11, 2016 at 2:51 pm
Consuella Evans | Posted in Lakewood Real Estate |

Vintage 2-Bedroom Home w/Modern Updates in North Tacoma

Nestled in a lovely North Tacoma neighborhood near the wonderful Proctor community, this 2-bedroom, 1-bath home is a vintage gem. Built in 1943, this home has that cozy, traditional feel alongside a long list of updates: a new roof, new hot water tank, new sewer line and more offer all of the modern conveniences you’ll need to call this spot “home sweet home.” Located at 3506 N Ferdinand St, Tacoma, WA 98407, this 752 sq. ft. home is listed for $188,000.

When you step inside the front door, you’re greeted with rich hardwood floors in the spacious living room. A stately fireplace offers a sophisticated focal point and an inviting way to warm up and relax in the winter months. With a lovely neutral palette, this home is ready to be transformed into your dream residence! 

Outdoors, a large, fenced backyard awaits. A shed adds extra storage space, and lush green bushes line the property for added privacy. Out front, a well-landscaped, easy-to-care-for yard gives this home great curbside appeal. A dream for gardeners, this North Tacoma home is ready for your vision to become a reality! 

Living in North Tacoma
A highly desired neighborhood in Tacoma, North Tacoma is filled with sidewalk- and tree-lined streets and all of the amenities you could ask for in a city. Shopping, restaurants, services, schools, parks, and beautiful views of the Puget Sound are all in the mix. This particular home is near the Proctor District, a walkable community with small-town charm. North Tacoma also has quick access to Narrows Bridges or Highway 16, I-5 and more. 

Interested in learning more about this listing? Contact REALTOR® Consuella Evans online here or give her a call/text at (253) 226-8268!

Posted on July 13, 2015 at 4:31 pm
Consuella Evans | Posted in Uncategorized |

Homebuyer Education Introduction

Purchasing a home for the first time can be exhilarating however, it can also be frustrating at the same time so it’s important to be prepared as much as possible. As an instructor of homebuyer education classes, I’m amazed at a lot of things that people don’t know. Usually by the time the buyers attend the class they’ve already found a home, made an offer, received mutual acceptance, and are now under contract. It’s rewarding to hear the feedback from people hearing that they received so much from the class that they weren’t aware of. That being said, I feel that if you’re considering making the largest purchase of your life that the homebuyer education class should be the first thing on your list.

Here is my list of the top 3 things attendees wish they would have known prior to putting in an offer:

1.     Earnest Money- Often times people weren’t aware of the term earnest money and what it actually means. Earnest money is a deposit made to a seller showing the buyer’s good faith in a transaction. It allows the buyer additional time to secure financing and it is typically held in a trust or escrow account.

2.    Home Inspection- The buyer has a choice of whether or not to get a home inspection. It is definitely recommended and the cost of it ranges from $200-$500. Getting a home inspection reveals things that could be potentially wrong in the home and it’s a good negotiating tool in asking for repairs.

3.     PITI (Principal, Interest, Taxes, Insurance)- When you hear the term “PITI” this is what it’s referring to and depending on how your loan is set up this is what your monthly mortgage payment includes. Most people are under the assumption that the taxes on their home have to be paid twice a year. Knowing that taxes could be rolled into their monthly payment eased a lot of minds in the class.

Go to the Washington State Housing Finance Commission or contact me here. The class is approximately five hours but I promise that you’ll receive very good information. Just in case your schedule doesn’t allow you to attend in person you can also do the course online but there is a cost. It’s about $50 but it’s the best $50 you’ll ever spend……………………unless of course we’re talking about a great pair of shoes. Anyhoo, (I know, not proper but that’s how I like to spell it), the class covers a wide range of topics from picking your REALTOR, to budgeting, owning vs renting, checking your credit, and so much more! I’ll be back with more on Homebuyer Education and I’ll cover a few more topics. Until next time, ta-ta

Posted on May 29, 2015 at 7:13 pm
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