Matt's Gig Harbor Real Estate Blog

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Real Estate Agent - Managing Broker/Owner--Keller Williams Realty

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2008 

So often I hear agents blaming other agents, buyers blaming sellers, sellers blaming buyers, loan officers get blamed by everyone, and so on and so forth.  What am I getting at here?  I'm afraid that in our society, many people have become more focused on their rights and what they feel they dese...
02/29/2008
Here's the weekly look at Gig Harbor's open houses for this weekend.  Not too long ago open houses were beginning to fade away, as they were simply a tool for real estate agents to get more customers.  Now, as the Gig Harbor real estate market shifts, open houses are becoming a more useful tool i...
02/29/2008
Many folks moving to Gig Harbor, or thinking of moving to Gig Harbor, often have questions about our transportation system.  Many who are considering buying a home in Gig Harbor will be working in Seattle or Tacoma, and want to know what the commute will be like. I've never ridden the public tran...
02/28/2008
Gig Harbor's Uptown Center is getting further and further along.  I didn't really want to say this, for fear that my wife would read it, but Ann Taylor Loft is now open in Gig Harbor.  I'm going to have to sell a few more houses to support her Ann Taylor habit.  Actually, I'm quite fortunate in t...
02/27/2008
Are you looking to move to Gig Harbor?  Want a home that's in a neighborhood, but still private?  You want to be close in to downtown Gig Harbor?  Do you need a large house?  Maybe you like gardening, playing in the yard, or just lounging in your hot tub.  Pretty sure you can't get all of this fo...
02/27/2008
Before I entered the world of real estate, I taught math for 7 years and was the head track and field and cross country coach at Life Christian Academy in Tacoma, WA.  Coaching cross country was a lot of fun, but it was a completely anonymous sport, and we were up against football and cheerleadin...
02/26/2008
I frequently get emails and phone calls from folks who are considering a move to the Gig Harbor area.  One of the most common reservations is the weather.  I can't begin to count the number of times I've heard, "Isn't it always rainy in Gig Harbor?"  If by always you mean sometimes, or by rainy a...
02/25/2008
Some websites have fancy segments like "Wealth-building Wednesdays" or "Fun Fridays" or "Tasty Tuesdays."  I'm going to make today "Story-time Sunday."  I doubt this will be a weekly thing, as stories take a lot of work.  But...I'm feeling inspired.  Enjoy.Irving Elleson was a very smart, practic...
02/24/2008
I need to stop getting so caught up in these online forums that I read.  I just can't believe how negative some people are about everything.  I'm not an outwardly giddy type of person, but some of these folks must just be miserable.  I jumped into the online world with the idea of providing infor...
02/23/2008
Are you thinking of moving to Gig Harbor?  Maybe you're just visiting Gig Harbor and think touring some homes sounds like fun.  Or maybe you're a Gig Harbor resident and you want to compare your home to other homes that are for sale in the area.  Whatever the case, here is the list of this weeken...
02/22/2008
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Gig Harbor, WA Real Estate & Relocation
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