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Heidi Hurst (RE/MAX Professionals Tacoma WA)

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Shrubbery Cats and other Creatures...
Rene Fabre, New Media Marketing (First American Title)

I was at Tacoma General the other day to see my sister in law Kathy. Another cancer operation. My brother Terry looked tired. He was hungry and wanted to get something from his car. He needed a brake so we went for a walk. On the campus is Mary Bridge Children's Hospital.

It was a gray afternoon with a little rain but the sun was peaking through the clouds. There's a wonderful little garden courtyard area and everything was in bloom. This is where I met the shrubbery cats and other creatures...

Going to the hospital is rarely ever fun. The only exception I can think of at the moment is coming to see a newborn and mom when you know everything is okay. As we walked through the garden area I noticed my mood shift and I had to acknowledge the power that brought a smile to my face. 

We count our blessings. Life is such a succession of fleeting moments and we really never know what the next one will bring. I find it ironic I'm trying to remember something from the past, especially when life seemed to be standing still for just a minute.

Thank you my funny little shrubs. You were a good distraction. You helped me to stop for a moment and contemplate the miracle.

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René Fabre

"Where there's conversation, there's opportunity."

Please Note - The views expressed herein reflect only the individual’s personal views and are not the views of the author’s employer.

The Blackberry Chronicles, a blog by Rene Fabre and his travels around the Greater Pacific Northwest and beyond. Connect w/ Rene Fabre on Google+. Rene Fabre on Twitter. Rene Fabre writes reviews on Yelp. Rene Fabre on Linkedin.com The Audiorium YouTube Channel by Rene Fabre. Facebook.com/renefabre Rene Fabre loves digital photography and here are his shares on Flickr. Rene Fabre checks in on Foursquare. Rene Fabre is a musician and composer and shares some of his orginal music and recordings on Soundcloud. Rene Fabre shares his interests on Pinterest.
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We're all self educating buyers... part one
Rene Fabre, New Media Marketing (First American Title)

There are some pretty cool (and fun) tools to explore neighborhoods. Regardless if you plan to move there and buy, or rent, or maybe you’re just curious about what’s there. In part one, we’ll look at a couple of sites from my toolbox that I find invaluable for quick research and use all the time to get info about the character and amenities of a neighborhood I’m looking at.

I chose Stadium High School in Tacoma, Washington as my target. I don’t think it’s for sale and you can’t live there. But you just never know, Queen Anne High in Seattle was sold and converted to a condominium! Anyway, I didn’t want to cause anyone, including myself, any grief by choosing someone’s home address as a target, so we’ll use the school address to get us into the neighborhood for this particular experiment.

Stadium High School: 111 North E Street Tacoma, WA 98403-2630 (Google Maps)…

One of my favorites is walkscore.com. With this nifty little app you can simply input an address to find what amenities are in the neighborhood. They’re plotted out on a map and the site gives you a score determined on the number of retail stores, schools, libraries, restaurants, etc. that are within walking distance. When I look at homes for sale online, this is a great way to explore what’s close by.

If you want to live in a neighborhood where you can walk to the grocery store, grab a bite to eat, get a haircut, a good cup of coffee, or a local beer without driving, look here. Walkscore.com like any app of this type isn’t 100% accurate. It’s simply not possible. There’s too much frequently changing data to keep up with. Depending on the area, you’ll also find the quality of statistics can vary from neighborhood to neighborhood, but the metro areas, especially in-city work best. The Stadium District is ideal for this study.

If you’re curious about a place that shows up on the Walkscore map and you’d like to know more about it, for example there’s a little bar in the Stadium District named the Parkway Tavern, check it out on Yelp.com. Yelp is an online business directory written by the people for the people. If you want to know what the regular folk who’ve been there think, this is the place.

Another key factor about neighborhood value is the rental rates. You may want to move into the neighborhood of your desire and rent first so you can study it for a while to find your perfect location within. I like Zilpy.com for this. Click the link then add property type and number of bedrooms. Remember when you use online search, less is more. Don’t filter too much so you can see what’s there. You can always go back to refine your search parameters.

Hotpads.com is similar. Here you can search for rentals, sales, foreclosures, and compare rent to purchase price values. Taking the same neighborhood, here’s Stadium rentals and Stadium for sale.

These are just a few tools, a few favorites. I think with a little experimentation you’ll find you can learn a lot about the neighborhood you want to live in and hopefully this kind of research will help you articulate the questions you'll want to ask the prospective real estate professional you choose to represent you.

Happy Hunting...

René

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Originally posted on 2/17/2010 on: classichomesnorthwest.com

René is well known throughout the Pacific Northwest for his innovative marketing programs. He is a sought after speaker and motivator respected for his knowledge, keen interest, and insightful approach to contemporary marketing ideas and technologies. His obvious passion for the subject is contagious. René frequently gives workshops, lectures, and consults businesses large and small on Social Media Marketing and Web Presence Development.

René Fabre

"Where there's conversation, there's opportunity."

Please Note - The views expressed herein reflect only the individual’s personal views and are not the views of the author’s employer.

The Blackberry Chronicles, a blog by Rene Fabre and his travels around the Greater Pacific Northwest and beyond. Connect w/ Rene Fabre on Google+. Rene Fabre on Twitter. Rene Fabre writes reviews on Yelp. Rene Fabre on Linkedin.com The Audiorium YouTube Channel by Rene Fabre. Facebook.com/renefabre Rene Fabre loves digital photography and here are his shares on Flickr. Rene Fabre checks in on Foursquare. Rene Fabre is a musician and composer and shares some of his orginal music and recordings on Soundcloud. Rene Fabre shares his interests on Pinterest.
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Tacoma's Wright Park a Photo a Day Project. Seymour Conservatory
Scott Cowan (RE/MAX Four Seasons)

I am lucky to live next to Wright Park in Tacoma. A beautiful 27 acre park in the middle of the city. One of the things I have noticed is that I was not taking advantage of the park both as a great place to walk and get some exercise and as a place of beauty. Seems I take for granted things around me if I am not careful.Seymour Conservatory in Wright Park Tacoma

I started this project the first of October with the stated goal of taking a photo a day of the Seymour Conservatory. Now, I cannot be there at the same time everyday so the photos will have diferences because of the time of day but that should not matter too much. Also, I am taking the photos from the same spot but I am not using a tripod or anything else so the photos will be a bit different daily too.

What is exciting is that while walking around Wright Park to get to the conservatory I have been saying hello to a lot of people and I am finding that there are some really friendly people here in Tacoma!

Everyone are you taking for granted some wonderful treasure in your community? Perhaps you need to get out more and smell the coffee of your community! I know I've been enjoying the fruits of my efforts.

If you would like to see the photos you can visit my site by following the link here. I update the photos every day or so. I do take them everyday I just don't always get them uploaded to the site.

 

 

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I Found Heaven in My Cup
Scott Cowan (RE/MAX Four Seasons)

I live and work in Tacoma Washington. The little brother of Seattle Washington the self appointed coffee capital of the world. I love coffee. I drink it all of the time. I worked for seven years for a major Seattle coffee company and had access to more coffee than one could drink in a lifetime. Trust me I tried, oh I tried but the beans just kept coming.

When I moved back to Tacoma six years ago I left my job in Seattle and along with that I left my loyalty to the coffees from Seattle. Recently I was rewarded with the best coffee I have ever had. It was right here in Tacoma within TWO MINUTES of my home. Right under my nose is Satellite Coffee Co. Above Supernova Hair & Tattoo. This small shop serves the BEST coffee I have ever had.

Photo of Satellite Coffee Tacoma, WA

The barista took her time. It looked like she rejected more than 50% of the shots she pulled which slows down the service but oh the results let me tell you.... amazing. Satellite Coffee serves Stumptown Coffee and from what I can gather Stumptown is one of the pickiest roasters and wholesalers of coffee going. This article provides some insight on the Stumptown experience.

If you like coffee you will LOVE Satellite Coffee. Drop by and try your favorite coffee drink. You can find them at 817 Division Ave in Tacoma's Stadium district. Hours are 6:30am to 9:00pm Mon-Fri and 7:00am to 9:00pm Sat & Sun. They have free WiFi too!

Truly they serve heaven in a cup!

Best,

Scott Cowan

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Price Drop at The Elmwood Condos in Stadium...under 200k?
Marguerite Giguere, Specializing in Tacoma, WA (Windermere Professional Partners)

The Elmwood is located on 10th & Yakima in Stadium. It's a beautiful street surrounded by big houses and zillion dollar views. It just dropped under 200k. These pictures are of my favorite unit, #3. It has a huge balcony with views of the water and the surrounding fanciness. If I lived here it would be all about having dinner parties on the balcony in the summer. The listing agent on this property is Margo Hass-Klein, who's been in real estate for over 30 years. Margo has been using a lot of cool creative marketing on this property, including a Dutch Auction. Check out the virtual tour!

Jacuzzi Tub. Aw Yeah.

 

Balcony runs the length of the unit. Theres a door off the Dining Room & the Master Bedroom.

This deck is gigantic!  It runs the length of the unit and has entrances from the master and the dining room.  Both of those rooms take in the views of the water, thanks to those nifty see-through rails. 

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Showcasing the window view.
Iriana Shiyan (Iriana Shiyan)

If you need to capture a room with a big windows, try to do it when the sun is on the other side of the house. Use flash and if the window is not the only light subject in the photos, you should be just fine.  Try to line up the window frame and a horizontal line of the landscape behind the window, but in the same time use angles inside of the room. By capturing the image from the far away corner will allow you not to have a flash reflection on the window. Later on adjust light for the window and room separately.

 

Good luck!

water view from the window. Tacomacapturing a great view from the window

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