04-09-2011 06:29 PM
Are you sure you want to move to WA (especially Tacoma!) ? Currently the trend is to move out of WA. Jobs are scarce, economy and state budget is as bad as California's, and the number of employers is limited. You'd better have a back-up plan if things do not work out for you... Just a friendly warning... However, if you have sufficient cash reserves, consider buying a house in the next 6-12 months, the market may bottom out by then. Good luck!
04-13-2011 06:54 AM
I love it here in WA. Sure we are having our economical struggles just as everyone else is but the air is clean and it is so beautiful here. If you would like to live in Tacoma and you have school aged children I would look in University Place. They have one of the best school districts. North Tacoma is beautiful too. Nice neighborhoods and charming houses. Good Luck on your search!
04-15-2011 12:45 PM
WA is having it's share of struggles, but the Puget Sound (which includes Tacoma-Seattle) remains healthier than many other areas, due to our stable job economy. Did you know that Boeing is hiring 100 employees a week, per the Herald Net March 22, 2011. Microsoft is good too and just opened a pilot retail store in Bellevue. We have biotech companies making many discoveries in healthcare and DNA which aren't in the media much.
I talk to at least 2 families a month who are being relocated here with their companies. Multiply that by all the RE agents here - that's pretty good for the times we live in.
All that aside, the other attributes make it a wonderful place to live. It has natural beauty like nowhere else, friendly people and relaxed way of life.
AReas in Tacoma which are beautiful and unique are north Tacoma with lots of historical homes and University Place with newer homes and great shopping. The views of the Puget Sound around Pt Defiance are amazing too. Good luck!
04-21-2011 05:58 PM
Try living in AZ if you think times are tough. They are celebrating McDonalds hiring over 100 people at $7 per hour while they slash education and unnecessary services such as police and fire by over 100M. I know WA is doing the same thing, but take it into perspective if WA were to slash their budget on services by 75% then they would still spend more than AZ spends now before the budget cuts and as far as diversity in the workplace here, ha ha ha
10-12-2011 01:46 PM
what you describe is exactly the buyers market I am looking for. Is it still so. We are retired and not tied to anything. Want Large workshop, privacy and trees No fixer-upper. The more remote the better. to see no other houses or people is very desireable
10-12-2011 01:52 PM
we are retiring and NOT tied to anything. We want Huge workshop Trees, Privacy, and prefer NOT to see other houses from our property up to $300,000 what areas do you you advise? Remote is no problem, NO Fixeruppers. Have Lender prequalification letters in hand
10-14-2011 06:55 PM
we are retired and not tied to any area. What we want is large workshop 40X40 would be dream prop. We saw on at 54011 Rosa Rd. in Bandon and that would be perfect for us.....and it just sold as we are in a R.V heading that way....oh well
any other good ideas Rosa Road mls #was 11359180. Privacy, Trees, wheelchair happy house,Open floor plan, high ceilings, large workshop so hubby can escape from disabled wife.