Sea Vista Log Cabin

Live without limits in this fully adapted log cabin! Truly accessible, this home boasts an elevator, overhead track lift system, & accessible living spaces. Ground-level basement MIL with view towards wooded side yard, doubles as a caregiver’s living space. Garage is large enough multiple vehicles, storage & shop space! Never lose power as this amazing find is wired for generator. Easy trips to town but with all the rustic feeling of being out in nature. Hood canal area beacons you! 

  • 3 bedrooms
  • 2.5 bathrooms
  • 2,816 square feet
  • 0.77 acres / 33,541 square foot lot
  • 2 – car detached garage
  • Built in 2003

Enjoy the peace and quiet of this home, tucked away at the end of a cul-de-sac in Grapeview. Close to beach access and just 10 miles away from amenities in Shelton. 

Just 3 miles away, locals are fond of the Olympic Bakery & Deli, for their heartwarming baked goods and sandwiches. Whether you’re stopping in for breakfast or lunch, you’ll find things on the menu like strudels, bear claws, cinnamon rolls bigger than your hand, croissant breakfast sandwiches and more that will accompany the perfect cup of coffee. Their deli sandwiches will leave you full and their freshly made soups will warm you up. You may be tempted to take one of their delicious homemade pies home for a treat, that is, if one of their many desserts didn’t already tempt you!

In this area, you’ll also find the Spencer Lake Grocery for any little items you may need or to use the gas station. You can also swing by for a burger and fries at Klay’s Burger Shack. If you want to sit down for breakfast, lunch or dinner with a view, the Spencer Lake Bar & Grill is the place to go. They have your standard American fare of breakfast dishes, appetizers, sandwiches, burgers and pizza on the menu. You can also get a pizza to go to bake at home!

In Shelton you’ll find a Walmart Supercenter, Fred Meyer, the Mason General Hospital and a bevy of your standard restaurants to dine at. The Shelton Library is a nice, quiet place to visit and pick up a good book to read. 

There’s also plenty of hiking trails nearby if you’re looking to get outdoors, like Shelton Falls – which is a lovely little nature hike to see a little waterfall. 

For more information about this home or to schedule a private showing, call /text Ian Broadie at: 253-514.5592.

 


Posted on October 4, 2019 at 8:51 pm
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Wellington Ridge Home

Come take a look at this great home in wonderful Wellington Ridge! Tall ceilings and large windows create a bright and open living space to enjoy with guests. Cul-de-sacs, sidewalks, and extra-wide streets make this a comfortable neighborhood for walking and playing. The convenient location is near shopping, schools, and amenities so you’re never far from what you need! The exterior just got a fresh coat of paint; give the interior some light TLC and this home will shine!

  • 3 bedrooms
  • 2.25 bathrooms
  • 1,814 square feet
  • 0.328 acre lot/ 14,304 sq ft
  • 2 – car attached garage
  • Built in 1993

The Gig Harbor waterfront is within 6 miles for on the water dining and entertainment. Enjoy local favorites like The Green Turtle and Tides Tavern. Both have mouth-watering menus of fresh seafood dishes! Another great dining option on the water is Netshed No. 9 where you won’t want to miss the house made cinnamon rolls! All have stunning views along the water and the Gig Harbor Lighthouse.  Get your fresh fruits and veggies at the Gig Harbor Farmers Market – open on Saturdays. Listen to live music and pick up a bouquet of fresh flowers.

The Tom Taylor YMCA is 9 minutes away and offers a variety of indoor and outdoor recreations like artist workshops, music programs, camp, dance, a variety of fitness, health and well-being classes, social activities, sports for youth and adult and swimming. 

Get out on the lake for a bit and enjoy some Rainbow trout fishing at Crescent Lake. Or enjoy the hiking trail around the lake – established trails with some primitive paths will lead you to these beautiful shores. 

Costco, Target, Starbucks, Albertsons, Pier 1 Imports, Petco, The Home Depot, Qdoba Mexican Eats, and Big 5 Sporting Goods are just 4 miles away off Borgen Blvd. 

Kayakers, boaters and beach goers will enjoy being close to the Purdy Sand Spit and Boat Launch Ramp. This little beach area is also a great spot for public clam and oyster digging open April 1 through April 30. There’s a natural production of Manila, littleneck and butter clams and sometimes goeducks when the tide is really low. 

On Purdy Drive NW you can find the Purdy Park & Ride, the Flotation Pub and Grill, NAPA Auto Parts, Bridgeway Market, Dexter’s Drive In, Local Boys Produce & Foods & Taproom, Massimo Italian Grill and the Mexican Food Truck.

For more information about this home or to schedule a private showing, call /text Ian Broadie at: 253-514.5592.


Posted on July 18, 2019 at 12:12 am
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South Tacoma Triplex

Take a look at this Triplex! Near the freeway, JBLM and the mall; this place won’t suffer from
vacancy. Small, medium and large units allow for great opportunities; such as owner occupants could live for free! First unit has a spacious fenced in yard, Second and third units have a viewing deck. Garage is currently being used for owners storage, could be rented to a unit for additional income. Drive by only, do not disturb tenants. Make sure you view the 3D tour!!

Unit A 3D Tour  – https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=kyVFYXuQRg7&brand=0

Unit B 3D Tour  – https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=yisZ51jqFh9&brand=0

Unit C 3D Tour  – https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=7YoHuwStsF4&brand=0

For more information about this home or to schedule a private showing, call /text Ian Broadie at: 253-514.5592.


Posted on May 3, 2019 at 10:01 pm
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Charming Seacliff Craftsman

Come take a look at this Craftsman charmer! Located just 2 miles outside of town, you’ll feel a world away in this peaceful community on Colvos passage. This low maintenance home has two bedrooms on the main level, each with their own bathrooms, and a bright and open living space with a cozy gas fireplace. Upstairs is a huge loft for guests. Above the garage, another loft for a work space or storage. In the back you’ll find a covered patio with a tool shed and RV parking with hookups and clean out.

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 1.75 bathrooms
  • 1,764 square feet
  • 0.37 acres
  • Built in 1991
  • 2 – car attached garage
  • Offered for $410,000

Enjoy picturesque views of Mount Rainier and the Puget Sound waters year round! This home is the perfect balance of living, entertaining and outdoor play in the summer.

Get out and enjoy the sun, sand and beach at Sunrise Beach Park! This beachfront park is a 82.0-acre scenic site with 2,135 linear feet of shoreline. There are 6 picnic tables, day-use areas, 2 miles of walking trails and forest paths with stunning views to enjoy of Mount Rainier and the Puget Sound. This is popular destination for scuba divers.

Stop in and get breakfast at the Devoted Kiss –  a casual waterfront cafe serving breakfast & a selection of lunch sandwiches with deckside seating. Be sure to try their amazing and filling breakfast burritos!

Downtown Gig Harbor is only 4 miles away and  there are some local favorites like The Green Turtle and Tides Tavern that you don’t want to miss! Both have mouth watering menus of fresh seafood dishes. Another great dining option on the water is Netshed No. 9 where you won’t want to miss the house made cinnamon rolls! All have stunning views along the water and the Gig Harbor Lighthouse.  Get your fresh fruits and veggies at the Gig Harbor Farmers Market – open on Saturdays. Listen to live music and pick up a bouquet of fresh flowers.

Need to get a little shopping done? You’ll find Target, Albertsons, Costco, Walgreens and more just miles away.

Just 15 minutes away is Uptown Gig Harbor – Here you can find an abundance of dining and shopping like, Moctezuma’s Mexican Restaurant (amazing happy hour and margaritas). It’s a great place to go for dinner before taking in a movie at the Galaxy Uptown Luxury Theater. There’s also a Marshall’s, Talbots, Kohl’s, Michael’s, Ben & Jerry’s, Cutter’s Point Coffee, Panera, Safeway, Starbucks and Domo Sushi. For other grocery needs, Fred Meyer and Harbor Greens are on the other side of Olympic Drive NW.

Enjoy the newly opened Ocean 5 – a GIANT gaming complex! They have a two-story laser arena for up to 40 players, gaming arcade where gamers can win prizes that are redeemable at a prize store, lounging area for 100 with a circular fireplace, cocktail tables and couches, 12 duckpin bowling lanes -duckpin bowling uses a lightweight ball that’s smaller than a typical ball used for 10-pin bowling, 10 lanes for regular 10-pin bowling. Bowling suites can be reserved for private parties, food from neighboring Table 47 can be ordered and a private event and party space can fit between 5 and 400 with private staff. This 57,000 square feet of awesome space is located in the Olympic Towne Center.

Commuting? Hwy 16 onramp is 10 minutes away, Bremerton 33 minutes, Tacoma is just 26 minutes away and Seattle is 50 miles.

For more information about this home or to schedule a private showing, call /text Ian Broadie at: 253-514.5592.


Posted on March 11, 2019 at 4:55 pm
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Peaceful Lakehouse Getaway

Peaceful Lake House Getaway

Welcome to The Lake House! This custom home has everything you’ve come to expect in a luxury home, from updated cabinets and counter tops, to low maintenance Trex decking and smart home features. French doors lead you to the huge two story deck, where you can turn on the grill and watch the eagles. The serene lake is stocked with trout all year for the angler enthusiast. This is your peaceful getaway from the busyness of the world. VA buyers can assume the owners 3.75% mortgage, call for details!

  • 3 bedrooms
  • 2.25 bathrooms
  • 2,364 square feet
  • 10,200 square foot lot
  • 2 – car attached garage
  • Built in 2009
  • Dog run
  • Private dock & lake access
  • Offered for $540,000

THE LIFESTYLE

Nestled between towers of trees, along peaceful Lake Minterwood, you’ll find an oasis that’s perfect for relaxation and play in the Pacific Northwest.

Start your day by watching the sunrise peek above the lake, on the back deck as you sip your first cup of coffee; that burst of energy waking you up as you dangle your feet over the porch swing, the morning air nipping your toes and listen to the powerful call of the local eagle as he soars through the neighborhood, looking for his morning breakfast in the lake.

Prepare a delicious frittata, baked until fluffy in one of the ovens as the smell of blueberry muffins permeates the kitchen in the second, and enjoy your morning breakfast with guests as you take in the light and view from the windows, the cracking sounds of the fireplace and the laughter that escapes all of you as you plan your day.

Canoeing, kayaking, or perhaps paddle boarding plans to fill up your day. Or maybe you arrange an afternoon of casting a few lines off the dock and catching a couple of bass or trout to throw on the barbecue for dinner. The second deck makes for a wonderful outdoor entertaining space as the french doors open from the living and dining area.

If you enjoy getting your hands dirty, there’s concrete block raised beds for a little gardening and flowers, along with a well manicured yard and spacious flower bed in the front too.

THE COMMUNITY

This home is just a few short minutes away from the Lake Minterwood Beach Club – they put on lots of event throughout the year for residents of this community. In the summer months they hold an Annual Kids Fishing Derby, garage sales, and an Annual Picnic – where’s there’s plenty of food, fun and games + you get to know your neighbors! Keep tabs on all upcoming events on the clubs website calendar – they even let you know what days waste and recycling is picked up.

The Lake Minterwood Community is so peaceful because motorized boats aren’t permitted on the lake, but if you do own a motorized boat and are looking for somewhere to drop it for a day on Henderson Bay, the Purdy Boat Launch is just a short 12 minute drive. This little beach area is also a great spot for public clam and oyster digging open April 1 through April 30. There’s a natural production of Manila, littleneck and butter clams and sometimes goeducks when the tide is really low.

Get fresh oysters from the Minterbrook Oyster farm – just 4.5 miles away and operating since 1932 Minterbrook has been bringing fresh oysters from the pristine waters of the Puget Sound. Enjoy these best of the best, mild and sweet oysters straight from fresh water!

Get outdoors and enjoy miles of trails, one-way mountain biking only trails, picnic tables and benches, and wildlife viewing at the 360 Trails, just 2.5 miles away.

On Purdy Drive NW you can find the Purdy Park & Ride, the Flotation Pub and Grill, NAPA Auto Parts, Bridgeway Market, Dexter’s Drive In, Local Boys Produce & Foods & Taproom, Massimo Italian Grill and the Mexican Food Truck.

Just 7 minutes away, get one of the best burgers on the Peninsula (according to locals) at B’s Spot Grill is the local place to go!

The Key Center is less than a two mile drive and offers a USPS, El Sombrero Mexican Family Restaurant, Reeds Good Food & Spirits, Figaro’s Pizza, the Food Market, public library, medical center, Blend Wine Shop, Cutter Bug Salon, and the Sunnycrest Nursery and Floral shop.

Gig Harbor is 23 minutes, Tacoma is 35 min, Silverdale is 40 minutes and the Southworth Ferry Terminal to Seattle is 35 minutes away.

For more information about this home or to schedule a private showing, call /text Ian Broadie at: 253.514.5592.

 

 


Posted on January 31, 2019 at 8:36 pm
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North Slope Triplex

This 1904 Craftsman Triplex is located in the corner of the North Slope Historic District in Tacoma. Recently remodeled and restored, the building keeps the historic charm while meeting modern expectations. This building was owner occupied when they first bought it in 2009 and the pride of ownership is still evident to this day. Not your typical put-a-bandaid-on-the-problem multifamily property, the owners have made sure to keep this a home anybody would be proud to inherit.

As terrific as the home is, I think the greatest selling point is the location. Tucked away in the 3 Bridges neighborhood, you’re centrally located between Proctor and Stadium District with the University practically down the street. Immediately next door you’ll find Dave’s Meat and Produce with fresh, high quality (you guessed it) meat and produce. For the healthy foodie you can’t get more convenient! But if you aren’t up for cooking you’ll find plenty of other options just a minutes walk away on N 21st such as Magoo’s Ale House and Eatery, 21 Cellars, The Rustic Aristocat Coffee Co, Cementine HouseEvolve Home + Apparel, Lou’s Barber ShopSource Yoga, and The Beach House Salon.

  • Unit 1915 – 2 beds, 1 bath, 1,250 sq ft: This is the top level and Anne’s favorite of the three. Light and bright, this is a fully carpeted unit with a spacious balcony.
  • Unit 1917 – 3 beds, 1 bath, 1,300 sq ft: This unit mirrors the top levels floorplan but with a completely different feel brought on by the dark hardwood floors, craftsman trim and tall ceilings. This one gets my vote!
  • Unit 1917 ½ – 2 beds, 1 bath, 750 sq ft: The bottom unit is the smallest of the three and has an open concept floorplan with a large walk in closet off the master.

Now lets do some number crunching (because if you know me, that’s my favorite part).

These units are way under market rent! I hate to say it because the tenants are amazing, but it’s just the reality. The comparable homes in the area are going for $1.50+/sqft while this one is puttering along at $1/sqft (here’s a studio apartment a few buildings away going for $1100, and here’s a duplex with similarly sized units renting for $2350; those are literally the two closest rentals to the property, currently available on craigslist; I’m sure deeper digging would find more). I’m only just beginning to foray into the crazy Tacoma rental market and although I don’t know it like good ol’ Gig Harbor, I don’t think it’s unrealistic in the slightest that you could hit 5k/month in rental income.

Assuming this, you could increase the gross income to $60k per year. As is, that pushes the NOI to $50,368 and a 7.42% cap rate (from a 4.66%!) at the listing price. I would also encourage the incoming landlord to consider separately metering the units and passing W/S/G on to the tenants for an additional $2849/year (7.84% cap baby). Auction off the parking spots? Incentivize a tenant to take care of landscaping? Hire a good professional photographer and stage the home so you can get top dollar (stop running around with an iPhone and snapping 3 pictures to throw on the internet guys – SELL IT). There are tons of creative things you can do to increase your bottom line (I can help).

[Disclaimer] Look guys, do your own homework. Being the listing agent, I shouldn’t be your final resource and even I’m putting a rock of salt next to this as I just did a quick 5 minute analysis. If I was representing the buyer, we would dive way deeper into comps, potentially viewing a few available similar rentals on the market. This property is awesome. I’ll be there Saturday 6/23 from 11-2pm with treats and drinks and ideas, come take a look.

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Posted on June 21, 2018 at 4:12 pm
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