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Classic & Updated 4-Bedroom, 3-Bath Home on the Golf Course at Oakbrook in Lakewood 

By Joyce Shipley | August 19, 2019

The opportunity of a lifetime awaits with this wonderfully spacious and updated 3,370-square-foot Oakbrook residence! Featuring 4 bedrooms (the master suite is on the main level), 3 baths, light-filled living spaces, and a pristine, well-appointed kitchen, this home is brimming with elegant comfort and flexibility. Plus, several smart updates ensure you don’t have to worry […]

8 Big Reasons You’ll Want to See This Luxury Rainier View Estate (& It’s Finally For Sale!)

By Joyce Shipley | May 16, 2019

Ultimate Pacific Northwest luxury awaits with this extraordinary 20-acre estate. Nestled on a scenic, secluded property and showcasing prime views of majestic Mt. Rainier, this one-of-a-kind estate features a 10,870-square-foot home. Brimming with high-end amenities and expertly curated details throughout, this 5-bedroom, 8-bath beauty is truly a sight to behold. Plus, SeaTac International Airport is […]

Mid-century Modern View Home with 4 Bedrooms & 2.5 Baths in Prime Tacoma Location

By Joyce Shipley | November 9, 2018

Natural beauty, city convenience, and fabulous mid-century modern style are all wrapped up into one incredible package with this 3,288-square-foot home! Boasting big views of the Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains, this sprawling 1953-built masterpiece on 0.34 acres presents a rare opportunity. In addition to the 4 bedrooms and 2.5 baths, you also have […]

Historic 1-Bedroom, 1-Bath Unit in The Cliff Lofts w/Sweeping Views in Downtown Tacoma   

By Joyce Shipley | July 24, 2018

Downtown living doesn’t get much better than this! Nestled in the historic district of Downtown Tacoma, this 980-square-foot loft boasts a dreamy blend of vintage and modern style. Built in 1907 and converted into modern lofts, you’ll find 12-foot ceilings with open beams and large windows to enjoy, plus sweeping views of the Thea Foss […]

Updated Sophistication Awaits in this 6-Bedroom, 3.25-Bath Masterpiece in Fircrest

By Joyce Shipley | May 18, 2018

Refined elegance awaits at every turn in this immaculately maintained 5,203-square-foot Fircrest home! Boasting an expansive layout that includes 6 bedrooms, 3.25 baths, an updated kitchen, updated bathrooms, a huge laundry facility with a chute, and so much more, this move-in ready residence is truly a dream to spend time in. Located at 1316 Palm […]

Meticulously Maintained 3-Bedroom, 2-Bath Rambler w/Huge Backyard in Spanaway

By Joyce Shipley | December 13, 2016

Discover comfort and convenience at every turn in this picturesque Spanaway rambler! Tucked away in a great neighborhood on a generous 0.79 acres, this property has enough space to be a mini farm. The yard boasts beautiful landscaping, 15 fruit trees, and beautiful gardens, while the home itself is a haven of rest and relaxation. […]

How I found my dream home!

By Joyce Shipley | June 17, 2015

  I have been a Realtor for almost 10 years and this is the first home I have purchased since becoming a Realtor… my 8th purchase.  Up until I became a Realtor, I totally relied on the agent I hired and I realize how important the choice of an agent is and how important it […]

UPS Gardens

By Joyce Shipley | March 18, 2015

  How an unsightly neighborhood patch of brush and weeds with junk cars turned into a wonderful Tacoma North End Neighborhood garden and park:   Barbara and Peter Temple Thurston have lived in this neighborhood for 24 years.  About twelve years ago Barbara began working with the City of Tacoma to gain access to  an […]

Uptown – Gig Harbor

By Joyce Shipley | July 1, 2014

                  In Gig Harbor we have a great shopping area called UPTOWN!.  It has a wide variety of stores including Marshall's, Chico's, JJill, and our newest addition is Home Goods…opening soon to name a few!  There is a 12 screen Century Theatre complex and a wide variety […]