Be Informed and Help Support Our Local Schools: Bond Vote April 24

Article by Colin Anderson | Article provided by Gig Harbor Living Local The Peninsula School District Bond, which passed in 2003, is set to expire next year, and you will have the opportunity to vote on a new Capital Facilities bond on April 24. The Peninsula School District is proposing a $220 million 20-year bond at a stable tax rate of $45 per $100,000 of assessed property value. The numbers and goals were reached after a community-lead nine-month planning process which found four key areas the committee felt were in need of serious attention for the district: • Updating safety and… Read More

Family Fun: Something for everyone at the 7th Annual Paddlers Cup 

  Article by Patty Hutchens | Article provided by Gig Harbor Living Local With the gray dark days of winter quickly subsiding, we are anxious to get back outside and enjoy all that our beautiful community has to offer. And what better way to celebrate the arrival of spring than to attend the Seventh Annual Paddlers Cup? Hosted by the Gig Harbor Canoe and Kayak Racing Team in cooperation with the Tacoma South Sound Sports Commission and the City of Gig Harbor, the two-day event will take place April 21 and 22 at Skansie Park in historic Downtown Gig Harbor. With… Read More

Teacher of the Month: Alyse Yeaman

Article by Colin Anderson | Article provided by Gig Harbor Living Local Our teachers are the lifeblood of our community and have more influence over our young people than just about anyone other than their parents. They work early mornings and are grading tests and papers far past 5 o’clock when most others are clocking out. They commit after school as advisors for speech and debate teams, coach young athletes and musicians, and guide students to new passions outside of the standard study material. It is our great privilege to unveil a new monthly feature in which we highlight a local… Read More

Electrify Your Ride

Article by Brett Marlo De Santis | Article provided by Gig Harbor Living Local Chances are that most of you will buy a different car in the next seven years. According to R.L. Polk, the average length of time a driver will keep a new vehicle is six years. Even if you are pondering keeping your vehicle longer, you may think twice due to the major leap in technological advancements such as better safety protection, navigation or automation, and fuel economy or fuel alternatives. If you decide to give up the gas, you may choose to charge at home, at… Read More

Home Purchase & Education Go Hand in Hand

For many families, schools are an essential consideration when searching for a new home. However, most property searches only offer property related criteria such as price, beds, baths, and square feet. As such, locating properties that meet the criteria for your family and your child’s education can be challenging, especially when you are less familiar with an area. For this very reason, this website provides you with the ability to incorporate school ratings directly into your property search as a primary criteria.  Additionally, you’ll have access to detailed information and statistics on local schools and neighborhoods on every listing detail… Read More

How to Track Your Home’s Value

Buying a home is generally the single largest purchase that we make in our lifetimes and most of us are interested in not only the value of our properties, but also the general value of like properties in our neighborhoods. Whether you have just moved into a new home or have lived there for years, tracking the market value of your property is essential for any informed homeowner. This website’s property search provides an excellent platform to track property values and market trends in your area.  In this post, you will learn strategies for tracking the value of your home… Read More

Become an Expert on New Homes Hitting the Market

Knowledge is power and early knowledge can offer you a powerful advantage, especially in tight real estate markets. Those who find properties first gain an edge by being the first have a chance to see new properties and thus the first to make offers. More often than not, this first to market knowledge pays off. This post will review how you can leverage the property search on this website to quickly access the newest properties on the market and how to setup email alerts when new properties match your criteria. It’s important to first point out that this website offers… Read More