(My Favorite) 3 Reasons Baby Boomers Should Consider Downsizing

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     Even though technically I am not a “Baby Boomer” more like an advanced Gen-X empty nester.. I find myself in this fascinating middle world full of fear, joy, excitement, and even anxiety at times. My 21 year old daughter has informed me that she is actually going to really move out this spring so my brain has been going back to all of the clients I have worked with over the years that have gone through this exact stage in life, and have thrived!

Here I am going to share my top 3 reasons I think Baby Boomers and us advanced Gen X’ers should consider downsizing as our children decide to devolope a world outside of us. 

 

  • Reduced Monthly Expenses

Need I say more!!!  Hello!! Now you are free to walk around your home without flipping light switches off all day!!  So with that being said, a smaller house would equal a smaller mortgage too! Meaning you may have less taxes and insurance may be reduced! In general upkeep and maintenance should be more affordable and that means less money bleeding from your pockets. Condo or townhouse anyone?

  • Lifestyle Upgrade

I find that I have a whole lot of time to myself now that my favorite girl is practically self-sufficient. In the process of downsizing, you have the opportunity to move closer or relocate altogether to all of the new and different lifestyle amenities you will want to enjoy.

Is it theater, pottery, hiking, swing and salsa dancing? Cultural activities within walking distance? Kayaking? For Pete’s sake the options are really limitless at this point and this is when it starts getting a little more exciting. And remember, once you have those reduced monthly expenses you will have cash left over to enjoy whatever it is you decided to do in your free time.

  • More Life. Less Stuff.

As you simplify your home, you will begin to simplify your life. Edit your possessions!!! Create a lifestyle that functions better and is easier to maintain. There is something intangible / liberating about downsizing and getting rid of “stuff”. I can say that I strongly dislike “stuff” now days.

This is something I have already started putting into place and have become so good at it that my daughter freaks out thinking that there will be nothing for her to take when she does leave! She is so cute. As I replace old and useless items I look for additional one or two things to also donate at the same time. I should probably plan to write a blog about being a minimalist, great idea thanks!

 

At the end of the day this list could actually go on and on, but what I think is most important is to begin to allow yourself to visualize this next phase. What will your next level of happiness feel like? Know that it will be contagious and your kids will love every moment of it. 

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Posted on February 15, 2016 at 3:30 pm
Jasmyn D Jefferson | Posted in Downsizing For Home Owners |

It’s Tax Season! Oh yeah I Bought A House Last Year…

Every year the dreaded tax season comes… You get through the holidays and then, bam, time to start gathering those tax documents and find any and every possible tax deduction out there that you qualify for. Owning a home has a lot of benefits, including tax benefits that you can take advantage of. If you purchased or sold a home from me in the last year you will be receiveing a copy of your final settlement statement from your closing.  Make sure to include that with your paperwork!

For your entertainment pleasure I am including this wonderful tax time music playlist!  Below that you will find additional information on what some of the tax benifits you may have as a homeowner.

 

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Mortgage Interest

For most homeowners, the biggest tax benefit comes from deducting the interest paid on their mortgage. In general, homeowners are allowed to take an itemized deduction for mortgage interest they incur on their homes.

Property Taxes

Another big tax break for homeowners comes in the form of deducting property taxes. This is also an itemized deduction. Every year your lender will send you a statement letting you know the exact tax-deductible amount for that year.

Private Mortgage Insurance.

Private Mortgage Insurance(PMI) is usually applied when you buy a house with less than 20 percent down. Homeowners who are paying PMI can deduct the premiums as interest on their tax return.The ability to deduct PMI for mortgages only applies to primary residences taken out in 2007 or later.

***Contact your tax professional for more information. This blog does not, and is not intended to, provide legal, tax or accounting advice, and readers should consult their tax advisors concerning the application of tax laws to their particular situations.***


Posted on January 28, 2016 at 2:39 pm
Jasmyn D Jefferson | Posted in Uncategorized |

Discover Classic & Comfortable Living in This Upgraded 4-Bedroom, 3-Bath Dream Home in University Place

**Sold** Lovingly cared for and thoughtfully upgraded throughout, this stunning University Place home has it all! The current sellers have lived here for 23 years, and this home-sweet-home is absolutely filled with memories. Boasting an expansive 2,339-square-foot layout that includes 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, fabulous open-concept spaces and much more, this home also offers a fully fenced, beautifully landscaped backyard with a pool. Tucked away on a cul-de-sac at 6306 75th Av Ct W University Place, WA 98467 and close to schools, shopping, Chambers Bay and more, this one-of-a-kind opportunity is listed for $430,000.

Showcasing a timeless exterior that’s accented by crisp white trim, classic brick, and framed by tall trees and a neatly landscaped yard, this University Place gem is a delight to arrive home to. An oversized driveway offers plenty of room for parking, a cute path leads to the backyard, and a charming front porch with a swinging bench greets visitors. The welcoming atmosphere just continues once you’re inside, and as soon as you step in through the front door, a fabulous entertaining space awaits!

Impressive vaulted ceilings connect the formal living room and dining room, an elegant space designed with entertaining in mind. Imagine having friends over for cocktail hour and a dinner party, or celebrating special occasions and holidays! There’s room for it all, and this haven is ready to be decorated to suite your own unique style.

The vaulted ceilings continue on into the great room, an inviting, open-concept space that’s filled with cheerful natural light. Here, another living area awaits, showing off incredible design elements like a floor-to-ceiling brick-accented fireplace, a skylight, and huge windows. The adjacent dining nook offers a sunny, window-wrapped space that’s perfect for laid-back meals among loved ones, whether you’re enjoying a weeknight dinner together or weekend brunch.

The upgraded kitchen features a smart, open design that combines fashion and function. Rich cabinetry rests alongside sleek jet-black appliances and countertops for a handsome contrast, all while providing function at its best. Plus, don’t miss the laid-back bar-style seating, and a handy built-in desk just around the corner!

Included in this home’s generous 4 bedrooms is the luxurious master suite. In addition to vaulted ceilings, plush carpets, and a walk-in closet, a bright and fresh 5-piece ensuite bath awaits. Featuring a separate shower, stylish finishes, and a jacuzzi that’s perfect for indulgent bubble baths, this magazine-worthy space offers you a private haven to take advantage of whether you’re getting ready in the morning or unwinding after a long day. Plus, the ceiling in the bedroom holds something extra special—the ceiling may look like your average ceiling in the daylight, but when it’s dark, its fascinating star mural makes an appearance! A mural of the Andromeda Galaxy is on the ceiling, with the Milky Way down the vaulted part of the ceiling.

When the sun comes out and the weather warms up, this residence’s incredible backyard offers the ultimate hangout. Fully fenced and featuring lush landscaping, this picturesque retreat offers a palatial deck alongside an above ground pool. Heated and easily maintained, the pool is ready for days and days of fun, play, and vacation-inspired relaxation!

Living in University Place

Treasured for its city conveniences and beautiful outdoor setting, University Place is a top choice for those looking for a wonderful, dynamic city to call home. At 6306 75th Av Ct W University Place, WA 98467, this home’s sellers have loved the cul-de-sac location, as well as living in the University Place School District. You’re also wonderfully close to many amenities—for example, both Fred Meyer and Walmart are only a 3-minute drive from home. For even more shopping, restaurants, and services, just head 6 minutes up Bridgeport Way to go shopping at Trader Joe’s, Safeway, and enjoy other shops and eateries as well. Plus, the gorgeous Chambers Bay Golf Course and its signature Pacific Northwest scenery is just minutes from home as well!

Interested in learning more? Click here to view the full listing! You can also contact REALTOR® Jasmyn Jefferson online here or give her a call/text at (253) 297-2637!

 


Posted on July 28, 2017 at 10:56 am
Jasmyn D Jefferson | Posted in Uncategorized |

Custom Luxury 4-Bedroom Masterpiece with Incredible Views of the Puget Sound in Browns Point

Brimming with one-of-a-kind design, exquisite finishes, and premium amenities, this work of art in Browns Point offers the opportunity of a lifetime! Showcasing sweeping views of the Puget Sound, this home shows off resort-worthy living at every turn. Enjoy whale watching from the lower and upper decks, entertain guests in style, and indulge in vacation-like amenities each and every day. Boasting a palatial 3,525-square-foot floorplan that includes 4 bedrooms and 2.75 baths, this home features 2 stories and a basement. Located at 5710 Upland Terr NE Tacoma, WA 98422, this residence is listed for $899,000.

Just in through the front door, this home’s rich Brazilian cherry hardwood floors, beautiful millwork, coffered ceilings, and stunning light-filled great room welcome you inside. Discover detailed woodwork throughout, and jaw-droppingly beautiful views around every corner! To the left, this home’s chef-ready kitchen shows off custom Italian onyx floors, shimmering granite countertops, pristine cabinets, and bar-style counter seating. Spending time whipping up meals is a delight, made easier with efficient design throughout. The formal dining room is just around the corner, a truly sophisticated space brimming with old world charm and timeless accents.

Adjacent to the kitchen, the expansive living area is bathed in warm natural sunlight, showing off a fabulous space to host guests for cocktail hour or enjoy a relaxing evening snuggled up by the fireplace. Space for entertaining continues out through double doors that lead onto the huge deck, an outdoor paradise that features front row seats to one of the greatest shows on earth—the natural scenery of the Puget Sound! Enjoy barbecues and whale watching while taking advantage of this spectacular scene.

This home’s 4 bedrooms include the truly indulgent master suite, a dynamic retreat that’s fit for royalty! Discover a huge, dreamy walk-in closet, a laundry area, a see-through fireplace, and a 5-piece ensuite bath that showcases spa-like amenities. Enjoy bubble baths in the jacuzzi soaking tub, and take advantage of the 7-head Koehler shower, and the bidet and commode combination!

Living in Browns Point

Nestled along gorgeous Commencement Bay, Browns Point is brimming with fabulous opportunities for enjoying the scenic Puget Sound area. At 5710 Upland Terr NE Tacoma, WA 98422, you’re just minutes from restaurants, services, schools, and other city amenities. You’re also conveniently just 3 minutes from Dash Point State Park, a 398-acre park that’s a destination for fishing, swimming, biking, skim boarding, camping, hiking, and much more! Commuters will also appreciate being an 18-minute drive from Interstate-5 and 18 minutes from Downtown Tacoma.

Interested in learning more about this listing? Contact REALTOR® Jasmyn Jefferson online here or give her a call/text at (253) 297-2637! You can also contact REALTOR® Sharon Chambers-Gordon online here or give her a call/text at (253) 970-4049.


Posted on April 24, 2017 at 4:50 pm
Jasmyn D Jefferson | Posted in Browns Point Real Estate, Tacoma Real Estate |

Beautifully Maintained Tri-Level 4-Bedroom Home in Commuter-Friendly Auburn Location

Lovingly cared for and wonderfully move-in ready, this inviting tri-level home is nestled in a fantastic, commuter-friendly Auburn location! Close to Interstate-5, parks, restaurants, outdoor recreation and much more, at 29210 37th Place S, Auburn WA, 98001, a myriad of conveniences are all within reach. Tucked away on a cul-de-sac, this 1,680-square-foot home includes 4 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, a beautiful yard and garden, and much more! This Auburn treasure is listed for $305,000.

Just in through the front door, this home’s warm atmosphere welcomes you in to relax and live the life you’ve imagined! Boasting eye-catching hardwood floors and a fireplace that’s ready for cozy evenings spent snuggled up with loved ones, the living room is designed for lively evenings spent entertaining or quiet evenings in enjoying a good book and a glass of wine. Head towards the back of the home to find the adjacent kitchen and dining area, an open-concept space packed with convenience. Ample cabinetry in the kitchen and built-ins in the dining nook ensures there’s plenty of room for storage and showing off your favorite dishware.

Sliding glass doors offer direct access to the backyard, a lush haven that’s a gardener’s delight! A deck and patio show off the perfect spot for a barbecue and some patio furniture—this outdoor oasis is just waiting to be transformed into the perfect summertime hangout. Add in a colorful outdoor rug, a string of firefly lights, and vibrant flowers to create the ultimate retreat. A greenhouse and several raised garden beds provide space for cultivating your very own vegetable garden—imagine the farm-to-table meals you’ll be able to whip up and enjoy from the comfort of home!

When it’s time to unwind, 4 bedrooms offers privacy and space you call your own. Find even more space downstairs—this versatile area features a fireplace and a separate entrance. Transform this space into an office, recreation center, or even a guest suite—the possibilities are endless!

Living in Auburn

Located in a convenient Auburn location, at 29210 37th Place S, Auburn WA, 98001, you’re close to a long list of city conveniences as well as opportunities for enjoying the scenic outdoors! For those who commute, Interstate-5 is a quick 9-minute drive from home, making it easy to head north to Seattle or south towards Tacoma. Boeing, the airport, and lots of opportunities for shopping, dining, and more are within reach. For shopping, hot spots like the Auburn Super Mall and Valley Harvest International Market (just 2 miles from home) are close by, and Federal Way (just 4-5 miles away) is home to local favorites like Marlene’s, Trader Joe’s, Steel Lake Park, and a movie theater.

Locals also love heading to Dash Point State Park, Lake Tapps, Auburn Golf Course, Lake Dolloff for fishing (just a 3-minute drive from home!) or to the High State Blueberry Farm (less than 1 mile from home!) to spend some quality, scenic time outside!

Interested in learning more about this listing? Contact REALTOR® Holly Tacker online here or give her a call/text at (253) 226-8124. You can also contact REALTOR® Jasmyn Jefferson online here or give her a call/text at (253) 297-2637 to learn more!


Posted on March 20, 2017 at 11:19 am
Jasmyn D Jefferson | Posted in Auburn Real Estate |

Magnificent 2.88 Acres w/Updated 4-Bedroom, 2.5-Bath Home in Port Orchard

Surrounded by tall emerald trees and lush greenery in a private location, this Port Orchard oasis is a nature lover’s dream come true! Nestled on a generous 2.88 acres of park-like land, this thoroughly updated home boasts wide open spaces, stylish contemporary design, and a long list of top-notch amenities both inside and out. This residence’s 3,711-square-foot layout includes 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, and a fabulous open-concept living area. Located at 9590 SE Miller Creek Rd, Port Orchard WA, 98367, this Pacific Northwest treasure is listed for $489,950.

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Built in 1996, this 2-story home has been beautifully updated for a truly modern feel. On the upper level, discover the main living area, a haven of relaxation and entertaining. Rich hardwoods, tall ceilings, and crystal clear windows offer a truly inviting scene filled with cheerful natural light! A cozy brick fireplace promises comfy evenings spent with loved ones, while an elegant kitchen and light-filled dining area are a host’s delight!

In the kitchen, find sleek appliances, ample countertop space, and attractive cabinets that allow for plenty of storage. Huge windows look out onto the property’s greenery, a refreshing and welcome sight as you prepare meals! The center island features bar-style seating, offering a casual spot to enjoy a warm cup of coffee in the morning or a laidback glass of wine with friends.

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Additionally, the upper level also includes a private master suite, a fabulous retreat of comfort and rejuvenation! The spa-inspired bath is certainly not to miss—complete with stylish, eye-catching finishes and a soaking tub, this masterpiece is a joy to spend time in, whether you’re getting ready in the morning or enjoying an indulgent bubble bath. A large walk-in closet with custom built-ins offers even more luxurious space to delight in.

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The expansive lower level shows off more welcoming living space, offering versatility at every turn. Here, a large family room with another wood burning fireplace and 3 bedrooms await, ensuring everyone has their own private space. There’s enough room for an entertainment center, recreation area, play room, hobby space, and more!

Finally, head outside to discover even more sprawling space that’s all yours to transform into your ultimate vision of paradise! 2 large decks are ready for summer barbecues and basking in the sun, and the expansive 2.88 acres feature lush carpets of grass, a greenhouse shed, an oversized 2-car garage, and even a picturesque pond. Fancy your own vegetable garden, or even a small orchard? There’s plenty of land to make it happen! No matter what you choose to do once this home-sweet-home is yours, one thing is certain—cherished memories will be made here for years to come. 

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Living in Port Orchard

Located in Kitsap County, Port Orchard is a community surrounded by natural beauty and convenience. At 9590 SE Miller Creek Rd, Port Orchard WA, 98367, you’re nestled between the stunning waterfront, several parks, Long Lake, and you’re also within close proximity to the ferry. From here, the Southworth-Fauntleroy ferry makes is easy to get to Vashon Island or West Seattle, an ideal situation for those who need to commute.

Interested in learning more about this listing? Contact REALTOR® Jasmyn Jefferson online here or give her a call/text at (253) 297-2637!


Posted on October 5, 2016 at 1:59 pm
Jasmyn D Jefferson | Posted in Port Orchard Real Estate |

Inviting Open-Concept 2-Bedroom Townhome in Fife’s Highly Desired Radiance Community

Meticulously updated and showcasing stylish finishes throughout, this 2-bedroom, 1.75-bath townhome in the sought-after Radiance Community is a Fife gem! Boasting improvements like new flooring, fresh paint, updated light fixtures, tile accents, and a wood pellet stove, this Fife townhome shows off elegance alongside efficiency. A smart, open floor plan over an expansive 1,204-square-feet layout welcomes loved ones, and offers an ideal setting for entertaining! Located at 6312 Park St E, Fife WA, 98424, this residence is listed for $225,000.

a045-14Tucked away on a street lined with sidewalks and trees, this home greets visitors with top-notch curb appeal. Attractive landscaping and an inviting front porch beckon, showing off the perfect spot for patio furniture. Enjoy the picturesque view of the neighborhood in the shade with a glass of iced tea! Just inside, a sprawling layout flows effortlessly. The great room opens up to palatial vaulted ceilings, and the living area is filled with cheerful natural light. A wood pellet stove provides a cozy touch, promising warm evenings enjoying the comfort of home.a045-16a045-19The adjacent kitchen provides elegance and efficiency at every turn—bar-style seating offers a casual spot to enjoy a morning cup of coffee, or a laidback glass of wine with friends. The welcoming layout opens right up into a versatile dining space, boasting plenty of room for a large dining set ready to accommodate get-togethers, holiday gatherings, sophisticated dinner parties, and more. A modern, neutral color palette can be found from the floors to the tastefully painted walls, providing you with the opportunity to transform this space into a haven that reflects your unique personality and style!

a045-18Additionally, the lower level includes a bedroom and a full bath, offering convenience to loved ones and guests alike. Upstairs, a private master suite features an ensuite bath and a dreamy walk-in closet! Plush carpets, a cool color palette, and plenty of natural light make this oasis a true joy to rest, relax, and rejuvenate in.

a045-17Living in Fife

Located just east of Tacoma, Fife is a small city in Pierce County. At 6312 Park St E, Fife WA, 98424, you’re just minutes from Fife High School, Columbia Junior High School, and more! Plus, it’s just a quick 7-minute drive to get to Interstate-5, making it easy to head north towards Seattle or south towards Tacoma, Olympia, and Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Residents love this central location for its close proximity to nearby cities and amenities.

Interested in learning more about this listing? Contact REALTOR® Jasmyn Jefferson online here or give her a call/text at (253) 297-2637!


Posted on September 2, 2016 at 11:31 am
Jasmyn D Jefferson | Posted in Fife Real Estate |

Move-in Ready 4-Bedroom, 2-Bath Home w/Huge Back Deck in University Place

Tucked away in a cul-de-sac just moments from University Place’s lively city center, this welcoming home offers comfort, efficiency, and elegance at every turn. Boasting 4 bedrooms and 2 baths across 1,728 square feet, you’re sure to find plenty of space to entertain friends and family in, as well as the opportunity to relax in a private, secluded atmosphere. Located at 7701 45th St W, University Place, WA 98466, this home is listed for $310,000.

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Set against a scene of mature emerald trees and opportunities to garden to your heart’s content, this residence welcomes you home with a sidewalk that leads past an ample-sized lawn to the front door. As you make your way inside, a charming tiled entryway leads to gleaming hardwood floors that sprawl across the main level and showcase a spacious floor plan. The bright and open kitchen features a sizeable window above the dual sink, allowing light to cascade in and illuminate the kitchen’s bright white cabinetry and sleek appliances.

Just beyond the kitchen’s bar seating area awaits the open-concept living room, featuring an eye-catching fireplace. Ready for evenings spent unwinding with a glass of wine and a good book or surrounded by friends watching the game, this inviting space is sure to be the home of many memories to come!

a045-15a045-16Tucked away upstairs are all 4 bedrooms, ensuring that privacy and relaxation go hand in hand. Each bedroom features plush carpeted floors, carefully painted walls, and plenty of natural light through tall, double-pane storm windows. When it’s time to relax, the master suite offers the perfect haven for rejuvenating in solitude, complete with its own half bath.

For those who love to spend time outside, the backyard is a dream come true! A generous 725-square-foot deck features built-in benches and expansive space to set up your favorite patio furniture, grill, and plant decor! The fully fenced yard covers nearly a quarter acre of space to test out your green thumb in, explore, or play within the wooden mini-house toy! Additionally, a 2-car garage offers space to securely store your belongings.

a045-17Living in University Place

Offering a small-town feel alongside city conveniences and an excellent school district, University Place is a highly desired neighborhood in Pierce County. Breathtaking views of the shimmering Puget Sound and the majestic Olympic Mountains and plenty of opportunity for enjoying the outdoors make UP a paradise for nature lovers! The internationally recognized Chambers Bay Golf Course is a local favorite, whether you’re heading out for a day of golf or just going for a scenic walk. At 7701 45th St W, University Place, WA 98466, you’re conveniently walking distance from amenities like Trader Joe’s, Safeway, Curtis Senior High School, Charles Wright Academy, Narrows View Intermediate School, Cirque Bridgeport Part, and more!

Interested in learning more about this listing? Contact REALTOR® Jasmyn Jefferson online here or give her a call/text at (253) 297-2637!


Posted on August 5, 2016 at 4:44 pm
Jasmyn D Jefferson | Posted in University Place Real Estate |

Spacious & Updated 4-Bedroom, 1.75-Bath Home w/Water Views & Outdoor Shop in Silverdale

Nestled in a welcoming neighborhood in Silverdale, this comfortable home has been thoroughly updated with convenient, modern amenities! Enjoy mealtime from your formal dining room or expansive deck along with lovely views of the nearby inlet, and end the day with a luxurious bubble bath in a spa-worthy retreat on the main level. Boasting a generous 4 bedrooms and 1.75 baths over 2,498 square feet, this residence also includes a shop and an extended 1-car garage. Located at 3910 Lowell St, Silverdale, WA 98383 on 0.35 acres, this home is listed for $345,000.

a045-14Just inside, an elegant living room complete with wide windows and rich hardwoods offer a restful scene, ideal for kicking back to relax or hosting guests. The eye-catching fireplace boasts exquisite stonework, and promises cozy evenings curled up with a good book and a cup of hot cocoa in hand!

Toward the back of the home, a spacious kitchen shows off a delightful skylight, filling the room with cheerful natural light. An open counter space offers bar-style seating for a casual meal, and just beyond, the dining room shows off walls replete with windows, offering views outside of picturesque trees and the shimmering inlet.

a045-15a045-16The main level also conveniently includes a laundry room, 2 large bedrooms and even a spa-inspired bath! This incredible space not only features a large walk-in shower and stylish details throughout, but a soaking tub with views outside. Unwind after a long day in the bath as the setting sun bathes you in gentle warmth.

Downstairs, find an expansive family room, a 3rd bedroom, and an extended 1-car garage. Additionally, a shop area gives you a separate space to work on projects in peace and quiet. An outdoor oasis surrounds this dreamy haven, and a sizable deck is ready for summers filled with sunbathing and barbecues! Transform this space with some cute patio furniture and potted plants, and you’ll be ready for vacation-worthy days spent in the comfort of home.

a045-17Living in Silverdale

Located in Kitsap County on the Kitsap Peninsula, Silverdale is a community nestled right along an inlet on the Puget Sound. At 3910 Lowell St, Silverdale, WA 98383, you’re conveniently a quick 6-minute drive from Highway 3, making it easy to head north or south. Other amenities such as the Kitsap Mall, Costco, Best Buy, Home Depot, Central Kitsap Junior High School, Old Mill Park, and much more are also just a few minutes away from home!

Interested in learning more about this listing? Contact REALTOR® Jasmyn Jefferson online here or give her a call/text at (253) 297-2637!


Posted on August 4, 2016 at 4:03 pm
Jasmyn D Jefferson | Posted in Silverdale Real Estate |

Updated 3-Bedroom Home w/Bathroom Remodel & Bonus Finished Downstairs in Bremerton

Boasting a picturesque, smart exterior, this Bremerton gem has been thoughtfully updated throughout. Featuring 3 bedrooms and 1.5 bath, this 2,064-square-foot home is brimming with comfort and convenience in each and every room! Located at 1013 5th St Bremerton, WA 98337 in a neighborhood with excellent access to a long list of amenities, this move-in ready residence is listed for $225,000.

a045-14An adorable front porch welcomes you home, and immediately inside, a large, welcoming living room shows off sleek hardwood floors and eye-catching windows that bathe the space with warm, natural light. Lovely white trim and a calm, neutral color palette set the scene, offering you a stylish space to make your very own.

a045-15Continue towards the back of the home to discover a separate kitchen, complete with generous cabinet storage and lots of counter space, ensuring meal prep is a breeze. Even more windows fill the space with bright sunlight, making this area a cheerful space to spend time in. A formal dining room is located just off of the kitchen, and this elegant space shows off sophisticated slate tile floors.

a045-16Journey upstairs to discover 3 inviting bedrooms that are ready for relaxation! Enjoy the beautiful bathroom remodel, which includes a jetted soaking tub, perfect for indulgent bubble baths. On the lower level, a bonus finished living space awaits. Consider transforming this additional level into an entertainment center, guest suite, hobby room, fitness center, and more!

Living in Bremerton

Located in Kitsap County, Bremerton is the largest city on the Kitsap Peninsula. Those who work at the naval base or the shipyard will love living at 1013 5th St Bremerton, WA 98337—you can walk to work from this convenient location! Access to Seattle is also quick and easy from this seaside locale—the Seattle to Bremerton Ferry is a brief 5-minute drive or a 15-minute walk away from home. Waterfront restaurants, bars, coffee shops, hotels, the Bremerton boardwalk, Harborside Fountain Park, and more are all within walking distance as well, ensuring there’s always something new to do and explore!

Interested in learning more about this listing? Contact REALTOR® Jasmyn Jefferson online here or give her a call/text at (253) 297-2637!


Posted on August 4, 2016 at 3:08 pm
Jasmyn D Jefferson | Posted in Bremerton Real Estate |

Beautifully Maintained, Gorgeous 5-Bedroom, 2.5-Bath Home in Puyallup Gated Community

Brimming with fabulous amenities and top-notch style, this move-in ready Puyallup beauty is a truly unique find! With a generous 5 bedrooms and 2.5 baths, this 2,971-square-foot home boasts an inviting layout with tons of space, perfect for get-togethers and entertaining. Nestled in a lovely gated Puyallup community at 13622 74th Av Ct E, Puyallup WA 98373 in a prime location, this home is listed for $355,000.

A picturesque exterior featuring eye-catching textures, stone columns, a water feature and simple, easy-to-maintain landscaping give this residence enviable curb appeal. Step in through the front door to discover exquisite high ceilings and gorgeous one-of-a-kind, hand-carved hardwood floors throughout the main level. Immediately to the left, a welcoming living room shows off an elegant setting, offering the ideal place to kick back and unwind in when you get home from work! Plush carpets, bright white millwork, and a tasteful neutral color palette create a sophisticated atmosphere, giving you the opportunity to transform this space into a living room for entertaining and more.

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Journey on towards the back of the home to enjoy the spacious, open-concept layout. Wide windows bathe the space in cheerful, natural light, while a majestic fireplace promises cozy evenings spent relaxing as you catch up on your favorite TV shows or enjoy the company of friends and family. The adjacent kitchen features lots of space for meal prep and enjoying meals together, whether you’re just grabbing a quick snack at the countertop bar-style seating area or hosting a sit-down dinner in the large dining room. Showing off chic contemporary style in a roomy setting, the dining room is a host’s dream!

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Upstairs, find ultimate comfort and convenience at every turn. An expansive, versatile den is ready to be transformed into whatever you desire in your home-sweet-home, whether it’s a play room, fitness center, hobby room, or library—the possibilities are endless! The second level also includes a vacation-worthy master suite, complete with a huge ensuite bath (featuring a spa-ready soaking tub ready for luxurious bubble baths), and a jaw-droppingly awesome walk-in closet. Additional bedrooms on the second floor ensure that everyone has their own private space to rest and relax in as well!

a045-17Living in Puyallup

Known for its strong sense of community and its convenient amenities, Puyallup is a dynamic city that’s constantly growing and adding something new. At 13622 74th Av Ct E, Puyallup WA 98373, you’re tucked away in a truly prime location—you’re just minutes to Rogers High School, Zeiger Elementary, South Hill Park, Meridian Habitat Park, and just a 7-minute drive to Meridian. Meridian Ave is brimming with restaurants, shops (including the nearby Safeway), services, and more. Plus, at 13622 74th Av Ct E you’re just a 14-minute drive to the South Hill Mall and the entrance Highway 512, making it easy to connect to Highway 167 or Interstate-5!

Interested in learning more about this listing? Contact REALTOR® Jasmyn Jefferson online here or give her a call/text at (253) 297-2637!


Posted on July 13, 2016 at 2:02 pm
Jasmyn D Jefferson | Posted in Puyallup Real Estate |

Spacious Corner Lot 2-Bedroom, 1.5-Bath Home in North Tacoma’s Point Defiance Neighborhood

Welcome to life in North Tacoma’s Point Defiance neighborhood! Perched on a convenient corner lot, this 2-bedroom, 1.5-bath home boasts peek-a-boo views of Commencement Bay and eastern exposure—perfect for enjoying morning sunrises! With a spacious 1,363-square-foot open-concept layout, this inviting residence offers an abundance of space. Located at 6213 N 50th Street, Tacoma WA 98407, this home is listed for $255,000.

a045-7As you enter the living room, gorgeous hardwood floors set the scene. A light-filled living room welcomes you inside to relax, and a beautiful brick fireplace promises relaxing evenings spent cozied up enjoying the company of loved ones, or watching a movie as the fire dances in the background. Just beyond the living room, the kitchen and casual dining room await. The kitchen features plenty of counter space, an open and welcoming atmosphere, and an entry to the expansive back deck. As the ideal spot for sunny morning brunches or backyard cook-outs, this outdoor haven is ready for summers spent entertaining and sunbathing!

a045-8a045-10a045-9Head down the hallway to discover the master bedroom, featuring an eye-catching bay window and an ensuite bath. The master bathroom’s sink is beautifully framed by cabinets and drawers, giving you plenty of space to store necessities.

Downstairs, a fully finished basement awaits your own unqiue vision. With a large, open room, an additional nook, and a half-bathroom, this versatile space is ready to be transformed into a game room, fitness center, an office, den—the possibilities go on!

An attached two-car garage and RV parking are also included on the property. The fully-fenced backyard includes a convenient sprinkler system, and a detached storage shed provides extra room that’s sure to come in handy!

Living in the Point Defiance Neighborhood

At 6213 N 50th Street, Tacoma WA 98407, you’re nestled in a prime Tacoma location! Just minutes from Point Defiance, you’re literally a 20-minute walk away from the Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, a mere 1-mile walk away from Anthony’s at Point Defiance, a 4-minute drive from the entrance to the Five Mile Drive… and that's just the beginning. Weekends spent having fun, exploring, and enjoying Tacoma’s stunning nature are within an arm’s reach, and people of all ages will appreciate all that the North End has to offer. 

Interested in learning more about this listing? Contact REALTOR® Jasmyn Jefferson online here or give her a call/text at (253) 297-2637!


Posted on June 14, 2016 at 3:52 pm
Jasmyn D Jefferson | Posted in Tacoma Real Estate | Tagged