Deciding Where to Live in East Puget Sound

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Dec 5, 2021 9:05:00 AM

Topics: Build a Custom Home, East Puget Sound

The Pacific Northwest has experienced a boom in population over the last several years as a growing number of people have been flocking to the region to call it their new home. The appeal is no surprise to locals—after all, this unique region offers gorgeous natural splendor, an incredible climate, friendly and laid-back people, and lively, fun-filled cities.

If you’re considering purchasing a new home in the Pacific Northwest, be sure to consider East Puget Sound. This welcoming area is popular with both Pacific Northwest locals and transplants. East Puget Sound includes everything from quaint small towns to bustling cities, all set against a backdrop of some of the country’s most beautiful scenery. To the west is the sparkling blue sound, and to the east lie towering mountain peaks and serene forests.

The two main counties located in East Puget Sound, King County and Pierce County, are both experiencing increased home prices. However, because more open property is available in the counties, many residents find success by building a custom home on property they purchase (or, in some cases, on property they already own). This option frees them up to live exactly where they want, whether in a lively suburb of Tacoma or on an idyllic country lot outside of Snoqualmie. It also allows them to customize a home to have the exact features they want.

Of course, in such a beautiful part of the world, it can be challenging to find the right property. Today, we’ll take a closer look at King and Pierce counties to see if they would be a good fit for a homebuyer like you.

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Building On Your Own Land? What Washington Homeowners Need to Know

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Apr 8, 2019 10:28:00 AM

Topics: Custom Home Washington, Homebuilding Tips, East Puget Sound

Washington state is a popular place to live for a number of reasons. There are ample jobs in the Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue metro area, many places offer easy access to water views and recreation, there are countless outdoor activities, and there is no state income tax. Whether you already live here or are planning to move to the area, building your own home is an excellent way to put down some roots and have the type of living space you’ve always dreamed about.

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Best/Popular Floorplans in Puget Sound

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Feb 8, 2019 9:34:15 AM

Topics: Custom Home Washington, East Puget Sound

When living in Puget Sound, it’s difficult to avoid a strong connection with the water. Whether you have a beautiful view of the sound, enjoy taking the kayak out for a paddle, or just enjoy the fresh sea air that permeates the region, water is a primary reason why many families choose to live in the area. Of course, the stunning mountain views and nearby majestic forests don’t hurt, either.

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5 Interior Design Ideas to Create the Ultimate PNW Home

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Jan 15, 2019 1:33:24 PM

Topics: Custom Home Design, East Puget Sound

No matter where you live, the interior design of your home can transport you to a different world. When you step through the front door, you can be instantly reminded of summer days at the lake, a cozy mountain retreat, or the lush tones of the vibrant forest. The Pacific Northwest is a vast area known for many types of landscapes. Large cities, small towns, and rural homesteads can be found throughout Washington, Oregon, and Idaho, each with its own unique character and style.

Although there is no single Pacific Northwest aesthetic, we have highlighted five interior design ideas that will make you feel right at home in the region. Bringing the natural world indoors is a common theme in this area, where outdoor enthusiasts come to enjoy year-round beauty and world-class activities.

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Breaking Down the Homebuilding Process in East Puget Sound

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Oct 1, 2018 12:46:49 PM

Topics: Custom Home Washington, East Puget Sound, Financing

With its rolling hills, lush mountains, and 300 days of green, East Puget Sound is a picturesque setting for building a new custom home. Whether you decide to move to the area because of its excellent schools, the abundance of jobs in the tech sector, proximity to Seattle, or access to sparkling rivers, you can enjoy it all from the comfort of your dream home.

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What's New This Month in Pacific Northwest Homebuilding

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Sep 5, 2017 8:19:52 AM

Topics: East Puget Sound

The Pacific Northwest homebuilding market is a unique and dynamic one, with a relaxed, welcoming style that feels like it suits our one-of-a-kind region. We enjoy some of the most beautiful areas of the U.S., as well as a diverse (and always-changing) climate, and many of our homes are built to mirror that. It’s no wonder that our homebuilding trends sometimes stray a bit from the rest of the nation.

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