5 Tips For a Safe and Fun 4th of July

Independence Day is just around the corner, when millions of people around America will celebrate the founding of our nation and our declaration of independence from the British Empire. With all the celebration comes the risk of danger, so here are 5 tips for a safe and fun 4th of July. … [Read more...]

3 Reasons How Landscaping Adds Home Value

One of the benefits to living in the Northwest is all of our rain. Wait... say that again? While it can get a bit grey during the Winter, all those light, rainy days we have give Western Washington a lush and vibrant Summer that is one of the most beautiful in the entire country. Unlike much of the rest of the nation, … [Read more...]

Let Your Pet Help With Home Improvement

Summer is an ideal time of the year for home improvement. Whether looking to fix up their house in order to sell, or to simply keep their home maintained, property owners take advantage of nicer weather and a less hectic schedule in order to get their home improvement tasks accomplished. For most people, pets are … [Read more...]

Foothills Trail Named National Recreation Trail

Since it was first built in the 1990's, the Foothills Trail quickly became a favored pastime for the residents of Puyallup, Sumner, and Orting. The fully paved trail is a great way to enjoy the Washington summer, take in the beautiful scenery, and also maintain a healthy lifestyle. Valley residents have always known the … [Read more...]

Median Home Prices Increase in Western Washington

Everyone knows that the real estate market has taken a serious hit over the last few years. Good news, however, finally appears to be on the horizon. According to a report from the Northwest Multiple Listing Service (NWMLS), home prices in Western Washington actually went up 1.27%. Individually, Pierce and King counties … [Read more...]

USDA Home Loans in Orting

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) provides a home loan program that has, in many cases, superior terms for home buyers in comparison to other loan programs. The main downside is that because these are "rural development" loans, they are not available in all areas. The good news, however, is that Orting … [Read more...]

Sounder Commuter Train for Orting

The Sounder Commuter Train, a mass transit light rail that runs from Tacoma to Seattle, has become a huge success as well as a commuting relief for residents of Pierce County. With median home prices lower in Pierce County than they are in King County, many Washingtonians have chosen to move south to one of Pierce County's … [Read more...]

Squealing Valley Mud Run

On May 19th, Orting will play host to one of most unique local events I've heard of before: the Squealing Valley Mud Run. Teams of four people will navigate their way through a five mile off road course featuring numerous natural obstacles that will most likely include a lot of mud. The "squeal" in the race's name … [Read more...]

3 Reasons Why Spring is a Great Time to Buy a Home

Flowers are in bloom, the sun is (mostly) shining, and the cold weather has all but disappeared. Spring has finally arrived in Western Washington! Now that Washingtonians have emerged from their winter hibernation, many are deciding that now is a great time to buy a home. So, what are the benefits to moving in the … [Read more...]

5 Reasons to Live in Orting

Those who already call Orting their home are familiar with the benefits of living there, but what about those who just moved in or are considering Orting as their future home? The following list briefly details some reasons why Orting is a great place to live. 5. Small Town Community Despite it's growth in recent years, … [Read more...]

2012 Daffodil Classic in Orting

This Sunday, April 15th, the Tacoma Wheelman's Bicycle Club will be hosting the 37th annual Daffodil Classic in Orting. This yearly event starts at 7:00AM at the Orting Middle School. In addition to family friendly courses, there will also be 40, 60, and 100 mile loops for more competitive cyclists. This event is a great … [Read more...]

The Daffodil Parade in Orting

Spring is finally here in Western Washington, and with its arrival comes one of the longest lasting traditions in Pierce County. The Daffodil Festival and parade has been a major attraction for the cities of Tacoma, Puyallup, Sumner, and Orting since it began back in 1934. Daffodils were brought into the valley to be … [Read more...]

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