2020 Vision: Experts Say Next Recession Looms at Decade’s End

Every Market has a correction at some point weather its stocks, bonds, housing market, etc. Below is an article form Zillow that discusses a panel of experts of a projected correction in our housing market. And some charts that shows our peaks housing prices to take advantage of.

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The Chart above (the Key) was a chart sent out in 2011 and it was correct. the chart above that are actual figures of home sales and prices.

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Resorce: https://www.zillow.com/research/experts-2020-next-recession-19994/

2020 Vision: Experts Say Next Recession Looms at Decade’s End

  • Almost half of experts recently surveyed by Zillow said they expect the next recession to begin some time in 2020.
  • The most likely trigger for the next recession is monetary policy, according to experts.
  • Mortgage underwriting standards in general are about right, panelists said. But while credit has loosened for the best borrowers, it has tightened somewhat for those with low credit and/or a low down payment.

Experts largely expect the next recession to begin in 2020, in line with prior expectations expressed in the latter half of 2017. But unlike last year, experts these days are less worried that geopolitical events might tip the economy into the red, and more concerned over monetary and trade policy.

Almost half (48 percent) of those with an opinion said they expected the next recession to occur some time in 2020, with the largest portion of those (22 percent of all respondents) saying they expected that recession to begin in the first quarter of that year. The results are from the most recent Zillow Home Price Expectations Survey (ZHPE), a quarterly survey of more than 100 U.S. real estate experts and economists sponsored by Zillow and conducted by Pulsenomics. Roughly a quarter (24 percent) of all respondents with an opinion said they expected the next recession some time in 2019, while 14 percent said they thought 2021 was the year.

Of note, 9 percent of those with an opinion said they expected the next recession some time in 2022; 4 percent said by Q4 of this year; and just 1 percent said they expected the next recession to begin some time after 2022.

The expectations for the timing of the next recession are in line with a prior survey of the same panel, published in August 2017, when experts said there was a 73 percent probability for a recession by the end of 2020. Similar to the prior survey, panelists were also asked to choose and rank up to three likely triggers for the next recession – but the world moves fast, and the likely causes given in this most recent poll were widely different from the fears expressed just nine months ago.

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Of the 99 panelists forecasting the timing and triggers of the next recession, 55 chose “monetary policy” as a likely recession trigger. The panel ranked likely triggers as 1, 2 and 3 – and with that weighting, monetary policy came out as by far the most expected catalyst, with a score of 137. That put it well ahead of trade policy (a score of 71), a stock market correction (69), higher-than-expected inflation (68) and fiscal policy (64). A potential geopolitical crisis triggering a recession ranked a distant sixth, with just 26 panelists selecting it as a likely recession spark, for a score of 44 – well below the 67 panelists (and score of 138) recorded previously.

And unlike last decade’s recession, caused in large part by speculation and bad actors in the housing market and felt most strongly by homeowners, experts said they do not think a similar housing crash is likely to trigger the next recession. A potential housing market crisis ranked ninth on experts list of potential recession triggers, with a score of just 17.

Mortgage Credit: Better for the Best, Worse for the Rest

Insomuch as it trickles down to consumer interest rates and on to consumer credit decisions, panelists’ concerns over the potential for monetary policy to trigger the next recession were not echoed in their assessment of residential lending standards more broadly. A majority of those with an opinion (51 percent) said today’s mortgage underwriting standards were just about right, neither too tight nor too loose. Similar portions of respondents said underwriting in general was somewhat tight (25 percent) as somewhat loose (21 percent).

But while panelists said lending standards were about right overall, their views on how availability of credit has evolved in recent years varied depending on the credit profile of certain mortgage borrowers – with things getting generally better for the best borrowers, but worse for the rest. For prime borrowers with the best credit histories, a large majority (70 percent) of panelists said lending standards were about the same or looser today relative to pre-bubble norms. For more typical borrowers with less-stellar credit histories, exactly half of panelists said credit has gotten somewhat tighter, with only 13 percent saying it had gotten easier.

The story was worse for those borrowers with low credit scores and/or those seeking a loan with a low down payment: 84 percent of respondents said lending standards have gotten somewhat or much tighter for the former, with 75 percent saying the same for low-down-payment borrowers.

A Slowdown in Appreciation Through the End of the Decade

Finally, panelists were also asked to project the pace of growth in the Zillow Home Value Index over the next five years. The average of all expectations among the 114 experts offering a prediction was for home values to end 2018 up 5.5 percent over the end of 2017, a slowdown from current annual growth of 8 percent. On average, panelists said they expected home value growth to slow further in coming years – to 4.1 percent by the end of next year, 2.9 percent in 2020, 2.6 percent in 2021 and 2.8 percent by 2022.

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Posted on May 31, 2018 at 1:56 pm
Cyrus Bonnet | Posted in Uncategorized |

Spacious Contemporary 4-Bedroom, 2.5-Bath Home Next to Green Belt in Frederickson Close to JBLM

Privacy and space to spread out on awaits with this move-in ready Frederickson beauty! Featuring a 1,872-square-foot layout that includes 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, and elegant living spaces that have been lovingly cared for, this home is just waiting to be infused with your own unique style. Located at 4712 206th St E Spanaway WA 98387 and just minutes to shopping, entertainment, restaurants, schools, Joint Base Lewis-McChord and more, this residence is listed for $324,950.

Built in 2011, this home shows off a Craftsman-inspired exterior with a handsome modern color palette. The sprawling carpet of green grass stretches on toward the tall emerald trees in the background, and the green belt next door gives you a sense of seclusion while offering a tranquil view to enjoy. In the spacious fenced backyard, let pets and little ones loose to play, and there’s plenty of room for a play toy area. Whether you choose to transform the patio into an outdoor entertaining haven or just want to keep things simple and as is, you’ll find potential for years and years of memories here!

This home’s neat interior provides just as much opportunity as its outdoor offerings. Just in through the front door, the living room is ready for your own unique vision of home to come to life. The layout flows toward the back of the home and opens up to reveal the welcoming great room, and here you’ll find refinished hardwood floors alongside plush carpets.

Natural sunlight pours in through a large window in the living room, and the stately gas fireplace with a classic mantel anchors this versatile space. Whether you decide to dress it up into a sophisticated living area or prefer to keep things more cozy and casual, you’ll find potential for it all. The same is true for the adjacent dining nook and kitchen—in the kitchen, enjoy granite countertops, gorgeous cherry stained cabinets and trim, and stainless steel appliances!

Journey upstairs to find 4 bedrooms, each offering privacy and possibility. Have an extra room or 2? Consider using the additional space as a fitness center, hobby room, or office. Grand French doors open up to the master suite, and this luxurious retreat shows off vaulted ceilings, an ensuite 5-piece bath, and a walk-in closet!

Living in Frederickson

At 4712 206th St E Spanaway WA 98387, you’re in a prime location that’s in the Frederickson neighborhood and close to schools, parks, restaurants, shopping, JBLM, and more. The Classic Golf Club is practically across the street, and you’re just 6 minutes away from places like Fred Meyer and Walmart. Pacific Avenue is only 8 minutes from home, and here you’ll find even more city conveniences to take advantage of. Those in the military will especially appreciate the location—JBLM is just minutes from home.

Meet Cyrus Bonnet

My name is REALTOR® Cyrus Bonnet and I am “JBLM’s Dedicated VA.” I love helping my clients find homes close to JBLM, whether you’re looking for something that’s 15 minutes to JBLM or 1 hour to JBLM. As a military real estate professional, I have a lot of experience serving those who are new to the area and need to find real estate close to JBLM.

I’m Military & Veteran Housing Certified, a Certified Military Housing Specialist (USAcares.org), a Military Relocation Professional, a VA & Military Real Estate Specialist, and I’m a part of the Veterans Association of Real Estate Professionals (plus I serve as the Tacoma chapter’s president!)… and more! I also love supporting organizations like the Wounded Warrior Project, War Dogs Making it Home, Paws & Stripes, etc.

(If you’d like to learn more about me, I hope you’ll take a moment to watch the video above and check out my website.)

Interested in learning more? Click here to view the full listing!

Want to work with a military REALTOR®? Ready to learn about homes near JBLM? Contact REALTOR® Cyrus Bonnet, the VA specialist, online here or give him a call/text at (253) 343-4910.


Posted on April 25, 2018 at 3:17 pm
Cyrus Bonnet | Posted in Frederickson Real Estate |

Amazing 3.21-Acre Property with 5-Bedroom Home & Barn in Spanaway (Close to JBLM!)

Dreaming of raising your own livestock or horses? Find a rare opportunity with this 3.21-acre property in Spanaway! Enjoy being super close to Mountain Highway, Fred Meyer, Walmart, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, and more all while having your own secluded slice of paradise. In addition to the spacious 2,016-square-foot home with 5 bedrooms and 2 baths, this dynamic property also includes a barn, multiple fenced off areas, and plenty of space to make your unique vision of home-sweet-home become a reality! Located at 28114 22nd Ave E Spanaway WA 98387, this Spanaway treasure is listed for $309,950.

If you love spending time outside and getting your hands dirty, this property presents the perfect opportunity! Plenty of shelter and land for grazing offers the ideal scene for raising animals, while you’ll also find tons of room for cultivating your own fruits and veggies, whether you envision rows of corn, raised garden beds filled with sweet peas and tomatoes, or even your own mini fruit tree orchard. There’s also a play area for little ones to enjoy, and a deck and patio off the house show off a spot to relax and take in a view of the whole idyllic scene!

While most of this home is ready for you to move right in and begin living in it, it will also need a little TLC, a prime opportunity to build some sweat equity. Upgrades include an almost-new roof and updated appliances, and there’s ample opportunity to remodel and upgrade this home’s roomy layout to suit your unique wants and needs. Plus, 2 wood-burning fireplaces just add to the welcoming, outdoors-y feel of it all!

In this home’s living room, cozy carpets and a spacious layout ensure you have plenty of room for comfy sofas, an entertainment center, and space to play. The neutral color palette sets you up with a versatile canvas—move right in and begin enjoying the space, or easily transform this central hangout with a bold coat of paint and unique decor.

The kitchen is replete with fashion and function, and its long rows of handsome cabinetry promise plenty of storage space for all of your kitchen essentials. There’s even room for a dining nook, making it easy to prepare and serve up meals all in one central area.

Even more flexible space awaits downstairs, where you’ll find an additional living space with a gorgeous brick-accented wood-burning stove. Plus, a generous 5 bedrooms ensures that loved ones each have their own private haven to retire to at the end of the day, and if you have an extra room, opportunities abound! A fitness center, hobby room, office, or den might be the perfect way to take advantage of the extra space. 

Living in Spanaway

At 28114 22nd Ave E Spanaway WA 98387, you’re close to Mountain Highway, Fred Meyer, Rite Aid, Walmart, and several other shops, restaurants, and services. For those who are in the military and work at JBLM, you’re less than a 15-minute drive to base depending where you need to get to.

Meet Cyrus Bonnet

My name is REALTOR® Cyrus Bonnet and I am “JBLM’s Dedicated VA.” I love helping my clients find homes close to JBLM, whether you’re looking for something that’s 15 minutes to JBLM or 1 hour to JBLM. As a military real estate professional, I have a lot of experience serving those who are new to the area and need to find real estate close to JBLM.

I’m Military & Veteran Housing Certified, a Certified Military Housing Specialist (USAcares.org), a Military Relocation Professional, a VA & Military Real Estate Specialist, and I’m a part of the Veterans Association of Real Estate Professionals (plus I serve as the Tacoma chapter’s president!)… and more! I also love supporting organizations like the Wounded Warrior Project, War Dogs Making it Home, Paws & Stripes, etc.

(If you’d like to learn more about me, I hope you’ll take a moment to watch the video above and check out my website.)

Interested in learning more? Click here to view the full listing!

Want to work with a military REALTOR®? Ready to learn about homes near JBLM? Contact REALTOR® Cyrus Bonnet, the VA specialist, online here or give him a call/text at (253) 343-4910.


Posted on March 16, 2018 at 3:41 pm
Cyrus Bonnet | Posted in Spanaway Real Estate |

Well-Maintained 4-Bedroom, 2-Bath Duplex on 0.4 Acres in Parkland Close to JBLM

Searching for an income-generating real estate investment? This incredible opportunity awaits on a cul-de-sac in Parkland and is just minutes from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, shopping, dining, outdoor opportunities, and everything you need! This property offers a spacious, fully fenced 0.4-acre lot, and in addition to the 1,736-square-foot duplex, there’s ample outdoor shed storage, and tons of space for parking! Located at 703 E 140th St Tacoma WA 98445, this 4-bedroom, 2-bath duplex is listed for $299,950.

Built in 1978, this residence has seen some excellent upgrades in recent years, ensuring you can move in or begin renting as soon as possible! Find a new 2-year-old roof and updated floors, and new paint on both the interior and exterior that’s less than one year old. Plus, a brand new large shed adds even more storage potential on this property.

From its extra-long driveway out front to its sprawling yard in the back, this home’s 0.4-acre lot offers an ideal opportunity for those who love spending time outside. Whether you (or your renters!) just want the space to toss around a football or you dream of having room for huge backyard barbecues and lawn games, you’ll find ample room here. There’s also a large barn-style shed, a new large shed, and a garden shed, perfect for storing all of your outdoor tools and toys when you’re not out adventuring!

Showcasing a total of 4 bedrooms and 2 baths, this home’s indoor offerings are all connected via a pass through door between the units. A welcoming atmosphere provides a blend of comfort and convenience, and details like cozy carpets and a layout with great flow ensure this home is a joy to spend time in! In the unit pictured, find amenities and style that’s similar to the other side of the duplex.

When you step in through the front door of the pictured unit, the living room instantly offers a restful haven of relaxation to kick back and put your feet up in. The living room connects right into the dining nook and kitchen, a smart layout that promises ease and efficiency. Brimming with meal prep space and storage, the kitchen provides spacious counters and cabinets, and the connected dining nook makes it easy to serve up delicious home-cooked meals!

Additionally, this home’s total of 4 bedrooms and 2 baths complete the comfortable scene. Each of the bedrooms promise privacy and a wonderfully comfortable atmosphere for rejuvenating in, and the baths have been well maintained over the years.

Living in Parkland

At 703 E 140th St Tacoma WA 98445, enjoy living in a residential setting with tons of space while still being super close to city conveniences. Joint Base Lewis-McChord is just minutes from home, ensuring a quick commute for those who work on base. Pacific Avenue is a short 4-minute drive from home, and here you’ll find grocery stores, tons of eateries, shopping, services, bus lines and more! Spanaway Lake Park is just 6 minutes away, and in this area you’ll find opportunities for enjoying Spanaway Lake, Lake Spanaway Golf Course, Sprinker Recreation Center, and a long list of other great ways to stay active and take advantage of the outdoors.

Meet Cyrus Bonnet

My name is REALTOR® Cyrus Bonnet and I am “JBLM’s Dedicated VA.” I love helping my clients find homes close to JBLM, whether you’re looking for something that’s 15 minutes to JBLM or 1 hour to JBLM. As a military real estate professional, I have a lot of experience serving those who are new to the area and need to find real estate close to JBLM.

I’m Military & Veteran Housing Certified, a Certified Military Housing Specialist (USAcares.org), a Military Relocation Professional, a VA & Military Real Estate Specialist, and I’m a part of the Veterans Association of Real Estate Professionals (plus I serve as the Tacoma chapter’s president!)… and more! I also love supporting organizations like the Wounded Warrior Project, War Dogs Making it Home, Paws & Stripes, etc.

(If you’d like to learn more about me, I hope you’ll take a moment to  check out my website.)

Interested in learning more? Click here to view the full listing!

Want to work with a military REALTOR®? Ready to learn about homes near JBLM? Contact REALTOR® Cyrus Bonnet, the VA specialist, online here or give him a call/text at (253) 343-4910.


Posted on February 13, 2018 at 4:37 pm
Cyrus Bonnet | Posted in Tacoma Real Estate |

Spacious 3-Bedroom, 2.5-Bath Home on Large Lot in Spanaway Lake Area 10 Minutes to JBLM

Offered at a huge discounted price, this turn-key home is the perfect opportunity to start building equity! Featuring an expansive 2,202-square-foot layout with 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, and palatial living spaces, this 2007-built home is ready for you to make it your own. Whether you envision fixing it up with luxe amenities or transforming the style of each room, this beauty offers a versatile canvas to begin working on. Located at 15703 8th Ave Ct E Tacoma WA 98445 on a large lot in a well-kept neighborhood in the Spanaway Lake area and less than 10 minutes to JBLM’s east gate, this home is listed for $289,950.

Picturesque curb appeal welcomes you home each time you pull in the driveway, and an attractive palette of greens offers a positive first impression! On the main level, this home’s sprawling layout is ready for everything from quiet nights at home relaxing by a cozy fire to evenings spent entertaining a house filled with lively guests! The great room is characterized by towering ceilings that add to the sophisticated feel, while the open floor plan creates an inviting atmosphere.

Bar-style seating at the kitchen counter offers a no-hassle dining option, and there’s also a thoroughly elegant dining room complete with exquisite wainscoting—an entertainer’s dream! In the kitchen, handsome cabinetry and dark hardwood floors can be found alongside shimmering granite counters, and whether you’re whipping up an elaborate feast or just need some space to spread out while you meal prep for the week, this kitchen is ready for business! 

This home’s main floor also includes a master bedroom complete with a large master bath. The ensuite bath is especially a treat—discover an indulgent soaking tub, convenient double sinks, and a dream-worthy walk-in closet. Included in this home’s flexible spaces is a home office as well, which is especially noteworthy thanks to its built-in desk space. Staying organized and keeping things running efficiency is extra-easy with this home, thanks to its built-in storage features and efficient design!

Those who love spending time outside will find a world of opportunity in this home’s dynamic backyard. Currently featuring a fire pit surrounded by a carpet of lush green grass, this backyard is absolutely brimming with potential! Maybe you envision hosting barbecues and choose to add in a deck or patio, or maybe you dream of cultivating your own homegrown fruits and veggies in raised garden beds. Need a play toy area for little ones, or space to store your outdoor tools and toys? There’s room for that, too! This Spanaway Lake area gem is ready to become your perfectly customized home sweet home!

Living in Tacoma in the Spanaway Lake Area

At 15703 8th Ave Ct E Tacoma WA 98445, you’re wonderfully surrounded by city conveniences and opportunities for enjoying the outdoors. Enjoy being super close to schools, shopping, restaurants, parks, services, and Joint Base Lewis-McChord. In fact, you’re only a 10-minute drive to JBLM’s east gate!

Pacific Ave is also a short 3-minute drive from home, and here you’ll have access to places like Albertsons, Walgreens, LA Fitness, Safeway, The Home Depot, TONS of eateries, and much more! Spanaway Lake Park is also just a 3-minute drive from home, and here you’ll find ample opportunity to stay active whether you love golf, boating, or exploring trails.

Meet Cyrus Bonnet

My name is REALTOR® Cyrus Bonnet and I am “JBLM’s Dedicated VA.” I love helping my clients find homes close to JBLM, whether you’re looking for something that’s 15 minutes to JBLM or 1 hour to JBLM. As a military real estate professional, I have a lot of experience serving those who are new to the area and need to find real estate close to JBLM.

I’m Military & Veteran Housing Certified, a Certified Military Housing Specialist (USAcares.org), a Military Relocation Professional, a VA & Military Real Estate Specialist, and I’m a part of the Veterans Association of Real Estate Professionals (plus I serve as the Tacoma chapter’s president!)… and more! I also love supporting organizations like the Wounded Warrior Project, War Dogs Making it Home, Paws & Stripes, etc.

(If you’d like to learn more about me, I hope you’ll take a moment to watch the video above and check out my website.)

Interested in learning more? Click here to view the full listing!

Want to work with a military REALTOR®? Ready to learn about homes near JBLM? Contact REALTOR® Cyrus Bonnet, the VA specialist, online here or give him a call/text at (253) 343-4910.


Posted on January 10, 2018 at 4:24 pm
Cyrus Bonnet | Posted in Tacoma Real Estate |

Spacious & Well-Maintained 4-Bedroom, 1.75-Bath Rambler Close to Steilacoom Park & JBLM in Lakewood

Offering a dynamic blend of comfort and convenience, this Lakewood rambler provides a long list of top-notch amenities. Not only does this residence feature a spacious 1,400-square-foot layout that includes a generous 4 bedrooms and 1.75 baths, but the 0.34-acre property offers plenty of outdoor space to take advantage of! Plus, an incredible Lakewood location ensures you’re surrounded by city amenities and outdoor opportunities alike—the expansive Steilacoom Park and Lake Louise are nearby, and you’re less than 10 minutes to Joint Base Lewis-McChord! Located at 10124 Filbert Lakewood WA 98498, this move-in ready treasure is listed for $279,950.

Arrive home to a large driveway with plenty of parking, and a picturesque scene framed by the tall evergreens that are so characteristic of the Pacific Northwest’s natural beauty. The sprawling carpet of green grass is made all the more eye-catching with neat landscaping, while the backyard is conveniently fully fenced! Ample space for play, gardening, relaxing, and entertaining is aplenty; whether you envision hosting a crowd of guests for a summertime barbecue or dream of having cultivating your own fruits and veggies, there’s truly room for it all!

When it’s time to unwind, this home’s inviting living room offers the ideal atmosphere. Large windows shine the spotlight on cozy carpets and an elegant fireplace at the center of it all, while a neutral color palette awaits your personal touch! A large layout ensures versatility, whether you’re hosting lively holiday get-togethers or just kicked back for a quiet movie night with loved ones.

Find even more living space in the open kitchen and dining area, sure to become a hub of daily life! In the kitchen, classic style meets smart design for the best in both elegance and efficiency. Attractive, ample cabinetry can be found alongside tiled counters and a matching backsplash for a traditional aesthetic, and the layout effortlessly flows right into the dining area where you’ll discover sliding glass doors that lead outside to the patio.

This home’s 1,400-square-foot layout also includes 4 bedrooms and 1.75 baths, offering flexibility and privacy. Loved ones can have their own private space to retreat to at the end of the day, and if you have an extra room, possibility abounds! Imagine having your very own home fitness center, space for all of your hobbies, or even a den or dedicated playroom for little ones!

Living in Lakewood

At 10124 Filbert Lakewood WA 98498, you’re nestled in a central location surrounded by highly desired amenities. JBLM is less than a 10-minute drive from home, while Interstate-5 is just about a 9-minute drive. Opportunities for outdoor adventures await at your fingertips, and as the city’s name suggests, Lakewood is brimming with lakes to enjoy! Lake Louise, Waughop Lake, Steilacoom Lake and more are all super close to home, while parks offer even more outdoor adventure. Fort Steilacoom Park is especially of note—this dynamic offering includes trails, a dog park, sports fields, and much more to enjoy!

Meet Cyrus Bonnet

My name is REALTOR® Cyrus Bonnet and I am “JBLM’s Dedicated VA.” I love helping my clients find homes close to JBLM, whether you’re looking for something that’s 15 minutes to JBLM or 1 hour to JBLM. As a military real estate professional, I have a lot of experience serving those who are new to the area and need to find real estate close to JBLM.

I’m Military & Veteran Housing Certified, a Certified Military Housing Specialist (USAcares.org), a Military Relocation Professional, a VA & Military Real Estate Specialist, and I’m a part of the Veterans Association of Real Estate Professionals (plus I serve as the Tacoma chapter’s president!)… and more! I also love supporting organizations like the Wounded Warrior Project, War Dogs Making it Home, Paws & Stripes, etc.

(If you’d like to learn more about me, I hope you’ll take a moment to watch the video above and check out my website.)

Interested in learning more? Click here to view the full listing!

Want to work with a military REALTOR®? Ready to learn about homes near JBLM? Contact REALTOR® Cyrus Bonnet, the VA specialist, online here or give him a call/text at (253) 343-4910.


Posted on January 5, 2018 at 4:16 pm
Cyrus Bonnet | Posted in Lakewood Real Estate |

Gorgeous 3-Bedroom, 2.5-Bath Home with Great Views of Olympics & Puget Sound in North Tacoma

Nestled in the sought-after North End of Tacoma, this 2,338-square-foot home showcases stunning design and top-notch amenities in addition to its great views of the Olympic Mountains and Puget Sound! Featuring 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, a 3-car deep garage, and beautiful entertaining and living spaces, this North Tacoma treasure is ready for you to move right in and make it your own. Located at 3518 N Shirley St Tacoma WA 98407 and close to parks, shopping, schools, restaurants and more, this 2002-built beauty is listed for $474,950. (Plus, it comes with a $3,000 carpet credit!)

From the second you pull in the driveway, this home’s eye-catching curb appeal is sure to impress. A blend of timeless Craftsman elements and contemporary style, this home is framed by meticulous landscaping in a residential setting. A memorable entryway with high ceilings and hardwood floors welcomes you inside, while a grand staircase leads upstairs and the home’s main level layout beckons.

The main level features a stunning living room, boasting 2-story ceilings and huge windows that fill the room with bright, natural light. A stone-accented fireplace is ready to warm up the room with its cozy ambiance, whether you’re enjoying a laidback movie night or chatting with guests. Find even more space for entertaining in the formal dining room, an elegant haven with exquisite trim work and recessed ceiling details.

The kitchen conveniently awaits just around the corner, a cheerful space brimming with elegant style and efficient design. A thoughtful layout includes ample cabinetry and counter space, ensuring you have plenty of storage and room to prepare meals. Bar-style seating at the center island and a dining nook feature casual dining options, while recessed lighting and large windows brighten up this central space with natural light!

3 bedrooms, a den/office, and 2.5 baths provide versatility and comfort when it’s time to unwind. The master suite is ready to become your very own private oasis to retreat to, with its dreamy walk-in closets and 5-piece master bath. The spa-inspired bath even offers a soaking tub, perfect for luxurious bubble baths at the end of the day. Rest and relax—this home sweet home is all yours! 

When the sun comes out and blue skies are overhead, this home’s backyard is a dream to spend time in! A lovely deck offers plenty of space, whether you dream of having a set of lounge chairs for sunbathing or a set of patio furniture for al fresco dining and barbecue get-togethers. Lively landscaping surrounds lush grass, offering plenty of room for spending time in the fresh air whether you’re gardening or playing lawn games.

Living in North Tacoma

At 3518 N Shirley St Tacoma WA 98407, you’re in a convenient location that’s close to outdoor opportunities, schools, shopping, restaurants, services, and much more. North Pearl St is a quick 1-minute drive from home, and if you head south for just a couple of minutes, you’ll have access to places like Safeway, Ace Hardware, Anytime Fitness, El Toro, Papa Murphy’s, Rite Aid, and much more! Vassault Park and Kandle Park are also both less than a mile from home, each offering a long list of fun outdoor amenities to take advantage of. 

Interested in learning more? Click here to view the full listing!

 

Meet Cyrus Bonnet

My name is REALTOR® Cyrus Bonnet and I am “JBLM’s Dedicated VA.” I love helping my clients find homes close to JBLM, whether you’re looking for something that’s 15 minutes to JBLM or 1 hour to JBLM. As a military real estate professional, I have a lot of experience serving those who are new to the area and need to find real estate close to JBLM.

I’m Military & Veteran Housing Certified, a Certified Military Housing Specialist (USAcares.org), a Military Relocation Professional, a VA & Military Real Estate Specialist, and I’m a part of the Veterans Association of Real Estate Professionals (plus I serve as the Tacoma chapter’s president!)… and more! I also love supporting organizations like the Wounded Warrior Project, War Dogs Making it Home, Paws & Stripes, etc.

(If you’d like to learn more about me, I hope you’ll take a moment to watch the video above and check out my website.)

Want to work with a military REALTOR®? Ready to learn about homes near JBLM? Contact REALTOR® Cyrus Bonnet, the VA specialist, online here or give him a call/text at (253) 343-4910.


Posted on September 12, 2017 at 3:47 pm
Cyrus Bonnet | Posted in Tacoma Real Estate |

Looking For a Home Near JBLM? Here Are 4 Reasons Why Puyallup is a Popular Place to Buy a Home

REALTOR® Cyrus Bonnet recently had the opportunity to help a homebuyer purchase a gorgeous 5-bedroom, 2.5-bath home in the gated community of Hillsboro in Puyallup! Featuring premium and updated amenities, contemporary style, fabulous spaces (like a main floor master suite!), and a private backyard backed up to a greenbelt, Cyrus Bonnet’s recent clients are in for a treat. Congratulations to the new Puyallup residents!There are a long list of reasons why those in the military at JBLM choose to make Puyallup their home. While prized for its community atmosphere, Puyallup is also home to an excellent variety of city conveniences. If you work at Joint Base Lewis-McChord and are trying to figure out which nearby city to live in, here are a few of the top reasons why you may want to consider Puyallup:

  1. It’s easy to get from Puyallup to JBLM.

Commute times are a big deal for most people, and Puyallup offers a great city to live in all while being close to JBLM. As Puyallup covers a large area though, your commute time will largely depend on where in Puyallup you live. If you live closer to Frederickson in South Hill (a part of Puyallup), depending on traffic times your commute time could be as short as 12-15 minutes. However, if you live in Downtown Puyallup (in northern Puyallup) closer to Sumner, your commute time could be closer to 20-30 minutes. I would recommend doing a real-life test of your potential commute at the time of day you’d normally be driving at to see if the timing suits you.

  1. Puyallup is home to many in the military.

Due to its close proximity to JBLM, many people in the military choose to call Puyallup “home.” This has many advantages—for one, you could potentially set up a carpool with someone. There’s also people and families around with the same lifestyle, and it’s great to be able to call your fellow service members neighbors.

  1. There are many opportunities for shopping.

Whether you need to go grocery shopping or head to a mall with tons of options all in one place, Puyallup has it all. Costco, WinCo, Tacoma Boys, multiple Fred Meyers and Safeways, and more all offer great grocery shopping options. Plus, a huge farmers market is at Pioneer Park from April through October each year, which is great for picking up fresh food directly from the farmers themselves! Puyallup also has 2 Walmarts, 2 Targets, the South Hill Mall, and tons of other shopping centers that makes running errands easy.

  1. Puyallup is close to many outdoor opportunities.

Puyallup is home to several beautiful parks, and if you really want to feel like you’re out in nature or if you would like to head out for a long run, the Chapman Trail at South Hill Community Park, Bradley Lake Park, and Wildwood Park are a few excellent options. The Foothills Trail is another great option—this 25-mile trail is perfect for bicycling and running, and part of the trail is in Puyallup. You’re also close to Lake Tapps in Bonney Lake, and several lakes toward the south. Searching for an even bigger adventure? Mount Rainier National Park is about 1.5 hours away, depending on which part of the park you head to! Camping, hiking, boating, fishing, dirt biking, and much more are all within reach from Puyallup.

Meet Cyrus Bonnet

My name is REALTOR® Cyrus Bonnet and I am “JBLM’s Dedicated VA.” I love helping my clients find homes close to JBLM, whether you’re looking for something that’s 15 minutes to JBLM or 1 hour to JBLM. As a military real estate professional, I have a lot of experience serving those who are new to the area and need to find real estate close to JBLM.

I’m Military & Veteran Housing Certified, a Certified Military Housing Specialist (USAcares.org), a Military Relocation Professional, a VA & Military Real Estate Specialist, and I’m a part of the Veterans Association of Real Estate Professionals (plus I serve as the Tacoma chapter’s president!)… and more! I also love supporting organizations like the Wounded Warrior Project, War Dogs Making it Home, Paws & Stripes, etc.

(If you’d like to learn more about me, I hope you’ll take a moment to watch the video above and check out my website.)

Want to work with a military REALTOR®? Ready to learn about homes near JBLM? Contact REALTOR® Cyrus Bonnet, the VA specialist, online here or give him a call/text at (253) 343-4910.


Posted on July 13, 2017 at 4:25 pm
Cyrus Bonnet | Posted in Puyallup Real Estate |

Searching for a Home Near JBLM? Here Are 5 Reasons to Check Out the City of DuPont

Recently, I worked with a lucky home buyer to help them win this 3-bedroom home in DuPont’s NW Landing community. Congratulations to the new owners!

DuPont is an excellent choice for those searching for a home that’s close to JBLM and in Pierce County, and I have a few favorite things about the city of DuPont to share:

  1. DuPont is right next door to JBLM.

Nestled in between the Puget Sound and Interstate-5, DuPont is just southwest of Joint Base Lewis-McChord. It’s a popular place for those who work at JBLM to call “home”—it’s close proximity ensures you can get home fast and start enjoying the beautiful outdoors you’re surrounded by! Which bring us to the next few reasons you’ll want to check out DuPont…

  1. DuPont is right on the Puget Sound.

The shimmering Puget Sound is truly a sight to behold, and residents of DuPont are lucky to have this Pacific Northwest treasure practically in their backyards!

  1. Nisqually National Wildlife Reserve is right next door, a dream for nature lovers.

Featuring over 4,500 acres to explore and observe, this incredible local reserve is the perfect retreat for when you just need to get away from it all. Grab your camera, pack a picnic, and head out for a day of adventure. 275 migrating species of birds, 24 species of fish, and a large variety of other animals like coyotes and small mammals can also be observed here. There are also some great programs and events to take advantage of—learn more about visiting here!

  1. Eagles Pride Golf Course offers a convenient and beautiful option for golf enthusiasts.

Open to the public, the 27-hole championship Eagles Pride Golf Course provides golfers with a fantastic local golfing option! Stunning scenery provides a picturesque setting all in the shadow of Mount Rainier. There’s also a driving range and a pro shop for your convenience.

  1. DuPont is next door to Lakewood, making it easy to take advantage of its many lakes.

As the name might suggest, Lakewood is home to several lakes. Especially of note is American Lake, which is the lake closest to DuPont. This dynamic amenity is home to a long list of fun activities to enjoy—American Lake North Park & Marina and Harry Todd Park are 2 excellent parks on the lake where you can enjoy some beach time or a picnic. You can also go fishing in American Lake—different types of trout, bass, perch, and salmon can all be found. 

You can keep exploring DuPont here!

Meet Cyrus Bonnet

My name is REALTOR® Cyrus Bonnet and I am “JBLM’s Dedicated VA.” I love helping my clients find homes close to JBLM, whether you’re looking for something that’s 15 minutes to JBLM or 1 hour to JBLM. As a military real estate professional, I have a lot of experience serving those who are new to the area and need to find real estate close to JBLM.

I’m Military & Veteran Housing Certified, a Certified Military Housing Specialist (USAcares.org), a Military Relocation Professional, a VA & Military Real Estate Specialist, and I’m a part of the Veterans Association of Real Estate Professionals (plus I serve as the Tacoma chapter’s president!)… and more! I also love supporting organizations like the Wounded Warrior Project, War Dogs Making it Home, Paws & Stripes, etc.

(If you’d like to learn more about me, I hope you’ll take a moment to check out my website.)

Want to work with a military REALTOR®? Ready to learn about homes near JBLM? Contact REALTOR® Cyrus Bonnet, the VA specialist, online here or give him a call/text at (253) 343-4910.


Posted on July 3, 2017 at 5:01 pm
Cyrus Bonnet | Posted in DuPont Real Estate |

Want to Live Near JBLM? Here Are 4 Reasons Why People Choose to Call Lakewood Home

I recently worked with a buyer to purchase their dream home in Lakewood—a gorgeous, well-maintained 4-bedroom, 2.5-bath residence. Not only did this home feature stylish finishes, premium amenities, a private gate with a remote control, and a fully fenced, landscaped yard, but it was also nestled in the wonderful city of Lakewood!

The list of why someone might choose to call Lakewood “home sweet home” is a long one, but I’ve narrowed it down to 4 of the top reasons! (Want to see a Lakewood home listing for a great price? Check out this 3-bedroom rambler!)

1. Lakewood is super close to JBLM.

For many people, working close to home is important. Lakewood is located right on the northern border of Joint Base Lewis-McChord, meaning if you’re in the military, commuting to work could take anywhere from 1-18 minutes depending on where you live.

2. This city is home to several gorgeous lakes.

With the name “Lakewood,” it’s probably not a surprise that Lakewood is home to several beautiful lakes! American Lake, Lake Steilacoom, Gravelly Lake, Lake Louise, and Waughop lake are the largest of the lakes. Opportunities for boating, fishing, kayaking, paddle boarding, swimming, and other water sports are all aplenty here! With several lakes just minutes from home, it’s easy to pack up for a day of fishing.

3. You’re right next door to Chambers Bay.

Bordering Lakewood to the north, Chambers Bay is a 930-acre park that includes a 250-acre internationally acclaimed golf course in addition to beautiful walking trails. Whether you love to golf or just want to go for a run, Chambers Bay offers plenty of space to explore all while providing breathtaking views of the Puget Sound to enjoy the whole time.

4. Conveniently close to Interstate-5 and Highway 512.

Not only is Lakewood next door to JBLM, but it also offers quick and easy access to Interstate-5 and Highway 512. I-5 makes it easy to head south toward Olympia or north toward Tacoma and Seattle, while HIghway 512 heads west toward Puyallup.

Keep exploring Lakewood here:

Meet Cyrus Bonnet

My name is REALTOR® Cyrus Bonnet and I am “JBLM’s Dedicated VA.” I love helping my clients find homes close to JBLM, whether you’re looking for something that’s 15 minutes to JBLM or 1 hour to JBLM. As a military real estate professional, I have a lot of experience serving those who are new to the area and need to find real estate close to JBLM.

I’m Military & Veteran Housing Certified, a Certified Military Housing Specialist (USAcares.org), a Military Relocation Professional, a VA & Military Real Estate Specialist, and I’m a part of the Veterans Association of Real Estate Professionals (plus I serve as the Tacoma chapter’s president!)… and more! I also love supporting organizations like the Wounded Warrior Project, War Dogs Making it Home, Paws & Stripes, etc.

(If you’d like to learn more about me, I hope you’ll take a moment to check out my website.)

Want to work with a military REALTOR®? Ready to learn about homes near JBLM? Contact REALTOR® Cyrus Bonnet, the VA specialist, online here or give him a call/text at (253) 343-4910.


Posted on May 9, 2017 at 7:49 am
Cyrus Bonnet | Posted in Lakewood Real Estate |