Pierce County Real Estate has been on fire for years. This year homes appreciated 18% from October 2020 to October 2021. The year before homes appreciated 15%. This has a lot of people carefully considering where they will get the best match for their lifestyle and budget. I sat down with my friend and colleague Kylee to talk about the Pierce County Real Estate Market in 2021 and to learn more about where to move and why!
Why are people moving to the suburbs of Tacoma, WA?
- Affordability – For a list of the most affordable areas of Pierce County click here.
- Bigger houses
- Bigger lots (more land!) – For the best neighborhoods to buy a house on land in Pierce County click here.
- Newer Homes in Planned Communities (70’s to new construction)
- Commute – Best neighborhoods for commuting to Seattle and commuting to JBLM.
What are the suburbs of Tacoma?
Some examples of communities that function as Tacoma’s suburbs are Milton, Edgewood, South Hill, Frederickson, Bonney Lake, Gig Harbor, Spanaway. Click here for a complete list of cities and neighborhoods in Pierce County.
Will I still face multiple offers on houses in the burbs?
YES. Homes in the suburbs are competitive- maybe not as many offers but there will still likely be motivational offers and homes are often selling for far over the list price. Don’t give up, it might take a few offers to find the right house.
For more information about pricing and neighborhoods in Tacoma check out the following resources:
- Clickable neighborhood map of Tacoma
- Tacoma Median Home Prices by Neighborhood
- Tacoma real estate market update 2021
Marguerite Martin is a different kind of Tacoma real estate agent. Check out the Tacoma Neighborhood Guide to find answers to questions you have about neighborhoods in Tacoma and Pierce County. When the time is right to start looking, Marguerite can connect you with a local real estate agent who specializes in the neighborhoods you love most. Click here to contact Marguerite.