There are endless amounts of cozy fall activities you can do with your family. Here are just a few!

PATCHES & MAZES

City Goat Farm and Zoo

Pumpkin patch, bounce house, petting zoo, pony/zebra/camel rides. 811 168th St E, Spanaway, WA / 206.613.9052  

Double R Farms

Pumpkin patch, corn maze, tractor-pulled hay rides, school tours. 5820 44th St E, Puyallup , WA / 253.227.5385

Filbert Acres

Pumpkin patch – pick in the field or buy from the farm stand. 6625 Pioneer Way E, Puyallup, WA / 253.251.1361

Jim’s U-Fish at Old McDebbie’s Farm

Pumpkin patch, fall festival, refreshment stand, pony rides, petting zoo, picnic area. 4924 268th St E Spanaway, WA / 253.875.0356

Maris Farms

Pumpkin patch, cow train rides, corn maze, haunted trail, petting zoo, gift shop. 25001 Sumner-Buckley Hwy., Buckley, WA / 253.862.2848

Picha Farms

Pumpkin patch, corn maze, and picnic area. 6502 52nd St, Puyallup, WA / 253.841.4443

Events

October 4th – 6th

Oktoberfest Northwest

WA State Fairgrounds – Puyallup   www.oktoberfestnw.com / 253.295.3262 

October 5th                       

Fife Harvest Festival

Dacca Park – Fife

www.cityoffife.org / 253.896.8652

October 17th – 20th

Holiday Food & Gift Festival

Tacoma Dome – Tacoma

http://holidaygiftshows.com / 800.521.7469

October 26th                                                             

Sunset Festival of Bands                                            

Sunset Chev Stadium – Sumner      

www.promotesumner.com

Join Us For The Annual Harvest Fest In Tehaleh!

Visit the Liz Keeps It Real Booth and enter to win our Thanksgiving Basket.

First 40 people to visit the Liz Keeps It Real booth and wear your Living at Tehaleh gear will receive a $10 gift certificate to Caffé D’arte.

You can purchase your Living at Tehaleh gear now! Just follow the link- https://www.facebook.com/pg/TehalehHomes/shop/?rid=115516545266781&rt=6

Date: Saturday, October 12th
Time: 10 AM – 3 PM
Location: 19001 Cascadia Boulevard East, Bonney Lake, WA

Weekly Listing Round Up

13525 188th Ave E, Bonney Lake

Fantastic 3 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom + Loft home on corner lot in Tehaleh is ready for you to call home! This light filled home features A/C, huge kitchen with stone counters, under cabinet lighting and butler’s pantry. Upstairs is a large loft, the large master suite complete with 5 piece bath and walk in closet, plus 2 more bedrooms, full bath & laundry. Large yard is level and has an inground sprinkler system. Close to parks, trail heads & the coffee shop!

http://bit.ly/2kXPMEX

18417 135th St, Bonney Lake

Been dreaming of a 5 bedroom, 3.5 bathroom home in Tehaleh with a BASEMENT? Well your dream just came true! This barely lived in, light filled home features on the main level, a french slider onto a huge covered deck with gas fireplace and recessed lighting, kitchen with walk in pantry, gas range and white quartz counters, a large mud room right off the garage. Basement large open space with slider out to the back yard/ patio, bedroom and full bath. Upstairs is where you’ll find the master suite, 3 bedrooms and bath.

http://bit.ly/2lV9CRe

14003 195th Ave Ct E, Bonney Lake

Former model home with every luxurious upgrade imaginable is now ready for you! This main floor living home does have a 2nd story complete with loft, bedroom and full bath for your long or short term guests! Hardwood floors grace the entire main floor including the master suite that features a 5 piece bath and a closet with built ins larger than most bedrooms! Huge kitchen with gas range, large pantry, quartz counters and open to the great room. Fully fenced corner lot, A/C, sprinkler system, surround sound and more!

http://bit.ly/2lxfSOZ

13911 197th St E, Bonney Lake

Gorgeous Tehaleh Home on Greenbelt with the Master Suite on the Main! This 3 bedroom + den, 2.75 bathroom home features hardwoods throughout the main living areas, kitchen with huge island/ bar, gas fireplace and 2nd bedroom & 3/4 bath on main. Upstairs you’ll find the 3rd bedroom, full bath and loft. Other features include A/C, sprinkler system, tankless H2O, and a gorgeous back yard that is private & lush. Homes with a huge master suite on the main level don’t come on the market very often so don’t hesitate!

http://bit.ly/2Yytrvj

Join Us For The Annual Harvest Fest In Tehaleh!

Come join us on Saturday, September 22nd from 10am – 3pm. This is truly the event of the season that brings the whole neighborhood together to have fun as a community.

If you wear your Living a Tehaleh shirts or hoodies to the event and you are one of the first 40 people to visit our booth , you will receive a $10 gift card to the post!

You can purchase your gear now. We have both men’s and women’s t-shirts, hoodies, and tanks!

Men/Kid’s T – $10

Women’s T – $15

Hoodie – $30

Women’s Tank Top – $15

Coffee Mug – $6

Selling Your Home In The Off Season

Spring and summer are traditionally seen as the best times to sell your house. Research has actually shown that homes sold during the first half of May tend to sell faster and sell for a higher average price than house sales at any other time of the year. Once you get into fall and winter, buyer competition doesn’t seem as fierce and average prices start to drop. This doesn’t mean you can’t sell during the off season, of course; it just means that you need to maximize the value of your home to get the most out of your property.

There’s Always a Buyer

Even though it’s the off season, there will always be someone out there who’s looking to buy a home. There are traditionally fewer home sales during the fall and winter, but that doesn’t mean that there aren’t any. It’s easy to assume that you’ll have to take what you can get if you find someone who’s interested, but that’s definitely not the case. While there’s a good chance that you’re a motivated seller if you’re selling during the off season, keep in mind that many home buyers are motivated as well. It’s true that you might not get as much out of your home as you would near the start of summer, but don’t think that you’re necessarily going to have to settle either.

Aggressive Pricing Strategies

With that said, you’re more likely to sell quickly if you’re more aggressive with your pricing strategy than you would be during the summer. Don’t price your home for less than its worth – but cut a little closer to its actual value than you might otherwise. Determine the actual value of the home and what you need to get from the sale, then add a little more to the total to give yourself some wiggle room for negotiations. This lets you present the home as a great deal and still yield a bit to the buyer, convincing them that they really are getting a great deal on the property and need to make the purchase before somebody else comes along.

Appearance Matters

It’s always important to have your house looking its best when you’re trying to make a sale, but it’s especially important during the off season. This can be a chore, especially if you have trees dropping leaves all over the yard, but it’s worth it. If at all possible, your home should be the one that stands out from the neighborhood because it has fresher paint, a neater lawn, cleaner windows and any other adjustments you can make to improve its overall look. The more you can wow potential buyers, the more likely they are to actually buy.

Cut Out the Clutter

If you’re in the process of packing while trying to sell your home, take any boxes and anything that’s ready to go and get it out of the house and into a storage unit or elsewhere. The same goes for most of the clutter that we build up in our daily lives. When a potential buyer comes to look at the house you should ideally have everything pared down to some basic furniture, standard amenities and perhaps a few picture frames or other personal items that are tastefully presented around the house. You want buyers to see the house for its beauty and be able to picture their lives there, not to see how the house looks overflowing with your life.

Be Prepared

If you really want to get a potential buyer’s attention, show them that you’re prepared to answer any questions they might have about the house. Get a pre-inspection so you’ll know about any issues that you might not have noticed, making necessary repairs or disclosures as needed. Gather up documentation about the heating and cooling system, any maintenance that’s been performed and even details like the energy ratings on the windows. If you really want to go the extra mile, track down photos of the house from different seasons or pictures of any flowers or trees in bloom so that potential buyers will have an idea of what they can look forward to.

Weekly Listing Round Up

OPEN HOUSE! Saturday August 31st from 1-3pm

18117 135th St E, Bonney Lake

Magnificent, move in ready Lennar Next Gen home with private main floor suite that includes an amazing kitchenette,bedroom, laundry, and separate keyless entry! Main home features a kitchen to delight any chef with double ovens,massive island,stainless appliances, and open living/dining room. The 2nd floor boasts large master suite, Loft, huge laundry room and 3 additional bedrooms and bath. Beautiful level back yard with pergola & extended patio. A/C makes this home the obvious choice! Steps from Big Sky Park!

http://bit.ly/2T5OG6O

NEW PRICE! $494,950

13911 197th St E, Bonney Lake

Gorgeous Tehaleh Home on Greenbelt with the Master Suite on the Main! This 3 bedroom + den, 2.75 bathroom home features hardwoods throughout the main living areas, kitchen with huge island/ bar, gas fireplace and 2nd bedroom & 3/4 bath on main. Upstairs you’ll find the 3rd bedroom, full bath and loft. Other features include A/C, sprinkler system, tankless H2O, and a gorgeous back yard that is private & lush. Homes with a huge master suite on the main level don’t come on the market very often so don’t hesitate!

http://bit.ly/2Yytrvj

13428 192nd Ave E, Bonney Lake

Gorgeous Tehaleh home on greenbelt! This great floorplan offers chefs kitchen with large island, beautiful creamed colored cabinets, granite counter tops, kitchen appliances stay! Spacious great room with gas fireplace and office/den on main floor. Upstairs you will enjoy a lovely master bedroom, 3 additional spacious bedrooms and loft. You will love this master planned community! Several parks, trails, coffee shop and walking distance to highly rated elementary school. It’s time to call Tehaleh home!

http://bit.ly/2Nok7s9

There are 3 awesome events starting tomorrow Friday, August 30th!

Here is you weekend wrap up.

Starting in Seattle:

Bumbershoot is one of Seattle’s largest music festivals and always features amazing artists. Bumbershoot runs from August 30th-September 1st.

For more info visit and to purchase tickets: www.bumbershoot.com

Next In Puyallup:

The Washington State Fair or as the locals still refer to it as the Puyallup Fair is the largest state fair and runs from August 30th – September 22nd.

Normal pricing is $14 – ages 13-61,  $10.50 – ages 6-12, and ages 5 and under are FREE.

Check out these FREE admission days as well.

  • Friday, Aug. 30KOMO’s Opening Day Food Drive – FREE gate admission for all 10:30am – 12:30pm, with a suggested non-perishable food donation.
  • Friday Aug. 30 – Monday, Sept. 2BECU Free Kid’s Weekend – FREE admission for kids, ages 18 and under, courtesy of BECU.
  • Every MondayMilitary Appreciation Day – FREE admission for all active, reserve, and retired military and National Guard and their dependents, plus disabled veterans, when each shows valid military ID at any Fair gate.
  • Friday, Sept. 6School Supply Drive – FREE gate admission for all 10:30am – 12:30pm, with a suggested new school supply donation.

For more info visit and to purchase tickets: www.thefair.com

Lastly in Olympia:

Olympia’s Harbor Days celebrates the return of vintage tugboats of the Puget Sound to Olympia. You can climb aboard and tour the vintage, retired and working tugs all weekend, enjoy some delicious food, and check out some amazing art with some amazing history mixed in there!

Friday 5pm-8pm

Saturday 10am-7pm

Sunday 10-6pm

For more info visit and to purchase tickets: https://www.harbordays.com/

Weekly Listing Round Up!

JUST LISTED!

13428 192nd Ave E, Bonney Lake

Gorgeous Tehaleh home on greenbelt! This great floorplan offers chefs kitchen with large island, beautiful creamed colored cabinets, granite counter tops, kitchen appliances stay! Spacious great room with gas fireplace and office/den on main floor. Upstairs you will enjoy a lovely master bedroom, 3 additional spacious bedrooms and loft. You will love this master planned community! Several parks, trails, coffee shop and walking distance to highly rated elementary school. It’s time to call Tehaleh home!

Open House August 24th & 25th from 1-4pm!

http://bit.ly/2Nok7s9

NEW PRICE! $539,950

18117 135th St E, Bonney Lake

Magnificent, move in ready Lennar Next Gen home with private main floor suite that includes an amazing kitchenette,bedroom, laundry, and separate keyless entry! Main home features a kitchen to delight any chef with double ovens,massive island,stainless appliances, and open living/dining room. The 2nd floor boasts large master suite, Loft, huge laundry room and 3 additional bedrooms and bath. Beautiful level back yard with pergola & extended patio. A/C makes this home the obvious choice! Steps from Big Sky Park!

http://bit.ly/2T5OG6O

NEW PRICE! $494,950

13911 197th St E, Bonney Lake

Gorgeous Tehaleh Home on Greenbelt with the Master Suite on the Main! This 3 bedroom + den, 2.75 bathroom home features hardwoods throughout the main living areas, kitchen with huge island/ bar, gas fireplace and 2nd bedroom & 3/4 bath on main. Upstairs you’ll find the 3rd bedroom, full bath and loft. Other features include A/C, sprinkler system, tankless H2O, and a gorgeous back yard that is private & lush. Homes with a huge master suite on the main level don’t come on the market very often so don’t hesitate!

http://bit.ly/2Yytrvj

It’s Time to Refinance or Invest!

If you have been thinking about refinancing your home or buying an investment property now is the time! Rates are at an all time low!

Hey guys it’s Liz Johnson with Keller Williams Realty. And today I wanted to share some pretty exciting news with you.

I know the news is like oh dooms day and the economy. And guess what. Interest rates are at an all time low.

I’ve got a little thing here on my screen that I’m going to try to see here, 30 year fixed we’re looking at 3.25%, 15 year fixed 2.875%. All sorts of craziness. A 30 year fixed to VA is at 3.0 percent.

So the point of me telling you this I’m not a lender and I don’t pretend to be but I know I’m thinking about refinancing a property or two maybe. And if you are looking to buy something I’m currently not. But if you are and I know some of you are because you’re on my list people call even for investment properties. This is a great time to pull the trigger or jump off the fence or something dangerous. It’s not dangerous when money is this cheap though. So stop putzing stand around and let’s do something. So I’ve got me and a great team here to help you find the property. So anyway call me 253.670.0357 and we’ll be talking soon.

Beautiful Tehaleh Homes Waiting For You!

Fantastic Lennar resale on wooded greenbelt!

Fantastic Lennar resale on wooded greenbelt in Tehaleh! This well cared for Everson model features everything you could ask for including central A/C! Main floor boasts gorgeous wood floors throughout main living areas, large kitchen with walk in pantry and butler’s pantry, formal dining and office/ den. Upstairs you’ll be delighted by the large master suite, huge media/ bonus room, 3 additional bedrooms and full bathroom. The backyard is lush and private, backing up to a greenbelt with no neighbors behind you!

Gorgeous Tehaleh Home on Greenbelt!

Gorgeous Tehaleh Home on Greenbelt with the Master Suite on the Main! This 3 bedroom + den, 2.75 bathroom home features hardwoods throughout the main living areas, kitchen with huge island/ bar, gas fireplace and 2nd bedroom and 3/4 bath on main. Upstairs you’ll find the 3rd bedroom, full bath and loft. Other features include A/C, sprinkler system, tankless H2O, and a gorgeous back yard that is private and lush. Homes with a huge master suite on the main level don’t come on the market very often so don’t hesitate!

Magnificent, move in ready Lennar Next Gen Home!

Magnificent, move in ready Lennar Next Gen home with private main floor suite that includes an amazing kitchenette,bedroom, laundry,& separate keyless entry! Main home features a kitchen to delight any chef w/ double ovens, massive island,stainless appliances, and open living/dining room. The 2nd floor boasts large master suite, Loft, huge laundry room and 3 additional bedrooms and bath. Beautiful level back yard with pergola & extended patio. A/C makes this home the obvious choice! Steps from Big Sky Park!

Welcome your guest with a covered front porch!

Welcome your guest with a covered front porch! This 4 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom offers plenty of space in your Great Room & Formal Dining area. The home features granite counters with stainless steel appliances, large master bedroom, washer and dryer. Enjoy cool summers with A/C. Great covered outdoor living space with fireplace and fully fenced backyard to enjoy! Tehaleh features multiple parks & walking trails with many amenities just minutes away