Gig Harbor Now Staff

Gig Harbor Real Estate | A shift may be emerging in the local market

Jul 10, 2024

The housing market in Gig Harbor is experiencing steady growth, with the median sale price for single-family homes showing consistent significant monthly increases. According to data from the NWMLS, the median price of a single-family home between the Purdy and Narrows Bridges, including Fox Island, rose 0.8% from May to June. Over the past year,

Gig Harbor Now and Then | Right Hand Peninsula would’ve been a better name

Jul 01, 2024

As we noted in our previous column, the Key Peninsula was named in 1931 through a contest organized by several local businessmen. The winner, Edward M. Stone of Lakebay, submitted the name “Key.” That, added to “peninsula,” of course resulted in “Key Peninsula.” Our new question has to do with the runners-up: What were the

Deputies say woman shot and killed boyfriend at home on Ray Nash Drive

Jun 27, 2024

Pierce County Sheriff’s Department deputies arrested 34-year-old woman on suspicion of shooting and killing her boyfriend on the 6300 block of Ray Nash Drive in Gig Harbor late on Wednesday, June 26. Deputies booked the woman into the Pierce County Jail on suspicion of second-degree murder, according to a blog media post from the sheriff’s

Gig Harbor, Key Peninsula property values take 6% jump

Jun 26, 2024

Home values across the Gig Harbor and Key Peninsulas increased in value by more than 6% this year. That matches the average residential rise across Pierce County after a 3% drop last year, Pierce County Assessor-Treasurer Mike Lonergan said in a press release Wednesday. Average Gig Harbor Peninsula home worth $937,000 The average home within

Day Tripper | A first exposure to the TV-famous town of Roslyn

Jun 25, 2024

Somehow, I managed to miss nearly everything iconic about turn-of-the-century TV. In those days, I was a working fool, and if I wasn’t working, I would hang out with friends. There was precious little time for TV viewing, and if I did record and watch something, it was most likely a prime-time drama like LA

Gig Harbor Kiwanis Club a finalist for Signature Project award

Jun 21, 2024

The Gig Harbor Kiwanis Club is among 10 finalists out of 525 submissions from around the world for Kiwanis International’s eighth annual Signature Project Recognition Program. The winner will be announced at the Kiwanis International Convention in Denver next month. The local Kiwanis Club’s Signature Project is Kiwanis Cares for Kids, which provides new clothes

State legislators considering fee on deliveries to fund roads

Jun 21, 2024

Colorado and Minnesota already have implemented retail delivery fees. Washington may do the same to compensate for lagging gas taxes.

Gig Harbor Real Estate | Reimagining your home to fit your needs when you can’t move

Jun 18, 2024

If you were lucky to buy or refinance during the COVID-19 pandemic, when interest rates were around 3% or less, you know you are sitting on a gold mine. But if the needs of your family changed in the meantime – you need another bedroom, an office, or want something updated and fresh – you

Gig Harbor Now and Then | The dumbest way to kill a shark

Jun 17, 2024

E. E. may not have had all his Marbles, given his curious reaction to finding a shark on a beach near Rosedale in 1907.

Gig Harbor Real Estate | Home prices up again, and so is inventory

Jun 12, 2024

In what seems like clockwork, home prices in the greater Gig Harbor notched up again in May, with inventory making more significant gains. According to data from the NWMLS, the median sale price of a single-family home between the Purdy and Narrows bridges, including Fox Island, rose 0.4% from April to May 2024 to $878,398.