Auburn and Fife Ho-Ho-Homes for the Holidays

New homes in Pierce

Homes in Northlake feauture spacious floor plans with open dining and living rooms.

Premier Communities also has new homes for sale in Pierce County. These are perfect ho-ho-homes for the holidays! Hurry in, they surely won’t last long.

Northlake in Auburn has two move-in ready homes. The community is located just 10 minutes from all the amenities and lifestyle of Lake Tapps. One home features the Ashbury floor plan and has 1,730 square feet of space with three bedrooms and two-and-a-half baths. Priced from $249,950, the home includes a spacious kitchen, open dining and living rooms and a master suite with walk-in closet, slide-in tub and shower stall. Continue reading

Thanksgiving at Premier Homes

This week, homeowners in Premier homes have been busy preparing for their Thanksgiving feasts. No matter if planning for one or twenty-one guests, our gourmet kitchens and spacious living spaces are perfect for cooking and entertaining.

Cooks love our gourmet kitchens that feature tile islands, stainless steel appliances and granite countertops. Large walk-in pantries store Thanksgiving ingredients, favorite seasonal dinnerware and more. Breakfast nooks, eating bars and separate dining rooms allow ample variety for seating. Formal dining rooms with columns and coffered ceilings set the tone for the big day with plenty of room for guests, the turkey and even the stuffing too. Continue reading

Energy Saving Tips for Premier Homes

Premier Homes

As the weather gets colder, heaters go on and fireplaces are lit. Save on energy with these tips!

As the weather gets colder, heaters go on and fireplaces are lit. However, keeping your house warm can get expensive. This season, save on energy in Premier homes by following these tips.

-Set your thermostat no higher than 68 degrees when home. Lower this temperature when in bed or when you are not home. For every degree that you lower your thermostat, you save about two percent on your heating bill.

-Weatherize your home by caulking and weather-stripping all doors and windows. In addition, use locks on windows to make them tighter and draft resistant. Continue reading

Howl-oween Best Pet Costume Contest Winner with an Edge

Lexy the Biker Babe

Congrats to our Howl-oween Best Pet Costume Contest winner, Lexy the Biker Babe!

Join us in congratulating our Howl-oween Best Pet Costume Contest winner, Lexy the Biker Babe! Lexy heated up the competition with her edgy and rockin’ style. She could definitely be the owner of a Harley! Her family, the Tuckers, received a $200 gift certificate. Maybe Lexy can get a new helmet?!

The Howl-oween promotion did not just bring cute animals dressed in their best costumes, it also brought Premier new Facebook “likes.” As promised, for each new “like,” we donated $1 to the Humane Society of Tacoma and Pierce County. In all, we donated about $120! Hopefully, it will help more pets be adopted into good families, such as the Tucker family. Continue reading

Howl-oween Pet Safety

Magoo the Tourist

Magoo the Tourist

Lions, and tigers, and bears! Oh, my! Our Howl-oween contest hasn’t had any zoo animals enter yet, but we do have a tourist, sheep, pirate, biker, Santa, tourist, hot dog and even a banana split! There is still time to enter your pet in our Best Pet Costume Contest on the Premier Communities Facebook page!  Dressing up pets for Halloween sure is fun, but please remember to keep their safety in mind.

Here are some pet safety tips for residents in our new homes in Lacey, Auburn, Bonney Lake, Everett, Fife, Lakeland, Olympia, Orting, Puyallup, Spanaway and Tumwater:

-Don’t assume that pets will love their new costumes. Try costumes on in advance to see how they react. If they don’t like dressing up, don’t make them. Continue reading

Enter Our Howl-oween Pet Costume Contest

Howl-oween

Happy Howl-oween!

Kids love dressing up on Halloween. We are sure to see lots of princesses, ghosts, ghouls, sports figures and cartoon characters trick or treating from our Auburn, Orting, Tumwater, Spanaway, Olympia, Fife and Lacey homes.  Sometimes you even see the family dog dressed up and following the kids along the route. To make sure everyone is included in this festive holiday,  Premier Communities invites you to sniff out some special treats for your furry friends on Facebook this Howl-oween. Enter your pet in our Best Pet Costume Contest for the chance to win the grand prize, a $200 gift certificate to the place of your choice (You choose, it’s our treat!).

To enter just post a picture of your favorite Spooky dooby doo, black cat or other pet in its Halloween costume on the Premier Communities Facebook page. Or feel free to email the photo to mthorson@premiercommunities.com and we will post it for you. The photo with the most “likes” on November 1 will win. If you don’t have a pet then make sure to vote for Continue reading

Seattle Real Estate Sells Fast

Premier Communities is thankful to be selling homes near Seattle. Why? In a Zillow.com report about the cities where homes sell the fastest, Seattle real estate ranked second! Others on the list were San Francisco, Boston and Alexandria, Va.

“Although the U.S. housing market continues to struggle, many local markets are doing significantly better than the country as a whole, with some places virtually missing the housing bust altogether,” states a CNBC article, “While shifts in home values are important in any market, it’s important for sellers to determine the length of time a property can expect to be on the market before it will be sold.”

Homes that sell fast attract perspective buyers and allow sellers to accept favorable offers. Seattle’s median time to sell between April and July, 2011 was 73 days. Since the national median was 117 days, and even 168 days in New York, that’s fast!

If you want to invest in great Seattle real estate, visit our Premier homes in the Tacoma, Olympia and Everett areas.

Northlake

Northlake in Auburn has three move-in ready homes with exceptional floor plans.

Northlake in Auburn is located just 10 minutes from all of the amenities and lifestyle of Lake Tapps. The community only has three move-in ready homes at this time. One home features The Ashbury floor plan with 1,730 square feet of space and priced from $248,950. This three bedroom and two-and-a-half bath home has a spacious kitchen with raised bar, open dining and living rooms and a convenient powder bath. Its exceptional floor plan is perfect for entertaining! Plus, Northlake is just a quick drive or train ride to Seattle. Continue reading

New Starts on Homes for Sale in Puget Sound

Homes for sale in Puget Sound

Building Permits are Back

Whew! After what may have seemed like forever, the long awaited BUILDING PERMITS are back! Have you been perusing thru the many Premier communities with homes for sale in Puget Sound trying to decide which neighborhood would be perfect for you, or are you already a Premier purchaser patiently waiting? Well, get ready to see a lot more action out there on-site. Premier is cooking with gas now, or should I say dirt? Continue reading

Live the “Resort Life” in Auburn Homes at Northlake

Exterior of Auburn homes at Northlake

Homes at Northlake are fully fenced and landscaped.

Hitting the beach, going shopping and eating great food all entails for an amazing resort experience. Want to live in a new home community that offers this “resort life”? Northlake offers just that with great amenities and the recreational options of Lake Tapps, which is just 5 minutes away, and nearby Lakeland. Additionally, this community of Auburn homes is offering a five percent commission on one special home!

At Northlake, residents can take advantage of Lakeland’s Sunset Park, meandering walking trails, premium retail and grocery shopping and excellent restaurants. Forget about getting away to a resort; just take a trip down the street! Continue reading

Tough times don’t last, tough people do

Tumwater new homes While the housing market took its toll on everyone throughout the industry, builders also largely felt the pain. With a record breaking year in 2006 Premier Communities sold an impressive 303 homes, and the housing market quickly began to shift soon after. Premier knew that with some key adjustments, we could hang on and survive through the lowest times and come out of this stronger than ever before—and that’s exactly what we did!

After a quiet couple of years, things quickly began moving the other direction by the end of 2010. With smart business decisions and sheer determination, Premier Communities has once again become a force to be reckoned with in the Puget Sound marketplace. In just the last 7 months alone, Premier has opened 5 new neighborhoods, the size of the office staff has nearly doubled, and we continue to increase sales month in and month out consecutively!

Premier is a key player in the new home industry with the ability to acquire developed lots at astonishing prices, allowing us the competitive edge Continue reading