Historic Craftsman Home, built by Calvin Carr; Grandson of Tacoma’s founder, Job Carr. This exemplary Craftsman, features large period specific space and detail. It is a one-of-a-kind home. Upon arrival you’ll note the entry pillars, original leaded windows and eye catching symmetry. Inside; Cove ceilings, picture rails, wainscoting and ornamental plaster in formal dining and grand living space. Large Master on the main floor + 2nd master upstairs. Private side yard and a 1-car detached garage. Welcome Home!

  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 2.75 Bathrooms
  • 2,317 Finished Square Feet
  • Built in 1924
  • Detached 1-Car Garage

1420 N 5th St Tacoma 98403 – MORE ABOUT THE HOME

This North Slope Tacoma Craftsman, is for old house lovers. Calvin Carr didn’t skimp on interior details when building. Alone with the more traditional picture rail, cove ceilings, built-in storage and wainscoting, ornamental plaster was added in the formal dining room and on the (still standing!) original doors. Placing a value on these 96 year old features and work of art year is difficult. It most certainly brings an element of uniqueness and inspiration to this Historic Craftsman home.

The grand living room is lined with large picture windows, Oak Hardwood floors, fireplace, sconce lighting and original wood mantle. Through French doors, enter the formal dining; original built-ins and another large picture window. Through the swinging butler door, enter the updated galley-style kitchen. Large solid wood cabinetry with custom pull-outs and built-ins optimize your storage and use of the kitchen. Full bathroom on the main floor separates the large master suite and office space. In the bathroom, square aqua tile trail five feet up the walls, with hexagon tile that cover the floors. Original pedestal sink, bath/shower combo. You’ll love getting ready every day! Upstairs you’ll find 3 additional bedrooms (one of which is a second master suite!) The smaller bedrooms upstairs have deep closets, perfect for both hanging clothes and storing shoes. The master suite is LARGE. Room enough for several dressers and sitting. 2 smaller built-in closets with small picture windows. Plus a 3rd walk-in closet.

4,500 square foot corner lot, with low maintenance landscaping. You’ll love the fully fenced size yard for your furry family members and large patio – a perfect place to spend an spring or summer evening. 1-car detached garage with paved driveway for additional parking. While preserving the older features of the home, parts of the electrical and plumbing system have been modernized and central gas furnace and newer water gas water heater are present.




CALL/TEXT Realtor Jenny Wetzel for more information about this home, or if looking to Buy/Sell in the Greater Tacoma Area. (253)381-9788


Ready to take on a new diet but don’t have the time to meal prep yourself? Crisp Greens is here to make healthy eating easier and more satisfying! You no longer have the excuse of “I have no time to eat healthy,” small business owner Corie Cameron has figured it all out for you. No fillers or BS is added to her food and she advertised what meals are Whole30 and Keto compliant. All of this and you you don’t break the bank. That’s right, when ordering through Crisp Meals, each meal is less than $10 when buying for two or more! Stop by her store front for an on-the-go meal or or order ahead for pick up or delivery. 

Q: What products and/or services do you offer and how long have you been in business?

From the Business Owner:  Here at Crisp Greens we offer custom salads and grain bowls, healthy soups and fully prepared nutritious meals for busy families. We know that having the time to eat healthy with a productive life and/or family is really hard for most families and we wanted to help. The Crisp Greens meal prep business is going on year four of serving our local community. We have opened the store-front salad restaurant located at 4312 6th Ave in Tacoma! Come visit us! 

What makes your business different? Why did you start? Facts about you or your business?

We don’t just offer salads from the restaurant, we also have meals you can order and pick up. I have a big, busy family and I know how hard it is to find healthy meals on the go that kids will actually eat! So, I’m just trying to solve the problem of feeding families so they can spend more time together. A prideful fact about my business is we don’t have any sugar or sweeteners of any kind … I don’t believe in processed ingredients or chemically-laden food! All of our food starts with whole ingredients and real food. We love questions and discussions about ingredients. Educating our customers and community is our mission, along with selling them great healthy food. We make everything in-house, including all of our dressings and spreads. We work extremely hard to be allergy friendly and focus on gluten free, dairy free foods to be able to serve people of all diets. 



How do we find you online? 

At our websites: Www.crispmeals.co Www.crispgreens.co

On Facebook: Crisp Greens 

And on Instagram: crispmealstacoma or crispgreenstacoma

December 2019 Market Stats

December 2019 Market Stats


December 2019

Affordability. It was the focus for Pierce and King County in 2019 and will continue to be in 2020. Our market statistics show EXACTLY this; consumers are buying homes that are cheaper AND they are doing so quickly!

How do we know that buyers are prioritizing homes that are more affordable? In every single area except Puyallup, Sumner and Seattle, if median price went down, days on market also went down. Median price went up, (you guessed it!) median days on market also went up. Pierce Counties price point stayed stagnant at $375,000 while the median days increased to just over 2 weeks on the market. For so long, we have seen median days on market hover at less than 7 days. Let’s just remind ourselves that this is not normal! As the median price increases in Pierce County and individual neighborhoods (and they will), we will see our median days on market increase as well. 

Bidding wars are still happening…

The frenzy (bidding wars) on homes prices at under $300,000  (especially!) continues. My most recent experience was a 3 bed, 1 bath home, just shy of 1,500 square feet, located in South Tacoma off of 66th and South Oakes. Newly remodeled in the last 3 years and priced at $299,000. The seller received 9 offers (including one from my buyer) The price of the home was bid significantly over the listed price of $299,000. 

Final thought on 2019 Real Estate Trends in Pierce County

If you are a seller in this “affordable” price range, do not get overzealous with your pricing. Statistics show that pricing your home at or below market value will make you more money in the end because of elevated buyers interest and multiple offers. Other than price, you will more likely receive terms that you favor. 

There are a significant number of buyers searching for homes that are “affordable”. In South Tacoma, this means less than $325,000. In North Tacoma this means less than $400,000. In Gig Harbor, it means less than $550,000. If you are a buyer in one of these categories, be ready to compete with other buyers when making an offer. 

Buyers, If you do not get your offer accepted, ASK the seller to be in back-up position, consider doing a pre-inspections and make sure to ask the seller what other terms are important to the seller (closing, possession, etc). As your agent, I ask these questions of every home seller to assure you have the best possible chance of competing and winning in a multiple offer situation.



CALL/TEXT Realtor Jenny Wetzel if looking to buy/sell in Pierce County (253) 381-9788. or Email Jenny@jennywetzelhomes.com

Seattle to Tacoma – Payoff of Preparing your Home for Sale! (EPISODE 2)

Seattle to Tacoma

The Payoff of Preparing your Home For Sale

Katy and Nick completed the updates and housekeeping items that I knew would maximize the price of their home. They accepted a full price offer on the 5th day their home was for sale because of it and are already enjoying their new life in Tacoma!

Home Upgrade Items complete, maximizing profit when selling:

  1. Replace Formica Countertops with Black Granite
      • Katy and Nick reconnect with the professional who installed the countertop in their bathroom. They were able to get an amazing deal on their kitchen countertops were cuts from another job. Ask your contractor about this option when replacing your countertops.
  2. Repaint living room, bonus room (above the garage) and change the accent wall in the kitchen.
      • Katy is an amazing artist and we found it would be a strong differentiating factor to keep the fun and interesting color pallet. We went with red/orange as an accent wall in the kitchen. 🎨
  3. Refinish and stain all hardwood floors.
  4. Replace white microwave with a stainless steel microwave
  5. Professionally Clean and Stage the entire home

These five items cost Katy and Nick about $11,000 out of pocket. With that said, we were able to market and SELL their home for $25,000 more than originally planned. Their time and energy in completing these upgrades was well worth it. Although they wish they had done all of them sooner! =)


CALL/TEXT REALTOR Jenny Wetzel (253) 381-9788 or email Jenny@jennywetzelhomes.com
Gray’s Academy

Gray’s Academy

New year, new you, right?! Yes – we are talking about those New Year Fitness resolutions that always fall short. Perhaps you need an accountability partner or coach to make sure you fulfill your fitness goals and start living your best life. Joshua Gray; owner of Grays Academy is a personal trainer and coach. He’s helped hundreds of people achieve their personal fitness goals and he can help you get in shape, stay in shape or simply be a better version of yourself. Josh says the secret to making your fitness New Year’s resolution stick is to make realistic and attainable goals that truly fit your needs and lifestyle. He’s here to help you attain that. 

Put yourself first this upcoming year and take control of your diet and health – Josh, Owner of Grays Academy is here to help you with just that. 

Q: What products and/or services do you offer and how long have you been in business?

From the Business Owner:  I offer strength and conditioning coaching for sport teams and individual athletes, personal training, and small group training. I also provide diet modifications and have recently started presenting strength and conditioning seminars. I started Gray’s Academy 2.5 years. With that said, I have almost a decade of experience with coaching College and High School level sports.

What makes your business different? Why did you start? Facts about you or your business?

Strength and conditioning seminars for sport coaches. These presentations are 45-60 minutes in length. Some of the topics I go over are long term athletic development, the energetic demands of conditioning, age appropriate training and injury prevention. CurrentlyI am tailoring these seminars to youth and high school coaches and aim to expand to college and other working professionals in the near future.

Human performance; I’ve always been fascinated with it – this is ultimately why I got started with strength and conditioning. As an athlete growing up, I would research the best ways to improve my athletic performance and now as a coach, I use that same energy to improve the athleticism and performance of the athletes I coach. Working one-on-one with individuals to help them obtain their aesthetic and fitness goals is also something I really enjoy. 

I use common sense, research based methods to get results. Constantly educating myself and experimenting to make sure that I am the best trainer/strength and conditioning coach for my clients.

Education and experience

I have a Bachelors of Science in Exercise Science and hold these certifications: 

  1. CSCS (certified strength and conditioning specialists), 
  2. NASM CES (corrective exercise specialist), 
  3. USA track and field level 1 certifications. 

I was the head strength and conditioning coach at the University of Puget Sound for four years, where I trained all Olympic sports. For the past 6 years, I’ve loved being a high school strength and conditioning coach in Tacoma, WA. I coached three years of high school football, two years of middle school baseball and am going into my eighth year coaching track and field. 

If you have personal fitness goals, are a coach or leader looking to elevate your teams physical performance, avoid injury or looking for fresh research based training methods, Josh Gray at Grays Academy is excited to assist. He can be reached directly HERE: info@graysacademy.com  or through Instagram and Facebook

How do we find you online and connect? 

At our website: Graysacademy.net 

On Facebook: Joshua Gray and Gray’s Academy 

On Instagram: Gray’s Academy 

And On LinkedIn: Joshua Gray 


6928 22nd St West

University Place, WA 98466