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Mike Esteb, has sold real estate in Gig Harbor since 1994.

  • Mike is an expert in Gig Harbor WA real estate

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  • Mike Esteb is one of the few Gig Harbor WA Realtors that has been in real estate for more than 20 years.


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Gig Harbor, the very name conjures up romantic thoughts of the sea, a picturesque fishing village, the safety and security of a harbor, a little seclusion, even offering a slower pace. Gig Harbor is surrounded by water. This translates into gorgeous water views everywhere. Some areas of the Sound are protected bays filled with a medley of boats; others are wide-open and expansive waterways. To the east are the Cascades and Mount Rainier. To the west is the Olympic Mountain Range. The ocean is 2 hours away. There are rivers throughout the State. There are ski areas less than 2 1/2 hours away.

Does this sound like a place you would like to live? If so, contact Mike Esteb, your Gig Harbor WA Realtor.

It’s a boater’s paradise, a fisherman’s paradise, skier, hiker, biker, motor biker, sailor, kayaker, backpacker, did I say fisherman? You get the idea – If you love the outdoors then Gig Harbor is a town you should consider calling home. It is this Realtors opinion that there is not another place in the state that can offer a comparable quality of life – not even close. I put together a video of Gig Harbor to show its beauty. Mike Esteb, a Gig Harbor WA Realtor

Gig Harbor is 45 minutes away from Seatac International Airport and about 2 hours away from Portland. Seattle is about an hour and Tacoma is 15 minutes. There are a large variety of restaurants, major league sports teams, and the Arts are well represented.

Sure, there are plenty of places that offer the great outdoors and airports and sports and entertainment but Gig Harbor is different. Gig Harbor was a small fishing village. It has grown but has been able to hang onto its old world charm. Very few people are able to visit this town without falling in love with it.

If you are familiar with the Bay Area, The City of Gig Harbor feels like Sausalito did about 25 years ago and the Gig Harbor area is sprawling like Marin County. By the way, the prices will probably follow Marin County in a similar manner.

One of my extreme passions!  

Gig Harbor, Washington, was named by Captain Charles Wilkes, commander of the American Exploration Expedition of 1838-1842. Wilkes' crew was charting the area from a gig (a small boat) and a longboat when they sought shelter in the Gig Harbor Bay during a storm. The crew began calling our area "small harbor" and "gig harbor."

Things have changed slightly since the Expedition named our charming harbor. With a city population of 6,500 and growing, Gig Harbor boasts a vibrant economy with inviting accommodations, interesting shopping, scrumptious dining, colorful cultural arts, playful recreation, and diverse professional and personal services.

What can you expect from this web site?

GigHarborRealEstate.com is a real estate website that has a variety of ways to search the mls. There are several searches in place such as view homes, waterfront homes, and Gig Harbor homes for sale. Make sure to check out the featured listings page as well. There is a feature called “Search Saver” it is a buyer instant notification system that sends out email to all subscribers when a property is listed that matches their search criteria. You can also save your favorite listings and email them to your friends.

Every week we analyze the condition of the Gig Harbor Real Estate market by price range and post a report called the Market Condition Report. We also include the absorption rate (the amount of time it would take for all the properties in a price range to sell, assuming no other properties were listed. Another description of the absorption rate might be “months of inventory”. If you would like to be notified when this report is updated, please subscribe for notification.

There are a few different maps; the most popular is the interactive map to search the mls. There is also a map that shows the mls area numbers of Gig Harbor, and the Gig Harbor public school boundaries.

The crime rate in Gig Harbor is so low compared to other cites that we posted a report that compares Gig Harbors’ crime rate to Seattle, Tacoma, and Olympia.

There are school reports that include SAT scores, the Gig Harbor public and private schools and a variety of school related information. There are demographic reports that include income, age, population, household characteristics, and employment.

If you want to know how much your home is worth we are happy too send you a list of homes for sale and homes that have sold that are in your neighborhood or are similar to your home. This will give you an idea of what your home is worth. I am also happy to meet with you personally to discuss the value of your home and how to go about selling your it. We have put our marketing plan online for sellers to see what we do to get homes sold.

If you are thinking about buying a home you will want to take a look at our home buying services. There is a lot involved in buying a home and we can stream line the process for you.

We have put together a relocation package that is very helpful to newcomers and we are happy to send it to you. It includes “What you can expect from a Gig Harbor Lifestyle”, navigating Gig Harbor, demographics, shopping, private schools, public schools, churches, lodging, restaurants, recreation, things to do, things for kids to do, new to the area utility information, medical facilities, construction of the new hospital, and the Narrows Bridge project.

There is a bit of information about me – Mike Esteb and a bunch of testimonials from people who have worked with me and wanted to share their experience.

I put together a "homes for rent" section that has all the property management companies in Gig Harbor along with their inventory. This is one place on the web that probably has the most detailed list of Gig Harbor homes for rent.

Finally, the Gig Harbor photo story; It takes about 5 minutes but it is well worth it. This photo tour does a pretty good job of showing the different personalities of Gig Harbor and you get to listen to Santana in the background.

Gig Harbor, Washington Demographics & Information

Gig Harbor area population as of 4/2002
City of Gig Harbor: 6,540
Gig Harbor/Key Peninsula Area: 66,000
Pierce County: 725,000
City of Gig Harbor Statistics
Incorporated: 1946
Area 4.18 square miles
Area 2,809 acres
Housing Units 3,091
Lineal Water Frontage 2.8 Miles
Persons Per Household 2.16
Urban Growth Area 3,808 Acres

(Average seasonal temperatures)
Spring 55-65 degrees F
Summer 70-80 degrees F
Fall 55-65 degrees F
Winter 40-50 degrees F
Driest month July
Wettest month December
Average rainfall 37 inches (less than New York, NY or Houston, TX);
75% of which falls October through March.

sea level to 440 feet

Distances from Gig Harbor
Tacoma .......... 11 miles
Bremerton .......... 30 miles
Sea-Tac International Airport ......... 33 miles (45 minutes)
Olympia (State Capital) ......... 45 miles
Seattle .......... 49 miles
Olympic National Park (Staircase Rapids Area) ......... 65 miles
Mt. Rainier (Paradise Area) ........83 miles
Mt. St. Helen's (Johnstons Ridge Area) ......... 141 miles
Portland ......... 146 miles

Gig Harbor Recreation
State Parks: 3

1) Joemma Beach State Park, off Key Peninsula Hwy
2) Penrose Point State Park, 16 miles SW of Purdy, 321 158th Ave KPS
3) Kopachuck State Park, 5 miles west of GH

Local Park & Recreation Areas:
1) Crescent Lake Park, 14404 Talmo Dr NW, GH -
2 acres undeveloped
2) Cushman Powerline Trail, Reed Road & 28th St, GH -2 ½ miles non-motorized public trail
3) Fox Island Fishing Pier, 1453 Ozette Dr, FI
4) Hales Pass Community Center, 3507 Ray Nash Dr NW, GH
5 ) Herron Point, Herron Rd, Key Peninsula boat launch -1.5 acres undeveloped
6 ) Narrows Park, 1600 Lucille Pkwy, GH
7) Peninsula Recreation Area, 6077 SR16 & Rosedale St, - 2 acres
8) Purdy Sand Spit, Goodrich Dr NW & SR302
9) Rosedale Playfield & Tennis courts, 86th Ave NW - 2 acres
10) Sunrise Beach, 10015 Sunrise Beach Dr NW -
82 acres undeveloped

Swimming pools: 3
Public golf courses: 3
Soccer and ball fields, tennis courts, skateboard park (2000),
sailing club; Close to snow skiing (2 hours); Water sports include:
scuba diving, sailing, kayaks, power boats, jet skis, wind surfing,
water skiing, harbor, marinas, and Mike's favorite - fishing.

Area code: (253)

ZIP codes
98335, 98332, 98329 (Gig Harbor)
98333 (Fox Island)
98349,( (Key Peninsula)

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Gig Harbor Home Sales 1/1/10 -12/31/10
Median Home Price: $379,500
Average Home Price $441,777
Highest Home Sale: $2,350,000
Lowest Home Sale: $ 130,000

Key Peninsula Home Sales
1/1/10 -12/31/10
Median Home Price: $204,925
Average Home Price $241,750
Highest Home Sale: $1,180,000
Lowest Home Sale: $ 27,900

Gig Harbor Condo Sales 1/1/10 - 12/31/10
Median Condo Price: $240,500
Average Condo Price $259,854
Highest Condo Sale: $485,000
Lowest Condo Sale: $54,000

Gig Harbor Apartment rents: $700 - 1,100
1999 median family income: $57,587
Average tax rate (per $1,000 assessed value): $13.41

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