An invitation to RESET! A renewing experience with the YMCA.

Many of you know that part of my life is the YMCA.  After being a trainer/instructor at the Morgan Family branch for over 20 years, last year was the first time that I got the timely information about “The Plunge.” This fun community event includes a walk, bike or run (3 different groups and start times based on your level) from the YMCA down to Owens Beach.  At the end, you’ll find music, praise, and snacks! Ready to reset with me yet?




Once all groups arrive; we gather, hold hands, and plunge THREE (yes, three) times into the Puget Sound.  One for Mind, Body, and Spirit (each YMCA/Crest Values).  I am making a point to do this again on Friday, September 7th (the early walking group leaves at 5:45 AM) as I found it exhilarating and powerful.

Please join me for this transformational reset for Fall with a re-commitment to values and new beginnings!  (There is a bus return trip back to the Y).  ALSO, if you don’t know – the Y is waiving the joining fee now through September 17th.  If you’d like ANY information, please call or text me at 253-381-6685 or PM me on our business FB page:


Check out the YMCA of Pierce County and Morgan Family YMCA for more details!


Posted on September 5, 2018 at 3:55 pm
Regina Madiera-Gorden | Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged ,

Discover Beautiful Titlow Beach in Tacoma

Located in the West Slope area of Tacoma, the lovely Titlow Beach community awaits! In 1911, the now Lodge/Chalet-style building was a grand summer hotel destination. With views of Puget Sound, Fox Island, the Narrows Bridges, and the Olympic Mountains, it is a place of stunning beauty and serene nature.

When Aaron Titlow died in 1923, the original hotel was closed and acquired by Tacoma Parks. A few decades later, it underwent a restoration process in which the top two floors were removed. Ever since 1974, the building has been a part of the community and open to the public.


Explore the Beach

Over the years, Titlow Beach has become a favorite destination for locals and visitors alike. Home to a swimming area, picnic zone, community center, spray park, walking trails, duck pond, children’s playset and sports fields, the dynamic community hub is popular with people of all ages! There’s even a signature restaurant on the beach called The Beach Tavern, a spot known for its delicious burgers and jojos. Steamers is another nearby eatery; this Tacoma establishment is known for its fabulous fish and chips and amazing waterfront views! The nearby ice cream shop offers up the perfect spot for enjoying a cone on a sunny day.

Living Near Titlow Beach

Most homes in the area were constructed between the 1950s and 70s, but in 2014, Quadrant Homes started developing a small group of quality, modern homes. Homeowner Jerry Frazier bought one of these beautiful brand new homes last year: “I love the [proximity] to the water and views! It is easy to commute to work, yet I feel like I’m on vacation when I arrive home.”


There’s still a chance for you to claim your spot on Titlow Beach! The first resale has just been listed, and it’s packed with upgrades and barely lived in. Take a moment to explore this gorgeous 3-bedroom, 2.5-bath home here.


Posted on June 7, 2016 at 10:00 am
Regina Madiera-Gorden | Posted in Uncategorized |

Incredible, Picturesque 6-Bedroom, 3.5-Bath Home w/Private Lower Level on 2.8 Acres in Gig Harbor

As you drive down the private road, you’ll feel it happen: your stress begins to melt away, sounds of nature begin to surround you… and then, you’re home! Nestled on 2.8 acres, this vacation-worthy retreat in Gig Harbor is an absolute picture of rest and relaxation. With 2 stories and a basement, this 4,142-sq.-ft. residence includes 6 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, a private lower level unit, an outdoor workshop, and much more. Located at 7311 62nd St Ct NW, Gig Harbor, WA 98335, this beauty is listed for $499,950.


With a picturesque exterior with top-notch curb appeal, this home is ready to whisk you away the second you see it. This home is surrounded by mature trees, lush foliage, and a park-like setting, making it a gardener’s dream come true! Expansive decks (boasting trex decking!) provide an ideal space to kick back and relax while you enjoy the view, whether you’re enjoying a tranquil afternoon or hosting friends and family for a fun, outdoor event. An outdoor workshop offers additional space for working on projects and staying active!


Inside, a welcoming, expansive living space awaits. In the living room, wide windows let in lots of natural light while allowing you to enjoy the greenery outside. A wood-burning stove sets a cozy scene, ideal for cozying up on the couch on chilly winter nights! A formal dining room and a huge, sunny kitchen with an additional eating area provide plenty of space for whipping up elaborate meals (there’s room in the kitchen for everyone to help out!) and entertaining guests in both casual and formal settings.

A take-me-away master suite is a luxurious oasis of rest and rejuvenation. Sliding glass doors lead from the bedroom right out onto the deck, and an ample-sized bathroom is the absolute picture of indulgence! A huge soaking tub surrounding by windows is your very own private spa.


The lower level of this home offers a unique opportunity: with its own entrance, a kitchen, 2 bedrooms and a living space, this private area offers flexibility and an excellent option for renters or hosting guests.

Living in Gig Harbor

Nestled in a great Gig Harbor location, this home is just a quick 7-minute drive from Highway 16 and has excellent access to schools and all that downtown Gig Harbor has to offer! Locals love heading down to the waterfront to grab a bite to eat at one of Gig Harbor’s fabulous restaurants, as well as playing on the water. If it’s a watersport, then someone in Gig Harbor is doing it! Residents love taking advantage of the natural beauty they’re surrounded by, from taking in scenic views at one of the many parks or going for a boat ride on the Puget Sound.

Interested in learning more about this listing? Contact REALTOR® Regina Madiera-Gorden online here or give her a call/text at (253) 381-6685!


Posted on September 8, 2015 at 12:26 pm
Regina Madiera-Gorden | Posted in Uncategorized |

Historic 3-Bedroom Craftsman Home in Tacoma’s North End Near Proctor

Boasting a rare, historic charm, this true North End treasure near the Proctor neighborhood was built in 1912! At 2,505-sq.-ft., this spacious residence includes 1.5 stories with a finished basement, and features 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, a garage, and more! Located at 4136 N 36th St Tacoma, WA 98407, this Craftsman home is listed for $399,950.

Perched just above a picturesque sidewalk, this impeccably maintained home boasts fantastic curb appeal. An expansive front porch is the perfect “welcome home,” and it’s just waiting to be transform with some patio furniture so you can relax and enjoy the afternoon breeze! Inside, you’ll find a home that boasts a long list of fabulous Craftsman details: Box beams, exquisite trim details, built-in cabinets, and rich hardwoods under the carpets are all in the mix. The luxurious, beautifully detailed living room includes a stately fireplace. Imagine evenings spent curled up on the couch enjoying a good book while a fire gently dances in the background!

Alongside the living room, a formal dining room awaits. Huge windows and unique wood paneling help to create a refined atmosphere that’s ready for elegant dinner parties and entertaining. The kitchen features an additional eating area, perfect for hanging out at and enjoying a quick meal. Downstairs, a finished basement offers space for additional living room, exercise room, entertainment room, and more! Head upstairs, and you’ll find 3 spacious bedrooms that offer privacy, closet storage, and wide windows that let in lots of natural light.

When the sun is out and it's time for some fresh air, the park-like backyard is ready for fun, play, and relaxation! Mature trees and a fence offer privacy and shade, and beautiful green grass is perfect for playing on. An ample-sized deck has room for everything from barbecuing to patio furniture, and low-maintenance garden beds let you garden to your heart's content.


Living in Tacoma’s North End

At 4136 N 36th St Tacoma, WA 98407, you’re within walking distance to the historic Proctor neighborhood, as well as Ruston Way on the waterfront, and much more! The North End of Tacoma is filled with charming homes and tree-lined streets, and neighborhoods rest alongside small pockets of local businesses. The conveniences of grocery stores, restaurants, services and more are all nearby (including the treasured Proctor District), while the ability to enjoy nature is just a short walk away: a myriad of parks—including Point Defiance—are all in your backyard! Nearby, Ruston Way—the road that runs along the Puget Sound—includes a picturesque walking trail along the water, leads to waterfront restaurants and parks, and connects to Highway 705 for added convenience.

Interested in learning more about this listing? Contact REALTOR® Regina Madiera-Gorden online here or give her a call/text at (253) 381-6685!

Posted on September 8, 2015 at 11:37 am
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3-Bedroom, 2.5-Bath Condo w/2-Car Garage in University Place

Ready for living that’s easy and convenient? Then this 1,908-sq.-ft. condo in University Place is calling your name! With 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, a roomy 2-car garage with storage, and a private, maintenance-free yard, this condo offers privacy alongside convenience and comfort. Built in 2003 and located at 5425 57th Av Ct W University Place, WA 98467, this beautifully maintained residence is listed for $275,000.

As you step inside, a great room with a spacious living area welcomes you home! A classic fireplace sets a cozy scene that’s ready for rest and relaxation, and sliding doors let in plenty of natural light and open up onto a private patio. The open kitchen provides plenty of space as well—bright cabinets and sleek countertops ensure that there’s lots of room to spread out in! An adjacent eating area offers a casual spot to hang out in, while a separate, formal dining room boasts an elegant space to host and enjoy dinners at.

The main floor also includes a luxurious master suite, complete with a door that leads directly outside. An ample-sized, 5-piece bath offers an ideal retreat for unwinding in (this scene is perfect for indulging in a relaxing bubble bath!), while a huge, ample-sized walk-in closet provides tons of storage and space for organization! Upstairs, 2 large bedrooms and a bath provides extra space for guests, or space for a hobby room, office, exercise room, etc.

A roomy 2-car garage offers even more storage space, and a fenced, and maintenance-free yard is the picture of outdoor enjoyment! The patio is waiting to be transformed into your very own private oasis with some outdoor furniture, a barbecue, and flower baskets.

Living in University Place

A wonderful city known for its tight knit community, University Place is a suburban area with a vibrant atmosphere. Opportunities for outdoor enjoyment are especially prevalent, and places like Chambers Bay offer plenty of opportunity to head out into nature, right in your own backyard! University Place—often simply referred to as “UP”—is also ideal for commuters due to its close proximity to Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Interstate 5, Highway 16, and more.

Interested in learning more about this listing? Contact REALTOR® Regina Madiera-Gorden online here or give her a call/text at (253) 381-6685!

Posted on September 8, 2015 at 10:26 am
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1-Level, 3-Bedroom Classic Oakbrook Home w/2-Car Garage in Lakewood

With a lush, green front yard with simply elegant landscaping to welcome you home, this Oakbrook residence has great curb appeal and makes a lovely first impression! This home-sweet-home retreat comes with all kinds of great updates, including a new furnace, newer hot water tank, new roof, and appliances included. At 1,537 sq. ft., this 1-story home includes 3 bedrooms and 2 baths. Located at 9112 78th St SW, Lakewood, WA 98498, this home is listed for $249,950.

This classic rambler has plenty of room both inside and out for comfy and cozy living. In the mainl living area, a living room with a large window lets in lots of natural light, and the family/recreation room has a stately brick fireplace that sets a welcoming scene. Huge, floor-to-ceiling windows and sliding glass doors look out onto the private back yard and lead right out onto the patio. A formal dining room has a traditional feel to it, and provides an elegant space to hosts guests, no matter the occasion. A spacious kitchen includes another eating area, and generous counterspace and plenty of cabinet storage ensures ease when whipping up delicious meals!

Three bedrooms—including a master suite with a private master bath—offer privacy and versatility. Consider transforming one into an exercise room, office, etc. The possibilities in this space are endless! Attached is a 2-car garage for your added convenience.


Step outside through the back sliding glass door, and your very own private outdoor oasis awaits. A large patio is ripe with potential: with plenty of room for patio furniture, a barbecue and more, this space is ready to be trasnformed into a vacation-worthy summertime retreat. Gardeners will be delighted with the space for flower beds and more—garden and play with privacy and plenty of space to dig in!

Living in Lakewood

Named for its several beautiful lakes, Lakewood is a locale that boasts easy access to natural settings alongside the many conveniences of any city. At 9112 78th St SW, Lakewood, WA 98498, you’re close to schools, parks, golfing, shops and more! Chambers Bay, Chambers Bay Golf Course, South Puget Sound Wildlife Area, Fort Steilacoom Golf Course, Steilacoom Lake and more all offer lots of opportunity for enjoying the outdoors and staying active. To get on Interstate 5 or Highway 512, it's just a quick 15 minute drive, a definite bonus for commuters!


Interested in learning more about this listing? Contact REALTOR® Regina Madiera-Gorden online here or give her a call/text at (253) 381-6685!


Posted on July 31, 2015 at 3:47 pm
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