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Real Estate Agent - Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty
My brokerage, Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty, Inc. in Olympia, WA is holding its annual essay scholarship contest for high school student in Thurston County.  First place is a $1,000 scholarship!  (Second prize is $750 and third prize is $500.)  Unlike many scholarships, this is open to...
Posted 5 days ago
"The moon is a loyal companion.  It never leaves.  It's always there, watching, steadfast, knowing us in our light and dark moments, changing forever just as we do.  Every day it's a different version of itself.  Sometimes weak and wan, sometimes strong and full of light. The moon understands wha...
Posted 6 days ago
As a Realtor, it can be frustrating showing buyers their dream home only for them to complain about the interior paint color, and be reluctant to make an offer on the home.  “It’s just paint.  That’s a simple fix,” is something most of my buyers have heard me say.  Well, Karma got me on this one!...
Posted 13 days ago
Indian Summer home for sale! 3720 Kinsale Ln SE, Olympia WA 98501 Located in Olympia's premier community of Indian Summer, this home is located on the 9th Forest tee box (former 18th tee) with expansive views of the golf course and the nature preserve.  No backyard neighborhoods looking in! You'l...
Posted 22 days ago
Here is the Thurston County WA current real estate market update as of January 2014. Thurston County WA is located in the South Puget Sound region of Western Washington. It is the home of the State Capitol in Olympia. The other major towns in Thurston County are Tumwater, Lacey, Yelm, Tenino and ...
Posted about 2 months ago
Privacy please! Are you looking for a home that offers privacy from the neighbors?  A home where you don't have to be fully dressed in order to enjoy your morning cup of coffee?  You are not alone!  (Even if you want to be alone!)  Privacy is the #1 feature my buyers are looking for in their next...
Posted 2 months ago
How to plan and organize your next move - the 4 week checklist! The 4 week checklist provides buyers and sellers the best way to plan and organize a move while maintaining some sanity!  Here's the countdown to moving day: 4 Weeks Prior to Moving Reserve a rental truck or contact a moving company ...
Posted 2 months ago
Here is the DuPont WA current real estate market update as of January 2014. What's it like to live in DuPont? DuPont is a middle point between Tacoma and Olympia, and offers an excellent location for Joint-Base Lewis McChord (JBLM) commuters. In 1994, Northwest Landing, a master planned community...
Posted 2 months ago
Here is the Yelm / Rainier WA current real estate market update as of January 2014 (area 453 on the map below). Yelm / Rainier not only is close to JBLM's East Gate, not only has the best Mexican restaurant (Tacos Gaby) but also offers affordable homes and is 15 miles from Olympia.  The Nisqually...
Posted 2 months ago
Here is the Southeast Thurston County WA current real estate market update as of January 2014 (area 452 on the map below). Southeast Thurston County features some beautiful lake front properties and communities such as Lake St. Clair, Pattison Lake and Sunwood Lake.  Residents in this area can al...
Posted 2 months ago

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