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Last month, I wrote about the "What Makes a House a Home" scholarship essay contest for high school students in Thurston County, WA that my brokerage, Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty held, and THE WINNERS HAVE BEEN CHOSEN!This year, the writing was superb and for the first time in the fi...
05/26/2015
7728 48th Loop SE, Lacey WA homes for sale!Located in Lacey, WA in Willows Crossing, this updated home is ready to go! 4 bedrooms2.5 baths2,304 SFBuilt in 1998All on a beautifully landscaped 0.126 acre lot.  Check out the video! For more information, click here.
05/21/2015
How to Win a Real Estate Bidding War without Being the Highest BidderWith the real estate market in the Olympia, Lacey and Tumwater, WA areas shifting to a seller’s market, buyers are finding themselves in a bidding war.  But buyers can win without being the highest bidder and here are the two ke...
05/20/2015
The real estate market has improved in Olympia WA.  We were in a downward spiral for five years, and we’ve been slowly yet steadily improving over the last two years.  We are now at a point in our market where sellers are able to sell their homes for a profit, there are fewer short-sales depressi...
05/06/2015
Realtors - It's your obligation to get great listing photos for your sellers.Just about every Realtor I know groans and moans when we see bad listing photos. The question we always cry out sarcastically is, “has the seller not SEEN these hideous photos?!” And after that, “how did that agent ever ...
04/28/2015
Here is the Thurston County WA real estate market update for March 2015. Thurston County WA has had an unseasonably mild winter and our spring is almost like our typical summers!  But the real estate market has snowballed this spring.In March 2015, the local housing market continued to show pheno...
04/24/2015
Here is the DuPont WA real estate market update for March 2015. 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 in DuPont, wa...
04/17/2015
Here is the Rochester WA real estate market update for March 2015. Why live in Rochester?Rochester, WA is located in the southernmost part of Thurston County, and is best known for its Scandinavian heritage celebrations. Rochester is also the home to the Great Wolf Lodge and the Lucky Eagle Casin...
04/16/2015
Here is the Tenino and Bucoda WA real estate market update for March 2015. Why live in Tenino?Tenino WA is located Southeast of Olympia off of Old Highway 99. There is some dispute how Tenino got its name; some say it is from a Native American word meaning "junction" or "meeting place;" others sa...
04/16/2015
Here is the Yelm / Rainier WA real estate market update for March 2015. Why live in Yelm?Yelm is not only is close to JBLM's East Gate, but offers affordable homes and is 15 miles from Olympia. Yelm has also been recognized as Tree City USA, and you'll certainly see that as you tour its diverse u...
04/16/2015
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