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5.1 tips to make Thurston County, WA home buying successful
Wes & Company, South Sound Real Estate Specialist (Wes & Company )

5.1 tips to make Thurston County home buying successful


1. Get mortgage-ready. The Thurston County home buying market is heating up; getting you mortgage insures that you can act fast when you find that perfect Thurston County home for sale. Make sure your credit is as strong as it could be.


2. Budget wisely (stay within your budget). Be aware of utility, maintenance and transportation costs to determine if a home isaffordable. Buying a house in the rural Thurston County is great, just make sure you account for the commute cost.

3. Get the right mortgage. Fixed-rate mortgages offer payment certainty, while adjustable-rate mortgages frequently provide lower initial monthly payments, which could rise considerably over time.

4. Get help. Searching for a home over the Internet (Check out... is one thing; actually going through the process and closing on a home without professional assistance is another.

5. Take your time. Buying a house in Thurston County , WA is not a race. Moving too quickly because the "dream home" just came on the market could be the first of many mistakes. Take the time to obtain a home inspection, look over the neighborhood and investigate the school district.

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5.1 tips to make Thurston County home buying successful
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5.1 tips to make Thurston County home buying successful
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Does Washington State have a "cross your fingers and hope for the best" budget?
Dinah Lee Griffey, Managing Broker Windermere Peninsula Properties (Windermere Peninsula Properties)

By most accounts the remarks made by Kathy Haigh last year recommending "crossing our fingers and hoping for the best" concerning Washington State's budget, have come to pass and the results are not good.

At this time the revenue forecasts are only 2.1 billion for the next two years not the hoped for 3.5 Billion. Those numbers are far apart and seem to be growing farther.

Dan Griffey shared-

"We need real leadership in Olympia. A sustainable budget was not passed this year. It was a wait and see...cross you fingers and hope for the best budget, that now is projected to be over 1.4 Billion short! We must  honestly address the budget concerns and not rely on gimmicks to make it look better than it really is."


Rob McKenna had this to say-

"This announcement underscores the need for state government to begin living under sustainable budgets. It is simply wrong to overspend in good times, adding billions in future spending without means to pay for it, and then cutting in bad times and not living up to promises our citizens have planned on."


Did we have warning that this could be the case? Yes. Was there something we could have done about it? Yes. Is it too late to address it? No.

Some of the options that should have been used, included:

No use of one-time money for ongoing programs

No transfers from other budgets

Strong reserve to meet unforeseen emergencies or revenue drops

Protect constitutional mandates

Transparency — no gimmicks

Utilize priorities of government

Reflect priorities of governing board

Minimize legal disputes

Seek efficiencies and reforms where cost effective

No new taxes

Restrict fee increases to benefit of payer

Provide flexibility in administration/ compliance


While we do have options for addressing the current shortfall, we would have been far better off if it had been addressed sooner rather than later, after all time is money.


The other issue we are facing is that the ones who voted in the unsustainable budget are the very ones who are now going to address it. Do we trust them to make the tough choices or are they just going to sell (tax) us another bill of goods?








When you are Buying or Selling your home EXPECT MORE!Call or text Dinah Griffey today at 360-551-8888 or visit my website

Your Money Goes Further
Bernie Moats (Van Dorm Realty Inc)

No more waiting. I am seeing new listings that are bank owned properties.  Many of these homes are priced incredibly low.  I am even seeing homes that were considered "Luxury" homes at the lowest prices I have ever seen.  Call me if you are ready to purchase.  I recently viewed a home on 5 acres with 5000 square feet and a water / territorial view, loaded with upgrades.  This home would have been worth 900,000 2 years ago and is now 470,000. Now is your chance for more home with less money! Bernie Moats 360-701-3131 

Cooper Point 3 Bed Home Near Evergreen State College - Westside Olympia
Mike Conner (City Realty, Inc. - Olympia, WA)
Quiet Cul-de-Sac in West Olympia

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3 Bedrooms
2 Bathrooms
1 Partial Bathroom
Interior: 1974 sqft
Lot: 0.20 acre(s)
2614 19th Way NW
Olympia, WA 98502

Mike Conner

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City Realty, Inc.
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Are You A First Time Home Buyer?
Bernie Moats (Van Dorm Realty Inc)

Now is the time to be viewing homes so you will be able to make an offer and have the property close in time for the $8000 dollar tax credit. November 31st  is the date you need to be occupying the home.  Plenty of good values still available and historically LOW INTEREST RATES. Do not regret missing this opportunity contact a REALTOR and reputable lender today!

Cooper Point, A Diverse Community in Olympia
Phil Sharp (Phil Sharp Homes)

Cooper Point is a very diverse and desirable West Side Olympia area.  The peninsula is made up of many residential neighborhoods, as well as rural, agricultural and waterfront properties.  Geography is the primary reason for the areas popularity, with a very short commute to the freeway, downtown Olympia, The evergreen State College, and shopping at the Capital Mall.


The neighborhoods of Cooper Point are too numerous to list here, some of the more popular are Cooper Crest, Gold Crest, and Country Club.  Cooper Crest is one of the newest, and has been very popular with home buyers.  If you are looking for larger lots, and more upscale homes, Gold Crest and Country Club are also off of Cooper Point Rd.  Gold Crest is minutes from the freeway and the mall, Country club is a little further out, and is located on the City of Olympia Golf course, and features a number of homes that are on the water.


Rural land is still available on Cooper Point, and will probably remain rural.  The County, as well as the city of Olympia, have been re-vamping their land use policies; it is expected that much of what is currently rural will be re-zoned to a housing density of one per five acres, with smaller lots being "grandfathered" in order for them to continue to exist.  What this means to homebuyers looking for close in, yet rural property is that they won't have to worry about encroaching "urban" development.


If you are looking to relocate, or want to spread your wings a little, and still be close in to Olympia and the freeway, Cooper Point is a great place to start your search.  If you would like to search the MLS for homes in the Cooper Point area, or any where else in Thurston County, you may do so thru my website, Olympia Property         360-970-9977


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