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 Whenever you are getting ready to buy or sell a residence, taking the temperature of the local housing market is part of how you prepare to engage. When Olympia real estate prices are on the rise, bargain hunters know they’ll have to scramble. When Olympia real estate prices are flat or on the d...
By Quincy & Amy - Qualls Team, Real Estate for the NW Lifestyle
(American Classic Homes - South Sound Team)
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Many newer homes have "Great Room" Concepts in the Living Area. Thoughts on this layout?  This Tumwater Home offers the Open Downstairs IDEAL for Entertaining, w/ Bedrooms & Laundry Room Upstairs! (Washer, Dryer & SS Appliances Included!) $216,950 - Motivated Seller!  Specs & 30+ Photos at the li...
  Just as with movie credits, the features you find in Olympia listings have a “billing order.” The “stars” may not be printed in gigantic superstar type—but the order in which they appear do reflect changes in current buyer priorities. For a homeowner soon to add their property to this spring’s ...
 Here is a one-question True or False exam that every future Olympia first-time home buyer should take: True or False:One sure way to build a strong credit report is to pay your bills on time.(Answer: False)Particularly for a first-time Olympia home buyer, being able to present a strong credit re...
By Francine Viola, Realtor, In Tune with your Real Estate Needs
(Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty, Olympia WA)
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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...
Olympia real estate news is fairly predictable—at least compared with some of the stories that filter in from the rest of the world. Here in Olympia, for instance, wherever a new home is being built, you’re likely to see familiar evidence like stacks of lumber and drywall, cartons of nail gun amm...
Olympia multi-family housing is the umbrella term covering all the various kinds of residences that shelter more than one family. Everything from duplexes and homes with guest cottages to apartment complexes fall into the category, which is most often thought of in terms of the solid investment p...
Whenever we think of how our Olympia home staging professionals approach their craft, it’s all the positives that come to mind—how they transform a ho-hum living room into a welcoming showplace; a run-of-the-mill front porch into a curb appeal magnet, etc. That is true, but equally important are ...
By Quincy & Amy - Qualls Team, Real Estate for the NW Lifestyle
(American Classic Homes - South Sound Team)
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#ThankYou  to Chris for the Awesome Shout Out & Latest Recommendation for our Team!   #CONGRATS !  We are always happy to help Friends & Family with the Purchase or Sale or their home in the future!!  http://www.quallsrealestate.com/cp/reviews/ or Visit our Reviews on #Trulia  #Zillow  or #Redfin...
By Quincy & Amy - Qualls Team, Real Estate for the NW Lifestyle
(American Classic Homes - South Sound Team)
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#CONGRATS  & #ThankYou  to Rikki & Jessica!  Your Stellar Recommendation of our Team is so appreciated, we are absolutely thrilled to have been a part of your 1st Home Purchase!!! Reviews & Past Sales can be seen at: http://www.quallsrealestate.com/cp/reviews/ or on #Trulia   #Zillow   #Redfin (Q...
They really ought to teach this stuff in school: real-life, day-to-day economics. Olympia youngsters out on their own for the first time are usually left to trial and error when it comes to mastering things like how to lay out a personal budget or use credit advantageously. Or even how to go abou...
By Quincy & Amy - Qualls Team, Real Estate for the NW Lifestyle
(American Classic Homes - South Sound Team)
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A HUGE Congratulations goes out to New Home Owners, Rikki & Jessica! You both were so FANTASTIC to work with, and we couldn't be more thrilled to have been a part of this step in your lives!!!THANK YOU! *Sincerely, Quincy & Amy Qualls* ‪#‎congrats‬ ‪#‎newhomebuyers‬ ‪#‎investinyou‬ ‪#‎olympiahome...
It was only a few years ago that the last thing a prospective Olympia home buyer had to worry about was being outbid. Those were the days when the bottom seemed to be falling out of the Olympia real estate market. Anyone brave enough to be looking to buy at a time when the real estate market was ...
How easy or hard it is for Olympia home buyers to secure a mortgage with attractive terms is a key element in the local real estate picture. Olympia mortgage credit provides the oil that that keeps residential home sales moving smoothly; that, or it becomes a damper (or even something close to an...
By Francine Viola, Realtor, In Tune with your Real Estate Needs
(Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty, Olympia WA)
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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...
It does seem that whenever a story about some faraway homeowners association finds its way into Olympia newspapers, nearly always it’s because something has gone awry. Either there’s an ongoing dispute about a flag display (“Indiana Couple Violate Rules for Flying U.S. Flag”), a fencing disagreem...
By Quincy & Amy - Qualls Team, Real Estate for the NW Lifestyle
(American Classic Homes - South Sound Team)
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CONGRATULATIONS to New Home Owner Chris!!! We were so lucky to work with a Wonderful Friend & Client on the purchase of his first home in a great Lacey location, we couldn't be happier for you!!! Are you looking to Buy or Sell a Home? Our Team Would love to Assist! QuallsTeamInfo@gmail.com or 360...
By Quincy & Amy - Qualls Team, Real Estate for the NW Lifestyle
(American Classic Homes - South Sound Team)
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Price Just Reduced! $359,950 - 1 Acre just around the corner from the Puget Sound Waterfront in NE Olympia! 2426 SF Custom Rambler, Ideal Layout for Entertaining complete with 1400 SF Deck, Hot Tub, & Serene Wooded Privacy. This is HOME!! Check out Specs & 30+ photos @:http://www.trulia.com/prope...
When you do a web search for “average house price in Olympia,” you come up with a lot of good, not-so-good, and just plain lame information. If you were looking for a general idea of what the current market says that homes like yours in your neighborhood are worth, the results are likely to be mo...
Whether we see it as evidence of the advance of a wider green homes movement or simply of rising environmental consciousness, Olympia green homes are becoming properties with a distinct marketable sales advantage. What were once viewed as altruistic gestures practiced by only the most dedicated p...

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