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For many Olympia parents of high school seniors, these are hold-your-breath days—the time of year when college acceptance letters begin showing up in Olympia mailboxes. If all goes well, after settling on a school, next comes tackling the array of decisions that follow. Chief among them: where he...
By Quincy Qualls - Qualls Team, Western WA Real Estate Professional Team
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**SOLD in 8 Days by the Qualls Team! Looking to Buy or Sell?** [Bank-Owned 1 Acre lot w/ 1344 SF Home in Well-Established Rochester Neighborhood. Multiple offers, sold in 8 short days with an aggressive marketing plan!]  360.870.2605 -or- QuallsTeamInfo@gmail.com, or Research our team online! Tru...
When you own the Olympia home your family lives in, you are by definition a real estate investor: it comes with the turf. Your investment is essentially a passive one. Until the day you decide to sell and move on, any improvement in its value is secondary to how well it serves to shelter your fam...
This March has been such a busy one on the Olympia real estate calendar that I thought it would be a good idea to double-check everything just to be certain I wasn’t overlooking any important happenings. It wasn’t just that the first day of spring on the 20th is the traditional start of what’s re...
The first day of spring! The vernal equinox! 2015, March 20 is the red-letter day on Olympia’s real estate calendar. It’s the nominal kickoff to the traditionally rambunctious spring selling season—historically, the go-go time of year. It’s when more homes come on the market, more prospective buy...
Would you buy a house where someone died? Would it make a difference if the death was peaceful or…otherwise? You might never have considered such questions, but the answers can become a serious issue for an Olympia house for sale—especially if it has a history that could be right out of a CSI epi...
 Many people don’t fully understand why it is that St. Patrick’s is the perfect day for selling a Olympia home, or for buying one. But if ever there were a right time to explain it, this is it. There is one drawback to any such explanation, though: namely, that it makes so little sense. That doe...
By Quincy Qualls - Qualls Team, Western WA Real Estate Professional Team
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Don't have time to volunteer? You can still help to make a BIG difference in someone's life!   This week, the Thurston County Food Bank is in need of Baby Cereal. Follow their page to see how you can help each week. Many organizations have been able to obtain much more assistance through social m...
Starbucks will boost your home’s value? This was the  “hot home-buying tip” splashed all over the airwaves at the end of February—one that Olympia real estate watchers probably assumed had to be one of those weird, crazy coincidence feature stories that crop up from time to time. It was a little ...
By Quincy Qualls - Qualls Team, Western WA Real Estate Professional Team
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*SOLD by the Qualls Team in 13 Days!*Gorgeous, Unique 3000+ SF home on 2+ acres. Looking to Buy or Sell? Our team would love to help achieve your Goal.QuallsTeamInfo@gmail.com  -OR-  www.QuallsRealEstate.com     
  As the demand for age-restricted senior housing continues to grow nationwide, it’s certain to influence more than just the new home builders whose bread and butter depends on paying attention to such trends. It’s also likely to influence the character of neighborhoods as a whole, Olympia’s inc...
Once you're mentally prepared for the relocating experience (to self: “it’s definitely the right move”), where is the first order of business. Perhaps you've outgrown your Olympia home anyway—the family simply needs more space. Perhaps relocating is necessary for work reasons; or now that the ki...
By Sandy Nelson, your Olympia area Realtor
(Riley Jackson Real Estate Inc.)
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Many buyers question the need for a home inspection on a newly constructed home. They often claim: "Everything is new and was signed off by the municipal inspectors. What could go wrong?" It doesn't help that site agents and builders reinforce that kind of thinking, and point to warranties instea...
When it comes to selling your Olympia house, the first attributes that will bring in prospective buyers will be found in your listing description: size, location, and all the details that either match prospects’ wish lists (or don’t). Price is in there, too. Next comes curb appeal, which can tur...
By Phil Sharp
(Phil Sharp Homes)
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  Immaculate, barely lived in Westside Olympia home. This single owner home features an open floor plan with spacious kitchen, dining, living, and laundry down, Master and additional 3 bedrooms up. The master features a large walk in closet, 5 piece bath, and vaulted ceiling. There is a second f...
By Francine Viola, Realtor, In Tune with your Real Estate Needs
(Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty, Olympia WA)
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This morning was foggy with the sun just starting to come out.  In the dense fog, a faint rainbow appeared. This was taken at Percival Landing in downtown Olympia WA.  Strolling along the waterfront, you can enjoy the Farmer's Market, shipping activity at the Port of Olympia, art sculptures by l...
In today’s globalized economy, purchasing a foreign property has become an option for Olympia buyers who in earlier times would never have even considered it. As an investment, a vacation or retirement property, or as an accommodation for children studying abroad, there are many reasons why you ...
      A 2013 National Association of Realtors (NAR) and Google survey found that 68% of people looking to buy a home found themselves using one or another of today’s popular mobile apps at some time during their odyssey. 2013 was ancient history in terms of the ascendance of mobile devices, so yo...
It can feel a little like a trip to the shore in springtime, before the summer sun has warmed the water. The water might be okay—but it also might be bone-chilling! Most Olympia residents will choose caution, and stick their toe in, first… Deciding whether to buy a house when you have been renti...
In the weeks before you decide which of our local real estate agents will represent you and your home once it goes on the market, you’re probably looking for a Olympia Realtor® with the qualities that make a great sales person: knowledgeability, directness, personality, trustworthiness. Likeabil...

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