Nancy's Olympia area Blog

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Real Estate Agent - Managing Broker - City Realty Inc
A blog about community events in the Olympia/Lacey/Tumwater area in WA including the real estate market in those communities.



I've been trying to figure out a time and place for a little vacation, and think I may have stumbled on the perfect solution - for me at least!  Trying to get away for a few nights is almost more trouble than it's worth by the time I arrange for both business and pets to be covered in our absence...
In the midst of visiting with friends during a recent luncheon, one woman looked out the window and noticed this graceful presence on the beach below.  As we hurried out on the deck to get a better look, I ran first to grab my camera...     What a perfect visual reminder that patience is importan...
Our office volunteered during this past weekend's Olympia Traverse relay event - and oh my gosh it was fun!  Of course a beautiful sunny summer day at a park right next to Budd Bay kinda helps make it hard NOT to enjoy the day.  And getting to watch the cyclists end their leg of the relay and the...
If you are thinking of selling your Olympia, WA area home, you have probably already heard that the market is a little challenging, with bank owned homes impacting the prices that regular resale homes sell for.  What you may NOT have thought about is the impact of new construction as competition ...
Olympia Traverse relay event is happening today - and the sun is shining for the participants (and us volunteers).  The Traverse is a multi sports challenge which includes mountain biking, road biking, paddling in Budd Bay and running.  The entire course is 50 miles long, and there are relay team...
I made a quick stop by Olympia Farmers Market this morning on the way to the office so I could get some blueberries (yum) - and noticed that this is the time of year when vibrant, colorful stands are all over the market!   Colorful veggies are enticing and bursting with that locally grown freshne...
The Olympia/Lacey/Tumwater areas LOVE a good festival, and so it seems like summer is loaded with really fun events.  This weekend, July 23rd & 24th, the Pacific Northwest Mushroom Festival will be the place to be!  It is a tantalizing combination of cooking demos where you can not only learn ama...
Dear Buyers, Before We Go Looking - Let's Do Some Talking About Buying A House. Let's do a little bit of talking about the process, timeline, costs involved, your criteria etc etc etc.  It will make the house hunting process go more smoothly for you and will minimize unhappy surprises.  So - even...
You found a house, you made an offer, the seller accepted your offer!!  Hurray - but now the hard part is waiting until the purchase is complete and you can move in to your new home in the Olympia WA area.  And you want to know, need to know - WHEN can you move in!!! The answer to that goes back ...
What Costs Will There Be when I buy this home in the Olympia WA area?  Yes that is a really important question for buyers to ask and understand!  Because, even though you are likely getting a loan for a large part of this purchase, there will be some costs to you along the way. First, as you talk...

Nancy Conner

Olympia/Thurston County WA
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