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Real Estate Agent - Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty, Olympia WA
Last year was a record year in the Olympia and Lacey WA housing market, and 2017 is on a path to exceed 2016's numbers. Here's a snapshot of 2016: 4,893 home sales in Thurston County, WA.  For comparison, in 2011, at the bottom of our market, Thurston County had just 2,600 home sales. $282,738 av...
5514 Jackson Farm Lp SE in Lacey WA is now pending.After being on the market for 1 day, we received a terrific offer and look forward to a successful close on this well-prepared and marketed home in Lacey, WA.Click here to see the details of this home.  This tri-level appealed to many of the pote...
I'm happy to say I've been awarded the Certified Residential Specialist Designation this month! This was one of my goals that unfortunately kept getting put off but I'm so glad I finally focused and earned this designation. What I liked most about this designation is that the classes were very pe...
Apparently, my 84-year-old mother, going on 24, is far more hip to the happenings in Olympia WA than I am.  She lives with us, doesn’t drive but reads the local paper, The Olympian, every day, and knows just enough of how to use the Internet to be dangerous.  And she is always highlighting activi...
Military families are always on the move, and I'm proud that I could help another military family sell their Tumwater Hill, WA home.   This one was a tough one just due to the very long appraisal process.  Even in the fall and winter, the market has not eased up enough for appraisers to catch up....
For Dick Greenberg's contest, The ActiveRain 2016 Photography Contest, here is my entry for Real Estate Main Listing Photo.   For this one, I'm doing a before and after.  When I first visited the property to take the photos, the sun was setting, the seller's dogs were running around and I was try...
"How these sellers made $60,000 on their Lacey, WA house in just 15 months" seems like a pretty sensational headline and I usually don't start out my blog posts this way, but this is absolutely true.  Here's how these sellers did it.  SummaryMy clients purchased this newly-constructed home in Jul...
This beautifully appointed Craftsman located at 1935 Nelson St in DuPont WA 98327 is now for sale!Check out the details here: in DuPont's desired Bell Hill neighborhood, this 4-bedroom + bonus + den home has a...
Just goin' with the Flo this Halloween!  Wishing you all a fun and Happy Halloween!! 
Good news for residents of Olympia WA - our local Providence St. Peter Hospital was ranked #3 out of all the hospitals in Washington State by US News and World Report. And they ranked High Performing in eight specialties: Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair COPD Colon Cancer Surgery Heart Bypass Sur...

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