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Some days, you feel like you just can't win.  Like when you are trying to do something nice, such as go out and buy a coffee maker for your client who mentioned that they lost theirs in the move.I did such a thing.  I went to Lowes and purchased a coffee maker.  It wasn't on clearance; it wasn't ...
05/02/2016
With email hacking on the rise, most financial institutions are resorting to encrypted emails.  I'm all in favor of increasing security but....really?  I just received this from a national lender.  What the heck is my "security image" supposed to be?I really, really hope I can open the email beca...
04/19/2016
What is an Escalation Clause in real estate and does it work in a multiple offer situation? Escalation ClauseHere in Olympia, WA, an Escalation Clause is sometimes added to an offer when a buyer is competing with other buyers on the same home.     The Escalation Clause tells the seller:1. what th...
04/19/2016
Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic's 2016 High School Student Essay Contest starts April 11, 2016!What:  Write a 500-word essay on "What Makes a House a Home." Our past winners expressed quite a bit of creativity, and that's one of the criteria for judging. Who:  Any Thurston County, WA High Schoo...
04/04/2016
Yes, this April 2016 will be the BEST month to get in touch with Wells Fargo to lock in your mortgage rate on a Conventional loan!Wells Fargo is offering to pay 1% of a buyer's loan amount in costs on all Conventional Fixed Rate mortgages locked in the month of April.  Perfect timing for the hot ...
03/30/2016
1734 S Market Blvd in Chehalis WA 98532 is now listed for sale!For complete details on this Chehalis WA home, click here.  What's not to love about this beautifully appointed rambler sitting atop a hill? If you are looking for privacy and still in the heart of Chehalis and seconds to the freeway,...
03/02/2016
How do Buyer's Find Success in Today's Olympia WA Real Estate Market?From a buyer's point of view, this is an interesting market.  On one hand, there are many more homes coming on the market.  On the other hand, there are more buyers competing for these homes.  The challenge for buyers isn't so m...
02/22/2016
Why this Seller’s Market is Different this Time Around in Olympia, WAToday, the Olympia, WA real estate market has more buyers entering the market than sellers. The demand from buyers is overwhelming the lesser supply of sellers listing their homes, creating a market that favors sellers.In the la...
02/22/2016
With just one phone call, my buyer saved about $7,500.  And it was a very simple phone call to make. The BackgroundWe have been working on this short-sale for 10 months now.  The sellers have a law firm who is negotiating with the bank, (but as I've learned, just because a short-sale negotiator i...
02/12/2016
8424 Queets Drive NE located in Lacey, WA has sold in January 2016.Let me help you find your next home in Lacey, WA.  To search for other homes for sale in Lacey, WA, click here. Click here for all the details on the updated home listed for well under $200,000!  The hard work has been completed w...
01/29/2016
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