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Real Estate Agent - Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty, Olympia WA
The discussion of inventory these days permeates the real estate headlines.  There seems to be either too much inventory or not enough.  Right now, there's not enough. Starting off the summer in Olympia WA, the real estate inventory levels are low even though we have had more listings come on the...
Check out this video of Andrew and John Brinton of A-Pro Home Inspection Services checking out a furnace filter that should have been changed out months ago.  You can hear how noisy the system is as the furnace is struggling to get air in.  This can cause the furnace to overheat, which can cause ...
8870 Shepard Way NE in Lacey WA is a 5-bedroom home for sale on The Woodlands golf course.The largest floor plan in Campus Peak (The Poplar) has 5 bedrooms + den with stunning views of the 18th fairway.Built in 2015, this home is better than new with upgrades including A/C and blinds.Hardwood flo...
3031 Vista Verde Lane SW in Tumwater WA sold in just 4 days!  It is scheduled to close by the end of June 2016. Contact me today to keep you informed of other similar homes that come up on the market. With lots of activity and multiple offers, the seller had a tough time choosing, as all the offe...
442 Sawmill Court SE in Olympia, WA is already pending after just being on the market for 3 days! The seller received many showings and multiple offers in this short period of time, from buyers who were ready - they were pre-qualified with local lenders, had an agent representing them and submitt...
9100 Periwinkle Loop NE in Lacey WA is no longer for sale - the sellers have cancelled the listing. Click here for the details. This large corner lot home, located in a desirable area of Lacey, WA known as Hawks Prairie offers a terrific location to I-5 for commuters to JBLM and beyond.  The slat...
This terrific rambler in Chehalis WA sold in just 3 days!   A couple of years ago, I had this home listed and it sat on the market for months with very few showings.  We ended up cancelling the listing at that time.  Fast forward to 2016, and sellers, just like this one, were able to sell quickly...
What happened when the buyer’s agent changed a light bulb at a home inspection? ALL agents should KNOW to NOT do any repairs at the buyer’s home inspection, including changing a light bulb! Here’s what happened at my listing:The exterior garage light bulb was broken (not just burnt out, but broke...
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 ...
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...

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