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Real Estate Agent - Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty, Olympia WA
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...
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...
8729 29th Wy SE, Olympia WA 98513 is for sale and will be open this Sunday, January 17, 2016 from 1-3 PM for you to tour!For complete details on this listing, click here.Elegant yet comfortable best describes this 4 bedroom, 3 full bath home backing a private wooded area. This home also features ...
Here is the Lacey WA / Hawks Prairie area real estate update for January 2016.The 2015 year in the Hawks Prairie area of Lacey, WA for real estate was phenomenal. 2015 was the most sales this area has seen in the last 10 years.  The second highest year for sales was in 2006.  Here is a comparison...
Here is the Summit Lake / Steamboat Island WA real estate market update for January 2016. Summit Lake / Steamboat Island WA real estate market snapshot.  In looking at how 2015 rounded out, there were great strides in recovery for the Summit Lake and Steamboat Island areas.All the numbers look gr...
Finally!  My bathroom remodel project is finished! We purchased a Craftsman-style house a couple of years ago but it had a very Victorian hall bath with a claw foot tub, lots of heavy wainscoting, a pedestal sink with no storage and a classic black and white tile floor.  Not only did this not fit...
How to donate Fred Meyer's money to your favorite local charity is so easy when you use your Rewards card! I discovered that there is a really, really easy way to donate to my favorite local charity, the Senior Services for South Sound here in Olympia, WA, and it's FREE! If you shop at Fred Meyer...
Every year, my brokerage Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty in Olympia, WA participates in the Salvation Army Bell Ringing to raise money to support Thurston County residents who need help the most.  In fact, 96% of the donations raised will go directly to families in Thurston County. Our b...
It's getting cold outside!  I just took this photo this morning of my frosty willow. This time of year makes me feel like staying inside and starting up the fireplace.  And with Thanksgiving just around the corner, even more so. But even though Thanksgiving and other winter holidays are something...
Thank you, Ron Cooks!  Ron is an ActiveRain member and he found me on ActiveRain.  I was thrilled when I heard from him and he had clients who were moving to my area, and graciously referred them to me.Both Ron and I live and work in a military community, so we understand our military clients. Th...

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