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By Adam Crocker
(Elite Properties)
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  When, as the holiday lyrics have it, “the weather outside is frightful,” that makes it a good time to start planning the coming year’s home improvement projects. If you wait for ideal weather conditions to begin laying out your plans, you’re likely to wind up well behind schedule before you eve...

By Francine Viola, Realtor, In Tune with your Real Estate Needs
(Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty, Olympia WA)
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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...

By Adam Crocker
(Elite Properties)
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  Some breakthrough good news has come to light. It deals with first-time home buyers.Across the U.S., first-time home buyers have been staging a disappearing act for a worrisome long time. The causes were pretty universal across much of the country: a sluggish economic recovery and tight labor m...

By Francine Viola, Realtor, In Tune with your Real Estate Needs
(Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty, Olympia WA)
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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...

By Adam Crocker
(Elite Properties)
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 Real estate articles that are really just lists are now being called “listicles”—and there are certainly plenty of them around. The other day one appeared that just had to be read: Bankrate’s “7 things that could turn off homebuyers.”The actual listicle may not have been the product of much real...

By Adam Crocker
(Elite Properties)
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 It’s a fair bet that anyone who is taking a serious look at the current assortment of new homes for sale in Olympia is someone who places a value on sheer newness. It’s about more than prestige—although owning a new home does carry at least an element of the kind of special pride that goes with ...

By Adam Crocker
(Elite Properties)
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  If you put your mind to it, you can come up with excuses for why it makes sense to do just about anything. For instance, if it’s Sunday and you really should go shopping to stock the fridge for the week ahead, but you’re all settled in to watch TV, you can reason that the supermarket coupons pr...

By Ben Kinney
(Home4Investment Inc.)
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3700 Pennant Ct NW, Olympia 98502 Luxurious Street of Dreams Best of Show Winner in a community of award winning homes. This is a must see home with too many upgrades to list. 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths with two master suites, one up/one down. High end kitchen with granite counter-tops, hardwood floor...

By Francine Viola, Realtor, In Tune with your Real Estate Needs
(Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty, Olympia WA)
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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...

By Adam Crocker
(Elite Properties)
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  If you weren’t among those who were surprised by last week’s election outcome, you were among very few. Opinion leaders in every corner of the media are still scrambling to explain why their prognostications had been so wide of the mark. When your job is to help people understand the fine point...

By Adam Crocker
(Elite Properties)
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  For anyone who hasn’t gotten the word, this is a week that sees the kind of major happening that will affect every corner of the nation. Here in Olympia, this kind of titanic event can also give rise to questions about Olympia real estate, and whether (when the smoke clears) there could be sign...

By Adam Crocker
(Elite Properties)
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 Ahoy, matey! Belay y’ur Olympia real estate musin’s fer a moment to consider how ye home equity be like treasure buried in ye back yard! Arrrrrr! It’s long past Talk Like a Pirate Day (September 19), so we may have to wait another year to give this metaphor the proper growl and scowl it deserves...

By Francine Viola, Realtor, In Tune with your Real Estate Needs
(Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty, Olympia WA)
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Just goin' with the Flo this Halloween!  Wishing you all a fun and Happy Halloween!! 

By Adam Crocker
(Elite Properties)
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  For prospective home buyers who have been eyeing the Olympia listings without any particular sense of urgency, last week’s mortgage interest rate news could have added an element of angst. In the up-again/down-again world of consumer finance, even the threat of higher mortgage interest rates ac...

By Adam Crocker
(Elite Properties)
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 Conscientious Olympia homeowners keep on top of all the regular maintenance items pretty much automatically. Once you have lived in a place for more than a year or two, you know what you should be keeping an eye on. You have a handle on when major fixes and updates have to be addressed.When you ...

By Ben Kinney
(Home4Investment Inc.)
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1717 Eastside St NE, Olympia 98506 Hot Neighborhood: Spacious 3 bed 2 bath San Francisco St Bakery Area Home. Many recent upgrades including newer roof & flooring. Close to Bigelow & Priest Point Parks. With elem & middle schools also nearby. Cooperative tenant related to owners and willing to st...

By Adam Crocker
(Elite Properties)
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  When you go in for your annual physical, you’re hoping for a sunny prognosis. Realtor® magazine isn’t a medical journal, but it does have a feature called “Market Pulse.” It reports on the patient’s vital signs (if you imagine the patient being the nation’s housing market). The state of the nat...

By Ben Kinney
(Home4Investment Inc.)
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High quality custom built home on 5+ acres with built-in indoor pool.Main floor feats a huge kitchen with a formal dining room,living room,office,utility room and 1/2 bath.French doors lead to the 496 ft cedar deck.Upstairs master bedroom feats beautiful bath with tub, separate shower and huge wa...

By Adam Crocker
(Elite Properties)
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  Whenever a month’s Olympia real estate activity ends on a Friday, the number-gatherers close up shop knowing there will be a longer than usual lapse until they can be sure of the Olympia real estate activity statistics.That creates a breather for those of us who keep abreast of Washington and O...

By Adam Crocker
(Elite Properties)
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  You can find how-to books with strategies laying out do-it-yourself strategies for transforming a property into a “luxury” home. Likewise, there are scads of online lists of imaginative touches that imply they will do the same.The idea is certainly appealing (but so is anti-gravity and time tra...

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