Explore Olympia, WA
By Adam Crocker
(Elite Properties)
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    If you keep track of the ebb and flow of U.S. economic news, you might also be aware of how it relates to some things that happen here. Particularly in the way Olympia’s mortgage rates have been responding to the ups and downs of announcements from Washington, the cause and effect relationshi...
By Adam Crocker
(Elite Properties)
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   If you happened upon the Weather Channel’s site last week and were greeted with headlines like, “Massive Heat Dome Inbound” and “Excessive Heat in the East and West,” it could have let you feel better about Olympia’s own weather. After all, what do you expect from August in Olympia? At least w...
By Adam Crocker
(Elite Properties)
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  Sometimes the experts who project trends in residential housing and real estate find that they have to correct their predictions. Once the final statistics are in, if they consistently reveal errors as wide of the mark as 50%, it’s just embarrassing. Such was recently the case with Harvard’s LI...
By Adam Crocker
(Elite Properties)
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 If you are a house hunter who isn’t reluctant to dig in and roll up your sleeves, it could be worth your while to take a look at Olympia “bank-owned” offerings. Deciding to do that is less popular than you’d think.Bank-owned is a word that can summon up all sorts of negative connotations, causin...
By Francine Viola, Realtor, In Tune with your Real Estate Needs
(Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty, Olympia WA)
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Rio isn’t the only place where Olympic records will broken; our “Olympian,” WA real estate market continues to deliver a gold medal performance!  The Gold goes to……..Pending Sales.  Pending home sales in April through June achieved levels never before seen in our market.  Each month had more than...
By Francine Viola, Realtor, In Tune with your Real Estate Needs
(Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty, Olympia WA)
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My brokerage, Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty, in Olympia WA has for the last six years held a scholarship contest open to high school students in the area.  The theme each year has been for students to answer the question, "What Makes a House a Home?"Every year it seems the essays get b...
By Sandy Nelson, your Olympia area Realtor
(Riley Jackson Real Estate Inc.)
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3512 Blacksmith St SE Olympia, WA 98501 3512 Blacksmith St SE Elegant & gracious home in great Olympia location, close to schools, LBA Park, amenities & I-5. Generously sized rooms & special architectural features express elegance & character. Interior Features: Family Room, Appliances, Den/Offi...
By Sandy Nelson, your Olympia area Realtor
(Riley Jackson Real Estate Inc.)
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5749 Ashbourne Lane SE Olympia, WA 98501 5749 Ashbourne Lane SE Exquisite Indian Summer Golf & Country Club residence, appointed with superb features & craftsmanship. Boasting hardwood flooring, wainscoting, crown molding, tiered ceilings, custom tile work & more. Interior Features: Family Room,...
By Francine Viola, Realtor, In Tune with your Real Estate Needs
(Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty, Olympia WA)
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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...
By Francine Viola, Realtor, In Tune with your Real Estate Needs
(Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty, Olympia WA)
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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 ...
By Wes Neal, The expertise you expect and attention you deserve
(Wes & Company )
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Search current inventory of Single Family Home w/ Basement For Sale in Olympia WashingtonListing DetailsSingle Family Home w/ Basement For Sale in Olympia Washington3741 Goldcrest Hts NW, Olympia 98502Price: $424,997MLS number: 910458Bedrooms: 5Bathrooms: 3Square Footage: 3599Call Wes Neal at 360...
By Wes Neal, The expertise you expect and attention you deserve
(Wes & Company )
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Is there more to life than boating, fishing swimming & fun? Not if you make this incredible Lake St. Claire lakefront home yours! Enjoy crystal clear waters and amazing shoreline from this unique no-bank with awesome dock for boats, kayaks & jet-skis! Tastefully Remodeled lake retreat w/2 decks,...
By Francine Viola, Realtor, In Tune with your Real Estate Needs
(Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty, Olympia WA)
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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...
By Wes Neal, The expertise you expect and attention you deserve
(Wes & Company )
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3741 Goldcrest Heights Northwest, Olympia, WA Get Directions Click Here Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Brochure $ Click for current price of this Single Family home for sale w/ fully furnished basement in Olympia Washington!5 BEDROOMS | 3 (3 full ) BATHROOMS | 3599 SQUARE FEET Wes...
By Wes Neal, The expertise you expect and attention you deserve
(Wes & Company )
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5040 Puget Road Northeast, Olympia, WA    Get Directions Click Here Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Brochure $ Click for current price of Vacant Land for sale w/ 10 + Acres Rolling Terrain in Olympia  Washington Very private 10+ acres in great location. Rolling terrain with foreste...
By Francine Viola, Realtor, In Tune with your Real Estate Needs
(Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty, Olympia WA)
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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...
By Francine Viola, Realtor, In Tune with your Real Estate Needs
(Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty, Olympia WA)
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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...
By Wes Neal, The expertise you expect and attention you deserve
(Wes & Company )
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Very private 10+ acres in great location. Rolling terrain with forested blend of Fir, Ash, Cedar and huckleberries. Carve out your own your own private homesite from multiple possibilities. Backs up to Foxhall riding trails. Access from Puget Rd through forested easement. You feel as if you are ...
By Sandy Nelson, your Olympia area Realtor
(Riley Jackson Real Estate Inc.)
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4505 Briggs Dr. SE Olympia, WA 98501 Briggs Village Townhouse Amazing executive townhome in Briggs Urban Village for people who value an easy and low-maintenance life style. Enjoy this beautiful and spacious home and walk to parks, amenities and the YMCA. Interior Features: Family Room, Applianc...
By Francine Viola, Realtor, In Tune with your Real Estate Needs
(Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty, Olympia WA)
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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...

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