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By Francine Viola, Realtor, In Tune with your Real Estate Needs
(Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty, Olympia WA)
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The real estate market in Olympia WA and surrounding areas is in need of sellers! In January 2017, we are breaking records.  This January is the best start of any year!  Here's a quick recap in this video below.  Check it out!  In January 2017, we closed more sales than ever with 308 sales.  And ...

By Francine Viola, Realtor, In Tune with your Real Estate Needs
(Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty, Olympia WA)
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Many times when I am working with buyers who have small kids who come along the tour of homes, I get a little nervous.  No matter how many times you tell a little kid not to touch anything, they, of course, touch everything! As a showing agent, I try to make sure the house is in the exact same wa...

By Ben Kinney
(Home4Investment Inc.)
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2910 Briarwood Ct SE, Olympia 98501 This is the dream home of this neighborhood. The 5 bedroom 3-1/2 bath home features a magnificent entry with a winding staircase and pillared columns to showcase the living room w/completely enclosed atrium for an outdoor living experience year round. Main floo...

By Adam Crocker
(Elite Properties)
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 We all know what shaggy dog stories are. They’re the jokes that go on and on and then peter out without much of a punchline. I think I found a scientific study about real estate that fits that description—but you can decide for yourself.We remember that true “science” is only possible when a the...

By Adam Crocker
(Elite Properties)
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   If this is going to be a year of upsets, the rules for when Olympia listings are best initiated might be primed to fly out the window. There’s no guarantee that 2017’s Olympia listing performance will bend the rules, but if the National Association of Realtor’s® news site is right, it’s a defi...

By Cynthia Schmier, CRS, CDPE, CNE, CIAS, MDI, 5-Star, CLHMS, MRP
(RE/MAX Country)
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Architectural delight in prime commuting location and desirable Olympia school district! Flowing floor plan with vaulted ceilings, archways, and alcoves; rich colors, panel doors, and white trim package - move in ready! Open kitchen boasts tile counters and back splash, chocolate cabinetry, and a...

By Francine Viola, Realtor, In Tune with your Real Estate Needs
(Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty, Olympia WA)
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Last year was a record year in the Olympia and Lacey WA housing market, and 2017 is on a path to exceed 2016's numbers. Here's a snapshot of 2016: 4,893 home sales in Thurston County, WA.  For comparison, in 2011, at the bottom of our market, Thurston County had just 2,600 home sales. $282,738 av...

By Adam Crocker
(Elite Properties)
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 Sooner or later, all children need to be warned about the fallacy of something for nothing. It’s an important lesson and a milestone. Very little ones are too young to be exposed to the idea that when they grow up, they should automatically examine the motives behind anything that seems to be of...

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...

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