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By Adam Crocker
(Elite Properties)
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   First, a word about these Things to Avoid when you’re in the process of buying a Olympia house: it’s a short list.The reason it’s so short is because of who you are—since you’re reading this, it means you’re someone who is taking the time to delve into what’s happening with Olympia real estate...
By Adam Crocker
(Elite Properties)
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 Spring cleaning season remains the time of year for Olympia’s most rigorous home improvement efforts, but fall is also an opportune time to dig into some preventive home maintenance chores. Homes that get their owners’ attention on a regular basis don’t just hold more of their value with less ex...
By Francine Viola, Realtor, In Tune with your Real Estate Needs
(Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty, Olympia WA)
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Good news for residents of Olympia WA - our local Providence St. Peter Hospital was ranked #3 out of all the hospitals in Washington State by US News and World Report. And they ranked High Performing in eight specialties: Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair COPD Colon Cancer Surgery Heart Bypass Sur...
By Adam Crocker
(Elite Properties)
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  Ever tried to pin down the most popular house style in the U.S.? Turns out—you can’t.Last week it almost seemed as if the answer was at hand. Olympia readers could have come across the ad link that promised to reveal “The Most Popular House Styles.” The come-hither promise read, “Browse our pho...
By Adam Crocker
(Elite Properties)
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   The legendary figure of The Wanderer has different connotations in different cultures. English teachers in Olympia high school classrooms have always taught some of the most famous parts of Homer’s Odyssey—the heroic story of Ulysses, the most famous wanderer. Ulysses wandered in and out of a ...
By Adam Crocker
(Elite Properties)
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  Whenever you’re in the planning stages for your next Olympia real estate venture, the best available Olympia mortgage rate is a number you look for. Whether you are thinking of a purchase of a new Olympia home or simply refinancing your existing property, that rate determines how much you will ...
By Adam Crocker
(Elite Properties)
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  It was tucked away in a backwater of The Wall Street Journal’s online Design tab, which is actually just a sub-section of their Real Estate section. “The Rise of the Colorful Bathroom” was like a conceptual hand grenade tossed into the placid lagoon of home decor orthodoxy.As far as design insi...
By Adam Crocker
(Elite Properties)
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  The “5-Year Rule” as it applies to Olympia homes listed for sale is a pretty good one, as far as real estate rules-of-thumb go. It’s part of the family of truisms that have been around long enough that you’d figure they have to be reliable—like the rule that you should plan on maintenance costi...
By Adam Crocker
(Elite Properties)
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  When the name “Deloitte” is attached to futuristic predictions about any kind of industrial matters, most Olympia readers grow less skeptical than would otherwise be the case. After all, Deloitte’s quarter-million financial services professionals earn their keep by accurately advising enterpris...
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...

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