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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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  “Homeownership is the bedrock of the American Dream!” was long an unchallenged byword in American culture. Certainly most Lacey homeowners agreed during most of the 20th Century. That premise may have been rocked a little during the early phases of the Great Recession that shook the country sta...
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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  The best real estate agent schooling isn’t something that takes place in a classroom. That kind of school is necessary, of course, because some of the most important work every Lacey real estate agent does has to do with being intimately familiar with the letter of current state laws and Depart...
By Adam Crocker
(Elite Properties)
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  It’s probably just an inevitable part of the human condition.For almost everyone, awaiting any Lacey home inspection is pure, unadulterated jitters time. Nail-biting time. Edge-of-your-seat time.It isn’t because anyone seriously expects any of our Lacey home inspectors to be ogres. Certainly th...
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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  You don’t have to be planning to add your own home to the Lacey listings to be curious about how it would do if it were up for sale. If you are considering a change of residences, it’s twice as likely that you have been checking out the latest listings in Lacey to see what comparable properties...
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 Quincy & Amy - Qualls Team, Real Estate for the NW Lifestyle
(American Classic Homes - South Sound Team)
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CONGRATULATIONS to Mona & Barry on the sale of their home!!! On to new ventures, with a well-deserved retirement in the very near future!!! An absolute pleasure working with you both.‪#‎SOLD‬ by our Team in 4 short days.... We'd love to help you achieve your home buying or selling goals as well! ...
By Adam Crocker
(Elite Properties)
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  As every college freshman will tell you, it’s those “Introductory” classes that can wind up being the most time-consuming. Since they cover a lot of territory dealing with subjects that are new to you, they can be the hardest to keep up with. If Lacey real estate had its own college department,...
By Adam Crocker
(Elite Properties)
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  For Lacey real estate watchers, it was The Washington Post that came up with the most interesting angle on the last week in July’s most commented-upon real estate headline—which was that across the U.S., home ownership rates had slipped to 1960s levels.CNBC went with the straight numbers (“Home...
By Adam Crocker
(Elite Properties)
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   If you set your sites on selling your Lacey home in short order for the best price, one of the most reliable ways to add to your effort is to introduce effective home staging. If you have the requisite artistic flair and some time to devote to the project, you can try your hand at staging your...
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 Adam Crocker
(Elite Properties)
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  Owners of Lacey homes for sale each have their own individual goal hierarchy. The bottom line is nearly always at—or close to—the top of the list, like everything people sell. But there can be other considerations that rival fetching the largest amount of cash. Some of the Lacey homes that are ...
By Adam Crocker
(Elite Properties)
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    As a way to have fun and save money at the same time, the “Do-It-Yourself” approach has millions of enthusiasts. Any number of Lacey residents can be found on weekday evenings and Saturdays and Sundays, tinkering in garage workshops or atop ladders, “Doing-It-Themselves” with hammers, saws, a...
By Adam Crocker
(Elite Properties)
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  If you have ever looked at your Lacey home’s mortgage balance and thought, “Yikes! That’s a lot of money!” you’re not alone. Such a gulp-inducing moment can be triggered by listening to one of the celebrated financial gurus explaining personal finance. Much of the latest financial wisdom is aim...
By Adam Crocker
(Elite Properties)
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 The days of boring slideshow type “virtual tours” are disappearing fast. Today’s Lacey listings can include actual virtual walk-through videos, breathtaking aerial drone shots, and sweeping panoramic 360 degree views. Now it appears there can even be the possibility of James Bond-style suspense....
By Adam Crocker
(Elite Properties)
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  Nobody in Lacey can escape the fact that we are now engulfed in the full-bore election year media onslaught. You would need to be living under a rock not to have noticed—and the rock would have to be somewhere out of earshot of radio and tv. Fortunately, since this is a space where we discuss b...
By Quincy & Amy - Qualls Team, Real Estate for the NW Lifestyle
(American Classic Homes - South Sound Team)
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~This family is the reason why we do what we do...WOW, thank you Justin & Andrea for the spectacular review!~ "Hands down the best team!!! We will NEVER do business with anyone else and will refer Quincy and Amy to everyone we know. These two have a gift for understanding what our needs were and ...

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