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By Adam Crocker
(Elite Properties)
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 If you go looking for insights from successful Lacey real estate investors, depending on which areas they concentrate on, you could come up with a variety of takes. Despite the distinct differences that separate the commercial and residential investment spheres, there are some time-worn truisms ...
By Quincy & Amy - Qualls Team, Real Estate for the NW Lifestyle
(American Classic Homes - South Sound Team)
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#ThankYou to Mitch & Lisa for working with our team on your very first home... You both were two of our Favorite Buyers!!! :)#Congratulations on your new rambler, shop & acreage...what a sweet place in a great location!Looking to buy in 2016/17? We'd love to work with you as well. QuallsTeamInfo@...
By Quincy & Amy - Qualls Team, Real Estate for the NW Lifestyle
(American Classic Homes - South Sound Team)
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#CONGRATS to our Team Lead Quincy Qualls, and our Sister Aryn Alberts.... both were named Redfin Rockstar Seattle Top Partners with the most August closings!!!We couldn't be successful without our amazing clients... We Thank you All!!! #ThankYou #WeLoveOurClientsBuying or selling in 2016/17? Give...
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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      Marketers for any Lacey business want to know as much as possible about their “customer base”—the population of potential buyers who might be attracted to their product. If you are in the process of selling your Lacey home, the speed at which you succeed and the amount of profit that result...
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 Adam Crocker
(Elite Properties)
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  “Time is of the essence!” is the kind of everyday phrase you might hear any time in Lacey. Most often it’s tossed off casually—as when someone gets impatient, waiting for a friend who’s been dillydallying. That’s when it means “we’re gonna be late!”In Washington legal contract phraseology, it h...
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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 When last week’s surprising news (on the plus side) about consumer confidence was announced, it was one more sign Lacey homeowners might have felt nudging them in the direction of putting their home on the market. U.S. confidence rose to an 11-month high in August—a turnaround from consumer blah...
By Adam Crocker
(Elite Properties)
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 Like careful consumers who are investigating any major purchase, Lacey home buyers need to address some of the same basic queries. Among home buyers, those who already own Lacey homes may think they have different questions than do first-timers, but even for those who have successfully navigated...
By Adam Crocker
(Elite Properties)
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It’s not a coincidence that the same word is used in both dramatic undertakings and Lacey residential real estate preparation. Both describe preparations that seek to establish a feeling within the beholder. Of course, staging for Lacey home showings differs fundamentally from its theatrical homo...
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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 If you are looking for the Lacey real estate agent who will do the best job for you, it’s logical to seek the best agent. Less obvious is what traits distinguish the best real estate agents. If you look through summaries of commonly agreed-upon qualities, most are the same as for other successfu...
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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   Once you have decided to sell your Lacey home, one of your first action items is to recruit a top sales team. About 90% of sellers choose a licensed Realtor® to head up their effort—not just because it’s the popular thing to do, but because the alternatives are few. You could recruit a busines...
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 are one of Lacey’s real estate investors (or have been interested in how real estate stacks up against other investment classes), the insights of AIG investment honcho Doug Dachille would likely get your attention. Dachille is American International Group’s Chief Investment Officer. T...

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