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By Adam Crocker
(Elite Properties)
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 There are Top 10 Lists aplenty that detail just why any Lacey homeowner should think twice before planting one of those For Sale by Owner signs in their front yard. One of them is that when you sell your home all by yourself, the sheer amount of time you’ll have to devote to mastering processes ...
By Adam Crocker
(Elite Properties)
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 Selling your Lacey home is the kind of major undertaking that has so many facets just deciding where to start can delay liftoff. Since there is no actual “right” place to begin, like other mammoth projects, just digging in anywhere will do. The happy truth is that when you’re selling a home, onc...
By Adam Crocker
(Elite Properties)
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 They’re called “swings” or “bridges”—but they don’t belong on a kindergarten playground. They’re the specialized loans that can help Lacey home buyers get past the kind of cash crunch that can snag an otherwise perfectly achievable purchase.This is a timing situation that happens quite frequentl...
By Adam Crocker
(Elite Properties)
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 Of the investor-friendly possibilities, real estate has some particularly welcoming attributes that have kept it perpetually close to investors’ hearts (and portfolios). This is particularly the case whenever tenuous national and world affairs make the future unnervingly hard to predict.Forbes m...
By Adam Crocker
(Elite Properties)
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 The headlines last week had a familiar look to them, but in terms of what they actually signified for readers who might be potential home buyers or sellers in Olympia, they really should have triggered a snap-to moment:“Mortgage Rates Fall to New 2016 Lows,” was the Star Tribune’s headline.  Yah...
By Adam Crocker
(Elite Properties)
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 A few weeks ago, two pieces of incoming information crossed my screen—items that related to the possible direction in which Lacey home loan interest rates might be heading.  The first came from a big national listing aggregator. It seems that once this outfit gets the idea that you are intereste...
By Adam Crocker
(Elite Properties)
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 Lacey real estate investors include a subset that’s more common than you might think: the unplanned ones. The press calls them “accidental investors”—but that’s unfortunate. Let’s face it: when you read “accidental investor,” it conjures up mental images of a car crash. Or falling down stairs. O...
By Adam Crocker
(Elite Properties)
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 Something is being offered that is actually for free. No, really. It is truly the case that lately some banks and credit card companies have been including a new benefit for their Lacey clients: free access to their current FICO credit score. This isn’t the same thing as the ads we’ve been delug...
By Sandy Nelson, your Olympia area Realtor
(Riley Jackson Real Estate Inc.)
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6955 Inlay St. SE Lacey, WA 98513 Comforable Lacey Home You'll love living here in this over 2,500 sq. ft. sized home with 4 generously sized bedrooms plus a bonus room. This home is move-in ready and waiting for you. Interior Features: Family Room, Laundry Room, Den/Office, Dining Room, Hardwoo...
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 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 Adam Crocker
(Elite Properties)
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 It’s small wonder that with this spring’s selling season underway, Olympia’s house hunters can afford to be a discriminating bunch—they have the luxury of picking and choosing from a crop of truly inviting offerings. And it doesn’t hurt that today’s low mortgage interest rates have enabled more ...
By Adam Crocker
(Elite Properties)
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 A reasonable question posted recently on a real estate website can open an interesting discussion. It’s one that touches on a fundamental component of most Olympia real estate sales.The question was, “Can I request a home inspection before I make an offer on the home?”The answer from the moderat...
By Adam Crocker
(Elite Properties)
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 “Ideal” is a Shangri-La kind of a word. It’s not just because of its feel-good, pie-in-the-sky definition (“a standard of perfection or excellence”)—but because contained right there inside the word itself is a tacit admission. It’s only an idea—not something necessarily connected to concrete re...
By Adam Crocker
(Elite Properties)
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 It looked like another chuckle-worthy April Fool’s Day dispatch: CNBC’s webcast “Is NYC luxury real estate about to go bust?” It was barely 7 in the morning on April 1—but only the most bleary-eyed Olympia web watchers were likely to have been caught off-guard.Pranksters had already made minceme...
By Adam Crocker
(Elite Properties)
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 Any dedicated bargain hunter who scours the Olympia listings is not surprised to find among the most deeply discounted entries one of two notations: foreclosure or short sale.Everyone knows what the “foreclosure” designation means—it’s been repossessed by the bank. It’s an REO (real estate owned...
By Adam Crocker
(Elite Properties)
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   Right now, just a few days into spring, we are right at the start of Olympia’s peak real estate selling season. I’ve always found it odd that you don’t hear much about it—but that also makes it the beginning of the buying season, too!As a licensed Olympia Realtor®, throughout the course of the...
By Sandy Nelson, your Olympia area Realtor
(Riley Jackson Real Estate Inc.)
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6846 Desperado Dr. SE Olympia, WA 98501 Spacious Tumwater Home For Sale Well appointed home with space to breathe, featuring an enormous master bedroom suite, multiple walk-in closets, huge pantry and oversized yard with greenbelt, privacy & nature views. Interior Features: Family Room, Applianc...
By Adam Crocker
(Elite Properties)
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 Even the least vigilant of Olympia’s market-watchers had their antennae out last week, the traditional time of month when real estate statistics are released from the most authoritative sources. National trends in home sales frequently provide clues to the direction the Olympia market is likely ...

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