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   Any idea that’s worth a darn can stand up to scrutiny, so when the real estate industry’s leading periodical, Realtor.com, first posted the “I Hate the Open-Plan Kitchen” article, it wouldn’t have been a dereliction of duty for home design aficionados to go ahead and read it. That’s true even ...
07/02/2016
  Midway through Lacey real estate’s busy selling season also finds us at the beginning of many a homeowner’s personal vacation season. For those whose homes are on the market, one of the benefits of having a close working relationship with their Lacey real estate agent means that they can take o...
06/30/2016
  By the end of last week, homeowners who keep an eye on Olympia mortgage rates had a remarkably clear view of what the future is likely to bring. “Brexit” had all but sealed the deal.Part of the reason for the resurgence in the local real estate market has been the phenomenon of Olympia’s histor...
06/29/2016
     One good way my clients get a head start from the word “go!” is the amount of attention their Olympia & Lacey listing receives. Since that listing is by far the most prominent display piece their property will be presenting to the world of potential buyers, it has to be first-rate. The detai...
06/27/2016
  Exactly what makes a house “big”? That’s a judgement call, for sure.In Olympia & Lacey, houses that are 4,000 square feet or larger would certainly be considered “big,” “spacious,” “ample,” “accommodating,” etc. Most families can get along quite nicely with the U.S. average of 2,600—so even Oly...
06/26/2016
  It’s been a welcome relief for Olympia & Lacey homeowners as the Bad Old Days of the energy crisis recede from memory. $4+-a-gallon gasoline, huge electric, propane and fuel oil bills that were the subject of national outrage have faded from the headlines. We’re now busy attending to the curren...
06/24/2016
 There’s a reason the English language’s greatest playwright was called “The Bard of Avon” and not “The Bard of Lacey.” In Hamlet, for instance, despite the fact that Shakespeare’s Polonius character is supposed to be a wise counselor, he gets at least one piece of advice wrong when he tells his ...
06/23/2016
 As Olympia’s spring selling season edges toward summer, the allure of vacation houses is more likely to emerge as a front burner issue. The practical rewards of having a second home as a vacation retreat—sometimes one which can also be rented out part-time—is more likely to become an action item...
06/23/2016
  Olympia’s week starts off with a celestial milestone. Our grade school teachers told us to call this point in the calendar a “solstice.” There are two each year, and this is the summer one. If there had been one of those models of the solar system in the room, the teacher would have used it to ...
06/22/2016
  If you’ve been house hunting for the Olympia & Lacey home you know is out there—the one that will fit your needs, is situated in a suitable neighborhood, and fits your budget—when you home in on a likely candidate, try not to fall in love with it (at least not right away). House hunting is a ne...
06/20/2016
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