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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...
04/06/2016
 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...
04/02/2016
   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...
04/01/2016
 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 ...
03/31/2016
 Whenever a buyer or seller is set to enter the market, they find themselves faced with the task of identifying the Olympia real estate agent who will serve them best. There are many of us to choose from—and not a lot guidance on how to proceed. Maybe there should be something like a Real Estate ...
03/29/2016
 Several different surveys confirm that if you ask American consumers which they prefer, close to twice as many say they would choose to move into a brand new home rather than an existing one. But—and there are several important ‘buts’—when it comes to today’s typical Olympia house hunter, that a...
03/28/2016
 You will find that most advice about preparing your Olympia house for sale features a couple of indispensable terms: de-clutter, clean, and de-clutter. That’s not a typo: you can’t say ‘de-clutter’ often enough. It has to be emphasized that “clutter” doesn’t necessarily refer to shabby or thread...
03/26/2016
  A couple of recent developments made the news recently that promised to impact Olympia’s real estate scene either now or in the future. The one that got most of the attention last Wednesday came from a familiar source: Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen. Her news conference’s less-than-stirring...
03/23/2016
  It might sound shocking, but Olympia’s homeowners—present and future—have DTIs!Although the press has been largely silent, it’s important that the public be fully educated on the subject. But before anyone calls an emergency meeting to see what can be done…The good news is that, despite how dir...
03/22/2016
 This spring’s Olympia housing market continues to reflect most of the trends that have held sway across much of the nation. There is good news, not-so-good news, and (happy to report) no really bad news at all. In fact, it’s the absence of threatening factors that makes our housing market a welc...
03/19/2016
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