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  A number of “Smart House” products made headway in 2016, so before the crystal ball gets hauled up over Times Square, this is an appropriate moment to review which ones promised relevant real estate applications. Anyone who will be house hunting or selling in Tumwater anytime soon might want to...
11/05/2016
  If, as the saying goes, “”no news is good news,” last week was almost a good week for U.S. real estate. Lacey real estate watchers like me found no hint of the kind of sweeping changes that can alter residential real estate patterns for buyers and sellers. Possibly because of the looming electi...
11/03/2016
 Ahoy, matey! Belay y’ur Olympia real estate musin’s fer a moment to consider how ye home equity be like treasure buried in ye back yard! Arrrrrr! It’s long past Talk Like a Pirate Day (September 19), so we may have to wait another year to give this metaphor the proper growl and scowl it deserves...
11/01/2016
 It just could be that the absolute best Halloween gift has been identified. It’s one that every Tumwater resident would certainly be surprised to receive.Now, in case you are asking yourself who gives gifts at Halloween (other than the candy we hand out to the pint-sized ghosts and goblins), I a...
10/26/2016
  Lacey home sellers are sure to hear one piece of advice again and again: “declutter.”It’s the simplest of concepts; not in the least controversial. Nobody could convincingly argue that Lacey homes whose rooms are populated with bric-a-brac are more likely to attract buyers than are those withou...
10/26/2016
  For prospective home buyers who have been eyeing the Olympia listings without any particular sense of urgency, last week’s mortgage interest rate news could have added an element of angst. In the up-again/down-again world of consumer finance, even the threat of higher mortgage interest rates ac...
10/26/2016
  HGTV has a weekly program called “Income Property” that Tumwater investors may find interesting from time to time. The host, Scott McGillivray—himself an income property investor—offers tips and advice on the subject. His insights are solid. They may not be earth-shaking, but it doesn’t hurt th...
10/24/2016
 Conscientious Olympia homeowners keep on top of all the regular maintenance items pretty much automatically. Once you have lived in a place for more than a year or two, you know what you should be keeping an eye on. You have a handle on when major fixes and updates have to be addressed.When you ...
10/21/2016
   House hunters are sometimes compared with treasure hunters—and it can certainly feel like that when you find a Lacey home that’s a perfect fit. The other day, I read a writer who compared house hunting with beachcombing. That might pass muster at first—but when you think it over, it really doe...
10/19/2016
   If you try to predict what Lacey real estate activity is likely to be based on only our local activity, you soon find what causes statisticians to turn up their noses: the sample size is simply too small to project reliable trends. That’s why serious Lacey observers look to the incoming real e...
10/17/2016
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