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A blog about community events in the Olympia/Lacey/Tumwater area in WA including the real estate market in those communities.
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In the Olympia area, home buyers quickly learn that there are many areas where the houses are served by individual wells or community water systems, and septic systems - or at least one of those.  It is not uncommon to find houses that do have septic systems rather than city sewers but are on cit...
11/22/2013
Olympia area home buyers will find that although many homes are on city water or a privately managed community water system, there are also many homes with wells providing their water.  These wells may be individual wells, serving just one home, or they could be shared wells serving two or more h...
11/20/2013
    Olympia Farmers Market is one of the absolute jewels of our community, providing a central place to shop for local produce, eggs, meat, bakery items, plants, and a wide variety of other items from jewelry to tie dyed clothing. They just announced that they will now remain open on Saturdays in...
11/20/2013
If you are buying a home in the Olympia WA area, you probably have noticed that many homes are on septic systems rather than city sewer.  When you make an offer on a home that has a septic system, you will want to include one additional addendum with your other paperwork. The Thurston County Sept...
11/19/2013
When you are selling a house in the Olympia area (or anywhere else in Washington state), you will likely be required to complete a seller's disclosure, answering a number of questions about your knowledge of the house's condition and any defects it has.    One question sellers often have comes wh...
11/18/2013
A nice hot shower is one of those little simple pleasures....and HAVING hot water is one of those things most of us kind of take for granted. Well, right up until there ISN'T any hot water coming out of that shower head! Uh oh, this is not a good thing! So, a trip to the basement to check on the ...
11/17/2013
In the continuing saga of our house building adventure,  we are beginning to get bids for some of the early steps, like clearing the lot.  Somehow this is making it seem very real, and I am redoubling my scrutiny of house plans so we can get the "what will be built" even more refined. Funny littl...
11/16/2013
Using native plants in your yard and garden is a great choice to add lower maintenance beauty in a variety of sizes, shapes, types and colors.  This year, the annual native plant sale will be totally on line ordering for 2014 planting. This annual native plant sale is sponsored by Thurston Conser...
11/15/2013
I've always thought it is pretty handy that if there is a slower season in the real estate business, it is typically from a little bit before Thanksgiving until right after New Year's Day.  Although I am certainly not wishing for TOO slow, it is kind of nice to be able to spend a little extra tim...
11/14/2013
In the continuing saga of my husband and I buying a lot to build on, I met with our contractors yesterday at the lot.  It's a good thing we are friends and they know that I get super excited, but need information to regain some semblance of calm.  So I brought my list of questions, and they broug...
11/13/2013
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