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Real Estate Agent - Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty, Olympia WA
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Many residents in Thurston County are outbound commuters and are typically going north to Tacoma, Joint-Base Lewis McChord or even Seattle. Many homebuyers want to be as far north as they can in Thurston County for their commutes but in doing so are missing out on a great neighborhood that may on...
10/03/2018
1685 Ridgeview Lp SW located on top of Tumwater Hill in Tumwater WA is a Euro-modern Benjamin Ryan home that is now for sale for the great price of $399,950.  Check out all the details here.     In the Pacific Northwest, the architecture can be boring and if it's not boring, it's a Craftsman!  Bu...
09/24/2018
I was driving along Capitol Boulevard in Olympia, WA this morning.   The sun was out on this September day, traffic was light and I was getting to the office in record time.  What a great day!   Then I get a phone call.  I look at the caller ID and the caller is me!    Is it my future self callin...
09/13/2018
Looking for a new home can start out to be a fun process but can quickly turn very frustrating in a market where new listings are few and far between.  Here are some tips if you are looking to buy a home but just can’t seem to find the right one.  Revisit why you are moving.  Usually, a change in...
09/13/2018
Tips for finding records on decommissioned oil tanks in Olympia, WASome older homes in the Olympia WA area relied on buried and sometimes above-ground oil tanks to fuel their furnaces to heat their homes.  Many of these homes have since been converted to natural gas or electric and the oil tank i...
09/05/2018
1685 Ridgeview Lp SW located on top of Tumwater Hill in Tumwater WA is a Euro-modern Benjamin Ryan home that is now for sale.  Check out all the details here.      In the Pacific Northwest, the architecture can be boring and if it's not boring, it's a Craftsman!  But this Benjamin Ryan resale hom...
08/06/2018
What’s Driving this Hot Market?  The South Sound continues to set records in the housing market.  I’m often asked, “what’s next in store?”  (How long will this last?  What is the longer-term impact on our market?)  Forecasting is a tricky business, but we focus on many trends to anticipate things...
08/03/2018
How are my Thurston County, WA real estate property taxes determined?Every year, Thurston County, WA homeowners get a notice of their assessed value and how much their property taxes will be for the year.  If you track your property tax values, you’ll see that they go up and down every year, and ...
07/03/2018
Before a home buyer tells me how big or small of a home they need or how many bedrooms they want or what finishes they are looking for, they nearly almost always tell me they want this one elusive feature over everything else:  privacy.  The American dream is not just to own a home, but to own la...
06/19/2018
9023 Merrill Ct NE in Lacey, WA is located in the beautiful golf course community of Campus Highlands.  This 4 bedroom home + bonus room + office + den welcomes you with warm hardwoods on the main level, white crown molding, soaring ceilings, open floor plan, and granite countertops.   For all th...
06/06/2018
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