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2012 

To rescind or terminate – that’s the question, but what’s the difference? As a home buyer in Olympia, WA, you have a mutually-agreed upon purchase and sale agreement with the seller, but a situation arises during the transaction where you cannot go through with the purchase of the home.  For exam...
02/29/2012
What is a pre-sale home?  This is a home that has not yet been built.  Typically, a pre-sale is offered by a builder building in a subdivision.  You have the options of choosing the lot you’d like the home to be built on as well as your choice of floor plan the builder is offering. Tips on buying...
02/20/2012
Making an offer on a pre-sale home in Olympia WA is one thing – but here are some tips that can help get your offer accepted the first-time around.  As a new construction buyer’s agent, here are my biggest insider’s tips:  Builders are more willing to give you “stuff” than budge on the price.  Bu...
02/20/2012
Olympia, WA is for the birds! If you are like me, you may have a few bird feeders with different kinds of feed in your yard to attract all different kinds of birds.  Here in Olympia, WA, we are fortunate to have a very diverse bird population, and it’s interesting to see who visits your backyard ...
02/12/2012
  When de-cluttering, did you also de-drug to get your home ready to sell? Where to take your unwanted medications in Olympia WA.   When getting your home ready to sell, most homeowners will clean and de-clutter, spruce up the yard, and maybe add a fresh coat of paint, but there is another part o...
02/10/2012
January 2012 Real Estate Market Update for Olympia, WA The good news about the real estate market in Olympia, WA and in Thurston County overall is our active inventory is at a 6-year low with about 1,270 homes for sale.  This means there is more competition amongst buyers.  In comparison, a hot s...
02/09/2012
Indian Summer Golf & Country Club in Olympia, WA – January 2012 Market Update   January 2012 Real Estate Market Update The Indian Summer Golf & Country Club neighborhood in Olympia, WA typically sees on average two sales per month, however there were no sales that happened in January 2012 but the...
02/08/2012
Northwest Landing in DuPont, WA – January 2012 Market Update January 2012 Real Estate Market Update The good news about the real estate market in Northwest Landing in DuPont (in Pierce County) is the average home price has remained stronger than the rest of Pierce County.  From the peak in 2008 t...
02/08/2012
With much anticipation, I’m excited that the battle of the Giants and the Patriots is almost here with Super Bowl XLVI happening this Sunday.  I am really looking forward to this match-up this year as it looks like it will be an exciting and intense game. Super Bowl Sunday is also an annual tradi...
02/03/2012
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