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The city of DuPont as we know it today is a thriving community, but did you know about its explosive history?   In 1906, DuPont was the location of the Powder Works Explosive factory where dynamite was produced up until 1976.   Factory workers made this “Village” their home.  The Village in DuPon...
Campus Highlands, Lacey WA, open house Sunday, January 29th from 1-3 PM! Come join me to see the brand new homes being built along Woodlands golf course in Hawks Prairie this Sunday (and every Sunday)  from 1 to 3 PM.    Campus Highlands There are six different floor plans to choose from – ramble...
Earlier this week, Olympia, WA saw some snow….then we saw A LOT of snow (about 15”).   I thought it would be good to document the snow fall in my neighborhood, Indian Summer.  At the time I created this video, I had no idea things were going to get worse.  Snow is bad enough in Olympia because we...
Dawn Fabiszak, a Realtor from Colorado wrote this hilarious post comparing buying & selling real estate with online dating.  There are some very striking comparisons!  I hope you get a chuckle as I did.   ** Buying or Selling a Home Can Be Just Like Online Dating ** I have to give credit to one o...
Indian Summer neighborhood, Olympia WA - Snow-mageddon 2012! Here is what it looked like in Indian Summer on January 18, 2012. Indian Summer saw about 15+ inches of snow, which is unusual. Note:  After editing this video, a John Deere tractor came through to push the snow from the roads - so I gu...
About Northwest Landing in Dupont, WA Northwest Landing in Dupont, WA is located just minutes from Joint-Base Lewis McChord (JBLM) on the west side of Interstate 5.    Northwest Landing is still expanding and growing, and when fully built out, there will be approximately 12,000 homes.  The reside...
Welcome to Dupont, WA - minutes from Joint-Base Lewis McChord (JBLM)! Location says it all – this 3 bedroom+loft, 2.5 bath, 2,024 SF home is tucked away on a less-traveled street providing sanctuary from a hectic day. 1449 Burnside Place, Dupont, WA 98327 - Listed for $279,900 - MLS #308661     T...
When buying a condo in Olympia, WA the biggest question is whether or not a lender can provide a loan.  Not only does the buyer need to qualify for a loan, but so does the condo complex.  Listing agents, buyer’s agents and buyers should ask these five questions to help determine if the buyer’s le...
This is a list I give to my sellers to prepare them for when they receive an offer for their home in Olympia, WA.   1. The buyer’s agent contacts me with the offer.  The buyer’s agent will deliver the offer to me; then I will contact you so we can review the terms and discuss the response to the ...
Top 10 List of What to Expect Once Your Home is Listed for Sale in Olympia WA Once your home is listed for sale in Olympia, WA, here are the top 10 things to expect.  This is a list I give to my sellers to prepare them for what it is like to have their home on the market when they are still occup...

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