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Am I required to use a licensed home inspector when buying a home in Olympia WA? Yes.  If you are exercising your home inspection contingency in your purchase and sale agreement for your home purchase in Olympia WA, you are required to use a licensed home inspector.  There is one exception to thi...
Christmas Forest in Olympia WA 2013 As of this writing, we haven't even hit Halloween yet, however I am so excited for the 2013 Christmas Forest in Olympia WA at the Red Lion Hotel!  Each year, the decorated Christmas trees get better and better, and I can't wait to see all the new ideas!   What:...
Rutledge Corn Maze Tumwater WA 2013 When:            Now until October 31st, 2013 Where:           302 93rd Ave SE, Tumwater, WA 98501 Hours:           Friday and Saturday nights – 5 PM to 12:30 AM (last ticket sold at 11 PM) Who:              Those who can stomach a good scare! Tickets:         ...
My Morbid Mind Haunted House Lacey WA 2013 When:             Now until October 31st, 2013 Where:           4548 Marvin Road SE, Lacey WA 98513 Hours:            Check My Morbid Mind's website for schedule Who:              Those who can stomach a good scare! (over 13 years old) Tickets:         $...
Schilter Family Farm Pumpkin Patch Olympia WA 2013 When:        September 28th to October 31st, 2013 Where:       141 Nisqually Cutoff Road SE,   Olympia, WA 98513 Hours:        Daily, 10 AM to 6 PM, but closing at 4 PM on October 31st. Who:          Everyone and Anyone! Tickets:      FREE to pic...
When Searching Homes For Sale in Olympia WA . . . Use  The benefits of using my site are: -          Save listings and be organized.  By logging in, you’ll have the option of saving listings and staying organized in your home search. -          Rank listings.  As a signed u...
  Olympia WA home prices for September 2013 real estate market report   Here is this month’s real estate market report for Olympia WA by Francine Viola, Realtor of Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty.   Olympia WA Home Prices & Real Estate Market Report Highlights   Home prices in Olympia, W...
As a seller, I’m sure you’ve heard your Realtor advise you to clean, declutter, and have great curb appeal, right?  But do you really know WHY this is so important when selling your home?  There is more to it than you might think.      There is a psychological response that buyers have when touri...
In Beaverton, Oregon, this seller captured on video the buyer’s sewer line inspector rummaging through the kitchen cabinets looking for prescription drugs.  Although this is an uncommon occurrence, it should be a wake-up call for sellers, Realtors buyers and contractors.           Wake Up Call fo...
  Buying a home in Olympia, WA easily generates many questions.  Here are the FAQS for common home buying questions. How many homes does the average home buyer look at?  This number certainly varies between how much time a buyer has to find a home and also how many homes are currently on the mark...

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