buying: Housing in 2019 is more affordable than last year in Olympia WA - 08/27/19 01:53 PM
Buyers in Thurston County, WA (which include Olympia, Lacey, Tumwater and Yelm) are seeing higher home prices but are enjoying near-historic low interest rates, making homes more affordable now than last year at this time.
 
 
 
 
 
The average home price in Thurston County, WA is $371,323, up 4 percent from last year. But because interest rates have plummeted 1 percent from last year, buyers are seeing their dollars go further. 
 
The average-priced home of $371,323 with the national average 30-year mortgage rate of 3.55% realizes a monthly principal and interest payment of $1,678 (taxes and insurance would increase this number).  Comparing the average home … (2 comments)

buying: 4301 Campus Green Lp NE, Lacey, WA 98516 - SOLD! - 08/19/19 01:21 PM


 
 
 
 
 
 
This stylish residence nestled in the desirable Campus Green neighborhood with tree-lined sidewalks is a quick jaunt to 2 golf courses, the beach, new shops & eateries and I-5. And the new owners will have the time to enjoy these fun spots with this easy-to-maintain home and yard!
 
This property sold in August 2019 for $375,000.
 
If you are looking for other homes in this neighborhood, call me today! Or if you live in the Campus Green neighborhood, this is the second home I've sold here within the last 2 months.
 
There were a couple of unexpected events during this transaction but the sellers … (3 comments)

buying: We may do the same job but the outcome varies greatly - 03/06/19 11:01 AM

The family I helped purchase a home sent me this terrific mug in the mail - I love it! The message of "Keep calm, I'm your Realtor" hits home with these buyers of mine because they had a not-so-stellar experience with their lender, and the experience caused so much stress on them, the wife ended up quite ill.
 

 
But I'll get to the ending first. It all worked out beautifully in the end....with another lender.
 
Real estate professionals may all respectively do the same job but the outcome for the consumer varies greatly.
 
In this case, my buyers used a national lender to … (3 comments)

buying: A Walk in Tenino WA - 01/27/19 05:15 PM

 
Looking for a great trail to walk, run or bike?  Be sure to check out the Chehalis Western Trail that runs north and south through Olympia to Rainier, WA.  This trail was a railroad line that is now a flat, paved trail, perfect for getting some fresh air and burning a few calories.
 
Today, we walked a couple of miles on the trail outside of Tenino. We saw a few friends along the way and stopped by the Monarch Sculpture Park.
 

 
The Monarch Sculpture Park is open to the public, seven days a week from dawn to dusk.  The sculptures in the park … (7 comments)

buying: The Olympia, Lacey and Tumwater, WA Housing Market Update for December 2018 - 01/13/19 10:36 AM

The Olympia, Lacey and Tumwater, WA Housing Market Update for December 2018
 
Olympia, WA is the capital city of Washington State and is located in Thurston County with the other major cities of Lacey and Tumwater, WA.
 
The December 2018 Highlights:
 
Overall the market in 2018 was very good for Olympia, Lacey, and Tumwater WA home buyers and sellers.  Some sellers did see multiple offers on their homes while buyers were very savvy in their negotiations to successfully become homeowners.
 
Increased inventory means more choices for buyers. Year-to-Date sales are down however December 2018 was still the 3rd highest December ever for closed sales. … (8 comments)

 
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Olympia, WA

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