homes for sale: Lacey WA real estate update for June 2015 - 08/06/15 09:24 AM
Here is the Lacey WA real estate update for June 2015.
 
Why live in Lacey?
Lacey residents take pride in their town! The city sponsors many events throughout the year to promote a sense of community with events such as this one:
Summer's End at Lacey - Rod, Custom and Specialty Car Show - September 19, 2015.
Nearly 20 percent of Lacey is made up of parks and green space, giving residents lots of places to walk, relax and enjoy a bit of nature. But green space isn't the only thing green about Lacey. It is one of the few cities in the US to be … (2 comments)

homes for sale: East Olympia WA real estate market update for June 2015 - 08/06/15 09:21 AM
Here is the East Olympia WA real estate market update for June 2015.
 
Why live in East Olympia?
East Olympians enjoy a variety of home choices - from the gated golf community of Indian Summer to larger parcels suitable for horses to lake front homes on Hewitt Lake. Residents enjoy biking and walking on the Chehalis-Western Trail, Lattin's Country Cider Mill and Farm, and floating down the Deschutes River on a hot summer day.
Find homes for sale in East Olympia.
Schools: Many residents in this area are in the North Thurston School District and Tumwater School District.
 
 
East Olympia real estate market snapshot
 
Sales Prices continue … (0 comments)

homes for sale: South Olympia WA real estate market update for June 2015 - 08/05/15 01:59 AM
Here is the South Olympia WA real estate market update for June 2015.
 
Why live in South Olympia?
South Olympia is considered a desirable part of Thurston County by its residents.
South Olympians have lots of sidewalks and biking paths, and many enjoy the amenities of the YMCA, which has an indoor swimming pool. Ward Lake and Chambers Lake offer lakefront homes and water activities, while the Carlyon neighborhood offers a mix of mid-century and older vintage homes. Watch my walking tour of the South Capitol neighborhood:
 
Schools: Many residents covet the Olympia School District, especially Olympia High School. There are residents in this area who … (0 comments)

homes for sale: North Olympia WA real estate market update for June 2015 - 08/05/15 01:56 AM
Here is the North Olympia WA real estate market update for June 2015.
 
Why live in North Olympia?
North Olympia beckons home-dwellers who are inspired by vintage homes, some of which are on the Historic Registry. This area includes the Capitol Campus, downtown Olympia, Bigelow, East Bay and East Olympia Hill. Homes in this area range from the majestic homes of Olympia's original pioneers to the more modest homes built for the pioneering sawmill and port workers.
Some homes offer water and Capitol views, and many residents enjoy being able to walk to the Capitol, downtown Olympia and the waterfront.
Schools: Many residents in this area … (0 comments)

homes for sale: Tenino and Bucoda WA real estate market update for June 2015 - 08/04/15 07:33 AM
Here is the Tenino and Bucoda WA real estate market update for June 2015.
 
Why live in Tenino?
Tenino WA is located Southeast of Olympia off of Old Highway 99. There is some dispute how Tenino got its name; some say it is from a Native American word meaning "junction" or "meeting place;" others say it was named after the railroad engine numbered "10-9-0."
 
Why live in Bucoda?
Bucoda WA is just south of Tenino. Bucoda's name is clearly documented. It was named after three men in the town's mining business: James Buckley, Samuel Coulter and John David. Bucoda was the location of the territory's penitentiary … (3 comments)

homes for sale: Rochester WA real estate market update for June 2015 - 08/04/15 07:28 AM
Here is the Rochester WA real estate market update for June 2015.
 
Why live in Rochester?
Rochester, WA is located in the southernmost part of Thurston County, and is best known for its Scandinavian heritage celebrations. Rochester is also the home to the Great Wolf Lodge and the Lucky Eagle Casino operated by the Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation.
Schools: Many residents of these towns are in the Rochester School District.
Homes: Rochester features farming parcels as well as vintage homes in the downtown area. Neighborhoods in Rochester include Applegate, Beaver Creek, Black River, Country Manor, Grand Mound, Independence and Littlerock. Search Rochester WA homes … (0 comments)

homes for sale: North Lacey / Hawks Prairie WA real estate update for June 2015 - 08/03/15 06:29 AM
Here is the North Lacey / Hawks Prairie WA real estate update for June 2015.
 
Why live in the North Lacey / Hawks Prairie WA area?
Hawks Prairie is aptly named as hawks, eagles, woodland birds, and wetland birds make this area their home.  You can see bald eagles soaring through the skies above neighborhoods in Hawks Prairie.  The Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge is nearby, which is a rich home for the birds and other wildlife.
North Lacey is a fast-developing part of the county, with lots of residential and commercial new construction, the completion of Cabela's, and other major retailers coming soon.
This area is … (2 comments)

homes for sale: DuPont WA real estate market update for June 2015 - 08/03/15 05:57 AM
Here is the DuPont WA real estate market update for June 2015.
 
What's it like to live in DuPont?
DuPont is a middle point between Tacoma and Olympia, and offers an excellent location for Joint-Base Lewis McChord (JBLM) commuters.
In 1994, Northwest Landing, a master planned community in DuPont, was developed on 3,200 acres. There are 50 acres of parks. Trails, sidewalks and bike lanes make it enjoyable to get out and enjoy the area or to play a round of golf. And you can leave the car at home as the city center of DuPont offers shopping, restaurants and other services within close proximity.
Schools: … (0 comments)

homes for sale: Thurston County WA real estate market update for June 2015 - 07/31/15 08:45 AM
Here is the Thurston County WA real estate market update for June 2015.
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Is this positive trend sustainable?
 
With all the good real estate news, I’m frequently asked whether this run is sustainable.  While I wish I could predict the future, what I can say is there are fundamental differences between this current trend and the last run-up that resulted in an unprecedented downturn.
FIRST—lenders are not giving loans to unqualified buyers.  The last upward trend had loans given to people who could not afford them.  That led to an artificial boost in demand, which blasted the market to unsustainable heights.  Today, lenders are required … (1 comments)

homes for sale: Boston Harbor WA real estate market update for June 2015 - 07/20/15 08:21 AM
Here is the Boston Harbor WA real estate market update for June 2015.
 
Why live in Boston Harbor?
Boston Harbor is a desirable area of Thurston County and offers residents lots of waterfront activities including Priest Point Park and Boston Harbor Marina as well as a direct route to downtown Olympia.
Other downtown waterfront activities include the Hands On Children's Museum, Swantown Marina, the Farmer's Market and more, which are just a walk or a bike ride away for many residents in the southern part of Boston Harbor.
Schools: Most residents are in the Olympia School District and the North Thurston School District.
Types of Homes: … (2 comments)

homes for sale: Tumwater WA real estate market update for June 2015 - 07/16/15 12:09 PM
 
Here is the Tumwater WA real estate market update for June 2015.
 
Why live in Tumwater?
Tumwater is a great middle point for Olympia and Lewis County employment centers with easy access to I-5. Tumwater is close to many State and Federal buildings, the Olympia Airport, parks, and shopping centers.
 
Tumwater is probably most famous for being the home of the Olympia Brewery, which claimed it was the water that made its beer so good. Although the brewery closed in 2003, the Old Brewery still stands along the Deschutes River. You can walk along the river and enjoy the Tumwater Falls in the heart … (0 comments)

homes for sale: Delphi / Black Hills WA real estate update for June 2015 - 07/15/15 09:13 AM
Here is the Delphi / Black Hills WA real estate update for June 2015.
 
Why live in the Delphi / Black Hills area?
Delphi / Black Hills residents are in an area of homes on larger parcels of land. Buyers can find their coveted horse properties here! There are also some high-end neighborhoods including Field of Dreams and Cougar Ridge as well as the neighborhoods of Alpine Hills, Black Lake, Littlerock, Mud Bay, and Waddell Creek. This area also includes part of the Capitol State Forest.
 
Schools: Many residents in this area are in the Tumwater School District.
 
Types of Homes: There are a wide variety … (5 comments)

homes for sale: Summit Lake / Steamboat Island WA real estate market update for June 2015 - 07/14/15 05:19 AM
Here is the Summit Lake / Steamboat Island WA real estate market update for June 2015.
 
Why live in Summit Lake / Steamboat Island areas?
Northwest Thurston County not only features the major areas of Summit Lake and Steamboat Island but also Carlyon Beach, Gravelly Beach, Hunter Point, Madrona Beach, and Oyster Bay.
For water views and beach access on a budget (at least less expensive than West Olympia!), you'll want to check out the Northwest section of Thurston County. People may look at a map and think it is too far from Olympia, and that's just not the case. You can get into … (0 comments)

homes for sale: West Olympia WA real estate market update for June 2015 - 07/13/15 01:12 PM
Here is the West Olympia WA real estate market update for June 2015.
 
Why live in West Olympia?
West Olympians love their part of town! There is The Evergreen State College and South Puget Sound Community College, Capitol Medical Center and the shopping mall to name a few amenities. The main north-south road, Cooper Point Road NW, leads to the homes with water views of either Eld Inlet to the west or Budd Inlet to the east.
 
Investors can find opportunities with rental properties near The Evergreen State College while longtime, homesteaders enjoy their dream home in West Olympia and tend to stay put!
 
Schools: Many residents … (0 comments)

homes for sale: 6724 Compass Street SE, Lacey WA 98513 - SOLD - 06/18/15 10:05 AM
6724 Compass Street SE in Lacey WA sold in September 2015 for $240,000!
If you are looking for a home like this in the Horizon Pointe neighborhood, click here or contact me to find the perfect home for you!
 
Welcome to a 4-bedroom home in Horizon Pointe!  6724 Compass Street SE, Lacey WA 98513 is listed for sale and is ready to move in.
 
Looking for a home with storage?  The master bedroom closet alone is basically another bedroom!  And the over-sized 2-car garage extra space w/a workbench - great for the hobbyist.
All bedrooms are all upstairs w/the convenience of an upstairs laundry room … (4 comments)

homes for sale: 1661 Anthem Lane SW, Tumwater WA - Off the Market - 06/06/15 11:22 AM
This home is currently off the market as of July 2, 2015.  For other homes available for sale in this neighborhood, contact me today!
 
Commuters rejoice with this Tumwater Hill location at 1661 Anthem Lane SW offering a few short minutes to the freeway yet very quiet!
 
This 4-bedroom home offers a welcoming, oversized front porch, great for socializing  or showing off your great holiday decorating!  (I think Halloween would be so much fun with this great porch!)
The hardwood floor entry leads into the generous dining room, large enough for entertaining. The kitchen features modern granite tile countertops, stainless steel appliances, and it … (8 comments)

homes for sale: 7728 48th Loop SE, Lacey WA - SOLD! - 05/21/15 12:21 PM
This home sold July 2, 2015 (slightly over asking price!).  For other homes in this neighborhood that are for sale, contact me today.
 
7728 48th Loop SE, Lacey WA homes for sale!
Located in Lacey, WA in Willows Crossing, this updated home is ready to go!
 
4 bedrooms
2.5 baths
2,304 SF
Built in 1998
All on a beautifully landscaped 0.126 acre lot. 
 
Check out the video!
 
For more information, click here.
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homes for sale: Thurston County WA real estate market update for March 2015 - 04/24/15 04:44 AM
Here is the Thurston County WA real estate market update for March 2015.
 
Thurston County WA has had an unseasonably mild winter and our spring is almost like our typical summers!  But the real estate market has snowballed this spring.
In March 2015, the local housing market continued to show phenomenal growth with pending and closed sales on the rise.  Pending sales in March were up 34% over last year, and closed sales were up 37%.  In other words, 86 more home sellers were able to sell in March 2015 than in March 2014.
Continuing on this record growth, we are happy to report there … (4 comments)

homes for sale: DuPont WA real estate market update for March 2015 - 04/17/15 03:33 AM
Here is the DuPont WA real estate market update for March 2015.
 
What's it like to live in DuPont?
DuPont is a middle point between Tacoma and Olympia, and offers an excellent location for Joint-Base Lewis McChord (JBLM) commuters.
In 1994, Northwest Landing, a master planned community in DuPont, was developed on 3,200 acres. There are 50 acres of parks. Trails, sidewalks and bike lanes make it enjoyable to get out and enjoy the area or to play a round of golf. And you can leave the car at home as the city center of DuPont offers shopping, restaurants and other services within close proximity.
Schools: … (6 comments)

homes for sale: Rochester WA real estate market update for March 2015 - 04/16/15 03:26 AM
Here is the Rochester WA real estate market update for March 2015.
 
Why live in Rochester?
Rochester, WA is located in the southernmost part of Thurston County, and is best known for its Scandinavian heritage celebrations. Rochester is also the home to the Great Wolf Lodge and the Lucky Eagle Casino operated by the Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation.
Schools: Many residents of these towns are in the Rochester School District.
Homes: Rochester features farming parcels as well as vintage homes in the downtown area. Neighborhoods in Rochester include Applegate, Beaver Creek, Black River, Country Manor, Grand Mound, Independence and Littlerock. Search Rochester WA homes … (0 comments)

 
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