homes for sale: Tenino and Bucoda WA real estate market update for March 2015 - 04/16/15 03:23 AM
Here is the Tenino and Bucoda WA real estate market update for March 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 … (0 comments)

homes for sale: Yelm / Rainier WA real estate market update for March 2015 - 04/16/15 03:19 AM
Here is the Yelm / Rainier WA real estate market update for March 2015.
 
Why live in Yelm?
Yelm is not only is close to JBLM's East Gate, but offers affordable homes and is 15 miles from Olympia. Yelm has also been recognized as Tree City USA, and you'll certainly see that as you tour its diverse urban forest of trees.
Yelm's downtown core has experienced quite the growth in the last few years with major retailers, restaurants and parks that residents can enjoy. A new Wal-Mart Supercenter opened in 2007, and in 2010, a $9 million medical care center opened.
Buyers looking for larger parcels … (0 comments)

homes for sale: Lake Saint Clair / Pattison Lake / Sunwood Lakes WA real estate market update for March 2015 - 04/16/15 03:15 AM
Here is the Lake Saint Clair / Pattison Lake / Sunwood Lakes WA real estate market update for March 2015.
 
Why live here?
Southeast Thurston County features some beautiful lake front properties and communities such as Lake St. Clair, Pattison Lake, Kelly's Corner and Sunwood Lakes. Residents in this area can also get larger parcels for horses at Evergreen Valley, new construction, and late-century homes.
Schools: Many residents are in the North Thurston School District and Yelm School District.
 
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Lake Saint Clair / Pattison Lake / Sunwood Lakes real estate market snapshot
 
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homes for sale: East Lacey WA real estate update for March 2015 - 04/16/15 03:11 AM
Here is the East Lacey WA real estate update for March 2015.
 
Why live in East Lacey WA?
East Lacey is a growing part of Thurston County with housing, shopping and entertainment.
A newer addition to this area is the Regional Athletic Complex which features 5 baseball/softball fields, 6 soccer/football/rugby fields, playgrounds, walking trails and more.  This complex is considered to be one of the finest outdoor sports complex in the state.
East Lacey offers the convenience of easy freeway access to I-5 for commuters and those needing to get to JBLM from either I-5 exit 111 or 114.
Schools: Most residents in the area are in the North Thurston … (0 comments)

homes for sale: Lacey WA real estate update for March 2015 - 04/16/15 03:06 AM
Here is the Lacey WA real estate update for March 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 these spring events:
Saturday and Sunday, May 16th & 17th, 2015 - Lacey Spring Fun Fair
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 an official … (0 comments)

homes for sale: East Olympia WA real estate market update for March 2015 - 04/16/15 03:01 AM
Here is the East Olympia WA real estate market update for March 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.
 
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Schools: Many residents in this area are in the North Thurston School District and Tumwater School District.
 
 
East Olympia real estate market snapshot
 
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homes for sale: South Olympia WA real estate market update for March 2015 - 04/16/15 02:56 AM
Here is the South Olympia WA real estate market update for March 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 belong … (4 comments)

homes for sale: North Olympia WA real estate market update for March 2015 - 04/15/15 03:39 AM
Here is the North Olympia WA real estate market update for March 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 … (2 comments)

homes for sale: North Lacey / Hawks Prairie WA real estate update for March 2015 - 04/15/15 03:24 AM
Here is the North Lacey / Hawks Prairie WA real estate update for March 2015.
 
Why live in the North Lacey / Hawks Prairie WA area?
(Heron at the Nisqually Wildlife Refuge)
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 … (0 comments)

homes for sale: Boston Harbor WA real estate market update for March 2015 - 04/15/15 03:11 AM
Here is the Boston Harbor WA real estate market update for March 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: Boston … (0 comments)

homes for sale: West Olympia WA real estate market update for March 2015 - 04/15/15 02:55 AM
Here is the West Olympia WA real estate market update for March 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 can find their dream home in West Olympia.
Schools: Many residents are in the … (0 comments)

homes for sale: Tumwater WA real estate market update for March 2015 - 04/15/15 02:49 AM
Here is the Tumwater WA real estate market update for March 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 of … (0 comments)

homes for sale: Summit Lake / Steamboat Island WA real estate market update for March 2015 - 04/12/15 10:05 AM
Here is the Summit Lake / Steamboat Island WA real estate market update for March 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 town in … (0 comments)

homes for sale: Thurston County WA real estate market update for January 2015 - 02/10/15 04:15 AM
The trends are positive for Thurston County! Here is the Thurston County WA real estate market update for January 2015.
 
                           
Thinking about selling? You can!
In 2005 and 2006, the Thurston County real estate market was saturated with new construction that was meant to supply the demand in 2003 and 2004. This overhang of supply coupled with a significant percentage of distressed sales (short-sales and foreclosures) reaching 34% of the market, caused an oversupply that would persist for the next five years. With the increasing supply … (1 comments)

homes for sale: DuPont WA real estate market update for January 2015 - 02/09/15 08:04 AM
Here is the DuPont WA real estate market update for January 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 … (0 comments)

homes for sale: Rochester WA real estate market update for January 2015 - 02/09/15 07:54 AM
Here is the Rochester WA real estate market update for January 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 … (0 comments)

homes for sale: Tenino and Bucoda WA real estate market update for January 2015 - 02/09/15 07:43 AM
Here is the Tenino and Bucoda WA real estate market update for January 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 … (0 comments)

homes for sale: Yelm / Rainier WA real estate market update for January 2015 - 02/09/15 07:36 AM
Here is the Yelm / Rainier WA real estate market update for January 2015.
 
Why live in Yelm?
Yelm is not only is close to JBLM's East Gate, but offers affordable homes and is 15 miles from Olympia. Yelm has also been recognized as Tree City USA, and you'll certainly see that as you tour its diverse urban forest of trees.
Yelm's downtown core has experienced quite the growth in the last few years with major retailers, restaurants and parks that residents can enjoy. A new Wal-Mart Supercenter opened in 2007, and in 2010, a $9 million medical care center … (0 comments)

homes for sale: Lake Saint Clair / Pattison Lake / Sunwood Lakes WA real estate market update for January 2015. - 02/09/15 07:26 AM
Here is the Lake Saint Clair / Pattison Lake / Sunwood Lakes WA real estate market update for January 2015.
 
Why live here?
Southeast Thurston County features some beautiful lake front properties and communities such as Lake St. Clair, Pattison Lake, Kelly's Corner and Sunwood Lakes. Residents in this area can also get larger parcels for horses at Evergreen Valley, new construction, and late-century homes.
Schools: Many residents are in the North Thurston School District and Yelm School District.
Search homes for sale in Lake Saint Clair, Pattison Lake, Sunwood Lakes WA.

 
Lake Saint Clair / Pattison Lake … (0 comments)

homes for sale: East Lacey WA real estate update for January 2015 - 02/09/15 07:15 AM
Here is the East Lacey WA real estate update for January 2015.
 
Why live in East Lacey WA?
East Lacey is a growing part of Thurston County with housing, shopping and entertainment.
A newer addition to this area is the Regional Athletic Complex which features 5 baseball/softball fields, 6 soccer/football/rugby fields, playgrounds, walking trails and more. This complex is considered to be one of the finest outdoor sports complex in the state.
East Lacey offers the convenience of easy freeway access to I-5 for commuters and those needing to get to JBLM from either I-5 exit 111 or 114.
Schools: … (0 comments)

 
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