homes for sale: Thurston County WA current real estate market update April 2014 - 05/13/14 06:51 AM
Here is the Thurston County WA current real estate market update as of April 2014.
Thurston County WA is located in the South Puget Sound region of Western Washington. It is the home of the State Capitol in Olympia. The other major towns in Thurston County are Tumwater, Lacey, Yelm, Tenino and Rochester.

Some fun facts about Washington State:
State Flower:  Coast rhododendron
State Marine Mammal: Orca
State Tree: Western Hemlock
State Bird: Willow goldfinch
State Gem: Petrified wood
State Fossil: Columbian mammoth
Unofficial State Nickname: the Evergreen State

Major Employers in Thurston County include:
Federal, State and City Government Providence St. Peter Hospital and Capital Medical Center The Evergreen State College … (0 comments)

homes for sale: Thurston County WA current real estate market update - 02/26/14 04:21 AM
Here is the Thurston County WA current real estate market update as of April 2014.
Thurston County WA is located in the South Puget Sound region of Western Washington. It is the home of the State Capitol in Olympia. The other major towns in Thurston County are Tumwater, Lacey, Yelm, Tenino and Rochester.

Some fun facts about Washington State:
State Flower:  Coast rhododendron
State Marine Mammal: Orca
State Tree: Western Hemlock
State Bird: Willow goldfinch
State Gem: Petrified wood
State Fossil: Columbian mammoth
Unofficial State Nickname: the Evergreen State

Major Employers in Thurston County include:
Federal, State and City Government Providence St. … (2 comments)

homes for sale: DuPont WA current real estate market update - 02/11/14 06:11 AM
Here is the DuPont WA current real estate market update as of April 2014.
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 … (4 comments)

homes for sale: Yelm / Rainier WA current real estate market update - 02/10/14 04:18 AM
Here is the Yelm / Rainier WA current real estate market update as of April 2014 (area 453 on the map below).
Yelm / Rainier 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.
Buyers looking for larger parcels and horse properties will be able to find these just outside of downtown Yelm.  Yelm's downtown core has experienced quite the growth in the last few years with major retailers, restaurants and parks that residents can … (2 comments)

homes for sale: Lake St. Clair / Pattison Lake WA current real estate market update - 02/10/14 04:15 AM
Here is the Southeast Thurston County WA current real estate market update as of April 2014 (area 452 on the map below).
Southeast Thurston County features some beautiful lake front properties and communities such as Lake St. Clair, Pattison Lake and Sunwood Lake.  Residents in this area can also get larger parcels for horses, new construction, and late-century homes. Many residents are in the North Thurston School District and Yelm School District.
 
 
 
MARKET SNAPSHOT:
Average home sale prices for Southeast Thurston County are holding steady.  This stability is part of the recovery process, and as other parts of the county are seeing, Southeast Thurston … (0 comments)

homes for sale: East Lacey WA current real estate market update - 02/10/14 04:12 AM
Here is the East Lacey WA current real estate market update as of January 2014 (area 451 on the map below).
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 the Lacey Spring Fun Fair at Saint Martin's campus, the Lacey farmer's market in the summer, as well as the Mushroom Festival in July!  Neighborhoods include the desirable McAllister Park, Evergreen Heights, Tanglewilde and The Seasons. There is a mix of new construction and mid-century homes in Lacey, and most residents in the area are in the North … (0 comments)

homes for sale: Lacey WA current real estate market update - 02/10/14 03:35 AM
Here is the Lacey WA current real estate market update as of January 2014 (area 450 on the map below).
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 the Lacey Spring Fun Fair at Saint Martin's campus, the Lacey farmer's market in the summer, as well as the Mushroom Festival in July!  There is a mix of new construction and mid-century homes in Lacey, and most residents in the area are in the North Thurston School District.
 
 
MARKET SNAPSHOT:
Average home sale prices for Lacey … (1 comments)

homes for sale: East Olympia WA current real estate market update - 02/10/14 03:32 AM
Here is the East Olympia WA current real estate market update as of January 2014 (area 449 on the map below).
East Olympians enjoy a variety of home choices - from the gated golf community of Indian Summer to larger parcels suitable for horses to a mix of both worlds!  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.  Many residents in this area are in the North Thurston School District and Tumwater School District.
 
 
MARKET SNAPSHOT:
HOT  HOT  HOT  MARKET IN EAST OLYMPIA!
Average … (0 comments)

homes for sale: South Olympia WA current real estate market update - 02/10/14 03:29 AM
Here is the South Olympia WA current real estate market update as of January 2014(area 448 on the map below).
South Olympia is considered a desirable part of Thurston County by its residents.  Many residents covet the Olympia School District, especially Olympia High School.  There are residents in this area who belong to the Tumwater School District. South Olympians have lots of sidewalks and biking paths, and many enjoy the amenities of the YMCA, which has an indoor swimming pool.  South Olympia offers a mix of new construction, mid-century as well as vintage homes.
 
 
 
MARKET SNAPSHOT:
Average home sale prices for South Olympia are up … (1 comments)

homes for sale: Tenino / Bucoda WA current real estate market update - 02/10/14 03:26 AM
Here is the Tenino / Bucoda WA current real estate market update as of January 2014 (area 454 on the map below).
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."
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 … (0 comments)

homes for sale: Rochester WA current real estate market update - 02/10/14 03:22 AM
Here is the Rochester WA current real estate market update as of January 2014 (area 455 on the map below).
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.  Rochester features farming parcels as well as vintage homes in the downtown area.  Many residents of these towns are in the Rochester School District.
 
 
 
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Average home sales prices for Rochester saw about a 1.5% increase over last year at this time.  Although … (0 comments)

homes for sale: North Olympia WA current real estate market update - 02/10/14 03:18 AM
Here is the North Olympia WA current real estate market update as of January 2014 (area 447 on the map below).
North Olympia beckons home-dwellers who are inspired by vintage homes, some of which are on the Historic Registry.  This area includes the Capitol area, downtown Olympia 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.  Many residents in this area … (0 comments)

homes for sale: North Lacey / Hawks Prairie WA current real estate market update - 02/10/14 02:59 AM
Here is the North Lacey / Hawks Prairie WA current real estate market update as of January 2014 (area 446 on the map below).
North Lacey is a fast-developing part of the county, with lots of residential and commercial new construction, the completion of Cabella's, and other major retailers coming soon.  This area is preferred for northward I-5 commuters as one of the northern-most I-5 exit 111 in Thurston County is easily accessed here.  North Lacey offers lots to do with several golf courses (one interspersed between Jubilee, a high-end 55+ community), Tolmie State Park, the Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge and the newer … (1 comments)

homes for sale: Boston Harbor WA current real estate market update - 02/10/14 02:55 AM
Here is the Boston Harbor WA current real estate market update as of January 2014 (area 445 on the map below).
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.  Most residents are in the Olympia School District and the North Thurston School District.  Boston Harbor has a mix of waterfront homes and condos, mid-century and vintage homes.
 
 
 
MARKET SNAPSHOT:
 
Average home prices for Boston Harbor are down slightly from last year at this time.  Thurston County overall has … (0 comments)

homes for sale: West Olympia WA current real estate market update - 02/10/14 02:51 AM
Here is the West Olympia WA current real estate market update as of January 2014 (area 444 on the map below).
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.  West Olympia offers some residents with desirable inlet water views, new construction and vintage homes.  Many residents are in the Olympia School District.
 
 
 
MARKET SNAPSHOT:
 
Average home prices for West Olympia are down from last year at this time, however the market is still evening out.  Thurston County … (0 comments)

homes for sale: Tumwater WA current real estate market update - 02/10/14 02:47 AM
Here is the Tumwater WA current real estate market update as of January 2014 (area 443 on the map below).
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.  Most residents are in the Tumwater School District. Tumwater offers a mix of new construction, condos/townhomes and vintage homes.
 
 
 
MARKET SNAPSHOT:
Average home prices for Tumwater are up 4.6% from last year at this time.  This area has seen very good growth from 2012 to 2013.  Thurston County overall has … (0 comments)

homes for sale: Delphi / Black Hills WA current real estate market update - 02/10/14 02:44 AM
Here is the Delphi / Black Hills WA current real estate market update as of January 2014(area 442 on the map below).
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.  This area also includes part of the Capitol State Forest.  Many residents in this area are in the Tumwater School District.
 
 
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Average home prices for Delphi / Black Hills are up over 8% (!) from last year.  Thurston County overall … (0 comments)

homes for sale: Summit Lake/Steamboat Island WA current real estate market update - 02/10/14 02:17 AM
Here is the Summit Lake / Steamboat Island WA (Northwest Thurston County) current real estate market update as of January 2014 (area 441 on the map below). 
Northwest Thurston County not only features the major areas of Summit Lake and Steamboat Island but also Carlyon Beach and other beach communities.  Some of the residents in this area enjoy water views, lake and inlet front properties, horse properties, private lots yet have good freeway access to Olympia.  The school district is Griffin School District. 
 

 
MARKET SNAPSHOT:
 
Northwest Thurston County's average home sales prices have fluctuated slightly downward but have stabilized over the last … (0 comments)

homes for sale: Northwest Thurston County Market Update for October 2013 - 11/13/13 08:18 AM
Here is the Northwest Thurston County Market Update for October 2013 (area 441 on the map below).  Northwest Thurston County features the major areas of Summit Lake, Carlyon Beach, and Steamboat Island.  Some of the residents in this area enjoy water views, lake and inlet front properties, horse properties, private lots yet have good freeway access to Olympia.  The school district is Griffin School District. 
 

 
Market Snapshot:
Northwest Thurston County's average home prices have fluctuated slightly however are viewed as stable.  Thurston County overall has seen incremental home sales price increases (2.6% last month) but this slight downturn for Northwest Thurston County … (2 comments)

homes for sale: West Olympia Market Update for October 2013 - 11/13/13 08:14 AM
Here is the West Olympia Market Update for October 2013 (area 444 on the map below).
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.  West Olympia offers some residents with desirable inlet water views, new construction and vintage homes.  Many residents are in the Olympia School District.
 
 
 
Market Snapshot:
Average home prices for West Olympia are down from last year at this time, however the market is still evening out.  Thurston County overall has seen incremental home sales … (0 comments)

 
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