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Managing Real Estate Broker - Riley Jackson Real Estate Inc.
I'm a full service Realtor and Accredited Staging Professional with Riley Jackson Real Estate Inc. in the Olympia, Lacey, Yelm and Dupont area of Washington State. I specialize in single family residential properties and military relocation to and from Fort Lewis and McChord AFB. I provide community information real estate services and MLS listing searches in the South Sound area of Washingtron. My professional real estate services include marketing homes for sale and helping people buying a home or property. I'm also an accredited home stager and stage the homes of my seller clients as part of the listing process.



No, this article is not about exchanging homes with other people for vacation purposes, like in the movie "The Holiday". That's for a future blog. This is about how to claim your vacation home in a 1031 tax exchange.The IRS allows you to put off paying capital gains tax on the sale of investment ...
... to help our military families and veterans.  Stop Medicare/TRICARE Payment Cuts It's disgraceful that money and programs are cut away for those families who give and sacrifice so much.Unless Congress acts in the next few months, Medicare and TRICARE payments to doctors will be cut by nearly ...
Forbes Magazine's annual ranking of the cleanest US cities, named Seattle as the second cleanest US city for 2008, following right behind Miami. addition to using air pollution and ozon...
GOOD NEWS FOR THE THURSTON COUNTY HOME MARKET!Inventory of active listings is at a recent record low at 1626 active listings on March 16th, 2008, versus 2052 active listings on November 10th, 2007. At the same time the amount of average sales per month over the past 12 months has gone up from 336...
                 Construction on the new Steilacoom School District Pioneer Middle School in Dupont started February 2007. The $23.6 million dollar project is right on schedule for the school to open in the fall of 2008.The new school will be more than three times the size of the old Pioneer Midd...
To many people the two terms "Northwest Landing" and "Dupont" are confusing, as they are freely interchanged. Why then are there two names?Here's a little history on the two communities which have essentially become one:The quaint city of Dupont started as a company town with over one hundred hou...
Although we might not always meet the home sellers or occupants when we show a home, we can still learn a lot about the lives they lead. Not so long ago I showed a house that was listed as a "fixer". As we approached we could see graffiti sprayed on the exterior wall. Inside we were greeted by da...
Olympia's first German Club. The club offers a chance to meet other Germans and to stay fluent in the language, as well as in what's going on in Germany.The website: offers a resource guide with helpful links to German television programs, radio stations, webcams...

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