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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.



With a city as pretty as Olympia and with such stunning views, why are utility poles still tolerated?     No modern city has above ground power lines any more, and you won't see them in new subdivisions. Why then does the Capitol City of the State of Washington still look like a throw-back to th...
Looking for a quality home just a short commute to Tacoma, Fort Lewis, or McChord Air Force Base? Look no further than this exquisite listing located in the quiet gated community of Crosswater. 10512 82nd. Ave. Ct. SW Lakewood, WA 98498 This 2725 sq. ft. home has 4 bedrooms, 3 full baths and a d...
Have you come across the term "New Urbanism"? Not sure what it means? It refers to the new concept that is actually an old concept, of living in close proximity to the city. Communities used to naturally develop around a city core, but then extended into suburban sprawl. With land getting sparse...
  Few people know that there are thousands of dollars available in rebates from Puget Sound Energy, as well as federal tax incentives for installing energy star qualified heaters, water heaters and windows. The rebates from PSE are only for PSE customers, and the rebates listed below are for sing...
Houses don't always have to look the same.  Everybody knows a house or two in their neighborhood that doesn't quite conform to the traditional, but these houses are something else. Can you say extreme home makeover? These photos prove that a little imagination goes a long way. Redneck Villa Toil...
  Olympia is a quirky town. You'll encounter cars with expressive bumper stickers, unique houses and interesting public art.   In Olympia it's okay to be expressive, unique and to stick out. Diversity is welcome and is encountered everywhere. That's what makes Olympia so welcoming and interesting...
The location of the Briggs Village master planned community is a prime spot close to all the conveniences. Residents can walk or bike to Pioneer Park and enjoy inner tubing on the Deschutes river, or walk their dog at Watershed Park. Children can walk to the various schools' sports fields and pl...

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