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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.

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2010 

While leafing through some old files I found a sheet of paper with goose wisdom written by Charles R. Scott. I found what he wrote inspirational and want to pass it along, as it applies to this forum, business, as well as personal life: Do we have the sense of a goose? by Charles R. Scott In the...
07/16/2010
You better believe it. Each year, as soon as Lake Fair opens, peculiar things start to happen along Olympia's Capitol Way Boulevard. Stakes are being pounded in the narrow strips of real estate between the side walks and the street. An out-of-towner might thing there is major land surveying goin...
07/16/2010
al·fres·co   /ælˈfrɛskoʊ/ [al-fres-koh] -adverb 1. out-of-doors; in the open air: to dine alfresco. If you want to enjoy the nice weather and beautiful Olympia sights while going out to eat, there are plenty of restaurants in town to choose from that offer outside dining. Here are just a few of ...
07/09/2010
  Our city is adorned with more painted buildings than any other city its size that I've ever been in. The paintings vary from lanscape and nature scenes, to modern art and Italianate wall frescoes. One can hardly go one block in downtown Olympia without getting a glimpse of wall art, and I'm no...
07/09/2010
Home owners who are upside-down on their mortgage often don't know that there are alternatives to foreclosure. Of all the options available, foreclosure is likely the worst scenario.  There are several reasons mortgages can end up "under water" (meaning the amount of the mortgage exceeds the cur...
07/08/2010
Steilacoom is a quaint little town on the shores of Puget Sound. From the looks of it you'd think it's a remote village from another era, but it's right near the hustle and bustle of cities like Tacoma and Olympia, and just a few miles from Interstate 5. Steilacoom happens to be the first incorp...
07/08/2010
The findings of a national study of more than 130 million residential housing units were released by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. HUD's 2009 American Housing Survey (AHS) was first conducted in 1973 and allows analysts to trace the characteristics of U.S. housing units a...
07/06/2010
What's better than a Fourth of July picnic? A Fourth of July picnic, parade, festival and fireworks! The city of Tumwater invites you to the Tumwater Valley Golf Course for an old-fashioned 4th of July parade in the morning, and a family picnic and festival followed by fireworks at night. The "R...
07/01/2010
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