Explore Olympia, WA

By Francine Viola, In Tune with your Real Estate Needs - Olympia WA
(Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty, Olympia WA)
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John Henry recently blogged about the 2-Foot Rule.  As he writes, "the idea is simply you tackle 2 feet at a time" when you are faced with a mountain of work to do.  Start with a small, two-foot section to get it done.  It makes the task more manageable and helps crush procrastination! This proba...

By Francine Viola, In Tune with your Real Estate Needs - Olympia WA
(Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty, Olympia WA)
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The REAL real estate market report for Olympia, WA  I emphasize the word, “real” because I’m weary of these sensational headlines about the end of the real estate market. And then I have clients who quote these sources and believe them to be true.  The analysis of statistics can always be manipul...

By Francine Viola, In Tune with your Real Estate Needs - Olympia WA
(Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty, Olympia WA)
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Holiday Events and Things To Do in December 2018 in Olympia WA        December in Olympia, WA offers much to do for everyone.  Get out your calendars and save the dates for these fun events, concerts, tree-lightings, festivals and more.  Get your Christmas Trees Hunter Family Farm Schilter Family...

By Francine Viola, In Tune with your Real Estate Needs - Olympia WA
(Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty, Olympia WA)
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The Northwest Multiple Listing Service, which I am a member of here in Olympia, WA, has recently added features to our database in order to identify properties that will fit the needs for people with physical limitations.  This undertaking by two NWMLS brokers (Barry Long and Tom Minty) earned th...

By Francine Viola, In Tune with your Real Estate Needs - Olympia WA
(Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty, Olympia WA)
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The real estate market trend for the Olympia, WA area is starting to level out as we head into the winter months.    The recently released data shows a modest decline in closed sales (down 3.6%) and pending sales (down 4%) from a year ago, however, both figures made this the second-best October o...

By Francine Viola, In Tune with your Real Estate Needs - Olympia WA
(Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty, Olympia WA)
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Greetings, Earthlings.  My spaceship has landed in Olympia, WA.... where there is a great potluck happening at the Coldwell Banker office! Happy Halloween! 

By Francine Viola, In Tune with your Real Estate Needs - Olympia WA
(Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty, Olympia WA)
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    Give where you live this season!  The Community Foundation of South Puget Sound (www.thecommunityfoundation.com) is an organization in Olympia, WA that manages charitable gifts from donors by administering and professionally managing donated funds to make the most of the gifted funds.  Betwee...

By Francine Viola, In Tune with your Real Estate Needs - Olympia WA
(Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty, Olympia WA)
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Fall 2018 Olympia WA Real Estate Market Update – is the market finally softening?  Have you read the headlines that the market is correcting and we are heading towards a downturn?  That might be a little premature but anytime there are fewer closed sales or an increase in inventory, the media is ...

By Francine Viola, In Tune with your Real Estate Needs - Olympia WA
(Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty, Olympia WA)
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I see a lot of neighborhoods, and there is always that ONE neighbor that stands out (but not in a good way).  Nearly all of my buyer-clients want a well-maintained neighborhood with “nice” neighbors.  But what does it take to be a great neighbor and have that great neighborhood?  It’s pretty easy...

By Francine Viola, In Tune with your Real Estate Needs - Olympia WA
(Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty, Olympia WA)
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I am on a continuing journey to simplify my life. And to my surprise, I’m finding that going back to basics and living a “green” and organic life is actually easier than what I had been doing. (Growing my own tomatoes is actually way easier, more convenient,  and cheaper than going to the store t...

By Ben Kinney, We do real estate:Tech, Training, Sales, Brokerage
(Ben Kinney Team)
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5012 87th Ave SE Olympia, WA 98501 Beautiful 6500+ sf custom-built home on over 3 acres. This home has every feature imaginable. Main floor master with elevator to both upper and lower floors+wood elevator for fireplaces. 4+bedrooms. All hardwood floors, top of the line custom cabinets & trim. Pl...

By Ben Kinney, We do real estate:Tech, Training, Sales, Brokerage
(Ben Kinney Team)
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1109 Turkey Rd NW Olympia, WA 98502 Almost half acre lot close to Summit Lake. Partial slope with plenty of room for home with possible partial view. Buyers to do all feasibility to their own satisfaction. Neighboring homes have well and septic. Gail Smith(360) 561-0852The Ben Kinney TeamKeller W...

By Francine Viola, In Tune with your Real Estate Needs - Olympia WA
(Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty, Olympia WA)
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I was driving along Capitol Boulevard in Olympia, WA this morning.   The sun was out on this September day, traffic was light and I was getting to the office in record time.  What a great day!   Then I get a phone call.  I look at the caller ID and the caller is me!    Is it my future self callin...

By Francine Viola, In Tune with your Real Estate Needs - Olympia WA
(Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty, Olympia WA)
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Looking for a new home can start out to be a fun process but can quickly turn very frustrating in a market where new listings are few and far between.  Here are some tips if you are looking to buy a home but just can’t seem to find the right one.  Revisit why you are moving.  Usually, a change in...

By Ben Kinney, We do real estate:Tech, Training, Sales, Brokerage
(Ben Kinney Team)
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7722 99th Lane SW, Olympia 98512Great Rambler perched atop 5 rolling acres with peek-a-boo view of Mt. Rainier. This 1800 sf, 3 bedroom, 2 bath home features a family room with vaulted ceilings and a wood stove, open kitchen/ nook, large master w/walk in closet, separate living room and office of...

By Francine Viola, In Tune with your Real Estate Needs - Olympia WA
(Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty, Olympia WA)
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What’s Driving this Hot Market?  The South Sound continues to set records in the housing market.  I’m often asked, “what’s next in store?”  (How long will this last?  What is the longer-term impact on our market?)  Forecasting is a tricky business, but we focus on many trends to anticipate things...

By Ben Kinney, We do real estate:Tech, Training, Sales, Brokerage
(Ben Kinney Team)
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8415 Ski View Lane SW, Olympia 98512 Beautiful home in gated, lakefront community. Elegant 3 bedroom, 2 bath custom home on 2/3 acre w/130' of lake front. Gourmet kitchen w/granite counters. Large master suite overlooks the lake w/custom master bath complete with steam shower. Hardwood floors th...

By Francine Viola, In Tune with your Real Estate Needs - Olympia WA
(Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty, Olympia WA)
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How are my Thurston County, WA real estate property taxes determined?Every year, Thurston County, WA homeowners get a notice of their assessed value and how much their property taxes will be for the year.  If you track your property tax values, you’ll see that they go up and down every year, and ...

By Ben Kinney, We do real estate:Tech, Training, Sales, Brokerage
(Ben Kinney Team)
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14xx Evergreen Dr SW Olympia, WA 98502 Beautiful, Wooded 1.7 acres on the Westside of Olympia. Easy commute to downtown, the Capitol and shopping. Directly across the street from Evergreen Park. Just off Highway 101 and minutes to I-5. Zoned PUD (Planned Unit Development). Buyer to perform feasib...

By Ben Kinney, We do real estate:Tech, Training, Sales, Brokerage
(Ben Kinney Team)
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5004 72nd Lane NE, Olympia 98516  Diamond Ridge beautiful 4,191 square foot home w/ formal living & dining rooms, 4 bedroom/office, 2.75 bath home with lovely hardwood floors, large bonus space above the oversized three car garage. Eighteen foot ceiling with grand staircase in the entry. Fourteen...

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