Explore Olympia, WA

By Ben Kinney, We do real estate:Tech, Training, Sales, Brokerage
(Ben Kinney Team)
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Waterfront home on Eld Inlet at the South End of Puget Sound w/200 feet of medium bank waterfront. Large kitchen w/SS appliances & huge island. Bulkhead, tideland rights w/plenty of clams & oysters for private harvest or to lease out. 1.85 acres w/mature landscaping, small orchard & garden area. ...

By Ben Kinney, We do real estate:Tech, Training, Sales, Brokerage
(Ben Kinney Team)
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Over 1.7 acres across the street from Summit Lake close to the public lake access. Road onto the property with some marketable timber and great views of the lake with just minor tree and brush removal. This would make a spectacular building lot or just use for your own private RV spot. Summit Lak...

By Francine Viola, REALTOR®, In Tune with your Real Estate Needs
(Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty, Olympia WA)
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The University of Washington Center for Real Estate Research in Seattle, WA publishes reports about the economy and the real estate sector in Washington State. One of their reports is the housing affordability index.  The Index tracks affordability in all Washington counties. We are tracking King...

By Francine Viola, REALTOR®, In Tune with your Real Estate Needs
(Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty, Olympia WA)
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The family I helped purchase a home sent me this terrific mug in the mail - I love it! The message of "Keep calm, I'm your Realtor" hits home with these buyers of mine because they had a not-so-stellar experience with their lender, and the experience caused so much stress on them, the wife ended ...

By Francine Viola, REALTOR®, In Tune with your Real Estate Needs
(Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty, Olympia WA)
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There is a lot of misinformation out there about the real estate market in Olympia, WA that is causing all kinds of problems for both buyers and sellers.  Buyers and sellers are asking, is this a good time to buy/sell?  It’s no wonder there is so much confusion.  Even today, the real estate headl...

By Francine Viola, REALTOR®, In Tune with your Real Estate Needs
(Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty, Olympia WA)
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 This past Thursday, I and my REALTOR® colleagues from around Washington State (about 500 of us!) were adorned in our “Unlock the Door” blue scarves as we visited with our local senators and representatives on the Capitol campus.      This photo is just a handful of us on the steps of the Legisla...

By Francine Viola, REALTOR®, In Tune with your Real Estate Needs
(Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty, Olympia WA)
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My Vision Board is my Thank-You Board I am all in on the power of vision boards where you have a visual representation through pictures and words of your goals.  But I’m shy with my vision board as I don’t want anyone else to see it!  If I have the vision board buried under my computer keyboard o...

By Francine Viola, REALTOR®, In Tune with your Real Estate Needs
(Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty, Olympia WA)
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Today was our annual celebration of 2018 for our Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty staff and REALTORS held in Olympia, WA.  It takes looking back to see where you are going forward, and today’s rally gave perspective on the market, our sellers and buyers, and our business.  Our broker gave...

By Francine Viola, REALTOR®, In Tune with your Real Estate Needs
(Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty, Olympia WA)
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I have a big thank you for the great work of John Brinton and Andrew Brinton of A-Pro Home Inspections in Olympia, WA.   I'm not sure how long I have known them or worked with them but it has to be over ten years.  They are my go-to home inspectors who go the extra mile for me and my clients. One...

By Francine Viola, REALTOR®, In Tune with your Real Estate Needs
(Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty, Olympia WA)
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This year in real estate in the Thurston County, WA area, including the cities of Olympia, Lacey, and Tumwater, are bound to be a very successful year both for sellers and buyers.  Here is the 2018 recap with the 2019 projections.  Record Number of SellersA record number of resale homes came to t...

By Francine Viola, REALTOR®, In Tune with your Real Estate Needs
(Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty, Olympia WA)
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Washington REALTORS® from around the state will be gathering in Olympia, WA at our state’s capital to join in Legislative Day 2019.  REALTORS® and the REALTORS® associations work with elected officials in promoting and protecting homeownership.  On January 24, 2019, REALTORS® will defend the indu...

By Francine Viola, REALTOR®, In Tune with your Real Estate Needs
(Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty, Olympia WA)
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The Olympia, Lacey and Tumwater, WA Housing Market Update for December 2018 Olympia, WA is the capital city of Washington State and is located in Thurston County with the other major cities of Lacey and Tumwater, WA. The December 2018 Highlights: Overall the market in 2018 was very good for Olymp...

By Ben Kinney, We do real estate:Tech, Training, Sales, Brokerage
(Ben Kinney Team)
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8322 54th Ave SE Olympia Olympia, WA 98513 Beautifully maintained 4 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath, home in Courtney View Estates. Open kitchen boasts sparkling tile counter-top w/full height backsplash and shaker cabinets. Large center Island, SS appliances & walk-in pantry. Spacious master suite features a ...

By Francine Viola, REALTOR®, In Tune with your Real Estate Needs
(Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty, Olympia WA)
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Trying to stay awake until midnight on New Year’s Eve is always a struggle for me so if you are like me, here are some fun ideas to celebrate the new year on December 31st and January 1st.  Start New Year’s Eve off with a long walk at the Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge.  This ...

By Francine Viola, REALTOR®, In Tune with your Real Estate Needs
(Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty, Olympia WA)
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Yesterday, my firm, Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty presented our annual donation to the Thurston County Food Bank in downtown Olympia WA and then we rolled up our sleeves and helped out.  Here we are at the food bank with Judy Jones, the Operations Manager, and my broker, Ken Anderson p...

By Francine Viola, REALTOR®, In Tune with your Real Estate Needs
(Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty, Olympia WA)
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Earlier this year, the REALTOR Own It Gratitude coins were unveiled at the NAR Leadership Summit and Committee Leadership Camp.  I was not a part of these camps but served in 2018 on my local REALTOR board.  Our outgoing President presented these coins to us in recognition for our commitment to o...

By Francine Viola, REALTOR®, In Tune with your Real Estate Needs
(Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty, Olympia WA)
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Thanks, Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD for your lovely card I received in the mail today!  How cute is this pop-up card?!  It certainly made my day, and what a great marketing piece.  I have this displayed on my desk, and my colleagues are loving this!  They are now thinking of sending s...

By Francine Viola, REALTOR®, In Tune with your Real Estate Needs
(Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty, Olympia WA)
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This year in the Capitol rotunda in Olympia, WA, a 29-foot Noble Fir is decorated for Christmas 2018.   Weyerhauser donated this tree from the Vail Tree Farm just a few miles away in Rainier, WA.   During my visit to the Capitol, a graduation ceremony was taking place, but many visitors enjoyed s...

By Francine Viola, REALTOR®, In Tune with your Real Estate Needs
(Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty, Olympia WA)
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Yesterday was the general meeting for Thurston County REALTORS® in Olympia, WA.  This last meeting of the year is always a fun one.  Not only are the new directors inducted (I'm a new director this year for REALTORS®) and we have a new president, but we also celebrated the volunteering our group ...

By Francine Viola, REALTOR®, In Tune with your Real Estate Needs
(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...

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