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 A few weeks ago, two pieces of incoming information crossed my screen—items that related to the possible direction in which Lacey home loan interest rates might be heading.  The first came from a big national listing aggregator. It seems that once this outfit gets the idea that you are intereste...
04/27/2016
 Lacey real estate investors include a subset that’s more common than you might think: the unplanned ones. The press calls them “accidental investors”—but that’s unfortunate. Let’s face it: when you read “accidental investor,” it conjures up mental images of a car crash. Or falling down stairs. O...
04/26/2016
 Something is being offered that is actually for free. No, really. It is truly the case that lately some banks and credit card companies have been including a new benefit for their Lacey clients: free access to their current FICO credit score. This isn’t the same thing as the ads we’ve been delug...
04/25/2016
 Not since Johnny Depp put his French countryside village up for sale have Olympia real estate investors had an out-of-town real estate opportunity like the one that grabbed national headlines last week. As markdowns go, it was remarkable. But there were…issues…This deal was described by Fortune ...
04/17/2016
 They’re aimed at the Frustrating Five: spring cleaning tasks that Olympia homeowners tend to put off and/or ignore more than the others. Since spring is the most agreeable time of year to tackle household maintenance (even the vexing ones), here’s a list to contemplate—along with some widely acc...
04/16/2016
 By now, Olympia’s long-time house flipping veterans have seen it all: raging real estate bubble, over-the-cliff market freefall, energetic bounce-back, and now, the current, more rational market’s steady appreciation.House flipping experts prosper when they succeed in improving an undervalued Ol...
04/13/2016
 Modern life is said to have gotten immeasurably richer as labor-saving devices have empowered households and workplaces from one end of Olympia to the other. Richer, yes; simpler, surely not!Today’s Olympia householder’s typical day likely involves juggling multiple destinations: shop for dinner...
04/12/2016
 It’s small wonder that with this spring’s selling season underway, Olympia’s house hunters can afford to be a discriminating bunch—they have the luxury of picking and choosing from a crop of truly inviting offerings. And it doesn’t hurt that today’s low mortgage interest rates have enabled more ...
04/10/2016
 A reasonable question posted recently on a real estate website can open an interesting discussion. It’s one that touches on a fundamental component of most Olympia real estate sales.The question was, “Can I request a home inspection before I make an offer on the home?”The answer from the moderat...
04/09/2016
 “Ideal” is a Shangri-La kind of a word. It’s not just because of its feel-good, pie-in-the-sky definition (“a standard of perfection or excellence”)—but because contained right there inside the word itself is a tacit admission. It’s only an idea—not something necessarily connected to concrete re...
04/07/2016
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