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   The holiday season surely makes for a neat package: wrapping up the whole year in a sort of satisfying finale. Whether it’s your Christmas or Hanukkah, Kwanzaa or any other holiday you can think of, for most Lacey residents, the last weeks of December make up a sort of endpoint/beginning point...
12/23/2016
   If you are like most Tumwater homeowners, this is not the time of year you relish thinking about next year’s April 15 tap on the shoulder from Uncle Sam. Nonetheless, the calendar doesn’t lie. In a matter of days, New Year’s Eve will be here—and once the champagne corks have popped, it’s entir...
12/21/2016
  The idea of “fake news” and how to tell it from the real thing has gotten scads of attention lately, so Tumwater web users are entitled to be more skeptical than usual of news items. Last week, there was one of those “come hither” headlines you run across on the web—but with a byline from The W...
12/19/2016
   Most of us favor a high degree of predictability when it comes to things like the interest rates on mortgages. In that realm, “poised” is a bad word. When anything is poised, it means it’s about to do something different: change. For those who like predictability, change is unwelcome.But this ...
12/16/2016
  Some breakthrough good news has come to light. It deals with first-time home buyers.Across the U.S., first-time home buyers have been staging a disappearing act for a worrisome long time. The causes were pretty universal across much of the country: a sluggish economic recovery and tight labor m...
12/13/2016
     You don’t have to be beyond your 40s to begin plotting a direction for your retirement years. Most younger Tumwater residents know this full well but (truth be told) do precious little about it. For most of us, we’re all so busy tending to career and daily living concerns that most of the ti...
12/12/2016
  If you listen to the Chairman of the Index Committee at Standard & Poors-Dow Jones, the nation’s housing market has reached an important milestone—one likely to be appreciated by real estate holders—Lacey homeowners and investors included.The gentleman in the spotlight is David Blitzer, who is ...
12/09/2016
 Real estate articles that are really just lists are now being called “listicles”—and there are certainly plenty of them around. The other day one appeared that just had to be read: Bankrate’s “7 things that could turn off homebuyers.”The actual listicle may not have been the product of much real...
12/07/2016
  When it comes to real estate reporting, there seem to be more icebergs out there than in Antarctica in mid-summer (which is mid-winter here—but never mind). Tumwater real estate followers only know about the spate of icebergs because real estate reporters are always headlining that something-or...
12/05/2016
 Last week, when Lacey mortgage rates began to rise abruptly, you’d have to say that it was actually a double-barreled surprise. In addition to the sudden blip up on the mortgage rate charts, there was the second shocker: that so many expert observers were taken by surprise.Even though the actual...
12/03/2016
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