A blog about community events in the Olympia/Lacey/Tumwater area in WA including the real estate market in those communities.
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We We visited Hunter's Pumpkin Patch in Olympia yesterday afternoon & had such a good time! Our group included our exchange student and my little granddaughter so we had to take lots of photos as it was a first for both of them! Before visiting the actual pumpkin field, we had fun watching som...
If you read this soon you will still be in time for one free workshop that is being held tonight (October 22nd) from 6:30 - 8:30 PM at Griffin Fire Hall, 3707 Steamboat Loop Rd. It will include speakers from WSU Extension, South Puget Sound Salmon Enhancement Group, and the Thurston & Mason Cons...
Since many buyers are carefully watching their pennies as they prepare to become homeowners, they often ask if having a brand new house professionally inspected is necessary. My answer is always "you betcha!" It is SO much easier to have the builder correct things before closing than to hope th...
I like to take a look at the statistics of new listings and new pending sales for a past month and see what they seem to indicate as to the direction the market is headed. I looked back to September and checked out new listings and new pendings for single family homes only and just in the main O...
I really love the fall season even though the shorter days and rainier weather make me crave sunshine. But the glow of the golden leaves on the trees and the crisp feel to the day, plus all the vegies to harvest in the garden make this a beautiful time to live in the Northwest! And all the fun ...
It has been interesting to try to explain to our exchange student how the real estate business works in this country (or at least what is customary here in Washington state). One question he asked me seems to really hit the nail on the head for a needed change - he cannot understand how commissi...