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A blog about community events in the Olympia/Lacey/Tumwater area in WA including the real estate market in those communities.



If you are as intrigued as I am by seeing homes that look tired, neglected, dated, and downright ugly be transformed, then you may be interested in following a new website my real estate partner created.  It is called FlippingOlympia - and it highlights some pretty amazing local Olympia area proj...
The Olympia Toy Run 2012 is just around the corner, and this annual event has become a community favorite during the holiday season.   Where else can you see thousands of motorcycles (yes thousands - I read that last year was around 18,000 participants!) and their riders decked out with Santa hat...
    'Tis the season to enjoy the festive holiday events in the area, and one of my favorites is the lighting of the Christmas trees in Lacey.  The 2012 event will be on Thursday, December 6th at 6:00 PM, and is at Huntamer Park in Woodland Square (behind Fred Meyers' in Lacey).  Come sing along w...
I've been doing a little bit of previewing of possible listings for two different sets of buyers, and came across one that can be safely crossed off the list. Seemed like a long shot from the start since it is bank owned, with a flat roof (BAD idea in our rainy, rainy part of the world), and appe...
The weekend after Thanksgiving sees many folks getting into the holiday spirit, with shopping and decorating and local special holiday events.     On Sunday November 25th in downtown Olympia, there will be a number of fun holiday activities, from a parade to gingerbread cottages to a singing Chri...
I have to admit that I am in that group of people who just do NOT get the allure of Black Friday shopping - the whole getting up before daylight to join a herd of people trying to save a buck....I'm not a big fan of giving up sleep unless it's for something really worth while, and I don't love cr...
Downtown for the Holidays 2012 is a great start to the holiday season in Olympia!  And it begins with a parade along the downtown Olympia streets this coming Sunday, November 25th.  The parade leaves Olympia Farmers Market at 3:00 and ends up at Sylvester Park on Capitol Way. While you are waiti...
I CANNOT figure out how it could be possible that next week is already Thanksgiving week, but seems to be true.  Which means that the annual holiday events in Olympia are kicking off with some really fun opportunities right after you eat more turkey, stuffing and pie than you thought possible.   ...
    I did some checking into MLS statistics today to see if my hunch is correct that the Olympia area is seeing fewer listings that are bank owned or short sales.  The price bracket I checked on is residential properties listed at no more than $300,000.  Certainly there are both bank owned and sh...
Simplifying is NOT all that simple!  In our family's ongoing adventure of selling an investment property so we can "downsize" into a new house, I've been working in spurts to clear out all the "stuff" that does NOT need to make the move with us. It's pretty amazing to see the sheer quantity of "s...

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