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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.
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When it comes time for a buyer to write an offer on a house, or when a seller receives one, it's time to talk strategy. And the first thing I like to do is remind my client that because I represent them, we can safely talk strategy. This means if the buyer tells me they could go up to $200,000 fo...
12/19/2013
When buyers for Olympia area homes make an offer on a house, the paperwork for the offer will typically include a number of contingencies: financing, title review, inspection, etc.  And typically each of these will have a deadline attached to it.  These deadlines are super important since once th...
12/10/2013
The Olympia area has been unseasonably cold the last several days, with overnight lows in the teens, and daytime highs only upper 20's to low 30's.  I know right now some of you are saying something like "Does she seriously think that even COUNTS as being cold!"  Right?  And having grown up in no...
12/09/2013
  The real estate market at Jubilee has been pretty brisk this year, with houses selling fairly quickly and many buyers waiting eagerly for new listings to appear on the market. Currently I found 10 homes listed for sale in our NWMLS, and they include 4 brand new homes and 6 resales.  Pricing on ...
11/30/2013
I've never been a big fan of Black Friday shopping.  Yes, I have tried it a time or two, but the crowds and WAY too early start times just don't seem worth it to me.  But the other reason I'm not a fan, is that I would MUCH rather shop local!    And one of the best ways I know to shop local is to...
11/28/2013
Happy Thanksgiving!! I wish you an abundance of delicious food today to satisfy your body. I wish you an abundance of laughter & joy in the company of people dear to you to satisfy your heart. I wish you quiet moments of thankfulness for a long list of blessings to satisfy your soul.   I wish you...
11/27/2013
It is really hard to believe that we are approaching the end of 2013, but my calendar says that we truly are.  So it seems like a good time to go ahead and look at what the sales at Jubilee have been like for the year thus far.   I know from showing homes in Jubilee that the sales have been prett...
11/27/2013
After you enjoy a Thanksgiving of family, feasting, football - and maybe some Black Friday shopping, get ready for the annual Downtown for the Holidays in Olympia.  The Olympia Downtown Association has some great fun planned for this coming Sunday, December 1st from noon until 5 PM.  Most activit...
11/26/2013
    Olympia Toy Run 2013 is coming up soon - and motorcycles will be filling our streets with generous riders bearing toys for kids.  This year's event is scheduled for Saturday December 7th, and motorcycles will begin assembling at 10 AM that morning.  The parking lot by Sears at South Sound sho...
11/25/2013
One of our family's favorite holiday activities is always going to see the creative gingerbread houses at the annual event sponsored by Habitat for Humanity in Olympia.    The 2013 event will run from December 2nd - December 20th and is in a new location this year.  The gingerbread houses will be...
11/23/2013
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