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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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Lately I have been pondering my very mixed feelings about what I am seeing with some REO properties owned by Fannie Mae, or Freddie Mac, or HUD, or VA.  In several recent instances, my buyers have gotten some REALLY good deals because the listing either had such horrible photos or such inaccurate...
10/10/2013
10/09/2013
The Olympia Habitat for Humanity Store location to donate and buy recycled building and home materials - has a brand new location on the westside of Olympia.  The new Store is at 400 Cooper Pt Rd on westside Olympia, and they will officially show off their new digs with a grand opening event Octo...
10/08/2013
This year's Arts Walk in Olympia had quite a turnout, with sunny warm weather bringing out the crowds!  My sister came up from Vancouver, WA, and we had so much fun touring the different stores, restaurants and other businesses displaying local artwork of all varieties imaginable.   Creative, whi...
10/07/2013
One of my favorite local events in the fall is the Fall Arts Walk in downtown Olympia, and it is coming up this weekend!  The hours of the event are Friday, October 4th from 5-10 PM and then Saturday, October 5th from 11 AM - 4 PM.      Arts Walk will include over 100 participating downtown store...
09/30/2013
Fall and drizzly days have arrived in the Pacific NW for sure.  But that doesn't mean you have to abandon the thoughts of garden and flowers and creating beauty for next spring.  Two local events will help - one about planning your landscape to be low maintenance, with plants that will attract bu...
09/26/2013
If the rain outside my office window wasn't enough of a reminder that fall is here, the arrival of the spawning salmon would do it.  (And actually seeing the salmon is a lot more fun than looking at the rain....) The first good viewing place to see the salmon is from the bridge at 4th Ave downtow...
09/25/2013
When a new listing hits the market, there is usually a flurry of showing activity with buyers eager to see if this house might be "THE ONE" they have been searching for.  This might continue for several weeks, but at some point if the house has not sold, that showing activity begins dwindling. Th...
09/24/2013
  Jubilee continues to appeal to a wide range of buyers who want to simplify their lifestyle, and have all of the amenities and activities close at hand that Jubilee's Lodge offers. So what is available right now for homes for sale?  Checking out NWMLS active listings today, I find 15 homes liste...
09/23/2013
  Jubilee in Lacey offers a lot to folks looking for a low maintenance lifestyle with loads of activities close at hand.  And those benefits have kept homes in Jubilee selling at a brisk pace this year. Currently our NWMLS shows that over the last six months, there have been 23 home sales, includ...
09/23/2013
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