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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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Seriously?  This house has one too many hurdle I fear! I'm not even sure what to make of this particular listing.... bank owned house that looks to be overpriced. (Of course with only one picture, it's kind of hard to tell for sure....but yes, overpriced). And that's not the part that I'm puzzlin...
09/23/2013
I've noticed that buyers tend to fall into two categories - those whose goals about owning real estate are primarily focused on short term needs, and those who have a long range plan.  What do I mean?  Especially when buying a very first home, it is pretty easy to get so distracted by the excitem...
09/22/2013
First impressions of a home often start right at the front entrance.  And that first impression just might cause the buyer to run - fast - in the opposite direction.  If you are trying to sell your home, that is most definitely NOT the reaction you wanted a buyer to have.   Any obvious signs of d...
09/21/2013
Recently I mentioned in our office meeting that I had checked out the numbers to see what proportion of active listings in the Olympia/Lacey/Tumwater area are short sales or bank owned, compared to the total available listings.  As it had seemed to me, those numbers are shrinking.  But the number...
09/19/2013
09/18/2013
I see sunshine outside my window today, but I also see so many signs that fall is sneaking into the Olympia area.  The days are getting noticeably shorter.  Last night I was puttering in my garden a little bit, and then thought I should head inside because it was getting dark.  What?  Not even 8:...
09/17/2013
Now you can be GREEN when you paint (even if you don't actually want the paint color to be green)!  For many of us in the greater Olympia area, trying to incorporate recycling and eco-friendly materials in homes is an ongoing goal, and it just got a little bit easier. MetroPaint is made from 100%...
09/12/2013
  It has seemed to me that we are seeing a declining number of listings that are either bank owned or short sales in the Olympia area - so today I took a minute to search on MLS and see if my gut feeling is accurate.  And it is REALLY nice to see that it most definitely is accurate! In the close ...
09/09/2013
  The seller says "I am not going to agree to do any repairs for the buyer".   What the seller is thinking:  This buyer already got me to agree to come down from my asking price more than I had planned to... and to pay for their closing costs - next they are going to nickel and dime me to death o...
09/04/2013
I got to head down to Olympia Farmer's Market a couple of days ago with a past client who has become a dear friend.  We decided it was time to catch up with each other's lives and what better place to do that than the market!  We could combine some browsing, some shopping, some snacking - and som...
09/04/2013
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