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Real Estate Agent - Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty, Olympia WA
      This stylish residence nestled in the desirable Campus Green neighborhood with tree-lined sidewalks is a quick jaunt to 2 golf courses, the beach, new shops & eateries and I-5. And you’ll have time to enjoy these fun spots with this easy-to-maintain home & yard! Click here for all the detai...
I recently moved to a five-acre parcel in Tenino WA with a really, really long gravel driveway. I had no idea how I was going to roll the garbage and recycling bins down this monster of a driveway until I did a Google search and discovered others have this same problem! I found www.GarbageCommand...
Do you own a home in the Bigelow neighborhood and are thinking about selling?  My listing at 420 Henry Street NE, Olympia WA 98506 sold in June 2019 for $280,000 ($30,100 over the asking price), received seven formal offers with more on the way, and a bidding war ensued.  After three days of bein...
I blame it all on hand-me-downs for my strong desire to own my own home.   Back then, reusing clothes was a way for our parents to be frugal and to save money.  The downside is the other kids in school just KNEW if you were wearing hand-me-downs and teased you about it.  Nowadays, it’s probably h...
Private, peaceful botanical gardens, easy one-floor living, solar energy are just a few words to describe this immaculate home in Olympia, WA. Click here for all the details.  5135 Hilton Lane NE is located in the north Hawks Prairie area near I-5 exit 114 and is just a few minutes from the freew...
The University of Washington Center for Real Estate Research in Seattle, WA publishes reports about the economy and the real estate sector in Washington State. One of their reports is the housing affordability index.  The Index tracks affordability in all Washington counties. We are tracking King...
 This open and bright 3-year-old home is located in Campus Peak in Lacey, WA, an ideal and convenient neighborhood with sidewalks, golf views, parks and beaches, just minutes from I-5.       This 4-bedroom, 2.5 bath home extends over 2,100 SF of spacious elegance with upgraded hardwood floors on ...
The family I helped purchase a home sent me this terrific mug in the mail - I love it! The message of "Keep calm, I'm your Realtor" hits home with these buyers of mine because they had a not-so-stellar experience with their lender, and the experience caused so much stress on them, the wife ended ...
Sharing bedrooms is a thing of the past with this SIX bedroom home!  See all the details here:  Guests may not ever leave when they come to visit you as they have their own private main floor master suite with a...
There is a lot of misinformation out there about the real estate market in Olympia, WA that is causing all kinds of problems for both buyers and sellers.  Buyers and sellers are asking, is this a good time to buy/sell?  It’s no wonder there is so much confusion.  Even today, the real estate headl...

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