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 This week, Washington State’s Governor Inslee signed an emergency proclamation allowing e-notarizations.  Our Washington REALTORS® and other organizations worked to accelerate this order, which was already planned to be in place by October 1st of this year, but was moved up to now due to the COV...
03/26/2020
With Governor Inslee’s “stay home, stay healthy” mandate on March 23rd, real estate brokers may not conduct any business outside of our homes, and that includes showing or previewing homes.  We cannot do any in-person business whatsoever.  For the health of our community, we are putting things on...
03/24/2020
In short, probably not, and here’s why. Supply and Demand Olympia WA and Thurston County have the lowest standing inventory in its history.  At the end of February, Thurston County had just 242 homes listed for sale.  In contrast, a balanced market is about 1,200 listings.  Our market would need ...
03/17/2020
 It’s no doubt it has been a tough couple of weeks.  I’m hoping this soothing photo can help. Our daily lives have been impacted and disrupted, and these times are certainly unnerving.  But as history has proved to us, we will bounce back.  We made it through many crises before and we will make i...
03/16/2020
 This 4-bedroom home on a large corner lot is now for sale in the Campus Highlands area of Lacey, WA. Click here for all the details. One of the unique features of this lot is the huge driveway to the 3-car garage, which offers plenty of parking. The Campus Highlands location in Lacey, WA is with...
03/14/2020
 It's this time of year again when my firm, Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty is running our annual college scholarship contest for 2020. For all the details, be sure to visit www.whatmakesahouseahome.com. Since 2011, we have asked our high school students in Thurston County, "What Makes a...
03/13/2020
 With a 29th day added to February once every four years, that warrants a celebration.  Here are the fun events in and around the Olympia WA area: Meet and Greet superhero Amazon of Olympia at the Hands On Children’s Museum from 1-3 PM. See the Olympia Dance Festival with over 200 dancers perform...
02/29/2020
 4222 Campus Green Loop NE in Lacey, WA is now available for sale with an open house on Leap Day, Saturday, February 29th from 12 noon to 2 PM. Visit FrancineViola.com/1566797 for all the details - click here!  2 bedrooms + den 1.75 baths 1,966 Square Feet Custom-built rambler in 1999 On the Hawk...
02/27/2020
 Yes, I’m reading a cookbook this month, which is kind of funny if you know me. I complain quite a bit about menu planning and going grocery shopping. In fact, when our local Fred Meyer started a grocery shopping service, I nearly cried tears of joy. (Of course, I had to write a blog post about i...
02/23/2020
Every February, right around Valentine’s Day, Thurston County homeowners will receive in the mail a small postcard from the Assessor’s office with your new property tax assessment for the year. Most homeowners have their mortgage set up where the mortgage company collects property taxes in each m...
02/17/2020
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