Explore Olympia, WA

By Francine Viola, REALTOR®, In Tune with your Real Estate Needs
(Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty, Olympia WA)
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Labor Day is over and the kids are back in school but is there ANYTHING to do in and around Olympia WA this weekend? Yes, there is!! Check out some of the fun events happening this weekend, September 6-8, 2019.  Friday, September 6, 2019 Mama Mia! Broadway musical – The Triad Arts Theater, Yelm –...

By Francine Viola, REALTOR®, In Tune with your Real Estate Needs
(Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty, Olympia WA)
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Many homeowners who are considering selling their Olympia WA home are looking at the calendar, seeing the school buses back on the roads, sipping their pumpkin spiced lattes and are wondering if they missed the summer real estate market.  Put shortly, the answer is no.  And here’s why the 2019 fa...

By Francine Viola, REALTOR®, In Tune with your Real Estate Needs
(Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty, Olympia WA)
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If you are planning to stay in town this weekend, you'll have lots of fun things to do in and around the Olympia WA area. I hope to check out a few of these events myself. With our clear nighttime skies recently, the Star Party and the UFO Fest look like a winning combination!  Earth UFO Fest and...

By Francine Viola, REALTOR®, In Tune with your Real Estate Needs
(Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty, Olympia WA)
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Buyers in Thurston County, WA (which include Olympia, Lacey, Tumwater and Yelm) are seeing higher home prices but are enjoying near-historic low interest rates, making homes more affordable now than last year at this time.     The average home price in Thurston County, WA is $371,323, up 4 percen...

By Francine Viola, REALTOR®, In Tune with your Real Estate Needs
(Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty, Olympia WA)
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 Get your slip-on shoes on and head out this weekend to visit open houses in the Olympia, Lacey, and Tumwater areas in Thurston County, WA!  Click here for the open houses this weekend, August 24-25, 2019.      There are some great choices this weekend from cute little bungalows to homes on acrea...

By Francine Viola, REALTOR®, In Tune with your Real Estate Needs
(Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty, Olympia WA)
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The back-to-school commercials are airing and I can hear the kids dreading the end of the summer! But there are still fun activities going on this weekend in and around the Olympia WA area.  Friday, August 16 LACEY FORZA – Cupcakes & Wine Happy Hour – 6-8 PM THREE MAGNETS BREWING – Olympia – Taco...

By Ben Kinney, We do real estate:Tech, Training, Sales, Brokerage
(Ben Kinney Team)
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 1109 Turkey RD NW Olympia, WA 98502 Almost half acre lot close to Summit Lake. Partial slope with plenty of room for home with possible partial view. Buyers to do all feasibility to their own satisfaction. Neighboring homes have well and septic. Alex Brost541-968-4022KW South Sound1109 Turkey RD...

By Francine Viola, REALTOR®, In Tune with your Real Estate Needs
(Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty, Olympia WA)
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Private, peaceful botanical gardens, easy one-floor living, solar energy are just a few words to describe this immaculate home in Olympia, WA, and the lucky new owners have the rest of the summer to enjoy this oasis in the beautiful Hawks Prairie area. This home was appealing to a wide range of b...

By Sandy Nelson, your Olympia area Realtor
(Riley Jackson Real Estate Inc.)
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Rare opportunity to own a quality rambler with many updates and special features, and complete with separate 800+ sq. ft.  guest cottage with kitchen, full bath and private deck.The 2,200 + sq. ft. main house features 3 bedrooms, a bonus room and another room with closet and nice bay windows.You'...

By Francine Viola, REALTOR®, In Tune with your Real Estate Needs
(Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty, Olympia WA)
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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...

By Francine Viola, REALTOR®, In Tune with your Real Estate Needs
(Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty, Olympia WA)
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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...

By Ben Kinney, We do real estate:Tech, Training, Sales, Brokerage
(Ben Kinney Team)
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3227 Cedrona Dr NW Olympia, WA 98502 Beautifully maintained & updated home on an extra large corner lot. Backs up to greenbelt. Updated kitchen with granite counters, large center island w/eating space. Great room, formal dining area & living room, 3 bedrooms, an office plus an additional bonus s...

By Ben Kinney, We do real estate:Tech, Training, Sales, Brokerage
(Ben Kinney Team)
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9447 Classic Dr NE Olympia, WA 98516   This home in Classic Heights just needs some TLC to restore it to its former self. Sits on a 1/4 acre lot with lots of room for a garden and outdoor entertaining. No major issues that owners are aware of. Just needs some minor cosmetic clean-up and repairs....

By Ben Kinney, We do real estate:Tech, Training, Sales, Brokerage
(Ben Kinney Team)
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Great opportunity for an investment or an owner-occupied duplex in a central location with all city services. Both units have 2 bedrooms, 1.75 baths, separate dining room with oversized single car garages. Meticulously maintained and owner-occupied in one unit until just recently. Both units come...

By Ben Kinney, We do real estate:Tech, Training, Sales, Brokerage
(Ben Kinney Team)
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Waterfront home on Eld Inlet at the South End of Puget Sound w/200 feet of medium bank waterfront. Large kitchen w/SS appliances & huge island. Bulkhead, tideland rights w/plenty of clams & oysters for private harvest or to lease out. 1.85 acres w/mature landscaping, small orchard & garden area. ...

By Ben Kinney, We do real estate:Tech, Training, Sales, Brokerage
(Ben Kinney Team)
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Over 1.7 acres across the street from Summit Lake close to the public lake access. Road onto the property with some marketable timber and great views of the lake with just minor tree and brush removal. This would make a spectacular building lot or just use for your own private RV spot. Summit Lak...

By Francine Viola, REALTOR®, In Tune with your Real Estate Needs
(Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty, Olympia WA)
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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...

By Francine Viola, REALTOR®, In Tune with your Real Estate Needs
(Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty, Olympia WA)
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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 ...

By Francine Viola, REALTOR®, In Tune with your Real Estate Needs
(Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty, Olympia WA)
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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...

By Francine Viola, REALTOR®, In Tune with your Real Estate Needs
(Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty, Olympia WA)
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 This past Thursday, I and my REALTOR® colleagues from around Washington State (about 500 of us!) were adorned in our “Unlock the Door” blue scarves as we visited with our local senators and representatives on the Capitol campus.      This photo is just a handful of us on the steps of the Legisla...

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