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By Cyndi Nelson, ABR, CRS, SRES, GREEN
(The Cyndi Nelson Team at MVP Realty Group)
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Even though we are making our way from recession to recovery, there may be a few obstacles for the real estate market - nationwide and right here in Olympia. Chief Economist Arun Raha expects the residential housing market to improve in 2011, while the commercial real estate market may take until...

By Nancy Conner, Olympia/Thurston County WA
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As many of us are enjoying watching the Winter Olympics, I have been thinking back to May of 1984 when Olympia, WA hosted the first ever Women's Marathon Trials.  Olympia has always had an active running community, and the excitement of watching that marathon race in our town spurred many more of...

By Sonny Kwan, 206-819-8228
(Quantum Group Commercial - Residential - Lease Seattle, WA )
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  Photos, Videos and Graphics by    Sonny Kwan  Realtor® with John L Scott Real Estate Seattle, WA. All information is believed to be accurate, but is not warranted in any way. When you plan to buy or Sell your home  Visit my website www.johnlscottwa.com     to search all homes on the internet. 1...

By Nancy Conner, Olympia/Thurston County WA
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When I am shopping for my grandchildren - or for any gift for a child - my favorite destination is the family owned store in Olympia called Wind Up Here.  The name is perfect since the store carries a wonderfully large selection of wind up toys that are pretty irresistible to all ages!    After t...

By Mike Conner
(City Realty, Inc. - Olympia, WA)
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Things to Do in Olympia WA Looking for things to do in Olympia WA but don't know where to start? Here are some ideas that will not only open your eyes to the beauty of Olympia, but they are totally free! The shining sun and bright blue skies these last few days have been a sight for sore eyes her...

By Cyndi Nelson, ABR, CRS, SRES, GREEN
(The Cyndi Nelson Team at MVP Realty Group)
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Even though we are making our way from recession to recovery, there may be a few obstacles for the real estate market - nationwide and right here in Olympia. Chief Economist Arun Raha expects the residential housing market to improve in 2011, while the commercial real estate market may take until...

By Cyndi Nelson, ABR, CRS, SRES, GREEN
(The Cyndi Nelson Team at MVP Realty Group)
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Thurston County's unemployment rate rose from 7.2% from November to 7.6% through December, 2009, but it still remains well below the statewide average of 9.5 and the national average of 9.7%. Potential homebuyers can approach the market with increasing confidence. There is a bad news/ good news d...

By Mike Conner
(City Realty, Inc. - Olympia, WA)
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Olympia Homes for Sale: Gorgeous Upgraded Rambler Overview Maps Photos Description Home Search Neighborhood $339,000 Single Family HomeFor Sale Main Features 3 Bedrooms2 BathroomsInterior: 1977 sqftLot: 0.23 acre(s) Location 2830 Edinburgh Dr. SEOlympia, WA 98501 Mike Conner City Realty, Inc.(36...

By Nancy Conner, Olympia/Thurston County WA
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The city of Olympia is going through their process to update the city comprehensive plan, and inviting input on your vision for the Olympia of the future.  There are plenty of issues to weigh in on - how does the city encourage more housing close in?  Should building heights near the waterfront b...

By Nancy Conner, Olympia/Thurston County WA
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If you love live theater or a chance to see big name performers in music, dance, comedy etc - you will be thrilled with the choices right here in Olympia!  We are so lucky to have several great venues to choose from.  These three are all downtown or nearby, so you can easily make an evening of it...

By Mike Conner
(City Realty, Inc. - Olympia, WA)
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Olympia Home in 55+ Park - Clean & Comfortable! Overview Maps Photos Features Description Search Homes Neighborhood $26,000 Mobile HomeFor Sale Main Features 2 Bedrooms2 BathroomsInterior: 1344 sqft Location 3244 66th Ave. SW40Olympia, WA 98512 Mike Conner City Realty, Inc.(360) 970-4408mike@cit...

By Cyndi Nelson, ABR, CRS, SRES, GREEN
(The Cyndi Nelson Team at MVP Realty Group)
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New FHA rules announced January 15, 2010 offer a new approach to mitigating the foreclosure crisis by temporarily suspending a long standing rule against "flipping" that could making it even more difficult to flip a home in the Olympia area. Last year, Washington State made it more expensive for ...

By Cyndi Nelson, ABR, CRS, SRES, GREEN
(The Cyndi Nelson Team at MVP Realty Group)
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Anyone shopping for a home mortgage in Olympia will now get some help from the government. A federal rule went into effect January 1, requiring mortgage lenders and brokers to give consumers a better estimate of the costs when obtaining a home loan. The new rule mandates there be a standard three...

By Nancy Conner, Olympia/Thurston County WA
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Tomorrow we celebrate Martin Luther King's birthday with a federal holiday, but I want to challenge you to consider this more than a day off from work/school/usual routine.  Think about what your dream is for your community - and how you can help make that dream come true. Can you volunteer at a ...

By Mike Conner
(City Realty, Inc. - Olympia, WA)
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Olympia South Capitol Neighborhood Craftsman Overview Maps Photos Description Olympia Homes for Sale Neighborhood $289,000 Single Family HomeFor Sale Main Features 2 Bedrooms1 BathroomInterior: 2196 sqftLot: 0.11 acre(s) Location 1715 Capitol WayOlympia, WA 98501 Mike Conner City Realty, Inc.(36...

By Nancy Conner, Olympia/Thurston County WA
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Sometime in January pretty much every year, I start craving spring time and yearning to start planting my garden and seeing flowers and veggies again.  And although it is way too early to actually plant anything in the garden, it is a perfect time to plan and dream about what I am going to do whe...

By Cyndi Nelson, ABR, CRS, SRES, GREEN
(The Cyndi Nelson Team at MVP Realty Group)
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If you are struggling to qualify for any of the current home owner rescue plans you will may find that you are eligible for Deeds for Lease. This new Fannie Mae program allows you to stay in your Olympia  home as the government takes over your deed, while offering you a rental option at market p...

By Mike Conner
(City Realty, Inc. - Olympia, WA)
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The holiday shopping season can lend great perspective on the arts of pricing and presentation. Think about the shopping you did over this past month and tell me how many of your buying decisions were based on the amount the product was "marked down". How much did the ticketed price have to be di...

By Cyndi Nelson, ABR, CRS, SRES, GREEN
(The Cyndi Nelson Team at MVP Realty Group)
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During this holiday season as we reflect on everything we are thankful for, let's be aware of those Olympia citizens who are not as fortunate as others. This recession has led people to celebrate holidays without a great deal of hope and prosperity. As you are shopping for that special gift for a...

By Cyndi Nelson, ABR, CRS, SRES, GREEN
(The Cyndi Nelson Team at MVP Realty Group)
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Buying a home now may be a smart idea as the Federal Housing Administration is proposing to increase the amount of money borrowers will have to pay up-front. The reason for this proposal is to shore up the agency's finances, which have faltered due to rising defaults in its flagship mortgage insu...

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