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By Bernie Moats
(Van Dorm Realty Inc)
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The IRS is offering an $8000 tax credit to 1st time home buyers and buyers that haven't owned a home in 3 years or more. You have to close the transaction and be occupying the home by November 30th, 2009.  It take about 4 weeks to close a home bought with a loan (if its a smooth transaction witho...

By Scott Cowan
(RE/MAX Professionals)
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Looking to enjoy yourself more and work around the house less? Stop by this weekend September 12 & 13 2009 at 6926 Fairway Ln. Olympia WA 98501 You will be able to see what it would be like to live in Indian Summer and have most of your exterior maintenance taken care of for you. This is a standa...

By Bernie Moats
(Van Dorm Realty Inc)
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Now is the time to be viewing homes so you will be able to make an offer and have the property close in time for the $8000 dollar tax credit. November 31st  is the date you need to be occupying the home.  Plenty of good values still available and historically LOW INTEREST RATES. Do not regret mis...

By Nancy Conner, Olympia/Thurston County WA
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Tomorrow through Sunday, you can enjoy the 36th annual Harbor Days Festival  (www.harbordays.com) in Olympia - with the main attraction being races of actual vintage tugboats!  This is a very cool weekend of fun, celebrating Olympia's maritime heritage.  The tall ships Lady Washington and The Haw...

By Nancy Conner, Olympia/Thurston County WA
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I got to enjoy this year's Sand in the City in Olympia with my son and my little 2 year old granddaughter - & what fun it was!  The sand sculptures are just amazing - so much detail and very witty besides!   Everything from scenes out of Madagascar and Ice Age to tugboat eating crabs! Watching th...

By Nancy Conner, Olympia/Thurston County WA
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Olympia's 9th annual Sand in the City event is this weekend!  Teams sculpt absolutely amazing creations out of sand, all ready to view in the Port Plaza along Budd Inlet.  If you enjoyed building sand castles as a child, you will wonder how in the world these elaborate sand sculptures are done!  ...

By Sandy Nelson, your Olympia area Realtor
(Riley Jackson Real Estate Inc.)
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This is my 4th blog post about Trader Joe's. It started years back with activating people to petition Trader Joe's to open a store in Olympia, through the confirmation of a planned store, to the progress, and finally the grand opening. I really should stop writing about Trader Joe's, as people w...

By Nancy Conner, Olympia/Thurston County WA
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If you love to see cute pets, cute kids and creative costumes on both, as well as decorated bikes, trikes and wagons - you will LOVE Olympia's annual pet parade happening this coming Saturday!  And if you have a cute kid (with or without a cute pet), it is not too late to plan to participate in t...

By Katy Crofts, Realtor - Olympia, WA
(Keller Williams Realty - Olympia)
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So it's been rumored for months, probably even years.  This time it's for real. See this picture? I took it myself and I was standing in a parking lot on the corner of Cooper Point and Black Lake Blvd. Yes...believe it. Trader Joe's is coming to Olympia!  Their opening is set for later this mont...

By Mike Conner
(City Realty, Inc. - Olympia, WA)
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Olympia, WA Home Sales: What price range is selling? Forget all the news you've heard lately about home prices for a moment. While analyzing median prices can provide useful insight, it may be far more important to consider the supply and demand in different price ranges when measuring the streng...

By Sandy Nelson, your Olympia area Realtor
(Riley Jackson Real Estate Inc.)
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  Every summer when lawn chairs start to line Capitol Way Boulevard, that's a sure indicator that Olympia's Capital Lakefair is in progress. The fair has been an Olympia staple for over 50 years and is still an immensely popular event bringing the community together and bringing visitors to Olym...

By Nancy Conner, Olympia/Thurston County WA
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By Mike Conner
(City Realty, Inc. - Olympia, WA)
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Yes, its that time of year already. Summer in the Northwest...not too many things can beat it. The weather is gorgeous, the city is hopping with events, and the real estate market is.....STABLE.Obviously the climate in the real estate market and the wider economy is a little less sweltering than ...

By Sandy Nelson, your Olympia area Realtor
(Riley Jackson Real Estate Inc.)
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Inspired by an annual event in Brussels, Belgium, Mathias Eichler, owner of the hippest store in Olympia, and community organizer, put together an innovative, yet simple community event in downtown Olympia called: A Table for Olympia   It took place early evening on Friday the 10th of July on Wa...

By Nancy Conner, Olympia/Thurston County WA
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By Mike Conner
(City Realty, Inc. - Olympia, WA)
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From the views of Mt. Rainier and Puget Sound, to the majestic state capitol building, Olympia, WA has quite a bit to offer! Aside from the convenient location between Seattle and Portland, Olympia itself is brimming with opportunity. A healthy local economy driven by state government and local b...

By Sandy Nelson, your Olympia area Realtor
(Riley Jackson Real Estate Inc.)
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With a city as pretty as Olympia and with such stunning views, why are utility poles still tolerated?     No modern city has above ground power lines any more, and you won't see them in new subdivisions. Why then does the Capitol City of the State of Washington still look like a throw-back to th...

By Bernie Moats
(Van Dorm Realty Inc)
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Seeing the slight upward trend of interest rates, I would be in a big hurry to find an investment property or home before rates get much higher. Now is the time to act, prices are down, interest rates creeping up, but still historically low. DO NOT MISS YOUR OPPORTUNITY!! I don't want to say I to...

By Nancy Conner, Olympia/Thurston County WA
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By Nancy Conner, Olympia/Thurston County WA
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If Dixieland jazz music gets your toes tapping and makes you want to get up and dance - there is quite a treat in store for you soon!  The 19th annual America's Dixieland Jazz Festival is right around the corner!  Amazing music from jazz bands from around the country will be happening June 25-Jun...

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