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By Nancy Conner, Olympia/Thurston County WA
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By Sandy Nelson, your Olympia area Realtor
(Riley Jackson Real Estate Inc.)
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The location of the Briggs Village master planned community is a prime spot close to all the conveniences. Residents can walk or bike to Pioneer Park and enjoy inner tubing on the Deschutes river, or walk their dog at Watershed Park. Children can walk to the various schools' sports fields and pl...

By Bernie Moats
(Van Dorm Realty Inc)
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Too many people call on ads and are in a limbo land of non commitment to an agent. They call this one then that one and use peoples services without any intent to purchase through the agent who just drove across town to open a home for them. This is not only a complete lack of integrity but also ...

By Nancy Conner, Olympia/Thurston County WA
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Burfoot Park is a county park in Olympia that is a wonderful place for family fun, with a big grassy area to picnic or play in the grass, playground equipment for the kids, and then you can go exploring down the wooded trails that lead to the saltwater beach.  We were lucky enough to go check it ...

By Bernie Moats
(Van Dorm Realty Inc)
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I have lived in Olympia for over 26 years. Olympia has developed into a beautiful town with all the amenities of a water front city but without the congestion. The air here is clean, there is nature and beauty all around. Puget Sound, Mount Rainier, skiing, its all here. When choosing a place to ...

By Sandy Nelson, your Olympia area Realtor
(Riley Jackson Real Estate Inc.)
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Signs are finally showing that Trader Joe's is actually coming to Olympia. No, I have not heard a ship's bell ringing yet, or seen a bunch of hip people in Hawaiian shirts, but I did recently notice the construction work under way. The old "The Good Guys" store is being remodeled to make room fo...

By Mike Conner
(City Realty, Inc. - Olympia, WA)
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You've likely overheard conversations (or maybe participated in them) recently about the state of the real estate market, particularly what caused the crisis and when we will "hit bottom". Everyone seems to have an opinion of who is to blame and how to get things back on track. But rarely do you ...

By Nancy Conner, Olympia/Thurston County WA
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By Nancy Conner, Olympia/Thurston County WA
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The cloudy skies let a little sunshine break thru just in time for the Procession of the Species to begin yesterday.  Children (and adults) had been amusing themselves by coloring in the streets with lots of chalk provided for that purpose, an impromptu chorus of "Do a Deer..." from Sound of Musi...

By Bernie Moats
(Van Dorm Realty Inc)
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Too many homeowners wanting the most for their property price it too high, above the suggestion of their agent. Then if it becomes a declining market as it is now, the home looks priced too high to the current buyers and remains unsold as the total market dives. The property sits and before you k...

By Nancy Conner, Olympia/Thurston County WA
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Next weekend is Olympia's annual Procession of the Species www.procession.org  (April 25th at 4:30 PM) in downtown Olympia - and you really just have to see it - words or even pictures can't adequately capture this tribute to the natural world.  You will see adults, children, groups of people all...

By Nancy Conner, Olympia/Thurston County WA
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          This spring's chilly weather still has Farmer's Market produce coming in a little behind the schedule of some years, but coming in it is!  And of course, all of the other goodies from baked goods to eggs to fancy chocolates or Chehalis Mints to sausage and other meats to locally organic...

By Bernie Moats
(Van Dorm Realty Inc)
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Can unintentionally insult the seller. I recently noticed that in this "buyers market"some missguided buyers are writing offers for hundreds of thousands of dollars below the listed price of a home they are pursuing. I understand the desire for a good deal, however most reasonable people are upse...

By Nancy Conner, Olympia/Thurston County WA
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By Nancy Conner, Olympia/Thurston County WA
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  It was so nice to get back down to the Olympia Farmer's Market this past weekend - in the sunshine no less!  It was opening weekend, so lots of people showed up eager to see what was ready at the various booths. The spring weather has not exactly cooperated well to give farmers an early start, ...

By Nancy Conner, Olympia/Thurston County WA
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WOO HOO - one of my most favorite of all favorites is returning this coming Thursday (April 2nd) - the Olympia Farmer's Market  (www.olympiafarmersmarket.com) will be open again to provide yummy local produce, meat, eggs, cheese, salsa, bakery goods, crafts galore, flowers and plants - I can't wa...

By Nancy Conner, Olympia/Thurston County WA
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By Nancy Conner, Olympia/Thurston County WA
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Olympia's YWCA is an absolutely wonderful resource to our community!  It manages two main programs: the Girls Without Limits and the Other Bank. Girls Without Limits is designed to inspire girls to explore math, science, technology and more.  There are free after school sessions as well as a low ...

By Nancy Conner, Olympia/Thurston County WA
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Driving through downtown Olympia always makes me smile as I catch a glimpse of one of the many examples of the artwork that shows the creative, quirky nature of this city! This first example is on the side of the building where Old School Pizzeria is located - reminds me of comic strip characters...

By Nancy Conner, Olympia/Thurston County WA
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We have always had dogs and cats who are members of our family - so one of my favorite places in town is a pet food store called Mud Bay (www.mudbay.us) .  A pretty exceptional company, Mud Bay began life when Elsa Wulff bought a small farm store called The Grainery in 1988.  The store was locate...

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