Explore Olympia, WA

By Nancy Conner, Olympia/Thurston County WA
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Hanging out down along the waterfront boardwalk in Olympia offers quirky sculptures, lots of boats, views of the Capitol dome as well as the Olympic Mountains - & it is walking distance to a number of restaurants as well as Farmer's Market. The Kissing Couple sculpture is a favorite place to take...

By Nancy Conner, Olympia/Thurston County WA
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Mud Bay is a fascinating area west of Olympia where Eld Inlet dwindles to what are, essentially, mud flats when the tide is out.  Highway 101 dips down through this area and always gives you an easy look at whether the tides are in or out as you drive along.  The book The Highest Tide by Jim Lync...

By Nancy Conner, Olympia/Thurston County WA
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Every year our local newspaper, The Olympian, has a reader voting contest to determine the best of any number of categories from Italian restaurant to place to take children & from best place to go on an inexpensive date to best auto mechanic shop.   So I am starting my own series of my favorite ...

By Sandy Nelson, your Olympia area Realtor
(Riley Jackson Real Estate Inc.)
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  If you're familiar with driving through Olympia's South Capitol Neighborhood, you may have noticed the new neighborhood welcome sign. The sign project, two years in the making, was finally concluded by the end of 2008. In December the neighborhood received the first of two welcome signs. Funded...

By Sandy Nelson, your Olympia area Realtor
(Riley Jackson Real Estate Inc.)
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Olympia's South Capitol Neighborhood quickly became the most popular place to live when the Capitol was being built on the hill. The oldest home dates from 1878, but the majority of houses were built between 1900 and 1928. You can find almost every popular housing style of the early 20th century...

By Bernie Moats
(Van Dorm Realty Inc)
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During this incredible time of reduced real estate values, position yourself to be ready to purchase. The first thing to do is find out what your credit score is and improve it if necessary. Pay off any debt you have accumulated on credit cards and start saving for closing costs. Thinking about b...

By Bernie Moats
(Van Dorm Realty Inc)
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Some buyers are holding back hoping to purchase when and if prices get lower. My response is don't wait !  Now is the time to take advantage of the current opportunities. The interest rates are at an all time low. Lots and land are "dirt cheap" and short sales have driven the single family reside...

By Bernie Moats
(Van Dorm Realty Inc)
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This is the time to buy, don't be shy. All the negative press about the rotten economy and housing slump tends to paralyze people. There are screaming deals all over the country. Do you have a little nest egg of money pegged away that wasn't hit by the stock market crash. Now is the time to aggre...

By Nancy Conner, Olympia/Thurston County WA
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I think one of the wonderful recreational things in the Olympia area is the huge expanse of paved walking trails that have been created along former Weyerhauser log transport railroad lines.  We have lived immediately adjacent to the trail now in two different houses (yes, we chose the land to bu...

By Nancy Conner, Olympia/Thurston County WA
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There will be a wonderful free celebration happening in Olympia on Monday January 19th to honor Martin Luther King Jr.  It is at the Washington Center for Performing Arts at 4:00 PM and will feature singing, dancing, music and other performances.  I have attended this in other years and thoroughl...

By Dan Bradstreet, Real Estate Agent - Vancouver WA
(ReMax equity group)
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Olympia WA is the bustling capitol city of the state of Washington located in Thurston County, and has been ranked #8 on Forbes Magazine "Best Places for Business and careers" list in 2008 due mainly to govenenment related activity. Olympia is located along the I 5 corridor, between two larger me...

By Sandy Nelson, your Olympia area Realtor
(Riley Jackson Real Estate Inc.)
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  The most common pre-requisite I hear from people looking to relocate, is to find a safe and secure environment. The fifth annual Framers Insurance Study has just been released and it ranks Olympia, Washington as the safest mid-sized city (150,000 - 500,000 inhabitants) in the US. This is the se...

By Bradley Altman
(Altman Insurance Agency)
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As a business owner or a contractor, you know that having the right contractors insurance is imperative. Construction sites or homes that are being remodeled are prime places for accidents. Any kind of contractor needs insurance. Most people and companies won’t hire you if you don’t have coverage...

By Sarah Nopp
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Here is an opportunity to let your wallet vote your Values! Join the Olympia Weaver's Guild for their 25th Annual Show & Sale this weekend:December 6 & 7 2008 10 am to until 6 pm At the Boston Harbor Firestation (5046 Boston Harbor Rd NE). There is a lot of talk about spending your dollars local...

By Mark Duncan
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Santa Paws is Coming to Town! Bring your pet for a picture with santa! Saturday, December 6 and Saturday, December 13, 2008 10am-2pm Thurston County Animal Services 3120 Martin Way, Olympia, WA Proceeds benefit the shelter! Click here for pricing information

By Sandy Nelson, your Olympia area Realtor
(Riley Jackson Real Estate Inc.)
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Olympia WA is a beautiful and unique city. Discover this city photo by photo and visit the popular viewpoints, as well as the not-so-well-known treasures. Visit the new photo site www.OlympiaUncovered.com This picture gallery gives the visitor to Olympia and the surrounding communities of Boston...

By Mark Duncan
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We're down to the final week of halloween fun.  As you may have noticed from my blog about our outing last week, the pumpkin patch can be a fun family experience.  Therefore I have decide to provide this list of the Pumkin Patches I know of in Thurston County. In alphabetical order: Hunter's Pump...

By Nancy Conner, Olympia/Thurston County WA
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If you read this soon you will still be in time for one free workshop that is being held tonight (October 22nd) from 6:30 - 8:30 PM at Griffin Fire Hall, 3707 Steamboat Loop Rd.  It will include speakers from WSU Extension, South Puget Sound Salmon Enhancement Group, and the Thurston & Mason Cons...

By Phil Harlan
(Keller Williams Realty South Sound )
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Sometimes, a seller can be sold a bill of goods.  It is not unheard of for an agent to give a prospective seller an over inflated price for the home they are hoping to sell.  Then the next agent, upon hearing the first offered price, will inflate the price tag even more.  Needless to say, the thi...

By Sandy Nelson, your Olympia area Realtor
(Riley Jackson Real Estate Inc.)
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The annual National Solar & Green Building Tour is showcasing Olympia area homes, commercial buildings and building innovations. For anyone who's heart beats faster at the sound of terms such as "radiant floor heating", "passive solar design", "tank less water heaters" or "rainwater catchment sy...

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