Explore Olympia, WA

By Sarah Nopp
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Last night I attended a public information session regarding some proposed changes to parts of Olympia's Comprehensive Plan. In particular, the transition areas that are along the High Density Corridors along Harrison Avenue on the Westside and to the North of State on the Eastside.       The Cit...

By Sarah Nopp
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Today I saw five different kinds of bees!You may ask, How in the world did I have time to spot that many teensy flying critters?During an Inspection, of course!While my buyer client was discussing the property with the inspector, looking in attics, sticking his head in cobwebby places, and learni...

By Phil Sharp
(Phil Sharp Homes)
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Cooper Point is a very diverse and desirable West Side Olympia area.  The peninsula is made up of many residential neighborhoods, as well as rural, agricultural and waterfront properties.  Geography is the primary reason for the areas popularity, with a very short commute to the freeway, downtown...

By Phil Sharp
(Phil Sharp Homes)
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If you want to talk about growth and desirability in Thurston County, the Hawks Prairie area should be at the top of your list.   With big plans for new development, and many ongoing developments, the population of the area has grown exponentially, and for good reason.   For Military personnel mo...

By Phil Sharp
(Phil Sharp Homes)
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When people refer to Steamboat Island, they are generally refering to the penninsula leading to the Island and not the Island itself; although Steamboat Island really is an island with its own community.  It can be reached by traveling north on Steamboat Island rd. to the end, and across the brid...

By Ethan Pruett
(BrioRealty)
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The Farm is a wonderful upscale community located off of Yelm Highway in Olympia, WA. All of the homes in this community are custom homes of the up-most quality many with very impressive architecture. The community was started approximately 20 years ago and I am currently preparing for the very l...

By Phil Sharp
(Phil Sharp Homes)
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The Meadows is certainly a well Known neighborhood in the Hawks Prairie area.  Build in the late 70's and early to mid 1980's, the subdivision was designed with a template from the 1950's and 60's.  When Neighborhoods were meant to be just that, communities designed for families  to thrive, socia...

By Phil Sharp
(Phil Sharp Homes)
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This post is an introduction to my favorite area in Thurston County.  I am a resident of South Bay and a realtor serving the area Thru my Real Estate Buyers Web Site, www.PhilSharpHomes.com. South Bay is generally considered to be the area north and east of downtown Olympia, bordered on the south...

By Ethan Pruett
(BrioRealty)
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   The Arbors is located right off of Carpenter and Mullen road in Lacey, WA. This community is located right next to Long Lake and in fact actually has a community lake front park right on the main community road. The park albeit not large, is nice. You enter through a locked security gate and w...

By Susan Draper, Designated Broker, Realtor, SFR, CSSN, CRPS, AMP
(Keller Williams Realty South Sound)
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In my typical last minute fashion a trip to the card section of the grocery store was part of my February 14th schedule. You have to appreciate a personality like mine that has to pick the EXACT RIGHT VERSE. Because of that I am forced to read each and every card in the appropriate section. This ...

By Susan Draper, Designated Broker, Realtor, SFR, CSSN, CRPS, AMP
(Keller Williams Realty South Sound)
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Long Lake is located about 5.5 miles from Olympia. As a homeowner on this beautiful waterfront community I enjoy the value of this amazing recreational community. Long Lake is one of 45 named lakes in Thurston County. Homeowners here take a strong management stand toward preserving this natural r...

By Susan Draper, Designated Broker, Realtor, SFR, CSSN, CRPS, AMP
(Keller Williams Realty South Sound)
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Thurston County, in Olympia Washington has about 54 named lakes. As a local lake dweller I enjoy the territorial view and seasonal changes Long Lake. I grew up hear. Mom's house is right next door. This January has been particularly cold and in the past week we enjoyed watching ice grow across th...

By Susan Draper, Designated Broker, Realtor, SFR, CSSN, CRPS, AMP
(Keller Williams Realty South Sound)
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I was raised on one of the regions many lakes in Thurston County which has more than 54 named lakes. Large and small  Thurston County Lakes  are a key component to our fishing and summer water recreation. Maybe all that water I absorbed swimming has inurred me to the rain. Barring the folks that ...

By Susan Draper, Designated Broker, Realtor, SFR, CSSN, CRPS, AMP
(Keller Williams Realty South Sound)
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A Chehalis area home burned to the ground this morning. I'm only out one lockbox. The family lost almost everything.I got the call at 9:30 this morning from the neighbor who is the local publisher of a real estate rag. He called to say my listing behind his house was burning to the ground. Seller...

By Susan Draper, Designated Broker, Realtor, SFR, CSSN, CRPS, AMP
(Keller Williams Realty South Sound)
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You'll find me not fully recovered from Christmas and expecting two more gatherings before New Years, but I wanted to pause and share a story obout a project buyer, give special thanks to an affiliate and publish my new listing in Chehalis Washington.I'll start with the buyers who I got as to a r...

By Al "Top" Stickland
(Riley Jackson RE Inc.)
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If your home is on the market, here are some ideas that may speed the selling process:· Make sure you and your Realtor have verified that your home is priced correctly· Make your home “show” the best by:-Making it the cleanest-Eliminating clutter-Keeping the yard trimmed and clean-For showings, k...

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