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By Adam Crocker
(Elite Properties)
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  Whenever a month’s Olympia real estate activity ends on a Friday, the number-gatherers close up shop knowing there will be a longer than usual lapse until they can be sure of the Olympia real estate activity statistics.That creates a breather for those of us who keep abreast of Washington and O...

By Adam Crocker
(Elite Properties)
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  You can find how-to books with strategies laying out do-it-yourself strategies for transforming a property into a “luxury” home. Likewise, there are scads of online lists of imaginative touches that imply they will do the same.The idea is certainly appealing (but so is anti-gravity and time tra...

By Adam Crocker
(Elite Properties)
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   When you go house hunting in Olympia, you’re likely to share a lot of the same basic assumptions that most everybody does. Whether you have a lengthy list of hard-and-fast requirements or are in more of a “just seeing what’s out there” mindset, you’re probably assuming that you’ll “know it whe...

By Wes Neal, The expertise you expect and attention you deserve
(Wes & Company )
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Search current inventory of Waterfront Homes for Sale in Olympia WashingtonListing DetailsWaterfront Homes For Sale in Olympia Washington7434 Puget Beach Road, Olympia WA, 98516Price: $1,499,997.00MLS number: 1019541Bedrooms: 5Bathrooms: 4.5Square Footage: 5584Call Wes Neal at 360-402-8130 to see...

By Ben Kinney, We do real estate:Tech, Training, Sales, Brokerage
(Ben Kinney Team)
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3217 Horse Haven St SE, Olympia 98501 Beautiful 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath home in Chambers Creek Crossing. This home has recently been upgraded with new granite counter tops throughout, new tile in the kitchen and main bath and new kitchen cabinets. Carpet throughout the main floor. It has an open floo...

By Ben Kinney, We do real estate:Tech, Training, Sales, Brokerage
(Ben Kinney Team)
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 5213 81st Ave, Olympia 98512 This is a spacious 4 bedroom, 2 bath home with a living room as well as a family room. Both open to the kitchen and dining area. Master bedroom is at the opposite end of the house from other 3 bedrooms. Fully fenced back yard and it sits on the corner lot of a dead e...

By Adam Crocker
(Elite Properties)
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   First, a word about these Things to Avoid when you’re in the process of buying a Olympia house: it’s a short list.The reason it’s so short is because of who you are—since you’re reading this, it means you’re someone who is taking the time to delve into what’s happening with Olympia real estate...

By Adam Crocker
(Elite Properties)
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 Spring cleaning season remains the time of year for Olympia’s most rigorous home improvement efforts, but fall is also an opportune time to dig into some preventive home maintenance chores. Homes that get their owners’ attention on a regular basis don’t just hold more of their value with less ex...

By Francine Viola, REALTOR®, In Tune with your Real Estate Needs
(Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty, Olympia WA)
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Good news for residents of Olympia WA - our local Providence St. Peter Hospital was ranked #3 out of all the hospitals in Washington State by US News and World Report. And they ranked High Performing in eight specialties: Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair COPD Colon Cancer Surgery Heart Bypass Sur...

By Adam Crocker
(Elite Properties)
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  Ever tried to pin down the most popular house style in the U.S.? Turns out—you can’t.Last week it almost seemed as if the answer was at hand. Olympia readers could have come across the ad link that promised to reveal “The Most Popular House Styles.” The come-hither promise read, “Browse our pho...

By Adam Crocker
(Elite Properties)
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   The legendary figure of The Wanderer has different connotations in different cultures. English teachers in Olympia high school classrooms have always taught some of the most famous parts of Homer’s Odyssey—the heroic story of Ulysses, the most famous wanderer. Ulysses wandered in and out of a ...

By Adam Crocker
(Elite Properties)
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  Whenever you’re in the planning stages for your next Olympia real estate venture, the best available Olympia mortgage rate is a number you look for. Whether you are thinking of a purchase of a new Olympia home or simply refinancing your existing property, that rate determines how much you will ...

By Adam Crocker
(Elite Properties)
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  It was tucked away in a backwater of The Wall Street Journal’s online Design tab, which is actually just a sub-section of their Real Estate section. “The Rise of the Colorful Bathroom” was like a conceptual hand grenade tossed into the placid lagoon of home decor orthodoxy.As far as design insi...

By Adam Crocker
(Elite Properties)
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  The “5-Year Rule” as it applies to Olympia homes listed for sale is a pretty good one, as far as real estate rules-of-thumb go. It’s part of the family of truisms that have been around long enough that you’d figure they have to be reliable—like the rule that you should plan on maintenance costi...

By Adam Crocker
(Elite Properties)
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  When the name “Deloitte” is attached to futuristic predictions about any kind of industrial matters, most Olympia readers grow less skeptical than would otherwise be the case. After all, Deloitte’s quarter-million financial services professionals earn their keep by accurately advising enterpris...

By Adam Crocker
(Elite Properties)
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    If you keep track of the ebb and flow of U.S. economic news, you might also be aware of how it relates to some things that happen here. Particularly in the way Olympia’s mortgage rates have been responding to the ups and downs of announcements from Washington, the cause and effect relationshi...

By Adam Crocker
(Elite Properties)
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   If you happened upon the Weather Channel’s site last week and were greeted with headlines like, “Massive Heat Dome Inbound” and “Excessive Heat in the East and West,” it could have let you feel better about Olympia’s own weather. After all, what do you expect from August in Olympia? At least w...

By Adam Crocker
(Elite Properties)
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  Sometimes the experts who project trends in residential housing and real estate find that they have to correct their predictions. Once the final statistics are in, if they consistently reveal errors as wide of the mark as 50%, it’s just embarrassing. Such was recently the case with Harvard’s LI...

By Adam Crocker
(Elite Properties)
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 If you are a house hunter who isn’t reluctant to dig in and roll up your sleeves, it could be worth your while to take a look at Olympia “bank-owned” offerings. Deciding to do that is less popular than you’d think.Bank-owned is a word that can summon up all sorts of negative connotations, causin...

By Francine Viola, REALTOR®, In Tune with your Real Estate Needs
(Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty, Olympia WA)
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Rio isn’t the only place where Olympic records will broken; our “Olympian,” WA real estate market continues to deliver a gold medal performance!  The Gold goes to……..Pending Sales.  Pending home sales in April through June achieved levels never before seen in our market.  Each month had more than...

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