Tumwater, WA Real Estate News

By Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS, South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!
(Fathom Realty Washington LLC)
Tumwater, Washington, Single-family Market Watch (Oct. 13, 2014)   There are currently 114 active listings in Tumwater. In the past seven days Tumwater experienced; 4 New listings recorded 0 Homes came back on the market 4 Homes had list price reductions 1 Homes had list price increased 2 Contingent 0 listings expired 1 listings cancelled 11 listings went pending 4 listings sold and closed  7 Bank or real estate owned properties Currently there are 27 houses that have been on the market for over 100 days...   About Tumwater; ~ Tumwater is a incorporated city founded in 1845. The population in 2013 census was 17,371. Tumwater is situated south and borders on the city of Olympia, the state capital of Washington State. Commute times to JBLM are between 30 and 59 minutes. (Depending on traf...
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By Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS, South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!
(Fathom Realty Washington LLC)
Tumwater, Washington, Single-family Market Watch (Sept. 29, 2014)   There are currently 116 active listings in Tumwater. In the past seven days Tumwater experienced; 10 New listings recorded 0 Homes came back on the market 3 Homes had list price reductions 0 Homes had list price increased 0 Contingent 0 listings expired 1 listings cancelled 7 listings went pending 6 listings sold and closed  6 Bank or real estate owned properties Currently there are 27 houses that have been on the market for over 100 days...   About Tumwater; ~ Tumwater is a incorporated city founded in 1845. The population in 2013 census was 17,371. Tumwater is situated south and borders on the city of Olympia, the state capital of Washington State. Commute times to JBLM are between 30 and 59 minutes. (Depending on tra...
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By Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS, South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!
(Fathom Realty Washington LLC)
Tumwater, Washington, Single-family Market Watch (Sept. 22, 2014)   There are currently 111 active listings in Tumwater. In the past seven days Tumwater experienced; 13 New listings recorded 0 Homes came back on the market 12 Homes had list price reductions 1 Homes had list price increased 0 Contingent 2 listings expired 0 listings cancelled 8 listings went pending 3 listings sold and closed  7 Bank or real estate owned properties Currently there are 26 houses that have been on the market for over 100 days...   About Tumwater; ~ Tumwater is a incorporated city founded in 1845. The population in 2013 census was 17,371. Tumwater is situated south and borders on the city of Olympia, the state capital of Washington State. Commute times to JBLM are between 30 and 59 minutes. (Depending on tr...
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By Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS, South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!
(Fathom Realty Washington LLC)
Tumwater, Washington, Single-family Market Watch (Sept. 15, 2014)   There are currently 104 active listings in Tumwater. In the past seven days Tumwater experienced; 14 New listings recorded 1 Homes came back on the market 7 Homes had list price reductions 0 Homes had list price increased 0 Contingent 7 listings expired 6 listings cancelled 5 listings went pending 4 listings sold and closed  6 Bank or real estate owned properties Currently there are 27 houses that have been on the market for over 100 days...   About Tumwater; ~ Tumwater is a incorporated city founded in 1845. The population in 2013 census was 17,371. Tumwater is situated south and borders on the city of Olympia, the state capital of Washington State. Commute times to JBLM are between 30 and 59 minutes. (Depending on tra...
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By Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS, South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!
(Fathom Realty Washington LLC)
Tumwater, Wa. single-family Market Watch (Sept. 7, 2014)   There are currently 105 active listings in Tumwater. In the past seven days Tumwater experienced; 4 New listings recorded 2 Homes came back on the market 7 Homes had list price reductions 1 Homes had list price increased 0 Contingent 0 listings expired 1 listings cancelled 6 listings went pending 8 listings sold and closed  5 Bank or real estate owned properties Currently there are 28 houses that have been on the market for over 100 days...   About Tumwater; ~ Tumwater is a incorporated city founded in 1845. The population in 2013 census was 17,371. Tumwater is situated south and borders on the city of Olympia, the state capital of Washington State. Commute times to JBLM are between 30 and 59 minutes. (Depending on traffic) and ...
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By Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS, South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!
(Fathom Realty Washington LLC)
Tumwater, Wa. single-family Market Watch (Sept. 1, 2014)   There are currently 106 active listings in Tumwater. In the past seven days Tumwater experienced; 7 New listings recorded 3 Homes came back on the market 4 Homes had list price reductions 2 Homes had list price increased 0 Contingent 1 listings expired 2 listings cancelled 13 listings went pending 4 listings sold and closed  6 Bank or real estate owned properties Currently there are 26 houses that have been on the market for over 100 days...   About Tumwater; ~ Tumwater is a incorporated city founded in 1845. The population in 2013 census was 17,371. Tumwater is situated south and borders on the city of Olympia, the state capital of Washington State. Commute times to JBLM are between 30 and 59 minutes. (Depending on traffic) and...
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By Francine Viola, REALTOR®, In Tune with your Real Estate Needs
(Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty, Olympia WA)
Here is the Tumwater WA real estate market update for June 2014. Why live in Tumwater? Tumwater is a great middle point for Olympia and Lewis County employment centers with easy access to I-5.  Tumwater is close to many State and Federal buildings, the Olympia Airport, parks, and shopping centers.  Tumwater is probably most famous for being the home of the Olympia Brewery, which claimed it was the water that made its beer so good.  Although the brewery closed in 2003, the Old Brewery still stands along the Deschutes River.  You can walk along the river and enjoy the Tumwater Falls in the heart of the city. Residents, especially on Tumwater Hill, enjoy sweeping views of Mount Rainier and even Mt. St. Helens on a clear day, and views of the Capitol.  Plus they have a very quick commute to...
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By Francine Viola, REALTOR®, In Tune with your Real Estate Needs
(Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty, Olympia WA)
Here is the Tumwater WA current real estate market update as of April 2014 (area 443 on the map below). Tumwater is a great middle point for Olympia and Lewis County employment centers with easy access to I-5.  Tumwater is close to many State and Federal buildings, the Olympia Airport, parks, and shopping centers.  Tumwater is probably most famous for being the home of the Olympia Brewery, which claimed it was the water that made its beer so good.  Although the brewery closed in 2003, the Old Brewery still stands along the Deschutes River.  You can walk along the river and enjoy the Tumwater Falls in the heart of the city. Most residents are in the Tumwater School District. Tumwater offers a mix of new construction, condos/townhomes and vintage homes.  Neighborhoods in Tumwater include ...
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By Wes Neal, The expertise you expect and attention you deserve
(Wes & Company )
Tumwater, WA - Short Sale Homeowners Debt Relief Extension Act of 2014 (H.R. 3856) On January 13, 2014, Congressman Bill Foster from Illinois introduced a 2 year extension for the debt relief act that forgives debt exclusion from gross income for the discharge of qualified principal residence indebtedness, and for other purposes. The most common application of the original bill is when a client completes a short sale and is given a 1099 from the sellers lien holder. The bill is still in committee and the odds of it passing at this time do not look good. The bill contains a provision to pay for the extension by taking away tax breaks from oil companies for domestic production.However not is all lost the IRS does have a insolvency clause that still allows for debt forgiveness if the home ...
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By Wes Neal, The expertise you expect and attention you deserve
(Wes & Company )
Short Sale Homeowners Debt Relief Extension Act of 2014 (H.R. 3856) - Tumwater, WA On January 13, 2014, Congressman Bill Foster from Illinois introduced a 2 year extension for the debt relief act that forgives debt exclusion from gross income for the discharge of qualified principal residence indebtedness, and for other purposes. The most common application of the original bill is when a client completes a short sale and is given a 1099 from the sellers lien holder. The bill is still in committee and the odds of it passing at this time do not look good. The bill contains a provision to pay for the extension by taking away tax breaks from oil companies for domestic production.However not is all lost the IRS does have a insolvency clause that still allows for debt forgiveness if the home ...
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By Francine Viola, REALTOR®, In Tune with your Real Estate Needs
(Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty, Olympia WA)
Here is the Tumwater WA current real estate market update as of January 2014 (area 443 on the map below). Tumwater is a great middle point for Olympia and Lewis County employment centers with easy access to I-5.  Tumwater is close to many State and Federal buildings, the Olympia Airport, parks, and shopping centers.  Most residents are in the Tumwater School District. Tumwater offers a mix of new construction, condos/townhomes and vintage homes.       MARKET SNAPSHOT: Tumwater (Area 443) This Year Last Year + / - / = Average Sales Price in 2013: $240,022 $229,312 Good! # of Homes Sold in 2013: 383 320 Good! Absorption Rate (how long it takes the market to absorb the inventory): 2.4 months 3.5 months Seller's Market # of Homes Currently Listed: 111 (down slightly from last year) Current ...
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By Wes Neal, The expertise you expect and attention you deserve
(Wes & Company )
Tumwater, WA - 5.1 tips to make home buying successful   1. Get mortgage-ready. The Tumwater home buying market is heating up; getting you mortgage insures that you can act fast when you find that perfect Tumwater home for sale. Make sure your credit is as strong as it could be.   2. Budget wisely (stay within your budget). Be aware of utility, maintenance and transportation costs to determine if a home isaffordable. Buying a house in the rural Tumwater is great, just make sure you account for the commute cost.3. Get the right mortgage. Fixed-rate mortgages offer payment certainty, while adjustable-rate mortgages frequently provide lower initial monthly payments, which could rise considerably over time.4. Get help. Searching for a home over the Internet (Check out...http://www.housesfo...
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By Wes Neal, The expertise you expect and attention you deserve
(Wes & Company )
Tumwater, WA - 5.1 tips to make house buying successful   1. Get mortgage-ready. The Tumwater house buying market is heating up; getting you mortgage insures that you can act fast when you find that perfect Tumwater house for sale. Make sure your credit is as strong as it could be.   2. Budget wisely (stay within your budget). Be aware of utility, maintenance and transportation costs to determine if a home isaffordable. Buying a house in the rural Tumwater is great, just make sure you account for the commute cost.3. Get the right mortgage. Fixed-rate mortgages offer payment certainty, while adjustable-rate mortgages frequently provide lower initial monthly payments, which could rise considerably over time.4. Get help. Searching for a home over the Internet (Check out...http://www.house...
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By Wes Neal, The expertise you expect and attention you deserve
(Wes & Company )
How To Sell A Tumwater House That Didn't Sell Tumwater, WA - If your home has just come off the market and hasn't sold, don't be discouraged. The reason your home did not sell may have nothing to do with your home or the market. In reality, your home may have been one of the more desirable properties for sale. So Why Didn't Your Home Sell?   Last year many of the homes listed for sale never sold at all, and many sellers found that there was a tremendous amount a homeowner needed to be educated on to sell their home for top dollar in the shortest time period. Don't risk making the wrong choices and losing both time and money on your investment. Before you hire a realtor, know the right questions to ask to save you time and money. Industry experts have prepared a free special report call...
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By Wes Neal, The expertise you expect and attention you deserve
(Wes & Company )
Tumwater, WA - How To Sell A House That Didn't Sell Tumwater, WA - If your home has just come off the market and hasn't sold, don't be discouraged. The reason your home did not sell may have nothing to do with your home or the market. In reality, your home may have been one of the more desirable properties for sale. So Why Didn't Your Home Sell?   Last year many of the homes listed for sale never sold at all, and many sellers found that there was a tremendous amount a homeowner needed to be educated on to sell their home for top dollar in the shortest time period. Don't risk making the wrong choices and losing both time and money on your investment. Before you hire a realtor, know the right questions to ask to save you time and money. Industry experts have prepared a free special repor...
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By Wes Neal, The expertise you expect and attention you deserve
(Wes & Company )
Tumwater, WA - Are you an "Empty Nester" who needs a home for the future? Is it time to downsize or to move into another home more suitable for your glorious retirement years? Like thousands of residents in our area, you may be discovering that after years of non-stop child traffic in and out of your doors, toys on the floor, music floating throughout, suddenly you can hear a pin drop over the quiet hum of the refrigerator. Your rooms are filled with pictures and memories of this wonderful time of your life, but there are many empty rooms gathering dust now that your children have moved on. The freer years ahead are exciting ones to look forward to, and it's time for you to move on as well. If you find yourself in this situation, you're in vast and good company. And what that means is ...
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By Wes Neal, The expertise you expect and attention you deserve
(Wes & Company )
Avoid these Three Mistakes When Selling Your Tumwater Home Olympia, WA - When you decide to sell your home, setting your asking price is one of the most important decisions you will ever make. Depending on how a buyer is made aware of your home, price is often the first thing he or she sees, and many homes are discarded by prospective buyers as not being in the appropriate price range before they're even given a chance of showing. Your asking price is often your home's "first impression", and if you want to realize the most money you can for your home, it's imperative that you make a good first impression. This is not as easy as it sounds, and pricing strategy should not be taken lightly. Pricing too high can be as costly to a homeseller as pricing  too low. Taking a look at what homes ...
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By Francine Viola, REALTOR®, In Tune with your Real Estate Needs
(Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty, Olympia WA)
Here is the Tumwater Market Update for October 2013 (area 443 on the map below). Tumwater is a great middle point for Olympia and Lewis County employment centers with easy access to I-5.  Tumwater is close to many State and Federal buildings, the Olympia Airport, parks, and shopping centers.  Most residents are in the Tumwater School District. Tumwater offers a mix of new construction, condos/townhomes and vintage homes.       Market Snapshot:     Tumwater (Area 443) This Year Last Year + / - / = Average Sales Price January—September: $235,575 $231,272 Stable # of Homes Sold January—September: 280 237 Good! Absorption Rate (how long it takes the market to absorb the inventory): 4.0 months 5.4 months Balanced Market # of Homes Currently Listed: 125 Current Listed Home Price Range: $125,0...
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By Wes Neal, The expertise you expect and attention you deserve
(Wes & Company )
Tumwater, WA - 11 Critical Home Inspection Traps to be Aware of Weeks Before Listing Your Home for Sale Tumwater, WA - According to industry experts, there are over 33 physical problems that will come under scrutiny during a home inspection when your home is for sale. A new report has been prepared which identifies the eleven most common of these problems, and what you should know about them before you list your home for sale. Whether you own an old home or a brand new one, there are a number of things that can fall short of requirements during a home inspection. If not identified and dealt with, any of these 11 items could cost you dearly in terms of repair. That's why it's critical that you read this report before you list your home. If you wait until the building inspector flags thes...
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By Francine Viola, REALTOR®, In Tune with your Real Estate Needs
(Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty, Olympia WA)
Rutledge Corn Maze Tumwater WA 2013 When:            Now until October 31st, 2013 Where:           302 93rd Ave SE, Tumwater, WA 98501 Hours:           Friday and Saturday nights – 5 PM to 12:30 AM (last ticket sold at 11 PM) Who:              Those who can stomach a good scare! Tickets:         $13 For more information, visit http://rutledgecornmaze.com.  Or call (360) 357-3700.      Looking for a corn maze with a good Halloween scare?  Don’t miss the Rutledge Corn Maze in Tumwater WA. What’s more scary that walking through a corn maze, hearing the rattling of the corn and not knowing if it’s just the wind or if a diabolical terror is awaiting you!?!         If you dare, check out this video of the Rutledge Corn Maze.     Bwah-ha-ha-ha-haaaa! This is one corn maze not to miss this Hall...
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