Yelm, WA Real Estate News

By Cynthia Schmier, CRS, CDPE, CNE, CIAS, MRP, 5-STAR, SRS, MDI, CLHMS
(RE/MAX Country)
Completely upgraded in Fall 2016. All brand new features: Ubatuba Slab Granite kitchen counters and island, dual undermount sink, with Motionsense faucet, stainless steel GE convection gas range and dishwasher, dual flush toilets. All brand-new carpets and new floors in all bathrooms, with granite counters in upstairs bathrooms. Brand new water heater with Home Depot warranty. Fully enclosed backyard with newly installed 6 ft fence. Landscaped professionally with sprinkler system and two apple trees. Bedrooms: 3Bathrooms: 2.25Square Feet: 1,558Price: $239,950 Property Site  For more information about this property, please contact Polly Godfrey at (253) 569-8723 or pollygodfrey@remax.net
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By Cynthia Schmier, CRS, CDPE, CNE, CIAS, MRP, 5-STAR, SRS, MDI, CLHMS
(RE/MAX Country)
Completely charming, 1939 farmhouse on 5 acres with updates galore! Used for years as 4 bedroom home. NEW roof and Hardiplank siding. Freshly painted interior plus new carpet. Kitchen boasts Corian counter-tops plus new fridge and microwave! Vinyl windows and water filtration system. Move-in ready! Main floor Master with slider to deck. Large finished lower level with full bath and Jacuzzi tub. 2-car detached garage with shop and 3 bay utility parking. Partially fenced with fruit trees and garden space. Conveniently close to town!  Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 3 Square Feet: 2,535 Price: $279,000   Property Site   For more information about this property, please contact Cynthia Schmier at (360) 400-3475 or cschmier@remax.net
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By Cynthia Schmier, CRS, CDPE, CNE, CIAS, MRP, 5-STAR, SRS, MDI, CLHMS
(RE/MAX Country)
              Moving is always difficult: the stress levels are right up there with sitting through the SAT's or going to the dentist.  This is an undisputed fact, and all you military families out there know it well.  PCS-ing means all kinds of things: Sort the stuff, hold a garage sale, decide what you need to have with you and what's going in the moving van.  Start investigating the new place online, canvas all your friends and family to see if anyone has been stationed, lived or just visited there.  But the silver lining is that now, more than ever, there are all kinds of tools to make this migraine of a move as easy as possible.                            But first, let's talk about the place you're moving to: The Pacific Northwest, WA State, JBLM. Now here are some nice things abo...
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By Cynthia Schmier, CRS, CDPE, CNE, CIAS, MRP, 5-STAR, SRS, MDI, CLHMS
(RE/MAX Country)
Check out this beauty! Stunning home on corner lot has it all! Grand entrance welcomes you in. Flowing floor plan with soaring ceilings and arched doorways. Warm oak hardwood floors. Exemplary kitchen offering granite counters and island, custom cabinetry, and stainless steel appliances. Formal dining room with alcove ceiling. Family room with gas fireplace. French doors lead to magnificent Master Suite. Over-sized bonus room on upper level. Fully fenced backyard with patio. Fabulous location - close to all amenities!   Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 2.5 Square Feet: 3,094 Price: $307,000   Property Site   For more information about this property, please contact Cynthia Schmier at (360) 400-3475 or cschmier@remax.net
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By Cynthia Schmier, CRS, CDPE, CNE, CIAS, MRP, 5-STAR, SRS, MDI, CLHMS
(RE/MAX Country)
Well maybe you don't feel that way exactly about the amount of rain that we get here in the Pacific Northwest, but the rain will come whether you like it or not.  This week's blog is going to address some of the things you can do to prepare your home for that famous (or infamous) precipitation we will be getting right about this time of year.  There are more in-depth steps you'll want to take depending on your property size, if you are likely to get seasonal flooding, etc, but here are the most common culprits of rainy season damage that you'll want to be on the lookout for. 1. Beware the Branches            I think it goes without saying that we have copious amount of trees in beautiful Washington State and while they are gorgeous in spring and summer, when the weather gets stormy, the...
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By Cynthia Schmier, CRS, CDPE, CNE, CIAS, MRP, 5-STAR, SRS, MDI, CLHMS
(RE/MAX Country)
Carpet-free Home! Open kitchen featuring eating nook, breakfast bar, gas stove, and plenty of cabinets. Vaulted ceilings, skylights and recessed lighting. Family room with indirect lighting and arched grid windows. Spacious Master Suite boasts large bathroom with wall-tile shower with 3 heads! Freshly painted exterior. Fully fenced back yard offers sizable composite deck, brick patio, raised garden beds, and water feature! At end of cul-de-sac; close to town yet away from the hustle. Bedrooms: 3Bathrooms: 1.75Square Feet: 1,498Price: $230,000  Property Site   For more information about this property, please contact Cynthia Schmier at (360) 400-3475 or cschmier@remax.net   
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By Cynthia Schmier, CRS, CDPE, CNE, CIAS, MRP, 5-STAR, SRS, MDI, CLHMS
(RE/MAX Country)
  Spacious and Pristine Property in Timber Estates! Flowing Open Concept Floor plan with numerous windows and 9 foot ceilings; natural brightness throughout. Alcove ceiling and trompe l'oeil mural in main floor den/office. Soothing custom color palette throughout. Large Master Suite has soaker tub in attached bath. 8 foot slider leads to backyard with privacy fence, concrete patio, garden shed and mature landscaping. 3 car garage has additional storage. Save on gas! Located within walking distance to downtown: groceries, movies, library and more!  Bedrooms: 3Bathrooms: 2.5Square Feet: 2,434Price: $289,000 Property Site For more information about this property, please contact Cynthia Schmier at (360) 400-3475or cschmier@remax.net
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By Cynthia Schmier, CRS, CDPE, CNE, CIAS, MRP, 5-STAR, SRS, MDI, CLHMS
(RE/MAX Country)
Well-maintained home in great location! Flowing floor plan features Formal Dining and Living room with gas fireplace. Chef's kitchen boasts granite counters, gas stove, stainless steel appliances, and pendant lighting, not to mention custom tile back splash and ample cabinetry. Office/Den! Over-sized landing gives potential for large Family or Rec room. French doors lead to Master suite with walk-in closet and private bath. 3 car garage! Corner lot with nicely landscaped backyard offering covered patio and stone fire pit. Within walking distance of Golf Course!   Bedrooms: 4Bathrooms: 2.5  Square Feet: 2,573  Price: $298,500 Property Site   For more information about this property, please contact Cynthia Schmier at (360)400-3475 or cschmier@remax.net.
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By Cynthia Schmier, CRS, CDPE, CNE, CIAS, MRP, 5-STAR, SRS, MDI, CLHMS
(RE/MAX Country)
 Property Site:  http://www.remax.com/realestatehomesforsale/15602-lindsay-rd-se-yelm-wa-98597-gid300019307944.html Large home on 1/3 of an acre presently being used as 6bdrm residence. Remodeled floors, light fixtures & more. Kitchen features granite double sink, tile floor with inlaid design, glass tile back splash plus stainless steel appliances, including double oven. Huge dining room with grid window sliding glass door leading to a glorious landscaped backyard. Jetted tub in Master Suite. Access to Lake Lawrence community areas (tennis courts, boat launch etc) Additional lot with potential for second dwelling. Well maintained! Bedrooms: 4Bathrooms: 2Square feet: 3,230Price: $310,000 For more information about this property, please contact Cynthia Schmier at (360)400-3475 or cschmie...
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By Sandy Nelson, your Olympia area Realtor
(Riley Jackson Real Estate Inc.)
21721 Hobson Rd SE Yelm, WA 98597 21721 Hobson Rd SE Your own special nature retreat awaits: This unique property is named ¿Walkabout¿. It oozes character and charm, and features lots of quirky surprises, special features, upgrades and amenities. Interior Features: Family Room, Walk-In Closet, Appliances, Dining Room, Central Air, Main Floor Bedroom, Disability Features, Fireplace, Hardwood Floors, Main Floor Bathroom, Laundry Room, Forced Air. Exterior Features: View, Deck/Patio, Horses Allowed, Landscaping, Shed/Barn. Price: $275,000 Type: Single Family Residential for Sale Floors: Single Parking/Garage: 3+ Bedrooms: 3 Baths:1.75 Square Feet: 1800 Year Built: 1997 MLS #: 969049   www.sandynelsonrealestate.com/listings/A49A113E-0F6D-888D-F99663DB8A7EA3DE.shtml   For more information c...
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By Cynthia Schmier, CRS, CDPE, CNE, CIAS, MRP, 5-STAR, SRS, MDI, CLHMS
(RE/MAX Country)
Pet Friendly Real Estate  No one shopping for a new home wants to walk into a house and smell the animals that live there, however the days of being asked to hide the fact that you have a pet are long gone.  Some real estate companies are not only allowing pets, they’re catering to them.  In fact Pet friendly agents have found one another on a growing social platform called the Pet Realty Network.  The network launched in 1997, now boasts 300 members who pay $30 annually to be included in the directory and can add to its pet friendly listings.   Even home builders are touting pet-accommodating floor plans, such as pet nooks in mudrooms, heated window perches, scratch proof flooring and custom-built cabinets for food bowls. “Its quite amazing what some people are doing now and what they ...
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By Cynthia Schmier, CRS, CDPE, CNE, CIAS, MRP, 5-STAR, SRS, MDI, CLHMS
(RE/MAX Country)
Return on Investment Remodeling and replacement projects can add value to your home, but some projects recoup their costs better than others. According to Remodeling Magazine’s 2015 Remodeling Cost vs. Value Report, small and exterior projects return the most value for your money. The project that offered the best value overall was a steel entry door replacement, which recouped 101.8 percent of its costs when the home was sold. The steel entry door is consistently the least expensive project named in the report, costing about $1,200 on average. The second best value is the addition of a manufactured stone veneer, which can recoup 92.2 percent of its original cost, but be prepared to invest at least $7,000 for the improvement. Replacing a garage door can return 82.5 percent for an upsca...
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By Cynthia Schmier, CRS, CDPE, CNE, CIAS, MRP, 5-STAR, SRS, MDI, CLHMS
(RE/MAX Country)
Mall security (ONLINE VERSION) According to a 2014 Deloitte survey, 55 percent of American consumers say they are concerned about protecting their personal data when shopping online, and 42 percent say they have similar concerns when shopping in stores. With the holiday shopping season fast approaching, consumers need to be more vigilant about protecting their personal data. PC Magazine offers the following tips to shop safely online.    If possible, avoid using a debit card for purchases. Most debit cards don’t have the same level of fraud protection that credit cards have. If a debit card is all you have, protect your PIN by shielding the keypad with your hand or body.   Visit only trusted sites, which are more likely to be secure. Make sure an “https” appears in the site’s URL and a ...
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By Cynthia Schmier, CRS, CDPE, CNE, CIAS, MRP, 5-STAR, SRS, MDI, CLHMS
(RE/MAX Country)
Easy living! 2bdrm Townhouse in the Heart of Yelm! Light & bright! Tile entry w/newer carpet & hardwood floors. Living rm w/gas fireplace. Vaulted ceilings. Skylights. Family rm. White trim throughout. Dining rm. Open kitchen w/eating bar. Spacious Master Suite w/walk-in closet & soaking tub. Wired for security system! Utility rm w/sink. Fully fenced back yard w/ large covered deck. Prime location! Walking distance to Cochrane Memorial Park, schools & shopping. Easy commute to JBLM.Virtual Tour
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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 Yelm / Rainier WA real estate market update for September 2015. Yelm and Rainier WA real estate market snapshot.  As fall approaches, the market is still going strong.  These market stats are not SCARY at all! All the numbers look great for the Yelm and Rainier areas! Sales Prices are up. Number of home sales is up. Inventory numbers have improved. Number of listings has improved with fewer homes on the market, leaving buyers with fewer choices and sellers with less competition. What does all this mean? In a nutshell, the market has improved and is still improving for sellers, who are able to sell their home and in many cases, seeing a profit. Buyers should be prepared to make decisions quickly, be willing and able to write a compelling offer, and be financially qualified wi...
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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 Yelm / Rainier WA real estate market update for June 2015. Why live in Yelm?Yelm is not only is close to JBLM's East Gate, but offers affordable homes and is 15 miles from Olympia. Yelm has also been recognized as Tree City USA, and you'll certainly see that as you tour its diverse urban forest of trees.Yelm's downtown core has experienced quite the growth in the last few years with major retailers, restaurants and parks that residents can enjoy. A new Wal-Mart Supercenter opened in 2007, and in 2010, a $9 million medical care center opened.Buyers looking for larger parcels and horse properties will be able to find these just outside of downtown Yelm. The name Yelm is a Salish Indian word that means "heat waves from the sun." Why live in Rainier?Rainier is 12 miles SE of Oly...
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By Cynthia Schmier, CRS, CDPE, CNE, CIAS, MRP, 5-STAR, SRS, MDI, CLHMS
(RE/MAX Country)
16640 148th Ave SE Yelm, WA 98597 Property Site: http://tour.circlepix.com/home/D2MHLUHome with acreage. Looking for a large shop? Here it is! 40x40 insulated with concrete floor, loft storage, lean-to and two 12 doors. A one and a half story home with basement. Updated kitchen and bath with corian counters. Clean, neat, and nestled in a park-like setting. Pellet stoves. Generator. Large deck - great for Summer BBQs! A two car garage and carport are added features. Flat and level land - perfect animal property! Easy location for commuting. Welcome home!Bedrooms: 3Bathrooms: 1.50Square feet: 1,480Price: $279,900 For more information about this property, please contact Cynthia Schmier at (360)400-3475 or cschmier@remax.net. You can also text 2846638 to 67299. See more listings at: cschmie...
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By Cynthia Schmier, CRS, CDPE, CNE, CIAS, MRP, 5-STAR, SRS, MDI, CLHMS
(RE/MAX Country)
16633 Greenleaf Ave SE Yelm, WA 98597 Property Site: http://tour.circlepix.com/home/P96Q4XWhat a find! 3bdrm rambler in Willow Glenn community! Well maintained! Open living area with soaring ceilings. Spacious kitchen with stainless steel appliances, walk-in pantry & island counter with eating bar. Freshly painted! Ceiling fans. Recessed lighting. Master Suite with walk-in closet & full bath. Nice back yard! Fully fenced with patio and outbuilding - perfect for your Summer BBQs! Close to schools, shopping, parks & more! Easy commute to JBLM.Bedrooms: 3Bathrooms: 2.00Square feet: 1,276Price: $189,000 For more information about this property, please contact Cynthia Schmier at (360)400-3475 or cschmier@remax.net. You can also text 2846652 to 67299. See more listings at: cschmier.remax-paci...
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By Cynthia Schmier, CRS, CDPE, CNE, CIAS, MRP, 5-STAR, SRS, MDI, CLHMS
(RE/MAX Country)
When Cynthia Schmier first visited Yelm in 1985, the main things she remembers are “one stoplight and tumbleweeds.” Thirty years later, both she and the realty business she started, RE/MAX Country, have become fixtures downtown and symbols of the growing local economy. After 25 years in business, she continues to be inspired by the clients she works with, the team she’s created, and the Yelm community. With clients, she says, it’s important to stay in the moment; therefore no matter how many houses you’ve sold, each day is different. “Every client has a unique criteria based on what’s going on in their life,” she says. “You’re strategizing to help them reach their objective. That’s what the art of real estate is. It’s facilitating their needs and keeping an emotional ride out of the pic...
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By Cynthia Schmier, CRS, CDPE, CNE, CIAS, MRP, 5-STAR, SRS, MDI, CLHMS
(RE/MAX Country)
Click here for more information: 15211 123rd Ave SE Yelm WA 98597
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