Yelm, WA Real Estate News

By Wes Neal, The expertise you expect and attention you deserve
(Wes & Company )
Yelm, 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 owne...
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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) - Yelm, 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 owne...
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Secluded fully fenced property less than 5 min to town, 20 min to JBLM. This unique and secluced "Compound" already has a well, septic, a shop and smaller out buildings. The top (south) end of the property is high and dry pasture, with shop and home site. Down the hill you will find one of the most seculuded homesites on the market, which is adjacent the pond fed by a year round flowing creek. This property offers everything, pasture for livestock, pond for fishing, garden for gardening. Visit www.PhilSharpHomes.com for more information.                  
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By Cynthia Schmier, CRS, CDPE, CNE, CIAS, MRP, 5-STAR, SRS, MDI, CLHMS
(RE/MAX Country)
Click Here to View This Listing: http://postlets.com/s/9935-locust-ct-se-yelm-wa-98597/10178844
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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 current real estate market update as of April 2014 (area 453 on the map below). Yelm / Rainier 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. Buyers looking for larger parcels and horse properties will be able to find these just outside of downtown Yelm.  Yelm's downtown core has experienced quite the growth in the last few years with major retailers, restaurants and parks that residents can enjoy.  The name Yelm is a Salish Indian word that means "heat waves from the sun."  Many residents are in the Rainier School District and Yelm School District.       MARKET SNAPSHOT: Yelm/Rainier...
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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 Market Update for October 2013 (area 453 on the map below). Yelm / Rainier not only is close to JBLM's East Gate, not only has the best Mexican restaurant (Tacos Gaby) but also offers affordable homes and is 15 miles from Olympia.  The Nisqually tribe and casino are located in Yelm, and the name Yelm is a Salish Indian word that means "heat waves from the sun."  Many residents are in the Rainier School District and Yelm School District.       Market Snapshot:  Yelm/Rainier (Area 453) This Year Last Year + / - / = Average Sales Price January—September: $196,423 $178,357 Good! # of Homes Sold January—September: 350 264 Good! Absorption Rate (how long it takes the market to absorb the inventory): 4.4 months 5.9 months Balanced Market # of Homes Currently Listed: ...
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By Wes Neal, The expertise you expect and attention you deserve
(Wes & Company )
Happy Holidays & Seasons Greetings Yelm   I just want to take a moment and wish you and yours Happy Holidays & Seasons Greetings!  This can be a lonely time for so many people and the next is also one of the most stress ful of the year.  Reach out and love someone... just smile and say hi! If you have a few extra dollars... drop it in the bucket for someone who doesn't... or buy someone a coffee just because you can.     May your holiday season be filled with love and joy... and may this coming year, 2013 be the best one so far!!!!!!    
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By Cynthia Schmier, CRS, CDPE, CNE, CIAS, MRP, 5-STAR, SRS, MDI, CLHMS
(RE/MAX Country)
The holidays bring food, gifts, good times – and guests.  Hosting houseguests can be joyful and stressful, but you can minimize the hassle with thoughtful planning and preparation.  Consider these tips from Real Simple and Woman’s Day.   Get your house in order.  Cut out any unnecessary drama by discussing – and approving – houseguests (who, how many and for how long) with your spouse and the rest of your household well before anyone arrives on your doorstep.  Next, ensure you have adequate space for the number of guests you’ll have.  Sleeping arrangements will be different depending on your guests’ situations.  For example, young children may need to sleep in the same room as their parents, so you may want to provide a futon or air mattress.   Stock your kitchen.  Avoid the stress of c...
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By Cynthia Schmier, CRS, CDPE, CNE, CIAS, MRP, 5-STAR, SRS, MDI, CLHMS
(RE/MAX Country)
The bathroom. Big or small, it’s one of the rooms in your house that gets a lot of attention – from you, your family and friends, and potential buyers.  And as one of the most popular rooms in the house, it deserves an update every now and again.  Even if renovations aren’t in your plans, there are some easy ways to update it on a budget.  The key is to revamp focal points, such as mirrors or rugs, and then focus on unique additions.  Consider these tips from Apartment Therapy.   Start by replacing the mirror – a bathroom staple – with a more contemporary shape and style.  For big impact with minimal effort, reduce clutter on the bathroom counters by repurposing mason jars from the kitchen to hold makeup brushes and pencils, small combs or extra toothbrushes, and store makeup or other o...
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By Cynthia Schmier, CRS, CDPE, CNE, CIAS, MRP, 5-STAR, SRS, MDI, CLHMS
(RE/MAX Country)
Cynthia Schmier, CRS, CDPE, CNE, CIAS, 5-STAR | RE/MAX Country | (360) 400-3475 17125 Kinnickinnick Ct SE, Yelm, WA Affordable Living! 3BR/2BA Single Family House offered at $79,000 Year Built 1991 Sq Footage 1,120 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 2 full, 0 partial Floors Unspecified Parking 1 Covered spaces Lot Size 10,979 sqft HOA/Maint $0 per month DESCRIPTION Affordable Living! Cute as a button! 3 bdrms & 2 full baths. Open floor plan. Large kitchen features skylights, ceiling fan, vaulted ceiling and eating bar. Dining room with slider to covered back deck for entertaining and BBQs. Laundry room w/cabinets. All appliances stay. Master bdrm w/walk in closet. Lot is completely chain link fenced. Metal roof, heat pump, metal carport, & outbuilding w/concrete perimeter. Community swimming pool, c...
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By Cynthia Schmier, CRS, CDPE, CNE, CIAS, MRP, 5-STAR, SRS, MDI, CLHMS
(RE/MAX Country)
As you’re heading out the holiday season, you may have found some extra time to research how you can avoid foreclosure. I applaud your taking the first and most important step in improving your situation—seeking help! Here are the top three things you should focus on when exploring foreclosure alternatives: 1. Create a Budget: When seeking an arrangement with your lender you must prove the monthly income shortfall that keeps you from making your mortgage payments. Create an itemized list detailing your monthly income and expenses. Pull together bank statements and check stubs for the last three months. 2. Know your Options: It’s important to know you have several options to consider so you take advantage of the solution that is best for your specific situation. Find out more about your ...
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Yelm; Growth and Real Estate Market Report Yelm has been recognized as the fastest growing community in the State of Washington in terms of population, development and commercial business relocation.  Just a few years ago, Yelm was a small farming community, with 10-15% of its residents being military personnel assigned to Joint Base Lewis-McChord.  Over the course of the past 3-5 years, Yelm has gotten on the map as a very convenient location for Lewis-McChord personnel, and for folks who want to get out of the city, but still need to commute to either the north (Spanaway, Tacoma etc.) or to the south (Olympia, Lacey and Tumwater). Real estate in Yelm is still priced a couple of percentage points below the communities to the north and south.  The reason for this is the fact that while ...
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By Phil Sharp
(Phil Sharp Homes)
New Real Estate Website in Yelm Washington Yelm Property Sales is a new (launched in June 2007) website serving the real estate needs of Yelm Washington.  When visiting the website you will be able to use real estate resources that rival those used by licensed realtors....FREE.  · Multiple Listing Service Search with integrated mapping and price charting. · Email alerts using Realty Watcher, a system that alerts you to listings that fit your criteria & new listings, also with maps and pricing comparisons. · The Market Snapshot Tool, primarily for sellers, this tool gives you real time MLS information about homes sold by geographic area, down to neighborhood level.  Market Snapshot reports are emailed to you with graphics, price charting, and take in to account all homes sold in your are...
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