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Too many people call on ads and are in a limbo land of non commitment to an agent. They call this one then that one and use peoples services without any intent to purchase through the agent who just drove across town to open a home for them. This is not only a complete lack of integrity but also ...
I have lived in Olympia for over 26 years. Olympia has developed into a beautiful town with all the amenities of a water front city but without the congestion. The air here is clean, there is nature and beauty all around. Puget Sound, Mount Rainier, skiing, its all here. When choosing a place to ...
This is a great time to purchase a new  home through a local builder. Prices are down and opportunities abound. Wouldn't you rather have a new home no one else has lived in and pick out your own color scheme. I know of great lots on the west side of Olympia for under 70,000.
There is a certain expectation when clients list a home that it be advertised in the local paper. However, the paper usually doesn't generate phone calls from an advertisement. Do you want your home to sell quickly? Two suggestions, number one price it right, let your agent set the price, number ...
Too many homeowners wanting the most for their property price it too high, above the suggestion of their agent. Then if it becomes a declining market as it is now, the home looks priced too high to the current buyers and remains unsold as the total market dives. The property sits and before you k...
Can unintentionally insult the seller. I recently noticed that in this "buyers market"some missguided buyers are writing offers for hundreds of thousands of dollars below the listed price of a home they are pursuing. I understand the desire for a good deal, however most reasonable people are upse...
Have you been waiting and thinking about purchasing a larger home to give a little more elbow room to the family. Perhaps a Family room or Bonus room to send the kids off to. A year ago you may not have had the budget to step up to a larger home, however with the home prices coming down and also ...
Those who are in a position financially to purchase Real Estate at this time are discovering the tremendous opportunities in the market place. The national search engines like are great sites to hunt for out of area second homes. There are also great local real estate search engin...
During this incredible time of reduced real estate values, position yourself to be ready to purchase. The first thing to do is find out what your credit score is and improve it if necessary. Pay off any debt you have accumulated on credit cards and start saving for closing costs. Thinking about b...
Some buyers are holding back hoping to purchase when and if prices get lower. My response is don't wait !  Now is the time to take advantage of the current opportunities. The interest rates are at an all time low. Lots and land are "dirt cheap" and short sales have driven the single family reside...

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