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Real Estate Agent - Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty, Olympia WA
The real estate market in Olympia WA continues to grow and there aren’t signs that this trend will be stopping anytime soon.  This chart below shows the average gains sellers, who sold this year, are achieving from when they purchased.  On average, market-wide median home prices are up 8.6 percen...
  The Christmas Forest held annually in Olympia WA is a not only a must-attend holiday tradition in my household but is also a worthy fundraiser for the Providence St. Peter Foundation.  The Foundation raises funds to support life-saving medical equipment, compassionate care, and Mission-driven p...
 Visit the Capitol rotunda to see the state tree. Go ice skating Oly On Ice is a seasonal skating rink open from late November to mid-January.  It’s at the Isthmus Park between Capitol Lake and Bayview Thriftway (529 4th Ave W). See Ballet Northwest’s production of The Nutcracker at the Washingto...
The holidays can conjure strong emotions and can lead to feeling down and blue during what is supposed to be a fun and celebratory time.  The shorter days and grey weather doesn’t help, either, and sometimes you feel like you just want to hibernate until spring.  But don’t do that!  Instead, the ...
This Thanksgiving as we are sharing a meal with our relatives, sometimes heated discussions come up as the mashed potatoes and bean casserole are being passed around, including the popular topic of real estate.  Like me, you may have your own Aunt Trish who is an expert in ALL conversation topics...
If you are considering selling your Olympia WA home but think you should wait until the spring of 2020, you may be missing out on a lucrative winter real estate market here in the Olympia WA area.  You may be thinking you just want to “get through” the holidays before even thinking about selling ...
 This weekend was perfect fall weather – the air had a cool bite to it with the sun filtering through the autumn red and yellow leaves.  This made for the perfect time for a short hike on the one-mile Tenino City Park Trail Loop.    We started our hike behind the Train Depot Museum and looped aro...
 I’m sharing this newest review from my first-time homebuyer clients because they were born connected to the internet and found out rather quickly the internet didn’t have all the information they wanted and needed.       When they reached out to me by email, I knew it probably took a lot of cour...
Listed for $445,000, see all the details at 1051 SE Binns Swiger Loop Rd, Shelton WA 98584   This 2018 custom-built tri-level has been upgraded in the last year with even more features including: -a new 18’ x 25’ outbuilding w/a single garage door & 220 service -lea...
This weekend, September 28-29th offers 94 open houses in Thurston County - from Olympia to Lacey to Tumwater to Rochester WA. There is a good selection of homes this weekend to tour, but if you can't make it to the open house or just want your own tour, call me! Let's buy a house this weekend! 

Francine Viola

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