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Real Estate Agent - Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty, Olympia WA
Holiday Events and Things To Do in December 2018 in Olympia WA        December in Olympia, WA offers much to do for everyone.  Get out your calendars and save the dates for these fun events, concerts, tree-lightings, festivals and more.  Get your Christmas Trees Hunter Family Farm Schilter Family...
The Northwest Multiple Listing Service, which I am a member of here in Olympia, WA, has recently added features to our database in order to identify properties that will fit the needs for people with physical limitations.  This undertaking by two NWMLS brokers (Barry Long and Tom Minty) earned th...
The real estate market trend for the Olympia, WA area is starting to level out as we head into the winter months.    The recently released data shows a modest decline in closed sales (down 3.6%) and pending sales (down 4%) from a year ago, however, both figures made this the second-best October o...
Greetings, Earthlings.  My spaceship has landed in Olympia, WA.... where there is a great potluck happening at the Coldwell Banker office! Happy Halloween! 
    Give where you live this season!  The Community Foundation of South Puget Sound ( is an organization in Olympia, WA that manages charitable gifts from donors by administering and professionally managing donated funds to make the most of the gifted funds.  Betwee...
Fall 2018 Olympia WA Real Estate Market Update – is the market finally softening?  Have you read the headlines that the market is correcting and we are heading towards a downturn?  That might be a little premature but anytime there are fewer closed sales or an increase in inventory, the media is ...
I see a lot of neighborhoods, and there is always that ONE neighbor that stands out (but not in a good way).  Nearly all of my buyer-clients want a well-maintained neighborhood with “nice” neighbors.  But what does it take to be a great neighbor and have that great neighborhood?  It’s pretty easy...
I am on a continuing journey to simplify my life. And to my surprise, I’m finding that going back to basics and living a “green” and organic life is actually easier than what I had been doing. (Growing my own tomatoes is actually way easier, more convenient,  and cheaper than going to the store t...
Many residents in Thurston County are outbound commuters and are typically going north to Tacoma, Joint-Base Lewis McChord or even Seattle. Many homebuyers want to be as far north as they can in Thurston County for their commutes but in doing so are missing out on a great neighborhood that may on...
1685 Ridgeview Lp SW located on top of Tumwater Hill in Tumwater WA is a Euro-modern Benjamin Ryan home that is now for sale for the great price of $399,950.  Check out all the details here.     In the Pacific Northwest, the architecture can be boring and if it's not boring, it's a Craftsman!  Bu...

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