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Real Estate Agent - Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty, Olympia WA
This real estate market update is going to be a little different as we are in unprecedented times, dealing with COVID-19 and its impacts on all of us.  It has left many struggling emotionally, physically and financially.  For this report, I wanted to share with you the questions I have been recei...
As many Washingtonians are following Governor Inslee’s Stay at Home Order, you may be getting a little bored.  Yesterday, April 9th, was the warmest day of 2020 here in Tenino, WA and what a better day to feel motivated to start a vegetable garden at my home! Working with What you Have I had a co...
 This week, Washington State’s Governor Inslee signed an emergency proclamation allowing e-notarizations.  Our Washington REALTORS® and other organizations worked to accelerate this order, which was already planned to be in place by October 1st of this year, but was moved up to now due to the COV...
With Governor Inslee’s “stay home, stay healthy” mandate on March 23rd, real estate brokers may not conduct any business outside of our homes, and that includes showing or previewing homes.  We cannot do any in-person business whatsoever.  For the health of our community, we are putting things on...
In short, probably not, and here’s why. Supply and Demand Olympia WA and Thurston County have the lowest standing inventory in its history.  At the end of February, Thurston County had just 242 homes listed for sale.  In contrast, a balanced market is about 1,200 listings.  Our market would need ...
 It’s no doubt it has been a tough couple of weeks.  I’m hoping this soothing photo can help. Our daily lives have been impacted and disrupted, and these times are certainly unnerving.  But as history has proved to us, we will bounce back.  We made it through many crises before and we will make i...
 This 4-bedroom home on a large corner lot is now for sale in the Campus Highlands area of Lacey, WA. Click here for all the details. One of the unique features of this lot is the huge driveway to the 3-car garage, which offers plenty of parking. The Campus Highlands location in Lacey, WA is with...
 It's this time of year again when my firm, Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty is running our annual college scholarship contest for 2020. For all the details, be sure to visit Since 2011, we have asked our high school students in Thurston County, "What Makes a...
 With a 29th day added to February once every four years, that warrants a celebration.  Here are the fun events in and around the Olympia WA area: Meet and Greet superhero Amazon of Olympia at the Hands On Children’s Museum from 1-3 PM. See the Olympia Dance Festival with over 200 dancers perform...
 4222 Campus Green Loop NE in Lacey, WA is now available for sale with an open house on Leap Day, Saturday, February 29th from 12 noon to 2 PM. Visit for all the details - click here!  2 bedrooms + den 1.75 baths 1,966 Square Feet Custom-built rambler in 1999 On the Hawk...

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