Fort Lewis, WA Real Estate News

By Brett Tousley, Tri Cities Real Estate | (509) 420-0013
(Keller Williams Realty)
Congratulations!  You are on your way to Fort Lewis...Now where are you going to live? Before we can make a recommendation, we'd like to know a bit more about you and your family.  Because this blog post is really an open letter of sorts, we'll hit on a few of the most highly sought after locations near Fort Lewis. 1. Dupont- Located literally across the street from Fort Lewis, Dupont offers the shortest commute of any community in Pierce County.  Dupont Real Estate offers clean, well maintained condos and single family homes in a friendly setting.  Prices range from the low $200's for condos to the $500's for large single family homes.  2. Lacey- Offers a short commute across the Nisqually Delta and more local shopping and services than Dupont.  New construction is king off the Hawks P...
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By Sandy Nelson, your Olympia area Realtor
(Riley Jackson Real Estate Inc.)
Fort Lewis is currently hosting a National Guard unit from Lincoln, Nebraska for training. Because the post is virtually shutting down over the Christmas holiday, the visiting National Guard soldiers are not receiving services and have to leave until 2 January. Some are visiting friends and family on the West Coast, but most have had to book flights home at their own expense, because military regulations do not allow the Guard to pay travel costs for members on leave.When word of this got back to some of the business people of Lincoln, they got their friends involved, sent out email alerts and raised $30,000 in just two days. The money donated was more than enough to reimburse every soldier for their flight costs, with money left over for a reserve account.When word got back to the Nati...
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By Sandy Nelson, your Olympia area Realtor
(Riley Jackson Real Estate Inc.)
I don't think there's a military installation that doesn't host a holiday bazaar. The Fort Lewis 27th Annual Holiday Bazaar is put on by the Officers' Spouses Club and opens its doors from November 3rd until November 4th at the Soldiers Field House. Besides food and live musical entertainment, there will be plenty of vendors to offer goods such as German table cloths, Polish Pottery and many other special hand-made products.You can also enter a raffle for a one-of-a-kind hand made quilt.For more information visit here:http://www.fortlewisosc.org/Holiday%20Bazaar.htmAll proceeds will benefit the Ft. Lewis community so stop by and shop till you drop. St. Louis Rams Holiday ShowOn November 17 at 7 p.m., the St. Louis Rams Cheerleaders will put on a 90-minute show with prizes and audience i...
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By Sandy Nelson, your Olympia area Realtor
(Riley Jackson Real Estate Inc.)
If you'd like to get a glimpse of what Ft. Lewis is like, take the virtual tour of Washington's largest Army installation. Ft. Lewis has repeatedly been voted "most desirable Army post". It's no wonder when you realize the many amenities available at Ft. Lewis; from the first rate Madigan Army Medical Center, the housing choices, the shopping and dining facilities, to the out-door recreation opportunities. Find your way around Ft. Lewis with the help of this map.Ft. Lewis is divided into Main Post and North Fort Lewis. The two parts of the installation are divided by Interstate-5. If arriving in Washington by plane, the ride to Ft. Lewis from SeaTac airport will take approximately 45 minutes. All initial in-processing takes place at Waller Hall, which is easy to find, due to plenty of s...
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By Sandy Nelson, your Olympia area Realtor
(Riley Jackson Real Estate Inc.)
 Over the coming year Ft. Lewis will receive an entire new Brigade. This Brigade is being assembled as a phased stand-up, with individual troops coming from units all over the US and outside CONUS. Although additional housing as been added on post, there will still be a significant need for off-post housing.I'm a full service Realtor in the Ft. Lewis area and one of my specialties is assisting with military relocations. I'm an Army veteran myself and I'm the spouse of a retired Army officer. My daughter is currently serving in the Air Force, and my Realtor team partner is a retired First Sergeant (Al "Top" Stickland).You want a Realtor who speaks your language.I've lived in Europe, Asia and all over the US. I've worked for the Army transportation office, as well as the housing referral ...
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