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Real Estate in Thurston County WA.
Finding a place to call home!
This site was created with you in mind! Here at Thurston County Homes we specialize in people! Yes… this is a real estate specific website, but hopefully so much more than that. It begins by us listening! Listening to your story, to what is important to you and to what YOU want! With that understanding, we can put our considerable skill and expertise to work for you in an effort to make your real estate buying or selling experience as pleasurable, as positive and as productive as possible.
Whether you are a first time home buyer, or an experienced real estate investor we are well equipped to meet your unique needs. So if you are looking for single family homes, condos, townhouses, multi-family, new home construction, custom homes, vacant land, commercial or investment properties throughout the greater Thurston County area (Olympia, Lacey, Tumwater, DuPont, Rochester, Tenino, Shelton, Yelm and beyond), simply enter your perimeters and hit the search button.
Our site is updated continuously throughout the day to ensure that you see each property as it hits the market. While your here take a little time to look around, we want to share with each of our visitors the essences of what makes the South Puget Sound such a unique and desirable place to live. Take a few minutes to visit our blog section, feel free to comment. If you have ideas or suggestions for enhancements, we invite you to call or email us with your impute. We would like you to think of us as your personal Thurston County real estate concierge. Whether you are buying or selling, we offer very specialize and individualized professional real estate services and each of our agents are members of Realtors®
Exercising caution with do-it-yourself real estate websites!
I feel compelled to talk for just a moment about the state of the real estate industry in Thurston County and across our nation in 2015. I am sure most of you will agree the world we live in seems to be spinning faster and faster. Technology is responsible for some amazing advancements. Now copious amounts of information are available at the touchContinue Reading
Celebrating Mothers on Mothers Day!
A mother’s love begins before the child is born and last through time and difficulties and difference and many wounds and days of joy and days of sorrow, winding, wearing weeping, sharing, changing until, at the end what remains is that solid core that begins as love before the child was born. ~anonymous
The arrival of Spring is a reminder to clean!
Spring is upon us!
Yes… it is hard to believe that spring has arrived early in the Pacific NW. With winter behind us, it is time to turn our attentions towards making a "to Do" list of home and yard maintenance. See below:
- After a blustery winter it may be necessary to clean your gutters. Check to be sure that the downspouts are free of debris and that the
Buying and Selling Vacant Land
Are you thinking about building your dream home… or about cashing in a piece of land that you are not using? Buying and selling vacant land can be a bit complicated. Of all of the areas of residential real estate, none seems more confused than Vacant Land? Questions surrounding what can be done with it, can it be subdivided, is the lot it a legal buildable lot? What are Jurisdictional wetlands or whatContinue Reading
New Construction Anyone?
In todays’ Olympia real estate market and throughout Thurston County, you will find an abundance of new home communities offering almost every conceivable configuration of new homes imaginable. Each price-range is well represented in each area, often with several competing builders all vying for your home purchase.
The purpose of this post is to deliver some useful information as it relates to a somewhatContinue Reading
Are you looking for some family fun during these darker and cooler winter days? Look no further... introducing “Let’s Paint.” This locally owned and operated downtown Olympia studio featuring painting classes on a wide variety subjects from “landscapes” to “mans best friend.” Located at: 418 Washington Street SE, Olympia, WA. 98501. Their phone number is 360-789-6222 (I have linked their website below).
My wife foundContinue Reading
The Value of a Home Inspection
Real estate agents, as a precaution and protection for their clients, are recommending that their home-buyers include a home inspection contingency in the purchase and sales contract. The inspection contingency protects the buyer’s earnest money against otherwise undetected structural/pest inadequacies that may be discovered through the course of this inspection. The inspection, paid for by the buyerContinue Reading
What can we expect in 2015 in our local Thurston County Real Estate market?
Happy New Year All!
Every year at this time, I get a barrage of questions concerning the plight of the Thurston County Realty Estate market. I think for many of us... we have been delaying selling our residential properties until the market as returned some. I have assembled a thumb-nail overview that I am sharing below.
In aContinue Reading
Thurston County Parks and Urban Trails system
Part of the allure of living in the great South Puget Sound area is the stunning outdoor beauty and the easy access to such wide varieties of eco-systems. As citizens of Thurston County, we are extremely fortunate to have so many public parks and trails systems located within minutes of our homes and communities. I have attached a link that you will find very useful as you consider your opportunities to explore our great outdoor environment.
The Chehalis Western Trail
The Chehalis Western Trail is among the most widely used public recreational opportunity in Thurston County. It runs North and South beginning at Woodard Bay and ending 22 miles later near Yelm. Walkers, runners and bicyclist use it daily. It was built as an active RailRoad line in the mid 1920’s and was used until the mid 1980’s as a rail system for the Chehalis Western Railroad (owned by Weyerhaeuser) toContinue Reading
Clam digging on Washington's ocean beaches...
Does your mom make a favorite dish for you? Mine makes many but my all-time favorite is her clam chowder! If I close my eyes and allow myself... I can almost smell and taste it.
Braving the often dark, windy, rainy weather to gather the necessary clams (the key ingredient) is a very small price to pay for such a culinary delight, besides... I love to dig razor clams. I am notContinue Reading
Snow Skiing in the Pacific Northwest!
Like most ski enthusiast… I bite my nails waiting for enough white stuff to fall. With temperatures dropping and precipitation in the forecast, the opening of the 2014/15 ski season can only be days away!
With so many wonderful Western Washington Ski Resort choices and all relatively close, I have found a great website that provides up to date ski conditions, road conditions, ticket prices andContinue Reading
Capital City Guitar
In the heart of downtown Olympia located at 108 4th Avenue East is a locally owned Guitar store. While the shop is small in size, it has a huge inventory of acoustic and electric guitars. I absolutely love to go into this store. Just look at the pictures, there is stuff stacked to the ceiling and in every nook and cranny.
If it is guitars or ukulele you are looking for, owner Bob Johnson is your man. He is friendly, fairContinue Reading
Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge
I look forward to trips to the Nisqually Delta where the sprawling (762 acres) wildlife refuge is in the midst of one of the two busiest times of the year. The annual migration is well underway. The natural beauty is greatly enhanced by the fall colors and this particular cloudless day was unusually spectacular. This Estuary was established in 1974 and then restored in 2009 by removing dikes toContinue Reading
The Kissing Statue
The Kissing Couple in the heart of Olympia’s Percival Landing is an icon with whimsy. In fact, that was why the sculpture was originally picked to take up residence on the boardwalk near the corner of 4th Ave and State Street. It was thought that the piece, created by Artist Richard Beyer, would deter mischief and foster an environment of peaceful enjoyment for those who meandered along the boardwalk. The statue is not typicalContinue Reading
I have lived in Olympia the entire 58 (soon to be 59) years of my life. This morning, as I was driving down the Harrison Hill towards the 4th Ave Bridge, I was again awakened by this sense of amazement. This is my town, not in the sense that I own it, rather that I am embracing it and enjoying it more than ever before.
To answer the question that I posed in the title “Why Blog,” I find myself feeling like I have something to say. Maybe it is toContinue Reading