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Real Estate in Thurston County WA.
Our website was created for your enjoyment! You will find many ways to quickly and accurately search the listings. Our website has a direct feed and is updated several times throughout the day! Whether you are looking for homes, condos, townhouses, multi-family, new home construction, custom homes, vacant land, commercial or investment properties throughout the greater Thurston County area, simply enter your perimeters and hit the search button.
In addition to making your property searches easier, we want to share with each of you 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. We will be promoting our locally owned businesses as we have outlined in our vision statement. We will share with you these outstanding establishments in hopes that you will visit and support them as well. 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®.
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My wife found thisContinue Reading
The Value of a Home Inspection
Real estate agents, as a 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 buyer (ranging on inContinue 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 or residential properties until the market as returned some. I have assembled a thumb nail view from my perspective that I am sharingContinue 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 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) to transport logs to and from their mills. For more information click on the link below.
Happy Trails to you!
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