Winter Maintenance Tips

by Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty, Inc. on November 25, 2015

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Oh the weather outside is chillful but prepping your home for the cold shouldn’t be frightful! Bracing your home for winter is very important. Here are the Top 5 Winter Tips in getting ready for the chilly days ahead:

Furnace – The middle of winter is not the time to wake up in a freezing house. Now is a great time to have a licensed HVAC expert service clean, inspect and ready your furnace for the winter months.

Fireplace – While having your furnace inspected, ask your HVAC expert to check the fireplace so that heat is heading right up and out of your chimney. Have your flue and chimney inspected to make sure they are working properly.

Gutters – Cleaning out your gutters of any leaves and debris is a regular maintenance element that here in the Pacific Northwest is very important as we head into our rainy season.

Ducts – Have your ducts check for proper sealing and insulation. Tightly sealed ducts can save money on your annual energy bills!

Outdoor faucets – While we don’t experience a lot of deep freeze, we still face some chilly nights that could pose damage to your outdoor water faucets. Be sure to hoses and get an insulated cover for the faucets to prevent freezing damage to the pipes.


Strong Seller Market

by Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty, Inc. on September 18, 2015

GrColdwell Banker Client Photoeat market news! Locally we are experiencing strong seller markets throughout Thurston County. Additional great news is that we also have strong buyer activity. “In some instances, buyers are moving faster today than they were before the recession.” Read more about these trends within our local housing market by clicking on the Business Examiner logo below:



Sustainable Trends

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With all the good real estate news we are frequently asked whether this run is sustainable. While we wish we could predict the future, it is impossible to know for sure. What we can say is that there are some fundamental differences between this current trend and the last run-up that resulted in an unprecedented […]

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Congratulations to Mitch Dietz – Coldwell Banker 30 Under 30

July 8, 2015

  Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC has announced that Mitch Dietz was named to the Coldwell Banker 30 Under 30. This prestigious list encompasses the top young real estate professionals among the 86,000 Coldwell Banker professionals working in 43 countries around the world. This group of real estate professionals honors the heritage of founders, Colbert Coldwell […]

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Inspirational Educator Award Winner – Sarah Violette

June 6, 2015

(Pictured left to right, Jamie Gibeau – Marketing Director with Coldwell Banker, Norma Schuiteman with The Community Foundation, Bella Hood, Sarah Violette, contest judge John Dodge with The Olympian, Ken Anderson – President/Owner of Coldwell Banker) We are thrilled to announce our first Inspirational Educator Award winner, Sarah Violette. Sarah is a 10th grade English […]

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First Place Scholarship Winner – Bella Hood

June 4, 2015

(Bella Hood pictured here with her mother Toni Hood)     Congratulations to Bella Hood, the first place winner in our 5th annual What Makes a House a Home scholarship contest. Bella wrote a great essay about her home, The Small White House with The Blue Door. Through her words, she invited to see beyond the blue door […]

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Second Place Scholarship Winner – Aundrea Temple

June 3, 2015

(Aundrea Temple pictured here with her father Ron Temple) Congratulations to Aundrea Temple, the second place winner in our 5th annual What Makes a House a Home scholarship contest. Aundrea wrote a great essay sharing that home resides in your soul. Her essay, Home is Where the Soul Is, makes you want an invitation to […]

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Third Place Scholarship Winner – Julia Holder

June 2, 2015

(Julia Holder pictured here with her parents Keith and Laura Holder)     Congratulations to Julia Holder, the third place winner in our 5th annual What Makes a House a Home scholarship contest. Julia wrote a wonderful essay about her life in a musically talented home. Her essay, Symphony of Sounds, gives you a glimpse into […]

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2015 Scholarship Essay Winners

May 22, 2015

The panel of community judges have announced the winners of our 2015 What Makes a House a Home scholarship contest. Congratulations to the following students:                         Photos of the winners along with their essays will be posted in the next few days. Also, please […]

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Top 10 Finalists Announced

May 20, 2015

Our independent panel of judges have announced the Top 10 Finalists. Congratulations to the these students. Three of these essayists will be the 2015 recipients of the What Makes a House a Home scholarships. Over the week, a local judging panel will convene and choose the three winning essays.  Winners will be announced on Friday, […]

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