Scholarship Essay Contest in Voting Phase

May 9, 2016

    We received over 80 wonderful entries into our 6th annual “What Makes a House a Home” scholarship essay contest.  We are now in our voting phase of the contest (through Friday, May 13th.) To read the essays and vote for your favorite, visit We will announce the Top 10 Finalists on Wednesday, May […]

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Annual Scholarship Contest

March 29, 2016

It’s that time of year again! Our annual “What Makes a House a Home” scholarship contest is about to begin it’s 6th year. All essays can be submitted HERE now through May 8th.  Again, this year we have our “Inspirational Educator Award” where the top scholarship winner will nominate a local, active Thurston County educator who […]

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Smart Buying in a Seller’s Market – Revisited

March 4, 2016

Our local real estate market is off to a record start.  With 882 pending home sales in January and February, we blew past the previous mark of 763 sales last year.  New buyers are now outpacing new sellers coming to the market.  This is leading to multiple offers on many properties. Much talk around the […]

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Winter Maintenance Tips

November 25, 2015

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 […]

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Strong Seller Market

September 18, 2015

Great 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 […]

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Sustainable Trends

August 12, 2015

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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