All The Spooktacular Fun Coming To Thurston County This October

October 4, 2018

All The Spooktacular Fun Coming To Thurston County This October Mazes and pumpkins and zombies, oh my! Every year when the weather gets crisp and the evenings get shorter, Thurston County transforms itself from beautiful to scary for the Halloween season. From haunted hayrides to haunted houses and so much fun in between, you won’t […]

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Great Local Outdoor Activities to Do in Olympia While the Sun is Still Shining

August 28, 2018

Great Local Outdoor Activities to Do in Olympia While the Sun is Still Shining Summer is almost over, but not yet! And when you’re in a place as beautiful as the evergreen city of Olympia, you’re going to want to get outside. Sitting at the southern end of Puget Sound, where the Deschutes River meets […]

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What’s Driving this Market?

August 23, 2018

The South Sound continues to set records in the housing market. We are often asked, “what’s next in store?” (How long will this last? What is the long-term impact on our market? )  Forecasting is a tricky business, but we focus on many trends to anticipate things to come. One of those is regional home […]

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Welcome Shellyne Grisham

August 3, 2018

We are pleased to announce another addition to our Coldwell Banker team,  Shellyne Grisham. Shellyne comes to our company with broad experience in communications and website development work with the state of Washington (most recently with Ecology – working on one of our favorite issues – water rights), as well as interior design.  Shellyne was […]

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Welcome Mary Blake

July 19, 2018

We are proud to welcome Mary Blake to our company. Mary joins us after a career in law, working for an busy attorney’s office, as well as working for a number of campaigns. She comes to us with strong local ties. Mary is also the spouse of a retired member of the military.  Through all […]

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Local Road Trips Everyone In the Pacific Northwest Should Take

July 13, 2018

Vacation — everyone needs one every once in a while, but we know that not everyone has the time or the money for them. The good news is that you don’t have to spend a lot of time or money to have a refreshing and inspiring getaway. The Pacific Northwest is notorious for its sweeping […]

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7 Best Places to Fish in South Puget Sound

July 13, 2018

Calling all anglers! It’s no secret that Washington State is home to some of the best freshwater fishing in the country, and with the Puget Sound covering more than 2,000 miles of Washington’s coastline, some of the best spots to fish are just a hop, skip, and a jump away from Olympia. This southern region […]

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2018 Inspirational Educator Award Winner

June 30, 2018

We are thrilled to announce our 2018 Inspirational Educator Award winner, Blue Peetz. Blue runs the Freedom Farm/GRUB for the Olympia School District and was nominated for the award by our first-place winner Kai Chapin. Kai wrote such a touching nomination letter, best shared in her words: Dear Blue: When I was told I could […]

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First Place Scholarship Winner – Kai Chapin

June 22, 2018

Congratulations to Kai Chapin, our first place winner in our 8th annual What Makes a House a Home scholarship contest. Kai wrote a very moving essay about her definition of home. We are reminded of the importance of home through her words – “Before you know what makes a home, you have to live without one.” Her […]

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Second Place Scholarship Winner – Alyssa Carpenter

June 22, 2018

Congratulations to Alyssa Carpenter, our second place winner in our 8th annual What Makes a House a Home scholarship contest. Alyssa wrote a great essay about the comforts of her home. In her own words, “Being home means being comfortable.” –  “It’s where the people who love me the most in this world are waiting […]

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