Scholarship Contest in Voting Phase!

May 6, 2019

The submission portion of our contest is now wrapped up and we are into our fan voting phase! We had another amazing response this year with 62 essays submitted to our contest. Please be sure to vote for your favorites through our website www.whatmakesahouseahome.com  – Voting is today through Friday, May 10th. The finalists will be […]

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7 Best Thurston County Restaurants With a View

April 30, 2019

With a population nearing 300,000, sweeping vistas of Puget Sound and big mountain views, there’s no shortage of people or picturesque landscapes in Thurston County, Washington. This serene setting also has a burgeoning food scene that’s often able to pair delicious menus with stunning atmospheres to create a one-of-a-kind dining experience. Though the county’s largest […]

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9th Annual Scholarship Contest

April 8, 2019

Our “What Makes a House a Home” college scholarship contest is in its ninth year.  Our independent judging panel will be awarding three scholarships at the end of May. This is a very rewarding program for us, not just in helping some great local high school students, but also in hearing their amazing stories of […]

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Rob Rice Homes Introduces New Golf Course Home Plan

April 2, 2019

Rob Rice Homes is thrilled to reveal their latest new house plan! The “Westminster” is currently under construction in a small, peaceful setting that is part of the master planned community of Meridian Campus in Lacey, Washington. This new home is situated perfectly to take in the views of the 16th Fairway of the Woodlands […]

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April Showers Bring May Flowers: Prepping Your Garden for Spring

April 1, 2019

Gardeners, rejoice! The temperatures have started to creep up, rain showers have slowed and any fallen snow is now long gone. The spring equinox, or what’s more commonly known as the first day of spring, has come and gone, and amateur growers and planters are ready to break out their trowels. But before you get […]

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14 Budget-Friendly Home Upgrades You Should Make This Year

March 2, 2019

Everybody wants to turn their house into their dream home, or at least make small updates here and there, but the thought of shelling out all that cash can be daunting. Whether you’re refreshing your space or getting ready to sell, renovating your home is a huge financial decision. Fortunately, a complete renovation is not […]

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How to Beat the Winter Blues By Bringing Mother Nature Indoors

February 4, 2019

Did you know that Mother Nature is actually good for your health? Science tells us— it’s a fact! And while we are so fortunate to live in a place so dedicated to preserving the natural beauty that surrounds us, we can’t always have access to it in these colder months. With the days still short […]

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New Year, New Tech: The Best Smart Home Technology for 2019

January 11, 2019

With technology continuing to be a growing presence in every aspect of life, the home is no exception especially as new technology becomes available. And new technology is not just a cool gadget — it is also built for functionality in and around the house and office. Homeowners are continuously presented with a versatile selection […]

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Rob Rice Homes – Campus Peak

December 14, 2018

What do Cle Elum, Port Orchard and Lacey have in common? Besides being cities in Washington, they are all locations where you can buy a newly constructed home on a golf course. A quick search of the Northwest Multiple Listing Service shows that there are fewer than 40 brand new homes for sale throughout almost […]

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Eat Local This Winter: The 62 Best Seasonal Recipes Using Ingredients Grown in Washington

December 3, 2018

As each year ends, a new season arrives. And with it an array of beautifully fresh ingredients that offer you comfort from the cold. From hearty root vegetables to the bright leafy greens, winter produce delivers a surprising range of flavors for you to enjoy. Not only will your palate be impressed, but there are […]

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