Early Snow Day in Olympia

It’s official. The warm weather has made it’s exit, and has left the door wide open for winter to make its entrance.

One thing you can count on in the Pacific Northwest is the diverse weather we have. One day can be sunny and warm and the next can be pouring down rain. And no two years are the same. Why, just yesterday morning, we were surprised with a rain/snow mix that turned into just under an inch of snow, tying for the record of earliest snow fall in Olympia (the earliest being Nov. 3, 1973, when 1.4 inches fell).

If you like a variety of weather in the seasons, Olympia may be the perfect place for you.

New Listing – 245 Clay Ct SE, Lacey, WA 98513

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Beautifully updated home situated in its own park-like setting on a corner lot. New countertops, new fixtures in bath, new wood & carpet flooring throughout main floor. Main floor: formal living, dining, kitchen with eating space, family room, laundry and bathroom. Upper floor is 3 bedrooms with newly done bath areas. Outside siding newly painted, clean roof, and outdoor park-like with plenty of room for RV parking or your toys.

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New Listing – Stunning Custom Home

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Stunning 2-story, 5006 SF custom home w/open floor plan, walls of windows & expansive storage capacity. Abundance of picture windows & sliding glass doors bring the outside in. Tongue & groove ceilings run the entire length of home. Open beams w/steel plating allow for magnificent vaulted ceilings. Built by local logger – all wood was milled on site. 2nd story deck wraps around entire home. Enjoy dinner on the back deck, & the sounds of Eaton Creek outside the master bedroom. A true work of art.

9721 Yelm Hwy SE, Olympia, WA 98512

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New Listing – 6410 Littlerock Rd SW, Tumwater, WA 98512

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Great starter home in an ideal location!

Rambler in convenient Tumwater location. Beautiful hardwood flooring throughout and charming fireplace. Double car garage provides room for a shop. Has a fully fenced-in yard. Backyard provides shade and privacy in quiet neighborhood. Home shows both quality and character. Within close proximity to I-5, shopping, and Trosper Lake Park.

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New Listing – 1910 Evergreen Park Dr SW 602, Olympia, WA 98502

 

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Amazing New Listing – Once in a life time Condo, rarely available in Olympia.

Completely renovated upscale condo w/urban vibe. 1625 SF with 2 BR, 2 BA, media room (surround sound)/library room. Perfect gourmet kitchen w/granite countertops, custom cabinets, high-end appliances (Sub-Zero/Wolf/Miele). Entry access controlled building. Amazing breathtaking views – Courthouse hill in West Olympia overlooking the Capitol, Mt. Rainier, Capital Lake, and Downtown Olympia. Watch the sun glisten off Mt. Rainier and the city lights below as you relax in one of a kind high-end Condo.

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Summit Lake Water-Front

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When you think of waterfront in the woods with a cabin and friends and adventures await you usually will go towards the movie “The Great Outdoors”.

This cabin on Summit Lake is what I think of with regards to the movie “The Great Outdoors”. When you look around all you see is trees, and the water is beautiful with 2 docks on the property and a boat house. The cabin with 2 bedrooms and bath make you feel right at home and the solid new deck really allow you to relax and enjoy the wilderness settings. If your style is fishing, relaxing and just taking in the surroundings, this is you lake front home.

Waterfront living & views! Adorable 2 BR cottage right on Summit Lake in a great location with a deck overlooking the lake, boathouse, and has 2 docks. Adjoining property has a fire pit. Sited on a private lane. 3 parcels total included in sale with over 100 feet of waterfront.

Link to see more pictures and details on the Lake front cabin home.

Summit Lake Cabin home Link

Amazing Smart Home on 5 Acres – w/ 360 Views

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You know when you have that perfect balance of elegance and spacious living, this home is the place. The home sits on 5+ acres in Tumwater SD on top of Sunset Ridge. Unobstructed Mt. Rainier and Capital Peak views surround this beautiful 4197 square foot custom two story Craftsman. Extensive custom woodwork and cabinets, Brazilian granite and Brazilian cherry hardwoods enrich this open floor plan which includes the Master on the main floor, 3 bedrooms, 2 offices, large bonus room and an oversized 3 car garage. Room to expand with a shop and sport court.

You are living the country dream, and only minutes from amenities and 20 miles from downtown Olympia, and only 60 miles to Seattle.

For more information and pictures please click the link below.

Home listing Link

Wind and No power – Home quality of Life

When the wind is blowing and of course in Washington State the trees are abundant, which equals branches falling on power lines everywhere. Which means disrupted or no power for hours to maybe a day or two for you and your home.

When looking at buying or building a home. A major question should be is the house wired for a generator?

Yes you can be like be, I have a generator from Cabela’s. And the generator works great. Here are the issues though. I am running my extension cords from the side of the home where I have my generator behind the fence. Then the cords go through the garage door in to the house and I plug in the key essentials, Fridge, phone and any items we would like to have the luxury of usage. It definitely works and is a nice way to get a little bit of power. Plus we have the wood burning fireplace for some heat. But every time the power goes out, I always say, “I wish my house was wired for a generator”.

Then all I would have to do is start the generator on the outside of my home. It is wired in to the house and I have the selected items I want on the generator running. No extension cords, no trying to figure out which items I can use. It is all setup and running. Now I will admit it is kinda of fun, running the extension cords and really feel like I am trying to survive a zombie apocalypse, but after the few times, yay I’m good. And the next house I buy or build, will be wired for a generator.

Commerical Properties

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Right now you are starting to see a change in the Commerical real estate market. There is more and more commercial properties coming on the market, and they are selling just as fast if they are a good deal in core density locations (ideal location – down town core areas).

Lets make this very easy population keeps growing, more and more people are moving back to the city life. The downtown city locations only have one choice and that is to grow bigger and up. If you are buying a building in a downtown location that you know the city will have to expand some day out and up, just wait to be bought out. And in the mean time lease out your building and just collect on the money. This is not the fast a quick way to make money, you are now in this for the long haul and patience is key. Buy the building that is older and needs some love, but can easily be leased out because of its location. Keep the lease going for 10-30 years, and when that time comes you building will be worth multiples of 2-10 what you paid for it. Plus you were making a small amount on the side well waiting to cash out on that Commerical building.

So if you want advice or where I would recommend to look on key downtown core areas to buy a Commerical building. Please contact myself, I love finding key buildings to invest in. Way put the money in a back and make a little bit, when its so much more fun to invest in Commerical buildings, where you know the only way there is to go is UP.

Ron Rougeaux – Contact Link

Beautiful Family home for sale in Olympia – Washington

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When the weather is changing and spring is almost upon us, the beautiful homes start to spring up more and more. This is the best opportunity to start and find an amazing place to live. Here is the perfect family home in a great neighborhood that is extremely convenient for the family to all the stores and for the parents on travel time as the main roads are just a skip down the road.

Amazing house, feels brand new. 2 story, 2500 SF, 3 BR, 2.5 BA, huge bonus rm & living rm. Set in a great neighborhood w/private view of backyard. Many upgrades thru-out. Bamboo hardwood flooring on main floor, tile backsplash, SS appliances, gas fireplace in living rm, AC. Fully fenced w/cement pad wrapping around home. Upgraded granite, extra sink in garage, crown molding, & extra recessed lighting thru-out. Gas hookup for BBQ. Perfect commute to JBLM, schools & stores. Country living in town.

4217 17th Way Ne – Home Link