Olympia, WAOlympian

Should Olympia make developers pay for affordable housing?

In late March, The Milestone Companies, the developer behind a multifamily housing project known as West Bay Yards, made a “final offer” to the city of Olympia. The offer, a $250,000 contribution to the city’s affordable housing Home Fund, came a few days before city council was scheduled to vote on a 15-year development agreement for the largest new housing project downtown Olympia has seen in decades. It was approved, allowing the project to move forward.
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South Sound Home Prices Surge in May

The median sales price of single-family homes in five South Sound counties rose between 23 percent and 35 percent in May versus May 2020, according to figures released Monday by the Northwest Multiple Listing Service (NWMLS). The median sales price of a home in Pierce County last month hit $510,000,...
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Thurston County, WAOlympian

Up, up and away: Thurston County median price rises to a new high

The Thurston County residential housing market is on some kind of trajectory. Month after month it seems the median price of a single-famliy home here continues to rise, and it rose sharply again in May, up 23 percent to $452,000 from May 2020, according to new data released Monday by Northwest Multiple Listing Service.
Olympia, WAwashingtonwaterfronts.com

0 Xxxx Pleasant Glade Rd NE Olympia, WA 98502

Olympia Real Estate at 0 Xxxx Pleasant Glade Rd Ne Olympia, WA 98502. Description: The real estate listing at 0 Xxxx Pleasant Glade Rd Ne Olympia, WA 98502 with the MLS# 1780182 has been on the Olympia market for 1 days. This property located in the Hawks Prairie subdivision is currently listed for $3,500,000.
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Thurston County, WAThe Daily World

Up, up and away as Thurston Co. home price rise to new high

The Thurston County residential housing market is on some kind of trajectory. Month after month it seems the median price of a single-famliy home here continues to rise, and it rose sharply again in May, up 23 percent to $452,000 from May 2020, according to new data released Monday by Northwest Multiple Listing Service.
Olympia, WAthurstontalk.com

Rightsizing Your Life at Harbor Heights

We need different things from our homes at different phases of our lives. Just starting out, any apartment will do so long as it’s yours. Then we long to settle into something bigger, perhaps with a yard or extra bedrooms for a growing family. But after the kids are grown and you tire of endless maintenance and renovation, it’s time to think about the next phase. Some refer to it as downsizing but at downtown Olympia’s Harbor Heights, it’s a perfect opportunity to rightsize.
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NOTICE-property rights for the SR 509 SPUR

The State of Washington, Department of Transportation (WSDOT) is acquiring property and/or property rights for the SR 509 SPUR, ALEXANDER AVE. VICINITY TO JCT. SR 99 project. Negotiations to acquire the property described below have reached an impasse so WSDOT is preparing to submit this acquisition to the Attorney General’s Office to pursue the acquisition through a condemnation action. This is done to assure that the rights of individual property owners and the right of all the taxpayers of the state are equally protected.
Olympia, WAthurstontalk.com

The Trena Belsito Worthington Home Is a Legacy in Olympia Women’s History

While a house can tell the story of those who lived in inside, it can also contain the story of the builder’s motivation. The Georgian style brick home at 408 27th Avenue in East Olympia tells the story of an incredibly ambitious woman who dreamed of its creation from floorplans to chandeliers. Trena Belsito Worthington, native Olympian, attorney and homebuilder, leaves behind a legacy and inspiration in her historical register homes. The 27th Avenue, Wildwood neighborhood home is the third among her homes to be given historic recognition and was added to the Olympia Heritage Register in 2016.
Seattle, WAseattlemet.com

Rainier Valley and Rainier Beach Neighborhood Guide

In real estate terms, Rainier Valley and Rainier Beach are hot right now. Houses fly off the market in these South Seattle communities along the western flank of Lake Washington. With that popularity comes some trepidation. While other areas near light rail stops have seen luxury developments go up and longtime residents move out, these neighborhoods have experienced less upheaval than others since the Link arrived. A deep-rooted cultural medley abides in the vicinity of Kubota Garden and the basketball courts where more than a few NBA players first starred. Even a globetrotter would be impressed by the geographic diversity of the cuisine here. It’s this eclectic mix, not a commuter train in a nascent era of hybrid workplaces, that will continue to make this stretch of Seattle such an attractive place to live.
Olympia, WAmrsc.org

Expanding Affordable Housing Options Through Missing Middle Housing

In 2019, we wrote a two-part blog series on the City of Olympia’s experience adopting an ordinance to increase ‘missing middle’ housing options in low-density neighborhoods. Missing middle housing options include small-scale, multi-unit housing, such as duplexes, triplexes, townhouses, backyard cottages (i.e., accessory dwelling units or ADUs), and courtyard-style apartments. As we wrote then, allowing and encouraging these housing types can provide more affordable living options, help cities accommodate future population increases without sprawl, increase walkability, and support neighborhood businesses.
Thurston County, WAthurstontalk.com

Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Northwest Home Team’s Spring 2021 Housing Forecast

Our weather is still late-spring fickle but around Thurston County, the residential housing market is summertime hot. There are many multi-story apartment and condominium buildings popping up around town but for those in the market to buy their next—or forever—detached home, it’s an unusually tight race. Steve and Jessica Poulos and their team at Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Northwest Home Team know what to look for, when to take the plunge and what’s coming down the line.
Olympia, WAwashingtonwaterfronts.com

6117 85th Ave NE Olympia, WA 98516

Olympia Real Estate at 6117 85th Ave Ne Olympia, WA 98516. Description: The real estate listing at 6117 85th Ave Ne Olympia, WA 98516 with the MLS# 1769876 has been on the Olympia market for 1 days. This property located in the Olympia subdivision is currently listed for $300,000. GeoCoordinates:
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1926 53rd Ave SE Olympia, WA 98501

Olympia Real Estate at 1926 53rd Ave Se Olympia, WA 98501. Description: The real estate listing at 1926 53rd Ave Se Olympia, WA 98501 with the MLS# 1766465 has been on the Olympia market for 1 days. This property located in the Lacey subdivision is currently listed for $2,000,000. GeoCoordinates:
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Home Values are Surging in Lacey, Washington

In the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. home sales slumped. Since then, however, the market has come roaring back — and rising demand, in conjunction with a relatively low supply of housing, has caused home values to surge. According to estimates from Zillow, a Seattle-based real estate data company, between March 2020 and […]