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Managing Real Estate Broker - Riley Jackson Real Estate Inc.
I'm a full service Realtor and Accredited Staging Professional with Riley Jackson Real Estate Inc. in the Olympia, Lacey, Yelm and Dupont area of Washington State. I specialize in single family residential properties and military relocation to and from Fort Lewis and McChord AFB. I provide community information real estate services and MLS listing searches in the South Sound area of Washingtron. My professional real estate services include marketing homes for sale and helping people buying a home or property. I'm also an accredited home stager and stage the homes of my seller clients as part of the listing process.
Feng Shui literally means "wind" and "water", and in Feng Shui water is associated with prosperity. Water is an essential element in our lives. It is where life is thought to have originated and it is necessary for survival. Most people associate water with as abundance, life, luxury and purity....
I was looking for a surprise getaway destination for me and my husband that is not too far from Olympia and discovered Edgefield, just outside of Portland.                   Edgefield Manor, built in 1911, used to be the Multnomah County's farm for poor people. The operation included a dairy, ga...
2622 Farmer Way SE Olympia, WA 98501 2622 Farmer Way SE Comfortable, low maintenance living with one master bedroom upstairs and one master bedroom on the main floor. Large loft can be used as an office or 4th bedroom (if enclosed). Interior Features: Family Room, Pantry, Den/Office, Dining Room...
I'm always on the look-out for unusual sights and special events in Olympia for my Olympia Uncovered blog. This morning on my way to work on Olympia's West Side, I came across this sight on Black Lake Boulevard.     I did a little bit of googling when I got back to the office and learned that Pas...
While leafing through some old files I found a sheet of paper with goose wisdom written by Charles R. Scott. I found what he wrote inspirational and want to pass it along, as it applies to this forum, business, as well as personal life: Do we have the sense of a goose? by Charles R. Scott In the...
You better believe it. Each year, as soon as Lake Fair opens, peculiar things start to happen along Olympia's Capitol Way Boulevard. Stakes are being pounded in the narrow strips of real estate between the side walks and the street. An out-of-towner might thing there is major land surveying goin...
al·fres·co   /ælˈfrɛskoʊ/ [al-fres-koh] -adverb 1. out-of-doors; in the open air: to dine alfresco. If you want to enjoy the nice weather and beautiful Olympia sights while going out to eat, there are plenty of restaurants in town to choose from that offer outside dining. Here are just a few of ...
  Our city is adorned with more painted buildings than any other city its size that I've ever been in. The paintings vary from lanscape and nature scenes, to modern art and Italianate wall frescoes. One can hardly go one block in downtown Olympia without getting a glimpse of wall art, and I'm no...
Home owners who are upside-down on their mortgage often don't know that there are alternatives to foreclosure. Of all the options available, foreclosure is likely the worst scenario.  There are several reasons mortgages can end up "under water" (meaning the amount of the mortgage exceeds the cur...
Steilacoom is a quaint little town on the shores of Puget Sound. From the looks of it you'd think it's a remote village from another era, but it's right near the hustle and bustle of cities like Tacoma and Olympia, and just a few miles from Interstate 5. Steilacoom happens to be the first incorp...

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