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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.
The findings of a national study of more than 130 million residential housing units were released by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. HUD's 2009 American Housing Survey (AHS) was first conducted in 1973 and allows analysts to trace the characteristics of U.S. housing units a...
What's better than a Fourth of July picnic? A Fourth of July picnic, parade, festival and fireworks! The city of Tumwater invites you to the Tumwater Valley Golf Course for an old-fashioned 4th of July parade in the morning, and a family picnic and festival followed by fireworks at night. The "R...
The city of Olympia recently had a new traffic circle installed at the intersection of Boulevard Rd. and Log Cabin Rd. It commissioned Seattle artist Steve Jensen to carve 12 8-foot tall pillars from naturally fallen old-growth timber. Each pillar has a different design, base on themes of nature...
Naturally Realtors are in a position to hook their clients up with contractors, lenders or moving companies, but more often than not, we help and connect people in all kinds of other situations, too. We work with so many different entities that we're the perfect people to create connections.  I ...
    Although the Fourth of July is celebrated as America's birthday, the birthday of the American flag was on June 14th, 1777. Each year the anniversary of the official adoption of The Stars and Stripes is observed as Flag Day. Every year a celebration of Flag Day is held at the Lacey, WA flag pa...
Did you know that the Olympia Farmers' Market is the second largest farmers' market in the State of Washington, second only after Pike Place Market? It not only offers local quality organic produce, meats, herbs, clams & oysters, breads & pastries, fresh dairy products, plants and flowers, but a...
There's a difference between a home that freakishly sticks out and makes you shake your head every time you drive by, and a whimsical home with a little bit of an attitude. I love the homes with an attitude. The freaks, not so much. I feel really sorry for the neighbors who have to live next to ...
Sustainable, "green" landscaping and gardening is not a difficult undertaking. Just a few different approaches, or changes in habit will help preserve our environment. Shrink your lawn and replace the space with native grasses, trees and bushes instead. This will help conserve water and will req...
Have we reached bottom yet? This is the question i hear most from home sellers. In the South Puget Sound area we didn't have a bubble that burst. What our market experienced was more like a hot air balloon, that after a high light, has steadily descended toward ground. Like all things cyclical, ...
  I'm sorry, but suburban sights like these are a nightmare to me. These are developments that are stamped from the ground in a blink of an eye and offer nothing more than storage for humans and their stuff. Streets are on straight grids, homes are built "dress right dress" with very little vari...

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