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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.
Who would dream of finding a gem at a land fill? Well, the Tacoma landfill is site of the EnviroHouse, a treasure chest of "green" building ideas. From the kitchen counters made of 40% post recycled product, energy efficient appliances, and cork floors, to No VOC paint, roofing made from recycle...
Every year Relay for Life events bring together millions of people and millions of dollars to help fight and prevent cancer, to save lives and diminish suffering. I'm part of the "Fighting for Candles" team, and we have already raised over $3,000 this year. I've designed the ad on the left, whic...
Anderson island is just a 20 minute ferry ride away from Steilacoom, WA, yet it's a world apart. As the ferry slips from the mainland, and the sight of Mount Rainier moves into the distance, the Island visitor leaves behind the hustle and bustle of city life and enters Island Life, where the onl...
Today was the day the new "hands-free" law went into effect and drivers can now be fined $124 for driving while holding a cell phone to their ear. One of my friends received one such ticket this afternoon. And yes, you read this right: ..."to their ear". Drivers can simply switch the phone to sp...
Did you know that JB Lewis-McChord has more than 40,000 military personnel stationed at the installation? That's a city the size of Olympia. With dependent family members, the population of JB Lewis-McChord is more than 100,000 people. The corps of civilian employed at the installation numbers o...
Olympia's South Capitol Neighborhood consists of over 400 well preserved homes, varying in styles from the English cottage look, Spanish style, to Victorian and Craftsman. In 1991 the entire South Capitol Neighborhood was listed on the National Register of Historic places.   The decline in home ...
While completing my studies for the Senior Real Estate Specialist designation, I've had the chance to get a tour of Olympia's Capitol Place Retirement Community. Eventually there comes a time when seniors are ready to focus more on themselves and no longer want to devote precious time on maintai...
    While walking through Tumwater Falls Park, I noticed a goose wading in the water at the bottom of the waterfall. It kept pacing back and forth and it took me a while to notice the focus of the goose's attention right before my eyes. A nest of goose eggs laid in the middle of a concrete pile i...
The Flower Lady on the corner of North St. and Cleveland Avenue is one of my favorite Olympia sights. She's always dressed for the occasion and pulls off being sparkly without appearing gaudy. The Flower Lady looks simply fabulous, despite being a full figured multiple X plus size. However does ...
The much anticipated market data for May 2010 has just been published by the Northwest MLS. It was expected that the First Time Home Buyer Tax Credit incentive, that expired for most buyers at the end of April, would have an impact on the market data... and it did. Numbers for "pending" sales, w...

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