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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.
If you've never been able to attend the Deschutes Duck Dash and want to know what exactly goes on there, take a look at these pictures and you'll get the general idea.     As you can gather from the name of the event and from these pictures, it's all about ducks...   ...ducks, which will be drop...
If you're German, are interested in Germany, or want to speak German, come join the Olympia German Club. Members get together once a month at Wagner's European Bakery in Olympia to speak German, talk about what's new in Germany, exchange German magazines or DVDs and have a gemuetliche Kaffeklats...
I recently had the opportunity to attend the Thurston County Housing Summit at Saint Martin's University and listened to experts from the Washington State Economic and Revenue Forecast Council, as well as  New Home Trends researchers and building professionals talk about the state of our local e...
  The first time home buyer tax credit expired April 30th, 2010 (with a few exceptions). The upswing in home sale activity shows that this incentive was effective in bringing buyers into the real estate market. If you plan on buying a home and you are kicking yourself because you did not take adv...
Don't miss the annual Deschutes Duck Dash, a rubber duck race put on by the Lacey Rotary Club, with proceeds benefiting local community organizations. Each year thousands of bright yellow rubber ducks get dropped over the Tumater Falls Park bridge. They are dumped, they descend and the ducks das...
In the world of dog mushing, the phrase which holds the highest regard is an "Honest Dog".An Honest Dog is one who gives his all, not just now and then, but every moment he is hooked up to the sled. You can tell an honest dog by his tight pull on the harness. Many sledding dogs, when fatigued, w...
  It's doesn't take much effort to freshen up your home's curb appeal. You can do a lot in just one afternoon and for less than $100.     1. Give your front door a shine by rubbing a thin layer of oil on it or applying a new coat of paint.2. Put a new welcome mat on the front stoop.3. Clean any c...
The Olympia Downtown Association organizes a Girls Night Out event each year in May. This year was the first time I attended, and it was a ton of fun.   Here's how it works. Participants reserve a pink shopping bag in advance at one of several predetermined locations. Bags can also be bought on ...
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