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Welcome to Olympia and Thurston County News! 

This page will be dedicated to information via links to articles and publications for living in Olympia and Thurston  County. The articles may be about real estate, mortgages, schools, communities, events and other items of interest to those living or planning to relocate here. 


Finally, a good data point for housing - McClatchy Washington Bureau, May 28, 2015
Pending home sales rose for the fourth consecutive month and hit their highest level in nine years, the National Association of Realtors reported Thursday.

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Stylish Olympia house from 'Mad Men' era makes historic register - The Olympian, Andy Hobbs, May 27, 2015
Residential home prices were were up in Pierce County in October, while the number of pending sales declined. Thurston County saw the opposite effect, with pending sales up and prices down, the Northwest Multiple Listing Service reported Tuesday.

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Home prices up in Pierce County in October, dip in Thurston - The Olympian, Rolf Boone, November 5, 2013
Residential home prices were were up in Pierce County in October, while the number of pending sales declined. Thurston County saw the opposite effect, with pending sales up and prices down, the Northwest Multiple Listing Service reported Tuesday.

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Thurston homes sales said to be in "recovery mode" - The Olympian, Rolf Boone, August 7, 2013
The Thurston County housing market had another strong month as sales rose in the year-over-year July period according to the Northwest Multiple Listing Service data released Tuesday.

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Boost in housing market rippling through industry
- The Olympian, Rolf Boone, July 12, 2013
The Thurston County residential housing market is off to its best start in years through June, with sales ahead of last year’s pace by more than 20 percent, the result of an improving economy and still-low mortgage interest rates.

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Thurston homes sales rise again, but not their prices
- The Olympian, Rolf Boone, July 4, 2013
Thurston County home sales rose 11 percent in June, another month of year-over-year gains in the housing market, according to Northwest Multiple Listing Service data released Wednesday.

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Thurston consumer, business confidence rises in Q2
- The Olympian, Rolf Boone, June 30, 2013
Thurston County consumer, executive and small business owner confidence rose sharply in the second quarter of the year, likely driven higher by the improved state of financial, job and real estate markets, a new survey has found.

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Property values finally up, as county mails tax assessments - The Olympian, Rolf Boone, June 4, 2013
Thurston County property valuation notices, also known as assessment notices, were mailed Friday, and for the first time in a long time, they brought some welcome news: Property values have gone up rather than down. Read more...

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Real Estate Market Improving in Washington - AP News, Nicholas K. Gernios, May 9, 2013
The residential real estate market improved in Washington state for the third quarter in a row, according to a report released Thursday by the University of Washington.  Read more...

Thurston housing sales, prices continue to increase - The Olympian, Rolf Boone May 7, 2013
Thurston County home sales and prices rose in April, extending a streak of improved housing data to four months, according to Northwest Multiple Listing Service data released Monday. Read more...

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Economist says housing better, except foreclosures - The Olympian, Rolf Boone January 24, 2013
A top economist with the National Association of Realtors delivered a mostly positive housing message to the Washington Realtors Association on Wednesday, but said more needs to be done about the state’s “shadow” inventory of homes, a term to describe foreclosed or bank-owned properties.  Read more...

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