Shawn and Robin Rogness's Blog Posts

The Team Is Growing

We at the Rogness Group are very excited about the recent additions to our team.  Laura Kinne and Christopher Lewis have joined us as Buyer Specialists!  Laura has been part of the team

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Communities That Surround JBLM

Check out these great homes that are a short distance from Joint Base Lewis

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Luxury Homes In Pierce And Thurson Counties

We all love to dream about beautiful homes and what it would be like to own one.  Some people are fortunate to be able to own these beautiful properties. Check out some of thesw Luxury;

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New Homes In Lacey And Puyallup

Looking for a new or resale home in Lacey or Puyallup?  Check out the inventory.  There are a lot of presale, under construction, and finished NEW homes available, but HURRY, as most

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Seller Services

2014 has been an amazing year!  Buyers were out in full force looking for homes and snatching up available inventory.  There were many multiple offer situations, where Sellers received

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Price Reduced Non Distressed Homes Around JBLM

There is still time to have a home before 2015!!! Sellers are eager to sell as the selling season slows down, and price reductions are popping up. There are over 200+ non-distressed homes

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Client Testimonials

Client TestimonialsSince 2006, The Mills Group has received numerous client, buyer and seller, reviews and company awards for our real estate services. ...Here are the highlights!We hope that this

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Live Close To JBLM In Dupont

Your military career may have taken you around the world already, but if you now find yourself stationed at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, you might want to look for a home and put down some roots in the

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Dupont Fall Festival

There's plenty to do in Dupont, and you can always find great ways to get involved in your community. Be sure to mark your calendar for the Fall Festival, so you don't forget to attend. You wouldn't

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Dupont City Wide Garage Sale

If you missed the city-wide garage sale in Dupont in June, don't worry.  There's another one coming up. It's held between 8am and 3pm on Saturday, September 13th. It's for the entire city, and

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Lacey Has The Home You Are Looking For

If you're interested in a home in the Olympia area, but you don't want to be right in the city, there are some great suburbs and surrounding cities you can consider. One of those is Lacey, where you

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Get A Taste Of Olympia At The Farmers Market

The Olympia Farmer's Market is located on N. Capitol Way, so it's easy to find from nearly anywhere in the city. There are vendors and entertainers there, and you can also volunteer if you want to

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Joint Base Lewis McChord Communities On Facebook

If you are PCSing to Joint Base Lewis-McChord, check out the JBLM Communites page on Facebook.  http://www.facebook.com

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Free Community Festivals In Olympia

If you're looking for some great, free things to do in Olympia WA, you can find all kinds of enjoyable activities. Every Wednesday evening in the month of August, Sylvester Park is home to Music in

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Public Art In The City Of Olympia

From modern and traditional works to high-end graffiti, there are a number of public works of art in Olympia. An ordinance was passed in 1990 that set aside money and time for art projects

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Enjoy Concerts In The Park In Puyallup

Throughout August, you can find great concerts in the park in Puyallup. They're held at Pioneer Park and Bradley Lake Park, so you can head to the outdoor venue you like best or the one that's

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Olympia Real Estate Market

There are some great Olympia homes for sale right now, but with the current market you'll want to move quickly as the home inventory is changing quickly.  Both buyers and sellers are enjoying a

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Beautiful Home In Tumwater

This home is now PENDING!!!!!  This gorgeous home and a popular Wellington plan, features a downstairs den, high ceilings in the entry and hallway, 4 bedrooms, a desirable open floorplan with

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HOURLY LISTING UPDATES

HOURLY new listing updates are here!!!   Many people are not aware that when a home is listed on the MLS by a Realtor, the front end consumer may not see that listing right away.  

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Community Videos

There are great communities in Thurston and Pierce counties.   As a Realtor, I move around to many locations....Lacey, Olympia, Puyallup, Spanaway, etc..  Recently I started

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Your Private Oasis On The Golf Course In Lacey Wa

Just Listed!!! New Lacey Home for Sale!GORGEOUS 3 Car & Golf Course View home! Open concept design, inviting 3298 sq ft, 5bd, 2.75ba home. Downstairs bedroom (optional Den) has private bath

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Campus Meadows In Meridian Campus Lacey

As a Realtor, I drive a lot...25,000 miles per year to be exact.  I just looked at my odometer.  Wow! I visit some really nice neighborhoods.  As people are searching for listings,

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A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words

A picture is worth a thousand words!The South Puget Sound communities are a great place to call home. Many people are relocating to this area from other states, and most are

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Immaculate Home In Lacey

NEW Listing!!!  4323 Rigi St SE, Lacey WA 98503 MLS#611116This immaculate 4 bedroom home will captivate you from the moment you walk through the front door. The hardwood floors are

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JBLM Communities In Pictures

If you live in an around the Joint Base Lewis McChord (JBLM) areas (Lacey, Olympia, Dupont, Lakewood, Tacoma, Spanaway, Puyallup, Yelm), or if you are moving to the area soon, check out my JBLM

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Amazing Area In Lacey WA

Beautiful Trail In Lacey WAI posted the picture below on my JBLM Communities page and it generated a lot of LIKES and comments.  I thought that I would share this with the rest of the group

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UPDATE Received Offer 1st Day On The Market

UPDATE:  RECEIVED OFFER 1ST DAY!!!!  Home is now PENDINGIf you or anyone that you know is looking to sell a home, don't hesitate to contact me.  I have many ways to advertise the home

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Acreage Home In Yelm With Mt Rainier Views

Gorgeous Mt. Rainier views from this beautiful home on 5 acres. Minutes from Yelm and approx. 20 minutes from JBLM.This spacious home offers:3 large Bedrooms, a Bonus Room with a large

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Start With A Loan Pre Approval

It's Time to Get Pre-Approved for a LoanBegin your home search by being pre approved for a loan early on in the process.  It is really important to know what you will be able to afford, what

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The Time Is Now

There is competitive advantage in knowledge, but very few decision makers know how to harness it… You have to be strategic about it. Martin Ihrig Professor of Management, The Wharton School of

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Home Inspections Vs Home Appraisals

The Differences Between Home Inspections and Home AppraisalsInspections and Appraisals are often confused as one event.  They are in fact, two separate events, both serving a different

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Your Home Is You

Home is where the heart is.  It's a place to create new memories and cherish the ones already made.  Home is where we come to relax, and to see the ones we love. For many of us a home is

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VA Buyers Home Check Chart

To purchase a home with a VA loan, a property must pass the VA's set of Minimum Property Requirements.  Check this quick chart to find out what to look for in a home if you plan on using

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Seattle Home Show

SEATTLE HOME SHOW NOW-SUN Feb 23Celebrate all that’s new and bright for your home and garden. Seminars, Marketplace, Idea Street, Outdoor Living and Wine Tasting, and more at CenturyLink

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Brand New Homes

New homes are in various stages of construction...from presale to completed.  If you have time and would like to pick all of your interior options and colors, a presale home may be a great

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Lets Talk Monthly Payments

I found this really good but simple chart on a blog by Colin Robertson, The Truth About Mortgage.  The chart illustrates Principal and Interest payments, based on the price and the

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First Time Home Buyer Tips

Buying a first home is an exciting process.  It will likely be the home that you will remember the most, and will have the fondest memories of.  It will likely also be the home that will

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Why Work With Accredited Buyer Representatives

Top Reasons To Work with Us as Exclusive Buyer's Agents! We are Accredited Buyer Representatives (ABR). We have earned the designation based on our exceptional Buyer representation track record,

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New Homes Then And Now

I have been in real estate long enough to have experienced the crazy appreciation of the mid 2000’s and have seen the bottom fall out of the housing market with the great recession of the last

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There Is No Place Like Home Sweet Home

After walking through a gazillion homes in three back to back appointments yesterday, driving into my garage and walking inside my house to see my kids, was the most amazing feeling.  I

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School Reviews And Information

If you are new to the South Puget Sound area or if you have plans or PCS orders to JBLM, you may have questions about schools. In  general: Homes in Olympia WA Olympia School District.

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Home Warranty

NEW HOMES – When you purchase a brand new home, you will receive a new home warranty from the builder.  Not all new home warranties are equal, so it’s important to know exactly what you

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Whats My Home Worth

Many of our website visitors are future Sellers looking to get an idea of what their home is currently worth.  The best way to get an accurate value of the home is to have a Comparative

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Free VA Loan Workshop At Cabelas In Lacey On Jan 11th

If you are considering VA financing, the upcoming workshop is a great opportunity to learn about your VA loan benefits.  Don't miss it!!!!Here is a note from the workshop:...

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Olympia Home Prices On The Rise

Good news for Olympia Real Estate as Olympia home prices continue to climb.  In December 2013, the median sales price for Olympia single family homes was $236,640.  That is a 5.8%

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Lacey WA Median Home Prices Up In November

Lacey home prices continue to rebound with the housing market.  In November the median sales price, in Lacey, was $229,975.  That is a 9.5% increase over one year ago.  The number

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Puyallup Median Home Prices Up

Puyallup Median Home Prices up 18.3% in November 2013  As the market continues to rebound, Puyallup prices continue to climb and inventory remains stable.  In November, Puyallup had 3

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Winter Can Be A Great Time To Buy A Home

If you have been thinking about purchasing a home but are unsure if you should wait until Spring or when the best time to buy is, consider this:  The highest number of home sales, occur

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Not All Listing Agents Are Created Equal

Selling a home is a big decision in one’s life.  The process often starts a few months before the actual sale.  For some however, the decision to sell a home may come suddenly. 

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Buying A Home Sight Unseen

I bet that even reading the title of this post made some of you cringe. How could someone sign on the dotted line for an investment so large that they have never seen in person? 

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Fantasy Lights In Spanaway

Spanaway Park is getting ready for the 19th annual Fantasy Lights, and decorations are going up all over the park.  The opening day is less than a month away, and past park visitors are

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FREE VA Loan Benefits Workshop

FREE VA Loan Benefits Workshop!!! If you would like to find out about VA loan benefits, don't miss this great workshop presented by Veterans United Home Loans. Learn who qualifiesVA 

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Homeowner Associations

I work with a lot of clients who move to the area, looking for homes in Olympia, Lacey, Puyallup and surrounding communities, and the following question comes up quite often: “ Do I have to

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New Dupont Grocery Store

Big news for Dupont today!  Today was the grand opening of the ‘General  Store’….the first grocery store for Dupont in over 46 years.  Residents have been waiting for this

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What Is A Comparative Market Analysis

Chances are that if you own a home, you have at one point or another, received a postcard in the mail from a Realtor, offering to do a free CMA on your home.  Are you familiar with what a

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This Is Home

This adorable video is the winner of the Coldwell Banker, Life, Camera, Action Contest.Not only is it cute, but it represents all the wonderful aspects of home ownership. !

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6 Easy Steps To Becoming A First Time Homebuyer

Buying a home is exciting! The thought of starting a new chapter in your life, having a piece of property that you can call your own, and establishing yourself as part of a community are all

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Fall Is Here

It’s that time of the year when we start to think of Fall things to do.  Summer is over.  Yikes!  That went by quickly.  That said, we had a gorgeous summer here in the

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Home Inspections

I am often asked if a home inspection is necessary.  The short answer is YES. First, what is a home inspection and what does a home inspection cover?  A home inspection is a visual

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Olympia Hands On Childrens Museum

With the winter fast approaching, many parents in the Olympia area will be wondering what to do when those rainy days finally arrive.  While going to one of many regional parks is fun for a

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Olympia Farmers Market Change Of Seasons

The Olympia Farmers Market supports both a healthy lifestyle and the local economy by promoting small local growers and vendors to the Olympia area residents.  With over 70 vendors, the

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Lacey Gateway Town Center Looks To Be Back On Track

For those who live near Cabelas in Lacey, it has been a long time since they broke ground on the Lacey Gateway Project.  Cabelas has been isolated just off of I5 near the Hawks Prairie, exit

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Do The Puyallup

It’s that time of year again.  We’ve had a great summer in the Pacific Northwest but Fall is in the air and that means the Fair!  The Washington State Fair (commonly referred to as

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JBLM PCS

There are a lot of people moving to Pierce and Thurston Counties.  Many of new residents work at the Joint Base Lewis McChord (JBLM).   If you are moving to the area and will be

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