Mad Dash for Trash

Join the Oly Pen Team at 9:00 AM on April 24th as we host the First Annual Mad Dash for Trash!  Sign up today.  The first 40 people to volunteer will receive a Grays Harbor Roots T shirt and fresh cinnamon roll from Savory Faire.  We also provide the bottled water and gloves. Why call it READ MORE

Oly Pen Offers Displaced Mall Business Owners FREE USE of 16’ Box Truck

Many of us in the community were disappointed in learning at the Shoppes at Riverside Mall had been deemed by engineers to be structurally unsound and thus, forced to close their doors. According to the firm that completed the assessment, there were multiple structural issues that needed to be mitigated before people could safely be READ MORE

Is Your Vacation Home Sitting Vacant

How Remote Work Can Power Your Vacation Home Sale The impact of our current crisis has been far reaching. Indeed, we are noticing dramatic changes in the way we live and work. Because of the pandemic the opportunity to work remotely has increased demand for homes located away from major centers of employment. The impact READ MORE

Shopping for Homes in a Virtual World

A New Way to Shop for Homes in a Virtual World From going to work to attending school, grocery shopping, and even in some cases seeing our doctors, the pandemic has forced us to change the way we live, work and shop.  We have become increasingly dependent on connecting remotely. Those of us in Grays READ MORE

Affordability High Despite Surging Home Values

With Home Values Surging, Is it Still Affordable to Buy Right Now? If you are among the Americans who are currently in the market to purchase a house then you are probably not surprised to learn that because of low inventory, home values are surging. Indeed, housing inventory is at an all-time low. just reported that there READ MORE

Knowledge Shortens Path to Homeownership

Learning the Fact Shortens the Path to Homeownership Making the decision to become a homeowner is the easy part. Now that the choice has been made it is important that would take some time and become familiar with exactly how we’re going to nurture the dream into reality.  From understanding the homebuying process to pre-approval and READ MORE

Will Low Mortgage Rates Remain the Trend in 2020

Will Low Mortgage Rates Remain the Trend in 2020? If you’re planning to buy a home and want to take advantage of today’s low rates, now is the time to do so. Don’t assume they’re going to stay this low forever.  The challenge with waiting is that you can easily miss this optimal window of READ MORE

Is Buying Today a Good Financial Decision?

Is Buying a Home Today a Good Financial Move? There is no question after have challenging his last year has been. With a pandemic ravaging the country coupled with the economic recession, many of us have felt the pain. Regardless, these challenging times have forced Americans to reevaluate the meaning of the word “home.”  It READ MORE

Are the Holidays a Good Time to Sell

Is Your Home on a Holiday Shoppers Must Have List? Well once again the holiday seasons are upon us. There seems to be more a shortage of time than there is of a shortage of the things to do. It is not uncommon that many homeowners who have been contemplating listing your house for sale READ MORE

Impact of Election and the Housing Market

Impact of Election and the Housing Market Today is Election Day! Over the last couple of months, as well as today, Americans are coming together to decide who is going to be the president for the next 4 years. While the decision we make will have a major impact on life in America, the residential READ MORE