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Tumwater Real Estate & Homes for Sale in Washington

This historical city is nestled on the southern tip of Puget Sound, surrounded in the distance by the Olympic Mountains and the majestic site of a snow-capped Mount Rainier. Located less than a 10-minute drive south of the state capital, Olympia, Tumwater is a friendly community of approximately 13,000 residents. The name Tumwater originated from an Indian word, “tum-chuck,” meaning noisy water. The powerful, “noisy” water can be found at the lower falls of the DesChutes River, the site of the first Tumwater settlement. Centrally located on Interstate-5, Tumwater is a perfect launching point to visit the Puget Sound, Mt. Rainier, Mt. St. Helens, the Pacific Ocean beaches, and the Olympic Peninsula and rain forest. The city itself is a bustling center of activity. It boasts 10 parks and playgrounds, a golfing range and municipal golf course, an athletic club, and a new 14,000-square foot library. The Old Town Center is a full-service community resource center offering a wide range for free and low-cost recreational programs. Major employing industries in Tumwater include public administration and educational, health and social services. Students grades K-12 are served by the Tumwater School District. Residents who wish to pursue a degree in higher education find themselves in proximity to several colleges and universities. Housing options in Tumwater include single-family detached homes, estate properties, condominiums, townhouses and land lots. Residents of Tumwater enjoy a rich heritage, many recreational opportunities, surrounding beauty, and a safe, family-oriented community.

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The beauty of nature surrounding Tumwater is undeniable. The rugged Olympic Mountains rise in the distance. Many of the new homes being built in subdivisions, such as Sunrise Ridge, offer panoramic views of the snow-peaked mountains. Single-family detached home prices start in the low $100,000s. Newer homes with fireplaces and spacious lots in Black Hawk are priced in the high $200,000s. Large, beautiful estate properties with spacious lots with scenic hill, mountain, lake and panoramic views range in the high $300,000s. Condominiums and townhouses are priced from the low $100,000s to the low $200,000s. Land and lots are also available for custom development.

Tumwater Real Estate Stats and Trends for the week of April 21st, 2020: homes priced around $376,745 compared to $434,830 the previous week, showing a decrease of less than -15%.  For Tuesday, April 21st, the current national mortgage rate for a 30 year fixed mortgage is 4.51%; the 15 year fixed rate is at 3.90%. For a loan larger than conventional conforming loans, or 'jumbo' loan, the 30 year rate is 4.41%, while the 15 year jumbo rate currently is at 4.12%.

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