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Tumwater, Washington
Average Home Sizes and Asking Prices

Updated On: July 30, 2014
Zipcode Single Family Home Townhome or Condo
4 BR 3 BR #Lst 3 BR 2 BR #Lst
98501 2,600 sf $378,000 1,800 sf $275,000 14
98512 2,300 sf $251,000 1,900 sf $252,000 15


98501 - 3 Bedroom Homes
# of Listings and Avg Price*
 2 Years Ago  120   $313k
 1 Year Ago  134   $304k
 6 Months Ago   168   $300k
 1 Month Ago  8   $275k
 Today  8   $275k
*Averaged for 3 bedroom active listings



98512 - 3 Bedroom Homes
# of Listings and Avg Price*
 2 Years Ago  227   $311k
 1 Year Ago  260   $296k
 6 Months Ago   302   $294k
 1 Month Ago  13   $275k
 Today  13   $275k
*Averaged for 3 bedroom active listings



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Sold Price History in 98501
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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 July 28th, 2014: homes priced around $274,942 compared to $274,942 the previous week, to remain steady with no change in listing price.  For Wednesday, July 30th, the current national mortgage rate for a 30 year fixed mortgage is 4.29%; the 15 year fixed rate is at 3.23%. For a loan larger than conventional conforming loans, or 'jumbo' loan, the 30 year rate is 4.67%, while the 15 year jumbo rate currently is at 3.70%. You can calculate your mortgage rate with our mortgage calculators.  Get local info and homes for sale in Tumwater WA. View active real estate listings for different types of properties including new homes, houses for sale, foreclosures, short sales, and price reduced listings. Find information and property resources including prices of recently sold homes, neighborhood information, crime stats, home values, and schools in Tumwater to help you find the best home!

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