Ramblers for sale in Olympia, Lacey and Tumwater WA

Ramblers for sale in Olympia, Lacey and Tumwater WA are hot properties and are desired homes for residents in the Thurston County, WA area.

Search here for the current ramblers for sale in Olympia, Lacey, Tumwater and surrounding areas of Thurston County. 

What is a rambler?

A rambler is a single-story home.  Some may call it a ranch.  Others call it the perfect floor plan!


Why are ramblers desirable?

No stairs!   The convenience of not having to navigate stairs is appealing to a wide range of buyers.  Young, old, single, married with kids, empty-nesters and multi-generational buyers all find value in ramblers over 2-story homes.


Why are new construction ramblers hard to find?

In our Olympia, Lacey and Tumwater areas, brand new ramblers are available but not as many as buyers would like.  Many of the new subdivisions have lots that are too narrow and small to fit a rambler. Therefore, many of the ramblers for sale will be older homes on larger lots (10,000 SF+ lots).


Do ramblers have good re-sale value?

In my opinion, absolutely!  With an aging population who is living longer and who is more apt to modify their home than to move to some type of an assisted-living facility, ramblers will continue to have a very strong appeal for buyers.  Every day in my own real estate practice, most of my buyers want ramblers.


If you are looking specifically for a brand new rambler, contact me today and I can easily find those for you and set up that search.  Or if you’d like to narrow down the rambler search by price, location, size, etc., I can help with that, too.  Contact me today to find your next rambler home!



Ramblers (one-story homes) for sale in Olympia WA

Ramblers (one-story homes) for sale in Olympia WA

Why do homebuyers like ramblers in Olympia WA?

ramblers for sale in olympia waFind the current ramblers for sale in Olympia WA.

First, just to clarify, a rambler is a one-story home.  In other parts of the county a single story home is often referred to as a ranch-style home.  But whatever you call them, ramblers are popular home choices for buyers in Olympia WA.


No Stairs – not having to navigate stairs is a big plus for all types of home buyers.  Having a home sans stairs means no more moving furniture up and down a stair case, no more laundry trips and even not having to haul a vacuum cleaner up the stairs is nice.

Long-term Housing Solution – many experienced home buyers can see themselves living in a rambler for many years, and they feel they don’t have to downsize again in the near future.

Easy to Maintain Yourself – having just a one-level home makes it easy to clean the gutters, paint the house, and other chores that might require scaffolding or climbing high on a ladder.

Usable Square Footage – in most ramblers, all the square footage is usable and the floor plan tends to be very efficient to maximize the space.  You won’t find unusable loft areas or odd-shaped nooks as you do in two-story homes.  There is a calming simplicity in ramblers with their straightforward floor plan.

Why don’t developers build more new construction ramblers?

Many developers and builders are at the mercy of the city and county zoning codes, which demand highest and best use of a lot.  But we are seeing many new developments that are offering a few rambler plans or two-story plans with main floor master bedrooms, as builders understand the demand.  Follow this link to search just new construction ramblers for sale in Olympia WA.

How do you find the current ramblers for sale in Olympia WA?

My website is updated in real time with information from the NWMLS on every home currently listed for sale in Olympia WA.  Visit my website for all the homes currently listed for sale, or follow this link to find all the ramblers currently for sale in the Olympia area. 

For customized home finding services, please contact me today, and I can help you find and purchase the perfect rambler (or any other type of home) for you!

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