Bainbridge Island Real Estate Bainbridge Island Real Estate Market Report | Q2 2018 A WARM REAL ESTATE CLIMATE Summer has come to Bainbridge Island, and with it our traditional celebratory activities. We had an energetic Third of July street dance, a festive Fourth of July parade, and a successful Rotary Auction that grossed more than $600,000. When we move our attention to local real estate statistics, everything appears […]
Bainbridge Island Real Estate Bainbridge Island Real Estate Market Report 2018 1st Quarter in Review THE SPRING BOARD   Things We Know Are True In the real estate business, we know never to count our proverbial chickens. Offers aren’t made until directed by a client, offers aren’t successful until they are accepted, inspections aren’t completed until everyone is satisfied, and we never take a transaction […]
Uncategorized Work Smarter – Not Harder with Smart Home Technology While still in its infancy, the number of smart home products—devices that let you control lighting, thermostat, or even your crock pot from your smartphone—is rapidly growing. These are products and whole ecosystems that help you control your home via a single iOS or Android app. You can pick and choose your favorite technology gadgets to assemble an […]
Bainbridge Island Real Estate 2016 First Half Newsletter MEMORIES OF YEARS PAST A History Lesson The one constant in our real estate market is change. Ten years ago (yes, it has been 10 years!), we were in a very competitive market. Inventory was tight and prices were going through the proverbial roof, setting new highs. Then, in September 2007, that came to an […]
Bainbridge Island Real Estate A celebration of all things green on Earth Day 2016 In honor of Earth Day, I thought I would have a little tribute to the color green. While a pale, almost neutral green is common in design, it takes guts and color savvy to really sock a punch to a room with green. These are a few great examples where the designer is a green […]
Bainbridge Island Real Estate Decorating a Small Front Stoop Grand porches get more press, but you can pack just as much style into a small space. Whether you have a city stoop, an apartment building landing, exposed exterior stairs or a small porch, these 10 ideas will help you make the most of your home’s entrance. 1. Add a quirky planter. Done with that umbrella […]
Uncategorized New Listing on Pleasant Beach 4479 Pleasant Beach Drive NE Bainbridge Island, WA 98110 Offered at $1,150,000 Luxury seaside living in the heart of Pleasant Beach Village, just steps to restaurants, arts, theater and parks. Incredibly light this beautiful home features open gracious living with 9 foot ceilings, hardwood floors and propane fireplace. Wonderful low maintenance, single-family home features 3 […]
Uncategorized 2015 Year in Review Newsletter Singing a Familiar Song  In 2015, we watched as a trend that began in 2012 continued. For the past several years, we’ve had a steady decrease in available homes accompanied by increased values.  In 2015 we saw more of the same – or less of the same, depending on one’s perspective.  We are living and […]
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Uncategorized Kitchen Counter Design Options With so many choices at homeowners' fingertips, picking out a kitchen counter is no easy task. Since this surface area ends up influencing many kitchen palettes, it's important to choose something that looks good to you, will hold up under the kitchen activity of your household and has a price tag that suits your budget.  […]
Uncategorized Bainbridge In Bloom 2015 Bainbridge in Bloom Support the Arts at the 27th Annual Bainbridge in Bloom Garden Tour Friday, July 10 / Saturday, July 11, 2015 ~ 9am – 5pm Get your Tickets HERE Many visitors come to the Bloom for an insider’s view of six exquisite private gardens on Bainbridge Island. Some come for inspiration and others for the live music […]
Bainbridge Island Real Estate Could You Live in a Tiny House? 10 things to consider if you’re thinking of downsizing — way down   ​ While still a bit of an oddity, there is no doubt that the tiny house is becoming increasingly popular. Whether you crave more financial freedom, wish to reduce your impact on the environment or want to live a simpler life, tiny homes have a […]
Uncategorized Valentine’s Day on Bainbridge Island There are lots of sweet and fun things to do on Bainbridge Island for Valentine’s Day! 02/12/15  Heyday Farm Kids Cooking Class sounds a like a fun idea for kids 7 – 12. This is a participatory class where kids will learn to make a meal and dessert using fresh farm ingredients!   02/13/15 to […]
Uncategorized New Years Eve on Bainbridge Island There are some terrific things happeneing on New Years Eve on Bainbridge Island! A New Years Eve Dance Party is being held at the Treehouse Cafe in Lynwood Center, from 9:00 pm to 12:30 am – featuring The Dusty 45's, Tarot and Palm readings, automatic entry for a raffle drawing and complimentary champagne at midnight! THis […]
Uncategorized 11 Interesting Facts about Real Estate 11.  McDonalds is not only a massive food chain – it also owns one of the world's best real estate portfolios. Franchisees own the restaurant business and rent the buildings from the McDonald's Corporation – all over the world.   10.  Warren Buffet, one of the richest men in the world, still lives in a house […]
Uncategorized Mortgage buy-downs can spur home sales If I were to pay money to your lender to lower your mortgage rate — permanently — would you make me a better offer on my house? That's a question that could become more common as home sales slow, prices erode and mortgage rates increase. The cooling-off trend is well underway in many areas, according […]
Uncategorized Fay Bainbridge State Park Fay Bainbridge Park is a 17-acre marine camping park with 1,420 feet of saltwater shoreline on the northeast corner of Bainbridge Island. The park offers sweeping views of Puget Sound, the Cascade Mountains and features sandy beaches. On clear days, Mount Rainier and Mount Baker are visible from a sandy beach. Besides the amazing beachcombing, […]
Uncategorized Bainbridge Island Sales Year To Date – This Year vs Last Year