Buyers Questions to Ask When Buying a New Construction Home While buying a new construction home is an exciting opportunity, it’s still important to do your homework beforehand. New homes come with all the latest and greatest appliances, building materials, and modern features. But just because a house is brand new, doesn’t mean it’s perfect. As a buyer, you need to do a home inspection […]
Community Shop and Dine in Port Gamble What Port Gamble lacks in size, it definitely makes up for in history and charm. With the perfect spots to find unique gifts and satisfy your sweet tooth, make sure to check out these local businesses. Each one is located in a historic building, so don’t miss the outdoor signs to learn more about the […]
Community New Agent Spotlight: LisaMarie Shepard Client-focused and involved in the community, LisaMarie Shepard is here to help homebuyers and sellers. She recently joined our Windermere Kingston office, and we’re delighted to have her on our team. Learn about her professional background, interests, and more in our Q & A. What drew you to real estate? I love helping people, and […]
Home Spring Home Maintenance & Cleaning Hacks Longer days and warmer weather are ahead! Now is a good time to evaluate your home and tackle outdoor projects. Saying goodbye to the damp, cold winter months also means taking action to address the aftereffects of all those gray and gloomy days. The following spring home maintenance and cleaning hacks will help you better […]
Home Increase Your Home’s Resale Value with These Updates Considering the value of a home project with its potential return on investment is a smart move for any homeowner. In fact, there are many ways to increase your home’s resale value. Each year, the trade publication Remodeling releases a Cost vs. Value report. The 2023 report examined over 150 markets in the United States. […]
Community Delicious Winter Recipes & Local Grab-and-Go Meals There’s nothing like a satisfying meal that warms you up in winter. Whether you’re craving comfort food or something a bit more fancy, we’ve gathered a range of delicious winter recipes that are sure to be crowd-pleasers. We also have many tasty grab-and-go meal options in Kitsap County, so we’ve included some of those as […]
Community Regional Holiday Activities & Light Displays December is such a magical time of year. Luckily, there are many ways to celebrate in our area. We’ve compiled a list of some light displays, festivals, events, and activities to check out.  Holiday Light Displays Light Display at Mike Wallace Park This waterfront light display is a hometown favorite right here in Kingston. Every […]
Buyers How to Financially Prepare as a First-Time Home Buyer While there are many steps in the home-buying process, it’s best to start by reviewing your finances, especially as a first-time home buyer. In fact, you should do this long before you start looking at homes. While diving into your finances can feel daunting, our partner at Penrith Home Loans is here to help. Cherie […]
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Community Great Home Improvement Products You Can Buy in Kitsap Kitsap County is home to many wonderful businesses that can help you with interior design, home upgrades, and more. Shopping locally ensures your money supports the local economy. So, we created a list of some great local options to assist with your next home improvement project. Enhance Your Kitchen With These Products If you’re ready […]
Community 11 New Businesses to Visit in North Kitsap Want to check out some new local businesses but don’t know where to start? Whether you are a lifetime local or new to the area, we’ve compiled a list of some recently opened businesses in Kingston, Poulsbo, and Bainbridge Island. We’re excited about these new places to grab a bite to eat, enjoy a glass […]
Sellers What to Know When Selling Your Home Selling your home can be a complex process. Even just thinking of selling may feel overwhelming. But with proper preparation, you can streamline the process to achieve the best possible outcome. Here are some essential insights and tips to help you get started. Setting the Stage for Success Before you put your home on the […]
Kitsap Statistics Kitsap Market News & Insights While Kitsap County’s housing market isn’t seeing the intense engagement it saw at the height of the pandemic, it has been heating up this summer. We are seeing a shift toward a more balanced market, but the average home sale price still remains high at $694K, just a 1.6% drop from this same time last […]
Community From Coffee to Culture: A Perfect Day in Port Townsend Nestled on the northeastern tip of Washington’s Olympic Peninsula, Port Townsend is a picturesque coastal town that exudes charm. Known for its Victorian architecture, rich maritime history, and natural beauty, “PT” has an array of attractions, and it’s only about an hour from Kingston. Here are some of its must-visit places. Local History Start your […]
Community A Day in Port Ludlow: Fun Things to Do Looking for fun things to do for a day trip or a weekend getaway? Look no further than Port Ludlow, WA. The quaint, idyllic town sits tucked away in Ludlow Bay. Upon approaching the small town, you can instantly sense its charm. A quick drive for many, it whisks you away to a place of […]
Buyers Should You Buy a House Now or Wait? Many are wondering if they should buy a house now or wait. The answer is more complex than some may think.  Whether you’re a first-time homebuyer, an experienced buyer, or looking for an investment property, consider the factors below. Understand Your Market Local real estate trends vary across the country. To better understand our local […]
Home Unique 30-Minute Meals In today’s fast-paced world, cooking a delicious meal in a short amount of time can be a challenge. So we’re here to provide some quick and easy recipes that are both flavorful and satisfying. These meals are perfect for busy weeknights or when you simply don’t feel like spending hours in the kitchen. Let’s dive […]
Community Bundle Up & Enjoy These Outdoor Winter Activities in the PNW Just because it’s winter in the Pacific Northwest, does not mean you have to stay cooped up inside. Bundle up and explore our area! Here are some fun outdoor winter activities in Kitsap County and beyond! Chilly Hilly Bike Ride on Bainbridge Island This late February event has been an annual tradition for over 50 […]
Home Prepare for Winter: Home Maintenance Checklist No one wants their holidays interrupted by a terrible leak or sudden home repairs, so now’s the time to prepare for winter. Here’s our handy home maintenance checklist to get you started. That way, you and your home will be ready for the holiday season. Weatherproof and Check Your Roof While winter in our corner […]
Sellers Should You Renovate Or Sell Your Home As Is? You’ve decided to sell your home, so should you renovate or sell your home as is? As with all decisions, there are pros and cons to each choice. If you choose to renovate your home, it will most likely sell for a higher price and faster, but remodeling projects can be costly. And, some don’t […]
Buyers Our Top Home Buying Tips Once you start looking for a new home, suddenly everyone you know becomes an expert with advice to share. Sometimes all this guidance can be a bit overwhelming and even distracting. To help you focus on what’s most important, we’ve put together a list of our top home buying tips. Know the Neighborhood Many home […]