Community 5 Excellent Playgrounds in Kitsap County Kitsap County is home to so many great playgrounds. Here are some of our favorites to check out with the little ones in your life.  KidsUp! Playground, Battle Point Park, Bainbridge Island   Kitsap’s new place for fun, this playground, centered around a ferry boat-themed structure, opened on September 4, 2021. Replacing the ever-popular wooden […]
Home Declutter and Downsize to Simplify Your Life Whether you’re a homeowner who’s ready to downsize or you’d really like to get reorganized and clear out extra stuff, we have some helpful tips for you. Even with an enthusiastic approach, starting the process of decluttering or working toward a more simplified life can feel overwhelming. But with our advice below, you’ll be able […]
Home Easy Summer Dinner Party Recipes Summer is the perfect time to host a dinner party so we’ve compiled some delicious recipes that are sure to please a variety of guests. We’ve included ideas for appetizers, desserts, and everything in between, using seasonal ingredients like basil, watermelon, raspberries, and blackberries.  Appetizers Eggplant Parm Bites   Enjoy the Italian taste of eggplant […]
Kitsap Statistics Second Quarter Review for North Kitsap’s Market Data for the second quarter is out, and North Kitsap’s real estate market exceeded our expectations. Below you’ll find a list of key highlights with helpful insights to keep you informed about our local market. Our Strong Seller’s Market Our inventory remains low and demand remains high. Remote work is now a prevalent part of […]
Home 7 DIY Projects to Increase Curb Appeal DIY landscaping projects are a lot of fun and very rewarding. They also increase your home’s curb appeal. What exactly is “curb appeal”? To put it simply, it’s the general attractiveness of a property from the sidewalk, and a prospective buyer’s initial impression. Whether you’re thinking of selling or you’re simply wanting an updated look, […]
Community Community Service Day at Kingston’s Boy Scout Hall June 11th marked one of our favorite Windermere traditions: Community Service Day (CSD). We always enjoy going out into the community and helping out. This year was especially fun since we weren’t able to participate last year due to COVID-19. Last Friday, we helped clean up the Boy Scout Hall in Kingston. Read on to find out […]
Community The Decorated History of Kingston’s Fast Ferry When Kitsap Transit established the Kingston Fast Ferry to Seattle in 2018, residents were delighted to be able to travel to Seattle in just 40 minutes. This passenger-only vessel dramatically reduced commute times. It also invited Seattleites to easily explore Kingston and the surrounding area. But many people aren’t aware of the Fast Ferry’s interesting […]
Community Community Spotlight: Kingston North Kitsap Rotary Rotary clubs worldwide inspire innovative approaches to community service, and our Kingston North Kitsap Rotary is no exception. They’ve found creative ways to support our community during the pandemic. This local group pioneers new initiatives to support businesses, fundraise for local organizations, and preserve Kitsap’s history. Read on to find out how you can support […]
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Kitsap Statistics First Quarter Review for North Kitsap’s Market Our local real estate market is on the rise, and we had an interesting first quarter after the seasonal slowdown. We’ve compiled North Kitsap’s key market highlights so you can stay current with our local real estate market. Our Strong Seller’s Market Our area continues to have low inventory from the surge in demand with […]
Community Community Spotlight: Village Green Community Center At the heart of Kingston’s tight-knit community lies the Village Green Community Center. This beautiful place provides a wealth of information and an opportunity for people of all ages to connect. It houses the library and a range of facilities, offering classes, events, and so much more. Almost 20 Years in the Making It took […]
Home Reduce Your Carbon Footprint: 4 Easy Tips We all hear about reducing our carbon footprint, but what does it mean? To put it simply, reducing your carbon footprint reduces the number of actions that lead to the generation of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. Greenhouse gases trap heat in our atmosphere and make our planet warmer, leading to global warming. The largest […]
Windermere Kingston New Agent Spotlight: Savannah Moran With a passion for real estate and the professionalism and positive energy to match, Savannah Moran is the kind of agent many buyers and sellers would love to work with here in North Kitsap. She’s new to our Windermere Kingston office, and we’re excited to feature her. Read on to find out about her interesting […]
Community Community Spotlight: The Coffee Oasis in Kingston With multiple locations in our region, The Coffee Oasis rallies communities together in support of their youth. Their mission? To provide youth with housing and the resources they need to survive and thrive. And, to brew a great cup of coffee while they’re at it! The Coffee Oasis is a nonprofit, faith-based organization that supports […]
Kitsap Statistics Fourth Quarter Review and Our 2021 Market Forecast Kingston’s North Kitsap market ended 2020 with a strong fourth quarter. Below are key stats to provide an overview of our local market, as well as insights and a 2021 market forecast from Windermere Real Estate’s Chief Economist, Matthew Gardner. Our Strong Seller’s Market Kingston is still a seller’s market as we head into winter. […]
Community 5 Fun Ways to Support Local Nonprofits This Season Looking to spread some holiday kindness and cheer? We have many wonderful local nonprofit organizations that provide a range of services throughout Kitsap County, and they could really use our help. While monetary donations are great, there are other ways to show your support. Here are some fun ideas to get you started. 1. Bid […]
Community Heronswood: Incredible Beauty and a Unique History Nestled in North Kitsap, is Heronswood, a botanical paradise. Originally brought to life in 1987 by Horticulturalist Dan Hinkley and his husband, architect Robert L. Jones, the garden has grown to more than 15 acres of fantastic flora from all around the world. Heronswood is an internationally recognized treasure in the Pacific Northwest, even garnering […]
Community The Unique Charm of Kingston and Beyond The quaint community of Kingston sits just a ferry ride away from Seattle and Edmonds, yet it retains the easygoing energy of the Kitsap Peninsula. A Scenic Home for a Connected Life Whether you’re starting a family or looking to live near a big city but not in one, Kingston is a wonderful place to […]
Kitsap Statistics North Kitsap’s Market: Third Quarter Review and Forecast North Kitsap’s market had a very strong third quarter. We’ve compiled key stats below to provide a comprehensive review of our market, as well as insights and predictions from Windermere Real Estate’s Chief Economist, Matthew Gardner. Our Strong Seller’s Market It’s a strong seller’s market here in North Kitsap. Inventory remains low while demand is […]