Sellers Windermere Ready Program: Increase Your Home’s Sale Price Preparing your home to make a great first impression is the best way to increase the sale price. The Windermere Ready program was created for home sellers to specifically address this important selling point. With guidance from a local expert, our program prepares your home to really impress potential buyers. And, if you need financial […]
Community Greater Kingston Area Events to Enjoy Every Year The greater Kingston area, which includes Port Gamble, Suquamish, Indianola, Hansville, and Kingston, is home to many fun annual and recurring events. Here is a list to give you an idea of what this vibrant community offers in terms of festivals, live music, outdoor activities, and more. Annual Events in Spring and Summer  Story Walk: […]
Kitsap Statistics Kitsap’s Market: First Quarter, 2022 Kitsap County’s real estate market had a solid first quarter. In 2021, we saw strong buyer demand and low inventory, and that continues to be the case. It’s still a seller’s market, with many homes continuing to sell above the asking price.  We’ve compiled key highlights and market trends below.  And, if you have any […]
Community New Agent Spotlight: Alexandra Harkins A strong work ethic, excellent interpersonal skills, and a passion for real estate make Alexandra Harkins the perfect fit for many home buyers and sellers. She’s a lifelong local and recently joined our Windermere Kingston team. Learn about her interesting background, her approach to real estate, and more in our Q&A. What unique professional skills […]
Community Easy Ways to Volunteer and Connect to Kitsap’s Community Want to connect to Kitsap’s community and volunteer in a fun, easy way? Helping a Kitsap County non-profit is a great way to meet new people, enjoy time with friends or family members, and even learn something new.  Volunteer in Kingston Heronswood Garden Run by the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe, this botanical paradise works to […]
Home Spring Gardening Tips Here in the Pacific Northwest, we take our sunshine seriously, and we’re really looking forward to spring. If you’re new to gardening or want to step up your game, here are some helpful tips to make sure it becomes a blooming sensation. 1. Placement Matters Be sure to plant everything in the proper place according […]
Community Enjoy a Fun Night Out in North Kitsap If this winter weather is getting you down, shake things up with a night out in North Kitsap. From excellent food and drink options to live music and creative activities, there are many fun things to do here. Check out these unique suggestions below. Enjoy Wine, Food, and Live Music at d’Vine Wines A popular […]
Kitsap Statistics Fourth Quarter Market Review for Kitsap County Looking for the latest information about Kitsap County’s real estate market? This market update gives you fourth quarter stats, an overview of the last five quarters, and some important insights from Windermere’s Chief Economist, Matthew Gardner. As was expected, our local market slowed down as we entered the holiday season. There are still many eager […]
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Sellers Costly Mistakes to Avoid When Selling Your Home Selling a home can often be a confusing, stressful process. Legal jargon and selling costs can make it challenging and time-intensive for the average seller. And, mistakes made during this process can eat away at your hard work. The good news is, you can avoid these costly pitfalls so that it goes as smoothly as […]
Community Our Community Involvement in 2021 Community involvement is one of our core values, so we thought we would share how our Windermere Kingston office has supported and invested in our wonderful community this year. By sharing this information, we hope it spreads awareness about these great events and nonprofits. Local Events In the spring, we helped with Community Kitchen, a […]
Buyers What to Examine When Touring a Home Before purchasing a home, touring it and examining every inch of it is essential. Although it may be tempting to focus on its beautiful features, it is important to keep often overlooked aspects in mind. This will really help you in the long run.  Cracked Walls and Floors A tiny crack in the drywall here […]
Community 5 of Kitsap’s New Eateries You Need to Try In case you missed our social media coverage, we’ve been featuring great, local eateries that have opened during the pandemic. We wanted to highlight them all in one place so you can fully appreciate their unique stories. It was such a joy to chat with all of these local small business owners and we hope […]
Kitsap Statistics Third Quarter Review for North Kitsap’s Market Our North Kitsap real estate market continues to grow more competitive for buyers. Read on for key highlights about our strong seller’s market. Our Competitive Seller’s Market North Kitsap’s inventory is now lower than this time last year and demand is consistently high. With the new remote working norm, the greener pastures of Kitsap living […]
Home 5 Fall DIY Decor Ideas Celebrate the season by making your home feel more festive with these fun, fall DIY decor projects. Take a trip to your local craft store, carve out a bit of time, and before you know it, your home will be filled with autumn’s vibrance.  DIY Chalkboard Pumpkins You know the drill this season: pumpkin lattes, […]
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 […]