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First-Time Home Buyers: Pre-Approval, Making an Offer, Escrow

Buying your first home is a big decision. But learning more about the process will help you feel prepared and increase your confidence moving forward. Below is a list of first-time home buyers’ frequently asked questions. Read on to find out about the pre-approval process, making an offer, and escrow. Pre-Approval Process What is pre-approval? […]

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Benefits of a Comparative Market Analysis

If you’re thinking of selling your home, one crucial element is ensuring your home is accurately priced. That’s why many sellers have their real estate agent provide them with a Comparative Market Analysis (CMA). Read on to learn about the benefits of a CMA and how it’s different from an appraisal. An Appraisal vs. a […]

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4 Important Benefits of Working with a Local Lender

Buying a home in today’s competitive market can be intimidating. But there’s no need to feel discouraged! There are steps you can take to set yourself up for success such as using a local lender. Here are four benefits of working with a local lender. 1. Personalized Experience Before exploring neighborhoods and open houses, you […]

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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 […]

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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: […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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