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FREE Document Shredding & Electronics Recycling

Posted on March 27, 2017
FREE Document Shredding & Electronics Recycling 
 
 
Saturday, April 29th, 11am-2pm

At the following Windermere locations:

Bainbridge Island - 840 Madison Avenue N

Kingston - 26569 Lindvog Road NE

Poulsbo - 18570 State Highway 305

Silverdale - 9939 Mickelberry Road NW

 

  • Document shredding by American Data Guard (staples & paperclips OK, no bound material)
  • Desktops,  Laptops, Monitors & TV’s collected by Total Reclaim
  • Gently used clothing & small household items collected by Northwest Center.

 

What a great way to get started on your Spring cleaning!


Questions? Call my office at 360-779-5205 or me at 360-301-4618

 

Q4 2016 Gardner Report

Posted on March 27, 2017

The Q4 2016 edition of the Gardner Report is available. The link below will take you to a blog post written by Windermere’s chief economist, Matthew Gardner. It includes detailed statistics and analysis regarding the Puget Sound real estate market, broken down by county. 

http://www.windermere.com/blogs/windermere/categories/western-washington-real-estate-market-update/posts/western-washington-real-estate-market-update--9

Hood Canal Coordinating Council

Posted on March 27, 2017

The Hood Canal, a 68 mile-long fjord, is a unique feature of the local region. Management of its delicate ecosystem is shared by the three counties it touches, in conjunction with other governmental entities. To help in this process, the groups involved formed the Hood Canal Coordinating Council. Its web site says it works with partners, community groups, and citizens to advance a shared vision to recover and protect Hood Canal’s environmental and economic health and wellbeing.

To learn more about its mission and efforts, click on the link below:

 http://hccc.wa.gov/

Fast Ferry to Seattle

Posted on March 27, 2017

As you may know, this past November Kitsap County voters approved a plan for Kitsap Transit to move forward with providing fast passenger-ferry service from Kitsap County to downtown Seattle.  Current plans call for service departing from Kingston, Bremerton and Southworth (south of Bremerton).

Previous efforts to provide this service have been underfunded, resulting in minimal and sometimes unreliable schedules. With a local public transportation organization heading this effort, the odds for success are much higher.

Launch Dates

•Bremerton: July 2017

•Kingston: July 2018

•Southworth: July 2020

For more details, click on the link below.

http://kitsapferries.com/

A Strong Real Estate Market

Posted on March 27, 2017

Last year was a strong year in the local real estate market.  There were increases in average selling prices for the year in all three markets that I follow.  Total unit sales for the year were up nearly 10 percent in North Kitsap, and down somewhat in Jefferson County and Bainbridge Island. The tables below summarize the performance in those markets.
 

Can we expect the same performance this year? I don’t foresee any major disruptions in these markets, but with the increases in interest rates, it is likely that the growth will moderate or possible level.

North Kitsap

Year

Average Selling Price

Median Selling Price

Unit Sales

2015

$342,244

$321,250

890

2016

$364,956

$329,500

977

 

 

 

 

 

Up 6.6%

Up 2.6%

up 9.8%

 

Jefferson County

Year

Average Selling Price

Median Selling Price

Unit Sales

2015

$312,318

$273,540

623

2016

$340,786

$308,000

621

 

 

 

 

 

Up 9.1%

Up 12.6%

Down .3%

 

 Bainbridge Island


Year

Average Selling Price

Median Selling Price

Unit Sales

2015

$790,268

$668,000

379

2016

$883,326

$740,000

369

 

 

 

 

 

Up 11.8%

Up 10.8 %

Down 2.6%



Waterfront Stewardship

Posted on March 27, 2017

The pleasure of living on waterfront property also brings with it a set of stewardship responsibilities. They are important to protect your property as well as the waters and wildlife around you. Washington State University offers a Shoreline Stewards website for those that live on or near the waters of the Salish Sea region. It provides a wealth of knowledge about such topics as how to manage water runoff, reduce erosion and landslides, and safely prune trees for a view. Click on the link below to visit the web site.

http://shorestewards.cw.wsu.edu/

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Q3 2016 Gardner Report - Posted on November 28, 2016
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October 16 West Sound Real Estate Data - Posted on October 1, 2016
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