Events Fourth Quarter Market Review for Kitsap County Kitsap County’s real estate market is still going strong, and here’s a look at how we closed out 2021. Just as in previous years, our local market slowed down during the holiday season. There are still many eager home buyers wanting to live in Kitsap County, but fewer homes were for sale during the fourth […]
Home Buyers Home Buying Tips For Millennials Between the lingering effects of the 2008 recession and the burden of student loan debt, millennials often face many challenges when entering the housing market as competitive buyers. But if you’re a millennial wanting to buy your first home, here are some steps you can take.  Pay Off Student Loans Much of the millennial market […]
Community New Agent Spotlight: Cameron Tappe We’re excited to feature Cameron Tappe, a new agent who recently joined Windermere Silverdale. He grew up here in the Pacific Northwest and is energetic, hardworking, and dedicated. Learn about his background, professional approach, and more in our Q&A. What drew you to real estate? It is so motivating to have the opportunity to help […]
Home Easy, Tasty Winter Recipes Cold weather calls for warm, cozy meals, and we’ve got some great recipes that are easy to make and delicious. Our collection below includes meals that are either quick to prepare and/or require very little work. From unique soups to hearty dinners, here are some recipe ideas that we hope you’ll enjoy. Sausage and Quinoa […]
Community Our Community Involvement in 2021 We love living and working in Kitsap County, and community involvement is a key component of the way we operate. So, we thought we would take a moment to share the many ways in which our Windermere Silverdale office has supported and invested in Kitsap this year. By doing so, we hope it spreads awareness […]
Community Holiday Festivities in Kitsap County This holiday season there are so many great local events going on, so we thought we would highlight a range of activities. From free pony rides for kids to a Viking bonfire, you’re sure to find a fun way to celebrate here in beautiful Kitsap County. Where to Find Santa Santa at the Manor House […]
Home Great Gadgets to Improve Your Home Thanks to technology, it’s easier than ever to efficiently brew your morning coffee, keep your home secure, and wash your clothes. While there are many interesting gadgets and smart appliances, here are some of our favorites to improve your home.  Smart Washer We all have a limited amount of time to get things done, and […]
Real Estate Market Tiny Home Living and Some Interesting Insights From efficiency to affordability, many people are drawn to the idea of living in a tiny home. Tiny houses combine maximizing space with living minimally. Although the concept seems simple, there’s more to this lifestyle than you may think.  Minimalist Living The tiny home movement combines mindfulness, environmentalism, and minimalism into an efficient lifestyle. For […]
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Community Delicious, New Places to Try in Kitsap We’ve been highlighting great, new eateries that have opened during the pandemic through our Facebook page, Windermere Sound Living. Check out these great places that we’ve featured so far, and stay tuned for more! Bigleaf Maple Bakery in Poulsbo   What do you get when you mix an archeologist and a choir teacher? Apparently, amazing French pastries! […]
Real Estate Market Third Quarter Market Review for Central Kitsap Our Central Kitsap real estate market continues to grow in volume. Keep reading for key highlights about our strong seller’s market.  Our Competitive Seller’s Market Central Kitsap’s inventory and demand are higher than they were this time last year. More people are able to work from home and are ready to enjoy life on the […]
Community Celebrate Fall at these Kitsap Pumpkin Patches Crisp air and crunchy leaves mean that pumpkin season has arrived! Here are some of our favorite local pumpkin patches that offer pumpkins and produce for sale, as well as fun, fall experiences.  Creek House Farm in Port Orchard   Book 90 minutes of fun on this family farm in the Manchester area of Port […]
Home Buyers Building a Home? Be Aware of These Current Challenges Building a house is a huge undertaking, and the pandemic has changed how we see our homes. For many of us, we went from commuting to work to commuting to the living room. Our homes became the epicenter of our lives, and it’s brought a renewed desire for home personalization. The current shortage of homes, […]
Community Community Spotlight: PAWS of Bremerton Since 1975, PAWS of Bremerton has helped countless cats and kittens find homes while also providing much-needed services. Kitsap County is lucky to have this wonderful volunteer-operated nonprofit in Bremerton and our Windermere Silverdale office proudly supports their important work. A Volunteer-Operated Cat Shelter and Much More The Progressive Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) of Bremerton […]
Home Buyers How to Get the Best Mortgage Rate If you are thinking about purchasing a home, it’s essential to stay ahead of the game when it comes to securing the best mortgage rate. Understanding mortgages and how to secure low-interest rates earlier rather than later is highly beneficial. Below you’ll find the essential information you’ll need to get started.  What is a Mortgage […]
Home Buyers 6 Essential Tips for New Homeowners Congratulations, you are now officially a homeowner! Although furnishing your home probably feels like the most immediate priority, we’ve gathered a list of essential tips to ensure you’ve checked all of the important boxes on your to-do list. 1. Check Your Homeowners Insurance Policy Your new house is probably the most valuable asset you have […]
Real Estate Market Second Quarter Market Review for Central Kitsap Silverdale and Bremerton’s Central Kitsap market exceeded performance predictions during our second quarter.  We’ve compiled key highlights below so that you can easily get informed about our local real estate market.  Our Strong Seller’s Market In Silverdale and Bremerton, inventory is still low and demand remains high.  Many people are now able to work remotely […]
Real Estate Market Real Estate Investing 101 What is Real Estate Investing?  To put it simply, real estate investing is the process of taking space (real estate) and making a profit from it. There are many ways to do this. You can be investing in real estate just by renting out a room in your apartment or house. Managing rental properties is […]
Community Community Service Day with Silverwood School Every year, we love taking a day off to volunteer in the community for our annual Community Service Day (CSD), and last Friday we continued the tradition. We thoroughly enjoyed getting to volunteer at Silverwood School. Read on to learn about Silverwood School’s vital work and what we were able to accomplish on CSD. The History […]
Community Kitsap’s Coworking Spaces It has been said that remote work is the way of the future. Many people are ditching their long commutes or moving out of large cities because they’re now able to work from almost anywhere. But your dream home may be tucked away where Wi-Fi isn’t the best for video-conferencing. Or, you may need a […]
Community Best Camping Trips in Western Washington Our corner of the Pacific Northwest is filled with excellent places to go camping, but we’ve narrowed it down to a handful of our favorites. Whether you’re an avid backpacker or a fan of family-friendly campsites where you can drive up and enjoy the view, we have some ideas to get you excited. We should […]