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 […]
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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 […]
Real Estate Market First Quarter Market Review for Central Kitsap Central Kitsap’s market bounced back in our first quarter after the seasonal slowdown. We’ve compiled key statistics to keep you up to date with our local real estate market. Our Strong Seller’s Market Central Kitsap just had a great first quarter after the quieter winter season. With Central Kitsap’s proximity to Seattle and Tacoma, it’s […]
Community Community Spotlight: Kitsap Sailing Foundation When visiting the Port of Silverdale, you can often watch local youth learning to sail, thanks to the Kitsap Sailing Foundation. This non-profit’s mission is to teach the art of sailing and rowing to Kitsap’s youth while building leadership, teamwork, and decision-making skills. “Learning to sail opens up a whole new world. It is a […]
Community Community Spotlight: Rotary’s Work with Illahee Preserve In the middle of the most densely populated area of Kitsap County lies the Illahee Forest Preserve. With over 500 acres, it is a wonderful place to enjoy our area’s natural beauty. Inside this quiet forest oasis, you’ll see Douglas Fir, Red Alder, Maple, and Western Red Cedars providing homes to wildlife, including 55 bird […]
Windermere New Agent Spotlight: Lena Musselman Raised right here in Kitsap County, Lena Musselman is a new Realtor who recently joined our Windermere Silverdale office. She’s passionate about giving her clients her all. She’s even started producing brief yet informative real estate videos on her Facebook page. Learn more about Lena in our Q&A below. What drew you to real estate? […]
Community Best Places to See Washington’s Spring Flowers in Bloom Spring is in the air! Here are some of our suggestions for the best places to see Washington’s spring flowers in bloom. Thankfully, there are many wonderful places near us to celebrate and appreciate this beautiful time of year. Mark your calendars and then hop in the car to check these out! Bloedel Reserve – […]
Community Community Spotlight: Silverdale Rotary Club Every summer, a wave of rubber ducks make their way across Dyes Inlet to raise tens of thousands of dollars. Known as the Silverdale Rotary Duck Race, hundreds of volunteers dedicate their time to plan and prepare this fun, one-of-a-kind fundraiser. The rules are simple. Community members who “buy” a duck will be entered into […]
Windermere New Agent Spotlight: Melisa Wight A native of the Pacific Northwest, Melisa Wight is new to our Windermere Silverdale office and we’re excited to feature her. Melisa’s background and friendly, helpful personality make her a great choice for buyers and sellers. Discover more about her below from our Q&A session. What drew you to real estate? I’ve been around real […]
Home Sellers Want to Sell Your Home? Here Are 5 Things to Consider Selling your home is a big decision and it involves a lot of moving parts. Luckily, we have compiled a list of things to consider, whether you want to sell in three months or three years. 1. Timeline Create a desired timeline involving the selling of your current home and the purchasing of your next […]
Real Estate Market Fourth Quarter Review and 2021 Market Forecast Silverdale and Bremerton’s Central Kitsap market finished 2020 with a strong fourth quarter. We’ve compiled a comprehensive review of Central Kitsap market statistics, as well as insights and predictions for 2021 from Windermere Real Estate’s Chief Economist, Matthew Gardner. Our Strong Seller’s Market Central Kitsap remains a seller’s market, like the rest of Kitsap County. […]
Windermere New Agent Spotlight: Heather Hamilton An experienced Broker, Heather Hamilton is new to our Windermere Silverdale office and we’re delighted to feature her in our spotlight series. Heather has experience in over $40,000,000 in sales and enjoys working with buyers and sellers in our area. Read on to discover more about Heather’s background, professional experiences, and more. What drew you […]
Windermere New Agent Spotlight: Joe Stevick We are proud to feature Joe Stevick in our new Q&A spotlight series. Joe is one of our new real estate agents and brings a range of interesting skills and experiences to the table. He’s a lifetime local of Kitsap County who is involved in the communities he serves and he has also spent time […]