Community Landscaping Tips from Olmsted’s Nursery There is no doubt that summer is officially “outdoor season” here in the Pacific Northwest. That being said, homeowners love to spend time making their yard into a personal oasis. From growing vegetables and cultivating cut flowers to creating the perfect outdoor entertaining space, chances are, a trip to a local nursery is on your […]
Buyers What to Know About Different Types of Properties Before buying a home, it’s helpful to know more about the different types of properties available. Some types are better suited for your lifestyle, depending on your goals and finances. When people envision buying a house, they often think of a single-family home. This is a stand-alone structure where a single family lives, hence the […]
Sellers Understanding Contingencies When Selling Your Home If you’re preparing to sell your home in Kitsap County or in the surrounding area, there is a good chance you will find an enthusiastic buyer. However, their offer may contain contingencies. Contingencies are certain conditions that must be met before the sale of a home is finalized. They are often meant to help buyers […]
Community Kitsap Regional Library: A Vital Community Resource Kitsap Regional Library is more than a place to check out books and access free wi-fi. For many, it is a vital community resource. While free books, book lockers, printing, and computer access are nice, they are only the tip of the iceberg. Your local library offers a range of informational materials, interesting events, helpful […]
Community Preserving Poulsbo’s History Poulsbo is known for its historic charm and Nordic flair. Take a walk down Front Street, and you will see plaques displaying information about the original businesses that stood in the places you find modern shops today. The Poulsbo Historical Society plays a vital role in preserving Poulsbo’s history and educating locals and visitors. Their […]
Buyers Short-Term Financing with a Windermere Bridge Loan Buying and selling a home at the same time is challenging for a variety of reasons. Often, homeowners need their home to sell to have enough money available for the down payment on a new home. A bridge loan is helpful if you can’t wait for your home to sell in order to purchase a […]
Community Fun Date Night Ideas in Kitsap County When it comes to a night out, Kitsap County has plenty of options. Whether you’re looking for a romantic stroll, a fun excursion, or a delicious meal, there are many ways to create a memorable evening with that special someone. Here are some interesting ideas to get you started. Explore Port Gamble Historic District For […]
Home 2024 Interior Design Trends The experts have weighed in and 2024’s interior design trends are all about embracing colors and fabrics that add warmth and texture. Eco-friendly ideas will also continue to play an important role in our living spaces. Read on to gain tips and inspiration to enhance your living space. A Peach Perfect Color of the Year […]
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Buyers Home Buying 101: Important People Involved in the Process Purchasing a home is a collaborative journey that involves various professionals working together to ensure a smooth process. You may think primarily about you as the buyer and the seller, but there are many others involved. Understanding the roles of key individuals in the home buying process is crucial. Here are some important people to […]
Buyers Our Military Connections & Resources for Clients Who Serve We proudly support our armed forces and their families, and we’re grateful for the sacrifices they make. Many of our real estate agents have worked with military families for years and are well-versed in helping families about to PCS (for our non-military readers, that means Permanent Change of Station). As proud locals, we love introducing […]
Sellers Staging a Home: Costs and Benefits When it comes to selling your home, it’s essential to stand out to ensure the best price with the most favorable outcome. One effective way to do that is by staging your home. Staging will present your home in the best possible manner, appealing to homebuyers online and in person. Let’s explore the costs and […]
Buyers How to Negotiate After a Home Inspection Even if the house you are buying seems perfect, often a home inspection will uncover necessary repairs. As the home buyer, it’s within your right to request credits or fixes to address those issues. Here are a few tips to effectively negotiate after a home inspection. Required Repairs Since a lender is making a financial […]
Community Crossroads Rotary of Kitsap: Improving Our Parks and Trails If you have enjoyed a walk in a local park lately, chances are you have a volunteer to thank for making the experience more enjoyable. With tens of thousands of acres of parks and trails in Kitsap County, volunteer groups and “adopt a trail” programs are what make maintaining them all possible. Crossroads Rotary of […]
Community Family Fun on Whidbey Island Whidbey Island is the perfect spot for families looking for a fun day trip or weekend getaway. The island is about 40 miles long and is a popular destination amongst locals and those visiting the Pacific Northwest. It only takes a couple of hours to get to Whidbey Island from Kitsap County, and Whidbey is […]
Community Made in Kitsap: Locally Made Home Goods Transform your space from house to home by shopping for these locally-made products. Kitsap has got you covered for all your household needs, from larger items like custom furniture and wallpaper to small touches that enhance a room. Skip the big-box stores and support these fantastic small businesses next time you want to improve your space or […]
Home How Curb Appeal Increases Your Home’s Value When it comes to selling your house, one of the best first steps you can take is improving your home’s curb appeal. When prospective buyers first see your home, they are seeing the house, but also everything outside your house. It’s this whole view of your home from the street including the yard, landscaping, and […]
Sellers Want to Sell Your Home? Avoid These Mistakes If you want to sell your home, it’s important to prepare in every way – and that includes avoiding pricey missteps. Selling a home involves various fees and costs. However, it also involves opportunities to maximize your profit. In order to have the best home-selling experience, avoid these costly and timely mistakes. Not considering home-selling […]
Community Best Hot Springs in Western Washington Some of the best hot springs in Western Washington are only a couple of hours from Kitsap County. Locals and tourists alike enjoy soaking in Washington’s natural beauty. From deep in the Middle Fork Snoqualmie Valley of the Cascade Mountains to the Elwha Valley of the Olympic Mountains, you can explore some of Western Washington’s […]
Buyers Home Loans: Q & A with Mortgage Consultant Cherie Kesti If you’re a first-time home buyer, the idea of buying a house may be exciting and overwhelming. We’re here to help by answering your frequently asked questions. Here at Windermere, we’re proud to partner with Penrith Home Loans and we love our lender, Cherie Kesti. Cherie is a Branch Manager and Mortgage Consultant with over […]
Community Great Fishing and Crabbing Spots in Kitsap and Beyond If you’re new to fishing and crabbing or if you just moved to our area, we have some great fishing and crabbing spots along with some resources to help you get started. Here in Kitsap County, we have a number of beautiful places to enjoy water sports and outdoor activities. The Pacific Northwest is the […]