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Our Home Inspection Checklist

Knowing what to look for in a home inspection is essential. In short, home inspections are when you hire a professional to inspect a property for any potential issues. If you’re a first-time buyer, you probably have questions about this process and we’re here to guide you.  Why Do a Home Inspection? As a buyer, […]
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12 Kitsap Farms to Visit

City proximity is one of the many benefits of living in Kitsap County, but during the summer months, rural life can really steal the show. Here are some local farms that offer U-pick flowers, farm stands, and opportunities to visit and interact with animals.  Farm Animal Fun Bushel & Barrel in Poulsbo Although Bushel & […]
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Kitsap Community Foundation’s Important Scholarship Program

Kitsap County is full of amazing nonprofits that improve and enrich our community in a variety of ways. For this edition of our Community Spotlight series, we’re shining a light on the Kitsap Community Foundation (KCF) and its scholarship program. Kitsap Community Foundation strives to “connect people who care with causes that matter”, facilitating and supporting philanthropy […]
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Second Quarter Market Review for North Kitsap

Our North Kitsap market performed even better than expected during our second quarter. We’ve compiled key highlights so that you can easily stay informed about our local real estate market. Our Strong Seller’s Market North Kitsap’s inventory remains low and demand remains high. Many people are continuing to move out of bigger cities in part […]
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New Agent Spotlight: Will Storch

We’re excited to feature Will Storch, a newer agent who recently joined Windermere Poulsbo. As a lifelong local, Will is passionate about community and serving clients’ individual needs. He works with buyers and sellers on Bainbridge Island and across Kitsap County. Will brings a range of skills and experiences to the table, allowing him to […]
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Local Events Happening 4th of July Weekend

While the majority of the big fireworks shows and traditional large gatherings have been canceled or changed, there are still a lot of festive ways to celebrate the 4th of July. Kingston is set to have their fireworks show – but plan to arrive early. They are the only big one we know of that’s […]
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First-Time Home Buyer? Here’s Our Checklist to Get Started

Congratulations, you have decided to buy your first home! While it’s easy to view homes for sale online, there are some important steps to set you up for success as a first-time home buyer. Here’s our checklist to help you get started. 1. Know What You Want in a Home Before you start showing up […]
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Community Service Day with the Poulsbo Historical Society

Last Friday was our annual Community Service Day (CSD), and we love getting out and helping the wonderful community we serve. We were proud to get to work with the Poulsbo Historical Society. Read on to find out more about what we were able to accomplish and the incredible work that they do. The History […]
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Community Spotlight: Poulsbo Historical Society

The Poulsbo Historical Society is sheer proof of what a group of passionate volunteers can accomplish. What started as small “chat” sessions in 1991 has transformed into a full-time operation with three museums. For decades, the volunteers of the Poulsbo Historical Society have worked tirelessly to preserve the town’s rich history.  Poulsbo Historical Society’s Start […]
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Western Washington’s Best Camping Trips

Summer is almost here and if you haven’t started planning your camping trips, now’s the time! There are so many wonderful places to choose from, and here are some of our favorites. It’s important to note that campsites offering reservations fill up fast while others are on a first-come, first-served basis so check now and […]
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First Quarter Market Review for North Kitsap

Poulsbo’s North Kitsap market picked up in our first quarter despite a seasonal slowdown. We’ve compiled key highlights so that you can easily get informed about our local real estate market.  Our Strong Seller’s Market North Kitsap’s inventory remains low and demand remains high due to people moving away from the bigger cities and COVID-19 […]
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Community Spotlight: Fishline Food Bank

As one of the oldest food banks in the United States, Fishline has served North Kitsap County for 54 years. It distributes over one million pounds of food annually. Today, Fishline provides comprehensive services to assist our neighbors in need. Read on to find out more about this incredible organization. Fishline’s History and Mission The […]
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Your Checklist for Spring Home Maintenance

The seasonal cleaning fest is right around the corner just as gray winter skies clear to welcome the warm spring sun. Get ahead of the spring home maintenance frenzy by following this simple checklist. Top to Bottom Home Inspection No one knows your house better than you do! Complete the first task on this checklist […]
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6 Easy Ways to Make Your Home More Eco-Friendly

There are many ways to “go green” and that includes making your home more eco-friendly. Here are six easy ways that you and your family can help the environment at home.  1. Start Composting  Most of us are used to recycling, but have you ever thought about composting? It’s easy to believe that our food […]
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New Agent Spotlight: Rebecca Olodort

We’re excited to feature new agent Rebecca Olodort. She knows how important it is to be a good listener, a strong advocate, and a trusted guide. Rebecca offers a wealth of information and experience and her love of home design and helping people shines through. Read on to find out more. What unique professional experiences […]
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Fourth Quarter Review and 2021 Forecast for North Kitsap

Poulsbo’s North Kitsap market saw a strong end to 2020. We’ve compiled key highlights from our fourth quarter as well as some useful insights from Windermere Real Estate’s Chief Economist, Matthew Gardner. Gardner also offers his 2021 market forecast with some uplifting and interesting predictions. Our Strong Seller’s Market Poulsbo’s inventory remains low while demand […]
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Hidden Gems Across Kitsap County

Kitsap County is full of interesting places to explore, and there are some lesser-known spots that we’re often excited to share with clients, friends, and family. Here are six that we highly recommend.   Foulweather Bluff Preserve   On the northernmost tip of the Kitsap Peninsula sits the beach town of Hansville. Although Hansville is […]
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New Agent Spotlight: Angela Winks

We are proud to feature Angela Winks in our new Q&A spotlight series. With a diverse set of skills and experiences, Angela offers buyers and sellers a focused, personalized approach with an emphasis on clear communication, positivity, and a sincere appreciation for the areas and clients she serves.  Read on to find out about Angela’s […]
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Easy, Fun Ways to Start the New Year Right

2021 is the fresh start we’ve been waiting for; it’s a new year full of hope and possibility. Want to really make it a year to remember? Here are some fun, easy ways to do just that, right here in Kitsap County. Enjoy the View We all get caught up in routines and sometimes that […]
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4 Reasons to Sell Your Home in the Winter

Not sure if winter is the time to sell your home? Although the real estate market tends to slow down as it gets colder, you can actually use this season to your advantage. Here are some points to consider. 1. Supply is Low and Demand is High According to Realtor.com’s Monthly Housing Trends Report, national […]
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S’Klallam: Evergreen Strong

As beautiful and adaptable as the evergreen, The Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe has been a hallmark of the Kitsap Peninsula for over 10,000 years. Ancient Landscape The S’Klallams thrived through a seasonal connection to the changing climates. In the warm summer months, they roamed semi-nomadically and re-visited fishing holes and hunting/gathering sites. During the cold […]
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Shop Local: Unique Holiday Gifts Found Across North Kitsap

What better way to support our wonderful local businesses than to “shop local” this holiday season? There are so many unique, thoughtful holiday gifts you can buy right here. While it’s challenging to put together a complete list of all of the wonderful options across North Kitsap, we’ve created a collection that provides a range […]
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North Kitsap’s Market: Third Quarter Review and Forecast

North Kitsap’s market had a very strong third quarter. We’ve compiled key stats below to provide a comprehensive review of our market, as well as insights and predictions from Windermere Real Estate’s Chief Economist, Matthew Gardner. Our Strong Seller’s Market It’s a strong seller’s market here in North Kitsap. Inventory remains low while demand is […]
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Visit Poulsbo for Culture and Charm

Smithsonian Magazine suggests, “instead of Norway, visit Poulsbo.” Culture runs deep in the town known as the “Little Norway on the Fjord.” Poulsbo blends Norwegian immigrant influence with indigenous Suquamish roots, making a beautifully unique Pacific Northwest community. Enjoy Poulsbo’s Landscape A treasure of Kitsap County, Poulsbo hosts a delightful downtown that charms locals and […]
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The Seahawks and Windermere Team Up Again to Tackle Homelessness

As the “Official Real Estate Company of the Seattle Seahawks,” all of us at Windermere are proud to kick off our fifth season of partnering with the Seahawks to tackle homelessness. Our Tackle Homelessness Campaign For every defensive tackle made at a Seahawks home game this season, Windermere will donate $100 to Mary’s Place in […]
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