BAINBRIDGE BEAT

with Susan Grosten

Easy Landscaping Tips for Curb Appeal – and Perhaps a Quick Sale

By Susan Grosten | May 21, 2018

Easy Landscaping Ideas Landscaping is the first thing buyers see when they consider purchasing your home. It extends either an invitation or a warning. If the outside of your home is neat and well maintained, it is safe to assume that the inside of the house will reflect that same care. Conversely if the outside […]

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Bainbridge Island Real Estate Market Report 2018 Q1

Bainbridge Island Real Estate Market Report | 2018 1st Quarter in Review

By Susan Grosten | Apr 1, 2018

THE SPRING BOARD Things We Know Are True In the real estate business, we know never to count our proverbial chickens. Offers aren’t made until directed by a client, offers aren’t successful until they are accepted, inspections aren’t completed until everyone is satisfied, and we never take a transaction closing for granted. Every step forward […]

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Bainbridge Island Real Estate Market Report: 2017 Year In Review

By Susan Grosten | Feb 1, 2018

CELEBRATING THE NEW YEAR As we welcome a new year, let’s explore some dynamics that played out while we marched through the 2017 calendar. Our market saw a decline in the total number of residential sales for each year between 2013 and the start of 2017. Despite healthy buyer demand, the lack of inventory caused […]

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Windermere Bainbridge Foundation Donations 2017

Windermere Bainbridge Foundation | 2017 Donations

By Susan Grosten | Jan 13, 2018

Windermere Bainbridge Foundation 2017     The Windermere Foundation of Bainbridge Island donated a total of $57,050 to the community of Bainbridge Island in 2017. The list below is of each of the vital community service organizations of Bainbridge Island to receive funding, due to their consistent and strong contributions to our island.   Bainbridge Schools […]

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Bainbridge Island Real Estate Market Report: 2017 Third Quarter

By Susan Grosten | Oct 15, 2017

Leaves Fall as the Bainbridge Island Real Estate Market Rises The Big Picture To paint an accurate portrait of the Bainbridge Island real estate market during this autumn season, it’s important to put it in the context of the broader regional economy. Through that lens, things are looking very good. Estimates for September 2016 through […]

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Bainbridge Island Real Estate Market Report: 2017 Second Quarter Review

By Susan Grosten | Jul 1, 2017

MID-WAY THROUGH A GOOD YEAR A Bustling Springtime  Even though the first quarter of 2017 didn’t start that slowly, it sure felt like it did. But the second quarter was a different story. We were flat-out busy between April and June. There were 141 home sales on Bainbridge during Q2, which was a 31.8% increase […]

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5 Lessons Home Renovations Can Teach You About Yourself

By Susan Grosten | May 25, 2017

5 Lessons Home Renovations Can Teach You About Yourself   I could spend ages talking about everything there is to learn from remodeling your house: the best types of tile for a shower floor, little details that you shouldn’t overlook when remodeling, tips and tricks for finishing a project on time — you name it. […]

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How to Avoid the Most Common Buying and Selling Mistakes

By Susan Grosten | May 17, 2017

Posted in Buying and Selling by Tara Sharp   There’s nothing more exciting, rewarding, and fulfilling than buying a home. However, it’s a complex transaction, and there are a number of steps along the path that can confuse, betwixt, and befuddle even the most seasoned buyers and sellers. How can you avoid those potential pitfalls […]

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Work Smarter – Not Harder with Smart Home Technology

By Susan Grosten | May 7, 2017

Posted in Living by Pattie O’Loughlin While still in its infancy, the number of smart home products—devices that let you control lighting, thermostat, or even your crock pot from your smartphone—is rapidly growing. These are products and whole ecosystems that help you control your home via a single iOS or Android app. You can pick and choose your […]

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