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Windermere Commitment to Community

By Susan Grosten | Nov 13, 2012

community Since 2005, Windermere Bainbridge has donated nearly $300,000 to these worthy organizations in our community. Our agents are committed to helping maintain a vibrant Bainbridge Island by supporting groups that make a positive difference in the lives of our neighbors. Windermere’s Island roots run deep—for more than twenty-five years we have lived, worked, and […]

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Greg Atkinson’s new eatery Marche opens March 17th!

By Susan Grosten | Mar 13, 2012

Well known local cook book author and  Chef Greg Atkinson will be opening his new eatery “Marche” on March 17th. Located on quaint Madrone Lane in down town Winslow-Bainbridge Island. Located near Bainbridge Performing Arts, and locally owned Directors Art Gallery and Mora Iced Creamery the recently renovated building is warm and inviting while maintaining […]

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2012 Real Estate Outlook

By Susan Grosten | Feb 4, 2012

January 18th, 2012        An Optimistic Outlook: 2012 Market Insights   by Matthew Gardner This is the time of year when the most frequent question that I am asked is about home prices and which direction I expect them to move during the upcoming year. Over the past three years, I have not made many friends, […]

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Bainbridge Island Considers Plastic Bag Ban

By Susan Grosten | Jan 30, 2012

                                                       I could not believe that our Island disposes of 5-7 MILLION plastic bags per year. For our small population that is an astonishing number. Please stop and think about alternatives.  e mail me at and I will supply a complimentary re-usable bag ( one per Bainbridge Island household) so we can begin to make a […]

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February Events from BI Chamber of Commerce

By Susan Grosten | Jan 29, 2012

February 2012   Date Time Event Location   2/1 5:30pm 1st Wednesday Networking Event OfficeXpats, 403 Madison Ave. (2nd floor of The Pavilion), Bainbridge Island.   2/1 5:30pm FIRST WEDNESDAY Networking OfficeXpats, upstairs in the Pavilion   2/2 10am Free First Thursday at KiDiMu Kids Discovery Museum (KiDiMu) 301 Ravine Lane N.E. Bainbridge Island, WA […]

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Bainbridge Island Chocolate Festival!

By Susan Grosten | Jan 23, 2012

Just in time for Valentines Day and serves a good cause!                                                                                                The Chocolate Festival So, we dodged a bullet with this storm! However, we know that will not always be the case.  The last one left many people out of power with nowhere to go.  Homeland Security in conjunction with the Red Cross has […]

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Impacts of Short Sales and Foreclosures

By Susan Grosten | Jan 10, 2012

Action Requirements Bankruptcy (All Except Chapter 13) Conventional:   4-year time period from either the discharge or dismissal date of the bankruptcy.FHA / VA:  2-year time period from the discharge of the bankruptcy.  Borrower must have re-established good credit. Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Conventional: The time period for Chapter 13 bankruptcy actions is measured as follows:• 2 […]

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Cut your power use-good for your budget-good for the planet.

By Susan Grosten | Jan 10, 2012

I learned that my 22 yr old free standing freezer, once used a lot and loved was now costing me $600 a year to keep! That is a lot for a few frozen pizza’s on sale and my sons old crab bait ( son now away to college). The best part was that they came to pick […]

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Windermere Bainbridge Foundation | 2007 Donations

By Susan Grosten | Feb 1, 2008

Windermere Bainbridge Foundation 2007   The Windermere Foundation of Bainbridge Island donated a total of $46,659.37 to the community of Bainbridge Island in 2007. 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.   Housing Resources Bainbridge […]

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