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6 Dramatic Bathroom Makeovers You Won’t Believe

By Susan Grosten | Apr 23, 2017

6 Dramatic Bathroom Makeovers You Won’t Believe Posted in Houzz.com and Living by Houzz.com Maybe it’s that 1980s soaking tub with the giant surround, or maybe you’re prepping for resale, or perhaps an overhead flood is to blame. Maybe it’s just time for a change. Whatever the motivation behind them, bathroom renovations are one of […]

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Windermere Bainbridge Foundation | 2016 Donations

By Susan Grosten | Jan 15, 2017

Windermere Bainbridge Foundation 2016     The Windermere Foundation of Bainbridge Island donated a total of $35,200 to the community of Bainbridge Island in 2016. 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 High […]

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Bainbridge Island Market Report | 2016 Year In Review

By Susan Grosten | Jan 7, 2017

A Promising Start to the New Year Familiar Themes With regard to the Bainbridge Island real estate market and its year-end numbers, the similarities between 2016 and 2015 are striking. In both years, the market struggled with a lack of inventory and strong demand, while the market trends (that actually began in 2013) continued to […]

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Bainbridge Island Real Estate Market Report | Q3 in Review

By Susan Grosten | Oct 15, 2016

Just The Facts Reality Check It’s election season, which means we hear assertions from candidates that sometimes warrant a bit of fact-checking. The same rules apply to real estate. At Windermere Bainbridge Island, we’ve heard a lot of misperceptions and embellishments about the state of our local market. “The bubble is bursting!” “Prices are being […]

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Bainbridge Island Market Report | 2016 First Half In Review

By Susan Grosten | Jul 15, 2016

A History Lesson The one constant in our real estate market is change. Ten years ago (yes, it has been 10 years!), we were in a very competitive market. Inventory was tight and prices were going through the proverbial roof, setting new highs. Then, in September 2007, that came to an abrupt end and we […]

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Bainbridge Island Real Estate Market Report | 2016 Q1 in Review

By Susan Grosten | Apr 6, 2016

AN INVENTORY-DRIVEN MARKET The Same Old Tune Even as the birds of springtime sing their new songs of the season, we must hit repeat as we report – once again – on our local market’s low inventory.  A lack of available homes continues to dictate what’s happening in Bainbridge Island real estate. On April 1st, […]

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Bainbridge Island Real Estate Market Report | 2015 in Review

By Susan Grosten | Jan 6, 2016

Singing a Familiar Song In 2015, we watched as a trend that began in 2012 continued. For the past several years, we’ve had a steady decrease in available homes accompanied by increased values.  In 2015 we saw more of the same – or less of the same, depending on one’s perspective.  We are living and […]

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Green Building Resources

By Susan Grosten | Mar 16, 2013

Residential single family home inventory is very low in Kitsap County this Spring, so people are turning to building as an option. Newer concepts are being explored such as how to build a home where you can age in place, and building green. Here are a few resources for Building Green: American Institute of Architects: […]

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Why is home inventory so low?

By Susan Grosten | Mar 7, 2013

By Nick Timiraos   Associated Press The number of homes for sale fell to 1.82 million at the end of 2012, an 8.5% drop from November. Home sales in December dropped by 1% from November, the National Association of Realtors reported on Tuesday, but still stood nearly 13% above the levels of one year ago. […]

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