Karen Keefe

Summertime Successes | 2019

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Anyone who has owned a home knows that it can be a purchase based on an a high level of emotion. The Kitsap Peninsula is experiencing an surprisingly low inventory this summer, which means it is the perfect time to list your home. Low inventory in your area not only often results in fewer days spent on the market, it also favors increasing home prices - making this a seller’s market.

 
Sinclair Inlet Waterfront   4 Beds, 1.75 Baths, 3,926sf | Sold at $530,000  Represented Seller

Sinclair Inlet Waterfront

4 Beds, 1.75 Baths, 3,926sf | Sold at $530,000
Represented Seller

Fern Street Townhouse   3 Beds, 2.5 Baths, 1,344sf | Sold at $305,000  Represented Seller

Fern Street Townhouse

3 Beds, 2.5 Baths, 1,344sf | Sold at $305,000
Represented Seller

Country Living   3 Beds, 1.5 Baths, 1,574sf | Sold at $495,000  Represented Seller

Country Living

3 Beds, 1.5 Baths, 1,574sf | Sold at $495,000
Represented Seller

Hood Canal Waterfront   3 Beds, 2.75 Baths, 2,312sf | Sold at $691,000  Represented Seller

Hood Canal Waterfront

3 Beds, 2.75 Baths, 2,312sf | Sold at $691,000
Represented Seller

Shoreview Drive   3 Beds, 2 Baths, 1,540sf | Sold at $326,000  Represented Seller

Shoreview Drive

3 Beds, 2 Baths, 1,540sf | Sold at $326,000
Represented Seller

Rolling Bay Gardens   4 Beds, 2.75 Baths, 3,398sf | Sold at $839,000  Represented Seller

Rolling Bay Gardens

4 Beds, 2.75 Baths, 3,398sf | Sold at $839,000
Represented Seller

Northwest Mystic Court   3 Beds, 2.5 Baths, 1,752sf | Sold at $399,950  Represented Buyer

Northwest Mystic Court

3 Beds, 2.5 Baths, 1,752sf | Sold at $399,950
Represented Buyer

Hidden Heights   3 Beds, 3.5 Baths, 2,804sf | Sold at $715,000  Represented Buyer

Hidden Heights

3 Beds, 3.5 Baths, 2,804sf | Sold at $715,000
Represented Buyer

 

If you have considered selling your home, now is the time to embrace the last few lazy days of summer. I would love the opportunity to discuss options for your home sale and provide a personalized market analysis.

JUST LIST- Nope, Already SOLD: Shoreview Drive, Sold at $326,000

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Shoreview Drive

My calendar is always packed during the week of a new listing; home auditing, staging, prep, photography, design, marketing and online advertising all come together to create a sunburst of intrigue. If it’s done just right - and the wind is in your favor - a house can, indeed, sell in JUST THREE DAYS!

Congratulations for the new homeowners and to my sellers who are preparing for their next adventure!

Curious if your house could sell that quickly? Give me a call at 206.200.4732­; I’m happy to schedule a time for a complementary market analysis.


39015 Shoreview Drive NE
Hansville, washington

3 Bedrooms
2 Bathrooms
2,044,sf
Built in 2000

Sold at $326,000

SOLD: Fern Street Townhouse, Sold at $305,000

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Fern Street Townhouse

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This property was an absolute gem to work with; “Privacy is the new luxury” with this fully-fenced backyard and the gardens creating both a stunning palette and a blank canvas. I really have the best job, getting to work with lovely clients and incredible properties. My marketing team even put together a logo for the Fern Street Townhouse and we had a lot of fun with marketing the property in the process.


6421 NE Fern Street
Suquamish, Washington

3 Bedrooms
2.5 Bathrooms
1,344,sf
Fully-fenced Backyard

Sold at $305,000

Slow Summer Days | Millenials May Drive the Market

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Forbes has 6 expert predictions for the second half of 2019:

·         Millennials will drive the market
·         Inventory will improve but not by much
·         Home prices are headed up
·         Mortgage rates will stay low
·         Buyers can take their time in this market
·         Some markets will provide better home buying opportunities than others 

37%

Of All Homebuyers Last Year Were Millennials

This is a prime home buying season for millennials. According to National Association of Realtors (NAR), 37% of all home buyers last year were made up of millennials. The slow down of the housing market has given millennials the opportunity to afford home ownership. According to Forbes’ predictions, housing prices are still expected to rise, but the current low mortgage rates have helped improve the affordability for home buyers. The housing market has become less competitive, and bidding wars have decreased drastically compared to the last several years. Now, buyers don’t feel rushed to close on a deal. Housing conditions continue to vary by market.  Depending on what kind of house you’re looking for and the location, some cities might offer home buyers more affordable bargains due to the change in the regional housing markets. 


Been Thinking of a Summertime Move?

If you’ve been considering buying a home, now’s the time to connect with a real estate agent who really gets the local market. Give me a call if you’d like to grab a cup of coffee and chat about your options!”


Happy 4th of July!!

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Have a safe and happy 4th of July!!


Bainbridge Island won’t be offering a fireworks show this year, according to the Bainbridge Review. But Kitsap County is still flush with places to find your sparkly lights; just remember to bring warm clothes, something to sit on, comfy blankets and some of your favorite people!