Real Estate

Summertime Successes | 2019

002_Summer 2019 Sales Success Header.jpg
 

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.

Slow Summer Days | Millenials May Drive the Market

colorful-colourful-houses-2501965.jpg

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!”


Cooler Housing Prices in Seattle while Suburbs Turn Up the Heat

Photo courtesy of 18634 NE Vaughn Milton Loop, Poulsbo // MLS #1428159

According to Paul Roberts of the Seattle Times, the Puget Sound housing market continues to splinter into hot and cold sectors — with substantially more heat the farther south you move — but the trend may be moderating as buyers and sellers adjust their expectations. In Kitsap County, the median home price increased 6.9% over the past 12 months, to $385,000, in May — a significant jump from April’s increase of 4.5%.

$385,000

↑ Median Home Price Increased 6.9% for Kitsap County

NEWLY PRICED: Yellow House with a Red Door, Offered at $325,000

PRICE REDUCED 325000- 18634 NE Vaughn Milton Lp.jpg
 

Yellow House with a Red Door

18634 NE Vaughn Milton Loop | Poulsbo, WA
3 Bedrooms • 1.5 Bathrooms • 1,168 sf • Built 1997

A delightful home with perennial gardens makes this an easy choice. Take a seat on the covered porch swing and soak up the gardens that turn this over-sized corner lot into a private haven with a sweet, lighted gazebo and adorable potting shed.

Newer roof, hardwood floors downstairs, custom built-ins in the living room and master bedroom offering partial views of the Olympic Mountains. All major appliances on gas, plus the dryer is pre-wired for electricity. After quiet time on the porch swing, it’s an easy walk to local schools, parks and, of course, Poulsbo's picturesque waterfrot

Newly Priced at $325,000

Yellow House with the Red Door, Featured in LOOK BOOK

My gorgeous new listing, The Yellow House with the Red Door is featured in Esperluette Creative’s new Look Book! Featuring outdoor spaces that beg for backyard bbq’s and summer gardens ready for relaxing, the Spring Look Book is simply hopping with private retreats.