March 31, 2008
Buying a home at Auction Jen Pells Bainbridge Agent

Condos and Auctions: Read the Fine Print

  With our slower market, sellers and builders are getting very creative when it comes to marketing. Last week our little corner of the world made the national news profiling Bremerton’s The 400 Condo development. On April 20th, twenty eight units will be up for auction. The Real Estate Disposition […]
March 31, 2008
Life on an Island by Jen Pells Real Estate Agent

My 10 Favorite Things About Bainbridge Island Today

1. It is truly an islandYes, there is a bridge to Poulsbo and beyond, but the Sound between here and Seattle is a perfect buffer to the action of the big city. 2. The low crime rateI know we are not isolated from bad things or bad people, but I […]
March 30, 2008
Spring Snow on Bainbridge Island - Jen Pells Real Estate Agent

Spring Snow

In the last two days we have had rain, sleet, snow, and amazing sunbursts. Spring? It is not typical, but keeps you on your toes . . . and digging around in your closet for the snow boots, hats, and gloves you thought you were done with.
March 28, 2008
Commission debate Jen Pells Bainbridge Real Estate


In a fast-paced, good market, where homes are selling easily and for substantial profit to the seller, few sellers question the commission paid to the real estate agent/s. When a market is tough, homes sit on the market for six months to a year and agents work and market that […]
March 18, 2008
Real Estate on Bainbridge Island Jen Pells Agent

This Market in Numbers

Some interesting numbers from the National Association of Realtors. Number of Existing Home Sales in the United States: 1998 – 4.2 million 2000 – 4.6 million 2004 – 4.7 million 2005 – 7.1 million (with a 38% appreciation rate in 2005) 2006 – 6.48 millioin 2007 – 5.66 million 2008 […]
March 17, 2008

Follow the Momentum

Southland Home Prices Tumble Fast LA Times Article. Eventhough we do live on an island, the ramifications of California and other sliding markets will affect us all – to some extent. We are fortunate to have a finite amount of land here on Bainbridge Island, not to mention an even […]
March 9, 2008
Sunlight and Gray on Bainbridge Island by Jen Pells Real Estate Agent

Change Your Clocks

No, it is not 9am, it is 10am, yikes. Today we will all spring forward, (in Washington anyway) and now our mornings will be a little darker for a while. But, the upside is that we will have a little more light in the evening. And, light is an important […]
March 5, 2008
In the thick of our remodel

My Husband and I Have a Bad Habit of Remodeling Houses

We’ve done it now twice and however painful it might be living without a kitchen sink, it is still strangely addictive. I swear we will never do it again, that is what I tell my friends and family. But, because I always seem to love that special home with character […]