September 27, 2010
Bainbridge Gardens

Bainbridge Gardens’ 17th Annual Pumpkin Walk

This year’s Bainbridge Gardens’ Pumpkin Walk will be held on Friday October 15th and Saturday October 16th from 6:00 to 8:00pm. The Pumpkin Walk itself is always a visual feast.  Each year approximately 300 carved pumpkins are lighted and displayed along a trail behind the Bainbridge Gardens.   How to […]
September 27, 2010
Bainbridge Island Housing Inventory

Snapshot of Bainbridge Island Housing Market

The chart below compares single family homes on Bainbridge Island  – For Sale vs. Sold vs. Pended. You can see we had an inventory spike in July, which follows the seasonal trend of high inventory in the summer.  The current inventory number for September is 238, so we are already […]
September 23, 2010
Bainbridge Island Harvest-Fair-poster-2010 at the Johnson Farm

Bainbridge Island Harvest Fair – sponsored by Friends of the Farm

Is this Sunday’s Harvest Fair on your calendar?  If no . . . maybe it should be. Sponsored by Friends of the Farm, this is a favorite fall event for our family.  A terrific way to kick off fall and the weather this weekend is forecasted to be sunny and […]
September 17, 2010

Field’s End – the Bainbridge Island Writer’s Community

How My Blog Was Born I am surprised I have not posted about Field’s End before, because, well, it was really from Field’s End that this blog was born.  I got involved with Field’s End after we moved up here  – if you are not familiar with what or who […]
September 15, 2010
Lake Union Houseboat Tour - things to do on or around Bainbridge Island

Lake Union Houseboat Tour & Gasworks Park – Day Trips From Bainbridge Island

Funky Visual Feast On Sunday my friend Wendy and I went on the Funky to Fabulous Houseboat Tour on Lake Union in Seattle.  Floating homes have always intrigued me.  And of course, back in 1993,  we were all intrigued by Sam’s (Tom Hanks) hip houseboat in Sleepless in Seattle (gray […]
September 8, 2010
Sold by Jen Pells Bainbridge Agent

Pricing Your Home Correctly . . . Out the Gate

One of the Best Things You Can do to Sell Your Home Here’s a piece from MSN Money that details the psychology of pricing and selling a home. The piece reiterates what I tell my clients when we sit down for a listing presentation. Buffer Pricing “You’re selling your home. Here’s […]
September 7, 2010
Life on Bainbridge Island

Day Trip to Point No Point & Port Gamble

The sun was pretty shy over this past three day Labor Day weekend.  But on Sunday, it popped out in the afternoon, so our family did the same. Less Than an Hour Away In well under an hour, you can get from Bainbridge Island to Point No Point.  A quaint […]
September 3, 2010
Key to Bainbridge Home

5 Reasons Home Ownership Trumps Renting

The seemingly endless run of bad housing news is discouraging some potential home buyers from considering a purchase. But the truth is that the advantages of homeownership have very little to do with investment gains. The best things about owning a home have a lot more to do with personal […]