March 20, 2010
North Town Loop on Bainbridge Island

Top 10 Things First-Time Homebuyers Should Know

  A typical home in the North Town Woods Neighborhood has become more affordable this year on Bainbridge Island. The neighborhood that was reaching for the $700,000’s in 2006 has now dipped to the low $500,000’s making the purchase of these home much more doable with a conventional or FHA […]
January 26, 2010
Hillandale Neighborhood on Bainbridge Island by Jen Pells Real Estate Agent

In Search of the Vibe

I showed houses this past weekend to two separate families in two separate price ranges. Both families are working from two separate wants/needs lists, both have different limits and constraints. And . . . even in a time of year with a lean inventory (166 homes on the market), there […]
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 […]
February 5, 2008
Finding Your Forever House on Bainbridge Island by Jen Pells Real Estate Agent

On Bainbridge Island Your “Forever House” Won’t Be on the Market Forever

Houses are still selling in one weekend here on Bainbridge Island. The media is continuing to have its field day about prices falling and homes lingering on the market for a year and then perhaps going into foreclosure, but if you want to buy a home on Bainbridge Island, time […]
January 20, 2008
The Search for a Church by Jen Pells Bainbridge Real Estate Agent

The Search for a Church Continued: Grace Episcopal Church on Day Road

A few weeks ago, my friend and I visited another Episcopal Church on Bainbridge Island, Grace Episcopal. From the moment we drove up, we were both smitten by the lovely architecture of the church. The modern feel of the architecture with the richness of real wood and loads of windows, […]
January 20, 2008
St Barnabas Church on Bainbridge Island by Jen Pells Real Estate Agent

The Search for a Church

My search started on Christmas Eve of last year. I am searching for a space to reflect on my life and my week, get inspiration, and to get a Bible Study program for my four year old and seven year old. I am looking for a church with traditional elements, […]
January 20, 2008
Relocating your life to Bainbridge Island by Jen Pells Real Estate Agent

Relocating Your Life

Scrolling through a “What If”writing exercise I did years ago,I read down the list of things I had written:“What if I had joined the peace corps? What if I had gone into marketing? What if I had three kids?” . . .  and so on until I read down to […]