A One Way Ticket Last week marked our five year anniversary of living on the island. It really does seem like yesterday that our lives were loaded onto a large orange moving truck and we bought a one-way ticket to fly up to Seattle. I have spent a lot of […]
The Big Picture If you consider only the number of homes (or condos) that sold during the first quarter of this year, your initial reaction would probably be, “Ho hum.” Look carefully, though, and you will see some interesting things. If you include what is happening now, in mid-April, you […]
10 Tips for Buyers in Multiple Offer Situations The swift activity in the under $500k market has brought back the multiple offers so commonly seen prior to 2007. I had my fair share of them in 2011 with buyers. While some buyers prefer to stay far away from multiple […]
Sellers are Getting their Houses Ready I have several buyers putting their homes on the market right now in states, far, far away. They are preparing for their relocation to Bainbridge Island. These buyers often inquire about the PROCESS. The process of timing and orchestrating the sale, and then the […]
FHA Loan Limits Back Up Nov. 18, 2011-Dec 31, 2012 This December HUD confirmed that the 2012 FHA Mortgage Limits have been restored to the higher temporary loan limits effective November 18, 2011 through December 31, 2012. On October 1st, the loan limits had rolled back to regular numbers, which […]
Just Closed | 10286 NE Garibaldi Loop Investors Entering the Market I just helped a smart buyer client close on this great home near the ferry on Bainbridge Island. This home was purchased as a rental investment property. The location near the ferry, popular Craftsman style, and newness of the […]
4480 NE North Tolo Road on Bainbridge Island I get to see a lot of homes during a typical work week, but once in a while I come across a home that really makes an impression. I love colorful homes and this wonderful home on NE North Tolo Road, listed […]
Bainbridge Island Buyers The summer real estate market got buttoned up nicely on Bainrbidge. My August closings brought three lovely families to the island. Great schools, the easy ferry commute to downtown Seattle, proximity to military bases, and large quiet lots were among the reasons for the move.