Belfair, WA Real Estate News

By Valerie Spaulding, Allyn-Belfair-Hood Canal-Local Expertise!
(Windermere Peninsula Properties~Allyn~Belfair~WA)
It's hard to believe that we are into another new year-2019! CRAZY!!!Perfect time though to take a peak at what 2018 had to offer in Mason County as far as real estate and how things went! Below is a great graph that shows Mason County's 2018 Real Estate Stats and Trends.  Mason County's 2018 Real Estate stats and trends showed it to be quite brisk in a flurry of activity of Buyers trying to find just the right home and Sellers trying to get the highest rate of return. Housing inventory for sale was quite low in Mason County in 2018 following the same trend in other counties.... We did start to see an increase in housing inventory towards the end of the year, but certain price ranges remained a strong Sellers' market. November and December of 2018 showed Mason County slowing down a bit,...
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By MIke Mostyn, Casting a Wider Net
(Windermere Peninsula Properties)
I was asked yesterday at #BelfairWindermere, “On Hood Canal, what is the cost per linear foot of waterfront?” This is the old-school way of determining the value of a beachfront property. It worked well for a while when most houses were similar and vacant land when available, but both of those conditions have changed. The number for years was $5000 per foot but for those who still like to know, here is the calculation.On the horizontal section of Hood Canal, that part beyond the Big Bend, we sold 32 homes. Throw out the most expensive and the least expensive, you find the average price in 2017 was roughly $433,000. Of those 30 remaining properties, the average waterfront was just shy of 85 feet. So, to answer the question of the cost per linear foot of Hood Canal waterfront in 2017, it ...
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By Valerie Spaulding, Allyn-Belfair-Hood Canal-Local Expertise!
(Windermere Peninsula Properties~Allyn~Belfair~WA)
WANTED ! SELLERS!   LETS TALK!    WE NEED YOU!   We have a SHORTAGE of LISTINGS!!!      NOW is the time to BE ON THE MARKET AND ACHIEVE YOUR GOAL! A great time to acquire  top dollar for your home!     Where are you?   We have buyers LOOKING AND WAITING in line to purchase homes!   Seriously, inventory of homes for sale in our area is EXTREMLY LOW.  Mr. and Mrs. Seller - where are you?  Call us! Are you unsure about the value of your home?  - We offer a FREE Market value report. Waiting to come on the market? - Don't Wait! Inventory is LOW which =s less competition which equals a strong sale price! Is it the right time to sell? -Now is the time! Less competition which makes your home standout more! Here is our how we can help you and you can help us...... CALL US FOR A FREE Comparative ...
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By Daryl Datus, John L Scott
(John L Scott)
The Taste of Hood Canal, North Mason County’s premier summer festival, is once again scheduled for the second Saturday in August this year, Saturday, August 1oth. Starts and 10 and runs till around 4 pm Schedule your drive to town around this event, great to see you there! The annual event features Arts & Crafts, Food Vendors, Classic Car Show, live music and great fun for the entire family. This year, the Taste of Hood Canal is an official SEAFAIR Community Festival! Great chance to see locals with there food and cars! www.daryldatus.com  
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By Daryl Datus, John L Scott
(John L Scott)
The Hoods Canal Spot Shrimp sport season generally opens during the month of May with clear blue skies and majestic Olympic Mountain views. This has lured the sportsmen and ladies out like only Hood Canal can. With baited and set pots the fishermen awaited the first easy limit. By 10:00 am the first shrimp are in the cooler . . Still, limits (80 shrimp/person). This is truly one fishing activity that the boater and crew need to be prepared for and not have any impaired senses.DEPTH: Didn't matter the first opening, 200-230 ft worked well and was supported by local knowledge. I fished 250-300 ft but you need the right length of lines to fish 300 ft. Double buoys or additional floatation is important in the Hood Canal because of the tides. Weighted pots for quick descents and to hold posi...
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By Daryl Datus, John L Scott
(John L Scott)
Many ask what is weather like in Belfair, On average, the warmest month is August. The highest recorded temperature was 101°F in 1981. On average, the coolest month is December. The lowest recorded temperature was 7°F in 1990. The maximum average precipitation occurs in December Best place to get away from the city www.daryldatus.com
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By Rene Fabre, Marketing in the Digital Age
(First American Title)
Casper’s Pizza & BBQ, Belfair, Washington I was in Belfair Friday afternoon on February 21st for a company event with my state manager. We arrived a little ahead of schedule and were starving. I’m not from around these parts so I did my social media mobile thing and checked out all the restaurants in the area and Casper’s kept showing up and with favorable reviews. I had the barbequed chicken breast with corn bread. Yum! The chicken breast was done just right and their homemade BBQ sauce is absolutely wonderful! They should bottle it and sell it. The sauce has a nice smoky bright notes with a nice tangyness to it. I love a good BBQ sauce, yet most are too sweet for me. Also the cornbread is homemade and super fresh. Dave said they put a little cream of corn in the batter. Whatever they ...
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By Daryl Datus, John L Scott
(John L Scott)
I would like to be one to welcome our new business to Belfair. Taco Bell Its wonderful to have options when shopping for Real estate in the Hood canal area!!   Taco Bell Corp. has made plans to break ground in April of 2014, a subsidiary of Yum! Brands, Inc., (NYSE: YUM), is the nation's leading Mexican-inspired quick service restaurant. Taco Bell serves made to order and customizable tacos, burritos, and specialties such as the exclusive Doritos® Locos Tacos, gourmet inspired Cantina Bell® Menu and lower calorie Fresco Menu. The company encourages customers to “Live Más,” both through its food and in ways such as its Feed the Beat® music program and nonprofit organization, the Taco Bell Foundation for Teens. Taco Bell and its more than 350 franchise organization have nearly 6,000 resta...
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By Jim Shepherd (360) 229-2235, Find Shelton Homes
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Shelton)
SOLD Tastefully designed Belfair home needs to be seen to be appreciated! This tastefully designed home needs to be seen to be appreciated. The home & 2+ acre grounds are immaculate. Main floor includes formal living & dining rooms, designer kitchen with full bar, family room which opens to the 500' cedar deck & master suite. Downstairs you'll find the rec room & 3rd bdrm/office. Plenty of storage in the oversized garage with shop space. Low maint landscape & RV pad. New roof & water heater in June of 2012. Quiet dead end street. Sets up well for home based business. Call Curt Creswell, Prudential NW Real Estate at (360) 463-8136 for more information or a showing. OverviewMapsPhotos $249,900 Single Family Home Main Features 3 Bedrooms2 Bathrooms1 Partial BathroomInterior: 2,386 sqftLot...
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By Daryl Datus, John L Scott
(John L Scott)
How Many times this happens in our business, I was traveling home one day and saw a large vessel flipped, and the locals delt with it this way.  I guess the old bird is making the best of it and saying This is the way I roll. LOL>  
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By Daryl Datus, John L Scott
(John L Scott)
  I often hear them cry why should I, below if information to help all.     A new law emphasizing the importance of carbon monoxide alarms in Washington homes has created many questions about which real estate transactions it affects. Here are a few points synopsized from a recent Coldwell Banker Danforth memo to clarify the requirements: As of April 1, 2012, sellers of OWNER OCCUPIED single family homes, condos and mobile homes must install carbon monoxide alarms prior to closing. Homes that have electric heat are not exempt. Homes without attached garages are not exempt. Listing brokers (real etate agents) need to let the seller know, at the time of listing, that they will be required to install carbon monoxide alarms. Some appraisers are looking for the alarms and calling for them to...
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By Daryl Datus, John L Scott
(John L Scott)
Mold is a common occurrence in homes, but it can potentially cause health problems as well as damage to structures and surfaces if it is not controlled. Mold begins growing indoors when spores come in contact with wet surfaces or substances. Once established, mold can be very difficult to remove successfully - so prevention is the key. MOLD PREVENTION Mold cannot grow in the absence of moisture. Moisture can take the form of leaks, spills, condensation, and humidity, so controlling sources of moisture is the most important step in mold prevention. Here are some ways to avoid creating conditions in which mold will thrive: Look for signs of leaks in supply and waste lines for bathrooms, kitchens, utility sinks, and laundry areas. Have any leaks fixed and dry the area thoroughly. Check the...
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By MIke Mostyn, Casting a Wider Net
(Windermere Peninsula Properties)
The Belfair, Washington public is again cruising on Hood Canal.  The 54-foot Lady Alderbrook is now available to the public two days a week for summertime cruises on Hood Canal.Owned by Alderbrook Resort & Spa near Belfair, Washington, the yacht is normally reserved for private parties, but until Aug. 28, the public is invited to enjoy the views of the Olympic Mountains as you motor the Olympic Peninsula resort area of Hood Canal.The Alderbrook Resort turns 100 years old this year but you don't have to stay overnight to hike, golf, dine and participate in activities at the 88-acre resort.Cindy Sund is the director of marine services and captain of the Lady Alderbrook narrates the 90-minute afternoon cruise. "It's an opportunity to get out on the water and enjoy the canal," Sund said. "I...
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By MIke Mostyn, Casting a Wider Net
(Windermere Peninsula Properties)
The Faith in Action Belfair Senior Center is one step closer. On Monday, the State of Washington House of Representatives rolled out its two-year capital-spending plan.  The House Capital Budget Committee hearing on Proposed Substitute House Bill 1497 included several projects like the Belfair Senior Center here in North Mason County – some of which did not get help from Gov. Chris Gregoire's earlier proposal.  Within this House bill is $1.36 million for the much needed Belfair Senior Center. Among the other North Mason projects the House named for funds was: ● Mason County PUD 1’s intertie project along Hood Canal ● Belfair Water District No. 1's water main project - $2 million ● North Mason Recreation Area infield renovation - $257,500 Proposed Substitute House Bill 1497 has a ways t...
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By MIke Mostyn, Casting a Wider Net
(Windermere Peninsula Properties)
There are a number of things that can trigger the decision to remodel or move to a new home. Perhaps you have outgrown your current space, you might be tired of struggling with ancient plumbing or wiring systems, or maybe your home just feels out of date. The question is: Should you stay or should you go? Choosing whether to remodel or move involves looking at a number of factors. Here are some things to consider when making your decision. Five reasons to move: 1. Your current location just isn’t working. Unruly neighbors, a miserable commute, or a less-than-desirable school district—these are factors you cannot change. If your current location is detracting from your overall quality of life, it’s time to consider moving. If you’re just ready for a change, that’s a good reason, too. Som...
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By Daryl Datus, John L Scott
(John L Scott)
The current market is the best of most worlds: low interest rates, a supply of homes to choose from that are aggressively priced, and lenders who are beginning to engage in 'make sense' loans." TheWashington state housing market allows for a buyers and sellers market. If you are looking to buy a home, now is the time to start the process and make it happen! If you are looking to sell your home, the current housing market situation is favorable as well. The housing inventory is low and there is a high buyer demand; thus getting your home on the market now may yield to a quicker sale and higher profits.   www.daryldatus.com
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By Dinah Lee Griffey, Managing Broker Windermere Peninsula Properties
(Windermere Peninsula Properties)
Ever have one of those days when nothing seems to go right, when it seems up hill both ways or Murphy's law has it out for you? I have and there is one thing that gets me through them, people who have been there too. It does not cost anything to smile at someone (especially if they appear miserable) or to offer a listening ear when someone needs to share. being supportive can make all the difference in the world. I have been fortunate to have people in my life that have been there for me. Co-workers that shared a funny experience have made many a rotten day not look so bad after all. In this business we are all about people. We form relationships and maintain them. We work hard to go the extra mile and it can really pay off. Sure there are times we feel competitive but they should be su...
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By Dinah Lee Griffey, Managing Broker Windermere Peninsula Properties
(Windermere Peninsula Properties)
I am always on the look out for products to offer at Inferno Advertising that set my clients apart from the rest. The best way to do that is to find something that will surprise people when they see it and cause them to take a closer look, or as in the case of my latest favorite product cause them to STAND OUT! I found these cute flip flops with the unforgettable "Don't Worry- Be Happy" imprint on them. They can be personalized any way you want for your business or just for friends and would make a great closing gift or memorable give away. There are a million different way to market yourself with unforgettable personalized products. And these flip flops could be a good "step in the right direction." So whether you offer homes for sale on a beach, the mountains or your clients prefer a ...
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By Daryl Datus, John L Scott
(John L Scott)
Design A Daily Cleaning Schedule  After all your hard work is done and your house looks like a home ready to move in or be shown!  Make sure that you have a good cleaning schedule in place. Whether you need to make one from scratch or update the one you have, set small daily tasks that will help keep your house in order until its sold!     www.daryldatus.com
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By Valerie Spaulding, Allyn-Belfair-Hood Canal-Local Expertise!
(Windermere Peninsula Properties~Allyn~Belfair~WA)
 Waterfront, waterfront and more waterfront!!        What are YOU waiting for??  An excellent opportunity and time to buy your very own waterfront!    Hood Canal waterfront, Tee Lake Waterfront, Mason Lake waterfront and LakeLand Village Homes for sale!        And it's an excellent time to buy! The prices are affordable!   The interest rates are at all time lows; the inventory is aplenty! What are you waiting for?   Check out the waterfront homes available for sale!  Summertime is almost here and there's no better time to get ready to buy your waterfront than now!  Looking for lakefront? Mason County has many many lakes to choose from!  Pick your style of lake - whether    it be a peaceful quiet non-gas powered lake or a bigger lake with water skiing and then find your dream lakefront h...
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