Bremerton, WA Real Estate News

By Brenda Prowse
(Prowse and Company)
Statistics are for the Bremerton downtown core and west to Kitsap Lake. The market for other parts of Bremerton and its suburbs should be similar. Bremerton homes were selling for a month end median price of $167,450 at the end of July, about 1% less than a year ago and about 1% less than last month. The more stable 3 month moving average median price ($168,949) was about 6% less than a year ago. The Kitsap County 3 month moving average median price is 1% higher than it was a year ago.  Bremerton's 3 month moving average for number of closed sales is 12% lower than a year ago and 15% lower than last month. The 3 month moving average of closed sales is down 3% Countywide from a year ago.  The 3 month moving average number of Bremerton pending sales is down 44% from last year. With expira...
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By Jo Olson, Retired - HOMEFRONT Realty @ LAKE Roosevelt
(HOMEFRONT Realty)
  I am a preservationist.  I love older architecture and currently own a home that was built in 1941.  My home has almost been unchanged over the years.  I have been spending the last few years just restoring it without changing the era design. So to know that the Manette Bridge was to be replaced was kind of sad for me.  The Manette bridge is 80 years old and has a personality of its own.  Although it is still safe to drive across it is aging.  There is extensive rust - almost an inch think in places and the concrete footings are corroded by the saltwater of the Port Washington Narrows.  I understand that for safety reasons it must be done.The Manete Bridge replacement will be a year-and-half-long project that has just started.  It will be interesting to watch the construction process....
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By Jo Olson, Retired - HOMEFRONT Realty @ LAKE Roosevelt
(HOMEFRONT Realty)
  Manette Homes For Sale in Bremerton - Manette is one of the special neighborhoods in Bremerton.  Being so close to the water, some homes with views and some homes with water access make the neighborhood very popular.      Today there are 22 homes for sale between the prices of $133,00 and $749,000. The average price is $269,545.  A couple homes are new construction and a couple built in the 1940's add to the variety of the choices.  If you would like the list just send me an email and I will send you the property detail pages.    
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By Jo Olson, Retired - HOMEFRONT Realty @ LAKE Roosevelt
(HOMEFRONT Realty)
Thursday, August 5th Bremerton Farmers Market When: Thu, August 5th, 4pm – 7pm Where: Evergreen Rotary Park, Bremerton (map) Contact Market Manager, Holly at 360-633-6137 or bremertonfarmersmarket@gmail.com for more details. Visit www.bremertonmarket.com for current news.  
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By Jo Olson, Retired - HOMEFRONT Realty @ LAKE Roosevelt
(HOMEFRONT Realty)
Manette in East Bremerton is just across the Port Washington Narrows waterway via the historic Manette Bridge from downtown Bremerton. Manette is considered one of the most desirable neighborhoods in the Bremerton City limits. The community has been branded the "Sausalito of the Northwest" by former Mayor Cary Bozeman and Congressman Norm Dicks. I love the quirkiness of the Manette area. There is a business district that is within walking distance to many homes, there are several view areas where you can watch the ferries come into Bremerton or the sail boats dancing back betweein here and Port Orchard. In years past the home prices in the Manette really soared and so you might have been priced out. Being the hot market area inside the city limits you had to really be quick to pick up a...
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By Jo Olson, Retired - HOMEFRONT Realty @ LAKE Roosevelt
(HOMEFRONT Realty)
I have been receiving a lot of interest in regard to how this year has faired over previous years in the Bremerton, WA area.  I thought I would do some research for the first six months of sold homes in Bremerton for the years of 2010, 2009 and 2008.  This first chart shows the total number of sales in Bremerton, WA for the last three years.    I think that the first time home buyer tax credit really helped the first six months of 2010.  June so far was the winning month when it came to total closings with a high of 88.  We are still seeing the effect when it comes to closing because of the extension of the closing date from June 30th to September 30th.  The homes that might have needed this extension most likely will close in July with the stragglers, those probably being short-sales w...
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By Jo Olson, Retired - HOMEFRONT Realty @ LAKE Roosevelt
(HOMEFRONT Realty)
Hot new price! This home is move-in ready with all the hard work done. Newer roof, newer cement board siding. new heating and newer windows. Remodeled with some some amazing architectural detail. Check out the homes private web site here - http://www.2221soundviewavene.epropertysites.com/ Summer of Love | Manette Overview Maps Photos Description Neighborhood $139,000 Single Family HomeFor Sale Main Features 2 Bedrooms1 BathroomInterior: 750 sqftLot: 7,840 sqft Location 2221 Soundview Ave NEBremerton, WA 98310 To get updates on open home dates and other property events, please click the "Like" button below: Jo Soss HomeFront Realty(360) 830-6195jo@homefrontrealtyonline.comhttp://www.homefrontrealtyonline.com Listed by: Jo Soss Our recent listings Summer of Love | Manette Subscribe to our...
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By Jo Olson, Retired - HOMEFRONT Realty @ LAKE Roosevelt
(HOMEFRONT Realty)
We all work in areas where there are different laws governing lots of different aspects to a home purchase and sale.  In the Puget Sound area we have several homes that are on septic systems.  In Kitsap County there are over 60,000 on-site sewage systems.  For years and years these systems were pumped or not pumped, inspected or not inspected all depending on the real estate agents involved in the transaction and the documents they used.  Then along came the State of Washington and State Health rules (Chapter 246-272A WAC) requiring the local health jurisdiction to ensure that all owners of onsite sewage systems have their system inspected and evaluated on a regular basis, and prescribe an inspection at the time of property transfer as one of theoptions to attain these inspections. I to...
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By Jo Olson, Retired - HOMEFRONT Realty @ LAKE Roosevelt
(HOMEFRONT Realty)
Concerts in the Park - continues Evergreen Rotary ParkToday - Tuesday - 6-8PMCowboy Buck & Elizabeth24th Annual Festival of Arts for ChildrenFree hands-on art activitiesSpoinsored by the West Sound Arts Council     Evergreen Rotary Park - 1400 Park Avenue Bremerton - Evergreen District 10 acre 1,900 feet of shoreline 1 group shelter 6 shelters 39 picnic tables 4 BBQs 2 half-court basketball Boat launches Sand volleyball court 75 parking spaces Evergreen Park is the city's premier park with the highest use rates. The location is just amazing. I love just walking the trails and being able to just sit and watch people, birds and weather. If you need a place for a family picnic this is the place. There are 5 shelters and 39 picnic tables. The park encompasses 10 acres and had 1900 feet of s...
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By Jo Olson, Retired - HOMEFRONT Realty @ LAKE Roosevelt
(HOMEFRONT Realty)
Thursday, July 22 Bremerton Farmers Market When:  Thu, July 22, 4pm – 7pm Where:  Evergreen Rotary Park, Bremerton (map) Contact Market Manager, Holly at 360-633-6137 or bremertonfarmersmarket@gmail.com for more details. Visit www.bremertonmarket.com for current news. Sorry no photos - will upload later when the system allows them.  Here is a video - taken a couple of years ago.  The market has really grown by moving into the park! Bremerton WA :: Farmer's Market from Jo Soss on Vimeo.
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By Jo Olson, Retired - HOMEFRONT Realty @ LAKE Roosevelt
(HOMEFRONT Realty)
I am sorry I am a little late on this one.  What a great idea to provide a free program for the area youth! This is like having a free "day-camp" program!  We have some amazing parks in Bremerton with lots of equipment and with the weather the last couple of weeks I bet this is just a blast!  Remember that this is not a substitute for a daycare option and guardians of younger children should be available at the park location.  The Bremerton School District even serves a FREE lunch at noon! How cool is that! I so hope there are lots of children attending! See this flyer for more detailed information. Let me know how it is! I would love to hear your comments!  
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By Jo Olson, Retired - HOMEFRONT Realty @ LAKE Roosevelt
(HOMEFRONT Realty)
  2221 Soundview Ave NE - Website $149,000 Single Family HomeFor Sale Main Features 2 Bedrooms1 BathroomInterior: 750 sqftLot: 7,840 sqft Location 2221 Soundview Ave NEBremerton, WA 98310 An eclectic home in desirable Manette to bring out the romantic, eclectic in you! Virtually restored over the last 12 years w/attention to every detail. Superior residential metal roof that far outlasts conventional roofing, not to mention being environmentally friendly! Cement-plank lap siding - the most popular siding in America today because of its strength, beauty and durability. Vaulted ceilings, Eco-heaters, painted wood floors and attention to every detail. You will find the finish work of the remodel very aesthetically pleasing. The home also features several banks of specialty windows. All ene...
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By Jo Olson, Retired - HOMEFRONT Realty @ LAKE Roosevelt
(HOMEFRONT Realty)
During the month of June there were 88 homes that sold in Bremerton. [zip codes: 98310, 98311, 98312, 98314, 98337]. These Bremerton homes actually had a transfer of home ownership. Contracts complete and Lender funds available the home buyer and seller signed all of their documents as escrow prepared the closing packages. Once all the I’s were dotted and the T’s crossed there where deeds recorded at the Kitsap County courthouse that transferred the property into the new home owner’s name! If you want to learn more about how we transfer property in Washington State a really great site to visit is the Escrow Association of Washington site. There you can find definitions and explanations of the home buying process for Bremerton Washington. Let’s look at those 88 Bremerton homes - Average ...
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By Jo Olson, Retired - HOMEFRONT Realty @ LAKE Roosevelt
(HOMEFRONT Realty)
Does a closing date on a contract mean anything? Do you take it seriously? What does it mean to all of the parties involved? What does it mean to the buyer, the seller, the lender or even escrow? When I write a contract I have usually been in contact with lenders and escrow personnel asking what their work load is at the present time. From the very beginning of my career deadlines have been very important to me. I have always made sure my clients know what "time is of the essense" meant and that it wasn't just a "saying". I would educate them on what our "computation of time" pargargph in our purchase and sale agreement meant and wanted them to take it as serious as I did. I see this as one of the most important function of a licensed real estate agent. There are deals that have been l...
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By Brenda Prowse
(Prowse and Company)
Statistics are for the Bremerton downtown core and west to Kitsap Lake. The market for other parts of Bremerton and its suburbs should be similar. Bremerton homes were selling for a month end median price of $169,500 at the end of June, about 12% less than a year ago and about the same as last month. The more stable 3 month moving average median price ($169,766) was about the same as a year ago. The Kitsap County 3 month moving average median price is 2% lower than it was a year ago.  Bremerton's 3 month moving average for number of closed sales is 33% higher than a year ago. The 3 month moving average of closed sales is up 17% Countywide from a year ago.  The 3 month moving average number of Bremerton pending sales is down 37% from last year. With expiration of the homebuyer tax credit...
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By Jo Olson, Retired - HOMEFRONT Realty @ LAKE Roosevelt
(HOMEFRONT Realty)
The "Concerts on the Boardwalk" series starts tonight! For the next four Friday nights you can spend an amazing time down on the water with music and amazing views.  The concert series is sponsored by the Bremerton Main Stream Association and is one of the most popular. If you want you can tie up at the new Bremerton Marina too.  The Bremerton Boardwalk area is one of the most fun in the Kitsap County. Tonight's concert by Jr. Cadillac is brought to you by sponsor West Hills Auto Plex.   With the weather it should be a gorgeous night!     Event details Place: On the Waterfront-2nd St. & Washington Ave., Downtown Bremerton Date: Friday, July 09, 2010 Time: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Cost: Free
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By Dinah Lee Griffey, Managing Broker Windermere Peninsula Properties
(Windermere Peninsula Properties)
Dan Griffey is the only Conservative running for position #1 in the 35th. This is our chance to spread the message that the people are the power behind the Government not the other way around. We could use everyone's help too. We need to get big numbers in August to show how strong a candidate Dan is. Please feel free to spread the word. Send them to Dan's Facebook page Griffey 4 State House and ask  them to "like" Dan. (He is a like-able guy so this is easy!) Donations of any amount up to $800 per person per election cycle ( there are two, one in August and one in November)can be made  at the Griffey for State House website http://www.griffey4statehouse.com/Home.aspx -If everyone of my friends donated $2 it would further the cause astronomically! Can you imagine what $20 or $50 could d...
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By Jo Olson, Retired - HOMEFRONT Realty @ LAKE Roosevelt
(HOMEFRONT Realty)
  During the month of May there were75 homes that sold in Bremerton. [zip codes: 98310, 98311, 98312, 98314, 98337]. These Bremerton homes actually had a transfer of home ownership. Contracts complete and Lender funds available the home buyer and seller signed all of their documents as escrow prepared the closing packages. Once all the I’s were dotted and the T’s crossed there where deeds recorded at the Kitsap County courthouse that transferred the property into the new home owner’s name! If you want to learn more about how we transfer property in Washington State a really great site to visit is the Escrow Association of Washington site. There you can find definitions and explanations of the home buying process for Bremerton Washington.   Let’s look at those 75 Bremerton homes - Avera...
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By Brenda Prowse
(Prowse and Company)
Statistics are for the Bremerton downtown core and west to Kitsap Lake. The market for other parts of Bremerton and its suburbs should be similar. Bremerton homes were selling for a month end median price of $169,898 at the end of May, about 3% less than a year ago and about the same as last month. The more stable 3 month moving average median price was 7% higher than a year ago. The Kitsap County 3 month moving average median price is 3% higher than it was a year ago.  Bremerton's 3 month moving average for number of closed sales is 56% higher than a year ago. The 3 month moving average of closed sales is up 25% Countywide from a year ago.  The 3 month moving average number of Bremerton pending sales is up 13% from last year. Recall this number includes pending short sales that may not...
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By Jo Olson, Retired - HOMEFRONT Realty @ LAKE Roosevelt
(HOMEFRONT Realty)
Summer of Love | Manette Overview Maps Photos Description Neighborhood $165,000 Single Family HomeFor Sale Main Features 2 Bedrooms1 BathroomInterior: 750 sqftLot: 7,840 sqft Location 2221 Soundview Ave NEBremerton, WA 98310 To get updates on open home dates and other property events, please click the "Like" button below: Jo Soss HomeFront Realty(360) 830-6195jo@homefrontrealtyonline.comhttp://www.homefrontrealtyonline.com Listed by: Jo Soss See more Bremerton, WA real estate for sale
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