Grapeview, WA Real Estate News

By MIke Mostyn, Casting a Wider Net
(Windermere Peninsula Properties)
  JUST LISTED   Clean well-maintained Pickering Passage view home Schedule a Showing South Sounder Real Estate Search Hood Canal Waterfront / Union Search Hood Canal Waterfront / Belfair Search Treasure Island / Allyn Search Stretch Island / Grapeview Waterfront Search Pickering Harstine Island Waterfront Search All Homes For Sale What is Your Home Worth?   See Property Details   Call 360-463-2526 for more information on this or any other property.     Visit Property Website       Courtesy: Mike MostynWindermere Peninsula PropertiesEmail Me Now360-463-2526Licensed In: WashingtonLicense #: 106564 101 E SEA BREEZE DRGRAPEVIEW, WA 98546Bedrooms: 2Bathrooms: 1 full, 1 halfList Price: $Get Current PriceLiving Area Approx: 1232   Clean "Super Good Cents" Pickering Passage VIEW HOME in wooded...
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By Dinah Lee Griffey, Managing Broker Windermere Peninsula Properties
(Windermere Peninsula Properties)
It is that time of year when we get our gardens ready for the summer season. I love picking out new flowers and planning my raised beds. The one thing that I am not fond of is the weeds that compete for attention in my gardens. They are quick too! One minute you are standing back admiring the grounds then next you are on your hands and knees pulling and plucking the weeds out or killing them with chemicals. There is a simple solution and it was probably delivered to your front door this morning...NEWSPAPERS! Simply mix in the nutrients into the soil, plant your vegetation and then place wet newspapers around the base, where you want to block weeds and cover with mulch. Then relax and enjoy your summer with the garden you imagined and without all the back breaking work to keep it that aw...
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By Valerie Spaulding, Allyn-Belfair-Hood Canal-Local Expertise!
(Windermere Peninsula Properties~Allyn~Belfair~WA)
1530 E Island View Drivw GRAPEVIEW, WA Grapeview Waterfront Retreat 3BR/3+1BA Single Family House $729,000 Year Built 2007 Sq Footage 4,400 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 3 full, 1 partial Floors 2 Parking Unspecified Lot Size Unspecified HOA/Maint $0 per month DescriptionA very peaceful and quiet location with a sweeping view of Pickering Passage! Property Features FireplaceWalk-in closetHardwood floorTile floorFamily roomLiving roomBonus/Rec roomBreakfast nookDishwasherRefrigeratorMicrowaveStainless steel appliancesBasementLaundry area - insideBalcony, Deck, or PatioYardSauna Other Special Features Waterfront and View homeBamboo flooring throughout upstairsMarine and Mountain Views from all roomsRadiant heat in floorcustom cabinetrymaster bath shower with sauna guest apartment - w/separate ent...
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By Dinah Lee Griffey, Managing Broker Windermere Peninsula Properties
(Windermere Peninsula Properties)
One of the favorite activities in Mason County lakes is Fishing. There are a lot of great lakes here and most of them are stocked full of fish. Click on the link above to get more detailed information on all of the lakes. Beyond fishing there are lakes to jet ski, swim, kayak, canoe or just sit on the shore and soak in a beautiful day. Welcome to Mason County...ENJOY!
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By Kristian Schonberg
(Windermere Peninsula Properties)
Yesterday and today, with temperatures reaching into the 90s around here, we have enjoyed swimming to cool down in both the lakes and the saltwater.  Late yesteday afternoon, I drove my 2 sons to Stretch Island to beach comb and swim and noticed hundreds of seals on the north side chasing anchovies.  With the spectacular Olympic Mountains, Mt. Rainier, and surrrounded by water, this area is the best in the world!  We watched an eagle dive down to the water to catch a fish as we swam.  We have great deals on this kind of property.
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By Dinah Lee Griffey, Managing Broker Windermere Peninsula Properties
(Windermere Peninsula Properties)
Above the creaking bridge a car rumbles and then stops. The day is bright and full of wonder. The fading blue horizon tosses puffs of white to and fro. The Heron waits. Today is a mystery only known by times told tale. The waters fill the bare pebbled beach. Birds fly and call out as if to catch the sun before she leaves. The night sparkles awake as the moon hangs low to listen to the day as it shares the secrets of a world only known to those without words ...  the  fishing Heron .
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By Dinah Lee Griffey, Managing Broker Windermere Peninsula Properties
(Windermere Peninsula Properties)
Clouds dot the blue sky and hover above the quiet waters. Treasure Island Stands by as the waves rock the boats at the Fair Harbor Marina. What will today bring? Many love to visit here and are likely to fill the air with laughter and aromas from the BBQ. A dog barks. Splashes. a boat rumbles along the shore where the land dips in and out. The Eagles dive and the Sea lions Bark. Home is where the heart is. Home is here on Mason County's Treasure Island.
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By Dinah Lee Griffey, Managing Broker Windermere Peninsula Properties
(Windermere Peninsula Properties)
  This listing is one of a kind. Sitting on rolling acreage in Grapeview with nothing in sight but the trees this house has a story to tell.  The Seller is a great lady and she has added the most unique touches. Above the roughed in basement that would make a great wine cellar sits a interesting room with walls salvaged from a cedar home nearly a century old. The floors have radiant heat and there are secret stairs that lead to a loft with a peekaboo view of the downstairs. The window in the kitchen looks strait through the interior of the home to line up with large windows resting above the claw foot tub. In the living room is a bar that held an antique register from one of the bars when the town of Allyn was new in 1889. Behind the bar is a hand crafted  sink and a custom stained gla...
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By Dinah Lee Griffey, Managing Broker Windermere Peninsula Properties
(Windermere Peninsula Properties)
Welcome to the Treasure Island Bridge.This simple wooden bridge leads to an Island that sits like an Emerald Jewel sparkling in salty waters of Puget Sound. Once only accessed by boat the island was referred to as Reach Island and it Neighbor Stretch Island were dubbed this by the local school children who joked that it took a reach and a stretch to get to school each day being that at the time there were no bridges. Today the island is the center piece for a quiet life in North Mason County. From the squawk of a seagull to the scamper of the forests chipmunksmany enjoy the simple life here. Fish jump and taunt the eagles trained eye. Clouds drift by but want to linger a little longer here. The waves roll against the dock and Fair Harbor Marina celebrates across the pebbled beach on the...
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By Dinah Lee Griffey, Managing Broker Windermere Peninsula Properties
(Windermere Peninsula Properties)
Some days are meant for dreaming amongst the rhythmic waves and chunks of cotton candy clouds. Where your thoughts are all your own until the Eagles interrupt the water's surface and haul out the catch of the day. The sun paints it's reflection on the singing shifting water. The wind hides and follows and tries to bully the sailor to shore. But the sailor has made friends with all of the elements and can tell the vessel where to go. The adventure is limitless...
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By Valerie Spaulding, Allyn-Belfair-Hood Canal-Local Expertise!
(Windermere Peninsula Properties~Allyn~Belfair~WA)
   Has Spring brought a change to the Grapeview WA real estate market? Let's see what has happened for the month of March in the Grapeview area. The following takes into consideration, homes that are for sale that are currently listed, pending and/or sold with a professional real estate agent and company. In the area code of 98546, Grapeview, WA, there are currently 39 homes for sale.   The price range for these homes start as low as $68,900 for a 2 bedroom, 1 bath, 864 square foot home and vary all the way up to A $995,000 asking price which is a waterfront home offering 1768 sq ft of living, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, and 2.15. acres along the pristine shores of Case Inlet. Average price per square foot overall for homes in Grapeview, WA  is $216.11 (a little higher than some areas due to t...
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By Dinah Lee Griffey, Managing Broker Windermere Peninsula Properties
(Windermere Peninsula Properties)
One kind of home that everyone can appreciate no matter what the market is doing is...a tree house. They are filled withfun and fantasy. One of my favorite memories as a kid was building a tree house with my friends. It was a little dangerous, I am not sure it was anywhere near code, and it looked nothing like the one in the picture.But it was fun. Camping out over night, raids, secret meetings and just hanging out were always better when doing it in a tree house. I know kids today have Wiis and I-pods along with all kinds of exciting organized entertainment.My friends and I would never have dreamed of any of it that is if we could have dreamed in the tree house... with my brother and his friends trying their best to scare us all! I think it is time that we offer the new generation a fe...
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By Dinah Lee Griffey, Managing Broker Windermere Peninsula Properties
(Windermere Peninsula Properties)
  1.The first bird domesticated by man was the goose. 2.There are more chickens in the world than people.                                           3.Chickens absorb vitamin-D through their combs from sunshine. 4.The average hen will lay 227 eggs a year 5.Roosters can't crow if they can't fully extend their necks. 6.A group of geese on the ground is gaggle, a group of geese in the air is skein. 7.A duck's quack doesn't echo, and no one knows why. 8.Chickens that lay brown eggs have red ear lobes. There is a genetic link between the two. 9.Nine yolks have been found in one chicken egg. 10.A chicken has been documented as having survived 18 months...headless! What weird facts do you know?
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By Valerie Spaulding, Allyn-Belfair-Hood Canal-Local Expertise!
(Windermere Peninsula Properties~Allyn~Belfair~WA)
  What is the real estate market like in Grapeview, WA?  Let's Take a look! The following takes into consideration, homes that are for sale that are currently listed, pending and/or sold with a professional real estate agent and company. In the area code of 98546, Grapeview, WA,there are currently 36 homes for sale.   The price range for these homes start as low as $78,900 for a 2 bedroom, 1 bath, 864 square foot home and vary all the way up to A $995,000 asking price which is a waterfront homeoffering 1768 sq ft of living, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, and 2.15. acres along the pristine shores of Case Inlet. Average price per square foot overall for homes in Grapeview, WA  is $197.74 (a little higher than some areas due to the many waterfront homes Grapeview has to offer); with an average askin...
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By Dinah Lee Griffey, Managing Broker Windermere Peninsula Properties
(Windermere Peninsula Properties)
It was one of those days that you have to carry your camera with you everywhere you go. I could not stop taking pictures today.The waters were still and the views incredible. This is a view from the Treasure Island bridge looking over to the Stretch Island Bridge. Years ago the twin Islands were called Reach and Stretch.This was long before the bridges- when the school children took boats to school. It was said it took a "Reach" and a "Stretch." Since then Reach Island is now referred to as Treasure Island. The name is appropriate, and if you viewed the picture from my last post you can see why.
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By Dinah Lee Griffey, Managing Broker Windermere Peninsula Properties
(Windermere Peninsula Properties)
I took this picture from a home we will be listing in the next few weeks. I took many photos, but this one really caught my eye. It is hard not to be in awe of such a beautiful scene, and to think we get this everyday! What more can I say...Come and Visit Mason County Washington.
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By Dinah Lee Griffey, Managing Broker Windermere Peninsula Properties
(Windermere Peninsula Properties)
Washington state is known for its rich offering of seafood. We have shrimp, clams, oysters, geoduck, trout, crab, mussel's and the king of them all...wild salmon. While we not all be as talented as the guy in the picture, we do have some amazing opportunities to fish in Mason County.Mason lake is known for it's great fishing as well as the Skokomish river. Opportunities to display your fishing talent abound here.It is well worth it to plan a weekend trip to Mason County and put your gear to good use. There is no need for fish tales here... the truth out weighs anything you could dream up! Where is your favorite spot to try grab the one that got away?
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By Dinah Lee Griffey, Managing Broker Windermere Peninsula Properties
(Windermere Peninsula Properties)
Ever wonder why so many people flock to Mason County, Washington. I bet he does too, although I think he likes the handouts. The freedom and nature here are remarkable. We are minutes away from sailing, boating, fishing, clamming, hiking, biking, and enjoying the local wildlife.It is the one stop spot for getting away from it all yet only 30 to 40 minutes away by car or ferry to getting back to it all.
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By Valerie Spaulding, Allyn-Belfair-Hood Canal-Local Expertise!
(Windermere Peninsula Properties~Allyn~Belfair~WA)
I was sitting here in the office this morning, commiserating with another agent in my office, Peter Cahan, about the nasty weather we are having today. Wind, rain and just down right cold when he said to me, "You know what I did this morning?" And so he told me this story which reminded me of why I love living and working where I do..... It was about 6 AM this morning, Peter was at home working away on his computer when his wife yells to him "Peter!Come here  and bring the binoculars!" Peter and his wife live on the waterfront on Stretch Island - a beautiful island in Grapeview, WA in the waters of Puget Sound  (see Localism for more stories and info on Stretch Island). He focuses the binoculars on where his wife is pointing out on the water at a sailboat that she believes is adrift. He...
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By Richard R. Bell, Broker-Manager, Allyn - Belfair Washington State Realtor
(Richard Bell - Windermere Peninsula Properties)
The following narrative is my second of three Blogs about rural Stretch Island in South Puget Sound for the Mason County Localism Promotion that our local Realtors have embraced.  In Mason County, AR members within the real estate community, are telling their stories about life in our small corner the Country through Localism. Those of us who are actively contributing are encouraging the community to Check It OUT! We are beggining to see positive results. I hope you enjoy my version of the St. Charles Winery Story. At the end of Prohibition in 1933, Seattle Realtor Charles Somers and his son C.W. Somers started Washington State's First State Bonded Winery. The winery was named St Charles Winery because Charles was a traditional name in the Somers Family.   By 1937 there were Forty-two b...
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