Port Orchard, WA Real Estate News

By Jo Olson, Retired - HOMEFRONT Realty @ LAKE Roosevelt
(HOMEFRONT Realty)
During the month of November there were 70 (^2) homes that sold in Port Orchard. This is 2 more homes than in October.  These Port Orchard 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 Port Orchard Washington. Let's look at those 70 Port Orchard home...
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By Daryl Datus, John L Scott
(John L Scott)
What a storm, I am glad I dont deal with this type of weather anymore!  The southern states are a great place to visit but I am glad I dont live there anymore!
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By Rich Jacobson, Your Kitsap County WA Real Estate Broker
(Fathom Realty West Sound)
Each month I publish a real estate market report for Kitsap County WA on my local blog, SOUNDBITEBLOG. It provides an analysis of the combined single-family home and condo market within Kitsap County, Washington for each particular month, including data for Bainbridge Island WA. Included along with the relevant market statistics is my own personal take on the current markety dynamics/conditions. In addition, I always provide engaging information that highlights our area and showcases all that Kitsap County WA has to offer. This week, I share about the pending extension of the $8000 1st-Time Home Buyers Federal Tax Credit and where to find your 'Sushi' fix. To access the latest market report, go to Kitsap County WA Real Estate Market Report for November 2009.     ~     o     ~     o     ...
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By Rich Jacobson, Your Kitsap County WA Real Estate Broker
(Fathom Realty West Sound)
According to an article today on Forbes.com, it appears that the $8000 Federal Housing Tax Credit for First Time Home Buyers is very close to being extended!... With everything else that's been going on out in Washington D.C. of late, i.e. massive debt to bailout Wall Street, dismal 'Cash for Clunkers' program, government take-over of Health Care, indecision on Afghanistan, etc., it's encouraging to see progress on legislation that is truly effective for a change, and makes a difference for taxpayers and the economy. For additional coverage on this breaking story, go to the full article at SOUNDBITEBLOG (opens up into a separate window for your viewing ease) ~     o     ~     o     ~     o     ~     o     ~     o     ~ Rich Jacobson is a licensed real estate professional providing knowl...
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By Jo Olson, Retired - HOMEFRONT Realty @ LAKE Roosevelt
(HOMEFRONT Realty)
During the month of October there were 68 homes that sold in Port Orchard. This is 8 more homes than in September.  These Port Orchard 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 Port Orchard Washington. Let's look at those 68 Port Orchard homes - ...
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By Jo Olson, Retired - HOMEFRONT Realty @ LAKE Roosevelt
(HOMEFRONT Realty)
During the month of September there were 60 homes that sold in Port Orchard. These Port Orchard 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 Port Orchard Washington. Let's look at those 60 Port Orchard homes - Average List Price $243,127 $155 per sq...
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By Daryl Datus, John L Scott
(John L Scott)
Don't fall into the trap of believing that the sky is falling based on anecdotal reports.  You don't know exactly what's going on within any given company. What it all comes down to is attitude.  Watch yours.  Attitude is more important than you can measure when it comes to becoming a successful real estate agent. Stay away from people who are piling up the negative news on you.  There's enough of it going around.  You don't need to hear any more of it. It is the agent with the best attitude that generally survives and thrives. 
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By Jo Olson, Retired - HOMEFRONT Realty @ LAKE Roosevelt
(HOMEFRONT Realty)
During the month of August there were 77 homes that sold in Port Orchard. (up from 68 in July) These Port Orchard 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 Port Orchard Washington. Let's look at those 77 Port Orchard homes - Average List Price $2...
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By Jo Olson, Retired - HOMEFRONT Realty @ LAKE Roosevelt
(HOMEFRONT Realty)
During the month of July there were 68  homes that sold in Port Orchard.  These Port Orchard  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 Port Orchard Washington. Let's look at those 68  Port Orchard homes - Average List Price $252,099 $139 per ...
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By Jo Olson, Retired - HOMEFRONT Realty @ LAKE Roosevelt
(HOMEFRONT Realty)
During the month of June there were 90  homes that sold in Port Orchard ( 52 more than in May!l).  These Port Orchard  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 Port Orchard Washington. Let's look at those 90  Port Orchard homes - Average Lis...
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By Patricia McGuire
(John L. Scott Real Estate)
Greetings from the Pacific Northwest and the Kitsap Peninsula The Washington Association of Realtors (WAR) is putting out an excellent video (see link below) regarding the $8000 Tax Credit. I'm sure that there are many avenues of communicating the benefits and this is just one more tool in our toolkit when we are talking with our clients, friends and family. As many of us know, the time for getting our First Time Buyers (and those who have not owned a home for 3 years) into a contract that will CLOSE by November 30,2009 is fast approaching. All of us need to be out and about; communicating to everyone....and I believe this video is just one way to approach folks. Let's spread the word......this is a great incentive to stimulate the housing market; let's use it. TAX CREDIT LINK http://ww...
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By Jo Olson, Retired - HOMEFRONT Realty @ LAKE Roosevelt
(HOMEFRONT Realty)
Virtual Shopping Shout Out | West Sound Landscaping Port Orchard WA | Gravel   West Sound Landscaping [253] 857-3378 I love to shop online! I think it stems from commuting for several years from South King County to Redmond and being in my car for several hours during the day. Or, it might be because I spent the late 1970's and early 1980's living in a very small town in Eastern Washington and had to either drive several hours to Wenatchee or the Tri-Cities, so if I can shop online I WILL. Shopping for some items online - or virtually is something that is very attractive to lots of DIY'ers!  I like nothing more than calling up a company - getting a bid and placing an order without entering the physical storefront.  I have met several local area businesses this way.  One is - WEST SOUND ...
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By Jo Olson, Retired - HOMEFRONT Realty @ LAKE Roosevelt
(HOMEFRONT Realty)
Port Orchard Homes For Sale | Port Orchard's The Ridge at McCormick Woods | The Ridge at McCormick Woods The Ridge at McCormick Woods McCormick Woods in Port Orchard is one of the Puget Sound's successful master planned communities.  Built around an 18-hole golf course with clubhouse and restaurant there are parks, open space, ponds, wetlands and a highly used by residence trail system. In just a short two year span the community is home to hundreds of West Puget Sound friends and families. One of the new-home construction communities in the building process is the neighborhood called "The Ridge" or "The Ridge at McCormick Woods".  This new home community is being built by one of Washington's best builders Quadrant Homes. The Ridge at McCormick Woods Homes For Sale NOW Currently there a...
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By Jo Olson, Retired - HOMEFRONT Realty @ LAKE Roosevelt
(HOMEFRONT Realty)
During the month of May there were 48  homes that sold in Port Orchard ( 10 less than in April).  These Port Orchard  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 Port Orchard Washington. Let's look at those 48  Port Orchard homes - Average List...
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By Roberta Anderson, Hearth & Home Staging, Staging Kitsap County
(Hearth & Home Staging)
Join the Kitsap Momentum Elite Team on Saturday, May 23, 09 from 1 to 4pm Come tour this lovely new construction at 782 SW Oak Rd in Port Orchard for a special event hosted by the Momentum Group.   Information available: IS FREE MONEY AVAILABLE ($8,000 tax credit) MILITARY STIMULUS PACKAGE (what is that?) Military Sellers should know! MY BEST LOAN OPTIONS (Lender on hand) BUYING/MARKETING (SELLING) A HOME (Stager and Domestic service in the house) REPAIRING YOUR CREDIT (My lender knows) INSPECTIONS: ARE THEY NEEDED (Buyers and Sellers, he will be there) CLEANING & DE-CLUTTERING (What can we do) WHAT IS TITLE? WHO IS ESCROW ( Meet our title and escrow team) We will also have some fun vender with personal product such fashion, accessories and special coupons... Joana Hoover 360.362.2700 a...
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By Rich Jacobson, Your Kitsap County WA Real Estate Broker
(Fathom Realty West Sound)
  Real Estate Market Report/Conditions in Kitsap County WA for 05/11/2009 The following is a brief analysis of the combined single-family home and condo market within Kitsap County, Washington for May 2009, provided by Rich Jacobson of Windermere Real Estate, in Silverdale, WA (this includes data for Bainbridge Island WA) Properties currently active on the market: 1961 Properties closed in the last 180 days: 944 Average Sales Price: $295,729 Average List Price: $309,030 Ratio of List Price to Sales Price: 96% Average Days on Market: 106 Sales Pending this Week: 94 Bainbridge Island Stats separately: (Area 170) Properties currently Active on the market: 332 Properties closed in last 180 days: 102 Average Sales Price: $651,507 Average List Price: $692,622 Ratio of List Price to Sales Pric...
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By Jo Olson, Retired - HOMEFRONT Realty @ LAKE Roosevelt
(HOMEFRONT Realty)
      Number of Sales Median Sale Price                   Mar-09   195   $240,000     Mar-08   215   $260,500                   Feb-09   131   $247,000     Feb-08   216   $265,000                   Jan-09   117   $235,000     Jan-08   160   $270,000                                 2009 YTD   665   $240,000     2008   2693   $260,000                 So, is it a good time to buy real estate in the Bremerton, Silverdale, Port Orchard area of Kitsap County?  The question isn't as easy to answer as you may think.  Do you wait for the "bottom out"? How will you know when we hit bottom?  Do you chance waiting and then find yourself buying on the "upswing"? These are all very important questions and questions that many real estate experts are trying to answer for their buyers.   Right now I don...
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By Jo Olson, Retired - HOMEFRONT Realty @ LAKE Roosevelt
(HOMEFRONT Realty)
During the month of April there were 58  homes that sold in Port Orchard ( 6 more than in March).  These Port Orchard  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 Port Orchard Washington. Let's look at those 58  Port Orchard homes - Average Lis...
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By Dinah Lee Griffey, Managing Broker Windermere Peninsula Properties
(Windermere Peninsula Properties)
Paradise on sale!   A lot has been said lately about the current housing market, and not all of it applies to the beautiful Northwest. While it is true that the prices of many of the homes have gone down, and there are bargins galore- this is a GREAT time to buy a home! Not only are there many homes to choose from, but many sellers want their homes to stand out, and are looking at all offers! Call Dinah and Ryan today for current listings and up to date market info at - 360-551-8888 or visit us on the web at- TheNorthwestLife.com
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By Jo Olson, Retired - HOMEFRONT Realty @ LAKE Roosevelt
(HOMEFRONT Realty)
Here is the clip from Port Orchard.  Did you attend a "Tea Party" today?  I was unable to attend but was there in spirit.  I really don't mind paying taxes for the services we are provided but I do mind paying taxes when the government just can't get a handle on spending. My family has had to tighten our budget and so should the country.  I am just so frustrated by the lack of respect that DC has for MainStreet!  
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