Poulsbo, WA Real Estate News

By Brenda Prowse
(Prowse and Company)
These statistics are for Poulsbo, including the downtown core, from the head of Liberty Bay southeast to Ne-Si-Ka Bay, and parts north to Sawdust Hill Rd. Other parts of Poulsbo and its suburbs should have similar trends. The October median sales price for Poulsbo was $302,500, down about 8% from a year ago. The more stable three month moving average closed sale price was $298,500, about 8% lower than in October 2008. The Kitsap County 3 month moving average median price has fallen 6% over the past year. The 3 month moving average number of closed sales in Poulsbo rose 5% from a year ago. The number of closed sales is up 8% Countywide from a year ago.  October pending sales were up 29% in Poulsbo. Recall this number includes pending short sales and new construction that may not close so...
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By Rich Jacobson, Your Kitsap County WA Real Estate Broker
(Fathom Realty West Sound)
Maybe it's just a bad dream, a horrible nightmare, or worse, another badly produced installment of 'Saw' or 'Friday the 13th'! But's it's the Halloween season on the spooky Kitsap Peninsula, and another one of my transactions has fallen prey to the "Curse of the VA Appraisal!"..... What began as a seemingly normal and relatively smooth contract between my Sellers and some wonderful Buyers, has suddenly spiraled into the deepest, darkest recesses of VA Hell... To read the rest of the spine-tingling tale of VA terror, follow this link to SOUNDBITEBLOG (opens up into a new window for your viewing pleasure)   UPDATE:  I just received the following email from the Buyer's Lender that further re-states VA's extremely subjective and baseless requirement: "Yes, I spoke to our underwriting manage...
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By Brenda Prowse
(Prowse and Company)
Homes in Silverdale were selling for a September median price of about $275,000. This median is down 8% percent from a year ago. Silverdale's more stable 3 month moving average median closed sale prince in September of $284,333 was down about 4% from a year ago. The Kitsap County 3 month moving average median price is down 8% compared to a year ago.  The 3 month moving average for Silverdale's number of closed sales was 67% higher than a year ago, compared to a rise in closed sales of 14% for the County as a whole. The number of Silverdale pending sales in September is up 7% from a year ago, but recall this number includes pending short sales that may not close. The number of active listings in Silverdale (93) is 23% lower than a year ago. The inventory turnover (total homes on the mark...
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By Brenda Prowse
(Prowse and Company)
These statistics are for Poulsbo, including the downtown core, from the head of Liberty Bay southeast to Ne-Si-Ka Bay, and parts north to Sawdust Hill Rd. Other parts of Poulsbo and its suburbs should have similar trends. The September median sales price for Poulsbo was $301,000, down about 8% from a year ago. The more stable three month moving average closed sale price was $291,987, about 11% lower than in September 2008. The Kitsap County 3 month moving average median price has fallen 8% over the past year. The 3 month moving average number of closed sales in Poulsbo rose 5% from a year ago. The number of closed sales is up 14% Countywide from a year ago.  September pending sales were down 7% in Poulsbo. Recall this number includes pending short sales and new construction that may not...
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By Rich Jacobson, Your Kitsap County WA Real Estate Broker
(Fathom Realty West Sound)
The following is a brief analysis of the combined single-family home and condo market within Kitsap County, Washington for September 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:  2056 Properties closed in the last 180 days:  1414 Average Sales Price:  $298,850 Average List Price:  $311,121 Ratio of List Price to Sales Price: 96% Average Days on Market: 96 Sales Pending this Week: 68 Poulsbo WA statistics separately: (Area 166) Properties currently Active on the market:  116 Properties closed in last 180 days:  112 Average Sales Price:  $321,722 Average List Price:  $329,347 Ratio of List Price to Sales Price: 98% Average Days on Market: 89 Sales Pending this week: 7 W...
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By Rich Jacobson, Your Kitsap County WA Real Estate Broker
(Fathom Realty West Sound)
The picture shown above was taken for Mother's Day 2009. From left to right: Alex, our daughter-in-law (Ben's wife); Luke, Ben, Emily, and Elliot. ~     o     ~     o     ~     o     ~     o     ~     o     ~ Rich Jacobson is a licensed real estate professional providing knowledgeable empowerment and relentless representation for his clients of residential properties and vacant land throughout all of Kitsap County WA and portions of Pierce, Mason, and Jefferson Counties. You can also find him at KitsapLife.com, SOUNDBITEBLOG, and Crabbing in the Hood, or e-mail:  kitsapagent@gmail.com      
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By Rich Jacobson, Your Kitsap County WA Real Estate Broker
(Fathom Realty West Sound)
Here is the real estate market report for NWMLS Area 166 - Poulsbo WA - as of May 5, 2009. Current Active Listings:     149 Sold in Past 6 months:     56 Average Sales Price:         $343,698 Average List Price:            $357,907 Ratio of LP vs. SP:           96% Days on Market:              98 Pending this week:           11 The market indicators here in Kitsap County WA seem to be showing a welcomed improvement in overall activity and sales. Part of this can be attributed to normal seasonal changes/dynamics, but there is clearly a notable increase of Buyer activity taking advantage of low rates and home price reductions. SR 104 - Hood Canal Bridge 2009 Closure The Hood Canal Bridge is currently closed for six weeks (beginning May 1st) to allow work crews to replace the east half of ...
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By Rich Jacobson, Your Kitsap County WA Real Estate Broker
(Fathom Realty West Sound)
In our last episode, Bill and Betty Buyer were sitting down with their trusty Agent, Realtor Ron, to draft an offer on their dream home. They had spent the past 3 weekends touring dozens of potential properties, when they finally found just the perfect place! When it came time to discuss the offer price, Bill proudly asserted, “We’re going to offer them $50K below the Listing price, and ask them to pay closing costs too!” Pulling his jaw off the floor, Realtor Ron looked down on the MLS data-sheet for the subject property. “Their home has only been on the market for less than two weeks,” Realtor Ron stated. Pulling up statistics for  several comparable properties in the same neighborhood that had sold in the past month, Realtor Ron showed the Buyers how the property was actually priced ...
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By Brenda Prowse
(Prowse and Company)
Statistics we refer to are for that part of Poulsbo encompassing the downtown core, from the head of Liberty Bay southeast to Ne-Si-Ka Bay, including parts north to Sawdust Hill Rd. The market for other parts of Poulsbo and its suburbs should have approximately similar trends. Homes in Poulsbo were selling for a three month moving average median sale price of about $279,000 at the end of March, down about 19% from a year ago. Poulsbo's March median sale price was $323,000, about 8% lower than in March 2008. Kitsap County’s 3 month moving average median price has fallen 15% over the past year. The 3 month moving average number of Poulsbo closed sales is down about 45% from a year ago. March pending sales in Poulsbo were up 18%. The number of March closed sales for Kitsap County dropped 2...
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By Rich Jacobson, Your Kitsap County WA Real Estate Broker
(Fathom Realty West Sound)
 ~     o     ~     o     ~     o     ~     o     ~     o     ~ This picture was taken looking down the ramp to the mooring berths of the Poulsbo Yacht Club in Little Norway (Poulsbo WA) and looking out onto Liberty Bay. Rich Jacobson is a licensed real estate professional providing empowerment and relentless representation for his clients of residential properties and vacant land throughout all of Kitsap County WA and portions of Pierce, Mason, and Jefferson Counties. You can also find him at KitsapLife.com, SOUNDBITEBLOG, and Crabbing in the Hood.
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By Rich Jacobson, Your Kitsap County WA Real Estate Broker
(Fathom Realty West Sound)
Here is the real estate market report for NWMLS Area 166 - Poulsbo WA - as of March 23, 2009. Current Active Listings:     162 Sold in Past 6 months:     67 Average Sales Price:         $338,319 Average List Price:            $348,983 Ratio of LP vs. SP:           97% Days on Market:              86 Pending this week:           5   One of the hot developments in Poulsbo WA has been Quadrant Home's Stendahl Ridge. I was honored to sell the very first home in this neighborhood. They've sold nearly twenty homes already this year which is truly amazing for new construction! They have prices starting at $235,900 up to $342,900, with square footage floorplans from 1555 sq. ft. to 4000 sq. ft. Quadrant is a pre-sale builder only, but they do have a couple of homes already built in Stendahl Rid...
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By Brenda Prowse
(Prowse and Company)
Statistics we refer to are for that part of Poulsbo encompassing the downtown core, from the head of Liberty Bay southeast to Ne-Si-Ka Bay, including parts north to Sawdust Hill Rd. The market for other parts of Poulsbo and its suburbs should have approximately similar trends. Homes in Poulsbo were selling for a three month moving average median sale price of about $292,000 at the end of February, down about 19% from a year ago. Poulsbo's February median sale price was $209,000, about 38% lower than in February 2007. Kitsap County 3 month moving average median price has fallen 16% over the past year. The 3 month moving average number of Poulsbo closed sales is down about 63% from a year ago. February pending sales in Poulsbo were down by 44%. The number of February closed sales for Kits...
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By Brenda Prowse
(Prowse and Company)
These statistics are for residential properties in Poulsbo, including the downtown core, from the head of Liberty Bay southeast to Ne-Si-Ka Bay, and parts north to Sawdust Hill Rd. Other parts of Poulsbo and its suburbs should have similar trends.
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By Brenda Prowse
(Prowse and Company)
Statistics we refer to are for that part of Poulsbo encompassing the downtown core, from the head of Liberty Bay southeast to Ne-Si-Ka Bay, including parts north to Sawdust Hill Rd. The market for other parts of Poulsbo and its suburbs should have approximately similar trends. Homes in Poulsbo were selling for a YTD median sale price of about $334,900 at the end of December, down about 6% from a year ago. Poulsbo's December median sale price was $362,000, about 8.1% lower than in December 2007. Kitsap County YTD median price has fallen 9% over the past year. The number of Poulsbo closed sales YTD is down about 9.5% from a year ago, and the number of YTD pending sales is down by 26%. The large difference in pending versus closed sales reflects the closing of many new construction sales t...
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By Jo Olson, Retired - HOMEFRONT Realty @ LAKE Roosevelt
(HOMEFRONT Realty)
Welcome to Poulsbo WA on the Beautiful Kitsap Peninsula between the Olympic and Cascade Mountain ranges in Washington State.  The Kitsap Peninsula area offers some of the best views of mountains and water as well as some of the best boating and recreational opportunities in the Greater Puget Sound Area. Within a mile radius you have several attractions and facilities to visit and explore.  I always say I can be to the beach or the mountains in under an hour! Please utilize all of this free Poulsbo WA Real Estate information to help educate yourself on the Real Estate Market in Poulsbo WA.  Whether you are living in Poulsbo WA now or starting a Relocation or a Military Relocation PCS you will find that I have all of the real estate resource information you need here. If you have any more...
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By Brenda Prowse
(Prowse and Company)
Statistics we refer to are for that part of Poulsbo encompassing the downtown core, from the head of Liberty Bay southeast to Ne-Si-Ka Bay, including parts north to Sawdust Hill Rd. The market for other parts of Poulsbo and its suburbs should have approximately similar trends. Homes in Poulsbo were selling for a YTD median sale price of about $334,900 at the end of November, down about 5.4% from a year ago and up slightly (about half a percent) from last month. Poulsbo's November median sale price was $340,000, about 2.4% lower than in November 2007. Kitsap County YTD median price has fallen 9% over the past year. The number of Poulsbo closed sales YTD is down about 4% from a year ago, and the number of YTD pending sales is down by 26%. The large difference in pending versus closed sale...
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By Jo Olson, Retired - HOMEFRONT Realty @ LAKE Roosevelt
(HOMEFRONT Realty)
  Authored By: Jo Soss : WestSoundLive.com   Holiday Caroling Competition When: December 13th Starts at 2:00 p.m. Where: Historic Downtown Front Street. Mark your calendar! Saturday, December 13th is the date for this years Holiday Caroling Competition in Poulsbo. The competition will begin on Front Street in historic downtown Poulsbo.  You will be able to vote for your favorite group and after the event you are invied to the mass sing-a-long. Join your Poulsbo neighbors for the great family fun event and help support your local food bank. For more information: Carol 779-7219       Similar Posts Navy Band Northwest’s Wind Ensemble | Holiday Concert     Jo Soss-Olson · WestSoundLive · Copyright © 2008 · All Rights Reserved
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By Jo Olson, Retired - HOMEFRONT Realty @ LAKE Roosevelt
(HOMEFRONT Realty)
What a fun idea! I remember making gingerbread houses for the holidays as a little girl.  I remember my sister's kids making them for everyone one Christmas season. I love the smell of gingerbread and of course I am one of those that loves gingerbread hmmmmmmmm. Doing some "out and about" research for the Kitsap Couny area I ran across this amazing event, you better hurry because the these book fast!  This is an extra addition to the season calender because of such high demand.   New Date Added December 20 ~ 10am - 12noon  Gingerbread House Parties at the Farm Kitchen in Poulsbo www.farmkitchen.com  
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By Isaac Shumaker
(Assurance Home Inspections)
"Isaac's inspection revealed a serious defect in the flashing and weather-proofing of a newly constructed home, saving the owners from a potentially serious situation involving water damage.  The important side note is that 4 similar new homes had already been sold, and none of those inspectors found the flaw!  Even the Building Department inspector missed it!  The contractor was called back to fix all the homes, and they changed their blueprints to address future construction as well."  Mark Larson, John L. Scott  "You did a great job with the inspection; both Jeff and I were very impressed. When we go to purchase another rental, you will definitely be our choice for a home inspection."Shannon Wells Rachel C Brown "Dear Isaac, I just wanted to thank you again for the wonderful job you ...
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By Jo Olson, Retired - HOMEFRONT Realty @ LAKE Roosevelt
(HOMEFRONT Realty)
Authored By: Jo Soss : WestSoundLive.com   Friday, November 14th 7:00pm Bremerton Admiral Theater - The Secret of Roan Irish |  10-year-old Fiona is sent to live with her grandparents in a small fishing village in Donegal, Ireland. She soon learns the local legend that an ancestor of hers married a Selkie - a seal who can turn into a human. Movie - General Admission $7.00 Friday & Saturday, November 14th and November 15th 10:00am and 2:00pm Each Day. Poulsbo Valley Nursery - Wreath Class | How to use the Wreath Machines.  The Nursery will show you how to creat your masterpiece.  Classes are held in a greenhouse and are FREE.  You will not make your wreath at this time, but sign up to come back later and use one of the machines.  Classes are approximately 30 minutes.       Friday, Saturd...
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