Silverdale, WA Real Estate News

By Rich Jacobson, Your Kitsap County WA Real Estate Broker
(Fathom Realty West Sound)
The Oscar Mayer Weenie Wagon came through Silverdale WA yesterday. Does anyone remember the Oscar Mayer whistles we used to have as kids? Boy, am I dating myself or what? ~     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, Crabbing in the Hood, Facebook, Twitter, or e-mail:  kitsapagent@gmail.com  
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By Brenda Prowse
(Prowse and Company)
Homes in Silverdale were selling for a November median price of about $275,000. This median is up 17% percent from a year ago. Silverdale's more stable 3 month moving average median closed sale price in November of $275,750 was up about 3% from a year ago. Silverdale's median price fell sooner and has remained fairly stable over the past year. The Kitsap County 3 month moving average median price is down 4% compared to a year ago.  The 3 month moving average for Silverdale's number of closed sales was unchanged from a year ago, compared to a rise in closed sales of 22% for the County as a whole. The number of Silverdale pending sales in November 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 (...
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By Jo Olson, Retired - HOMEFRONT Realty @ LAKE Roosevelt
(HOMEFRONT Realty)
Silverdale WA Real Estate | November Homes Sold | Homes Sold in Silverdale WA 2009 During the month of November there were 15 (^5) homes that sold in Silverdale.  These Silverdale  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 Silverdale Washingto...
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By Rich Jacobson, Your Kitsap County WA Real Estate Broker
(Fathom Realty West Sound)
I posted an article on SOUNDBITEBLOG yesterday about getting 2 invitations to a private sneak peek taste of Fujiyama Japanese Steak House & Bar, a new restaurant here in Silverdale WA. Who says blogging doesn't work? ~     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, Crabbing in the Hood, Facebook, Twitter, or e-mail:  kitsapagent@gmail.com
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By Rich Jacobson, Your Kitsap County WA Real Estate Broker
(Fathom Realty West Sound)
Today was a great reminder why I love this business so much!... Today we closed on a home I had listed out in Lofall WA. It was a nicely maintained Cedar-sided Ranch on acreage. The owners had been trying to sell their home for nearly a year. The first agent had the home listed for 6 months. The second agent for 5 months. I was fortunate to be Agent No. 3. The owners were really great folks. But they were discouraged and frustrated. They just wanted to achieve their retirement plans of moving to South Florida. I assured them that I would do my best. I had it under contract in 20 days. But that's not Why I Love Being a Real Estate Professional in Kitsap County WA. Implementing my marketing skills and succeeding where others have failed is simply icing on the cake. The Buyers were repres...
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By Brenda Prowse
(Prowse and Company)
Homes in Silverdale were selling for a October median price of about $277,250. This median is up 5% percent from a year ago. Silverdale's more stable 3 month moving average median closed sale prince in October of $274,083 was down about 2% from a year ago. Silverdale's median price fell sooner and has remained fairly stable over the past year. The Kitsap County 3 month moving average median price is down 6% compared to a year ago.  The 3 month moving average for Silverdale's number of closed sales was 17% higher than a year ago, compared to a rise in closed sales of 8% for the County as a whole. The number of Silverdale pending sales in October is up 11% from a year ago, but recall this number includes pending short sales that may not close. The number of active listings in Silverdale (...
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By Jo Olson, Retired - HOMEFRONT Realty @ LAKE Roosevelt
(HOMEFRONT Realty)
Silverdale WA Real Estate | October Homes Sold | Homes Sold in Silverdale WA 2009 During the month of October there were  10 homes that sold in Silverdale.  These Silverdale  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 Silverdale Washington. Let...
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By Rich Jacobson, Your Kitsap County WA Real Estate Broker
(Fathom Realty West Sound)
Few things in life are better than watching your own kids participate in athletic competition. Especially when their team wins!.... Alright, I know, winning isn't everything,.... but it sure beats losing!.... For the past several years, our youngest son, Luke, has played football. He was involved in our local Silverdale Pee Wee Football league for 3 years. In his last year, he was the starting quareterback. When he played for Central Kitsap Junior High here in Silverdale WA, he was fortunate to earn the starting quarterback postion for both his 8th and 9th grade years. Now in his first year at Central Kitsap High School, things are a bit different. The school is larger, there are more students, and sports are much more competitive. There are two teams - the Varsity Squad, and the Junior...
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By Jo Olson, Retired - HOMEFRONT Realty @ LAKE Roosevelt
(HOMEFRONT Realty)
Silverdale WA Real Estate | September Homes Sold | Homes Sold in Silverdale WA 2009 During the month of September there were  12 homes that sold in Silverdale.  These Silverdale  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 Silverdale Washington....
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By Jo Olson, Retired - HOMEFRONT Realty @ LAKE Roosevelt
(HOMEFRONT Realty)
Silverdale WA Real Estate | August Homes Sold | Homes Sold in Silverdale WA 2009 During the month of August there were  16 homes that sold in Silverdale.  These Silverdale  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 Silverdale Washington. Let's...
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By Rich Jacobson, Your Kitsap County WA Real Estate Broker
(Fathom Realty West Sound)
~     o     ~     o     ~     o     ~     o     ~     o     ~ Rich Jacobson is a licensed real estate professional in Kitsap County WA. He's been married to a drop-dead gorgeous blonde for over 25 years, has four totally awesome kids, and a purebred Golden Lab named Sadie. 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)
My youngest son, Luke (18), playing safety on defense for the Central Kitsap High School Cougars Junior Varsity team, recovers a blocked kick, and scores his first high school touchdown. (Forgive the poor quality shooting. The videographer was a tad bit excited!)   ~     o     ~     o     ~     o     ~     o     ~     o     ~ Rich Jacobson is a licensed real estate professional in Kitsap County WA. He's been married to a drop-dead gorgeous blonde for over 25 years, has four totally awesome kids, and a purebred Golden Lab named Sadie. 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)
(sung to the tune "Let it Snow!") Oh, the Real Estate Market is Frightful, but for Buyers it's quite Delightful. And since there's so many homes, "Let it Show, Let it Show, Let it Show!" It doesn't show signs of Improving, so if you really want to be moving, whenever a Buyer's Agent calls, "Let it Show, Let it Show, Let it Show!" ~   o   ~   o   ~   o   ~   o   ~   o   ~   o   ~   o   ~   o   ~   Okay, so I'm making some phone calls yesterday, trying to line-up a few showings for my Buyer clients. Here in Kitsap County WA, most of the 'Phone-to-Show' numbers listed on the MLS data-sheets are direct lines to the Sellers. And so, when you're making arrangements to show a property, chances are you're going to be making an appointment with the Sellers..... I don't know about your local real...
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By Jo Olson, Retired - HOMEFRONT Realty @ LAKE Roosevelt
(HOMEFRONT Realty)
Silverdale WA Real Estate | July Homes Sold | Homes Sold in Silverdale WA 2009 During the month of July there were  24 homes that sold in Silverdale.  These Silverdale  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 Silverdale Washington. Let's loo...
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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 August 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:  2064 Properties closed in the last 180 days:  1261 Average Sales Price:  $296,912 Average List Price:  $309,393 Ratio of List Price to Sales Price: 96% Average Days on Market: 99 Sales Pending this Week: 12 Silverdale WA statistics separately: (Area 147) Properties currently Active on the market:  81 Properties closed in last 180 days:  87 Average Sales Price:  $299,996 Average List Price:  $309,318 Ratio of List Price to Sales Price: 97% Average Days on Market: 102 Sales Pending this week: 10 W...
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By Jo Olson, Retired - HOMEFRONT Realty @ LAKE Roosevelt
(HOMEFRONT Realty)
Silverdale WA Homes For Sale | Silverdale's Ridgetop Homes For Sale | Ridgetop Homes For Sale   Silverdale The Silverdale area of West Puget Sound is home to some of the new home communities. Over the last several years there have been many "developments" built to include the Ridgetop area, Summerwind, Ridgeview, The Glenn at Quail Ridge and several others. There are also several newer townhouse communities such as SilverRidge and Breckenridge. Choices of home styles and neighborhoods abound in the Silverdale area.   Search Silverdale WA Homes for Sale HERE  During the 1980's though the 1990's the developments in the area that is called Rigetop were built.  Most of these homes are the traditional Northwest two-story design with some splits and multi-level to keep some balance.    Here y...
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By Jo Olson, Retired - HOMEFRONT Realty @ LAKE Roosevelt
(HOMEFRONT Realty)
  Silverdale WA Real Estate | June Homes Sold | Homes Sold in Silverdale WA 2009 During the month of June there were 14 (same as in May) homes that sold in Silverdale.  These Silverdale  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 Silverdale Wa...
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By Rich Jacobson, Your Kitsap County WA Real Estate Broker
(Fathom Realty West Sound)
As you know from my past articles, I am a huge crabbing enthusiast. Here in the waters of Puget Sound, the prized Dungeness Crab is plentiful, and can be easily caught with the proper gear. In years past, we had several local options on where you could purchase your crabbing gear supplies. Unfortunately, several of these suppliers have either gone out of business or are in the midst of bankruptcy proceedings. With the opening of recreational crabbing season soon to come to the Hood Canal and other waterways of the Puget Sound, where can a guy/gal buy their crabbing gear supplies? For all the current lowdown on crabbing on Hood Canal WA and options on where to purchase your crabbing gear, go to CrabbingInTheHood.com (opens up into a separate window for your viewing ease). ~     o     ~  ...
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By Jo Olson, Retired - HOMEFRONT Realty @ LAKE Roosevelt
(HOMEFRONT Realty)
During the month of May there were 14 (four more than in April) homes that sold in Silverdale.  These Silverdale  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 Silverdale Washington. Let's look at those 14 Silverdale homes - Average List Price $30...
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By Jo Olson, Retired - HOMEFRONT Realty @ LAKE Roosevelt
(HOMEFRONT Realty)
During the month of April there were 10 (one more than in March) homes that sold in Silverdale.  These Silverdale  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 Silverdale Washington. Let's look at those 10 Silverdale homes - Average List Price $2...
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