Silverdale, WA Real Estate News

By Jo Olson, Retired - HOMEFRONT Realty @ LAKE Roosevelt
(HOMEFRONT Realty)
Directions: 3337 NW Byron St, Silverdale Washington Silverdale Waterfront Park is more than a county park, it is a community icon. Several activities throughout the year are located at this gorgeous 2.3 acre park on Dyes Inlet of Puget Sound. The park boasts saltwater beach access, a huge kids playground, convenient restrooms, an intimate gazebo, a large picnic shelter, and many picnic tables and other picnic areas. This park is so much more than your traditional park. You can walk the shoreline looking for sea glass, different types of rocks or maybe even crab. If you walk over to the Silverdale Port Marina Pier you can walk out and might be able to see some kind of sea life like an Orca. Remember not to park at the boat launch area, which is only for vehicles with trailers using the m...
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By Brenda Prowse
(Prowse and Company)
Homes in Silverdale were selling for a YTD median price of about $294,000 at the end of June, down 3.6 percent from a year ago. The June median closed sale of $248,000 was about 25% less than the June median a year ago. Kitsap County YTD median price has fallen 12% over the past year.   The number of YTD closed sales was down 38% from a year ago, compared to a drop in closed sales of 28% for the County as a whole. The number of pending sales YTD is down 38% from a year ago. The number of active listings in Silverdale (129) is 6.5% lower than a year ago and 8.5% lower than last month - a good number of listings were recently pulled off the market without sale. The inventory turnover (total homes on the market divided by number sold last month) is 7.6 months (down from 9.4 last month), wh...
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By Brenda Prowse
(Prowse and Company)
Homes in Silverdale were selling for a YTD median price of about $305,000 at the end of May, up less than a percent from a year ago. The YTD median rose about 4% from its value last month after falling significantly the previous two months. The May median closed sale of $315,500 was about the same as the May median a year ago. Kitsap County YTD median price has fallen 6.6% over the past year.   The number of YTD closed sales was down 41% from a year ago, compared to a drop in closed sales of 26% for the County as a whole. The number of pending sales YTD is down 42% from a year ago. The number of active listings in Silverdale (141) is 14% higher than a year ago. The inventory turnover (total homes on the market divided by number sold last month) is 9.4 months, which makes Silverdale one ...
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By Brenda Prowse
(Prowse and Company)
Homes in Silverdale were selling for a median price of about $293,000 at the end of April, down about 2.3% from a year ago. The YTD median dropped about 11% from its value last month and last month dropped 15% from the previous month. We started the year with a number of higher priced sales that skewed the distribution upward. The April median closed sale of $244,000 was 17% less than April sales a year ago. Kitsap County median prices have fallen 5.3% over the past year. The number of YTD closed sales was down 41% from a year ago, compared to a drop in closed sales of 25% for the County as a whole. The number of pending sales YTD is down 39% from a year ago. The number of active listings in Silverdale (136) is 11% higher than a year ago. The inventory turnover (total homes on the marke...
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By Brenda Prowse
(Prowse and Company)
Homes in Silverdale were selling for a median price of about $330,000 at the end of March, up about 4% from a year ago. However, the YTD median dropped about 15% from its value last month, so the distribution of sales is becoming more like in past years for this market. The March median closed sale of $295,000 was 11% less than a year ago. Kitsap County median prices have fallen 5.3% over the past year. The number of YTD closed sales was down 42% from a year ago, compared to a drop in closed sales of 26% for the County as a whole. The number of pending sales YTD is down 37% from a year ago. The number of active listings in Silverdale (133) is 25% higher than a year ago. The inventory turnover (total homes on the market divided by number sold last month) is 14.8 months, a sharp increase ...
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By Marlene Scheffer, Realtor to Kitsap County, WA
(Realty Station)
Military Appreciation Day at Kitsap Mall is scheduled for next Saturday, March 29, 2008.  This annual event, sponsored by Kitsap Mall, the Silverdale Chamber of Commerce, and local military installations, is a salute to our military men and women as well as their families.Local businesses will be on hand offering demonstrations of their products, as well as discounts and specials.  Many military divisions will also be showcased.  Entertainment includes NJROTC drill units, Navy EOD divers, Navy Working Dogs, and performances by Navy Band Northwest.  Other local entertainers will be the Clan Heather Dancers and Halau Hula O Healani.For elementary kids, the Marine Security Force will hold a special mini-boot camp, featuring a climbing wall and giant slide.The event is free and runs from 11...
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By Rich Jacobson Kitsap County WA Real Estate
(Windermere Real Estate/West Sound, Inc.)
Sparky and Buckwheat (aka Rich Jacobson and Mark Flanders), the dynamic blogging duo of SOUNDBITEBLOG, meet every Thursday morning at 8AM for coffee at The Global Bean in Silverdale WA. We invite all area real estate professionals to join us for an informal discussion on all things Web 2.0 worthy, and to share our lives and experiences together. For information on The Global Bean and directions, go HERE. Hope to see you there!
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By Marlene Scheffer, Realtor to Kitsap County, WA
(Realty Station)
Famous Dave's, the largest barbecue franchise in the nation, has opened a restaurant in Silverdale!  The grand opening was today, March 17, 2008, at 3276 NW Plaza Road, between Pier One Imports and Target.I first became familiar with Famous Dave's when my friend and past client Tara S. heard we were moving to Kansas for a year.  She said we absolutely HAD to go check out this barbecue joint next to the Kansas City Speedway.  Turns out, we stumbled across it when we went to Nebraska Furniture Mart, and I have to say it is some of the best barbecue I have ever had, a big compliment coming from someone born in Georgia.Famous Dave's has "five ways to get sauced", including their Georgia Mustard sauce and the Texas Pit sauce.  I haven't been brave enough to try their Devil's Spit sauce yet, ...
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By Marlene Scheffer, Realtor to Kitsap County, WA
(Realty Station)
If you are new to Kitsap County and have just reported to Naval Base Kitsap, you may be wondering what to do in the area as spring approaches.Silverdale Waterfront Park is a wonderful 17 acre recreation facility by Kitsap Parks and Recreation located right in the heart of Silverdale!  The park as well as the attached Port of Silverdale will thrill both children and boaters alike.The park boasts covered and uncovered picnic benches, a beach for beachcombing,  several barbeques, and a fantastic playground.  In the summer, a gazebo is often the gathering place for free concerts and movies.We especially like the playground area at the park.  The playground equipment is in great condition, and I have little fear of my son being hurt there thanks to the soft ground under the playground.  It w...
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By Brenda Prowse
(Prowse and Company)
Homes in Silverdale were selling for a median price of about $387,500 at the end of February, up about 29% from a year ago. This rise in prices is not across the board, but instead reflects an increased number of sales in higher price ranges. Kitsap County median prices have fallen 6% over the past year.  The number of YTD closed sales was down 33% from a year ago, compared to a drop in closed sales of 19% for the County as a whole. The number of pending sales YTD is down 32% from a year ago. The number of active listings in Silverdale (118) is 19% higher than a year ago, and it's also 17% higher than it was at the end of January. The inventory turnover (total homes on the market divided by number sold last month) is 9.8 months.
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By Rich Jacobson Kitsap County WA Real Estate
(Windermere Real Estate/West Sound, Inc.)
Yours Truly is quoted in this month's issue (March 2008) of the Kitsap Peninsula Business Journal. I was contacted several weeks ago by one of their contributing writers, and was interviewed for an article in their Technology Section about business blogging. In the article, I mention my involvement here on ActiveRain, and the local blog, SOUNDBITEBLOG, that I co-author with fellow Rainer, Mark Flanders. For anyone in the West Sound area interested in discussing/networking with other business professionals about blogging, Mark and I meet every Thursday morning at 8AM at the Global Bean in Silverdale WA.
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By Brenda Prowse
(Prowse and Company)
Please keep in mind that it's the first month of a new year, so the year-to-date numbers may be quite variable compared to last month. Homes in Silverdale were selling for a median price of about $397,500 at the end of January, up about 40% from a year ago (this is a case where the low number of new year sales distorts the picture). The Kitsap County median closed sale price has fallen less than 1% over the past year. The number of YTD closed sales was down 50% from a year ago, compared to a drop in closed sales of 24% for the County as a whole. The number of pending sales YTD is down 17% from a year ago. The number of active listings in Silverdale (101) is 10% higher than a year ago, and it's also 10% higher than it was at the end of December. The inventory turnover (total homes on the...
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By Brenda Prowse
(Prowse and Company)
Homes in Silverdale were selling for a median price of about $318,500 at the end of December, up about 1% from a year ago. The number of YTD closed sales was down 3.7% from a year ago, compared to a drop in closed sales of 18% for the County as a whole. The number of pending sales YTD is up 1.6% from a year ago. The number of active listings in Silverdale (101) is about the same as a year ago. This inventory is now falling as homeowners are taking their properties off the market for the Holidays. The inventory turnover (total homes on the market divided by number sold last month) is 6 months.
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By Rich Jacobson, Your Kitsap County WA Real Estate Broker
(Fathom Realty West Sound)
When we moved from the Midwest 6 years ago, and relocated to the beautiful Kitsap Peninsula, surrounded by the picturesque waters of the Puget Sound, we were relieved to learn that the Winters here weren't as extreme as what we had experienced back in Kansas.Granted, we do have some pretty consistent rainfall that stretches over several months. But the winters are indeed relatively mild.Until the last couple of years....Last year, here in Silverdale WA, we got snowed in for several days, and were stranded without power for almost as long. Then yesterday, the flakes started coming down. They were HUGE!...My middle son, Elliot, was totally stoked! He was born in Chicago, and spent most of his childhood growing up in the Midwest. He had missed the snow since moving to Washington, and was e...
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By Marlene Scheffer, Realtor to Kitsap County, WA
(Realty Station)
Ways to Spend a Winter The first in a series of ways to spend rainy, cold, winter afternoons with your kids in Kitsap County.Silverdale is the retail hub of Kitsap County. It is also the home to the county's newest indoor attraction for kids. Chuck E. Cheese has arrived in Kitsap County!Chuck E. Cheese is well-known as the place kids go to run around and play video games while noshing on pizza and breadsticks. Meanwhile, Mom and Dad can have a salad and pizza of their own, while sipping on a beer.Or, skip the food altogether! Buy a Chuck E. cup, and spend the afternoon drinking fruit punch and feeding tokens to all the machines. For very little cash, you and your little ones could spend hours at Chuck E. Cheese on a nasty day.Be sure to sign up for the CEC Club. Through the Chuck E. Che...
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By Rich Jacobson, Your Kitsap County WA Real Estate Broker
(Fathom Realty West Sound)
Well, today was the final game of the 2007 season for the Central Kitsap Junior High Cubs JV Football Team here in Silverdale WA. Our boys played Cedar Heights Junior High from Port Orchard. Both teams were tied for first place in the league going into today's game.It was a classic nail-biting battle of fairly evenly matched teams. The high scoring game saw the lead change hands serveral times throughout the game. With only :40 seconds to go in the 4th quarter, the Cubs were down by 1 point. Two costly penalties brought our ball back to mid-field, leaving us with a difficult 2nd-and-long situation. Luke dropped back and threw the ball deep into coverage. A player on the opposing team tipped the ball, but Nathan Reese pulled it down, giving us a critical 1st down near Cedar Height's 15 y...
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By Roberta Anderson, Hearth & Home Staging, Staging Kitsap County
(Hearth & Home Staging)
 Saturday was a gorgeous day here in Washington. My hubby and I and our greatest friends spent the day "camping" and enjoying the God's wonderful creation.  We drove up to Mt Walker and enjoyed the views     Then headed to Dosiwallips St Park. After selecting a campsite along the river, we enjoyed roasting potatoes and cooking steaks over a rip roaring fire (We skipped the marshmallows and dove right into the choc bars after the meal!)   Before we headed home, we took a long walk beside the river and on the Maple Leaf Trail.     What a beautiful day! 
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By Rich Jacobson, Your Kitsap County WA Real Estate Broker
(Fathom Realty West Sound)
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By Rich Jacobson, Your Kitsap County WA Real Estate Broker
(Fathom Realty West Sound)
As many of you know, my youngest son, Luke, is starting quarterback for Central Kitsap Junior High JV Football team. The first game of the season, we won a nail-biter against Marcus Whitman Jr. High in Port Orchard. In Week Two, we played against Fairview Jr. High. Luke led the victory charge and scored his first touchdown pass of the season, connecting with favored receiver, Josh Sontag.
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By Rich Jacobson, Your Kitsap County WA Real Estate Broker
(Fathom Realty West Sound)
Last Wednesday was the 1st game of the 2007 season for the Central Kitsap Junior High Cubs, both JV and Varsity squads.My youngest son, Luke, is starting quarterback on the JV team. He has played the last two years on the local Silverdale Pee Wee Team and was excited to play for his school this year.We played Marcus Whitman Junior High down in Port Orchard. We won the coin toss, and elected to receive. Our first touchdown came in the very first series, followed by another touchdown in the 1st quarter. Marcus Whitman wouldn't go down without a fight, and punched their way into the end zone twice, making it a tie game going into the 4th quarter.With 3rd down, only two minutes left to go in the game, and the score still tied, our boys lined up on the 50 yard line. My son, Luke, dropped bac...
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