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Adventures in 1st Time Home Buying: "Exchanging Your Vows" - 10/30/06 03:00 PM
Welcome once again to ActiveRain, the cutting-edge clearinghouse for current resources on all things real estate. My name is Rich Jacobson, a licensed professional real estate agent out on the Kitsap Peninsula in scenic Washington State. This is the fourth installment in an on-going series of posts dedicated to helping 1st Time Home Buyers successfully achieve their purchasing goals. We have been identifying and discussing, in chronological order, key events in the home buying process. This week, we'll discover what to expect during the first meeting with your agent in an post entitled, "Exchanging Your Vows." To read the entire article, go to SOUNDBITEBLOG (opens in a seperate window) (13 comments)
Silverdale, Washington - Life on the Kitsap Peninsula - 10/27/06 01:01 AM
I've done my fair share of traveling around the world, but of all the places I have been, nothing compares to living amidst the majestic beauty of the Pacific Northwest. Silverdale, Washington, is strategically located in the center of the Kitsap Peninsula, surrounded by the waters of Puget Sound. To read more about this great place to live, go to SOUNDBITEBLOG (opens up in a separate window) Rich Jacobson, Your Silverdale WA Real Estate Agent (13 comments)
Adventures in 1st Time Home Buying: "Top 10 Traits of a Great Agent, Part 2" - 10/25/06 01:32 PM
Once again, welcome to ActiveRain, the cutting-edge clearinghouse for current resources on all things real estate. My name is Rich Jacobson, a licensed professional real estate agent out on the Kitsap Peninsula in scenic Washington State. This is the third installment in an on-going series of posts dedicated to helping 1st Time Home Buyers successfully achieve their purchasing goals. We have been identifying and discussing, in chronological order, key events in the home buying process. In the last post, we began a dialogue about Choosing Your Real Estate Agent, and we were identifying the Top Ten Traits of a Great Real Estate Agent. Last week we discussed (14 comments)
"In The Navy!" Life on the Kitsap Peninsula - 10/19/06 05:22 PM
As I have mentioned in some previous posts, the Kitsap Peninsula is proud to be home to a very large military community who faithfully serve at various locations in the surrounding area that make up Naval Base Kitsap. Naval Base Kitsap is comprised of the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, the Bangor Submarine Base, the Naval Undersea Warfare Center in Keyport, and various surface ships and submarines homeported at Bremerton and Bangor. SUBASE Bangor was originally one of the sites for shipping ammunition to the Pacific theater during World War II. Construction of the current base began in 1974 and was officially activated in February (12 comments)
Adventures in 1st Time Home Buying: "Top 10 Traits of a Great Agent, Part 1" - 10/19/06 02:44 PM
Welcome once again to ActiveRain, the cutting-edge clearinghouse for current resources on all things real estate. My name is Rich Jacobson, a licensed professional real estate agent out on the Kitsap Peninsula in scenic Washington State. This is the second installment in an on-going series of posts dedicated to helping 1st Time Home Buyers successfully achieve their purchasing goals. We have been identifying and discussing, in chronological order, key events in the home buying process. In the last post, we talked about Mortgage Lenders and Loan Pre-Approval. Today’s topic is Choosing Your Real Estate Agent - Part 1 Before we begin, let me first stress the importance of (21 comments)
Adventures in 1st Time Home Buying: "Good Lenders Don't Grow on Trees!" - 10/17/06 01:45 PM
Welcome to ActiveRain, the cutting-edge clearinghouse for current resources on all things real estate. My name is Rich Jacobson, a licensed professional real estate agent on the Kitsap Peninsula in scenic Washington State. This is the first in an on-going series of posts dedicated to helping 1st Time Home Buyers successfully achieve their purchasing goals. Each time, we will identify and discuss, in chronological order, key events in the home buying process. Click on Today’s topic: "Mortgage Lending and Loan Pre-Approval" (opens in a seperate window) another quality post from SoundBiteBlog (10 comments)
Windermere Community Service Day - 10/17/06 12:19 PM
Each year the three offices of Windermere Real Estate/West Sound, Inc., located in Silverdale, Bremerton, and Poulsbo, Washington participates in the Windermere Community Service Day. Every year since 1984, Windermere real estate offices have skipped work for a day to complete neighborhood improvement projects, giving back to the communities where we live, work, and play. We clean, landscape and repair parks, playgrounds, schools, shelters and community buildings. Each office selects a project that best serves its community needs This year I was a member of our Service Day Committee. Representatives from all three offices met well in advance of the event to identify our project site; determine the (2 comments)
"Little Norway" - Life on the Kitsap Peninsula - 10/13/06 05:45 PM
Just west across the Puget Sound from Seattle, on the Kitsap Peninsula, nestled beside the shores of Liberty Bay, is the quaint town of Poulsbo, lovingly referred to as "Little Norway." In the late 1880's the area was settled by several immigrant families who had traveled over from Norway. The location reminded them of the mountains and fjords back home. One of the families were from Paulsbo, Norway. For many years, Norwegian was the only language that was spoken in the region. As the village grew, the townspeople submitted there request for a post office. The Post Master misspelled the name, and it's been called Poulsbo ever since. The port (13 comments)
Real Estate Snapshot for Kitsap County Washington - 10/10/06 05:20 PM
Market Snapshot for Kitsap CountyThe following is a quick snapshot of the combined single-family home and condo market within Kitsap County, Washington, provided by Rich Jacobson of Windermere Real Estate. Properties currently active on the market: 1050Properties currently under contract: 354Properties closed in the last 180 days: 1437Average Sales Price: $318,325Average List Price: $330,274Ratio of List Price to Sales Price: 96%Average Days on Market: 62 daysSales Pending this Week: 25 For more helpful information and resources concerning real estate and living in Kitsap County, Washington, access my comprehensive website, www.KitsapLife.com Rich Jacobson, Your Kitsap County Real Estate Agent (6 comments)
"Happy as Clams!" - Life in Washington State - 10/09/06 05:36 PM
One of the favored pastimes here in beautiful Washington State is clam digging. The WA Dept. of Fish & Game has an excellent website full of helpful facts, resources, and regulations on harvesting shellfish. To learn more about clam digging here on the scenic Kitsap Peninsula, go to Crabbing in the Hood. ~ o ~ o ~ o ~ o ~ o ~ o ~ Rich Jacobson is a licensed real estate professional providing empowerment and relentless representation of clients throughout all of Kitsap County, and portions of Pierce, Mason, and Jefferson Counties. You can also find him on KitsapLife.com and (8 comments)
"Ferry, Cross the Mercy" - Life in Washington State - 10/06/06 05:05 PM
If you do a Google search for "Ferry," the 1st ranked site you'll find is the "Official Washington State Ferries" homepage. The history of the WA State Ferry System is a fascinating one, originating in the early 1900's with several private steamboat operators, known as the "Mosquito Fleet," to the present State-run operations we have today. The WA State Ferry System is the largest ferry system in the United States, serving eight counties within Washington and the Province of British Columbia in Canada. WSF’s existing system has 10 routes and 20 terminals that are served by 28 vessels. In fiscal year 1999, WSF carried (4 comments)
Seahawks Lose, Seahawks Win! - 10/02/06 04:50 PM
Okay, so our beloved Seattle Seahawks lost yesterday in a 37-6 rout to the Chicago Bears. I guess if you're gonna lose, it might as well be to "Da Bears." However, my greater redeeming consolation was that my youngest son, Luke, and his team, the Silverdale Pee Wee Seahawks, won their game Saturday against a tough Chico team with a pounding of 30-8. Luke was QB for the entire game and scored his second official touch-down pass. If anyone knows any scouts for Ohio State, feel free to give them my number! Rich Jacobson, http://www.kitsaplife.com/ Your Kitsap Olympic Peninsula Silverdale Bremerton Port Orchard Keyport Seabeck (2 comments)
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