kitsap county: "Central Kitsap Junior High Football" - Life on the Kitsap Peninsula WA - 10/31/07 06:50 PM
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 … (7 comments)

kitsap county: "Late Crabbing Season Re-Opens!" - Life on the Kitsap Peninsula - 10/29/07 04:34 AM
The Washington Dept. of Fish & Wildlife recently announced that 5 areas of the Puget Sound will reopen to recreational crab fishing.
This is welcome news to those of us here in Kitsap County who drop our crab pots out on Hood Canal. This past couple of Summer seasons have been rather disappointing, to say the least. So this reopening affords us a few more opportunities to feed our freezers!
Starting at sunrise November 1st, Marine Area 6 (eastern Strait of Juan de Fuca), Area 9 (Admiralty Inlet), Area 10 (Seattle/Bremerton), Area 11 (Tacoma/Vashon), and Area 12 (Hood Canal) will all reopen for sport crabbing.
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kitsap county: "Razor Clammin' on Copalis Beach WA" - Life in scenic Washington State - 10/29/07 04:17 AM
This past Saturday, my oldest son, Ben, and I drove out to the Washington Coast for the first official Razor Clam dig of the 2007 Fall Season. It takes us about 2 1/2 hours to drive out on Hwy. 3 through Shelton, past Aberdeen & Hoquiam, and then on up to Copalis Beach. Four area beaches were opened to harvesting, including Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis, and Mocrocks. I prefer Copalis because you can drive your vehicle right onto the beach, park it, and walk a short distance down to the surf.
To learn more about Razor Clamming on the Washington State coast, … (2 comments)

kitsap county: The New "Olympic View Marina" in Seabeck - Life on the Kitsap Peninsula WA - 10/18/07 08:34 AM
As an avid recreational boater out on the Kitsap Peninsula, I am thrilled about the new "Olympic View Marina" development project out in Seabeck WA. While there are a number of really excellent marina resources on the eastern half of the Kitsap Peninsula, the former Seabeck Marina was the only one on the Hood Canal side. Unfortunately, that facility was closed and condemned as unsafe a couple years ago, leaving boaters with no place to moor or gas up. Since I almost exclusively launch and operate my boat over on Hood Canal, the prospect of having a new, improved marina in Seabeck was … (1 comments)

kitsap county: Kitsap County WA Market Report for September 2007 - 09/10/07 07:17 AM
Real Estate Market Report/Conditions in Kitsap County WA for 09/02/2007
The following is a quick analysis of the combined single-family home and condo market within Kitsap County, Washington for September 2007, provided by Rich Jacobson of Windermere Real Estate, in Silverdale, WA (excludes Bainbridge Island).
Properties currently active on the market: 2158Properties closed in the last 180 days: 1749Average Sales Price: $312,461Average List Price: $342,534Ratio of List Price to Sales Price: 96%Average Days on Market: 87Sales Pending this Week: 45Current Market Conditions: The highest ratio of List Price vs. Sale Price was 101% for Area 141 (South Kitsap West of Hwy. 16).  The lowest ratio was … (5 comments)

kitsap county: Stunning 2005-Built Craftsman View Home - 09/10/07 07:02 AM
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kitsap county: Leaving My Wife for a Crab - Life on the Kitsap Peninsula WA - 09/02/07 06:20 AM
Yes, it's true. I can't deny it. I love crabs. And not just any ole' crabs, mind you. But Dungeness Crabs. The delicious 'mouth-watering' variety that is plentiful here in the scenic Pacific Northwest.
When the crabbing season rolls around here on the Puget Sound WA, you can typically find me out cruising the deep, clear waters of Hood Canal in my trusty C-Dory, in search of the illusive 'Dungie.'
But the question I have to ask myself is this, "Would I ever leave my wife for a Crab?"
To find out the answer to this puzzling question, go to Crabbing in … (38 comments)

kitsap county: Remodeled 'Turn-of-the-Century' Charmer in Tranquil Country Setting - 09/01/07 04:21 AM
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kitsap county: Beautiful 'Like-New' Craftsman-Style Home in rural Port Orchard WA - 08/09/07 06:47 AM
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kitsap county: The Secret of Offering Less - 07/24/07 10:43 AM
I don't know about you, but in our area, the housing market has been cooling off. Inventories are up, prices are coming down. Basic Supply and Demand 101, right?
Well, as is typical in such market conditions, we find that Buyers tend to drag their feet. They become increasingly more bold and brazen. Since price reductions are more commonplace, many Sellers are desperate to sell. Buyers naturally are only too happy to accomodate them with an equally desperate offer.
As a Buyer, how can you increase the chances of having greater success in submitting a lower offer? What is the Secret to Offering Less?
To find out the answer, … (10 comments)

kitsap county: Whaling Days Festival 2007 in Silverdale WA - 06/26/07 07:47 AM
 
On July 27th thru 29th, the 35th Annual Whaling Days Festival comes to the Old Town District of Silverdale, WA.
Whalings Days is three jam-packed days of fun and entertainment for the whole family. There's an Opening Day Fireworks display, a Pancake Breakfast, a huge fun Street Fair, canoe races, Lion's Grand Parade, a 4-Mile Run, Beer Garden, Bike Race, Coors Mainstage Concert Series featuring country artist, Trent Summar, and the Family Stage events.
The Mission of the Whaling Days is: "To provide free & affordable family entertainment and community support to thepeople of Kitsap County."So make a point of marking your calendar for this great family … (7 comments)

kitsap county: "Countdown to Crabbing!" - 06/25/07 06:21 AM
Well, as hard as it may be to believe, even real estate professionals need an occasional day off, for time to relax and re-energize.
As much as I truly enjoy my chosen vocation as a licensed real estate agent with Windermere Real Estate, in Silverdale, here on the beautiful Kitsap Peninsula in scenic Washington State, there are times when I need a reprieve from the stress, a moment to escape, to find solace amidst the majestic splendor of the Pacific Northwest.
And by far, one of my favorites ways to accomplish this is by taking my boat out crabbing on Hood Canal.
Perhaps it's the calming affect of being on … (4 comments)

kitsap county: Kitsap County WA Homeowner Helper: Dealing with Paint Disposal Problems - 06/08/07 09:02 AM
Okay, so you've just moved into your new home here on the beautiful Kitsap Peninsula in scenic Washington State (hopefully sold by me!), or maybe you're getting ready to relocate somewhere else (why anyone would ever leave here is beyond me. But if you need to, give me a call!)
The Problem:   You've got cans and cans of old, used paint lying around, taking up lots of space. Being the environmentally-conscious person that you are, you want to dispose of it properly. What do you do?
Fortunately, there's a really great solution!
The Kitsap County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility
Located at 5551 SW Imperial Way, … (10 comments)

kitsap county: Kitsap County WA Real Estate Market Report for June 2007 - 06/06/07 03:33 AM
Real Estate Market Report/Conditions for Kitsap County WA for 06/01/2007
The following is a quick analysis of the combined single-family home and condo market within Kitsap County, Washington, provided by Rich Jacobson of Windermere Real Estate, in Silverdale, WA.
Properties currently active on the market: 1939   Properties closed in the last 180 days: 1501 Average Sales Price: $303,188 Average List Price: $308,108 Ratio of List Price to Sales Price: 98% Average Days on Market: 90 days Sales Pending this Week: 61The "Way We Were"comparative snapshot:
Active Listings:                         2006 - 1159;   2007 - 1939Days on Market:                       2006 - 63;       2007 - 90Absorption Rate:                       2006 - 17;       2007 - 31.7LP/SP Ratio:                             2006 - 99;       … (6 comments)

kitsap county: Celebrating in Seattle - 05/30/07 07:52 PM
According to a recent Forbes.com article, homeowners in the Seattle area are dancing in the streets!
Why? Because the Seattle area is the Number One Best Housing Markets in the U.S.
According to data from the National Association of Realtors (NAR), the city's median home price in the 1st quarter hit $380,200, up a whopping 12.3% from a year earlier. And it's not just the Seattle area, but the entire Pacific Northwest Region as well. In Portland, Ore., prices jumped nearly 9% and the capitol city, Salem, it grew up over 15% in the same time period.
Today's weather here on the Kitsap Peninsula was yet another … (10 comments)

kitsap county: Kitsap County Regional Library Loses Levy - 05/21/07 05:49 PM
Local voters here in Kitsap County drove their collective 'Chevy to the Levy' this past Tuesday, but the levy turned up dry as the initiative to increase the tax rate failed by more than 5,000 votes (55 percent of those casting ballots voted no).
Kitsap Regional Library officials and supporters watched in shock and disbelief as the election results were revealed Tuesday evening. Director Jill Jean suggested that the failed measure was a public backlash towards other recent tax increases and the rising cost of gasoline.
But some have suggested otherwise....
To read the rest of the article in its entirety, go to SOUNDBITEBLOG.
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kitsap county: Designer Remodeled Home in Bremerton WA - 05/15/07 04:07 AM
The manicured lawn and multitude of flowering plants will draw you in. But once inside, the true value is clearly confirmed.
Welcome to 2322 Franklin Street, on the scenic Kitsap Peninsula, your well-deserved oasis from the daily grind.
Step onto the attractive, yet durable 25-year Bamboo Floors professionally installed throughout, giving added enhanced dimension.
 
'Trading Spaces' has been and gone. The sleek urbanesque touches in the kitchen are straight from the IKEA catalog. What new exotic delicacies will you conjure up tonight?
 
Curl up with a favorite read as the cozy woodburning stove offer efficient alternative heat.

People love their dogs here in the Pacific Northwest. Your pooch will be in hound heaven with … (3 comments)

kitsap county: Kitsap County WA Market Conditions for April 2007 - 03/31/07 09:47 AM
Kitsap County WA Market Conditions: April 2007
Real Estate Market Conditions for Kitsap County WA for 04/01/2007
The following is a quick analysis of the combined single-family home and condo market within Kitsap County, Washington, provided by Rich Jacobson of Windermere Real Estate, in Silverdale, WA.
Properties currently active on the market: 1430  Properties closed in the last 180 days: 1495 Average Sales Price: $300,550 Average List Price: $305,670 Ratio of List Price to Sales Price: 98% Average Days on Market: 84 days Sales Pending this Week: 62 
The "Way We Were"comparative snapshot:
Active Listings:                         2006 - 884;   2007 - 1430Days on Market:                       2006 - 57;     2007 - 84Absorption Rate:                       2006 - 13;     2007 … (4 comments)

kitsap county: Kitsap County WA Market Report for March 2007 - 03/13/07 07:46 AM
Kitsap County WA Market Conditions: March 2007
Real Estate Market Conditions for Kitsap County WA for 03/01/2007
 
The 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, in Silverdale, WA.
Properties currently active on the market: 1393  Properties closed in the last 180 days: 1490 Average Sales Price: $299,731 Average List Price: $304,882 Ratio of List Price to Sales Price: 98% Average Days on Market: 80 days Sales Pending this Week: 74Current Market Conditions: Although the market has slowed in some respects, there continues to be very brisk activity in select … (22 comments)

kitsap county: "Big Apple Diner" - Local Business on the Kitsap Peninsula - 01/26/07 06:49 AM
Take one step inside, and you're transported back to a simpler place in time!
The Big Apple Diner near Kitsap Lake in Bremerton WA is a fun 50's style diner, complete with checkered floors, padded booths, soda fountain, and a Jukebox!
Whether its Big Burgers, fries, and a thick shake, or their popular Breakfast menu, the eating is good! 
For more information of this great local restaurant, go to SoundBiteBlog
 
 
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