kitsap county wa: Lovin' Where You Live! - Life on the Kitsap Peninsula - 05/03/18 10:49 AM
One of the things I absolutely LOVE about living here on the Kitsap Peninsula in WA State, is being part of a very large military community. We are honored to have several strategic base installations here in the Western Puget Sound - Bangor Sub Base, Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Naval Undersea Warfare Center Keyport, and others.
As a Veteran and former Navy submarine sailor, I'm an avid supporter of our active-duty service members and their devoted families. I'm a sucker for those YouTube videos that show Moms and Dads surprising their kids by coming home unexpectedly!
This morning, while I was out watering some … (9 comments)

kitsap county wa: Poulsbo Place - Master Planned Community in Kitsap County WA - 03/01/12 03:34 PM
Poulsbo Place is the award winning, master-planned community in the heart of the famed waterfront village of Poulsbo, Washington.
Designed in traditional Craftsman style, the architecture compliments the picturesque community of 'Little Norway' with its rich Scandinavian heritage.
Poulsbo Place is situated near the waters of Liberty Bay, a popular destination for area boaters and tourists, and is only a short walking distance to a wide variety of restaurants, bakeries, antique shops, clothing boutiques, book stores and gift shops.
As a licensed professional real estate broker, I view a lot of properties throughout Kitsap County, and into portions of Pierce, Mason, and Jefferson Counties, … (2 comments)

kitsap county wa: VA Home Loan Buyers in Kitsap County WA - 02/27/12 06:09 AM
Here on the scenic Kitsap County WA peninsula, we are fortunate to have a very large military community comprised of Naval Base Kitsap, including the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bangor Subase, and the Keyport Naval Undersea Warfare Center.
As such, many of the active-duty, active reserve, and retired service members buy homes here in Kitsap County WA using VA Home Loan financing. This is a very popular loan product of choice mainly because it doesn't require that the Buyer contribute a down payment.
VA Home Loan rates are usually fairly competitive compared with conventional loan rates. The current VA Home Loan … (0 comments)

kitsap county wa: The Real Estate Office of the Future - TODAY! - 10/20/11 09:23 AM
Just recently, here on ActiveRain, I posted an article that was featured entitled "Are Brick & Mortar Real Estate Offices Becoming a Dinosaur?"
The comment stream was wonderfully stimulating and thought-provoking, even better than the article itself!
This article was actually a condensed 'teaser' post based on an article that I had published a day earlier on GeekEstateBlog entitled "Real Estate Outside the Box: Questioning the Value of Brick & Mortar"

Which leads me to pose yet another question that inquiring minds want to know:
If You Were Designing the Real Estate Office of the Future, What Would It Look Like?
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kitsap county wa: Diamond in the Semi-Rough in Coveted McCormick Woods Development - 04/13/11 07:16 PM
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kitsap county wa: Kitsap County WA Real Estate Market Report January 2011 - 01/25/11 05:54 PM
Two recently published articles provide us with an analysis of the real estate market, both locally and nationally.
The first article, published in The Kitsap Sun, provides comparative figures for Kitsap County WA between 2009 and 2010:
Lower Prices Fuel Condo Sales in 2010
The second article, published in the New York Times, offers up a more sobering perspective on the recent slump in home sales across the country:
U.S. Home Prices Slump Again, Hitting New Low
Over the course of my career as a licensed real estate broker, I've learned that every market dynamic poses its own unique opportunities and … (1 comments)

kitsap county wa: "Everyday CK" - Creating Community Conversation in Central Kitsap County WA - 01/05/10 09:36 AM
Today marks my inaugural post on Everyday CK a local community-based blog about Central Kitsap County hosted by our regional newspaper, The Kitsap Sun, based in Bremerton WA.
'Everyday CK' will be a place where local readers & residents can find an engaging assortment of articles covering a wide range of issues/topics on the quality of life in Central Kitsap.
To access the first post on 'Everyday CK' go to Creating Community Conversation in Central Kitsap County WA
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kitsap county wa: My son Ben Jacobson is the REAL Cake Boss! - Wordless Wednesday - 12/30/09 05:22 AM

My family celebrated my birthday recently, and so my oldest son, Ben Jacobson, made this fondant cake to commemorate the event. Knowing my love for sushi, he created an assortment of nigri and maki rolls using Swedish Fish, Fruit Roll-ups, Rice Crispies & Marshmallows, and donuts. There's a bowl of sticky rice (Rice Krispies & Marshmallows) and Soy Sauce (Chocolate Syrup), and some Wasabi & Ginger (frosting).
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kitsap county wa: "The Weiner Wagon" - Late Entry for Another Wordless Wednesday - 12/16/09 04:28 PM

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?
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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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kitsap county wa: Another Wordless Wednesday: Dungeness Crab Pot Pies - 11/25/09 07:28 PM

Fresh out of the oven - my own recipe, "Crab Pot Pie" which uses generous portions of Dungeness Crab meat that we catch right over in nearby Hood Canal WA. The base is a roasted garlic Alfredo sauce, complimented with fresh green peas, baby carrots, and sliced zucchini squash. The ingredients are placed into a porcelin ramekin (a set of 4 costs $3 at Cost Plus). Use a spare ramekin to cut-out your cover from store-bought pre-made pie crusts. Bake on 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes. Goes great with a tossed Romaine salad, Sour Dough French bread, and a glass … (15 comments)

kitsap county wa: Razor Clams: Another Wordless Wednesay on the Kitsap Peninsula WA - 11/18/09 09:52 AM

It's that time of year again! Razor Clamming out on the Washington State coastline! The WA Dept. of Fish & Wildlife allows selected weekends during the Fall and Spring to harvest Razor Clams along specified State beaches. For more information, access their website WDFW.
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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, … (15 comments)

kitsap county wa: "The One that Didn't Get Away! - Yet Another Wordless Wednesday - 09/30/09 01:18 PM

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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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kitsap county wa: Lessons on Life from High School Sports - Life on the Kitsap Peninsula WA - 09/18/09 05:49 AM
I had a few rather awkward and painful, but short-lived experiences with student athletics when I was growing up.
I remember being on a Babe Ruth baseball team out in Livermore CA sponsored by Patterson Glass. It was my first team where the uniform wasn't a cheap silk-screen t-shirt. Even though I couldn't hit or field a baseball, at least I looked as though I had reached the Major Leagues.
My Dad had always been the motivating force behind my illustrious baseball career, so when my folks divorced, and he moved to Southern CA, he wasn't around to remind me of practices or games.
One hot summer afternoon, my sisters … (10 comments)

kitsap county wa: Another Wordless Wednesday - 06/10/09 01:02 PM

All the usual suspects:  Luke (Future QB for Ohio State); Alex (Lover/Wife of Ben); Ben (Worship Leader/Song Writer); Emily (Hottie like her Mom); Elliot (Class of 2009 and college-bound)
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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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kitsap county wa: Real Estate Market Report for Kitsap County WA - May 2009 - 05/13/09 06:35 AM
 
Real Estate Market Report/Conditions in Kitsap County WA for 05/11/2009 The following is a brief analysis of the combined single-family home and condo market within Kitsap County, Washington for May 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: 1961 Properties closed in the last 180 days: 944 Average Sales Price: $295,729 Average List Price: $309,030 Ratio of List Price to Sales Price: 96% Average Days on Market: 106 Sales Pending this Week: 94 Bainbridge Island Stats separately: (Area 170)
Properties currently Active on … (5 comments)

kitsap county wa: Real Estate Market Report for Poulsbo WA - March 2009 - 03/28/09 02:09 PM
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 … (7 comments)

kitsap county wa: Real Estate Market Report for Silverdale WA - March 2009 - 03/26/09 10:29 AM
Here is the real estate market report for NWMLS Area 147 - Silverdale WA - as of March 23, 2009.

Current Active Listings:     93
Sold in Past 6 months:    62
Average Sales Price:        $ 266,640
Average List Price:           $ 278,414
Ratio of LP vs. SP:           96%
Days on Market:              107
Pending this week:          8
 
The recent economic downturn has had its affect on local retail business. Two Big Box stores - Linens & Things and Circuit City have recently closed their doors. But at the same time, Lowe's has opened a new location directly behind Costco, and Kitsap Credit … (3 comments)

kitsap county wa: The World according to Zillow - 11/14/08 03:57 AM
It's 7am on a Friday morning, and I'm sitting here at one of my favorite Kitsap County WA haunts, the Global Bean, enjoying a delicious Cup 'O' Joe, waiting for my good friend and blogging counterpart, Mark Flanders, to arrive.
On an adjoining table, the following headline on today's issue of the Kitsap Sun catches my eye:
"With House Values, What Went Up Has Come Down"
According to the article submitted by Rachel Pritchett, if you purchased a home here in Kitsap County WA in 2006/2007, when prices had peaked, then there's a one-in-three chance you own more on your mortgage … (30 comments)

kitsap county wa: "Costco Warehouse Silverdale WA" - Local Business on the Kitsap Pensinsula WA - 08/17/08 11:38 PM
In the early 80's, after the Kitsap Mall was completed, growth in and around the Silverdale WA area literally exploded, and a badly needed retail mecca for residents was created. To this day, it has continued to attract many of the national chains and big box stores.
By far one of my favorites is the COSTCO Wholesale store here in Silverdale.
To learn more about Costco Wholesale in Silverdale WA, go to SOUNDBITEBLOG.
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kitsap county wa: "Feelin' Crabby?" - Life on the Kitsap Peninsula WA - 08/16/08 11:43 PM
One of my favorites things I enjoy about living on the beautiful Kitsap Peninsula here in scenic Washington State, is taking my boat out crabbing on the Hood Canal, part of the extensive inland waterways of Puget Sound. The Hood Canal is a long, deep, narrow strip of water wedged in between the Kitsap Peninsula and the picturesque Olympic Peninsula. The Olympic Mountain range rises up rather dramatically from the edge of the water. The scenery is absolutely breathtaking.! 
To learn more about recreational crabbing out on the Hood Canal WA, go to Crabbing in the Hood.
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