silverdale: "Hood Canal Sunset" Life on the Kitsap Peninsula - 10/13/07 05:55 PM
The recent post by the Bloggin' Bolen Brothers inspired me to share this recent shot of Hood Canal, one of the many popular waterways of the Puget Sound, here amidst the breathtaking scenery known as Washington State.
You really owe it to yourself to read Gary Bolen's article. it's one of the better posts I've come across lately. I can especially empathize with one of his statements:
"Sometimes the wind rushing through your hair helps one forget that it's gray."
(To enjoy the full article, go HERE)
The pictures that Gary shared within his article brought back many of my own personal memories of Lake Tahoe.
Growing up in … (9 comments)

silverdale: Yet Another Client Testimonial on the Kitsap Peninsula in scenic Washington State - 10/09/07 06:14 AM
If you want to read another Client Testimonial for Rich Jacobson, a licensed real estate professional with Windermere Real Estate, assisting clients with buying and selling residential properties throughout the West Sound WA, including Kitsap, NE Mason, West Pierce, and Jefferson Counties, then simply access SOUNDBITEBLOG.
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Rich Jacobson is a licensed real estate professional providing 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 … (9 comments)

silverdale: Another Client Testimonial in the West Puget Sound of scenic Washington State - 10/08/07 10:38 PM
Here's another Client Testimonial for Rich Jacobson, a licensed real estate professional with Windermere Real Estate, assisting clients with buying and selling residential properties throughout the West Sound WA, including Kitsap, Mason, Pierce, and Jefferson Counties:
"Rich was 1st Class! He provided the most excellent and professional services. We appreciated his guidance and direction every step of the way. We were so glad to have an Agent that we knew we could trust completely, and someone who shares our values and priorities."  -  Chris (Commercial Airline Pilot) & Karen (Retired School Administrator)
It was a real joy working with this couple. I helped them to sell … (2 comments)

silverdale: Kitsap County WA Market Report for October 2007 - 10/04/07 07:33 AM
Real Estate Market Report/Conditions in Kitsap County WA for 10/04/2007
The following is a quick analysis of the combined single-family home and condo market within Kitsap County, Washington for October 2007, provided by Rich Jacobson of Windermere Real Estate, in Silverdale, WA (Data for Bainbridge Island is included below)
Properties currently active on the market: 2273 Properties closed in the last 180 days: 1687 Average Sales Price: $336,020 Average List Price: $341,304 Ratio of List Price to Sales Price: 99.5% Average Days on Market: 87.5 Sales Pending this Week: 41Current Market Conditions: The highest ratio of List Price vs. Sale Price is still Area 141 (South Kitsap West … (4 comments)

silverdale: 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)

silverdale: Kitsap County WA Real Estate Market Report for August 2007 - 08/01/07 05:49 AM
Real Estate Market Report/Conditions in Kitsap County WA for 08/02/2007
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 (excludes Bainbridge Island).
Properties currently active on the market: 2199 up 4.7%  Properties closed in the last 180 days: 1652 up 5.5%Average Sales Price: $309,118 up 1.1%Average List Price: $313,008 up .09 %Ratio of List Price to Sales Price: 99% sameAverage Days on Market: 85 days down 4.5%Sales Pending this Week: 69 up 36%Current Market Conditions: Well, as you can see from the monthly stats update, inventory continues to increase. … (18 comments)

silverdale: 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)

silverdale: 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)

silverdale: 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)

silverdale: "Can an Old Dog learn New Tricks?" or "Is Time really OF the Essence?" - 01/23/07 01:22 AM
Okay, so I guess I should qualify myself here first. I suppose many would consider me to be an old dog. I'm not exactly sure when it happened. It was somewhere in between finding it increasingly more difficult to tie my shoes, and, receiving mail solicitations from AARP. Or maybe it was when my youngest son asked me if we had TV when I was a boy?
Either way, I am the first to admit that I'm no Spring Chicken, or, at least, a Chicken with no Spring (You get the picture). Although, I am taking Ballroom Dancing lessons with my … (10 comments)

silverdale: "Picket Fence Dream Come True!" on Mountain View - 01/17/07 06:10 PM
Drive to the end of the quiet country road, and you'll find this home situated on a serene, pastoral 1.63 acre lot. This charming remodeled vintage farmhouse starts with a long white picket fence, ending at a gate that opens to a cobblestone path, and leading up to the steps of a wondeful place to call home!
 
Inside it's equally tranquil and inviting....
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gather around the Kitchen to catch up on the days events....
 
Or catch up on some relaxing reading as the natural light soothes your soul....
 
 
 
 
 
 
Your White Picket Fence Dream, priced at $ 319,500
 
 
 
 
For more details on this home, go here
 
Rich Jacobson, Your Professional Real Estate Agent in Silverdale WA
Visit SoundBiteBlog, … (10 comments)

silverdale: "It's Time for a Fiesta!" - Local Business on the Kitsap Peninsula - 01/03/07 04:14 PM
Greetings once again from Rich Jacobson, your Professional Real Estate Agent on the beauthiful Kitsap Peninsula, here in scenic Washington State!
I know it probably seems like I blog quite a lot about local restaurants. Okay, so I enjoy good food! However, with a family of 6, it's important to know where you can take the whole tribe out for dinner without having to file for bankruptcy. And it's especially helpful, when you're new to an area, getting a little hand up on where the good eats are.
You've definitely come to the right place then!
Fiesta Mexican Restaurant serves up some of the best tasting … (32 comments)

silverdale: Adventures in 1st Time Home Buying: "It's Never Over 'til It's Over!" - 01/03/07 03:57 AM
Welcome once again to ActiveRain and Localism, the cutting-edge internet clearinghouses for current resources on all things real estate. My name is Rich Jacobson, a licensed professional real estate agent in Silverdale, out on the Kitsap Peninsula in scenic Washington State. This is the ninth installment in an on-going series of posts dedicated to helping 1st Time Home Buyers successfully achieve their home purchasing goals.
We have been identifying and discussing, in chronological order, key events in the home buying process. In our last time together, we talked about the importance and value of having a home inspection in a post entitled, "Home Inspection" or "Home Alone?"
Today's topic is: "It's … (16 comments)

silverdale: Kitsap County WA Market Conditions: 2007 Forecast Prediction - 01/02/07 04:20 AM
Real Estate Market Conditions for Kitsap County WA for 01/02/2007
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: 1313  Properties closed in the last 180 days: 1821 Average Sales Price: $304,310 Average List Price: $309,080 Ratio of List Price to Sales Price: 98% Average Days on Market: 67 days Sales Pending this Week: 212007 Market Predictions: All indications are that 2007 will be another excellent year for buying and selling real estate here in Kitsap County. The overall economic … (11 comments)

silverdale: "Was Santa Good to You?" - 12/30/06 04:07 PM
Okay, so I apologize in advance, but I couldn't refuse!
The Jacobson Family had another wonderfully warm and memorable Christmas celebration this year. Even though our daughter Emily was not able to be with us, our cherished Aunt Nancy from Chicago, and our oldest son's girlfriend, Alex, joined us for the festivities,
We came home from church, built a fire, and gathered around the tree. Yours Truly read the Christmas Story and then I prayed, thanking God for all the blessings of the past year and for His constant faithfulness to us.
And then, Santa's Helper started passing out the presents. We take turns opening … (23 comments)

silverdale: "Why Isn't It Beginning to Look a lot Like Christmas?" - 12/23/06 07:20 PM
First, don't get me wrong, I am especially thankful this Christmas for all the blessings in my life. I have an incredible best friend and wife of nearly 25 years, and 3 of the greatest sons a father could ever ask for. What's not to be festive about?
Well, I'm out driving around earlier tonight, and the radio is playing one of those standard-issue favorites, "It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas" and my eyes start to well up. "Why don't I feel like it's Christmas? Is there some kind of Scrooge virus goin' around?"
It certainly didn't help for us to go out … (17 comments)

silverdale: "The View from Here!" - Life on the Kitsap Peninsula - 12/17/06 05:31 PM
 
One of the many things I enjoy about my involvement here on ActiveRain is the opportunity I have to showcase the area where I work, live, and play - the picturesque Kitsap Peninsula in scenic Washington State.
My family roots go down deep in Washington soil. My mom was born out on the coast, near the edge of the Olympic Rain Forest. My grandparents lived in many places throughout the western half of the State, ending up in Everett, where my grandfather captained a tugboat. My aunt and uncle lived on the bluff in Mukeltio, overlooking the beautiful expanse of the Puget … (11 comments)

silverdale: "Please Welcome Vicki Lawrence to our ActiveRain Community!" - 12/13/06 01:23 AM
Top "O" the Morning to you all. Greetings from the beautiful Kitsap Peninsula in scenic Washington State! Hope you're having a great day in real estate!
I would appreciate it if you would take just a moment and welcome one of my valued business sphere partners to ActiveRain.
Vicki Lawrence is the Marketing Representative for Pacific Northwest Title here in Silverdale. The lion's share of my transactions have been handled by them, both for title as well as escrow closing. They do an absolutely phenomenal job. Their people are extremely organized and very thorough. They communicate with me consistently during all phases of the … (16 comments)

silverdale: "Finding Your Sushi Fix" - Life on the Kitsap Peninsula - 12/12/06 09:55 AM

Over the years, whenever we've moved, one of the first things I've done is to scope out the closest and best sources for fresh sushi. Imagine my difficulty when we moved to Lawrence, Kansas?!?! It wasn't until just before we left that a sushi bar/Japanese restaurant finally came to the area. Go figure!
When we first arrived here in Silverdale, Washington, I naturally assumed that there would be a plethora (thank you, Three Amigos!) of sushi bars and Japanese restaurants, given our close proximity to the ocean.
NOT!
 
To read more about finding the illusive fresh sushi here on the … (39 comments)

silverdale: Kitsap County WA Market Conditions: Present and Future - 12/07/06 06:04 AM
Real Estate Market Conditions for Kitsap County WA for 12/07/2006 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: 1440   Properties closed in the last 180 days: 1977 Average Sales Price: $302,511Average List Price: $306,551 Ratio of List Price to Sales Price: 99% Average Days on Market: 63 days Sales Pending this Week: 44Future Hotspots: West Bremerton and Manette: As the revitalization plans for Downtown Bremerton continue to move forward, including the proposed marine, and the completion of several significant … (12 comments)

 
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