Mason County Washington Real Estate Discovery Blog

Real Estate Broker/Owner - Richard Bell - Windermere Peninsula Properties
My blog is about discovering Mason County in Washington State. I cover a variety of topics and statistical information about the communities of Belfair, Allyn and the saltwater properties along Hood Canal and the Olympic and Kitsap Peninsula. Discover recreational activities, from sailing, fishing, hiking ,kayaking,Golf at LakeLand Village.



In the Third series of economic reports provided by Gardner Johnson Land Use Economics, The Gardner Report points out that our Region has been adding Jobs for the past 12 months ending September 30, 2008. King County posted the most gain with a percentage change of +3.1% in annual employment.   M...
    Lets face it, when you read today's Headlines all we hear about is the worse case. "Consumer Confidence Falling", "A Recession is Upon Us", "Housing Prices Continue to Fall" and so on. But I don't believe the headlines tell the whole story.   Each week in my local market I write a column in t...
The following narrative is my second of three Blogs about rural Stretch Island in South Puget Sound for the Mason County Localism Promotion that our local Realtors have embraced.  In Mason County, AR members within the real estate community, are telling their stories about life in our small corne...
"Island Belle"is a light-bodied hybrid grape (vitis labrusca), also known as Campbell's Early. The Grape made its debut around 1890 on Stretch Island located in Grapeview, Washington along the shore line of South Puget Sound. The "Island Belle" is a concord type vine that was cross breed with nat...
                 To date Mason County has had 1,222 total real estate sales. There were 1,152 sales to Washington State Buyers. Locals made up the largest percentage of buyers numbering 747 all from zip code 985xx (Mason County). Followed by 162 buyers from zip code 983xx (Jefferson County).  The...
If you grew up in the Puget Sound Area or visited during your youth, you probably have a host of memories about Mason County, in the State of Washington. Mason County was my outdoor playground for just about anything I could dream up. The County covers 961 square miles of land with 275 of those s...
Several people recently have approached me and have asked "What's up with this Localism you're always talking about"? My short answered is, "our agents are providing valid local real estate information about the local market, not just a bunch of listings and testaments to there ability to sell re...
I was just reading some comments on the AR site when out of the blue I noticed a new statement that declared that I have received 2000 bonus points from Bob Stewart for my efforts in promoting Localism. Thank you Bob Stewart. It was certainly a surprise. I must confess that I am thrilled with Loc...
I want to thank each and everyone of you who have served and sacrificed for our Nation. Without you and all our fellow service members we would not have the privilege of living in the Greatest Country in the World. My Fellow Veterans, Be Proud of your service and be sure to show the Flag Today. I...
Once again I am persuaded by one of my very active blogging agents to blog about what I did this past weekend. She says I need to show more of my inner self and not always be so - "Broker Like". That I should share with the AR community some personal events, like what I did this weekend. So, here...

Richard R. Bell

Broker-Manager, Allyn - Belfair Washington State Realtor
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