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Bainbridge Real Estate Market Is Just Plain Hot

Bainbridge Island real estate sales are just about as hot as our weather lately. According to (Multiple Listing Service) data comparing the real estate market on Bainbridge this April versus last April, we are seeing major shifts favoring sellers. The data show that the median home price on Bainbridge has jumped 20 percent from last year….

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Letter to the Editor: Find Help with the Housing Crisis Here on Bainbridge

“I cannot find a place to live!” “I cannot afford a place to live!” Almost every day in both the local and national news, there is a story about the housing crisis: rental prices going up, sales prices going up, and inventory diminishing. Here on Bainbridge, last week alone I had four conversations with acquaintances…

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Ferncliff Village Townhomes Get $150K Financial Commitment from City

Ferncliff Village, the affordable housing community developed by Housing Resources Bainbridge, is still in its Phase I, despite the fact that all 30 single-family homes in the Village have been sold and are occupied. Phase II will consist of the development of 16 townhomes to the north of the current neighborhood. At the April 14 City…

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Priciest Homes Sold on Bainbridge in 2014

High-end homes sold well on Bainbridge Island in 2014, and the median home price took a giant leap from $515,000 in December of 2013 to $630,000 in December of 2014. That stands in contrast to the median home prices for the entire county, which were $235,000 in December of 2013 and $250,000 in December of 2014….

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Huff Post Declares Bainbridge One of Ten Dreamiest Islands to Retire

Huffington Post blog writer Moira McGarvey has given Bainbridge Island a spot on her list of the ten dreamiest continental U.S. islands on which to retire. McGarvey is the founder of the retirement planning site, GangsAway! Also making the list was Vashon. The rest of the list consists of Kiawah Island, South Carolina; two islands…

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What Big Bainbridge Real Estate up for Grabs Might Mean for Winslow & You

When it comes to real estate, as with most things, change seems to be the only constant. Pavilion and Surrounding Businesses This week’s nearly $15 million listing of 3.27 acres of four combined parcels at the southwest corner of Madison Avenue and Wyatt Way is meant to bring change, but its sellers say they hope…

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One of Winslow’s Final Forest Ecosystems Destroyed for Private Development

If the name John Tawresey rings a bell, it might be from the headlines he made last year when he was arrested for a hit-and-run DUI at San Carlos Restaurant. Maybe you heard about it because Tawresey subsequently resigned from his position on the Bainbridge School Board after a previous hit-and-run charge came to light roughly…

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The Five Most Expensive Homes Sold on Bainbridge in 2012

8:32 p.m. They didn’t come anywhere near the $12.8 million priciest home ever sold on Bainbridge, but these five luxury homes sold on Bainbridge in 2012 are nothing to sneeze at (or in.) 10445 Secretariat Lane NE | $3,400,000 You’d think a $3,400,000 home would have a lot of bathrooms sitting around waiting for people,…

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Bainbridge Sees Big Real Estate Rebound

by Jim Peek with Sarah Lane, November 11, 2012, 5:21 p.m. What has happened every 18 hours here on Bainbridge since January 1st? A single family residence or condo has sold. Comparing November 1, 2011, year-to-date totals with those of November 1, 2012, we get the following results: Single Family Residences (up 50 percent in sales…

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Meeting About Proposed Shopping Center at High School & 305

Tonight, June 18, at 6:30 is the time to discuss the plan to build seven commercial buildings on the property on the northeast corner of 305 and High School. At this public participation meeting in the City Council Chambers you can find out more about the Visconsi Companies’ proposed commercial development, ask questions, and voice…

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New Shopping Center at NE Corner of High School and 305 in Early Stages

The proposed shopping center project intended for the Northeast corner of Highway 305 and High School Road is only a month into the planning stages and yet already the pieces are beginning to fall into place. The offer from the Ohio-based Visconsi company to purchase the property from the Deschamps family is under contract. Visconsi…

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Priciest House Ever on Bainbridge Just Listed at $12.8M

Even in a so-so economy, Windermere is confidently listing this Bainbridge Island house for almost $13 million. That’s because it’s not the kind of home you run across every day or maybe even ever. The design alone, by award-winning Miller Hull Architects, required more than 10,000 hours, and the construction, completed in 2002, spanned four…

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Video of the Week 3/19/12: Grow Community Site Demolition

On March 16, this house on Grow Avenue was demolished as part of the Bainbridge Island Grow Community development site preparation. The development will be built on an 8-acre stretch of property that runs between Madison Avenue and Grow Avenue, behind the Pavilion. Twenty homes will be demolished to make room for the development. Here…

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2011 Year-End Real Estate Statistics for BI

by Kristi Nelson, Broker at Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty of Bainbridge Island Real Estate on Bainbridge Island in 2011 continued to see a decline in residential median home sale prices, down nearly 8.5 percent from 2010. The number of closed sales showed a slight increase of about 1.5 percent. Condominiums, however, fared much better, with the number…

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Housing’s “Moderate Recovery”? Local Brokers Hopeful, Doubtful

One of America’s top economists, Lawrence Yun of the National Asssocation of Realtors, sees the nation’s housing market poised for a “modest recovery” over the next three years. But Bainbridge real estate agents find themselves having mixed feelings about Yun’s predictions. On Friday, just a short walk from Disneyland and shortly after speaking to many…

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Bainbridge Home Sales: Median Price Rise and Other Trends

Home sales through October on Bainbridge Island are up 6 percent year-to-date compared with the same period last year, and the Island’s median price for single-family detached homes jumped 18 percent from the prior month, according to data compiled by Jim Peek, a managing broker with Windermere Real Estate on Bainbridge Island. Twenty-two single-family detached…

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Five Things You Might Not Know About Bainbridge

by Jennifer Pells, Windermere Real Estate/Bainbridge Island 1. Farmer’s Market Is in the Winter Too The last outdoor Farmer’s Market is in a few weeks, on November 12th, and the market has had a great run this summer and fall. The addition of the local chefs series added a fun flair to an already enjoyable…

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Bainbridge Real Estate: A Peek Inside the Numbers

By Jim Peek, Windermere Real Estate The median price for Bainbridge Island fell in September for the sixth month in a row and is now at its lowest recorded level in more than seven years: $564,000 – April 2011 $539,000 – May 2011 $521,550 – June 2011 $515,000 – July 2011 $468,750 – August 2011…

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Real Estate Rebound?

Bainbridge Island home sales through September this year have pulled even with last year’s sales through September and are now 24 percent higher than the comparable period in 2009. ”We have essentially caught up with 2010 and without the $8,000 tax credit,” said Windermere Real Estate’s Jim Peek, who compiled the data. Through September 2011,…

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Dear Mark: Get Your Real Estate Questions Answered

by Mark Middleton, RE/Max Unlimited, Bainbridge Island “The Lockbox Dilemma” Dear Mark, My Realtor wants to put a lockbox on my house so while we are at work, other Realtors can come in and show my place. I’m a little nervous because I am concerned who exactly can access this lockbox, which contains my house…

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