While it’s common for some homeowners to put the brakes on a home sale in the winter season, the final quarter of the year can actually make for an excellent time for sellers to enter the real estate market. Lower inventory on a historic basis during this time of year paired with a pool of buyers that are serious about their home search can prove quite favorable. If you’re thinking about listing your home for sale during the chilly season, it’s key to consider the following 6 items outlined in a recent Upnest article.
Though Seattle and the Eastside both reported slight decreases in the average median sales price from the second to third quarter of 2018, home prices on Bainbridge Island increased on a quarterly basis, from $865,000 in the second quarter of 2018 to $912,000 in the third quarter. This 5.4% quarter-by-quarter increase is larger than the 2.3% year-over-year gain, and may be attributed to a shortage of supply.
With the arrival of autumn, Bainbridge Island will soon be dripping in beautiful red and golden hues as the leaves change color and the air becomes crisper. This is one of our favorite times of year to spend a weekend wine tasting at the Island’s seven stellar wineries and tasting rooms. Below we’ve outlined our favorite destinations and what makes them special.
We are just days away from the start of the autumn season, which means we are in an excellent time of year to take care of home maintenance items that will prepare us as we shift into the chillier months of the year. Houzz put together a list of their top tips to have your home ready for the rain, falling leaves, and whatever else fall brings our way this year.
While many areas around the Puget Sound have experienced inventory increases over the past few months, the number of homes for sale on Bainbridge Island remains tight as there were just 1.8 months of inventory as of Q2-2018. With a lack of options and many buyers searching for Island homes, the process can feel daunting—here are seven tips that will help you navigate your home search.
The next stop in our Extraordinary Getaways series is all about the summer! From the deserts of Santa Fe and the shores of New England to various Hawaiian destinations, browse a collection of amazing homes located within the most popular summer travel destinations for 2018.
Though other areas around Puget Sound experienced increased inventory in Q2-2018, Bainbridge Island saw a decrease in homes for sale with just 1.8 months of inventory. The number of homes sold likewise decreased, while the average sales price remained relatively steady between Q2-2017 and Q2-2018 at $965,000 and $972,000, respectively.
Summer is now in full swing, and with the warm weather and kids out of school, there are tons of fabulous things to do on Bainbridge Island. From music and art to fun family-friendly performances and other community events, celebrate the warmest season of the year with some fun, not-to-miss functions.
Offering an abundance of saltwater frontage and stellar city and mountain views, it’s no surprise that Bainbridge Island stands as a prime commuter market and destination for those that want to live an idyllic lifestyle with easy access to the Pacific Northwest’s fabulous recreation and the hustle and bustle of the city. Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty recently released waterfront stats from around the Sound, revealing what’s been happening on the Island since the start of 2018.
There is no doubt that Bainbridge Island is a fantastic place to live all year round, but summer is one of our favorite times because it gives us the weather and daylight to enjoy the Island’s 27 parks and 36 miles of trails! In celebration of the warmer season, we outlined a few of our favorite destinations below.
The next stop in our Extraordinary Getaways series focuses not on one specific destination as in posts past, but a coveted lifestyle we know very well: The Island life! From the shores of Florida’s Fisher Island to Anguilla, below we present a collection of five amazing island homes from around the world.
We are moving through May and the summer will be here before we know it, which means now is a great time to check some home maintenance items off your to-do list to prepare for summer cookouts and relaxing evenings spent on the porch. Houzz put together a list of their 13 top tips to have your home prepared for the fun that spring and summer will bring.
According to a Niche survey of the top Washington state school districts of 2018, Bainbridge Island School District ranks fifth among the 236 districts within the state. With a total of 10 schools and nearly 4,000 students, the Island earned especially high marks within the categories of Academics, Teachers, Clubs & Activities, and College Prep.
When a home is put on the market, the ultimate goal is to ignite the imagination of a potential buyer, so that when they look at photos or walk through your home, they can envision what a life might look like if lived within its walls. Though not every home, or every room, needs staging, the benefits are many, which means it should at least be a part of the conversation with your real estate agent.
The process of selling a home undoubtedly brings a range of emotions to light. Some are exciting, you are proud that your home is looking its best and looking forward to making your next move. But others, are difficult. It can be sad to say goodbye to a place we’ve called home and to weather the storms that offers and negotiation sometimes bring.