Summer on Bainbridge Island

Summer on Bainbridge Island

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.

2018 Waterfront Update

2018 Waterfront Update

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.

A Guide to Parks & Recreation on Bainbridge Island

A Guide to Parks & Recreation on Bainbridge Island

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.

Extraordinary Getaways: Island Living Around the World

Extraordinary Getaways: Island Living Around the World

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.

May Home Maintenance Tips

May Home Maintenance Tips

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.

Market Trends From Around the Sound: Q1-2018

Market Trends From Around the Sound: Q1-2018

The first quarter stats of 2018 are in and Bainbridge Island continues to attract buyers, as the number of homes sold was up just over 28% from Q1-2017 despite a sharp 60.7% inventory decrease.

Niche Names Bainbridge Island School District Among the State’s Top Five

Niche Names Bainbridge Island School District Among the State’s Top Five

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.

Spring on Bainbridge Island

Spring on Bainbridge Island

Spring has officially arrived, which means there are lots of great activities to be enjoyed on the Island! From live music and entertainment to garden talks and a celebration of art, kick spring off with some fun events not to be missed.  

Thinking of Selling? Then You’d Better Think About Staging

Thinking of Selling? Then You’d Better Think About Staging

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.

Tips for Saying Goodbye to the Stress of Selling a Home

Tips for Saying Goodbye to the Stress of Selling a Home

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.

Ten Reasons to Fall in Love with Bainbridge Island

Ten Reasons to Fall in Love with Bainbridge Island

February is the month of romance, which has us reflecting on some of the top reasons why we fell in love with Bainbridge Island. From amazing recreation opportunities and natural splendor, to cafés, shops and art destinations, discover 10 things we absolutely love about the Island life.

Bainbridge Island Market Trends: Q4-2017

Bainbridge Island Market Trends: Q4-2017

Market data from the fourth quarter of 2017 indicates that Bainbridge Island continues to attract buyers, as the number of homes sold was up slightly from Q4-2016 despite a sharp 32.9% inventory decrease. Fierce competition paired with a lack of inventory is driving up prices, as the median sales price rose 14.8% to $972,000.

Home Design Trends to Expect in 2018

Home Design Trends to Expect in 2018

Now that we have officially moved into the new year, many homeowners are considering how to revamp their homes. Whether it’s a simple spruce up with a few statement pieces or an extensive design overhaul, it can be difficult to know where to begin. If you’ve been thinking about making some changes to your home in the coming year, look no further than an article the Huffington Post recently shared, which outlines their top trends for 2018, and provides a great starting point for making changes to your home’s interior.

Tax Reform & Real Estate: What to Expect

Tax Reform & Real Estate: What to Expect

We are just days from the start of the New Year, and now that President Trump has signed sweeping tax reform legislation into law, many homeowners and potential buyers are wondering how it will impact the real estate market in Washington state. In addition to talking to your tax advisor, the National Association of Realtors recently released reports on how the bill will affect each state, while The Washington Post looked more broadly at the general impact, from 1031 exchanges and recovery rules to mortgage interest deductions.

Winter on Bainbridge Island

Winter on Bainbridge Island

It’s hard to believe winter is here on Bainbridge Island. Yet despite the shorter days and chill in the air, there is still plenty of fun to be had amidst frosty harbor views and the twinkle of holiday lights. Whether we’re sipping a delicious hot cocoa at Blackbird Bakery or enjoying unforgettable local wines at the Island’s wineries and boutique tasting rooms, winter is a favorite time of year. To celebrate the start of the season, we put together a calendar featuring a few upcoming events and activities on the Island that are not to be missed.