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.

Get Inspired at the 29th Annual Bainbridge In Bloom Garden Tour!

Get Inspired at the 29th Annual Bainbridge In Bloom Garden Tour!

‘Tis the season to roll up your sleeves and get your hands dirty — in the garden, of course. This spring, get inspired at the 29th annual Bainbridge in Bloom Garden Tour, which provides the perfect opportunity to peruse some of the best garden designs the Pacific Northwest has to offer.

3 French Getaways I Love

3 French Getaways I Love

The Sotheby's Realty website is a treasure trove of beautiful homes and sometimes I get lost looking at all the incredible places around the world, dreaming about the possibilities. I found myself looking at comparable price points to Bainbridge Island and found some interesting getaways I would like to share.

Record Highs and Lows in Seattle

Record Highs and Lows in Seattle

A shocking statistic recently caught my attention, “The Seattle area has grown by more than 1,000 people per week since 2010.” For reference, that “area” mentioned does include Tacoma and Bellevue. Pulling out just Seattle numbers and the population rate is still very high. In Seattle proper, between 2010 and 2016, the population grew about 250 people per week.