Spring on Bainbridge Island

Spring on Bainbridge Island

Spring is nearly upon us, and as we prepare for longer days, birds chirping and—fingers crossed—sunnier weather, we thought it’d be a great time to highlight some of the fabulous things there are to do on Bainbridge Island. From night hikes and nature walks to entertainment and a Mother’s Day treat, welcome the season of change with some stellar, not-to-be-missed events.

Extraordinary Getaways: Modern Homes

Extraordinary Getaways: Modern Homes

The next stop in our Extraordinary Getaways series is all about modern homes. From the mountains of Colorado and sunny shores of Florida, to Dubai and the Dominican Republic, browse a collection of amazing modern homes that embrace the popular design philosophy and way of life.

Bainbridge Island Market Trends: Q4-2018

Bainbridge Island Market Trends: Q4-2018

As we closed 2018, the real estate market on Bainbridge Island underwent its typical seasonal slowdown. Many buyers elected to take a break from their home searches and some sellers also paused, as inventory fell to a low of 1.6 months. Though there were fewer sales, home values did not depreciate, as the median sales price reached $1,035,000, the highest figure reported on a quarterly basis in all of 2018.

Home Design Predictions for 2019

Home Design Predictions for 2019

As we prepare to move into the new calendar year, we are beginning to think about real estate trends for the coming year in a variety of ways, from market fundamentals and value appreciation to home décor and architecture. Below we’ve compiled some of the top home design predictions for 2019.

Winter on Bainbridge Island

Winter on Bainbridge Island

Winter is right around the corner, and with the chill in the air and the joy of the holiday season, there are so many stellar things to do on Bainbridge Island. From music and art to fun family-friendly performances and other community events, celebrate the coldest season of the year with some fun, not-to-miss functions.

Extraordinary Getaways: Homes for the Holidays

Extraordinary Getaways: Homes for the Holidays

The next stop in our Extraordinary Getaways series is all about the holidays. From the Colorado’s Telluride and Vail to Teton Valley and beyond, browse a collection of amazing homes for the holidays, all located within close proximity to some of the best ski resorts in the country. 

Selling Your Home in the Winter

Selling Your Home in the Winter

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.

Bainbridge Island Market Trends: Q3-2018

Bainbridge Island Market Trends: Q3-2018

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.

Autumn on Bainbridge Island

Autumn on Bainbridge Island

Pumpkin spice lattes and the changing leaves tell us that autumn is officially here on Bainbridge Island! From spooky Halloween fun and a Day of the Dead to wine, art and music, celebrate fall with some fun, not-to-be-missed events.

Bainbridge Weekend: Wine Tasting

Bainbridge Weekend: Wine Tasting

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.

September Home Maintenance Tips

September Home Maintenance Tips

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.

Your Guide to Buying in a Hot Market

Your Guide to Buying in a Hot Market

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.

Extraordinary Getaways: Summer Vacation Homes

Extraordinary Getaways: Summer Vacation Homes

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.

Bainbridge Island Market Trends: Q2-2018

Bainbridge Island Market Trends: Q2-2018

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 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.