Hello and Happy Valentine's Day!

Whether you celebrate it with a significant other or gather with family and friends (or just binge watch your favorite TV show), here's hoping you have a wonderful day and indulge in a little something you love.


 Karen Keefe, Realtor




Real Estate News
The following analysis of the Western Washington real estate market is provided by Windermere Real Estate Chief Economist Matthew Gardner. We hope that this information may assist you with making better-informed real estate decisions:

The Washington State economy continues to add jobs at an above-average rate, though the pace of growth is starting to slow as the business cycle matures. Over the past 12 months, the state added 96,600 new jobs, representing an annual growth rate of 2.9% — well above the national rate of 1.7%.

5 Home Improvements That Will Boost Your Property Value
A home is the largest investment most people will make in their lifetime, so when it comes time to sell, homeowners often wonder what they can do to get the most return on their investment. Many have the misconception that remodeling is the way to go, but that isn’t always the case. Rather than going all-in on upgrading your home, you should know which  home improvements are worth it , and which ones aren’t. 

Attentive Home Buyers Can Find Good Values and Receptive Sellers

December brought few surprises for real estate brokers in Western Washington with holidays, fluctuating interest rates, and volatility in consumer confidence contributing to slower activity. Several leaders from Northwest Multiple Listing Service described 2018 as a transition year for residential real estate. New data from the MLS show inventory in its 23-county market area dipped below two months of supply for the first time since July.

January Events

Nunsense @ Central Stage Theatre
Feb 14th, 5:30-9:30

DINNER THEATRE presented by Central Stage Theatre at the Best Western Plus Silverdale Beach Hotel.

Valisblot (Valentine's Viking Style)
Feb 9, 4:00-7:00

Join our Vikings with their sweethearts in their Nordic Valentine’s celebration as they take over Front Street, and end at a bonfire on the waterfront. Gathering, feasting, imbibing and sweets, all around the
raucous (but family friendly) bonfire with the Poulsbo Vikings.

smARTfilms Series @ BIMA: Film Fest Faves - “Lost in Paris” (2 017)

Join us on Tuesday nights in the BIMA Auditorium for a selection of film festival favorites from around the world curated and hosted by tj Faddis.

Northwest Flower & Garden Show

Join us in downtown Seattle as we celebrate Gardens of the World with over 20 fully landscaped display gardens, 100 free world-class seminars, and thousands of treasures in the garden & vintage marketplaces.

Home & Lifestyle
Pet Friendly Hikes Around the Kitsap Peninsula

There are so many paths to explore on the Kitsap Peninsula (even in the winter!) – tranquil trails and salt-water scented beach walks with stunning views of distant mountains. Charming waterfront communities offer  pet-friendly places to stay  for you and your furry friend. There are some great pet-friendly places to stay so you can hike all weekend.

How to Refine Your Landscape Design Style

One of the first steps you’ll want to take when planning a landscape redesign is to identify your landscape design style. There are many styles to choose from, and you’ll want to choose what appeals to you and also suits your site and climate. 

2019 Design Forecast: What's In, What's Out

Is it time to say goodbye to shiplap and millennial pink? This design expert weighs in.

Where location & opportunity are everything on 100' of waterfront on Sinclair Inlet. Zoned multi-family, this property's location supports a buyer's investment in rehabbing it as a single family home or developing into multiple units. Sun-drenched with Georgian old world charm. Off street parking. Close to downtown Bremerton.