Kitsap home prices up 13 percent in August

Tad Sooter, Minding Your Business, Kitsap Sun Home prices are up in Kitsap and the supply of homes for sale is dwindling as fall approaches. Meanwhile, a burst in sales activity in July was followed by a lull in August, according to numbers released Wednesday by Northwest Multiple Listing Service. Homes sold for a median price of $330,000 last month, up 13 percent from August of […] Read more »

Construction begins on Olympic View Apartments

Bob Smith – Kitsap Daily News PORT ORCHARD — Ground has been broken on a 38-unit apartment building that will sit behind the vacant K-Mart building in Port Orchard. Construction of the Olympic View Apartment Homes, at 3410 and 3420 Orlando St., was kicked off Aug. 3 with a groundbreaking ceremony attended by city mayor Rob Putaansuu. The new apartment complex project is one of […] Read more »

Average Kitsap apartment rent tops $1,200

Tad Sooter –  Minding Your Business  – Kitsap Sun Average rent for an apartment in Kitsap County topped $1,200 in the second quarter of 2017, according to a report from Tom Cain of Apartment Insights Washington. The average rent per unit increased 8.5 percent or $97 from the same period of 2016. Silverdale had the highest average rent in the Kitsap/Pierce/Thurston county region at $1,383. Read more>>   […] Read more »

Where homes are selling fastest in Kitsap

Tad Sooter shared another great graphic on his Kitsap Sun blog Minding Your Business:   Kitsap  Homes: Average Days on Market. Homes in Kitsap County are selling one week faster on average this year than they were a year ago, according to statistics provided by Pacific Northwest Title.  Houses and condominiums sold in the first half of 2017 were on the market for an average of […] Read more »

New affordable housing neighborhoods planned in Central Kitsap

Tad Sooter – Kitsap Sun SILVERDALE — A developer plans to bring 65 new homes to a property just east of Silver Ridge Elementary School in Silverdale. JWJ Group LLC partner Levi Holmes said the group’s Red Barn Lane development is aimed at bringing affordable homes to the area. The neighborhood will feature a mix of attached housing, such as townhomes, duplexes and triplexes, alongside three existing homes. “Theres a […] Read more »

Community meeting to provide update on Bainbridge Landing project

Meeting scheduled to update neighbors on Winslow construction LUCIANO MARANO  The Bainbridge Review Olympic Property Group will host a community meeting to discuss the latest details for Bainbridge Landing, its residential construction project planned for downtown Winslow, at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 26 at the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art (550 Winslow Way East). Bainbridge Landing is a four-story, 115-unit apartment building set to be […] Read more »

Home buyers seeking relief from skyrocketing house prices look to Bremerton

Q13 Fox by Hana Kim BREMERTON, Wash. — Directly west of Seattle across the Puget Sound, developers are buzzing about Bremerton. “It’s becoming more desirable,” said Wes Larson, with Sound West Group. That’s why brokers such as Ben Hoefer, with John L. Scott Realty, is spending more time in Bremerton lately, showing homes to both first-time home buyers and investors. Hoefer showed us a waterfront […] Read more »

Reservations now available for cross-sound fast ferry

Ed Friedrich , ed.friedrich@kitsapsun.com BREMERTON — Kitsap Transit began to accept reservations Monday for its cross-sound fast ferry service that begins July 10. Seats can be reserved on all but one of the dozen daily weekday sailings — the 6:15 a.m. from Seattle. Reservations won’t be available for the 20 Saturday trips because they’re not expected to be needed. Eighty-eight of the Rich Passage 1’s […] Read more »

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