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 »

‘Severe’ shortage ahead for Kitsap home market

Tad Sooter, Minding Your Business Blog, Kitsap Sun The number of homes for sale in Kitsap County slid below 1,000 in September, setting the stage for a lean real estate market this fall and winter. “Since new listings coming to market usually slow during the fourth quarter, we are looking at a severe shortage of inventory heading in to the spring market of 2016,” Frank Wilson, managing broker at John […] Read more »

Region’s housing market in recovery mode but inventory remains low

The KPBJ More sellers listed their homes for sale during July compared with a year ago, but brokers with Northwest Multiple Listing Service say inventory remains “well below” what is considered to be a balanced market. Last month’s pending sales rose slightly from a year ago while prices system-wide increased nearly 6.3 percent. “Some agents and firms are beginning to feel the summer doldrums, while others […] Read more »