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 »

Residential community landing near Bainbridge ferry terminal

Nathan Pilling Kitsap Sun BAINBRIDGE ISLAND – Developers hope to begin construction on a large residential development on the east end of Winslow Way this summer. The Bainbridge Landing community will have a 107-unit apartment building and 25 townhomes on what’s currently a largely undeveloped 4.8-acre site just south of Gilmore Way, between Cave Avenue and Ferncliff Avenue. The project is the first joint venture between two of […] Read more »

$15M Spyglass Hill Apartments open in Bremerton

Josh Farley , Kitsap Sun BREMERTON — Jireh Soriano wanted to live in the place in Kitsap “where everything’s gonna be.” The Illahee resident would gladly shed his car for a walkable commute. He wants to live near the restaurants where he dines, the stores he shops, the pubs where he meets friends. On Friday, the 33-year-old and his girlfriend, Gem Masikat, signed a lease […] Read more »

Kitsap contributes to a global footprint

John Powers for the KPBJ Three years ago, Kitsap County joined forces with its regional partners (Snohomish, King and Pierce Counties) to participate in the Global Cities Initiative, a joint project of the Brookings Institute and JP Morgan Chase, aimed at leveraging the Greater Seattle Region’s strength in international trade to enhance direct foreign investment in our regional economy. I want to thank Brookings and […] Read more »

DMII presentations now available – International Trade & FDI

Last week KEDA presented a robust program on International Trade & Foreign Direct Investment which featured a keynote address from Sam Kaplan, principal of  Gittes Global, and former president of the Trade Development Alliance of Greater Seattle; a panel of Kitsap businesses who are engaged in international trade; and local developer, Wes Larson of Sound West Group discussing  foreign direct investment. The event was sponsored […] Read more »

Opinion: Fast ferry benefits all of Kitsap

By Wes Larson and Steve Sego – The Kitsap Sun This November, Kitsap County voters will have the opportunity to approve a high-speed cross-sound ferry system linking North Kitsap, Bremerton and South Kitsap to downtown Seattle. These 30-minute crossings are first and foremost about having better access to jobs and economic opportunity for Kitsap County. It is also about alleviating traffic, providing better access to […] Read more »

Sound West Group big on Bremerton but also looks north

By Tim Kelly |  KPBJ  |  Kitsap Sun Sound West Group principal Wes Larson said his firm is “up to our gills” working on redevelopment plans for recently purchased buildings on a block of Fourth Street in downtown Bremerton. That’s in addition to the Spyglass Hill apartment building under construction by the Manette Bridge. Still on the development firm’s to-do list is an affordable housing project at […] Read more »

The State of Real Estate – Kitsap’s Competitive Edge Presentations

On October 22nd KEDA presented Decision Makers II,” The State of Real Estate – Kitsap’s Competitive Edge” to 150 business and community leaders at the Suquamish Clearwater Casino & Resort. The program was packed with valuable information and data on the Kitsap real estate market, opportunities for growth and how Kitsap relates to the Greater Seattle Market. Click here to read the Kitsap Sun’s summary. […] Read more »

Hey, Seattle: The grass is greener across the sound

Tad Sooter, The Kitsap Sun SUQUAMISH — Come to Kitsap, you stressed-out Seattleites. Cross Puget Sound and you can save money on housing and spend less of your life trapped in traffic. You might even use that mountain bike that’s collecting cobwebs in your closet. Bring your company with you … and your employees, too. They’ll love it here. Trust us. It’s a straightforward pitch, […] Read more »

PRESS RELEASE: KEDA presents Decision Makers II: “The State of Real Estate – Kitsap’s Competitive Edge”

BREMERTON – On October 22, from 3:00 to 6:00 PM, the Kitsap Economic Development Alliance (KEDA) will be convening its annual fall event, Decision Makers II, at the Clearwater Casino Resort in Suquamish, WA. “The State of Real Estate – Kitsap’s Competitive Edge” will focus on Kitsap’s real estate market and how it compares to the Greater Seattle market. The two-hour program will be followed […] Read more »