Manette OPEN HOUSE ~ Sun 5/6 1-4pm

Amazing views from this lovely deck overlooking Puget Sound


Amazing Views from this deck of passing ferries!

1138 Jacobsen Blvd

$315,000 ~ #345329

Character, charm, & breathtaking water views await you at this classic Manette home. Beautiful hardwood floors, arched doorways, plaster walls, and art deco fixtures are integrated nicely w/granite kitchen counters, vinyl windows, & updated master bath. Enjoy your morning coffee while watching the marine traffic from the large composite deck or relax in your sun drenched private garden. This well maintained home is ideally located just minutes from the ferry and all the amenities of Manette. (scroll down for more pictures)

Beautiful Living Room with A View!

Views of passing ferries!

Posted on May 3, 2012 at 11:06 pm
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Check Out This Great New Listing!

This affordable home could be yours!

Wow, what a gem! Incredibly charming, this home has had a complete makeover with new paint, windows, flooring, roof, master bath & kitchen update. The home flows beautifully, feels much larger than its size, & just sparkles. Enjoy the fire pit in the large, fully fenced back yard that backs up to greenbelt. Oversized 1-car garage has shop area & back yard access. Nearby recreational activities include Lake Symington Parks & Green Mountain trailheads. PSNS worker bus stop just down the street.

Posted on April 6, 2012 at 11:32 pm
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Demand for Homes Continues to Show Recovery

This is an interesting article from the Wall Street Journal talking about rising home pending sales. Though there are still many challenges out there, there is stronger activity than there has been in the past year nationwide. Click on the link to read this short article and see what you think!


Dungeness Lighthouse - Sequim, WA



Posted on March 27, 2012 at 10:27 pm
Randy Taplin | Category: Homeownership, Poulsbo Wa, Real Estate | Tagged , ,

OPEN SAT (3/24) 1-4pm – Lemolo! ~ Price Reduced

This Amazing Home Could be Yours!

Come see me at this beautiful Lemolo Woods home on Saturday from 1-4 pm.  Located at 1954 Cardinal Lane NE, this home has just had a price reduction which makes it an amazing value for this desirable neighborhood. It is less than 2 mile walk along Liberty Bay to the historic Norwegian town of Poulsbo where you will find shopping, restaurants and the charm of a waterfront village.

Posted on March 21, 2012 at 11:57 pm
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Home Pending Sales On Upward Trend

Olympic Mountains and Liberty Bay from Lemolo Shore Drive

Both nationally and locally home pending sales are on an upward trend. The Pending Homes Sales Index, a forward-looking indicator based on contract signings rose 2 percent to 97 in January from a downwardly revised 95.1 in December and is 8 percent higher than January 2011 when it was 89.8. This data reflects contracts but not closed sales.

Here locally in Kitsap County, pending sales were up 13 percent from last year, meaning that last month had more sales in the making than a year ago. However, home prices continued to drop, down 11 percent from a year ago and close to where the price stood in 2005. The median closing price stood at $225,400 for single-family homes and condominiums combined, according to the Northwest Multiple Listing Service. In 2005, it stood at $233,700. The price went down most steeply for condos.

Inventory has decreased 8 percent in February with 1397 homes for sale. This shrinking inventory makes this more of a seller’s market. When priced correctly, homes are selling quickly and even seeing multiple offers.  With spring just around the corner, it is an excellent time to list your home. As always, if I can be of any assistance, please contact me for a Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) to see if this is the right time to list your home!

Posted on March 9, 2012 at 1:28 am
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