Forest Rock OPEN House!

OPEN SUNDAY, August 25th 2013 from noon to 3:00pm. Stop by and check out this great home!

Immaculate & newly updated, this handicap accessible rambler offers the best of Poulsbo living in desirable FOREST ROCK neighborhood. Completely made-over Kitchen features granite counters, rich cabinetry, tile flooring & SS appliances. Additional amenities include vaulted ceilings, wood blinds, gorgeous Master Bath vanity, newer carpet, and efficient gas heat w/heat pump & fireplace. Enjoy a “cup of Joe” on the covered front & back decks. Fully fenced yard provides great sun & privacy.

Posted on August 22, 2013 at 9:16 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
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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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Poulsbo Sales Pending Trends

Below are a few charts that summarize our current local market. Remember that real estate is very LOCAL. I am always available to answer any questions you might have about real estate, the value of your home and the current market!

These graphs represent the Poulsbo Market:

A Snapshot of Recent Real Estate Activity - Poulsbo, WA

List to Sale Price Percentage - Days on Market, Poulsbo, WA


Posted on March 16, 2012 at 12:01 am
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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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New Listing! Enjoy Sensational Sunsets Over Hood Canal

View Home and Lot in Hansville

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Features include newer carpet, paint, composite & wood decks, vinyl windows and fixtures. Large, open kitchen has had some updates otherwise is vintage 1978.

Expansive dry storage exists in the full height crawlspace under house. Home inspected & is move-in ready! Driftwood Key amenities include pool, clubhouse, beach, boat launch & marina. Available w/adjacent lot as well (MLS#327286).

Enjoy morning coffee with a view of Hood Canal




Enjoy sensational sunsets over Hood Canal w/views from nearly every room of this comfortable & well maintained rambler.

Home offered at $228,000 and located at 37479 Olympic View Rd NE, Hansville 98340.

Adjacent north lot offered for $65,000, together – house and lot are $285,000.




Relax in this Comfortable Hansville View Home

Posted on March 7, 2012 at 12:05 am
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Waterfront Open House – Sat (3/3/12) 12-3pm

Keyport Home for Sale - Poulsbo, WA

Priced at $350,000, this lovely Waterfront home can be yours!

1662 NE Grandview Blvd, Poulsbo (Keyport)

Posted on February 28, 2012 at 1:22 am
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Poulsbo ~ Known as “Little Norway”

Known as “Little Norway,” Poulsbo was settled in 1892 by Norwegian loggers, farmers and fishermen who likened the fjord-cut landscape to their homeland.

Water, Dining, Shopping - Poulsbo has it all!



Stroll down Front Street with its dozens of quaint and colorful shops offering everything from Scandinavian gifts to fine art, fashions, antiques and much more.

If shopping makes you a bit hungry, feast on handmade European chocolates, baked goods, fresh waffle cones, delicious smoked salmon or gourmet coffee in one of Poulsbo’s fine restaurants and cafes.

If the great outdoors is your passion, rent a kayak or electric boat and explore scenic Liberty Bay, take a walking tour of the town, or simply relax along the boardwalk and look for seals, herons and eagles.

Visit this link below for more information about  activities in Poulsbo and the surrounding area.

Poulsbo has many shops, restaurants and the best independent bookstore- Liberty Bay Books.Stroll the streets of Poulsbo and enjoy window shopping, coffee, bakery goods, quiet walk on the boardwalk, the possibilities are endless!

The beautiful mountains can be seen from many places in Poulsbo.


Posted on February 24, 2012 at 11:23 pm
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Beautiful Lemolo Home Open Sun 2/19 ~ 3-5 pm

Great Value Home in Lemolo Woods, Poulsbo, Washington

Come see this beautiful home on level lot in the highly desireable neighborhood of  Lemolo in Poulsbo!  Open this Sunday, February 19th from 3-5 pm. Walking distance to historic downtown Poulsbo with shops and fine dining. This is a great value and an ideal commuting location to Seattle, Washington. 1954 Cardinal Lane NE, MLS# 317097, Offered at $294,900.

Posted on February 15, 2012 at 6:31 pm
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Five Great Things About Homeownership

The news on the economy and the house recovery can be very depressing.  But there are still great reasons to consider purchasing a home right now.  Historically low interest rates and great prices are two of them.  Check out this article by for a few more good reasons!

Five Great Things About Homeownership

Posted on November 9, 2011 at 10:39 pm
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