Kitsap County Real Estate
Kitsap County Real Estate is what this website is all about. Marie Flanders has been a very active Kitsap County Realtor® since 1999 helping local area residents purchase and sell properties in all corners of the county. Whether you need a single family home, a duplex for your investment portfolio, a piece of raw land to hold on to for future use or ideas on the most effective upgrades to make for increasing the value a property, Marie has the experience and the local contacts to help. Welcome to Marie's corner of the internet. It's all about Kitsap County real estate!
Affordable family living aptly describes home ownership in Kitsap County. Purchasing Kitsap County real estate can be one of life's biggest pleasures and a significant boon to a family's financial net worth. Kitsap real estate is not only affordable but frequently includes large lots, beautiful scenery, convenient access to parks and recreation, safe neighborhoods and great schools. Kitsap County real estate has been one of the hot topics for buyers looking at real estate around Puget Sound in recent years. Kitsap real estate home prices averaged far lower than the average for King County.
Many of the individual cities, towns and neighborhoods in Kitsap County have seen significant increases in value the last few years making homeownership a wise investment for many local families. Impressive gains in value and equity have been seen in
Kitsap County Real Estate Market Report
|Active Listings: 801|
|Average List Price: $ 326,063|
|Average Sales Price: $ 339,342|
|List Price/Sales Price Ratio: 104.07%|
|Average Days on Market: 60.42|
|Sales Pending This Week: 142|
|Sold in Last 180 Days: 2010|
|Indicates change from previous week|
Kitsap County is located on the Puget Sound. It consists of over 300 miles of shoreline and is situated between the Olympic and Cascade Mountain ranges. Kitsap County real estate owners are accustomed to enjoying spectacular views of mountains and water at every turn. Many Kitsap County communities grew around their waterfront. Marinas, shops, galleries and restaurants anchor each community. There are world-class golf courses, endless recreational activities and scenic wonders. In addition to marinas and yacht clubs, Kitsap County real estate includes many upscale waterfront homes with private docks.
Although Kitsap County real estate is not likely to ever become known as a "destination", it continues pop up on Money Magazine's annual Top Places to Live list. Bremerton was voted the No 1 Place to Live in the nation in 1990, Bainbridge Island was voted No.2 on the list for 2005 and most recently, Silverdale WA was included in the Top 100 List for 2007. Bremerton was also voted No 4 in the nation for Best Places to Raise a Family (Reader's Digest, 1997). The reasons for Kitsap County real estate's popularity as a great place to live and own a home are many.
With a historically low crime rate and low unemployment rate, Kitsap County real estate continues to stay at the forefront of the nation for popularity with homeowners. A strong school district and dedicated teachers help keep local schools ranking high in national standings. Strong family values are still a way of life here.
One of the biggest advantages enjoyed by Kitsap County real estate owners is being able to enjoy a peaceful lifestyle while living only a short ferry ride from Seattle. Seattle provides access to sophisticated cultural events, world-class medical facilities, terrific universities and professional sports teams. The Olympic Peninsula, Canada, Portland Oregon and three National Parks are all within driving distance. Without a doubt, Kitsap County real estate ownership offers the best of both worlds.
One the reasons for Kitsap County real estate's continued economic stability is the result of two important military installations. The Bangor Submarine Base is one of only two existing Trident Submarine bases in the world, and Puget Sound Naval Shipyard has been consistently serving our nations ship rebuilding needs since being established in 1891. The community of military families here is large and active. Many military families decide to retire here.