Yes, I really do think spring is actually here. So much so that I moved some of my “starters” into the garden beds. Yes, we are about half planted and later I’ll put the tomatoes and some cutting flowers in the beds. Right now we have Kentucky pole beans, sugar snap peas, Bainbridge-fostered Marshall Strawberries (thanks Allison), sunflowers, zinnias, and six different types of lettuce.

After three trips to Peterson’s Yard Waste, we have cleared out our yard from a tree that fell this winter during the snow “storms” and one we took down. With the winter debris clear, I am enjoying the tulips, daffodils, and blooms on the cherry tree a little more than I did before.

So, after two days in this spring sun, my lily white self is sunburned. We’ll see how long this keeps up, I may actually have to put on some sunscreen.

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They look a lot like last year. Here are the numbers. Data is take from the NWMLS.


  • Number of Closed Residential Sales 45
  • Days on the Market 202
  • Selling Price Per Square foot $267
  • Selling Price $778K

With 32 Homes Pending or Contingent and 10 additional Condos Pending or Contingent.


  • Number of Closed Residential Sales 44
  • Days on the Market 139
  • Selling Price Per Square foot $305
  • Selling Price $901K

The biggest difference I see is days on the market, it is up form 139 to 202 – that is two additional months of market time- almost seven months total. That is long haul for sellers.

And yes, prices are down, price per square foot is down and average sale price is down. However, on the island, with such a wide range in sale prices from the 200 hundred thousand up to six million, those numbers are hard to lump together.

What I am hearing from other agents is what I have been feeling “it has been a slow start.” I think we all hoped for a swifter 2009, but even with the low interest rates and first time buyer’s credit, consumer confidence and unemployment still loom overhead.

New Commercial Listing in Winslow

  • 1266 Square Feet of Commercial Space
  • Prime Retail Space on Winslow Way
  • Close to Ferry
  • Across from Streamline Diner
  • Next door to Adam and Eve
  • Beautiful Building with Professional Landscaping and Courtyards with Seating
  • Located on the Corner of Ericksen Avenue and Winslow Way
  • $22 a Square Foot Plus CAM (Common Area Maintenance Fee)
  • Two Year Term Minimum
Contact Agent Jen Pells for more information 206.718.4337.
I represent two beautiful buildings in downtown Winslow on Bainbridge Island.
Contact me if you are looking for
office or retail space.
On April 17, 2009, in Real Estate Business, by
My daughter, Olivia, is in the back row. Thanks Coach Geeslin.

Come rain or come shine – little league season is here. Opening day was yesterday at Rotary Park. Scads of ball players filled the park to kick off the start of the 2009 Season. So, listen for the crack of the bat at a park near you – I love spring!

Thank you to all the coaches who volunteer countless hours during the season – the parents and community at large appreciate your efforts! We’ll see you out there. Go Diamonds!

On April 12, 2009, in Activities, Community, Personal, by

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