A shot of my family heading out for a kayaking trip off Fort Ward. #8 on the Chamber’s list of
free kid-friendly activities.

The Bainbridge Island Chamber of Commerce put this great article together, with the help of some Island Mom’s. An excellent resource for those thinking of moving here and for those of us already here, just looking for some fun on a Saturday.

10 Free Kid-Friendly Activities on Bainbridge Island

On May 16, 2009, in Activities, Community, by

An interesting article about the current Seattle market, from the Seattle PI.

“Contrary to popular belief, the recent decline in home prices has not resolved the nation’s housing affordability problems,” Jeffrey Lubell, executive director of the Center for Housing Policy, said in a news release. “Working families — including most of the workers who will be hired as a result of federal spending in the stimulus package — still cannot afford to buy a home in most markets, and many also struggle to afford their rents.”

To read the full article, click here.

On May 9, 2009, in Real Estate Business, by

Last night was the Bainbridge Island Downtown Association’s 7th Annual Girl’s Night Out. The Pacific Northwest weather gave us all a break from the rain and I had a fun time with friends shopping, eating and supporting the local merchants.

We explored the new Sweet Deal location and the new Kennedy & Kate location. Both stores just recently moved onto Winslow Way and both stores look cute and hip.

While at Kennedy & Kate last night, I made an amazing discovery: the Master Cupcaker, a baking genius, Bradford Crowder. He made mini cupcakes last night for the event and he makes one mean cupcake – he actually makes all kinds, chocolate, berry, lemon, vanilla – fabulous. He does not yet have his own shop, but he does bake for events. I am certain you will see more of him and his cute cupcakes on the island. Yum!

Bradford Crowder

Master Cupcaker



On May 8, 2009, in Activities, Community, by

Pending sales are up:

  • Pending sales in Kitsap jumped a whopping 43.89%
  • (377 in April 2009 compared to 262 in April 2008)

Kitsap is the regional leader by far:

  • Pierce increased 18.92%
  • Snohomish increases by 23.17%,
  • King increased by 9.38%

Counties seeing a decrease in pendings:

  • Mason declined by 9.9%
  • Jefferson declined by 4%

Information courtesy of Mike Eliason

Kitsap County Government Affairs Director

Washington Association of Realtors

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