The housing market numbers from the first quarter of 2018 are in and Bainbridge Island has continued to stay popular and creating high buyer demand. The first quarter of 2018 showed an increase in an overall number of homes sold on the Island - up 28 percent from the same time last year despite a sharp 60.7 percent inventory decrease. There were 57 homes sold in the first quarter of 2017 and 73 homes sold in Q1-2018.
The 2017 year-end market report has been published by Realogics Sotheby's International Realty, and it's no surprise to see that the home values across the entire Western Washington area have increased over the past 12 months.
Last month my wife and I took some time away from beautiful Kitsap County to visit friends and family in Hawaii. We had a wonderful trip full of golfing, hiking, and plenty of relaxing on pristine sandy beaches. Much of the time we spent on the island chain was on Kauai, which is Hawaii’s fourth largest island and is sometimes known as the “Garden Island.”