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Posted on December 7, 2016 at 8:40 pm
Mike Mostyn | Posted in Real Estate | Tagged , , ,

2015 South Sound Waterfront Home Values

 

What is the price per square foot for a Mason County waterfront home right now?

The problem is that every beach is different. How can you generalize when some properties have higher banks and water temperature is colder. What are the boating options, the views and proximity to services?

To compare South Puget Sound beaches, I break the numbers up into real estate areas. Each area has its own price range based but can be just minutes apart.

To talk about real estate prices, you have to use actual sales. For each beach area, I have created four charts from actual sales data taken directly from the MLS to tell the story of each beach and its value in 2015.  I can guarantee only one thing – no home that sold in 2015 was exactly like any other home. One home may have a dock or a granite counter-top but without question, there is a comp here for every home.

Chart #1 – "Scattergram Pricing Chart"

Each dot is an actual sale. The vertical axis is price and the horizontal is its square footage. Given all these points of sale, the blue line is a mathematical average of the "price per square foot" at any given size. This will give you some idea of the cost of an area home by footage.

Chart #2 – "Time to Sell"

This chart is “Days on Market” in 2015 – the time required to sell a beach house as a function of its price. You can combine the information from this chart with the "Buying Patterns" chart to get an idea when best to list a home.

Chart #3 – "Buying Pattern"

This chart documents "Buying Patterns" from the perspective of price to the date it sold. This is an attempt to determine what time of the year beach homes are sold. Remember, the "date sold" is when a sale closed and recorded, not when the sellers agreed to an offer. Subtract about 40 days to get when the seller agreed to their offer.

Chart #4 – “What are the Odds of Selling Your Home?”

What percentage of homes for sale in a particular area actually sold? For example, on Harron Island, there were seven waterfront homes available for sale in 2015. One sold which means the odds of selling a waterfront home on Harron Island in 2015 was 14%. The blue bars represent what sold, red is those homes that either the listing expired or was cancelled, green is homes still for sale and yellow is sales that are pending.  This chart is not just about demand. It also speaks to supply, what homeowner and buyer expect and suggests how this may affect pricing.

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Posted on February 9, 2016 at 9:47 pm
Mike Mostyn | Posted in Homes for sale | Tagged , , , , , , ,

Gorgeous Allyn rambler in golf course community

Gorgeous Allyn rambler in golf course community

Gorgeous Allyn rambler in golf course community. Beautiful northwest landscaping welcomes you to this well-maintained elegant home showing a pride of construction from a quality builder with high-end finishes everywhere. Among the extras is a clean, economic and comfortable hot water circulating heat and a supersized master bath with jetted soaking tub, double sinks & generous walk-in closet.  Large central kitchen boasts beautiful black granite counters, dual gas-electric range, all stainless appliances, walk-in pantry & loads of custom cherry cabinets – room for a couple of cooks. Sunny “open concept” living room, dining room & kitchen, all with hardwood floors and a gas fireplace looking out to a covered patio & Spa w/Genesis system. Oversize 3 space garage, storage cabinets, work bench, 2nd refer & wired for Generator. Listing the features of this 2005 single-level golf course community house doesn’t speak to the quality here – come see Allyn yourself if this is for you.

 

 

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Posted on October 11, 2012 at 5:24 pm
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Waterfront Home for Sale on Pickering Passage

Waterfront home for sale on Pickering Passage

Waterfront home for sale on Pickering Passage with 106 feet of beach & buoy access and a spectacular 270 degree view of Mt Rainier, Harstine Island and the Puget Sound.

This waterfront home for sale on Pickering Passage has location – a single-level home on the end of a quiet privately-paved road within the desirable Three-Fingers area of Grapeview. The street is gated for added privacy and security and sits on a point in front its neighbors so your waterfront view of Pickering Passage is never impeded.

This waterfront home for sale on Pickering Passage has features – a slate floor entry, wall-to-wall windows and a serious stainless gourmet kitchen, complete with six-burner gas stove, stainless hood, Sub-Zero refrigerator, noiseless dishwasher and cherry cabinetry. From the kitchen is the living room with a tall stone fireplace, solid cherry floors and custom cherry built-ins for the stereo, television and books. In the other direction is a covered Trex deck that overlooks the mountains, waterway and forest of the South Sound.

The master bedroom features its own fireplace with French doors going out to the covered hot tub that can be used year around. The master bath has two separate sinks, two large separate closets and has both a shower and soaking tub and its own view of Mt Rainier.

This is a quality home facing the morning sun with vaulted ceilings, a wonderful open floor plan, built-in sound and a front-door office big enough for any professional. Even its garage has a double-height bay for a boat or motorhome.

This waterfront home for sale on Pickering Passage is special and a reference for everything possible on the Olympic Peninsula. It’s lavish yet unassuming, comfortable as a second home but brings all the comforts of your primary home. It sits high enough to avoid the moisture and boat noise, high enough for an “only in the Northwest” view but low enough to walk down to the beach and boat tied up on your buoy.

This waterfront home for sale on Pickering Passage is available by appointment only – whenever you are ready.

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Posted on September 5, 2012 at 6:04 pm
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Washington State Housing is Up

 

Matthew Gardner shares his views exclusively for Windermere about the Washington housing market in the Gardner Report

New Q2 Gardner Report is Now Available

There’s an old saying in Western Washington that you have to wait until the 5th of July for summer to start and that, after a prolonged period of tedium, light starts to shine. In reviewing the latest data on the economy and real estate markets, I believe the same can be said about them.
 
Summer has appeared in Western Washington and this has, so far, been reflected in our economy, as well as our housing market.
 
Businesses have been adding staff at a fair clip and, to a degree, this has influenced people’s decision making when it comes to buying a home. The two are, indeed, intertwined.
 
Even with this positive data, I am still suggesting that we be a little cautious regarding the housing market. Not because I believe that we are going to see any sort of rapid decline in values, rather that the long awaited improvement that is shown here may still have some hurdles ahead.
 
The wait for summer has been worth it—as has the very long wait for recovery/stability in our regional economy real estate markets. The glass is definitely half full right now, but it remains too early to call for a certified recovery in home prices. Enjoy the weather while it is here!
 
To read this new report on Washington's housing market and see Matthew's revealing charts, go to http://thesouthsounder.com/gardner/Q2_2012.pdf

 


Posted on August 30, 2012 at 5:42 pm
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Just Steps from the Beach

554 E. Pointe Drive in Harstene Pointe

JUST STEPS FROM THE BEACH – Move-in ready single-level home with modern open floor plan.  Updated double-pane windows, roof, Trex decks, Leafguards and much more.  Bright skylight lite kitchen w/granite countertop,  Jennaire cooktop, double ovens, dishwasher and trash compactor  – all open to the family room and deck.  Big master and safe ADA-compiant master bath w/separate 2nd sink for two to get ready.  3rd bedroom is made into an office with cabinetes and Murphy Bed that stays with the house. Home also includes a separate office/shop/man cave (not included in square footage) that could take the office cabinetes from the 3rd bedroom.  Wired with generator, just in case. Located in Harstene Pointe, not a resort but a residentual community, a secure gated community with sewer, water & a full clubhouse of activities.  Bring your boat and moor it in the private marina.  You, your kids, grandkids and your guests can enjoy the swimming  pool, tennis courts, walking trails and 3.5 miles of private beach or just read in the clubhouse library. Harstene Pointe is the jewel of the South Sound getaways for less than $1000/year HOA – water, sewer and 24-hour security included and the lowest property tax rate in all the Puget Sound.  This house sits in the desirable north end, just steps from beautiful beaches and stunning views and is priced below $130/sqft to sell & enjoy.

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Posted on August 30, 2012 at 5:01 pm
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Modern Cabin with a Big Big View

Big View From The Woods
BIG VIEW FROM THE WOODS – Cozy wooded getaway with gardens, decks, a fire pit and a spectacular view of Mt. Rainier, the blue waters of Puget Sound and Harstine Island. Bright low-maintenance contemporary cabin-in-the woods, fresh with new carpets and paint, out buildings, a greenhouse and glass-fronted living room to bring the view inside. On a quiet paved road in welcoming secluded neighborhood, take a load off on the Olympic Peninsula and escape to this gated idyllic opening in the trees.
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Posted on August 30, 2012 at 4:58 pm
Mike Mostyn | Posted in Hood Canal |

OUR NEW BREMERTON FOOT FERRY

 

 

Just in time for summer, commuters will again have speedy, passenger-only ferry  service between Bremerton and Seattle.

The Rich Passage 1, a brand new catamaran, will make the trip in 35 minutes, about half the time it takes on a larger Washington state ferry.  The ferry will make two round trips in the morning and two during the afternoon commute.

 

But this is only a five-month test.

 

Kitsap Transit is operating the ferry through October to research how the vessel's wake affects beaches along Rich Passage. In 2003,  the state ferry system quit running passenger-only ferries after shoreline property owners there sued the state over erosion caused by waves from the faster boats. The state's vessels had to slow down, which defeated the purpose and made the service costlier to run.

Read more: http://www.seattlepi.com/local/transportation/article/Foot-ferry-service-returns-between-Seattle-and-3649801.php#ixzz1yRzUv4G9


Posted on June 21, 2012 at 5:39 pm
Mike Mostyn | Posted in Belfair, Hood Canal, Olympic Peninsula, What To Do | Tagged

Shhhhh, the world’s most quiet destination

Olympic Peninsula's Hood Canal and the view of the Olympic National Park.

Washington’s Olympic Peninsula is one of the quietest places on Earth.

You may have to go a little farther than you thought to find quite in today’s world. A tiny plot of land there on the Olympic Peninsula – a five hour drive from Seattle and two-hour hike is what one expert says is the single quietest place in the lower 48 states. See Video.

In the man-made realm, the world’s quietest room is in Orfield Laboratories in Minneapolis, Minn. Completely sound-proof, decibel levels in the room can reach an incredible negative nine – compare that to an airport’s background noise of 72 decibels or 59 in a car or 57 in a quiet office.

“CBS This Morning” special correspondent Jeff Glor spent some quiet time at the Olympic Peninsula and at the Orfield Laboratories soundproof room, listening to the sound of silence in its many forms. Watch his experience in this video on the Olympic Peninsula.


Posted on May 22, 2012 at 9:03 pm
Mike Mostyn | Posted in News, Olympic National Park, Olympic Peninsula, Shelton | Tagged ,

Happy Birthday Sol Duc Hot Springs – 100 Years This May

Pic - Sol Duc Hot Springs in the Olympic National Park

Sol Duc Hot Springs - three mineral hot spring soaking pools and one freshwater pool with temperatures ranging from 85 to 105 degrees

On the Olympic Peninsula, the Sol Duc Hot Springs in the Olympic National Park celebrates its 100th year of operation.

 

The resort about 40 miles west of Port Angeles, will commemorate the milestone with promotions and a special event planned at the hot springs May 5-6. The event will be hosted by Sol Duc Hot Springs Resort, the National Park Service and the Clallam County Historical Society and will  include food, entertainment and a special look at the history of the hot springs.

“Sol Duc Hot Springs has been the Northwest’s premier natural hot spring destination for the past century,” said Amanda Lovelady, district manager for Aramark Parks and Destinations, Olympic Peninsula.  “The resort is deeply tied to the history of this area, and we hope to share that story with locals and our visitors.”

The resort features three mineral hot spring soaking pools and one freshwater pool, with temperatures ranging from 85 to 105 degrees. An original Stanley Steamer Mountain Wagon on which early visitors rode the last part of their two-day journey from Seattle to visit the hot springs will be featured during the celebration.

For special 100th anniversary rates and more information, visit http://www.olympicnationalparks.com/plan/specials–packages/sol-duc-hot-springs.aspx

 


Posted on April 10, 2012 at 7:44 pm
Mike Mostyn | Posted in News, Olympic National Park, Olympic Peninsula, Sol Duc Hot Springs, What To Do | Tagged , ,