High Tea for the Victorian Festival 2013

26 03 2013

High Tea for the Victorian Festival 2013

12 joined us for Tea at the Blue Gull Inn B&B for the 2013 Victorian Festival. Lots of goodies from tea sandwiches, scones with lemon curd and of course lots of fresh brewed teas.





State of Real Estate 2012

29 02 2012

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No better time to buy real estate!

How is real estate doing in Port Townsend and Jefferson County?

We are located on the northwest corner of the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State.

Let us go back to the first hard hit states, Florida, Michigan, Nevada and Arizona. This information comes from the National Realtor Association. I had the opportunity to attend the annual National Realtor Conventions for the past several years. The real estate crisis has proven to be a 4 year cycle across the United States. Way longer than anyone originally thought, including my self. As a matter of fact, those first states (I mention above) have started to recover and even have had slight appreciation in prices during 2011.

Now for the Northwest, Seattle and Bellevue even as close as Kitsap County, have started to see multiple offers again and even some escalation clauses (addendum to beat highest offer). However, we have found our area to be 12-18 months behind King and Pierce Counties.

Jefferson County is about 2 -2 ½ years into the 4 year cycle. It hit us much later than Seattle. At one point I thought it would miss us, it did not.

My predictions for 2012:

  • Will see an increase in short sales and REO listing and sales, (Remax First has closed almost every short sale we have listed)
  • Prices will continue to decrease through 2012
  • Homes sales will increase in both Port Townsend and Jefferson County
  • Land sales will see a slight upturn this year
  • We are seeing lenders more willing to lend money

Overall, we look forward to a positive real estate market in 2012!

For more information or to share your predictions, call or email.

John Eissinger, RE/MAX First, 360-385-6499





Snow is almost gone in Port Townsend

21 01 2012

Greetings on this Saturday morning from Port Townsend, WA. What a difference 24 hours makes with the weather.The weather has warmed up. The snow is almost gone. We did not get much wind and we have power.

All the best to those with trees down and no power….STAY WARM!

Have a great weekend!





#1 in real estate for 2011 – RE/MAX First

13 01 2012

#1 in real estate for 2011 - RE/MAX First

RE/MAX First – #1 sales volume for 2011 in Jefferson County.

Nobody sells more real estate than RE/MAX!





The newest WA state ferry, Kennewick

7 01 2012

Open House today





Ferry Kennewick

7 01 2012

Open House today in Port Townsend, WA we had a chance to view the wheelhouse on the newest Washington State Ferry, Kennewick.





New listing in Port Hadlock, WA

4 01 2012

New listing in Port Hadlock, WA

Home on one level backs up to Chimacum Creek and has been nicely updated.