Thank you and Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Wishing you and your family a safe and Happy Thanksgiving!  

 

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2017 Turkey Trot!

bainbridge-turkey-trot-logoRunners and walkers of all ages, start your Thanksgiving Day right with a fun active community event that supports local families in need.  Proceeds benefit Helpline House.  Dont miss great prizes and the perfect excuse for just one more slice of pie!

For more information visit www.bainbridgeturkeytrot.org/

All day Family Holiday Event!

Upcoming Bainbridge Island holiday event! 

Saturday, November 25th from 10am-6pm!  

Get an early start on holiday shopping and enjoy the exciting specials being offered by local businesses!

Don’t forget to find the Elves on the shop shelves!  

Children visiting downtown can collect stamps by finding the stuffed elf hidden in participating businesses, like The Berry Patch and Tango Zulu in the Winslow Green.  Collect at least 10 stamps by December 23 and present your filled out form to Calico Toy Shoppe to receive a special small treat!

Enjoy complimentary hot chocolate on Madrone Lane, horse drawn carriage rides in the Winslow Green, The Grand Opening of Good Egg, and the annual community tree lighting at Madrone Lane with live holiday music by the BHS band!

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For more information visit www.bainbridgedowntown.org

 

Critical Areas Ordinance Update

We would like to share The City of Bainbridge Island’s post about:

 

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Understanding the Critical Aquifer Recharge Area Section 
of the Critical Areas Ordinance Update

1. Who is impacted by the changes proposed regarding the Critical Aquifer Recharge Area?

The proposed changes would impact property owners in low-density residential areas (e.g. areas outside of the Winslow Town Center, neighborhood centers, and the Business/Industrial areas) only if they take action on their property that creates greater than 800 square feet of hard surfaces or cause more than 7000 square feet of land disturbing activity.

2. What does this mean for impacted properties?

Impacted property owners (defined above) will have to designate up to 65% of their property as a Native Vegetation Protection Area (NVPA). The exact percentage of property (not to exceed 65%) would be determined by the current conditions of the property. For example, if a property is currently 100% pasture, then zero percent of the property would need to be designated as a NVPA. If the property is 50% native vegetation (i.e. forested area), then only 50% would need to be designated as NVPA. If the property is 100% native vegetation, then 65% would need to be designated.

Existing properties do not automatically have a NVPA with the adoption of the new critical areas ordinance. If you are not proposing something meeting the square footage thresholds above, your property does not have a NVPA.

3. How will this impact the development potential (density) of my property?

All properties will retain their existing allowable density (i.e., development rights) as determined by the size of the property and zoning designation.

This means when land is subdivided and new lots are created the development might look more compact, but it will not be any more or less dense.
See attached image below from NC State University Conservation Subdivision Handbook as an example

4. Will my property values be impacted by these proposed changes?

There a number of factors that determine the value of your property (e.g. market supply and demand, consumer tastes and preferences, future development, development potential). Though it is difficult to predict how this ordinance will impact a number of these factors, we can say with confidence that the development potential of your property will not be impacted by the proposed changes. This designation is “density neutral” – it maintains your property’s development potential at the density currently allowed by the property’s zoning.

5. How can I learn more and share my input on these proposed changes?

More information on the update is available on the City website: http://www.bainbridgewa.gov/…/Critical-Areas-Ordinance-Upda…. The comment period is open through Monday, November 20. Comments can be submitted in writing or by email to cityclerk@bainbridgewa.gov. The City Council will consider adopting the proposed changes during their meeting on Tuesday, November 28. For more questions regarding the impacts of the changes on your property contact Christy Carr at 206.780.3719.

Family Fun homemade holiday keepsakes!

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homemade holiday ornaments

Hanging ornaments on the tree is one of the most magical parts of Christmas, and if you want the experience to be even more special, making your own homemade ornaments is a wonderful way to create keepsakes you can cherish for years to come.


Fortune Walnuts
In European tradition, walnuts are painted gold and filled with a special fortune. The trick is to wait until the first day of the New Year to open if you want your fortune to come true.

Apple-Cinnamon Ornaments
This two-ingredient dough will stay smelling as delicious as the day you made it for years and can be cut into any fun shape you desire.

Santa’s Helpers
These adorable miniature elves are a must-have on any tree, and with a little help, make for a fun holiday craft project for kids, too!

Ugly Sweater 
If you have an ugly Christmas sweater hanging around, put it to good use with this simple ornament trick.


For more holiday DIY ideas, visit www.americanlifestylemag.com/holidays.

What to do with all your turkey leftovers?

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leftover turkey solutions

If one thing is for certain after Thanksgiving, it’s that there will be enough turkey leftover to feed a small army. Sure, you can reheat the turkey and all of the other sides for a miniature holiday feast, or, you could transform your leftovers into something a little more special.


Cranberry Pecan Turkey Salad
With the addition of tart cranberries and crunchy pecans, you have a salad that’s totally delicious on a roll, in a wrap, or even all by itself.

Turkey and Mashed Potato Pot Pie Soup
Turning your turkey scraps into soup is one of the best ways to preserve your leftovers for weeks to come. Just freeze and reheat for a truly satisfying meal.

Thanksgiving Leftovers Pizza
It may sound strange to have an entire Thanksgiving meal on pizza dough, but loaded with mashed potatoes, cheese, turkey, and gravy, this pizza tastes just as good as it looks.


For more holiday recipe ideas, visit www.americanlifestylemag.com/holidays.

Open Houses this Weekend Nov 11th & 12th!

Port Madison Contemporary Cottage

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8937 NE Spargur Loop Rd 

Offered at $898,000

Contemporary Cottage on one of Bainbridge Islands most picturesque streets which winds along the south shore of historic Port Madison Bay.  The house was redesigned and rebuilt in 2003 with 2000 square feet of main floor living and 3 bonus rooms downstairs for a total of 2731 in the main house.  An additional 650 square foot detached office/guest house/studio.  Light filled great room has decks on three sides overlooking the level lot.  Two nearby waterfront parks provide easy beach access.

Open House Saturday, November 11th from 12-3pm & Sunday, November 12th from 1-4pm!

 Edward Buckley
(206) 550-3665   Edward@BuckleyRealEstate.com

Like New View Home 

 

12124 Charles Pl NE

Offered at $775,000

Rich hardwood flooring is throughout the main level in this 4 year old home.  A large open great room concept with vaulted spaces takes in western views & exposure.  Beautifully appointed kitchen with huge Carrerra marble center island. Lux baths with marble and tile.  Heat pump, huge deck, loads of sun.  Enormous two car garage with space for workshop/studio.

Open House Sunday, November 12th from 1-4pm!

 Maureen Buckley
(206) 947-7354  Maureen@BuckleyRealEstate.com

Stunning View in Rolling Bay

 11008 NE Mountain View Rd  

Offered at $895,000

Views from snow-covered Mt Baker to the sparkle of Seattle!  Perch on your expansive two-level deck & enjoy the constant activity of wildlife & boating.  Panoramas from most rooms in this flexible floor plan. 2 bedrooms + 2 baths upstairs, lower level includes a guest space with private entry, bathroom, & wet bar. 2-car attached garage.  Rolling Bay shops are just a short walk away! Enjoy coffee in the morning from Rolling Bay Cafe & dinner from Via Rosa in the evening.  Public beach access nearby.

Open House Sunday, November 12th from 1-4pm!

For more information or to tour

Please call or e-mail:

Jennifer Saez
(206) 265-2260 | Jennifer@BuckleyRealEstate.com

New to Market & Open This Weekend!

Just Listed!  

Port Madison Contemporary Cottage

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8937 NE Spargur Loop Rd 

Offered at $898,000

Contemporary Cottage on one of Bainbridge Islands most picturesque streets which winds along the south shore of historic Port Madison Bay.  The house was redesigned and rebuilt in 2003 with 2000 square feet of main floor living and 3 bonus rooms downstairs for a total of 2731 in the main house.  An additional 650 square foot detached office/guest house/studio.  Light filled great room has decks on three sides overlooking the level lot.  Two nearby waterfront parks provide easy beach access.

Open House Saturday, November 11th from 12-3pm & Sunday, November 12th from 1-4pm!

 Edward Buckley
(206) 550-3665   Edward@BuckleyRealEstate.com

 

 Just Listed! 

Like New View Home 

12124 Charles Pl NE

Offered at $775,000

Rich hardwood flooring is throughout the main level in this 4 year old home.  A large open great room concept with vaulted spaces takes in western views & exposure.  Beautifully appointed kitchen with huge Carrerra marble center island. Lux baths with marble and tile.  Heat pump, huge deck, loads of sun.  Enormous two car garage with space for workshop/studio.

Open House Sunday, November 12th from 1-4pm!

 Maureen Buckley
(206) 947-7354  Maureen@BuckleyRealEstate.com

 

 

Did you know Kitsap Co. offers a 3 year tax exemption for improvements up to 30% of the assessed value of your home?

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Have you purchased a home or made any improvements to your house?  Kitsap county offers limited tax exemptions and tax relief programs for specific individuals and or types of property.

To see if you qualify visit https://spf.kitsapgov.com/assessor/Pages/Exemptions.aspx.

 

 

Open This Sunday, November 5th from 1-4pm!

Stunning View in Rolling Bay

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11008 NE Mountain View Rd  

Offered at $895,000

Views from snow-covered Mt Baker to the sparkle of Seattle!  Perch on your expansive two-level deck & enjoy the constant activity of wildlife & boating.  Panoramas from most rooms in this flexible floor plan. 2 bedrooms + 2 baths upstairs, lower level includes a guest space with private entry, bathroom, & wet bar. 2-car attached garage.  Rolling Bay shops are just a short walk away! Enjoy coffee in the morning from Rolling Bay Cafe & dinner from Via Rosa in the evening.  Public beach access nearby.

  Open House Sunday, November 5th from 1-4pm!

For more information or to tour

please call or e-mail:

Susan Lorenz
(206) 434-5711 | Susan@BuckleyRealEstate.com