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Port Gamble / Hansville

Port Gamble

Port Gamble is a national historic site situated on the shores of scenic Hood Canal. The village streets of this once bustling logging town haven’t changed much. The original New England Victorian style homes have been preserved, along with the town’s general store and stately church. Founded by Pope and Talbot in 1853, Port Gamble was the longest operational mill town in North America; closing in1995. Bring your horse or mountain bike and explore 4,000 acres of trails. Discover the extensive network of logging roads or find your own trail. Keep an eye out for eagles, osprey and other regional wildlife.


Hansville is located on the northern tip of the Kitsap Peninsula affording sweeping views of Admiralty Inlet, Whidbey Island and the Puget Sound. Breathtaking views, an abundance of wildfile viewing and bird watching along with the county’s lowest rainfall totals make it an ideal outdoor recreation site. The beach is perfect for Salmon fishing. This picturesque rural community is also home to the Point No Point Light House and its 60 acre park as well as the scenic Buck Lake Park.


January 15th, 2014

Mortgage Rates Higher

Written by Paul Holzman

Mortgage Rates Edge Higher Entering 2014 Daily Real Estate News | Friday, January 03, 2014 Fixed mortgage rates continued an upward climb this week, with the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage starting the year more than a full percentage point higher than last year at this time, Freddie Mac reports in its weekly mortgage survey. …

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December 31st, 2013

Home Prices End The Year On A High

Written by Paul Holzman

By Amrita Jayakumar, Tuesday, December 31, 7:40 AM The last report on home prices in 2013 reinforced that the housing recovery is here to stay. Home prices rose 13.6 percent in October across the nation, the highest gain in seven years, according to the Standard & Poor's Case-Shiller index released Tuesday morning. …

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December 18th, 2013

Home Equity On The Rise For Many!

Written by Paul Holzman

The bulk of positive home equity for mortgaged properties is concentrated at the high end of the housing market. For example, 92 percent of homes valued at greater than $200,000 have equity compared with 82 percent of homes valued at less than $200,000. "Rising home prices continued to help homeowners regain their lost …

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