Neighbor Notes March 2019

Dear Neighbor,

We are experiencing some unique times in our country. We are also experiencing a unique housing market here on the Olympic Peninsula. The Sequim market ended 2018 with an average of 2.55 months supply of homes (a healthy market is around 6 months supply.) Low inventory tends to lead to higher prices. We had a median overall price increase of 7.8% from 2017 to 2018. 

Days on market decreased from 2017 for an average of 56 days to 45 days for the Olympic Peninsula as a whole.

Sequim land median prices are up 18% from 2017 but sales for were down by 14%.  A little different for Port Angeles with median prices just up 1% and number of sales were up 12% from 2017. 

We are expecting a healthy demand in the spring months ahead making it an ideal time to list. How ideal? To answer that question, call me and lets set up a time to meet at our Inn (GreenHouse Inn by the Bay, 630 Marine Drive) and talk about your specific real estate needs. I enjoy meeting my neighbors!

Sequim – Dungeness Housing Market

Gardening on the OP

I am getting the spring itch to get out in the dirt.  As many of you know, we can get frost until the end of April. For plant shopping we are mostly in the USDA Hardiness Zone of 8b (minimum of 15-20 degrees) for winter survival. We pushed it this winter. Sunset Western Garden book says we are in Zone’s 4&5 unless you are in the hills. Find this reference at many nurseries when you are considering what plants to buy.

Yeah, daylight savings begins again on March 10th, 2019 at 2am. Set your clocks forward so you don’t miss anything important.