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The Port Orchard City Council is expected to make final changes in June to a proposal for a so-called Downtown Overlay District . The plan has been undergoing public discussions for more than a year and has received opposition from many downtown residents. Among the more contentious points is a proposed height increase for commercial buildings. The council hasn’t discussed that portion of the plan, but is expected to make a decision on it at its June 4 meeting. read more »


Commercial construction is still going strong all around the Kitsap Peninsula, with various projects ranging from mixed use to health care facilities in the works. A sampling of projects that are under way: GIG HARBOR read more »


A 22-acre high-density proposed development in Bremerton’s planned Wheaton-Riddell District Center uses the concept of new urbanism to provide a mix of residential and commercial amenities in a compact, pedestrian-friendly neighborhood. read more »


Bellevue-based Response Mortgage Services, a subsidiary of John L. Scott Real Estate, was recently ranked the eighth most productive in-house mortgage brokerage in the nation by REAL Trends. The annual REAL Trends 500 Report is highly regarded throughout the real estate industry and is considered the ranking standard by most real estate and mortgage companies in the nation. read more »


The Kitsap Peninsula boasts more than 300 miles of beautiful saltwater shoreline — and that shoreline includes some luxury-class waterfront homes. In today’s market, “luxury” is classified as being $500,000 and up. read more »


Seattle-based John L. Scott Real Estate, which has seven offices on the Kitsap Peninsula, recently announced the launch of High-Definition Home Search, which is powered by Microsoft’s Virtual Earth platform. Debuting on www.JohnLScott.com, May 9th, John L. Scott is the first residential real estate company to utilize this new dimension in home search functionality which is expected to redefine how consumers search for homes online. read more »


Rynearson Jim Rynearson, a real estate veteran and sales and marketing professional, has joined Pacific Northwest Title as branch manager of the Bainbridge Island office. He brings more than twenty years experience in advertising, public relations, and sales and marketing, as well as a decade of experience in real estate sales, commission-only sales consulting, client services and real estate finance. read more »


John L. Scott Real Estate recently welcomed Kirsten Petersen, who represents the third generation of her family to become a real estate professional with John L. Scott and the fifth generation to work in the real estate industry. Petersen’s mother, Randi Strong-Soderstrom and her grandmother, Carol Strong-Keating, have both worked for John L. Scott, making her a real estate legacy. read more »


Meisha Rouser The Watermark Group

The Watermark Group is a brand new real estate business in Kitsap, with a business model not usually found in the industry. The company is fully agent owned — each agent that works for Watermark owns an equal stake in the business. read more »

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