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    Washington Ranked #1 State to Make a Living: Kitsap Real Estate Blog

    Maybe us locals don’t think about it, but Washington is quickly becoming a real estate destination. For one, the American business magazine giant Forbes recently named Washington State the best place to make a living in, and there’s good reason.

    Utilizing information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, C2ER, and the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index, Forbes examined average salary, cost of living, employment rate, and workplace conditions for each state to generate the rankings, with Washington at the top. This should be considered great news for anyone, but particularly those looking to sell a home in Kitsap County.

    When considering where to buy a home, another key factor to consider is the median home prices for certain areas. According to the real estate website Zillow.com, The average  home value in Kitsap County is $244,700, compared to Washington’s overall median value of $254,600. Poulsbo homes for sale have a median value of $297,000. Poulsbo home values have gone up 2.9% over the past year, and Zillow predicts they will rise 0.9% within the next 12 months.

    So there you have it! Whether you’re looking to buy or sell real estate, Kitsap County is a great place to find affordable homes while keeping a high standard of living.

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