Windermere Blog

Western Washington Real Estate Market Update

ECONOMIC OVERVIEW

Our state appears to be pretty much firing on all cylinders with annual employment growth well above 100,000 and the unemployment rate trending down toward 5%. A ll in all, it’s difficult to f ind something to worry about at the moment.

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Posted on 29 July 2015 | 4:10 pm

Windermere Foundation Quarterly Report Q2 2015

The year seems to be flying by… can you believe we are already more than halfway through 2015? And what a year it has been for the Windermere Foundation. Thanks to your continued support, we have raised more than $738,000 this year to support organizations that help low-income and homeless families throughout the Western U.S. Overall, that brings the total amount we have raised to date to $29.5 million!

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Posted on 24 July 2015 | 4:30 pm

6 Powerful Reasons to Consider a Short Sale Instead of Foreclosure

If you are unable to make your mortgage payments, you may be considering what to do next. One option is a short sale. Another option is foreclosure. There are many benefits to choosing a short sale over foreclosure.

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Posted on 22 July 2015 | 11:09 pm

#YourStoryIsOurStory

Life happens fast. New job, new baby, a new adventure. Whatever that next step is, your agent’s job is to help you find a home that fits. A place to create new memories, tell old stories – start the next chapter.

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Posted on 20 July 2015 | 9:42 am

The Price is Right

Anyone who has ever bought or sold a home has probably realized that proper pricing is one of the most crucial yet intangible components of a successful transaction. Pricing isn’t always a matter of logic, mathematics or what the seller “needs” to net but a combination of these and many other factors which can vary greatly from day to day.

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Posted on 16 July 2015 | 11:15 pm

July Maintenance Guide

This article originally appeared on Porch.com

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Posted on 10 July 2015 | 7:15 pm

Homeownership Has Declined, But It Won't Be Forever

This article originally appeared on Inman.com

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Posted on 9 July 2015 | 6:40 pm

Front Door Refresh

Make a bold statement with a “new” front door – color is mandatory. Something as simple as painting your front door can change the whole look of your home and its curb appeal. Be that house on the block that people have to double-take when they drive by.

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Posted on 7 July 2015 | 6:15 pm

Set the Stage for a Fantastic Fourth of July Party!

#WinderPup staying cool in the shade

Grab the sparklers, clean up the grill, and don your red, white and blue! A fourth of July theme barbecue is the perfect way to ring in summer and celebrate. Here are some fun tips for a fun and safe holiday shindig:

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Posted on 2 July 2015 | 8:00 pm

Hunger Doesn’t Take a Summer Vacation

Summertime couldn’t come soon enough for most children. But for many, the end of the school year marks a time of uncertainty for those who don’t have access to regular meals at home. According to the Food Research and Action Center, over 21 million students receive free or reduced lunches during the school year, and that need doesn’t go away when the school year is over.

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Posted on 30 June 2015 | 8:00 pm