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Western Washington Real Estate Market Update

Windermere Real Estate is proud to partner with Gardner Economics on this analysis of the Western Washington real estate market. This report is designed to offer insight into the realities of the housing market. Numbers alone do not always give an accurate picture of local economic conditions; therefore our goal is to provide an explanation of what the statistics mean and how they impact the Western Washington housing economy. We hope that this information may assist you with making an informed real estate decision. For further information about the real estate market in your area, please contact your Windermere agent.

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Posted on 26 February 2015 | 6:37 pm

Windermere Foundation 2014 Year in Review

This past year, the Windermere Foundation had a milestone anniversary, celebrating 25 years of supporting programs and organizations that provide shelter, clothing, children’s programs, emergency assistance, and other services to low-income and homeless families. What started in 1989 as a grassroots foundation serving families in need in Washington State, has grown to encompass ten states and raised over $28 million—bringing us closer to reaching our fundraising goal of $30 million by the end of 2015.

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Posted on 25 February 2015 | 8:45 pm

Your Favorite Space Could Win You $500 From

Last week we launched our #OdeToMyAbode photo contest and the pics of people’s favorite rooms and spaces are really quite inspiring. There’s still time for you to post a photo of your favorite space for a chance to win $500 in home improvement services from Just go here, or post it to Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #OdeToMyAbode, by Friday, February 27.

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Posted on 19 February 2015 | 9:49 pm

February Perspectives

If you’re in the market to buy or sell a home, or you’re just a real estate junkie at heart, you may have heard the term “months supply” used by real estate agents or the media when discussing the housing market. For example, right now there’s about a 1.4 month supply of homes for sale in King County, and less than a month’s supply in a lot of Seattle neighborhoods. But what does that mean and why does it matter? Believe it or not, the months supply of homes is probably one of the best indicators of what’s going on in the market. But before we get into that, we’ll start by explaining what it is.

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Posted on 16 February 2015 | 5:15 pm

6 Essential Steps to Pet-Proofing Your Home

This article originally appeared on

Written by Holly King 

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Posted on 12 February 2015 | 1:14 am

Join Our #OdeToMyAbode Photo Contest

Everyone knows that Valentine’s Day is a day in which we express our affection for those we love. But at Windermere, we don’t think it should stop there. People often feel a deep sense of love for their homes, as well. Do you have a favorite space in your home that you consider your sanctuary? Or a room where family memories are made? Maybe it’s simply a cozy spot to curl up with a good book. Whatever your favorite space might be, we want to see it. In honor of Valentine’s Day, we invite you to share a pictorial love letter to your home through our #OdeToMyAbode photo contest. Simply upload your photo along with the #OdeToMyAbode hashtag via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or at, and you will be entered to win $500 worth of home improvement services from

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Posted on 9 February 2015 | 6:03 pm

Who Needs Super Bowl Tickets With These Man Caves?

Do you have an unfinished room in your house that you just can’t decide what to do with? Finishing that space not only adds square footage to your home, but value too. With the Super Bowl only days away, you might consider turning that empty room into the ideal spot for watching the big game. The ultimate man caves are a combo of creativity, class, and of course, comfort. So let’s get started with some ideas:

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Posted on 27 January 2015 | 7:36 pm

5 Easy Ways to Increase Your Home’s Resale Value


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Posted on 25 January 2015 | 12:16 am

Another Slam Dunk for Husky Hoops Half-Time Fundraiser Show

Since 1989, a portion of the proceeds from every home purchased or sold through Windermere Real Estate is donated to the Windermere Foundation. The Foundation uses these donations to provide funding to programs that support low-income and homeless families in our communities. One event that we have supported over the past few years is the annual Husky Hoops half-time free-throw fundraiser at the University of Washington vs. Washington State men’s basketball game.

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Posted on 15 January 2015 | 7:05 pm

Back To The Future: 2015 Home Technology Trends

This past weekend in Las Vegas, NV the International CES (Consumer Electronics Show) tradeshow took place. Your inner geek is going to freak out when you see some of the things that were shown.

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Posted on 13 January 2015 | 5:25 pm