Uncategorized Is your garage ready for an EV car? Love them or hate them, electric vehicles will be our future.  A small percentage of people own them now, but the push is out there to get more people to own them.  I personally own a Toyota Prius Prime, which is a PHEV…a plug-in hybrid.  It is the best of both worlds, as the car […]
Uncategorized The in’s and out’s of the Escrow process.   The process of buying a home is made up of several stages. After preliminary stages like getting pre-approved, searching for homes, and finding a buyer’s agent, various contracts and buyer-seller agreements will enter the fold as the purchase of a home is finalized. Escrow is a pivotal point in the buying process that will ultimately lead […]
Uncategorized Colorful Modern Design Trends for Your Home Designing your home can feel like trying to put together a puzzle. While neutrals can help create consistency and set a calming tone in your home, color is often the missing puzzle piece that ties everything together and gives your home the life you’re looking for. Certain color combinations can create a sense of timelessness while others […]
Uncategorized Western Washington’s 1st Quarter Real Estate update REGIONAL ECONOMIC OVERVIEW In the summer and fall of 2020, Western Washington regained some of the jobs lost due to COVID-19, but employment levels in the region have been in a holding pattern ever since. As of February, the region had recovered 132,000 of the 297,000 jobs that were lost, but that still leaves the […]
Uncategorized 2020 Real Estate Stats Who would have thought that our real estate market would have gone crazy this past year, in the midst of a global pandemic?  Inventory was at an all time low, as were interest rates.  And even with unemployment hitting double figures, there were more buyers than sellers.  Multiple offers were common, and offers higher than […]
Uncategorized How to avoid wire fraud A fast-growing form of cybercrime, wire fraud has led to major losses for homebuyers in recent years. Get to know what it is and what steps you can take to avoid it. What is wire fraud? Real estate wire fraud is a scam that targets buyers while making payments during the home buying process. Attackers […]
Uncategorized GO HAWKS! As the “Official Real Estate Company of the Seattle Seahawks,” all of us at Windermere are proud to kick off our fifth season of partnering with the Seahawks to #TackleHomelessness. For every defensive tackle made at a Seahawks home game this season, Windermere will donate $100 to Mary’s Place in support of their mission to provide safe, […]
Uncategorized Everything you wanted to know about curb appeal, but were afraid to ask. When it comes time to sell your home, first impressions are crucial. Improving your curb appeal helps to make the most of a buyer’s first glance and sets the stage for their interest in purchasing your home. The following projects are simple and inexpensive ways to enhance both your home’s first impression and its value. […]
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Uncategorized Is it time to go solar? For homeowners looking to reduce their home’s carbon footprint, increase its sustainability, and add value to their property, going solar is an obvious choice. Understanding how solar works and how to maximize its benefits are key first steps in your journey to becoming a solar energy-producing household. How does solar work? The technology that turns […]
Uncategorized A wild month in July for real estate sales July was another busy and crazy month for real estate sales in Snohomish County.  A whopping 44% of all listings sold for over the list price – averaging 3% over the listed sales price.  This does not mean that you can list your home at any price you choose and get a higher offer.  These […]
Uncategorized HOT market in Snohomish County Who would have thought, when the pandemic hit, that our real estate market would go absolutely crazy a few months later?  At the end of June, in Snohomish County, we have less than 1 month of inventory.  This are historic numbers.  As is the average sales price…hitting a historic high. Do you want a definition […]
Uncategorized Whether living or passed away… Please remember your Dad on Father’s Day.
Uncategorized An app or a Windermere professional… So many in the public are concerned about who has the best real estate app.  We at Windermere Real Estate want to make sure we have the best real estate professionals to help you with the process.  An app or a Windermere professional…it’s an easy choice.
Uncategorized Real Estate Market Activity for Snohomish County I hear from many of our agents that many of their buyers are waiting for the prices to plummet before they purchase a home. With unemployment at such a high level and so many people losing their small businesses, the housing market just has to go down. Let’s look at the numbers in Snohomish County […]
Uncategorized Money raised for Food Banks In less than one month, Windermere Real Estate, through the Windermere Foundation, raised and donated $690,000.  This money is given to organizations that provide food to local foodbanks throughout the state.  The need during this time of crisis, is greater than ever.  Please support your local foodbanks.
Uncategorized Still moving your dreams forward Windermere’s highest priority has always been our unwavering commitment to the communities where we work, live, and play. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to develop, we are following recommendations from public health officials and government agencies to ensure we are helping reduce its impact. Ensuring that our agents, office staff, and clients are safe and […]
Uncategorized Real Estate Stats for April A few interesting real estate stats from last month in Snohomish County. Pending sales were down almost 25% from a year ago, but so were new listings. The sales ratio really didn’t change. The # of days on market actually dropped significantly from a year ago and the average sales price rose by about 5%. […]
Uncategorized Raising money to support the food banks By Patti Payne  – Columnist, Puget Sound Business Journal Apr 29, 2020, 1:56am EDT Windermere Real Estate, the largest regional real estate company in the western U.S. with more than 300 offices in 10 states, is challenging its brokers, franchise owners, staff members to raise money for food banks heavily impacted by the coronavirus. This community initiative, called “Neighbors […]
Uncategorized If only we could go into a restaurant to celebrate.
Uncategorized Mortgage Forbearance. Do you have to make your payments?