Real Estate 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 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. […]
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 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 […]
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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?
Uncategorized Recession? Yes. Housing Crash? No. With over 90% of Americans now under a shelter-in-place order, many experts are warning that the American economy is heading toward a recession, if it’s not in one already. What does that mean to the residential real estate market? What is a recession? According to the National Bureau of Economic Research: “A recession is a significant […]
Uncategorized Western Washington Real Estate Market Update – 3rd Qtr The Gardner Report by Matthew Gardner The following analysis of the Western Washington real estate market update is provided by Windermere Real Estate Chief Economist, Matthew Gardner. We hope that this information may assist you with making better-informed real estate decisions. For further information about the housing market in your area, please don’t hesitate to […]
Uncategorized Windermere Friday Night Lights Windermere Friday Night Lights is part of Windermere Real Estate’s #TackleHomelessness campaign. As part of this campaign, the Marysville Windermere Office will donate $50 to Maud’s house for every touchdown scored during the regular football season for both Marysville Pilchuck and Marysville Getchell High Schools. Maud’s House is a local shelter for homeless women with […]
Uncategorized 2nd Quarter Economic Report The following analysis of the Western Washington real estate market is provided by Windermere Real Estate Chief Economist Matthew Gardner. We hope that this information may assist you with making better-informed real estate decisions. For further information about the housing market in your area, please don’t hesitate to contact your Windermere agent. ECONOMIC OVERVIEW Washington […]
Uncategorized 2019 Economic Forecast 2019 Economic and Housing Forecast  By Matthew Gardner, Chief Economist, Windermere Real Estate What a year it has been for both for the U.S. economy and the national housing market. After several years of above-average economic and home price growth, 2018 marked the start of a slowdown in the residential real estate market. As the year […]
Uncategorized Holiday Decor Inspirations The holiday season is here and for many of our agents, that means it’s time to deck the halls. If you’re looking for some holiday decor inspirations and a place to start, here are some ideas that are certain to get everyone in the spirit.   A Tree of a Different Color Photo Credit: Left […]
Uncategorized Moving on It is with mixed emotions that I am selling my family homestead, after 62 years of family ownership. My parents had this house built in 1956, moving in when I was one. I lived there until moving to Hawaii in 1978 (except for college fraternity life at the UW). Mom passed in 2011 and Dad […]
Uncategorized Home Maintenance Checklist It’s February – winter’s not over yet, but spring is right around the corner. If you have cabin fever from being inside, cleaning and freshening up your house can help you get through this last month of winter and be ready to get outside when spring arrives. Home Maintenance Checklist for Spring Once you check […]