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For Your Home Timeless Home Design When decorating and designing, homeowners often strive for a home that may incorporate vintage and modern elements but remains timeless at its core. Fortunately, certain design principles and elements have stood the test of time and can help you curate the home you desire. Here is your guide to understanding how you can design a home […]
For Your Home 7 Weekend Home Projects So many projects, so little time. That tends to be the mantra for homeowners with an ever-growing to-do list and limited availability to accomplish their tasks. Fortunately, the weekend is an opportunity to dig into certain projects and see them to their completion by the time the weekdays come around again. These seven weekend home […]
For Your Home Designing Your Backyard for BBQs Summer is the season of spending long days and nights out in the backyard and making homecooked meals on the barbecue. Whether classic BBQ dishes like ribs and hamburgers or skewered grilled vegetables are more your style, these tips will help get your backyard in prime shape for grilling season.   Designing Your Backyard for […]
For Your Home 7 Ideas for Creating a Beautiful Yard Summer is in the air and homeowners everywhere are preparing for a season of tending to their yards. Whether you’re looking to tackle a complete makeover, boost your home’s curb appeal, or simply make a few DIY upgrades, these ideas will help you make the most of your home’s landscaping.     1. Remodel Your Patio […]
Buying & Selling Knowing When to Sell Your Home Of all the components involved in a successful home sale, there is perhaps no greater contributing factor than timing. Knowing when to sell your house gives you the best chance to make an impact when you hit the market. Every seller’s situation is unique but choosing when to sell comes down to how prepared you […]
For Your Home These are the two rooms to spend your budget on – if you want to increase the value of your home (Image credit: Tom Howley) If you want to increase the value of your home post-pandemic, you’re guaranteed to benefit from spending money on these areas of your home. If you want to increase the value of your home, you should seriously consider investing into a more luxurious kitchen or bathroom. According to recent research into […]
For Your Home How You Can Make Every Day Earth Day Earth Day is every day. Here are 8 ways you can contribute to the greater good of the planet we all share.   Use reusable bags Did you know that scientists estimate nearly 50,000 pieces of plastic are floating in every square mile of the ocean? Here is how you can contribute to making a […]
Buying & Selling Local Market Update October 2020 While daily life may seem unpredictable, the local real estate market remains extremely stable. Activity in September acted more like the traditional peak spring market with home sales soaring and prices hitting record highs. Inventory remains very tight and new listings are selling quickly in every price range. There just aren’t enough homes on the […]
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Uncategorized Time to Get Away   The Northwest is filled with scenic spots to visit. With summer just around the corner, it’s time to plan a getaway. Here are some ideas to get you started.   With over 900 wineries around the state, you’re sure to find something for everyone’s taste. Why not make a weekend of it? Find out […]
Uncategorized Windermere Foundation Surpasses $38 Million In Total Donations Raised 2018 concluded with another great year of fundraising and giving for the Windermere Foundation, thanks to the continued support of Windermere franchise owners, agents, staff, and the community. Nearly $2.5 million was raised in 2018, bringing our grand total to over $38 million raised since the Foundation’s inception in 1989! During the past year, nearly […]
Buying & Selling 5 Dangers of Overpricing a Home It is still a great time to be a seller, but the local real estate market has begun to soften. With significant increases in inventory, buyers now have more choices and less sense of urgency. If you are thinking about selling your home, pricing it correctly the first time is critical. Here’s why: If you […]
Uncategorized The Seahawks and Windermere Return for Another Season to #TackleHomelessness All of us at Windermere are very excited to kick-off our third season as the Official Real Estate Company of the Seattle Seahawks! Once again, our #tacklehomelessness campaign is front-and-center, with the Windermere Foundation donating $100 for every Seahawks home-game defensive tackle to YouthCare, a Seattle-based non-profit organization that has been providing services and support to homeless youth […]
Uncategorized The Gardner Report – Q2 2018 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. Economic Overview The Washington State economy added 83,900 new jobs over the past 12 months, representing an annual growth rate of […]
Uncategorized Windermere Real Estate Hits Refresh Button on Company Brand   When you’ve been in business for 46 years, you learn that one of the keys to being successful is knowing when it’s time to spruce things up – and that’s exactly what we’ve done with the Windermere brand. We knew we didn’t need an entire brand overhaul, but a little facelift was definitely in […]
Uncategorized The Gardner Report – First Quarter 2018   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. Economic Overview The Washington State economy added 96,900 new jobs over the past 12 months, representing an annual growth rate […]
Uncategorized Home Decor Through The Decades     As we celebrate our 45th anniversary here at Windermere, we’re feeling a bit nostalgic. The fundamentals of helping our clients buy and sell homes haven’t changed much over the past 45 years, but the way we decorate our homes sure has. Let’s take a trip down memory lane and explore interior design trends from […]
Uncategorized Windermere Foundation Nears $36 Million in Total Donations Raised! Thanks to the generosity of Windermere agents and the community, the Windermere Foundation collected over $330,000 in donations during the first quarter of 2018. Individual contributions and fundraisers accounted for 58 percent of the donations, while 42 percent came from donations through Windermere agent commissions. So far, we have raised a total of $35,869,961 in donations since 1989 when […]
Uncategorized Windermere Foundation by the Numbers For the past 29 years, the Windermere Foundation has been helping those in need in our communities through donations to local organizations that provide services to low-income and homeless families. In 2017, the Windermere Foundation raised over $2.4 million in donations, bringing the total to over $35 million raised since we started this effort in […]
Uncategorized Creating Comfort Through Interior Design   Just because the Christmas decor is put away and the festive mood of the holidays is over doesn’t mean we have to stop creating a snug and cozy home. It’s a good time to embrace winter Hygge! If you aren’t familiar with Hygge, it’s a Danish word for feeling content and cozy. Here are seven […]