Homeowners Should You Refinance or Sell Your Home? Homeowners can often reach a financial fork in the road when they must decide to either refinance their existing mortgage or sell their home. Each route has its respective advantages depending on your financial health, the mortgage rate market, and the future needs of your household. Refinancing vs. Selling When working to ease the financial burden […]
Market News The Growing Housing Affordability Problem This video is the latest in our Monday with Matthew series with Windermere Chief Economist Matthew Gardner. Each month, he analyzes the most up-to-date U.S. housing data to keep you well-informed about what’s going on in the real estate market.      Hello there, I’m Windermere’s Chief Economist Matthew Gardner and welcome to this month’s […]
Windermere Community Advancing DEI: Windermere’s Continued Commitment to Change Written by: Samantha Enos – Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Windermere Real Estate Since our company committed to affecting change with regards to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) nearly two years ago, we’ve established several initiatives that have helped us move the needle toward making Windermere a more diverse organization and homeownership more equitable. Guided […]
Buyers Renting vs Buying: Which is better for you? Deciding whether to rent or buy can be a difficult decision, but with the right analysis, you can determine which is best for you. Knowing whether it’s the right time to rent or buy depends on your buying power, what you’re looking for in a home, your local market conditions, your plans for you and your household, […]
Market News Moving Patterns for U.S. Homeowners and Renters in 2021 This video is the latest in our Monday with Matthew series with Windermere Chief Economist Matthew Gardner. Each month, he analyzes the most up-to-date U.S. housing data to keep you well-informed about what’s going on in the real estate market.    Hello there. I’m Windermere Real Estate’s Chief Economist Matthew Gardner and welcome to the […]
Living Home Safety and Security It’s true that your home is an investment and an asset, but most importantly, it’s your livelihood, so taking measures to adequately protect it is well worth your time. An unfortunate reality of being a homeowner is that your home can be a target for mischievous and/or criminal acts. Fortunately, there are tools and systems […]
Design What is Industrial Design? Although primarily found in lofts, large apartments, commercial buildings, and other industrial spaces, you can easily borrow elements of industrial design when decorating your home. Born out of the Industrial Revolution, industrial’s unique style can create dynamic and visually striking interior spaces that feel clean, minimalist, and above all, modern. What is Industrial Design? The industrial […]
Market News Q1 2022 Western Washington Real Estate Market Update The following analysis of select counties 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 Real […]
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Market News The Current State of the U.S. Housing Market This video is the latest in our Monday with Matthew series with Windermere Chief Economist Matthew Gardner. Each month, he analyzes the most up-to-date U.S. housing data to keep you well-informed about what’s going on in the real estate market.    Hello there, I’m Windermere’s Chief Economist Matthew Gardner, and welcome to this month’s episode […]
Windermere Community Windermere Foundation Sets Sights on $50 Million in Total Donations In honor of Windermere’s 50th anniversary, the Windermere Foundation has set a goal to reach $50 million in total donations raised by the end of 2022. At the end of last year, the Foundation surpassed $46 million in total donations, leaving a nearly $4 million gap to eclipse the $50 million mark. Through the fundraising efforts of offices […]
Living How to Prevent and Deal with Mold Whether you are buying or selling a home, mold is something to be mindful of. Health concerns and potential damage make mold a red flag for buyers. Even if you’re not planning to sell any time soon, taking care of mold problems now can prevent even larger and more costly issues in the future. Contrary […]
Market News Blockchain Technology and Cryptocurrencies in Real Estate This video is the latest in our Monday with Matthew series with Windermere Chief Economist Matthew Gardner. Each month, he analyzes the most up-to-date U.S. housing data to keep you well-informed about what’s going on in the real estate market.      Hello there, I’m Windermere Real Estate’s chief economist, Matthew Gardner, and welcome to […]
Design Farmhouse Interior Design Known for its signature chic comfort, the farmhouse style is a popular method of interior design for homeowners looking to blend elements of modern and traditional design. With a rustic charm at its heart that recalls images of the countryside and wide-open landscapes, the farmhouse style steadily picked up steam in the 2010s and continues to […]
Market News The Impact of Rising Mortgage Rates This video is the latest in our Monday with Matthew series with Windermere Chief Economist Matthew Gardner. Each month, he analyzes the most up-to-date U.S. housing data to keep you well-informed about what’s going on in the real estate market.      The Impact of Rising Mortgage Rates Hello there. I’m Windermere Real Estate’s Chief […]
Sellers Working with a Real Estate Agent to Sell Your Home A real estate agent is an invaluable asset. They will work with you to get your home sold for the best price and in a timely manner. Before you find the right agent to sell your home, it’s important to understand how you can work together toward a successful sale. The following information will help you […]
Design 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 […]
Market News Q4 2021 Western Washington Real Estate Market Update 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 Real Estate agent.   […]
Windermere Community Windermere Real Estate Celebrates 50th Anniversary In honor of our 50th anniversary, Windermere set a goal to reach $50 million in giving and officially announced our third generation of leadership during our 2022 Kick-Off event.  Seattle – On Wednesday, January 26, we hosted a virtual event for our agents, franchise owners, and staff, to kick off 2022 and celebrate our 50th anniversary. More […]
Market News Matthew Gardner’s Top 10 Predictions for 2022 This video shows Windermere Chief Economist Matthew Gardner’s Top 10 Predictions for 2022. Each month, he analyzes the most up-to-date U.S. housing data to keep you well-informed about what’s going on in the real estate market.  Matthew Gardner’s Top 10 Predictions for 2022 1. Prices will continue to rise There are some who believe that […]
Buyers 7 Signs You’re Ready to Buy a Home Making the leap from renter to homeowner doesn’t happen overnight; it requires steady planning to put yourself in a good position to buy your first home. Prospective first-time home buyers can often feel like they’re waiting for a sign to indicate they’re ready to start making offers, when really, it’s a combination of factors. Here […]