Sellers Staging for Home Selling Success SOURCE: Windermere The benefits of staging a home are well documented. Numerous studies show that staging helps sell a home faster and for a higher price. Studies also indicate that buyers decide if they’re interested within the first 30 seconds of entering a home. Not only does home staging help to remove potential red flags that can […]
Buyers Simple Steps to Saving for a Down Payment Source: Windermere Whether your dream home just came onto the market or you’re thinking ahead for a purchase down the road, coming up with the money for a down payment can feel daunting. Don’t fret! There are steps you can take now—both large and small—that will add up over time to help you secure the […]
Windermere Community Kicking Off the 35th Anniversary of the Windermere Foundation SOURCE: Windermere This year we’re celebrating the 35th anniversary of the Windermere Foundation, the non-profit arm of Windermere Real Estate. Since 1989, agents and offices across our network have given back to the communities where Windermere operates. We’ve raised over $53 million and supported thousands of our neighbors in need throughout the Western U.S. Last year […]
Living Hosting on a Budget SOURCE: Windermere There’s nothing better than spending time with family and friends. When we’re sharing memories—or making new ones—we feel close to our loved ones and reaffirm our bonds to each other. If you’re the one hosting a get together though, the expenses of feeding and entertaining everyone can quickly add up. Whether you’re inviting […]
Design Pantone 2024 Color of the Year: How to Use Peach Fuzz in your Home SOURCE: Windermere The global color experts at Pantone have spoken, announcing the 2024 Color of the Year to be “Peach Fuzz.” Leatrice Eiseman, the Executive Director, Pantone Color Institute shared this explanation on the website, “in seeking a hue that echoes our innate yearning for closeness and connection, we chose a color radiant with warmth and modern […]
Buyers Buying with Your Pets in Mind SOURCE: Windermere For many of us, pets play a central role in our home life, so taking into account what is best for them when buying a home is important for both their happiness and that of your entire household. Is the Neighborhood A Good Match For Your Pet? When looking for homes that are […]
Sellers Minimize Stress While Selling Your Home SOURCE: Windermere After years of collecting furniture, plants, and memories, the thought of preparing your home to sell and moving to a new one can be daunting and stir up a lot of emotions. But selling your home doesn’t have to be stressful; here are a few tips to help make it easier. Involve your […]
Living Simple Ways to Conserve Energy at Home SOURCE: Windermere Whether you want to use less energy to reduce your carbon footprint or your monthly costs, there are plenty of easy ways to conserve the electricity and natural gas you’re using in your home. Energy conservation can be as simple as closing your curtains, changing a light bulb, turning down your thermostat, or […]
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Windermere Community Windermere Foundation Brings Cheer, Laughter, and Basic Needs in the Final Months of 2023 SOURCE: Windermere Windermere Real Estate offices throughout the Western U.S. brought holiday cheer and laughter to their local communities during the holiday season of 2023, wrapping up a year of giving that raised over $2.9 million for the Windermere Foundation, bringing the total raised since 1989 to more than $53 million. Here are a few […]
Design 5 Features of Traditional Interior Design SOURCE: Windermere There is perhaps no other home décor style as comforting as traditional interior design. Rooted in the masterfully crafted Chippendale and Thomas Sheraton furniture designs and classic Queen Anne colors, traditional décor is one vintage style that stood the test of time. Here are five distinct features of traditional interior design. 5 Features of Traditional Interior […]
Buyers What Does DOM Mean in Real Estate? As you start searching for homes, you’ll likely come across different terms that describe the status of different listings. One term, “Days on Market” (DOM), can play a role in your strategy for making an offer. Knowing what this term means will help to inform your discussions with your agent as you go about finding the […]
Market News Matthew Gardner’s Top 10 Housing Predictions for 2024 This video shows Windermere Chief Economist Matthew Gardner’s Top 10 Predictions for 2024. 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. See more market insights on our blog here.  Matthew Gardner’s Top 10 Predictions for 2024 1. Still no housing bubble […]
Sellers High ROI Upgrades for Equestrian Properties SOURCE: Windermere For equestrian homeowners who are thinking about selling, there’s a long list of to-dos to get to. Not only do you need to spruce up the home itself, but your surrounding property should be in prime condition as well. To maximize your return on investment and drive buyer interest, consider making strategic upgrades […]
Living 5 Tips for a Tidy Home SOURCE: Windermere Maintaining a tidy home not only helps it to look its best, but it also makes for a more peaceful and organized living environment. Regardless of the size of your home, these tips will help you achieve and maintain a consistently tidy and inviting living space that you, your household, and your guests […]
Market News Q3 2023 Western Washington Real Estate Market 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 […]
Market News U.S. Housing Market 2023: Updated Analysis Windermere Chief Economist Matthew Gardner gives an updated analysis of the U.S. housing market in 2023, using data released by The National Association of REALTORS® on listing activity, home sales, price growth, and more. This video is the latest in our Monday with Matthew series with Windermere Chief Economist Matthew Gardner. Each month, he analyzes […]
Design A Guide to Permits and Regulations for ADUs, Sheds, & More The desire to maximize property value among homeowners is stronger now than ever. As the movement of short-term rentals, turnkey properties, and real estate investment continue to grow in popularity, it’s worth it to take a moment and understand the regulations that dictate a property’s potential. Understanding a bit more about the process for obtaining the […]
Market News How Low Inventory Is Affecting the Housing Market Windermere Chief Economist Matthew Gardner demonstrates how the U.S. housing market is adapting to low inventory levels. He touches on the new construction industry, supply changes in large metro areas, median home sale prices, and more. This video is the latest in our Monday with Matthew series with Windermere Chief Economist Matthew Gardner. Each month, […]
Buyers What Is a Pre-Listing Inspection? A lot of information comes at you during the house hunting process. As you search for a home, you’ll likely come across the term “pre-listing inspection” here and there. It can be confusing, especially if you’re buying a home for the first time. So, what is this special report and why is it only found in […]
Sellers Selling Your Home: The Final Walkthrough Congratulations, you’ve found a buyer! But before you celebrate, there’s an important part of the closing process you need to pass: the final walkthrough. The final walkthrough isn’t a full-fledged home inspection, but if the buyer finds issues during the process it could complicate things. Your seller duties are still in play here, so be sure […]