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How will the coronavirus impact the housing market?

Economic Insights from Matthew Gardner

Apr 7, 2020

  As we all hunker down through these challenging times, it is comforting to remember that there will be light at the end of the tunnel. A voice of calm and reason in this time of uncertainty has been our Windermere Chief Economist, Matthew Gardner. While he is expecting an […]

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A Healthy Distance: Resources to Stay Sane While You Stay Home

COVID-19 Resources

Mar 30, 2020

  Make Working From Home Work for You… 5 Small Things You Can Do to Improve Your Home Office WRE’s “Work from Home” Spotify playlist Working remote tips from Time Magazine Staying productive during the coronavirus while managing stress/anxiety/fear Making the perfect office to work from home   Kids at […]

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2020 Interior Design Trends: 5 Takeaways to Refresh Your Home

2020 Home Trends

Mar 5, 2020

  With 2020 now in full swing, we’re seeing some clear shifts in how homes are being designed and decorated. Most notable for our area is the Modern Farmhouse trend with its juxtapositions of old & new, light & dark, and clean & rustic. Softer grey and lagom neutrals are […]

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Will Remodeling Pay Off?

Remodeling Cost vs. Value

Feb 4, 2020

  Every year, Remodeling Magazine evaluates which projects bring the most return at resale in different markets around the country in their “Cost vs. Value” report. While returns have dipped nationwide due to growing costs and consumer anxiety, Seattle still saw better pay-off on remodeling than the national average. The […]

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Annual Market Review: Seattle & The Eastside

Annual Seattle-Eastside Real Estate Report: A Look Back at 2019

Jan 14, 2020

  A strong local employment sector, very low mortgage interest rates, and the most balanced market we’ve seen in two decades each contributed to increased sales velocity in 2019.   While the number of homes for sale increased overall in 2019 as compared to 2018, the higher rate of sales […]

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Add a little sparkle with these local holiday happenings...

2019 Holiday Happenings in the Seattle Area

Nov 15, 2019

Our Northwest holidays may be wet, but they’re still bright! Make the most of the season with Seattle favorites—such as dazzling light displays and the Parade of Boats—along with newer additions like the “Enchant” event with light mazes and ice skating inside T Mobile Park. Scroll down for all the […]

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Thanks & Giving: Charities That Would Love Your Help

Give Back This Season

Nov 5, 2019

  Looking to share your bounty this holiday season? Below are some of our favorite Seattle-area organizations who can use your time, household items, toys, and more to help improve the lives of homeless and low-income families in our area. You might also check out these tips on how to […]

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Q3 Market Snapshot for Seattle and the Eastside

Q3 2019 Reports: Market Update

Oct 15, 2019

  Q3 was the most stable and balanced market we have seen in years. With very low mortgage interest rates compelling buyers to act and fewer homes for sale than we saw last fall (when a flood of homes came to market), buyers and sellers are each finding their own […]

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Planning Ahead: The Life Expectancy of Your Home

Planning for the Life Expectancy of Your Home

Sep 4, 2019

  Nothing in life lasts forever – and the same can be said for your home. From the roof to the furnace, every component of your home has a lifespan, so it’s a good idea to know approximately how many years of service you can expect from them. This information […]

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