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Payback times for energy-efficient home upgrades

Jun 8, 2020

  Thinking of going green? Today’s technology offers a whole host of ways to boost your home’s efficiency, reduce your carbon footprint and lower your energy bills. Some upgrades can pay for themselves in a relatively short amount of time, while others with large price tags might take decades to […]

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How to Buy and Sell Safely in the New Normal

May 4, 2020

  While buying and selling real estate was recently deemed essential in Washington State, the landscape looks very different than it did before the COVID-19 outbreak. Real estate offices remain closed to the public with agents (like me) working remotely and hosting virtual client meetings. Important safety regulations prohibit in-person […]

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Q1 Market Snapshot: Seattle & The Eastside

Q1 2020 Reports: Market Update

Apr 14, 2020

  As we are fully entrenched in a new normal amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, it is important to note that the Q1 stats you see are based on pre-coronavirus closed sales activity and therefore largely untouched by our current market reality.   While Q1 serves as a pre-coronavirus benchmark, Q2 […]

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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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