Q4 2022 Gardner Report: Real Estate & Economic Update for Western Washington

Q4 2022 Western Washington Economic & Real Estate Update

Feb 1, 2023

The following analysis of select counties of the Western Washington real estate market is provided by Windermere Real Estate Chief Economist Matthew Gardner. I 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 […]

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Year in Review: Seattle, Eastside, Condos & Waterfront. Windermere Mercer Island.

How’s the Market? Annual Review of Seattle Area Real Estate

Jan 18, 2023

While 2022 began on the heels of an extreme seller’s market we saw in the wake of the COVID pandemic, the second half of the year showed a marked shift back toward normalcy.  Rising interest rates and tech layoffs significantly slowed down the number of home sales.  The good news […]

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Chief Economist, Matthew Gardner's Top 10 Predictions for 2023

Matthew Gardner’s Top 10 Predictions for 2023

Dec 15, 2022

This video shows Windermere Chief Economist Matthew Gardner’s Top 10 Predictions for 2023. 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. 1. There Is No Housing Bubble Mortgage rates rose steeply in 2022 which, when […]

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Understanding the ARM: Adjustable-Rate Mortgage

What is an Adjustable-Rate Mortgage (ARM)?

Nov 17, 2022

Securing the most advantageous financing for your situation is an integral part of the success formula of buying a home. After getting pre-approved but once you’ve found the home you’d like to pursue, one of your primary tasks is exploring different loan products to see which best fits your situation. […]

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Make Merry: Holiday Happenings Around the Sound

2022 Holiday Happenings Around the Sound

Nov 15, 2022

As the days grow darker and rain settles in, a little holiday cheer couldn’t be better timed! Grab your umbrella and brighten your spirits with these Seattle-area favorites—whether it’s meandering through a dazzling light show, watching the “snow” fall at Bellevue’s Snowflake Lane, or taking a holiday-themed cruise. Here’s the […]

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How’s the Market? Q3 2022 Real Estate Review

Oct 14, 2022

While still considered a seller’s market, our July-September home sale activity signaled the return of some much-needed balance.  Seattle and Eastside home prices still posted year-over-year gains in Q3, but rising interest rates markedly slowed the pace of both listings and sales.  Houses also stayed on the market longer than […]

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Oh My Gourd! Best Pumpkin Patches Around the Sound

Favorite Local Pumpkin Patches

Sep 23, 2022

Grab your boots, pack a thermos…it’s time to choose those perfect Halloween pumpkins! This year, why not explore a new town and make your pumpkin patch experience a true adventure? All of these farms are open every weekend in October, and most are open on weekdays too. Some even welcome […]

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Ready for fall? Your home checklist...

Your Fall Home Maintenance Checklist

Sep 13, 2022

A clever person solves a problem; a wise person avoids it. As the days shorten, you can mitigate many mid-winter headaches with some preemptive prep. Proper weatherizing can help protect your home from preventable damage, save money on energy costs, and, most importantly, keep you and your loved ones safe […]

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Football is BACK. Here are schedules, recipes & tips...

2022 Football Schedules, Recipes & Tips…

Aug 12, 2022

Are you ready for some football? Fall is just around the corner and tickets are on sale now for 12s ready to cheer on a new era of promising rookies, as well as UW & WSU fans ready to show their college spirit.  Scroll down for printable schedules, tailgating hacks […]

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