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The Difference Between a Comparative Market Analysis and an Appraisal

August 17, 2021

Have you ever wondered how these two differ from each other? Thanks Sandy Dodge at Windermere for this helpful explanation. It can be difficult for sellers to distinguish between two methods of finding the value of their home: a Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) and a home appraisal. Though they share many similarities, there are key differences […]

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Preparing Your Home for Summer Heat and Wildfires

August 11, 2021

It’s going to get hot! And smoky. Are you prepared? Thanks Sandy Dodge at Windermere for this helpful guide! Summer is the season for spending long days in the yard, taking dips in the pool, and sitting in the shade to beat the heat. In the midst of these sun-filled adventures, though, lies the potential […]

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5 Green Upgrades that Increase Your Home Value

August 9, 2021

Going green is happening all around us. And there are many ways to make your home green AND increase its value. Thanks Sandy Dodge at Windermere for this helpful guide! Selling a home begins with understanding how much it’s worth. After an initial assessment, you may want to make some updates to increase the value of […]

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Windermere Living: Board it Up

August 7, 2021

This article originally appeared in the Summer 2021 issue of Windermere Living Big thanks to the Windermere Staff for singling out this story! I hope it inspires your food creativity. By Naomi Tomky | Photography by Carly Diaz | Food Styling By Anne Parker   For an intimate gathering or celebration, or just to change […]

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Q2 2021 Western Washington Real Estate Market Update

July 30, 2021

The following analysis 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 to contact me any time. REGIONAL ECONOMIC OVERVIEW […]

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Windermere Foundation Surpasses $1 Million Raised in 2021

July 19, 2021

Just heart warming to see so many Windermere offices impacting their community in a positive way. I hope this lifts your spirits, and thank you Sandy Dodge at Windermere for covering these amazing stories. In the first six months of 2021, Windermere offices collectively raised over one million dollars through the Windermere Foundation. June, a […]

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Windermere Partners with UW to Launch Internship Program

July 13, 2021

An informative and encouraging post about how Windermere is creating strategic partnerships to further support the community. Thanks Shelley Rossi at Windermere for originally writing this post. The University of Washington College of Built Environments (CBE) announced a new paid internship program, Aspire, that offers financial support, mentoring, and skill-building through academic and professional office […]

Why Windermere?

April 29, 2015

Forget Stocks. Millenials want their money in cold, hard cash.

July 25, 2014

Here's an article from CNN-Money about Millenials— 18-29 year olds are a recession-scarred generation and have a risk aversion to investing money in stocks and real estate. They want it in cash—all cash—. Is that an investment?  It is accessible and usable for immediate needs. Is that enough? Economists hope that this generation will return […]

How Seattle Neighborhoods Got Their Names

July 25, 2014

Here is a story on How Seattle Neighborhoods Got their Names. See Here….. $25 STARBUCKDS GIFT CERTIFICATE FOR THE FIRST PERSON TO ANSWER THESE QUESTIONS.. 1.  What was the original name of Beacon Hill? 2.  What neighborhood is the oldest suburb of Seattle? 3.  When was Columbia City established? 4. Where did the term skid […]