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Uncategorized Happy New Year Here’s to a Wonderful 2019! We hope 2019 is a great year for you, both personally and professionally! Continue Reading
Uncategorized The Giving Tree is Up We Are Stanwood Camano Giving Tree   Windermere Stanwood and Camano Island Prepares “We Are Stanwood Camano Giving Tree” to Support Neighbors in Need During Holiday Season Windermere Real Estate Stanwood Camano has put up its “We Are Stanwood Camano Giving Tree” at its Terry’s Corner office located on Camano Island to benefit local people […]
Uncategorized Another Indicator of No Housing Bubble Are Lending Standards Too Loose…or Too Tight? With home values appreciating at record rates, some are concerned that we may be heading for another housing bubble like the one we experienced a decade ago. One of the major culprits of that housing boom and bust was the loosening of standards for mortgage credit. In a […]
Uncategorized 6 DIY Fire Pits That’ll Make You Feel Oh-So-Warm Not to mention, get you a nice ROI on your home’s value. Don’t spend the whole summer planning your dream fire pit or there could be frost on the ground before it’s ready to roar. Start your DIY now and you won’t miss a single day of prime bonfire season. Plus, there’s this: A pro-built fire pit […]
Uncategorized Paint or Replace Kitchen Cabinets How to Update Your Kitchen Cabinets With Paint A painting pro gives advice on when and how to repaint your kitchen cabinets Dan SchaefferJanuary 21, 2018 Have your kitchen cabinets gone from new to vintage to what you consider an eyesore? Does it feel like you should be wearing bell bottoms and a butterfly collar […]
Uncategorized How to DIY Your Taxes – and Not Miss a Single Deduction How to DIY Your Taxes — and Not Miss a Single Deduction Tips on choosing tax preparation software to help get all the homeowner benefits. Read Visit houselogic.com for more articles like this. Copyright 2018 NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®
Uncategorized 4 Reasons to Buy a Home This Fall! Here are four great reasons to consider buying a home today, instead of waiting. 1. Prices Will Continue to Rise CoreLogic’s latest Home Price Index reports that home prices have appreciated by 6.7% over the last 12 months. The same report predicts that prices will continue to increase at a rate of 5.0% over the next year. The bottom […]
Uncategorized America Needs Your House!! The biggest challenge in today’s real estate market is a lack of housing inventory. How big of a challenge is the housing shortage? Here are what four industry economists are saying on the issue (emphases added): Mark Fleming, First American’s Chief Economist “The underlying fundamental issue is an overwhelming lack of supply… The supply of newly constructed homes […]
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Uncategorized Rising Home Prices Mean Great News for Homeowners Recently there has been a lot of talk about home prices and if they are accelerating too quickly. As we mentioned before, in some areas of the country, seller supply (homes for sale) cannot keep up with the number of buyers who are out looking for homes, which has caused prices to rise. The great news […]
Uncategorized Windermere Foundation Has Donated Nearly $1,000,000 This Year!   Posted in Windermere Foundation by Christine Wood  Thanks to the generosity of Windermere agents and the community, the Windermere Foundation collected over $903,500 in donations through the second quarter of 2017. This is an increase of 10 percent compared to this time last year! Individual contributions and fundraisers accounted for 62 percent of the donations, while 38 percent came […]
Uncategorized 10 Home Projects That Need a Pro Posted in Houzz.com by Houzz.com  If you are working on a DIY remodel, deciding whether to call in a specialty contractor to perform a specific task comes down to several areas you’ll need to consider: Skill. Do you have the necessary skills to build a sound structure, and do it safely? Scale. Is the size of the project […]
Uncategorized Your Opportunity to Achieve the American Dream Keeps Getting Better!  Tuesday July 4th, 2017  First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Move-Up Buyers Forbes.com recently released the latest results of their American Dream Index, in which they measure “the prosperity of the middle class, and…examine which states best support the American Dream.” The monthly index measures several different economic factors, including goods-producing employment, personal and commercial bankruptcies, building permits, startup activity, unemployment insurance claims, labor […]
Uncategorized 75% of Homeowners Think Now is a Good Time to Sell! The National Association of Realtors (NAR) recently released the findings of their Q2 Homeownership Opportunities and Market Experience (HOME) Survey. The report covers core topics like, “if now is a good time to buy or sell a home, the perception of home price changes, perceived ability to qualify for a mortgage, and [an] outlook on the U.S. economy.” The […]
Uncategorized 2 Myths Holding Back Home Buyers In Realtor.com’s recent article, “Home Buyers’ Top Mortgage Fears: Which One Scares You?” they mention that “46% of potential home buyers fear they won’t qualify for a mortgage to the point that they don’t even try.” Myth #1: “I Need a 20% Down Payment” Buyers overestimate the down payment funds needed to qualify for a […]