Buying a Home Buying with Your Pets in Mind   Image source: Canva   For many of us, pets play a central role in our home life, so taking into account what is best for them when buying a home is important for both their happiness and that of your entire household.   Your neighborhood   When looking for homes that are well suited […]
Buying a Home 5 NEGOTIATING TACTICS THAT KILL A SALE Negotiation is a subtle art in real estate, but skilled negotiators can usually find some common ground that satisfies all parties. On the other hand, using the wrong negotiation tactics can sink a deal pretty quickly. Here are some negotiation tactics buyers (and real estate professionals) should avoid: Lowball offers: Going far below market value […]
Financial Today’s Real Estate Market Is Not Like 2008 3 Reasons This is NOT the 2008 Real Estate Market No one knows for sure when the next recession will occur. What is known, however, is that the upcoming economic slowdown will not be caused by a housing market crash, as was the case in 2008. There are those who disagree and are comparing today’s […]
Buying a Home Take This First Step Buying a House This Year? This Should Be Your 1st Step! In many markets across the country, the number of buyers searching for their dream homes outnumbers the number of homes for sale. This has led to a competitive marketplace where buyers often need to stand out. One way to show that you are serious about buying […]
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 […]
Community The New Glassybaby is Here Say Hello to the We Are Stanwood Camano glassybaby   Glassybaby was started by a three-time cancer survivor, Lee Rhodes, as a way to give others a “one of a kindness” in times of hardship. Since its inception, glassybaby has grown to represent much more; each glass votive is hand blown using a unique color […]
Selling Your Home Should I Try to Sell My Home During the Holidays? 7 Reasons to List Your House For Sale This Holiday Season Every year at this time there are many homeowners who decide to wait until after the holidays to list their homes for the first time, while others who already have their homes on the market decide to take them off until after the holidays. […]
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Buying a Home Be Aware of Mortgage Fraud 6 Types of Mortgage Fraud Are Becoming More Prevalent September 17, 2018 Mortgage fraud climbed 12.4 percent year over year in the second quarter of 2018, and about one out of every 109 mortgage applications has been found to contain false or misleading information, according to real estate data firm CoreLogic. “Because home prices are […]
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 […]
Buying a Home Waiting to Buy a Home? What If I Wait Until Next Year to Buy a Home? We recently shared that national home prices have increased by 6.7% year-over-year. Over that same time period, interest rates have remained historically low which has allowed many buyers to enter the market. As a seller, you will likely be most concerned about ‘short-term price’ – where home values […]
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 for more articles like this. Copyright 2018 NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®
Selling Your Home 5 Reasons It’ll Pay to Sell Your Home Early in 2018 Getty Images;   It’s been nearly a decade since the Great Recession delivered the worst housing crash in modern memory. But these days, the fallout feels squarely in the rearview mirror. Markets have bounced back with fervor, and confidence is skyrocketing: From Charlotte, NC, to Stockton, CA—and everywhere in between—homes are flying off the market at […]
Community Hmmm … I’m not so sure about this. What do you think??? The Instant Pot is the Ultimate Thanksgiving Machine Hosting Thanksgiving dinner is no easy feat, but there is one incredible kitchen gadget that will make preparing a feast for friends and family a whole lot easier. The Instant Pot is so much more than an ordinary slow cooker. This multi-functional appliance does any job your crock […]
Community Recognizing Our Military Veterans Why Veterans Day is November 11th Did you know Veterans Day was first known as Armistice Day in the U.S.? That’s because, although the official end of World War I was when the Treaty of Versailles was signed on June 28, 1919, fighting between Germany and the Allied Nations ceased on the “eleventh hour of […]
Home Improvement 11 Ways to Uncover Your Personal Color Palette Posted in by  Where do you find the colors you love? And just because you love a hue, does that mean it’s right for your walls? Let’s take a closer look at color inspiration. Here you’ll find tips for how to get your creative juices flowing and zero in on the color palettes that speak to […]
Financial No, it’s not a housing bubble, and you should ask for a raise   A real-estate economist says the local economy is fundamentally strong, despite aerospace job losses. By Jim Davis Thursday, October 19, 2017 5:36am HERALD BUSINESS JOURNAL   EVERETT — No, we’re not in a housing bubble. Now is a good time to ask your boss for a pay raise. And we need to forget about the […]
Buying a Home AVOID THESE TWO BIG MORTGAGE MISTAKES We all know that searching for and viewing potential homes is the fun part of the home-buying process. The not-so-fun part? The mortgage. But if you don’t pay attention to the details, your mortgage can end up dragging down the enjoyment of your new home and cause some major regrets. Here are a few mistakes […]