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Community Information Understanding the Current Shift in the Real Estate Market: How Interest Rates Affect Prices As we continue to examine the shift in the market, we must take a moment to take a deep dive into interest rates. Since the first of the year, long-term interest rates have increased 2.7% from 3.11% on 12/30/21 to the peak of 5.81% on 6/23/22, but have started to level out. On 8/4/22 rates […]
Community Information Understanding the real estate market shift: Location is key! There is an old adage in real estate: location, location, location. Where a property is located has the biggest influence on its value. Through the pandemic years, we saw a shift in how the location was valued. Before remote working became more common, homes located in neighborhoods that were closer to job centers such as Seattle were at […]
Community Information Summer Food Drive! Every year since 1984, Windermere has designated one day to help make a positive difference in the communities where we work and live. 2022 is the 7th year that my office has spent this day working to put fresh produce on the tables of local families who need a little help. On June 10th, my […]
Community Information Understanding the Current Shift in the Real Estate Market: PERSPECTIVE IS KEY! “How’s the market?” is a question I am asked all the time. It is a common segue in casual conversation over the neighbor’s fence, at a party or family gathering. Now more than ever, the answer to this question is critical and detailed. You see, our market is experiencing a shift, a slowing down of price growth, if […]
Community Information Local Farmers Markets: 2022 When you shop at a local Farmers Market, you’re buying outstanding freshness, quality and flavor. Knowing exactly where your food comes from and how it was grown provides peace of mind for your family. Plus, you’re supporting a sustainable regional food system that helps small family farms stay in business; protects land from over-development, and […]
Community Information The Gardner Report At Windermere, we are fortunate to have Matthew Gardner as our Chief Economist. In fact, we are one of the only real estate companies in the country to have such a well-respected expert sitting in this role. Not only is Matthew an asset to Windermere brokers and their clients, but he is a coveted resource […]
Community Information Spring Market in Bloom – Keeping Perspective is Paramount As we round out the first quarter of 2022 and head into the notorious Spring Market there are a handful of factors that should be considered whether you are a buyer or a seller. Paying attention to the anticipated increase in housing supply, monitoring buyer demand, and assessing the effects of rising interest rates on the […]
Community Information UPDATE: Global influences on the Housing Market & Interest Rates A lot has happened in our world since the first of the year, specifically the rise in inflation and the recent Russian invasion of Ukraine. These factors can influence consumers and affect the housing and financial markets. Additionally, global unrest has had a clear influence on interest rates, driving them back down after a 1-point […]
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Community Information With seller equity at an all-time high, it is still important who you align with to get the best results 2022 has had an incredibly eventful start in our local real estate market. In January, the average list-to-sale price ratio (the percentage a house sells for in comparison to the list price) in King County was 105% and in Snohomish County it was 106%. This is in conjunction with complete year-over-year median price appreciation (the […]
Community Information Matthew Gardner’s 2022 Predictions for the Local Economy & Real Estate Market Last week, my office hosted our 14th annual Economic Forecast Event with Matthew Gardner, Windermere’s Chief Economist. It was an hour-long presentation followed by lively Q & A that was packed with useful information to help guide us as we start the new year. Matthew journeyed the audience through a macro to micro approach, reflecting […]
Community Information Pumpkin Patch Guide 2018 Nothing feels more like fall than pumpkin picking, hay rides and corn mazes. Get your latte in hand and head out to any one of these great, local farms to have some harvest fun and find that perfect jack-o-lantern to light up your porch. Times, dates & activities may change, please use the links provided […]
Community Information Don’t Wait for a Disaster to Build Your Emergency Kit Two Weeks Ready: Be Prepared. Build Kits. Help Each Other. The first few days after a disaster are often the most critical. Government and essential services may not be available right away, depending on the circumstances. It is imperative to have a plan in place for such a time, and be ready to act on […]
Community Information Windermere and the Seahawks are Back for Another Season to #TackleHomelessness! All of us at Windermere are very excited to kick off our third season as the Official Real Estate Company of the Seattle Seahawks! Once again, our #tacklehomelessness campaign is front-and-center, with the Windermere Foundation donating $100 for every Seahawks home-game tackle during the 2018 season to YouthCare, a Seattle-based non-profit organization that has been […]
Community Information Windermere Foundation Update Thanks to the generosity of Windermere agents, staff, franchise owners, and the community, the Windermere Foundation has proudly donated a total of $920,351 so far this year to non-profit organizations that provide services to low-income and homeless families. This brings the total amount of money that the Windermere Foundation has raised since 1989 to over […]
Community Information Windermere and the Seahawks are Back for Another Season to #TackleHomelessness! All of us at Windermere are very excited to kick off our third season as the Official Real Estate Company of the Seattle Seahawks!   Once again, our #tacklehomelessness campaign is front-and-center, with the Windermere Foundation donating $100 for every Seahawks home-game tackle during the 2018 season to YouthCare, a Seattle-based non-profit organization that has […]
Community Information Back to School Basics The first day of school sneaks up so fast… summer is here and then gone in a flash! Use these helpful tips to start getting settled into a new routine for fall, before life gets hectic.   Start talking about it. New teacher, new classmates, new schedules can all create some anxieties with kids. Start […]
Community Information Where to Watch Fireworks 2018   The Fourth of July is right around the corner.  With it being on a Wednesday, keeping it local makes sense.  Here is a list of local firework shows to help you celebrate the great U.S. of A! Bellevue – Downtown Park 10:05 p.m. Des Moines – Marina 10:20 p.m. Edmonds – Civic Stadium 10 […]
Community Information Local Splash Parks It is that time of year when the sun comes out and the kids need to cool down and get their wiggles out outside. My blog has a list of local splash parks that are sure to beat the summer heat!   South Snohomish Daleway Park 19015 64th Ave W, Lynnwood WA 98036   Edmonds […]
Community Information Outdoor Movie Schedule: Summer 2018 Don’t forget your blanket and the popcorn! It is the time of year when it’s nice enough to grab a movie outdoors – how fun!  Here is a list of local outdoor movies planned for this summer.   South Snohomish Arlington’s Old Time Movies Terrace Park 7/6       Star Wars: The Last Jedi (at the […]
Community Information Farmer’s Market Schedule – 2018   South Snohomish County •   Arlington Farmers Market Legion Park: 200 N. Olympic Ave Saturdays. 10am-3pm | July 7 — Sept 29   Bothell Farmers Market Country Village: 23718 Both-Evrt Hwy Fridays 12pm-6pm | June 1—Sept 28   Bothell South County Community Market Park Ridge Church: 3805 Maltby Road, Bothell Wednesdays 4pm-8pm | June […]