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Taking the Fear Out of the Mortgage Process

Taking the Fear Out of the Mortgage Process

A considerable number of potential buyers shy away from the real estate market because they’re uncertain about the buying process – particularly when it comes to qualifying for a mortgage. For many, the mortgage process can be scary, but it doesn’t have to be! In...

THE GARDNER REPORT – THIRD QUARTER 2019

THE GARDNER REPORT – THIRD QUARTER 2019

The following analysis of the Western Washington real estate market is provided by Windermere Real Estate Chief Economist, Matthew Gardner. We hope that this information may assist you with making better-informed real estate decisions. For further information about...

The Teal Deal

The Teal Deal

Teal is timeless. This worldly blue refreshes a room with instant elegance no matter the era. In this photo series, we explore home decor designed in shades of teal. Cozy and rich. This bedroom is immersed in deep teal lending to a feeling of comfort. Minimalist...

Local Market Update – October 2019

Local Market Update – October 2019

While fall usually brings a decrease in sales activity, the opposite was true in September. The number of listings on the market dropped by double digits and home sales rose. It is still a seller’s market, however prices have stabilized. With interest rates near...

One of the Top Reasons to Own a Home

One of the Top Reasons to Own a Home

One of the benefits of homeownership is that it is a “forced savings plan.” Here’s how it works: You make a mortgage payment each month. Part of that payment is applied to the principal balance of your mortgage. Each month you owe less on the home. The difference...

The Impact of Staging Your Home

The Impact of Staging Your Home

For more than 20 years, the benefits of staging a home have been well documented. Numerous studies show that staging helps sell a home faster and for a higher price. According to the National Association of REALTORS®, 88 percent of home buyers start their search...

Local Market Update – September 2019

Local Market Update – September 2019

A decrease in inventory coupled with an increase in sales activity led to fewer options for home shoppers in August. There is some good news for would-be buyers as mortgage rates have dropped to their lowest level in three years. Demand remains high but there simply...

7 Places to Go Apple Picking in Washington

7 Places to Go Apple Picking in Washington

Tips to get you started It’s not autumn (or late summer) in the Northwest without a trip to pick your own apples! And are we ever in luck: Washington state produces about 60 percent of the nation's supply of apples, from super sweet to pucker-worthy tart varieties....

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