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The More you Know Sending Kids to Summer Camp Every year, our office comes together to provide summer camp scholarships for local kids who may not otherwise have the opportunity to experience the adventures of overnight camp. We partner with YMCA Camp Orkila and Camp Colman; local programs dedicated to nurturing the potential of youth, promoting healthy living, and fostering social responsibility. This year, […]
Market Update Rent Vs. Own The current break-even horizon* in the Seattle Metro area is 1.69 years!   *The amount of time you need to own your home in order for owning to be a superior financial decision. With expensive rental rates, historically low interest rates, and home prices softening, there are advantages to buying versus renting. In fact, the Seattle Metro […]
Market Update Quarterly Reports: Q4 South King County Q4: October 1 – December 31, 2018 SOUTH KING COUNTY: 2018 was a year of change and growth. The market shifted from an extreme seller’s market, but still had strong gains. Year-over-year, median price is up 9% and since 2012 has increased 89%! Over the last 19 years, the average year-over-year price increase has been 6%. This puts into perspective the growth we have experienced, […]
Eastside Quarterly Reports: Q4 Eastside Q4: October 1 – December 31, 2018 EASTSIDE: 2018 was a year of change and growth. The market shifted from an extreme seller’s market, but still had strong gains. Year-over-year, median price is up 8% and since 2012 has increased 87%! Over the last 19 years, the average year-over-year price increase has been 6%. This puts into perspective the growth we have experienced, resulting in well-established equity […]
Market Update Quarterly Reports: Q4 Seattle Metro Q4: October 1 – December 31, 2018 SEATTLE METRO: 2018 was a year of change and growth. The market shifted from an extreme seller’s market, but still had strong gains. Year-over-year, median price is up 9% and since 2012 has increased 93%! Over the last 19 years, the average year-over-year price increase has been 6%. This puts into perspective the growth we have experienced, resulting […]
Market Update Quarterly Reports: Q4 North Snohomish County Q4: October 1 – December 31, 2018 NORTH SNOHOMISH COUNTY: 2018 was a year of change and growth. The market shifted from an extreme seller’s market, but still had strong gains. Year-over-year, median price is up 9% and since 2012 has increased 88%! Over the last 19 years, the average year-over-year price increase has been 6%. This puts into perspective the growth we have experienced, […]
Market Update Quarterly Reports: Q4 North King County Q4: October 1 – December 31, 2018 NORTH KING COUNTY: 2018 was a year of change and growth. The market shifted from an extreme seller’s market, but still had strong gains. Year-over-year, median price is up 9% and since 2012 has increased 92%! Over the last 19 years, the average year-over-year price increase has been 6%. This puts into perspective the growth we have […]
Lynnwood Quarterly Reports: Q4 South Snohomish County Q4: October 1 – December 31, 2018 SOUTH SNOHOMISH COUNTY: 2018 was a year of change and growth. The market shifted from an extreme seller’s market, but still had strong gains.  Year-over-year, median price is up 9% and since 2012 has increased 85%! Over the last 19 years, the average year-over-year price increase has been 6%. This puts into perspective the growth we […]
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Living Where to Celebrate NYE New Year’s Eve 2018 is almost upon us, and if you are still looking for something to do, read on! There are lots of options in the greater Seattle area, whether you are looking for the biggest blow-out bash or an earlier, family-friendly event. New Year’s Eve Celebration at Seattle Center There are actually two […]
The More you Know 5 Alternatives to a New Year’s Resolution The pressure to come up with resolutions and improvements always mounts near the end of the year, but everyone knows that statistically speaking, most of us won’t stick to our New Year’s resolutions much past February. So rather than give in to societal pressure, guilt, and feelings of hopelessness, I propose a shift in perspective […]
Market Update Buyers Who Are Also Sellers Are Enjoying More Comfortable Moves Due to Contingent Offers Being Accepted With a healthy increase in inventory since May, the need for buyers to have all their down payment funds immediately available, and a willingness to make offers with no contingencies has passed in most cases. It has been quite a relief, and is providing opportunities for many folks that have wanted to cash in on their […]
Market Update Wealth-Building Opportunities Abound for First Time Home Buyers With the sharpest increase of available homes for sale in years, more opportunities are now available for buyers, including first-timers. Many first-time home buyers have sat on the sidelines and remained renters due to the constriction of inventory, which put major pressure on price affordability. Not only has affordability been an issue, but the terms required to prevail […]
Market Update Monthly Newsletter Keeping Price Growth in Perspective, Opportunities Abound for Both Buyers and Sellers   “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 cocktail party or family gathering. Now more than ever, the answer to this question is critical, yet fascinating. You see, […]
The More you Know 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 […]
The More you Know 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 […]
The More you Know 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 […]
The More you Know 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 […]
The More you Know 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 talking […]
Monthly Newsletter July Monthly Newsletter August 8th-10th will be an exciting time in Seattle. Pearl Jam, Seattle’s own original grunge band will be hosting two shows at Safeco Field on August 8th and 10th, and the Seattle Seahawks kick off their preseason schedule at Century Link on August 9th. Besides providing great entertainment for music and football fans, both of these events […]
Lynnwood What’s in your Toolbx to Navigate the Changing Market?   The late spring market brought about some welcomed change to our local real estate markets. In May, we experienced the largest increase in inventory in a decade! North King County and South Snohomish County are two examples of what is happening in all the markets across the Puget Sound as we head into the […]