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Eastside Market Review – Second Quarter 2018

The Eastside Market Review is now available for the second quarter of 2018. Read the full report online by clicking the image below. ... read more

Local Market Update – August 2018

For the first time in years, the real estate market is finally starting to deliver good news for buyers. The region experienced its third straight month of significant growth in inventory.  Homes are sitting on the market longer, prices are moderati ... read more

Generational Trends in Home-Buying

When making an important decision like buying a new home, personal circumstances are often a driving force. Whether you are a first-time homebuyer, need more space for your growing family, downsizing to fit an empty nest, or looking for a retirement ... read more

Seven Steps to Yard Sale Success

Yard sale season has arrived! Many people shy away from the idea of having a yard sale, but do you truly need that broken-down accordion or the 80’s-styled prom dress? A yard sale is a great way to get out with the old and make room for the new. He ... read more

The Gardner Report – Second Quarter 2018

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. Economic Overvi ... read more

Economists Predict: Recession Coming

The local economy is booming, and nationally we are experiencing the second-longest bull market in history. That’s great news, but it can’t last forever. The economy runs in cycles and we’re long overdue for our overheated market t ... read more

How Will the Real Estate Market Respond to Rising Interest Rates?

Windermere Real Estate’s Chief Economist, Matthew Gardner, walks us through what to expect from the real estate market amidst rising interest rates.​ This post originally appeared on the Windermere.com Blog. ... read more

Commute vs. Home Price Trade-Off: How Far Are You Willing To Drive?

Would you be willing to swap a longer commute time for a lower monthly mortgage payment? With prices of homes near city centers skyrocketing, many buyers are rethinking their priorities and choosing to “keep driving until they can afford it. ... read more

Local Market Update – July 2018

The local real estate market looks like it might finally be showing signs of softening, with inventory up and sales down. More sellers have opted to put their homes on the market. Inventory was up 47 percent in King County and price increases were in ... read more

Building Your Home’s Amenities Into Experiences

The value of a home is more than what it can be bought and sold for – it also lies in how it makes you feel. Security and comfort are vital components, as well as convenience; however, what many buyers are looking for in a home in 2018 are amenitie ... read more

Windermere Living – Summer 2018

The Summer 2018 issue of Windermere Living showcases a number of great articles, including an expose on Seattle Summers, posh patio designs, an exclusive interview with world-renowned Chef Marcus Samuelsson, as well as pages upon pages of beautiful h ... read more

Home Inventory Jumps; Demand Stays Strong

NEW NEWS: Inventory is finally up. New listings and total home inventory took a big leap recently. In King County, more people put their homes on the market in May than any May in the past 10 years. And the total number of homes for sale increased by ... read more

What to Expect From Property Taxes in Washington State in 2018-2019

Why have property taxes gone up so much in Washington State this year and what can we expect them to do in 2019? Windermere Chief Economist Matthew Gardner answers the question that many homeowners are asking. This post originally appeared on the Wi ... read more

Windermere Hosts 4th Annual Washington Waterfront Home Tour

Are you drawn to the water? Do you dream of launching your boat off your own personal dock? Are you at your happiest on the beach or out fishing? What if you had all that just yards from your back door? This weekend Windermere Real Estate is hosting ... read more

Community Service Day 2018

On Friday, June 8th our Windermere offices closed their doors for our annual Community Service Day. Since 1984, Windermere has dedicated a day to giving back to the community and assisting with neighborhood improvement initiatives. We’re proud to s ... read more