Windermere Blog

Q4 2022 Western Washington Real Estate Market Update

Posted on 26 January 2023

The following analysis of select counties 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 housing market in your area, please don’t hesitate to contact your Windermere Real […]

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How to Reduce Your Interest Rate: Mortgage Buydowns

Posted on 25 January 2023

This blog post contains contributions from Penrith Home Loans. When mortgage rates are up, prospective buyers can often feel like they’re at a disadvantage as they go about securing a home loan. Fortunately, there are ways to lower your interest rate to make your monthly mortgage payments more affordable. What are mortgage buydowns? A mortgage […]

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2023 Real Estate Forecast: Why This Market Won’t Be Like 2008

Posted on 23 January 2023

This video is the latest in our Monday with Matthew series with Windermere Chief Economist Matthew Gardner. Each month, he analyzes the most up-to-date U.S. housing data to keep you well-informed about what’s going on in the real estate market. Hello there, I’m Windermere’s Real Estate’s Chief Economist Matthew Gardner and welcome to the first […]

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Windermere Offices Give Back Throughout Final Months of 2022

Posted on 20 January 2023

Windermere offices throughout the Western U.S. stepped up for their neighbors in need during the final months of 2022, organizing fundraisers and clothing drives left and right. Windermere offices use the monies that they raise for the Windermere Foundation to help fund non-profit organizations that support low-income and homeless families in their communities. The Windermere […]

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What is a Rambler House? 5 Features of Ranch-Style Architecture

Posted on 18 January 2023

The distinct rambler architectural style is known by several names: rambler, ranch house, California ranch, and more. Whatever you call it, it has played an important role in the evolution of the American home. From its spacious interior to its welcoming layout, these homes are tailor-made for a comfortable home life. History of the Rambler […]

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8 Costs of Renting a Home

Posted on 16 January 2023

If you’re not quite ready to buy a house, it may be better to rent for the time being. Though renting can be the more affordable option, being a tenant in someone else’s home still comes with its own unique set of costs. Here are eight common costs you should be aware of before signing […]

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Pantone 2023 Color of the Year: How to Use Viva Magenta in Your Home

Posted on 11 January 2023

Another year, another statement from the Pantone Color Institute, the leading authority on all things color design. The global color expert recently announced their Color of the Year for 2023: Viva Magenta. A beautiful hue of the red family, it is vibrant and soothing at the same time. Just like last year’s selection, Very Peri, […]

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7 Tips for Sustainable Living at Home

Posted on 9 January 2023

There’s always room for improvement in a household’s quest to go green. From how you use your appliances to the way you consume and dispose of food, every lifestyle choice you make at home presents an opportunity to be more eco-friendly. Adopting more sustainable practices has obvious environmental benefits and helps to improve quality of […]

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Staying Safe When Selling Your Home

Posted on 4 January 2023

Staying organized while uprooting your life and moving from one home to another can feel impossible. There’s also the pressure to keep your home clean and tidy for showings to prospective buyers, but your personal safety is an important consideration as well.

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Home Security and Safety for the Holidays

Posted on 14 December 2022

The holiday season can bring joy and peace, but it can also bring package thieves and burglary. Stay safe this winter by taking a few precautions with your home security. From old-school security tricks to new digital home monitoring tools, there are many options when it comes to keeping our homes safe and preserving that sensibility.

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