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Buying Homes Newsletter – Economy & Housing Market Update Matthew Gardner is the Chief Economist at Windermere and a sought-after expert on real estate, both locally and across the country. Every quarter, Matthew breaks down the real estate market by region and provides the Gardner Report; you can read this quarter’s full report here.  Additionally, he also provides a monthly video report touching on […]
Community Local Farmer’s Markets 2021   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, […]
Buying Homes You Want to Sell, but Need to Buy, too: What to do? Homeowners across our region are enjoying incredibly healthy equity levels due to an upswing in the real estate market over the last five years. In fact, the median price in King County is up 50% over the last five years and up 55% in Snohomish County. Over the last 10 years, the median price is […]
Economic Forecasts & Trends Newsletter: Matthew Gardner’s Top 10 Things to Look for in 2021 in the Economy and Our Housing Market   Last week I had the pleasure of attending Matthew Gardner’s 2021 Economic Forecast. Matthew is Windermere’s Chief Economist and coveted expert in our region often called upon by the local and national media for his insights on the economy and housing. Windermere has relied upon his forecasts and advice for over 15 years, and […]
Events Shred Event Postponed & COVID-19 Update   Due to the Stay Home, Stay Healthy orders being extended through May 4th, our annual Shred Event & Food Drive has been postponed to July 18, the first Saturday after the new income tax filing deadline. The safety of the attendees, our agents, staff and the public at large is our highest priority. We […]
Community Celebrating New Year’s Eve off the Beaten Path   Because big parties with crowds, expensive cocktails, and massive fireworks shows aren’t the only way to ring in the new year. The holiday season is in full swing, and the year (and the decade!) is almost over. If a big party is not your scene, you’re not alone. Some of the most fun and […]
Community Holiday Tree Lighting Celebrations   Kick off the holiday season with a community tree lighting celebration. Thanksgiving falls late on the calendar this year, so the Christmas festivities will be right on it’s heels. Some of these celebrations start as early as the day after Thanksgiving! The bigger celebrations feature Santa’s arrival, and most of the communities will have […]
Community Pumpkin Patch Guide 2019   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 provided […]
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Community Top 10 Back to School Basics   The first day of school has snuck up on us again! Most local school districts will start just after Labor Day, so if you haven’t already, now is the time to start getting ready. Take advantage of these last weeks of summer to start settling into a new routine before life gets hectic.   […]
Community Outdoor Movie Schedule: Summer 2019   Detailed information can be found in the links in bold type:   SOUTH SNOHOMISH   Arlington’s Movies @ Olympic Theater Olympic Theater 6/21     The Lego 2 Movie 7/19     Spider Man: Into the Spider-Verse 8/2       Dumbo   Edmond’s Outdoor Movie Night Frances Anderson Center Field 7/26     Trolls 8/2       A Wrinkle […]
Buying Homes June Monthly Newsletter   Changes are coming: The Washington State Legislature is changing the way in which real estate excise taxes (REET) are calculated. REET are different from your annual property taxes; they are the tax that a seller pays when they sell their home, based on the sale price. Currently, the Washington State excise tax is 1.28 […]
Community April Newsletter   I am pleased to present the first-quarter 2019 edition of the Gardner Report, which provides insights into select counties of the Western Washington housing market. This analysis is provided by Windermere Real Estate Chief Economist Matthew Gardner. I hope that this information will assist you with making better-informed real estate decisions. For further information about […]
Community Seed Drive! We are collecting vegetable seeds and starts for the Martha Perry Garden, where volunteers grow thousands of pounds of fresh produce every year for local food banks. My office will be spending a volunteer day in the garden for our annual Community Service Day in June. In addition to our labor, we will gift them […]
Buying Homes Where To Go For The Most Up-To-Date Market Information   Spring is in the air! The bulbs are starting to poke out of the ground and we recently hit 70 degrees in the Greater Seattle area. This is the time of year, due to weather and the end of the school year approaching, that the local real estate market starts to take off with activity. Not […]
Buying Homes Monthly Newsletter Most recently, we have experienced an uptick in market activity. In fact, in King and Snohomish counties we saw a 53% increase in pending sales from December to January. While it is seasonally normal to see activity increase at the first of the year, it was 16% higher than the previous January. This increase is being driven […]
Events 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 […]
Community Where to Celebrate News Year’s Eve   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 […]
Community Christmas Tree Farms & Winter Activities King County: ♦  Buttonwood Farm 14500 NE 116th St, Redmond 100% organic you-cut or white-glove delivery service, saws provided, hot chocolate and cookies ♦  Carnation Tree Farm 31523 NE 40th St, Carnation You-cut trees, pre-cut trees, wreaths, garlands, mistletoe, Santa visits, Christmas decorations, trees baled, saws provided, hay rides ♦  Cedar Falls Tree Farm 15200 […]
Community 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 […]
Community Tips to Get Ready for Back to School 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 about […]