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For Buyers Fix It Up and Sell It: A Senior’s Guide to House Flipping Believe it or not, retirement doesn’t suit everyone. In fact, some people simply enjoy working while others want to earn a little extra cash. That’s where house-flipping comes in. It can be an extremely profitable side gig for seniors willing to invest time and money. If you’re curious about learning more, you’re in luck. Kari […]
For Buyers September 2022 Real Estate Market Update After its breakneck pace over the last two years, it appears the housing market has finally reached a soft bottom to the price corrections that began in April of this year. Reports that we’re entering a bear market are generally exaggerated, however, as the market seems simply to be resetting to a more balanced state […]
For Buyers August 2022 Real Estate Market Update The summer continues to heat up, and patient buyers are being rewarded as market shifts create a new dynamic between buyers and sellers. After years of intense competition between buyers for the most desirable listings, increasing inventory and slower price appreciation across the region have caused a pivot, with sellers competing more strongly against each […]
For Buyers Q2 Western Washington – The Gardner Report The following analysis of the Q2 2022 Western Washington real estate market report 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 Kari Haas. Regional […]
For Buyers July 2022 Real Estate Market Update Cooler temperatures and a cooler regional real estate market have been this summer’s hallmark thus far. After months of blazing hot sales and a breakneck pace, buyers are finally seeing inventory levels accelerate and price gains slow. With inspection and financing contingencies once again becoming the norm, the region may, at last, be shifting toward […]
For Buyers June 2022 Real Estate Market Update Windermere just released the market statistics from May, so let’s review what’s happening in the real estate market. The tides of our local real estate market may, at last, be shifting, as buyers find relief in increasing inventory and the frenetic pace of sales slows noticeably. At the end of May, inventory across the 26 […]
For Buyers May 2022 Real Estate Market Update After a long stint of suppressed housing inventory across our region, buyers may, at last, have more options as the supply of available homes ticks up ahead of the summer market. The month-over-month increase in inventory has been as much as 50% in some areas, offering renewed opportunities for those buyers who are not dissuaded […]
For Home Owners Home Updates That Increase Your Home’s Value There is always a long list of home updates that can increase your home’s value. It’s important to consider a budget and check in with your real estate agent on what trends are relevant and most effective in your neighborhood and real estate market. #1 Walls and Floors First and foremost, walls and floors can […]
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Decor Fun and Affordable Ways to Turn Your Empty Nest into a Dream Home Fun and Affordable Ways to Turn Your Empty Nest Into a Dream Home If you are one of the many empty-nesters in the U.S., then you could have more house space than you know what to do with. Instead of leaving the extra space the way it is, how about taking on a few fun, […]
Decor When Establishing a Home Office, Should You Buy New or Remodel? When Establishing a Home Office, Should You Buy New or Remodel?     When you have dreams of running your own business from home, your first reaction is likely to evaluate your current space. Is it big enough? Can you actually run a business from home without violating zoning regulations? How can you ensure your […]
Decor How to Boost the Value of Your Vacation Rental     Tens of thousands of dollars — that’s how much you could be making by renting your property out to vacationers if you do it right. Boosting the overall level of comfort and aesthetic appeal could turn a modest dwelling into a cash cow. Potential guests are willing to shell out for the extras, […]
For Home Owners Winter Home Maintenance List Allow winter’s rain and melting snow to properly drain by removing fall leaves and other debris from your gutters. Consider having your furnace professionally cleaned and turned annually. Replace those furnace filters monthly, if needed. Repair any obvious leaks in the most common drafty areas: recessed lighting, window and door frames and electrical outlets. Feeling […]