Mark Lesti

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Windermere Blog

Tiny Homes Promote Quality over Quantity

Are you fascinated about downsizing? Do you love small places? Does a simple and serene ambiance sound like music to your ears? Then hop on the bandwagon and get yourself a ‘tiny house’ because we all know the best things come in small packages.  

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Posted on 18 April 2014 | 5:44 pm

The Winners of the Windermere Charity Challenge are..

We would like to extend a huge thank you to everyone who participated in the Windermere Foundation Charity Challenge! We had high expectations for this event, but were amazed by the more than 78,500 votes that were cast over the past three weeks.

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Posted on 8 April 2014 | 5:22 pm

Windermere Foundation 25th Anniversary Charity Challenge

Last week we announced the start of the Windermere Foundation 25th Anniversary Charity Challenge and we couldn’t be more excited by the results! Almost 19,000 people have voted to help determine which five organizations will each win a $25,000 donation from the Windermere Foundation.

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Posted on 24 March 2014 | 7:28 pm

Windermere Foundation Celebrates 25th Anniversary With “Charity Challenge”

Everyone around Windermere is a little excited right now. Why, you ask? Because we’re giving away $125,000 to some very worthy non-profit organizations!

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Posted on 17 March 2014 | 5:05 pm

Oregon and Southwest Washington I 2013 Fourth Quarter Market Update

Windermere Real Estate is proud to partner with Gardner Economics on this analysis of the Oregon and Southwest Washington real estate market. This report is designed to offer insight into the realities of the housing market. Numbers alone do not always give an accurate picture of local economic conditions; therefore our goal is to provide an explanation of what the statistics mean and how they impact the Oregon and Southwest Washington housing economy. We hope that this information may assist you with making an informed real estate decision. For further information about the real estate market in your area, please contact your Windermere agent.

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Posted on 13 March 2014 | 10:30 pm

How long should they last?

The life span of your household components

Nothing in life lasts forever – and the same can be said for your home. From the roof to the furnace, every component of your home has a life span, so it’s a good idea to know approximately how many years of service you can expect from them. This information can help when buying or selling your home, budgeting for improvements, and deciding between repairing or replacing when problems arise.

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Posted on 6 March 2014 | 8:11 pm

February Perspectives

Babies in need of diapers and formula. Families with critically ill children in need of housing. Kids with no shoes or school supplies. For the past 25 years, these are the types of needs the Windermere Foundation has helped fulfill, thanks to the incredible generosity of our agents. That’s because every time someone buys or sells a home using a Windermere agent, a portion of their commission goes to fund the Windermere Foundation, which to date has raised more than 26 million dollars.

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Posted on 24 February 2014 | 4:02 pm

Western Washington I 2013 Fourth Quarter Market Update

Windermere Real Estate is proud to partner with Gardner Economics on this analysis of the Western Washington real estate market. This report is designed to offer insight into the realities of the housing market. Numbers alone do not always give an accurate picture of local economic conditions; therefore our goal is to provide an explanation of what the statistics mean and how they impact the Western Washington housing economy. We hope that this information may assist you with making an informed real estate decision. For further information about the real estate market in your area, please contact your Windermere agent.

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Posted on 20 February 2014 | 5:15 pm

Love Letters: How to set yourself apart in a seller’s market

Love letters are a lost art form, in romance and home buying. Yes, home buying. If you’re a buyer and you want to set yourself apart from other buyers, you might want to state your intentions clearly by declaring your abiding love for the seller’s home in a letter. Here are a few tips for writing a love letter that works (for love letters of a romantic nature, you’re on your own).

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Posted on 14 February 2014 | 6:00 pm

Why Windermere? Our new ad campaign provides the answer.

When it comes to advertising, real estate companies have historically stuck to one message, which is usually something about why they’re the best. It’s important to be good at what we do, but does that really tell you WHY you should work with our company? I would argue no.

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Posted on 12 February 2014 | 8:00 pm