Do you deck the halls of your home with cherished family holiday decorations or are you drawn to the sleek minimalist lines of contemporary holiday displays? For those of you who might be looking for ways to give life to old decorations or you simply need some inspiration to add to your current repertoire, we have added a Modern Holiday Décor board to our Pinterest page. You can find many more home ideas at www.Pinterest.com/WindermereRE
Posted on 6 December 2013 | 8:19 pm
For many of us, the holidays give us an opportunity to spend special time with our parents. This can be a great time to check in, not only on life events, but also a good time to look for and address any health concerns you may have for your aging parents.
Posted on 28 November 2013 | 12:37 am
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 property, finding the right information, the right real estate agent, and the right properties that fit your needs are all important parts of that process. Based on recent studies by the National Association of REALTORS® on generational trends, we can identify the best resources to help you in any phase of your life.
Posted on 21 November 2013 | 7:27 pm
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.
Posted on 15 November 2013 | 9:36 pm
On Friday, October 18, Windermere offices in California, Nevada, and Arizona took some time off from selling houses to be a part of Windermere’s annual Community Service Day. Over the past two weeks, we have heard some remarkable stories about the rewards of volunteering and what it means to give back to those in our communities who need it most.
Posted on 7 November 2013 | 4:01 pm
Spooky critters aren’t the only things that go bump in the night. Other possible causes? Try a zombie apocalypse, ghosts, or even vampires. Here are some tips on how to deal with whatever might be haunting your home:
Posted on 30 October 2013 | 4:04 pm
It’s Halloween; the time of year when people decorate their homes with haunting embellishments and spooky décor. Bats, spiders, and rodents are all good and fun when they’re made of plastic, but when you have the real thing taking up residence in your home, it’s no treat. Here are some tips for making sure these frightening critters don’t make your house their permanent home.
Posted on 25 October 2013 | 11:00 pm
On Friday, October 18th, Windermere offices in Arizona, California, and Nevada will be closed for a very special reason. For the past 29 years, Windermere has dedicated the third Friday of October to our annual Community Service Day*. On that day, you will find our teams doing a variety of projects, like cleaning, landscaping, and painting at local community centers and schools, collecting coats for low-income and homeless families, and working with local nonprofit organizations to ensure that kids in our communities are getting the resources they need.
Posted on 17 October 2013 | 4:10 pm
Fall is an ideal time to tackle maintenance projects both inside and outside. Here are a few ideas to get you started:
Control where the water goes: : Water in the wrong place can do a lot of damage. Start by ensuring that gutters and downspouts are doing their job. (Don’t attempt this talk yourself if you have a two-story house with a steep roof; hire a professional instead.) If your home is surrounded by deciduous trees you may need to clean out your gutters a few times a year, especially in the fall. Check to make sure your gutters are flush with the roof and attached securely, repairing any areas that sag or where the water collects and overflows. Clean out the gutters and downspouts, checking that outlet strainers are in good shape, and are firmly in place. Finally, check that your downspouts direct water away from your house, not straight along the foundation.
Posted on 11 October 2013 | 4:38 pm
There is much speculation on the impact that the current government shutdown will have on home buyers hoping to secure a mortgage. In the case of mortgage lending, the impact will depend on many things including the length of the shutdown, the current status of the loan, the borrower profile, and the lender’s modified guidelines during the shutdown period.
Posted on 2 October 2013 | 9:18 pm