WINDERMERE NORTH BLOG

Pumpkin Patches & Fall Activities

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. Please be sure to verify and take note of each farm’s […]
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Newsletter – Q2 Gardner Report & Summer Food Drive Recap

  At Windermere, we are fortunate to have Matthew Gardner as our Chief Economist. In fact, we are one of the only real estate companies in the country to have such a well-respected expert sitting in this role. Not only is Matthew an asset to Windermere brokers and their clients, but he is a coveted […]
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8 Ways to Make Back to School Easier

The first day of school sneaks up so fast… summer is here and then gone in a flash! Whether your child is anxious or excited about the start of a more “normal” school year, here are some practical tips to help start things off on the right foot.   Start talking about it. New teacher, […]
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Whatcom County Quarterly Market Reports Q2 2021

The 2021 real estate market continues to be hot! Tight inventory has been a result of intense buyer demand fueled by historically low interest rates and the lucrative tech industry in our area. Also, moves brought about by the COVID effect of remote work options and some people moving towards retirement have brought additional buyers to the […]
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South King County Quarterly Market Reports Q2 2021

The 2021 real estate market continues to be hot! Tight inventory has been a result of intense buyer demand fueled by historically low interest rates and the lucrative tech industry in our area. Also, moves brought about by the COVID effect of remote work options and some people moving towards retirement have brought additional buyers to the […]
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Skagit County Quarterly Market Reports Q2 2021

The 2021 real estate market continues to be hot! Tight inventory has been a result of intense buyer demand fueled by historically low interest rates and the lucrative tech industry in our area. Also, moves brought about by the COVID effect of remote work options and some people moving towards retirement have brought additional buyers to the […]
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Seattle Metro Quarterly Market Reports Q2 2021

The 2021 real estate market continues to be hot! Tight inventory has been a result of intense buyer demand fueled by historically low interest rates and the lucrative tech industry in our area. Also, moves brought about by the COVID effect of remote work options and some people moving towards retirement have brought additional buyers to the […]
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North Snohomish County Quarterly Market Reports Q2 2021

The 2021 real estate market continues to be hot! Tight inventory has been a result of intense buyer demand fueled by historically low interest rates and the lucrative tech industry in our area. Also, moves brought about by the COVID effect of remote work options and some people moving towards retirement have brought additional buyers to the […]
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North King Quarterly Market Reports Q2 2021

The 2021 real estate market continues to be hot! Tight inventory has been a result of intense buyer demand fueled by historically low interest rates and the lucrative tech industry in our area. Also, moves brought about by the COVID effect of remote work options and some people moving towards retirement have brought additional buyers to the […]
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Eastside Quarterly Market Reports Q2 2021

The 2021 real estate market continues to be hot! Tight inventory has been a result of intense buyer demand fueled by historically low interest rates and the lucrative tech industry in our area. Also, moves brought about by the COVID effect of remote work options and some people moving towards retirement have brought additional buyers to the […]
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South Snohomish County Quarterly Market Reports Q2 2021

The 2021 real estate market continues to be hot! Tight inventory has been a result of intense buyer demand fueled by historically low interest rates and the lucrative tech industry in our area. Also, moves brought about by the COVID effect of remote work options and some people moving towards retirement have brought additional buyers to the […]
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Outdoor Movies: Summer 2021

  Movies at the Mural Free outdoor movies at Seattle Center this summer. Movies begin at dusk (usually around 9pm)   Jul 31 – The Princess Bride Aug 6 – The Farewell Aug 7 – Strictly Ballroom Aug 13 – Vampires vs the Bronx Aug 14 – Knives Out Aug 20 – TBA Aug 21 […]
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Newsletter – Summertime 2021: No Relief in Heat, But Relief for Buyers

  Last week I heard a quote from Mike Loftin of the Urban Institute that resonated with me. “We need to stop seeing housing as a reward for financial success and instead see it as a critical tool that can facilitate financial success.” Homeownership as an investment has always been a long-term hold in order for […]
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4th of July: Fireworks & Events Around the Sound

In-person events are back! As we transition back to “normal” there are several local events and celebrations for the whole family to enjoy this 4th of July! Some cities were not able to pull off such large events given the timing of opening and the circumstances surrounding the pandemic, but there are some great options […]
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NEWSLETTER MAY 2021 – Year-to-Date Real Estate Recap: Where We’ve Been & Where We’re Headed

Here we are, one-third into 2021, and boy what a ride it has been so far. We all know that 2020 was a unique year full of challenges and change. The pandemic made us pause and reevaluate many aspects of our lives including where and how we live. The impact of the pandemic on the […]
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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 […]
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South King County Quarterly Market Trends – Q1 2021

Q1 2021 signified a measurable shift in the real estate market. Demand since the first of the year has been brisk, proving Q1 2021 to be one of the most impactful times in market history! Interest rates remain historically low, helping to offset the cost of price appreciation. Rates and the lucrative tech-influenced job market have helped pending sales […]
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North Snohomish County Quarterly Market Trends – Q1 2021

Q1 2021 signified a measurable shift in the real estate market. Demand since the first of the year has been brisk, proving Q1 2021 to be one of the most impactful times in market history! Interest rates remain historically low, helping to offset the cost of price appreciation. Rates and the lucrative tech-influenced job market have helped pending sales […]
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Seattle Metro Quarterly Market Trends – Q1 2021

Q1 2021 signified a measurable shift in the real estate market. Demand since the first of the year has been brisk, proving Q1 2021 to be one of the most impactful times in market history! Interest rates remain historically low, helping to offset the cost of price appreciation. Rates and the lucrative tech-influenced job market have helped pending sales […]
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Eastside Quarterly Market Trends – Q1 2021

Q1 2021 signified a measurable shift in the real estate market. Demand since the first of the year has been brisk, proving Q1 2021 to be one of the most impactful times in market history! Interest rates remain historically low, helping to offset the cost of price appreciation. Rates and the lucrative tech-influenced job market have helped pending sales […]
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North King County Quarterly Market Trends – Q1 2021

Q1 2021 signified a measurable shift in the real estate market. Demand since the first of the year has been brisk, proving Q1 2021 to be one of the most impactful times in market history! Interest rates remain historically low, helping to offset the cost of price appreciation. Rates and the lucrative tech-influenced job market have helped pending sales […]
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South Snohomish County Quarterly Market Trends – Q1 2021

Q1 2021 signified a measurable shift in the real estate market. Demand since the first of the year has been brisk, proving Q1 2021 to be one of the most impactful times in market history! Interest rates remain historically low, helping to offset the cost of price appreciation. Rates and the lucrative tech-influenced job market have helped pending sales […]
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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, and […]
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Newsletter – What is your home worth? Price Appreciation Case Studies in Snohomish & King Counties

    Over the last 6 years, the median price for a single-family home in King County has grown by 65%, and in Snohomish County 69%. Above are examples of actual homes sold in late 2015 to early 2016 that also sold in early 2021. Note, they were not remodeled or significantly improved in between sales. These examples […]
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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 […]
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Newsletter – Real-Time Market Update: Where We Are Now February 2020

The 2021 real estate market is off to a very brisk start. Historically low interest rates are driving buyer demand. This is coupled with a needed “catch-up” in available homes for sale. In 2020, we saw a stall in new listings during our normally plentiful spring market due to the pandemic. From April to June […]
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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 we […]
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