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Windermere Neighborhood Update – May 2017

May 10, 2017

The local real estate market—already the hottest in the country—set yet another price record in April. The number of homes for sale dropped 27 percent compared to a year ago, the lowest amount of inventory ever recorded for a spring month. The historically low supply of homes is making competition […]

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Here’s Your Spring Maintenance Checklist

April 14, 2017

Now that spring has sprung, let’s clear the cobwebs and get your home ready! Here is our quick guide to spring home maintenance: Inspection top to bottom: Now that the weather is temperate you will want to check on how your home weathered the winter. Check the roof for leaks, the […]

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Windermere Neighborhood Update – April 2017

April 11, 2017

While we finally saw an increase in new listings in March, there was an even greater jump in sales. Lack of supply continued to push prices to new record highs. For the fifth straight month, our region has experienced the sharpest home price increases of any major market in the […]

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How Seller Gridlock is Controlling Seattle’s Housing Market

March 17, 2017

The typical winter cooldown is over and it seems like a scorching spring housing market is already underway in the greater Seattle area. Recent statistics reported by The Seattle Times show “home prices in Seattle have nearly doubled over the last five years,” while the number of homes for sale […]

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Windermere Neighborhood Update – March 2017

March 13, 2017

Home prices are growing faster in our region than anywhere else in the country. After a brief slowdown last month, home prices in February jumped to new record highs. The reason? The lowest number of homes for sale on record. The surge in prices came well ahead of the normal […]

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Windermere Foundation By the Numbers

March 3, 2017

For the past 28 years, the Windermere Foundation has been helping those in need in our communities through donations to local organizations that provide services to low-income and homeless families. In 2016, the Windermere Foundation raised over $2.2 million in donations, bringing the total to over $33 million raised since […]

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Four Reasons Why Dodd-Frank Will Not Be Repealed

February 17, 2017

Many worry about the current administration’s pledge to remove regulations relating to financial services and the rollback of the ‘Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act’. For those who may be unaware of this very substantial bill, it represented the most comprehensive financial regulatory reform measures taken since the Great […]

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Windermere Neighborhood Update – February 2017

February 10, 2017

The local real estate market remains very hot with extremely low inventory and prices that are rising faster than anywhere else in the country. However, that rate of price growth appears to be cooling from last year, dropping to its slowest pace in three years. Predictions of more interest rate […]

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Windermere Foundation Raises $2,246,829 in 2016

February 3, 2017

The Windermere Foundation had another banner year in 2016, thanks to the continued support of Windermere franchise owners, agents, staff, and the community. Over $2.2 million was raised in 2016, which is an increase of seven percent over the previous year. This brings our total to over $33 million raised […]

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