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Uncategorized What is Wire Fraud and How to Avoid It What is Wire Fraud and How to Avoid It by Sandy Dodge A form of cybercrime, wire fraud has led to major losses for homebuyers in recent years. Get to know what it is and what steps you can take to avoid it.   What is wire fraud? Real estate wire fraud is a scam […]
Uncategorized Eco-friendly Upgrades to Consider When Buying a Home Eco-friendly Upgrades to Consider When Buying a Home by Windermere Staff Buying a home is one of the largest investments you’ll make in your lifetime, which is why it’s important to take a long-term approach when looking at potential properties. In addition to imagining what your living situation will be over the next few decades […]
Uncategorized Minimize Stress While Selling Your Home Minimize Stress While Selling Your Home by Meaghan McGlynn After years of collecting furniture, plants, and memories, the thought of preparing your home to sell and moving to a new one can be daunting and stir up a lot of emotions. But selling your home doesn’t have to be stressful; here are a few tips […]
Uncategorized Simple Ways to Conserve Energy at Home Simple Ways to Conserve Energy at Home by Meaghan McGlynn Whether you want to use less energy to reduce your carbon footprint or your monthly costs, there are plenty of easy ways to conserve the electricity and natural gas you’re using in your home. Energy conservation can be as simple as closing your curtains, changing […]
Uncategorized How to Stay Safe at Home During a Power Outage How to Stay Safe at Home During a Power Outage by Sandy Dodge A stormy night with the lights out can complicate things at home. But with the right preparation, you and your household can switch gears quickly and ride out the blackout period, however long it may last. Power outages can happen unexpectedly, so […]
Uncategorized Turnkey vs. Fixer-Upper: Pros and Cons Turnkey vs. Fixer-Upper: Pros and Cons by Sandy Dodge The beauty of real estate is that different properties satisfy different needs. Although single-family homes are great for putting down roots, that may not be your motivation for purchasing your next home. If you’re looking to buy a property with the intent of renting it, both turnkey and […]
Uncategorized What to Do After Moving Into a New Home What to Do After Moving Into a New Home by Sandy Dodge Nothing beats the feeling of buying a new home. You’ve worked hard with your agent to find the right home for you, you’ve worked with the seller to finalize the deal, and you’ve signed all the paperwork to transfer ownership. Congratulations! Everything has led […]
Uncategorized Your Fall Home Maintenance Checklist Here’s Your Fall Home Maintenance Checklist by Windermere Staff The leaves changing color is a sign that you may have some fall home maintenance tasks to tackle. With summer in the rearview and colder temperatures ahead, being proactive now will keep your home in pristine condition throughout the autumn days and nights. We’ve compiled a […]
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Uncategorized A Guide to Permits and Regulations for ADUs, Sheds, & More A Guide to Permits and Regulations for ADUs, Sheds, & More by Sandy Dodge The desire to maximize property value among homeowners is stronger now than ever. As the movement of short-term rentals, turnkey properties, and real estate investment continue to grow in popularity, it’s worth it to take a moment and understand the regulations that […]
Uncategorized How to Avoid the Most Common Buying/Selling Mistakes How to Avoid the Most Common Buying/Selling Mistakes by Windermere Staff There’s nothing more exciting, rewarding, and fulfilling than buying or selling a home. However, it’s a complex transaction, and there are a number of steps along the path that can confuse even the most seasoned buyers and sellers. How can you avoid potential selling […]
Uncategorized How to Negotiate as a Seller How to Negotiate as a Seller by Sandy Dodge Once a buyer makes an offer on your house, your goals as a seller are within reach. But before you cross the finish line, the selling process will enter a crucial stage: negotiation. Knowing how to negotiate as a seller will give you confidence as you and your […]
Uncategorized How to Pay for a House How to Pay for a House by Sandy Dodge Buying a home is, for many people, the largest financial undertaking of their lives. So, how do the numbers work? How is the price of a property converted into a transaction? Let’s take a look at how to pay for a house by focusing on some […]
Uncategorized How to Improve Your Curb Appeal How to Improve Your Curb Appeal by Sandy Dodge When it comes time to sell your home, first impressions are crucial. Improving your curb appeal helps to make the most of a buyer’s first glance and sets the stage for their interest in purchasing your home. Working with your agent to identify projects that boost your […]
Uncategorized Blockchain Technology and Cryptocurrencies in Real Estate This video is the latest in our Monday with Matthew series with Windermere Chief Economist Matthew Gardner. Each month, he analyzes the most up-to-date U.S. housing data to keep you well-informed about what’s going on in the real estate market. A big thank you to Matthew Gardner and the Windermere staff for getting updates like this […]
Uncategorized Blockchain Technology and Cryptocurrencies in Real Estate This video is the latest in our Monday with Matthew series with Windermere Chief Economist Matthew Gardner. Each month, he analyzes the most up-to-date U.S. housing data to keep you well-informed about what’s going on in the real estate market. A big thank you to Matthew Gardner and the Windermere staff for getting updates like this out […]
Local Communities Windermere Partners with UW to Launch Internship Program An informative and encouraging post about how Windermere is creating strategic partnerships to further support the community. Thanks Shelley Rossi at Windermere for originally writing this post. The University of Washington College of Built Environments (CBE) announced a new paid internship program, Aspire, that offers financial support, mentoring, and skill-building through academic and professional office […]
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Uncategorized What Matters in Approval Sometimes it is just a good review to see what is considered in qualifying for a mortgage. Click the link to this article and see what ya think. The four C’s what are they? Take Care out there!
Uncategorized I’d Buy Up a Couple Hundred Thousand Warren Buffett, in a recent interview with CNBC, said he’d buy up a couple hundred thousand single family homes if it were practical to do so. They are a very attractive investment right now, he continues. He has a very positive outlook for the recovery and for the investment climate in America right now. Buffett […]
Uncategorized Keeping Folks in their Homes Here is a great article in the Seattle Times Real Estate Section on March 26th 2012…talking about the new campaign that Bank of America is proposing to allow people to stay in their homes and rent. They are beta testing it in three states, Arizona, New York and Nevada. If the reaction is positive, it […]