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Windermere Partners with the Seattle Seahawks for Another Season to #TackleHomelessness

All of us at Windermere Real Estate are proud to kick off another season as the “Official Real Estate Company of the Seattle Seahawks.” Since 2016, we’ve partnered with the Seahawks to #TackleHomelessness by donating $100 for every Seahawks defensive tackle made in a home game. And for the third season in a row, the […]

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Posted on 15 September 2021 | 5:30 pm

A Guide to Remodeling Your Bathroom

There are a variety of reasons that a homeowner may decide to remodel their bathroom;  they could be looking to increase the value of their home for a future sale, they may have discovered repairs that need to be made, or perhaps they’re simply looking to maximize their enjoyment of the space. Whatever your motivation […]

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Posted on 13 September 2021 | 5:30 pm

Windermere Foundation Surpasses $44 Million Total Raised

  Since 1989, the Windermere Foundation has supported low-income and homeless families throughout the Western U.S. Earlier this year, the Foundation proudly crossed the $44 million mark in total donations. 2021 has been an active year for giving back at Windermere. Our offices have continued to support their communities during the COVID-19 pandemic, donating time […]

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Posted on 10 September 2021 | 5:30 pm

5 Tips for Swimming Pool Maintenance

A swimming pool can turn a backyard into a grotto, an oasis, an at-home vacation spot. But to let the poolside good times roll, they require maintenance. Your local climate can often dictate how much you use your pool. For some homeowners, you may be swimming in your pool year-round. For others, the pool may […]

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Posted on 8 September 2021 | 5:30 pm

Buying and Selling a Home at the Same Time

Successfully selling a home and buying a home are significant accomplishments on their own, but when their timelines cross it can be difficult to manage both. If you’re thinking about doing both simultaneously, it’s equally important to understand the steps you can take to make the process go smoothly as it is to have a […]

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Posted on 1 September 2021 | 5:30 pm

8/30/2021 Housing and Economic Update from Matthew Gardner

  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.  Hello there!  I’m Windermere Real Estate’s Chief Economist, Matthew Gardner, and welcome to the […]

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Posted on 30 August 2021 | 4:30 pm

What is a Cape Cod Home?

Today, the Cape Cod architectural style is synonymous with waterfront property, windy beaches, and vacation getaways. Known for its distinct exterior features and cozy interior spaces, the Cape Cod home has become an American classic. History of the Cade Cod Home The original idea behind the Cape Cod home was to bring a bit of […]

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Posted on 25 August 2021 | 5:30 pm

Windermere Living: Summer Parties Made Simple

This article originally appeared in the Summer 2021 issue of Windermere Living. By Amanda Zurita Summer, especially this summer, is meant for barbecues, outdoor movie nights, garden gatherings, and rooftop cocktail affairs. Keep the focus on reconnecting with friends and family by opting for unfussy, minimalist decor and clean color palettes. It’s about time we […]

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Posted on 23 August 2021 | 5:30 pm

What is a Barndominium?

What is a Barndominium? A barndominium is a combination of a barn and condominium and is typically custom built from metal pole barns or other similar structures. Due to the metal structuring, barndominiums require less maintenance than a traditional home. They are also less susceptible to deterioration and damage. The popularity of barndominiums has taken […]

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Posted on 20 August 2021 | 5:30 pm

The Difference Between a Comparative Market Analysis and an Appraisal

It can be difficult for sellers to distinguish between two methods of finding the value of their home: a Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) and a home appraisal. Though they share many similarities, there are key differences in how the two approaches ultimately arrive at a listing price for your home. The Difference Between a Comparative […]

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Posted on 16 August 2021 | 5:30 pm