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Community How to Rent Out Your Vacation Home this Summer A second home can be more than an escape from daily living, it can be a source of income. For those who own a vacation home, summer is full of opportunities to open your doors to renters while still enjoying the benefits of having your own personal getaway. This approach to home ownership can be a […]
Community Stanwood and Camano Farmers Markets The temperature is rising, the sun is shining, and farmers markets are starting back up again!    This time of year brings so many wonderful things, and farmers markets are one of them. Not only do they make fresh, local food available to everyone, but they allow us to connect with our community in a […]
Community Racers find fun at the soap box derby race By Evan Caldwell | June 22, 2021   Virginia Sanita popped out of her soap box derby car wearing a giant smile. “I love this. Just love it,” the 9-year-old said. “I’m usually nervous at the top, but I’m exploding with excitement while I’m going down the track.” Sanita was one of 76 racers to battle […]
Buying Stanwood and Camano Island Rain Shadow Buying a new home should be an exciting and fulfilling experience, but it can be difficult to find a place that checks all of your boxes when you have to worry about everything from cost and location to climate and weather patterns.   If you’re looking to buy your next home or finally get the […]
Community 8 Tips for a More Energy Efficient Home Whether they are motivated by rising energy costs or a desire to cultivate a more sustainable home, homeowners are constantly searching for ways they can go green, reduce their home’s energy waste, and save money in the process. Here are some simple methods for a more energy-efficient home. 1. Determine Your Energy Output A natural first step […]
Community Dick’s Food Truck A Success! On Tuesday, April 13th we hosted the Dick’s Food Truck at our Stanwood Office to raise money for the Stanwood-Camano YMCA and to bring a Seattle icon to our town for one night. We were joined by hundreds of community members and Dick’s sold 1,000 burgers! Customers were encouraged to “Round-Up” their purchases and donate […]
Community Free swim lessons for local students will continue thanks to donations By Evan Caldwell  | March 30, 2021 Dick’s Drive-In burger truck coming to Stanwood to raise money for YMCA The pandemic delayed but didn’t stop youth swim lessons. The Make a Splash program, which started in 2018 in the Stanwood-Camano area, provides free swimming lessons at the Stanwood Camano YMCA to all third-grade students in […]
Community Stanwood Schools Stanwood is home to several amazing schools, each equally committed to educating and empowering your children. With multiple schools to choose from, it’s easy to find an environment that has your child’s best interests at heart. No matter where your child goes, you can trust that they will thrive in a small class setting with […]
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Community Pacific Northwest Spring Break Family Getaways While some Seattle families are opting to spend extended time away combining remote learning and workcations at a sunny destination, many are instead reinventing what spring break means to them by exploring closer to home and enjoying the outdoors in the Pacific Northwest. Even when road tripping and hiking or cycling scenic trails, it’s important […]
Community Relocating for Remote Work As the ubiquity of working from home continues, many homeowners are making the decision to move. Whether the motivation for relocating is to lower the cost of living, to be closer to family, or simply a fresh start, there are various factors to keep in mind when relocating for remote work. Before You Relocate Before […]
Community 10 Things to Do in Stanwood: Spring Edition Stanwood, Washington, is an amazing city with plenty to do. Whether you’re visiting for a few days or you’ve just moved to the area, there is a long list of activities for you to enjoy. Combining Washington’s beautiful landscape with a welcoming town, Stanwood is an excellent place to go, especially in the springtime. Here […]
Community The Great Northwest Glass Quest 2021 Clue #1. . Be Safe. Have Fun. Dream Big . Clue #2. . Real Mans Darts . Clue #3. . Gentlemen, Start Your Engines. Let’s Go to Derby Downs. . Clue #4. . “A Date That Will Live In Infamy”. . Clue #5. . Bare Hyggelig . Clue #6. . Rain Garden . Clue #7. […]
Community The Q4 2020 | Western Washington Gardner Report The following analysis of the Western Washington real estate market is provided by Windermere Real Estate Chief Economist Matthew Gardner. We hope that this information may assist you with making better-informed real estate decisions. For further information about the housing market in your area, please don’t hesitate to contact a Windermere Stanwood / Camano Island […]
Community A Guide for First-Time Home Buyers Buying a home is a huge investment. You want to ensure that you’re making the right choice for yourself and your finances. If you are thinking about buying your first home, there are some things to consider. . Prepare Your Finances Owning a house is much more expensive than renting, as you have to pay […]
Community Ways to Save Money by Going Green Contrary to popular belief, going green does not have to be hard or cost money, in fact it can even save you money.  There are many small things that you and your family can do within your home to save money while reducing landfill waste and the use of natural resources. Discover a few ways […]
Community Top 10 Things to Do in Stanwood & Camano Island (Winter Edition)   Although Stanwood and Camano Island are best known for the summer season, there’s plenty to keep you occupied year-round. Here are our top ten winter activities to enjoy in the Stanwood Camano area.  . 1. Arrowhead Axe Bring out your inner lumberjack with Camano Island’s first axe-throwing venue. Enjoy the exciting art of hurling […]
Community Why Q4 Is A Good Time To Sell   Just because the weather’s turning chilly doesn’t mean the final quarter of the year is a frozen market for sellers, even during a pandemic. In fact, here are four considerations that make a strong argument for why selling during Q4 could be an excellent decision—especially right now.   Seasonal sell: easier than you think […]
Community Winter Crabbing on Camano Island and Stanwood   Summer may be dwindling, but in the Stanwood Camano area, this just means it’s time for winter crabbing! There’s nothing like enjoying one of Puget Sound’s famously delicious Dungeness crabs, freshly caught in your own crab pots. In fact, crabbing is so popular that Washington sport fishers catch over 1.5 million pounds a year […]
Community The Q3 2020 | Western Washington Gardner Report The following analysis of the Western Washington real estate market is provided by Windermere Real Estate Chief Economist Matthew Gardner. We hope that this information may assist you with making better-informed real estate decisions. For further information about the housing market in your area, please don’t hesitate to contact me.   REGIONAL ECONOMIC OVERVIEW Employment […]
Community Public Boat Launches on Camano Island   With over fifty miles of Washington’s pristine Pacific Coast beachfront at our doorstep, there’s no better place than Camano Island to find peace and relaxation on the water. Whether your passion is boating, crabbing, saltwater fishing, sailboarding, or watching the breathtaking sunrise over the Cascades, here are all the public boat launches available on […]