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Community Top 5 Short-Term Rentals on Camano Island It goes without saying that the COVID-19 pandemic has changed a lot about day-to-day living, working, learning, and travel. With strict travel advisories and airports largely being seen as a risk, many are looking for local escapes that offer a change of scenery and minimize travel risks.  Camano Island is an ideal escape for Seattle […]
Community All in, for Stanwood & Camano Island. All in, for you. All in, for you.™ It’s been a summer without our favorite local traditions like community parades, art festivals, and the Stanwood Camano Soap Box Derby but we want to remind you that although we are apart, we are not alone – We Are Stanwood Camano! At Windermere, we are proud to be part of this […]
Community Maintaining Our Sense of Community Over the last few weeks, the COVID-19 pandemic has radically changed the way that businesses operate. In compliance with the Governor’s stay-at-home orders, our team has adapted some remote operations – like sending and signing contracts electronically, video walkthroughs of our listings and virtual client meetings. We have also implemented best practices to keep people […]
Buying A Guide to a few of the Puget Sound’s Unique Island Communities Seattle is the beating heart of the Puget Sound area. An explosive regional economy backed by some of the world’s largest tech companies has brought an array of big-city benefits to the once sleepy city. World-class culture, cuisine and sporting events are at the fingertips of those in the city. However, like many large cities, […]
Community Strong regional economy putting pressure on local housing market     By Evan Caldwell  | Jan. 29, 2019      Stanwood, Wash. – Economic growth doesn’t come without some burden. “We are suffering from our own successes,” said economist Matthew Gardner. “We have a robust economy, and that means growing pains.” The solid economy equates to more jobs — and more people — moving […]
Community Economist to talk about 2020 job, housing markets at free forum     By Evan Caldwell  | Jan. 15, 2019        Stanwood, Wash. – Matthew Gardner returns with his crystal ball to peek at what 2020 holds for the local economy and housing market. Gardner, the chief economist for Seattle-based Windermere Real Estate, is the keynote speaker for the 2020 Economic and Housing Forecast […]
Community The Easy Drive-On Island Moving to an island can be challenging. To live on many islands in the Pacific Northwest you have to account for ferry schedules, as well as being far away from major shopping centers. Even things you don’t normally think about, like having a few different options for gas stations, or being able to quickly drive […]
Community Island Amenities There are many reasons to move to Camano Island: the relaxed island atmosphere, friendly neighbors, and beautiful scenery right in your backyard. Everything that island living has to offer coupled with modern conveniences like coffee shops, restaurants, and grocery stores make Camano Island a great choice for your next home.   Sometimes there are drawbacks […]
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Buying 2019 Economic and Housing Forecast What a year it has been for both the U.S. economy and the national housing market. After several years of above-average economic and home price growth, 2018 marked the start of a slowdown in the residential real estate market. As the year comes to a close, it’s time for me to dust off my crystal […]
Community We Are Stanwood Camano Giving Tree Windermere Stanwood and Camano Island Prepares “We Are Stanwood Camano Giving Tree” to Support Neighbors in Need During Holiday Season   CAMANO ISLAND, WA (November 16, 2018) – Just in time for the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, Windermere Real Estate has put up its “We Are Stanwood Camano Giving Tree” at its Terry’s Corner office located […]
Community Say Hello to the We Are Stanwood Camano glassybaby   Glassybaby was started by a 3-time cancer survivor, Lee Rhodes, as a way to give others a “one of a kindness” in times of hardship. Since its inception, glassybaby has grown to represent much more; each glass votive is hand blown using a unique color and technique as well as given a name to […]
Community Simple Steps for Maintaining Air Quality in Your Home   Most of us tend to think of air pollution as something that occurs outdoors where car exhaust and factory fumes proliferate, but there’s such a thing as indoor air pollution, too. Since the 1950s, the number of synthetic chemicals used in products for the home has increased drastically, while at the same time, homes […]
Buying Broker’s Perspective: Is New Construction Declining? Our brokers are deeply connected to the issues that face local home-buyers and sellers. In this series of blogs, “The Broker’s Perspective” Windermere Stanwood and Camano Island brokers provide insight into current market trends and topics. This week, we discuss The Seattle Times article on the looming housing market slowdown with broker, Dianna Pence. The […]
Buying Local Market Stats for June Insights From Marla Local Thoughts on Big Ideas Every month, Windermere Stanwood-Camano publishes a snapshot of the local real estate market. Our Brokers use this data to help determine listing prices, realistic offers, and tailored advice for their clients. We also like to make this information public, to help you with your real estate journey. […]
Community New Soap Box rally race comes to Camano Soap Box Derby fans don’t need to wait until next June to get their racing fix. Randy and Marla Heagle are launching the Arrowhead Summer Classic Soap Box Derby Rally Races on Aug. 18-19 at Arrowhead Ranch, 615 Arrowhead Road on Camano Island. “It’s something we always wanted to do,” Randy Heagle said. “The local […]
Buying Local Market Stats May   Insights From Marla Local Thoughts on Big Ideas Every month, Windermere Corporate publishes a snapshot of local markets. Brokers use this data to help determine listing prices, realistic offers, and tailored advice for their clients. On top of that, we like to make this information public, to help you with your real estate journey. […]
Community Skagit County STEM On Tuesday, May 15th, Skagit Valley College at Mcintyre Hall hosted a STEM focused Girls Tech Event with speakers from Microsoft, Amazon, FaceBook, Whatcom Community College and Windermere. The goal was to bring women with positions of leadership to speak from their experiences and into the lives of girls from Skagit and Snohomish counties.The event […]