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Buying 10 Mistakes to Avoid When Buying a Home Whether you’re a first-time homebuyer or have purchased a home before, the same mistakes can rear their head at any point in the buying process. By working closely with your agent, you can identify these pitfalls ahead of time and adjust accordingly. Mistakes in the buying process can lead to higher costs, added stress, and even terminated contracts. […]
DIY 5 DIY Home Renovation Ideas Getting tired of looking at the boring cupboards, basic light fixtures, and bare walls in your home? DIY projects are a great way of updating your space without spending a fortune. As a bonus, they’re also a lot of fun! Continue reading for five fun DIY renovation ideas that are sure to bring life back […]
DIY How to Winterize Your Waterfront Property After the long days of summer have come and gone and fall is ending, it’s time to begin preparations for winterizing your home. When temperatures begin to dip, your lakeside cabin, seaside cottage or mountain lodge will need some extra TLC to make it through the colder months until spring comes around again. Whether your […]
DIY 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 may […]
Community How to Choose the Best Flooring Flooring is a key component of a home’s design and can often be the centerpiece of a renovation or remodel. Because it covers such a large surface area it will significantly impact the look and feel of your home, so choosing the right material can be stressful. Weigh your options before making a decision. Learn […]
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 […]
DIY Gardening in the Pacific Northwest Whether you are an avid gardener, or a novice starting for the first time this summer, there are some key aspects to gardening in the Pacific Northwest to take note of.  Stanwood and Camano Island Growing Zones Many maps place the Stanwood and Camano Island areas in the USDA Plant Hardiness Zone 8a. These zones […]
DIY 7 Weekend Home Projects So many projects, so little time. That tends to be the mantra for homeowners with an ever-growing to-do list and limited availability to accomplish their tasks. Fortunately, the weekend is an opportunity to dig into certain projects and see them to their completion by the time the weekdays come around again. These seven weekend home […]
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Buying Broker’s Perspective – Love it or List it? Windermere Stanwood-Camano Real Estate 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-Camano Brokers provide insight into current Real Estate market trends and topics. This week we take a look at the popular topic of “Should I move or remodel?” Nancy McClure, a […]
DIY Here’s Your Spring Maintenance Checklist   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 gutters for damage, […]
DIY 10 Steps to Get Your Home Clean and Ready for Spring   Warmer months are ahead, so now is the time to plan for spring cleaning and maintenance. A clean home offers a fresh start for the year, and a checklist of tasks guides your efforts towards efficiency. For many homeowners, spring cleaning can be a personal challenge. It can also be one accomplished with the […]
DIY Choosing the Right Backsplash for Your Kitchen   Every chef’s kitchen should have a style that matches the delicious food that comes out of it. But even if you’re doing little more than making mac and cheese out of a box, your kitchen still can be a place of color and creativity. Kitchen backsplashes are nothing new, but they’ve seen a recent […]
DIY 11 Ways to Uncover Your Personal Color Palette   Where do you find the colors you love? And just because you love a hue, does that mean it’s right for your walls? Let’s take a closer look at color inspiration. Here you’ll find tips for how to get your creative juices flowing and zero in on the color palettes that speak to you. […]