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Buying Market Insights | August 2022 . August 2022 in Stanwood and Camano Island was an August with market conditions similar to what we experienced in pre-pandemic times. Sales volume has dipped a little in our area, which is common for August, but the average sales price is continuing to hold steady. Many of the homes that are going under contract […]
Buying Fix and Flip Houses We’ve all watched home renovation TV shows at one point or another. You know, the ones where real estate investors buy houses that look like no one would dare live in them and then turn them into jaw-dropping dream homes? In the best-case scenario, investing in those homes actually makes them a profit despite how […]
Buying Market Insights | July 2022 . July 2022 in Stanwood and Camano Island was a time for Buyers and Sellers to recalibrate and take note of the shifting market. Expectations are changing as the market continues to normalize. Sales volume has dipped a little in our area, but prices are continuing to hold steady. Of the 68 homes sold in […]
Buying Understanding the Value of Your Home: Market Value vs. Assessed Value and More The math of a home sale is relatively straightforward. Sellers list their home at a certain price, a buyer makes an offer, and eventually the two parties reach a final, agreed-upon price. However, between these two points in the selling process, there are several other figures that go into to setting a home’s value that […]
DIY Should I Stage My Home Before Selling? When selling your home, you want every advantage. Many people selling their homes today consider staging to be something that absolutely must be done. Helping potential buyers visualize what their future homes will look like makes them much more likely to buy. . At Windermere, we have seen that staged homes usually sell faster and […]
Selling The Importance of Photography in your Real Estate Listing You can buy almost anything online nowadays, including homes. If you’re looking to sell or rent your property, you should make sure that your listing is as attractive as possible to catch the attention of potential buyers or renters. . With that said, one of the most crucial parts of a good listing is the […]
Buying Market Insights | June 2022 . June 2022 in Stanwood and Camano Island showed signs of returning to a normal market. This shift is creating opportunities for some Buyers that we did not see in 2020 and 2021. Generally, there are more houses on the market, longer market times, steadying home prices, fewer showings, and open house attendees, fewer offers […]
Buying Navigating the Property Management Industry Do you have a second home or investment property you are not using? Would you like to make an income through this property? It may be the time to become a landlord. In 2021, over one-third of households lived in rental properties. That means the demand for rental housing is high, while the need for […]
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Buying Market Insights | April 2022 . April 2022 in Stanwood and Camano Island ended with a combined 170% increase in inventory over April of last year. This is one of the signs that our market has downshifted from a market that was extremely hot, to a more normal market similar to what we were experiencing pre-pandemic. This increase in inventory, […]
DIY Choosing the Right Fence and Gate for Your Home Whether you are looking to improve your curb appeal, create more security or privacy, or cordon off a side garden, a fence or gate can be a practical and creative solution. With so many options to choose from, it can be difficult to decide which material is best for your home. By focusing on your budget […]
Buying Market Insights | March 2022 March 2022 in Stanwood and Camano Island looked different for our two markets. Generally, Stanwood and Camano Island mirror each other in many ways, but this month ended with the stats looking a little different in each area..New Listings: Camano Island added 20% fewer listings to the market in March, while Stanwood added a much-needed […]
DIY Landscaping Tips That Can Increase Your Home’s Value When you own a home, there’s a natural desire to invest in landscaping projects that help beautify your yard. But for those who are preparing to sell, the emphasis should be on specific projects that boost your home’s curb appeal and add to its value. The following landscaping tips can help you position your home to […]
Market Insights Market Insights | February 2022 February 2022 in Stanwood and Camano Island ended with a much-needed increase in listings. We are feeling optimistic about the housing market as pandemic-related restrictions ease, but also some hesitancy due to the global economic uncertainty around Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. . Our inventory increased by 66 new listings in the Stanwood Camano Island market […]
Housing Trends Working with a Real Estate Agent to Sell Your Home A real estate agent is an invaluable asset. They will work with you to get your home sold for the best price and in a timely manner. Before you find the right agent to sell your home, it’s important to understand how you can work together toward a successful sale. The following information will help you […]
Market Insights Market Insights | January 2022 JANUARY 2022 in Stanwood and Camano Island ended slower than January 2021 in sales, pending sales and new listings. The only increase was in the average sale price, $681,807 in our combined market for January. Despite the slower January, we see signs of a busy spring market ahead. . “The year started off with more of […]
Market Insights 2022 Market Forecast We were so honored to be joined by Matthew Gardener on January 21, 2022. Matthew gave insight into the 2022 housing market, giving his predictions both on the real estate industry as a whole and the future of our local market in the Stanwood Camano area. . Take a look at Matthews Slides from the […]
Market Insights Market Insights | December 2021 DECEMBER 2021 ended with severe shortages in inventory, historically low temperatures, and a blanket of snow, bringing the market to a new year slowdown. . The average sale prices in Stanwood and Camano Island rose 21% at the end of December compared to last year. The inventory levels did the opposite. There were 20% fewer listings […]
Housing Trends Should I Remodel or Sell My Home As Is? Homeowners who are preparing to sell are often faced with a dilemma about whether to remodel or sell their home in its current state. Each approach has its respective advantages and disadvantages. If you decide to remodel your home, it will likely sell for more; but the increased selling price will come at the cost […]
DIY In-Style Home Trends for 2022   Staying at home for prolonged periods of time has left many of us with a desire to redecorate our spaces and align them with the current trends. Rearranging and redecorating can spice things up and give a fresh feeling to your home that is sure to lift the mood in 2022.   Keep reading […]
Buying Market Insights | November 2021 . NOVEMBER 2021 did not bring any downtime for buyers in our market! Usually, buyers tend to take a break as the holidays approach, but demand remained high last month. Our inventory is down 35% in Stanwood and 6% on Camano Island from one month ago, with only 39 active listings in our two zip […]