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Buying Market Insights: August 2023 August 2023 Market Insights August 2023: Pending sales on homes during August in our two markets were both up year over year from 2022. We had 29 listings find a buyer on Camano Island and 34 in Stanwood, versus 25 and 31 respectively last year. Other key metrics for August activity showed year-over-year declines, including […]
Buying Market Insights: July 2023 July 2023 Market Insights July 2023: Economists are predicting that mortgage interest rates will adjust down over the next couple of quarters. Predictions are that we will see rates fall below 6% in the 2nd quarter of 2024. When this happens, the housing market will be poised to grow again. The hope is that many […]
Buying Market Insights: June 2023 June 2023 Market Insights June 2023: the Stanwood and Camano Island area markets have seen our highest volume of closed sales last month (61 homes) in over nine months when we saw 81 homes sold in August 2022. The result, our current active listings are down 17% for the same time period as last year, […]
Buying Market Insights: May 2023 May 2023 Market Insights May 2023 in Stanwood and Camano Island, the current combined inventory is higher than it was at the same time last year, with a total of 105 active residential listings at the end of May 2023 as compared to 88 last May (a 19% year over year increase). Even with this, […]
Community Soap Box Derby set for June 17 By SC NEWS STAFF | June 4, 2023   The 16th Annual Windermere Stanwood Camano Island Soap Box Derby, one of the area’s biggest local events, is scheduled for 9 a.m. Saturday, June 17. The event — “the largest Soap Box Derby Race west of the Mississippi!” — will be held at Arrowhead Ranch on Camano Island. […]
Buying Market Insights: April 2023 April 2023 in Stanwood and Camano Island, the current combined inventory was slightly higher than the same time last year, with a total of 80 active residential listings at the end of April 2023 as compared to 75 last April. Despite this comparatively small increase in total active listings, our market activity for April shows […]
Buying Market Insights: March 2023 March 2023 in Stanwood and Camano Island combined inventory has almost doubled from the same time last year, from 38 residential listings last March to 75 at the end of last month. We are still in a Sellers’ Market, with low inventory in both of our zip codes. But, at the same time, buyers have […]
Buying Market Insights: February 2023 February 2023 in Stanwood and Camano Island showed upticks in new listings and pending sales compared to January. Based on the activity, it appears that a degree of balance is returning to the market. New Listings: There were 66 new listings added to inventory last month, 38 in Stanwood and 28 on Camano Island. This […]
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Buying Market Insights: January 2023 January 2023 in Stanwood and Camano Island ended on an encouraging note with pending sales reaching the highest level since September and surging nearly 26% above December. New Listings: Camano Island had 20 new listings hit the market in January. Stanwood had 15 new listings compared to 21 last January. Overall, 35 new listings were […]
Buying Windermere Chief Economist Shares Local Predictions for 2023 Matthew Gardner, Windermere’s Chief Economist, joined us at the Camano Center where he delivered his 2023 forecast for Stanwood and Camano Island. He provided an in-depth look at the local market and highlighted key trends that will impact the area’s housing market over the next few years. His forecast provided essential insight into where Camano […]
News Windermere under new ownership By Izzie Lund | January 23, 2023   Windermere Real Estate Stanwood Camano has new leadership for the first time in almost two decades. Jill and Jeff Vail have taken over as owners. The Vails take over for Randy and Marla Heagle, who also own Arrowhead Ranch on Camano Island. The Heagles have stepped down as […]
Living Market Insights: December 2022 The 2022 real estate market in Stanwood and Camano Island “ended with a whimper rather than a bang”, stated Matthew Gardner, Chief Economist at Windermere Real Estate. “Overall, the housing market is going to continue falling off the ‘sugar high’ that was a function of the artificially low mortgage rates during the pandemic,” he added. […]
Community Windermere Stanwood Camano: Under New Ownership! Windermere Real Estate Stanwood Camano is officially under new ownership. Randy and Marla Heagle have owned the Stanwood and Camano Island Windermere branches for 18 years and have led their Realtors® and company with passion. Windermere Stanwood Camano (formerly known as Camano Island Realty and Dan Garrison Realtors) has been locally owned for 70 years […]
Living Market Insights: November 2022 November 2022 in Stanwood and Camano Island was kicked off with an early seasonal holiday slowdown. This seasonal pause, combined with local weather, interest rates, economic news, and a volatile stock and crypto market made it easier for buyers and sellers to place large decisions on hold. New Listings: Camano Island had only 18 new […]
Community Local Holiday Events Ah, the holiday season. The perfect time to cozy up, drink warm beverages, and spend more time with friends and family. These are the few weeks of the year when we feel life slows down and we’re able to create memories with all our close ones.    Attending fun holiday events with your family is […]
Living Market Insights: October 2022 October 2022 in Stanwood and Camano Island saw buyers being able to take more time to purchase a home with less competition and time pressures than we saw just months ago. We are seeing a return to creative financing methods as tools to combat higher interest rates and bring homes to more affordable mortgage payments […]
Living PNW Wildlife The Stanwood/Camano Island area is home to beautiful and active natural environments that are full of native PNW wildlife.   If you’re looking to reconnect with the natural world and appreciate some beautiful animals from a respectful distance, then Stanwood and Camano Island are the perfect places to start!   This article will introduce you […]
Buying Market Insights | September 2022 September 2022 in Stanwood and Camano Island was like the pre-pandemic September of 2019. We cannot compare today’s housing market with the COVID stimulus market of 2020 – early 2022. Windermere’s Chief Economist, Matthew Gardner has dubbed this period “The Great Reversion”. Sales volume has dipped a little in our area, which is common for […]
Buying What Is an Adjustable-Rate Mortgage (ARM)? An integral part of the formula to successfully buying a home is securing the correct amount of financing. Once you’ve found the home you’d like to pursue, one of your primary tasks is exploring different loan products to see which best fits your situation. Eventually, you’ll come to a fork in the road where you’ll need […]
DIY Finding Your Style Deciding to invest your money into building or buying a home is a major life choice that will have a lasting impact on you and your family. This is why it’s vital that your home fits your family’s needs and embodies the style and design scheme you’ve always dreamed about.    There’s usually so much […]