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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 […]
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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 […]
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 […]
Living Fall in Stanwood and Camano Island The opportunity for fun and adventure in the Stanwood and Camano Island area isn’t over after labor day! There is an abundance of exciting experiences waiting for visitors and locals as the weather cools down this fall. . Take a look below to learn about some fun activities you don’t want to miss out on […]
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 […]
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 […]
Community Local soap box derby racers place at world championships By Evan Caldwell | July 26, 2022   Local soap box derby racers won more hardware in several events last week at the 84th All-American Soap Box Derby in Akron, Ohio. In June, Siddle won the super stock division at the 15th annual Windermere Stanwood-Camano Soap Box Derby on Camano Island to win a return trip […]
DIY 9 Summer DIY Projects When home-project lists pile up, it can leave some homeowners feeling overwhelmed by their to-dos. One helpful strategy is to prioritize your projects by season. The following list of simple and cost-effective summer projects will help make the most of your summer at home while preparing for the seasons ahead. . 9 Summer DIY Projects […]
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 […]