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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 […]
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 […]
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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 How to Plant an Herb Garden Homeowners are always seeking ways to breathe new life into the spaces in their homes. Using nature to achieve this transformation is beneficial in several ways. Planting an herb garden not only helps to make your kitchen feel fresh and sustainable, but it can make your food taste better, too. Here are some tips for […]
Buying Understanding Commercial Leases Commercial property is a property designated for business purposes rather than for personal usage or housing. Renting this type of property is a huge asset to business owners, seeing as it affords much greater flexibility than buying and can significantly reduce upfront real estate costs.  . Being a commercial property tenant also requires the use […]
Community 78 kids battle on the track for soap box derby title By Evan Caldwell | June 21, 2022   Bella Siddle is heading back to Akron. Siddle won the super stock division Saturday at the 15th annual Windermere Stanwood-Camano Soap Box Derby on Camano Island to win a trip to the 84th annual All-American Soap Box Derby Race Week in Akron, Ohio, taking place July 17-23. Read […]
Housing Trends How to be a Good Renter If you’re trying to find a house or apartment to rent and haven’t had any luck, don’t worry—this article is here to point you in the right direction. . Most landlords and property managers are looking for tenants who will pay rent on time, respect their property, and not cause any trouble. That’s why, when […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
Community Local Gyms and Golf Courses in Stanwood and Camano Island Whether you live in Stanwood or on Camano Island or you’re just stopping by for a PNW vacation, you should know where to go when you want to work out or have some time out on the course! If you’ve seen one too many hiking trails lately but want to stay active, keep reading for […]
Community Get Outside and Explore New experiences make life more exciting. There’s nothing wrong with having a cozy stay-at-home weekend, but going out to explore every now and then is what keeps us lively, curious, and full of that child-like wonder we all miss so much! There’s even some evidence that having new experiences and getting a change of scenery […]
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 […]
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 […]