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NAR Settlement Statement from Windermere CEO and Co-Presidents

April 3, 2024

NAR Settlement Statement from Windermere CEO and Co-Presidents Recent developments in the real estate industry concerning the settlement of a class action lawsuit by the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) has raised a number of questions, especially as it pertains to agent compensation. For more than 50 years, Windermere has put integrity and professionalism at […]

Soap Box Derby set for June 17

June 6, 2023

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. […]

Windermere under new ownership

January 26, 2023

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 […]

Windermere Stanwood Camano: Under New Ownership!

January 3, 2023

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 […]

Still a sellers’ market, but more homes for sale in Stanwood-Camano area

August 17, 2022

By Evan Caldwell | Aug 16, 2022   After several years of low inventory and high demand, the local housing market is taking a step toward a more “normal” environment. “It has been such a super intense market. Everything moved at such a fast pace,” said Marsha Ross, a local broker with John L. Scott. “It’s balancing out […]

Local soap box derby racers place at world championships

July 27, 2022

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 […]

78 kids battle on the track for soap box derby title

June 21, 2022

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 […]

Bella Siddle, middle in the red jacket, poses with the five other division winners after the 83rd All-American Soap Box Derby, in Akron, Ohio, on Saturday, July 24, 2021.

Local soap box derby racers win 3 events in Ohio

July 28, 2021

By Evan Caldwell | July 26, 2021 Bella Siddle and Ronan Johnson just returned from Ohio with three first-place soap box derby trophies. “It’s crazy,” Siddle said Sunday, a day after winning the rally stock division at the 83rd All-American Soap Box Derby in Akron, Ohio. “It’s crazy because there’s a lot of really, really good […]

Racers find fun at the soap box derby race

June 23, 2021

By Evan Caldwell | June 22, 2021   Virginia Sanita popped out of her soap box derby car wearing a giant smile. “I love this. Just love it,” the 9-year-old said. “I’m usually nervous at the top, but I’m exploding with excitement while I’m going down the track.” Sanita was one of 76 racers to battle […]

Blue Ridge midcentury modern goes on the Seattle market for first time ever

May 28, 2021

Built in 1959, only one family – the architect’s own – has ever lived here This Seattle midcentury modern is a time capsule of the most delightful nature. Designed and built by an architect for his own family in 1959, this is the first time 2425 N.W. Blue Ridge Drive has been on the market … ever. The classic […]

Free swim lessons for local students will continue thanks to donations

March 30, 2021

By Evan Caldwell  | March 30, 2021 Dick’s Drive-In burger truck coming to Stanwood to raise money for YMCA The pandemic delayed but didn’t stop youth swim lessons. The Make a Splash program, which started in 2018 in the Stanwood-Camano area, provides free swimming lessons at the Stanwood Camano YMCA to all third-grade students in […]

Bidding wars becoming more common as demand outpaces supply in local real estate market

June 24, 2020

  By Evan Caldwell  | June 23, 2020     Home sales have remained surprisingly steady since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, but new listings have not. Fewer homes than ever are for sale in the Stanwood-Camano area, further pinching a market that already had historically low inventory, according to new data from the […]

Home sales brisk before COVID-19 slowdown

April 15, 2020

  By Evan Caldwell  | April 15, 2020     The local real estate market remained hot in March despite the slowdown related to the COVID-19 pandemic, but that is expected to change in April and May. The median price of houses sold in the Stanwood area hit a record high last month, and Camano […]

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Strong regional economy putting pressure on local housing market

January 29, 2020

    By Evan Caldwell  | Jan. 29, 2019      Stanwood, Wash. – Economic growth doesn’t come without some burden. “We are suffering from our own successes,” said economist Matthew Gardner. “We have a robust economy, and that means growing pains.” The solid economy equates to more jobs — and more people — moving […]

Economist to talk about 2020 job, housing markets at free forum

January 15, 2020

    By Evan Caldwell  | Jan. 15, 2019        Stanwood, Wash. – Matthew Gardner returns with his crystal ball to peek at what 2020 holds for the local economy and housing market. Gardner, the chief economist for Seattle-based Windermere Real Estate, is the keynote speaker for the 2020 Economic and Housing Forecast […]

You, too, can go ‘Green at the Beach’ — for $1.45 million

May 11, 2019

Now on the real estate market, this Warm Beach waterfront home is eco-friendly from top to bottom. By Evan Thompson | Saturday, May 11, 2019 1:30am   It hit Dave Porter back in 2004 that he was a hypocrite. After giving a speech to home builders and real estate agents about the importance of green design […]

What Paine Field means for county’s real estate

May 6, 2019

Connections to West Coast cities will allow easy travel for our residents and bring tourists here. Monday, May 6, 2019 It’s finally time to go after that second “dream home” you’ve been longing for since your 30s. You’ve earned it after a career of hard work, buckling down, and saving your pennies. When retirement or […]

Warm Beach home with lighthouse rotunda asks $1.45 million

May 1, 2019

By Sarah Anne Lloyd | @sarahannelloyd | May 1, 2019 A beach house with nautical details is one thing, but a built-in lighthouse is another. This home in Warm Beach—along semi-sandy Port Susan waterfront, facing Camano Island—goes above and beyond with waterfront whimsy. It was built in 2007 with all the trappings of a high-priced […]

Warm Beach’s iconic eco-friendly home for sale

April 29, 2019

The award-winning house featured on TV and in magazines.   By Evan Caldwell | Apr 29, 2019   One of the area’s most iconic homes is for sale. Easily identified along the Warm Beach waterfront by its lighthouse-inspired cupola, this ultra-green house is most famous for its sustainability. “The goal was to build this as environmentally […]

Local economy finding ‘balance’

January 30, 2019

Economist Matthew Gardner motioned his outstretched hand horizontally through the air. “Balance,” he said. “That’s what we’re trending back to.” Gardner was addressing some 250 people during an economic forum Friday, Jan. 26, at the Camano Center. After nearly 20 years of volatility in the housing market — the early 2000s boom, the Great Recession […]