Here you can read about our wonderful area, and also pick up quick tips about real estate, and the local market.

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Is it time to downsize?

February 21, 2020

Image Source: Shutterstock    Choosing less space often has to do with a desire to live a life that’s simpler. Whether you’re retiring, want an eco-friendly, low-maintenance lifestyle or your children have moved away, downsizing might be the best option for you. Here are the advantages and disadvantages to consider before making the move and questions […]

A Guide to a few of the Puget Sound’s Unique Island Communities

February 17, 2020

Seattle is the beating heart of the Puget Sound area. An explosive regional economy backed by some of the world’s largest tech companies has brought an array of big-city benefits to the once sleepy city. World-class culture, cuisine and sporting events are at the fingertips of those in the city. However, like many large cities, […]

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Western Washington Gardner Report Q4 2019

February 11, 2020

  The following analysis of the Western Washington real estate market is provided by Windermere Real Estate Chief Economist, Matthew Gardner. We hope that this information may assist you with making better-informed real estate decisions. For further information about the housing market in your area, please don’t hesitate to contact your Windermere agent.   ECONOMIC […]

Agent Spotlight: All In, For You

November 25, 2019

At Windermere, extraordinary is our ordinary. Our agents live and work in Stanwood and Camano Island. They know the area better than anyone and are here to help you.  Every one of our agents understands how important your home is. Whether you’re buying a new home, selling a property or looking for someone to manage […]

Remodel for the Most Resale Value

November 22, 2019

  What’s the best remodeling project for your home? The answer, in part, depends on where you live. Every year, Remodeling Magazine evaluates which projects bring the most return at resale in different markets around the country in their “Cost vs. Value” report.  For the purposes of this blog, we are focusing on the Pacific states (WA, […]

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Western Washington Gardner Report Q3 2019

October 28, 2019

The following analysis of the Western Washington real estate market is provided by Windermere Real Estate Chief Economist, Matthew Gardner. We hope that this information may assist you with making better-informed real estate decisions. For further information about the housing market in your area, please don’t hesitate to contact your Windermere agent.   ECONOMIC OVERVIEW […]

House Hunters on Camano Island with Jerry Evans

October 16, 2019

Whether you’re looking for a beachfront getaway, a comfortable forever home, or something else entirely, our Windermere agents are the experts you can trust, and we won’t stop until we find your new home.    One of our dedicated agents, Jerry Evans, recently demonstrated his resolve and local expertise on HGTV’s House Hunters. Dan and Kristi, […]

#TackleHomelessness with Windermere

October 3, 2019

We are proud to be part of the Stanwood and Camano Island community. We believe it’s important to stay connected with our neighbors and keep a pulse on our community. That’s why you’ll find us grilling hot dogs at National Night Out and passing out hot cocoa at the Holiday Tree Lighting. We also believe […]

Agent Spotlight: All In, For You

August 29, 2019

At Windermere, extraordinary is our ordinary. Every one of our agents understands how important your home is. Whether you’re buying a new home, selling a property or looking for someone to manage your rental property, we’ll take care of you.    Here are three agents who know what it means to be all in, for you.  […]

Buying Puget Sound Waterfront? Top Tips You Can’t Miss

August 16, 2019

There is an unmistakable beauty to the waters of our Puget Sound. That unmatched feeling one gets from seeing the sun glisten off the salt water, the white caps be whipped up by a winter storm, or seeing our children play on the beach.    While “new” waterfront property hasn’t been made for thousands of […]

Western Washington Gardner Report Q2 2019

July 26, 2019

Western Washington Real Estate Market Update by Matthew Gardner, Chief Economist, Windermere Real Estate The following analysis of the Western Washington real estate market is provided by Windermere Real Estate Chief Economist Matthew Gardner. We hope that this information may assist you with making better-informed real estate decisions. For further information about the housing market […]

Western Washington Gardner Report Q1 2019

May 1, 2019

Western Washington Real Estate Market Update by Matthew Gardner, Chief Economist, Windermere Real Estate The following analysis of the Western Washington real estate market is provided by Windermere Real Estate Chief Economist Matthew Gardner. We hope that this information may assist you with making better-informed real estate decisions. For further information about the housing market […]

Broker’s Perspective – Love it or List it?

April 16, 2019

Windermere Stanwood-Camano Real Estate Brokers are deeply connected to the issues that face local home-buyers and sellers. In this series of blogs, The Broker’s Perspective, Windermere Stanwood-Camano Brokers provide insight into current Real Estate market trends and topics. This week we take a look at the popular topic of “Should I move or remodel?” Nancy McClure, a […]

Market Stats February 2019

April 3, 2019

Every month, Windermere Stanwood-Camano publishes a snapshot of the local real estate market. Our Brokers use this data to help determine listing prices, realistic offers, and tailored advice for their clients. We also like to make this information public, to help you with your real estate journey. Market Stats are provided courtesy of Marla Heagle.  February 2019 […]

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Here’s Your Spring Maintenance Checklist

March 26, 2019

  Now that spring has sprung, let’s clear the cobwebs and get your home ready! Here is our quick guide to spring home maintenance:   Inspection top to bottom: Now that the weather is temperate you will want to check on how your home weathered the winter. Check the roof for leaks, the gutters for damage, […]

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Should I Move or Remodel?

March 19, 2019

There are a number of things that can trigger the decision to remodel or move to a new home. Perhaps you have outgrown your current space, you might be tired of struggling with ancient plumbing or wiring systems, or maybe your home just feels out of date. The question is: Should you stay or should […]

Market turnaround? King County home prices take biggest one-month jump ever.

March 15, 2019

Originally published March 6, 2019 at 4:22 pm Seattletimes.com For months, there’s been one question in Seattle-area real estate: How low can prices go?       We may have found our answer. King County home prices had dropped $116,000 since last spring, falling to a two-year low in January. But in February, home prices bounced back as […]

Seattle Area Home Price Cool-Down, Outlying Areas Price Increase?

March 2, 2019

From Tacoma to Spokane, the housing market is hottest where homes are the cheapest, and downright cool in expensive areas like Seattle and Bellevue. (Source Seattle Times Newspaper February 26th, 2019). As the Seattle-area real estate market has slowed over the past year, it’s clear things have gotten better for buyers of the region’s priciest […]

Market Stats January 2019

February 21, 2019

Every month, Windermere Stanwood-Camano publishes a snapshot of the local real estate market. Our Brokers use this data to help determine listing prices, realistic offers, and tailored advice for their clients. We also like to make this information public, to help you with your real estate journey. Here are Marla Heagle’s key takeaways from January 2019. Continued Evidence […]

Latest NWMLS News for the Northwest

February 16, 2019

Homebuyers Resuming Search Amid Improving Inventory, Attractive Terms Latest Press Release from Northwest Multiple Listing Service KIRKLAND, Washington (February 2019) – Homebuyers around Washington state are making their way back to the market, hoping to take advantage of improving inventory, attractive interest rates, and more approachable sellers, according to officials with Northwest Multiple Listing Service. […]