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

A Day in the Life of a Real Estate Agent

March 25, 2021

I wake up at 5:30 am and lay in bed thinking of what is pressing on me. It’s usually not the dog or the weighted blanket, but what I failed to get done the night before, and how to apologize. Guilt gets me up at 5:45 am. I make coffee and sit with my laptop […]

Stanwood Schools

March 16, 2021

Stanwood is home to several amazing schools, each equally committed to educating and empowering your children. With multiple schools to choose from, it’s easy to find an environment that has your child’s best interests at heart. No matter where your child goes, you can trust that they will thrive in a small class setting with […]

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Pacific Northwest Spring Break Family Getaways

March 12, 2021

While some Seattle families are opting to spend extended time away combining remote learning and workcations at a sunny destination, many are instead reinventing what spring break means to them by exploring closer to home and enjoying the outdoors in the Pacific Northwest. Even when road tripping and hiking or cycling scenic trails, it’s important […]

Market Insights | February 2021

March 11, 2021

FEBRUARY 2021 housing activity in the Stanwood and Camano Island market was not slowed down by the significant Valentine’s Day weekend snowfall.  There were 56 homes added to our inventory in February and 57 pending sales. February wrapped up with historically low inventory, 18 active residential listings at the end of the month (9 listings […]

Relocating for Remote Work

March 9, 2021

As the ubiquity of working from home continues, many homeowners are making the decision to move. Whether the motivation for relocating is to lower the cost of living, to be closer to family, or simply a fresh start, there are various factors to keep in mind when relocating for remote work. Before You Relocate Before […]

10 Things to Do in Stanwood: Spring Edition

March 2, 2021

Stanwood, Washington, is an amazing city with plenty to do. Whether you’re visiting for a few days or you’ve just moved to the area, there is a long list of activities for you to enjoy. Combining Washington’s beautiful landscape with a welcoming town, Stanwood is an excellent place to go, especially in the springtime. Here […]

The Great Northwest Glass Quest 2021

February 13, 2021

Clue #1. . Be Safe. Have Fun. Dream Big . Clue #2. . Real Mans Darts . Clue #3. . Gentlemen, Start Your Engines. Let’s Go to Derby Downs. . Clue #4. . “A Date That Will Live In Infamy”. . Clue #5. . Bare Hyggelig . Clue #6. . Rain Garden . Clue #7. […]

Market Insights | January 2021

February 11, 2021

. . . JANUARY 2021 kicked off the new year with 50% more homes sold in the Stanwood Camano Island area than January 2020. There were 38 homes sold on Camano Island and 46 sold in Stanwood last month, compared to 22 and 36 sold in January 2020. . . Stanwood and Camano Island are […]

10 Predictions for the 2021 Housing Market by Windermere’s Matthew Gardner

February 1, 2021

. Top 10 Things to Look Out for in 2021 . . 1. Economic growth will pick up – but not until the summer. I am expecting solid employment gains in 2021, but growth is likely to start in earnest in the second half of the year once the vaccine has been more widely distributed. […]

The Q4 2020 | Western Washington Gardner Report

January 29, 2021

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 a Windermere Stanwood / Camano Island […]

A Guide for First-Time Home Buyers

January 26, 2021

Buying a home is a huge investment. You want to ensure that you’re making the right choice for yourself and your finances. If you are thinking about buying your first home, there are some things to consider. . Prepare Your Finances Owning a house is much more expensive than renting, as you have to pay […]

Market Insights | December 2020

January 26, 2021

. . . DECEMBER 2020 was not our typical December. The Camano Island and Stanwood zip codes sustained unusually strong home sales before, during, and after the holidays. . In Camano Island and Stanwood, 53 new listings were added to inventory during December, a hefty 25% increase over the same month a year ago. Last month’s addition fell short of meeting demand as 58 […]

Ways to Save Money by Going Green

January 5, 2021

Contrary to popular belief, going green does not have to be hard or cost money, in fact it can even save you money.  There are many small things that you and your family can do within your home to save money while reducing landfill waste and the use of natural resources. Discover a few ways […]

Top 10 Things to Do in Stanwood & Camano Island (Winter Edition)

December 23, 2020

  Although Stanwood and Camano Island are best known for the summer season, there’s plenty to keep you occupied year-round. Here are our top ten winter activities to enjoy in the Stanwood Camano area.  . 1. Arrowhead Axe Bring out your inner lumberjack with Camano Island’s first axe-throwing venue. Enjoy the exciting art of hurling […]

Market Insights | November 2020

December 17, 2020

NOVEMBER 2020 statistics indicate unusually high activity as we head into the holiday season. We administered a short survey of our Brokers and realized we are working with over 200+ Buyers in the Stanwood/Camano Island area. At the time this report was published, Stanwood and Camano Island had a combined total of only 49 active residential […]

Why Q4 Is A Good Time To Sell

November 23, 2020

  Just because the weather’s turning chilly doesn’t mean the final quarter of the year is a frozen market for sellers, even during a pandemic. In fact, here are four considerations that make a strong argument for why selling during Q4 could be an excellent decision—especially right now.   Seasonal sell: easier than you think […]

Market Insights | October 2020

November 13, 2020

OCTOBER 2020 reflected a continuation of the summer market into autumn, putting sellers in a great position. With less than one month’s supply of inventory in the Stanwood and Camano Island markets, buyers must be ready to compete. The trends are leading us to believe that we may skip the typical winter slowdown this year. […]

Winter Crabbing on Camano Island and Stanwood

November 5, 2020

  Summer may be dwindling, but in the Stanwood Camano area, this just means it’s time for winter crabbing! There’s nothing like enjoying one of Puget Sound’s famously delicious Dungeness crabs, freshly caught in your own crab pots. In fact, crabbing is so popular that Washington sport fishers catch over 1.5 million pounds a year […]

The Q3 2020 | Western Washington Gardner Report

October 28, 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 me.   REGIONAL ECONOMIC OVERVIEW Employment […]

Market Insights | September 2020

October 15, 2020

  . SEPTEMBER 2020 remained a strong Seller’s market with record low inventory in the Stanwood and Camano Island markets. Camano Island inventory is down 46% from this time last year, Stanwood is down 40% Homes Sold YTD on Camano Island is down 13%, but up 8% in Stanwood Average Sales Price is up in […]