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

Market Insights | July 2022

August 11, 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 […]

Understanding the Value of Your Home: Market Value vs. Assessed Value and More

August 9, 2022

The math of a home sale is relatively straightforward. Sellers list their home at a certain price, a buyer makes an offer, and eventually the two parties reach a final, agreed-upon price. However, between these two points in the selling process, there are several other figures that go into to setting a home’s value that […]

Should I Stage My Home Before Selling?

August 2, 2022

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 […]

9 Summer DIY Projects

July 26, 2022

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 […]

The Importance of Photography in your Real Estate Listing

July 19, 2022

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 […]

Market Insights | June 2022

July 13, 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 […]

How to Plant an Herb Garden

July 5, 2022

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 […]

Understanding Commercial Leases

June 28, 2022

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 […]

How to be a Good Renter

June 14, 2022

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 […]

Home Safety and Security

May 31, 2022

It’s true that your home is an investment and an asset, but most importantly, it’s your livelihood, so taking measures to adequately protect it is well worth your time. An unfortunate reality of being a homeowner is that your home can be a target for mischievous and/or criminal acts. . Fortunately, there are tools and […]

Navigating the Property Management Industry

May 24, 2022

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 […]

Market Insights | April 2022

May 13, 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, […]

Choosing the Right Fence and Gate for Your Home

May 10, 2022

Whether you are looking to improve your curb appeal, create more security or privacy, or cordon off a side garden, a fence or gate can be a practical and creative solution. With so many options to choose from, it can be difficult to decide which material is best for your home. By focusing on your budget […]

What to Consider When Buying a Second Home

May 3, 2022

In some ways, the process of buying a second home is like buying a primary home. However, there are several key differences that require consideration before you make an offer. Whether you have visions of curating your ideal vacation home, are planning for retirement, or view the property as an investment opportunity, a second home can be […]

How to Prevent and Deal with Mold

April 26, 2022

Whether you are buying or selling a home, mold is something to be mindful of. Health concerns and potential damage make mold a red flag for buyers. Even if you’re not planning to sell any time soon, taking care of mold problems now can prevent even larger and more costly issues in the future. Contrary […]

Renting vs Buying: Which is better for you?

April 19, 2022

Deciding whether to rent or buy can be a difficult decision, but with the right analysis, you can determine which is best for you. Knowing whether it’s the right time to rent or buy depends on your buying power, what you’re looking for in a home, your local market conditions, your plans for you and your household, […]

Market Insights | March 2022

April 14, 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 […]

Local Gyms and Golf Courses in Stanwood and Camano Island

April 12, 2022

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 […]

Landscaping Tips That Can Increase Your Home’s Value

April 5, 2022

When you own a home, there’s a natural desire to invest in landscaping projects that help beautify your yard. But for those who are preparing to sell, the emphasis should be on specific projects that boost your home’s curb appeal and add to its value. The following landscaping tips can help you position your home to […]

Home Maintenance Tips and Tricks

March 29, 2022

Frankly, it can be a hassle to properly take care of a home—if only there was a landlord you could call to fix your garbage disposal or tend to your leaks! But, there’s always a price attached to great things, and owning a home comes with a lot of perks. . To keep your home […]