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

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 […]

How to Find the Right Lighting for Your Home

March 22, 2022

The right lighting can give your home the quality and mood you’re looking to achieve. Knowing about the different temperatures of light, lighting types, and how to blend lighting elements will help you narrow down your choices and find the best fixtures for your home. . How to Find the Right Lighting for Your Home […]

Get Outside and Explore

March 15, 2022

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 | February 2022

March 11, 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 […]

Working with a Real Estate Agent to Sell Your Home

March 1, 2022

A real estate agent is an invaluable asset. They will work with you to get your home sold for the best price and in a timely manner. Before you find the right agent to sell your home, it’s important to understand how you can work together toward a successful sale. The following information will help you […]

Market Insights | January 2022

February 15, 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 […]

7 Signs You’re Ready to Buy a Home

February 15, 2022

Making the leap from renter to homeowner doesn’t happen overnight; it requires steady planning to put yourself in a good position to buy your first home. Prospective first-time home buyers can often feel like they’re waiting for a sign to indicate they’re ready to start making offers, when really, it’s a combination of factors. Here […]

Local Coffee Stands in Stanwood & Camano Island

February 8, 2022

From pharmacies and banks to fast food joints and coffee stands, drive-thrus make life more convenient. Drive-thru coffee shops have been around for decades, and one of the first coffee stands actually began in the PNW region一a place called Motor Moka, which was founded in Portland, Oregon in 1990.  . As coffee stands and drive-thrus […]

5 Ways to Create a Sustainable Kitchen

February 1, 2022

In many ways, the kitchen is the heart of a home. All the time spent making delicious food, sharing recipes, and enjoying meals with loved ones gives it a central role in home life. A consequence of the time spent in the kitchen is the creation of waste. But by adopting more sustainable practices in […]

2022 Market Forecast

January 26, 2022

We were so honored to be joined by Matthew Gardener on January 21, 2022. Matthew gave insight into the 2022 housing market, giving his predictions both on the real estate industry as a whole and the future of our local market in the Stanwood Camano area. . Take a look at Matthews Slides from the […]

Market Insights | December 2021

January 20, 2022

DECEMBER 2021 ended with severe shortages in inventory, historically low temperatures, and a blanket of snow, bringing the market to a new year slowdown. . The average sale prices in Stanwood and Camano Island rose 21% at the end of December compared to last year. The inventory levels did the opposite. There were 20% fewer listings […]