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

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 […]

Should I Remodel or Sell My Home As Is?

January 11, 2022

Homeowners who are preparing to sell are often faced with a dilemma about whether to remodel or sell their home in its current state. Each approach has its respective advantages and disadvantages. If you decide to remodel your home, it will likely sell for more; but the increased selling price will come at the cost […]

Winter Activities in Stanwood and Camano Island

January 4, 2022

Finding things to occupy your time on cold winter days can be a struggle, especially if you want to do more than lounge at home. If you’re close to the Stanwood/Camano Island area this winter, look no further for some fun activities that will get you out of the house and bring some joy to […]

Must-Haves and Nice-To-Haves Lists

December 28, 2021

Finding your dream home may not be easy, but there are things you can do to make it easier, like creating a “Must-Haves” list and a “Nice-To-Haves” list. These lists allow serious homebuyers to save time, energy, and ultimately, money as they prepare to buy a home. . A Must-Have List is exactly what it […]

In-Style Home Trends for 2022

December 21, 2021

  Staying at home for prolonged periods of time has left many of us with a desire to redecorate our spaces and align them with the current trends. Rearranging and redecorating can spice things up and give a fresh feeling to your home that is sure to lift the mood in 2022.   Keep reading […]

Market Insights | November 2021

December 14, 2021

. NOVEMBER 2021 did not bring any downtime for buyers in our market! Usually, buyers tend to take a break as the holidays approach, but demand remained high last month. Our inventory is down 35% in Stanwood and 6% on Camano Island from one month ago, with only 39 active listings in our two zip […]

Make Your Move

December 7, 2021

Moving is stressful, whether it is across town or cross-country.  Once you have closed on your house, the reality of packing, moving, and setting up a new home can become overwhelming. While no list can make a move “stress-free,” planning ahead and staying organized can help make your move a little smoother. Here is our […]

Animal Shelters in the Stanwood Camano Area

November 30, 2021

All animals deserve a second chance, and thanks to the Stanwood and Camano Island animal shelters, this little corner of the Pacific Northwest is able to provide one for them. Keep reading to learn more about all of the good that these local animal shelters do and how you can get involved. The NOAH Center […]

The Evolution of the Home Office

November 23, 2021

As the popularity of remote work has reached new heights in recent years, the needs of homeowners are changing. Home offices and workspaces have never been higher on buyers’ priority lists and sellers are finding ways to make their homes appeal to a remote working audience. So, what does this mean for the home office […]

Shop Local for the Holidays

November 16, 2021

Huge corporations and commercial stores see a big jump in sales over the holiday season. While the deals they offer can be enticing, the products they carry aren’t all that unique, and they almost certainly don’t need your patronage as much as a local shop does. . After such an unexpected and difficult couple of […]

Market Insights | October 2021

November 16, 2021

. OCTOBER 2021 showed signs of a seasonal slowdown in the Stanwood Camano Island market. There is historically a decline in listings as we head into the 4th quarter. This year, the work from home uncertainty from some employers, wetter weather and a very slight uptick in interest rates were probable factors for the slower listing […]

Restaurants in the Stanwood and Camano Island Area

November 9, 2021

The Stanwood and Camano area is home to many incredible local restaurants. Why not give them a try while you’re in the area? You don’t have to travel far to get a great meal at these or any of our other hidden gems! Stanwood No matter what you’re craving, you’ll be able to find it […]

Deciding to Sell Your Home

November 2, 2021

Deciding when to sell your home can depend on a variety of factors. Perhaps your local market conditions are favorable to sellers, or you’ve recently changed jobs, or your family is growing and you need to upsize. Whatever the case may be, making the decision to sell your home is the first step in your selling journey. . […]

Parks in the Stanwood and Camano Island Area

October 26, 2021

Parks in the Stanwood and Camano Island Area Lovers of the outdoors are sure to fall in love with the greenery that exists within the Stanwood and Camano Island area. Whether you’re taking your pooch for a walk, going for a jog, or biking with friends, you’ll find a park that’s close to home and […]

10 Mistakes to Avoid When Buying a Home

October 19, 2021

Whether you’re a first-time homebuyer or have purchased a home before, the same mistakes can rear their head at any point in the buying process. By working closely with your agent, you can identify these pitfalls ahead of time and adjust accordingly. Mistakes in the buying process can lead to higher costs, added stress, and even terminated contracts. […]

Market Insights | September 2021

October 13, 2021

. SEPTEMBER 2021 insights sound a little bit like a broken record. The Stanwood and Camano Island markets continue to be driven by low-interest rates, pent-up Buyer demand, job and lifestyle changes, and inventory shortages. These all add up to a very active market..There were 92 new listings added in September in the 98282/98292 zip […]

5 DIY Home Renovation Ideas

October 12, 2021

Getting tired of looking at the boring cupboards, basic light fixtures, and bare walls in your home? DIY projects are a great way of updating your space without spending a fortune. As a bonus, they’re also a lot of fun! Continue reading for five fun DIY renovation ideas that are sure to bring life back […]

How to Winterize Your Waterfront Property

October 5, 2021

After the long days of summer have come and gone and fall is ending, it’s time to begin preparations for winterizing your home. When temperatures begin to dip, your lakeside cabin, seaside cottage or mountain lodge will need some extra TLC to make it through the colder months until spring comes around again. Whether your […]

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The History of Stanwood, Washington

September 28, 2021

Do you know how Stanwood got its name? Do you know why this town exists in the first place? Keep reading to learn all about the history of this special town in the Pacific Northwest. . From Centerville to Stanwood Stanwood was originally known as Centerville, which was established as a trading post on the […]

A Guide to Remodeling Your Bathroom

September 21, 2021

There are a variety of reasons that a homeowner may decide to remodel their bathroom;  they could be looking to increase the value of their home for a future sale, they may have discovered repairs that need to be made, or perhaps they’re simply looking to maximize their enjoyment of the space. Whatever your motivation may […]