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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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current space, you might be tired of struggling with ancient plumbing or wiring systems, or maybe your home just feels out of date.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. […]

Home Warranties Provide Buyers and Sellers With A Peace Of Mind

February 10, 2019

If you are a homeowner, you probably know all-too-well how costly home repairs can be. And, thanks to Murphy’s Law, appliance break-downs seem to happen at the worst possible time—like when you are selling your home. For this reason, it is in the best interest of all home sellers to consider purchasing a home warranty. […]

The Easy Drive-On Island

January 30, 2019

Moving to an island can be challenging. To live on many islands in the Pacific Northwest you have to account for ferry schedules, as well as being far away from major shopping centers. Even things you don’t normally think about, like having a few different options for gas stations, or being able to quickly drive […]

Island Amenities

January 30, 2019

There are many reasons to move to Camano Island: the relaxed island atmosphere, friendly neighbors, and beautiful scenery right in your backyard. If you’ve dreamed of living on an island, you should definitely consider Camano Island. We understand that not everyone is excited about moving to an island. There are often drawbacks to living in […]

Year End Market Stats 2018

January 29, 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 December 2018. Are Camano […]

10 Steps to Get Your Home Clean and Ready for Spring

January 21, 2019

  Warmer months are ahead, so now is the time to plan for spring cleaning and maintenance. A clean home offers a fresh start for the year, and a checklist of tasks guides your efforts towards efficiency. For many homeowners, spring cleaning can be a personal challenge. It can also be one accomplished with the […]

Investing In a Green Home Will Pay Dividends In 2019

January 3, 2019

As we step forward into 2019, eco-friendly “green homes” are more popular than ever. Upgrading your home’s sustainability improves quality of life for those residing in it, but it is also a savvy long-term investment. As green homes become more popular, properties boasting sustainable features have become increasingly desirable targets for homebuyers. Whether designing a […]

Guaranteed to Please: Holiday Gift Ideas for the Home

December 18, 2018

Every holiday gift list has at least one person who is tough to shop for. Wavering between a risky guess at clothing that might not fit and just throwing in the towel and buying a gift card can be frustrating. But there’s one thing you can be sure of: everyone on your list probably loves […]

Broker’s Perspective – Zillow blunders with their “Zestimate”

December 17, 2018

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 an article from Seattle Times about Zillow and the Zestimate and how […]

Making Your Home Smarter With Smart Appliances

December 11, 2018

  Products that let you control every aspect of your home remotely are growing at a rapid rate. Smartphone-connected devices and appliances are increasingly common and deliver a stylish, effective design. You can pick and choose your favorite gadgets to assemble an affordable, intelligent abode on your own terms, or opt for an entire smart […]

Decorating Tips For A Guest Room, Before They Arrive For Christmas

November 29, 2018

    Setting up the Christmas decorations in your home creates a sense of magic and the anticipation that the holiday season is just around the corner. If you are expecting guests over the festive period, then decorating your guest room in a style appropriate for Christmas will make them feel welcome. A few personal […]

The Do’s and Don’ts of Hiring a Contractor

November 27, 2018

    Constructing or remodeling a home is a complex, expensive endeavor. Ideally, everything goes as planned, and when the dust clears, the homeowner can settle in and enjoy the new home — and never think about the building process again. But what happens when, nine months after the owner moves in, the floor develops […]

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Real Estate in the Age of Technology

November 27, 2018

Are Real Estate Agents Still Relevant in the Age of Tech? 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 an […]

Go for Gold This Thanksgiving

November 20, 2018

    We’re in the thick of autumn now, with Thanksgiving just days away. That means it’s time to start considering how to best showcase your home before the calendar shifts fully into winter. One of the cheeriest bits of fall is the shifting colors that bring a canopy of rustic rainbow hues to a […]

Local Market Stats For October

November 16, 2018

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 our key takeaways from October 2018. […]

Newfound Ability to Negotiate for Buyers?

November 14, 2018

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 a recent press release from Northwest Multiple Listing Service.  Michael Ofstad, a […]