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

Local Market Stats For September

October 14, 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 September 2018. […]

Balancing a Home’s Personality and Amenities

October 13, 2018

    It’s sometimes said that the limitations of a house are what help make it a home. For many, however, it is a point of pride to accept only the finest in their new residence. How can you find the balance between cultivating a lived-in home with personality and quirks versus a house with […]

Transforming Your House from a Summer Home to a Winter Hideaway

October 9, 2018

    None of us want to admit it, but Winter is Coming. The new season of Game of Thrones might not be until 2019, but your home will need preparation before then. As the days shorten, you can mitigate many mid-winter headaches with some preemptive prep. Proper weatherizing can help protect your investment from […]

How Reliable Are Home Valuation Tools?

October 7, 2018

    What’s your home worth? It seems like a simple question, but finding that answer is more complicated than it might seem. Sites like Zillow, Redfin, Eppraisal, and others have built-in home valuation tools that make it seem easy, but how accurate are they? And which one do you believe if you get three […]

How to Acquire the Right Appraisal for Your Home

September 30, 2018

      Appraisals are designed to protect buyers, sellers, and lending institutions. They provide a reliable, independent valuation of a tract of land and the structure on it, whether it’s a house or a skyscraper. Below, you will find information about the appraisal process, what goes into them, their benefits and some tips on […]

11 Ways to Uncover Your Personal Color Palette

September 25, 2018

  Where do you find the colors you love? And just because you love a hue, does that mean it’s right for your walls? Let’s take a closer look at color inspiration. Here you’ll find tips for how to get your creative juices flowing and zero in on the color palettes that speak to you. […]

The Risks and Rewards of Purchasing a Bank-Owned Home

September 23, 2018

  The process of purchasing a home directly from a lender can be long and arduous, but could very well be worth it in the end. If you have your sights on a particular home or are looking to find a deal on your first, working directly with the lender may be your only option. […]

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5 Reasons Rising Interest Rates Won’t Wreck the Housing Market

September 16, 2018

  Interest rates have been trending higher since the fall of 2017, and I fully expect they will continue in that direction – albeit relatively slowly – as we move through the balance of the year and into 2019. So what does this mean for the US housing market? It might come as a surprise […]

8 Laundry Room Updates to Fit Any Budget

September 11, 2018

Hoping to transform your tired laundry room into a sparkling clean, efficiently working space, but without the major costs of a full remodel? By not changing the layout or adding square feet, you can bring costs down while still making meaningful changes to your space. Use this guide to help you decide what to prioritize […]

Broker’s Perspective: Housing Inventory Increase

September 2, 2018

Our 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 and Camano Island brokers provide insight into current market trends and topics. This week, we discuss the King 5 feature on increased housing inventory with broker, Jill Vail.   King County […]

Local Market Stats for July

August 27, 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 July 2018. […]

How Zoning and Regulatory Costs Impact Housing Affordability

August 24, 2018

Windermere Real Estate Chief Economist Matthew Gardner explains the ways zoning rules and regulatory costs can limit housing affordability.​    

Simple Steps for Maintaining Air Quality in Your Home

August 21, 2018

  Most of us tend to think of air pollution as something that occurs outdoors where car exhaust and factory fumes proliferate, but there’s such a thing as indoor air pollution, too. Since the 1950s, the number of synthetic chemicals used in products for the home has increased drastically, while at the same time, homes […]

Broker’s Perspective: Is New Construction Declining?

August 13, 2018

Our 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 and Camano Island brokers provide insight into current market trends and topics. This week, we discuss The Seattle Times article on the looming housing market slowdown with broker, Dianna Pence. The […]

The Broker’s Perspective: Home Staging

August 10, 2018

Our 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 and Camano Island brokers provide insight into current market trends and topics. This week, we discuss how staging your home can impact its value with broker, Laine Kloke. For more than […]

GARDENING TRENDS FOR 2018

August 7, 2018

  Outdoor living during the spring and summer months is extremely popular. Months of cold, wet winters are followed by glorious spring colors and warm summer days of vivid blue skies. In this post, we thought that now would be the best time to share some pretty garden trends for 2018.   Wabi-Sabi Leisure time […]

Western Washington Real Estate Market Update

August 3, 2018

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 the Stanwood and Camano Island area, please don’t hesitate to contact us.   […]

The Broker’s Perspective: Price Increases

July 20, 2018

Our 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 and Camano Island brokers provide insight into current market trends and topics. This week, we discuss Mortgage Orb’s article on the current home price forecast for Western Washington market with broker, Kelly […]

Local Market Stats for June

July 20, 2018

Insights From Marla Local Thoughts on Big Ideas 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. […]

New Soap Box rally race comes to Camano

July 11, 2018

Soap Box Derby fans don’t need to wait until next June to get their racing fix. Randy and Marla Heagle are launching the Arrowhead Summer Classic Soap Box Derby Rally Races on Aug. 18-19 at Arrowhead Ranch, 615 Arrowhead Road on Camano Island. “It’s something we always wanted to do,” Randy Heagle said. “The local […]