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

Market Insights | October 2020

November 13, 2020

OCTOBER 2020 reflected a continuation of the summer market into autumn, putting sellers in a great position. With less than one month’s supply of inventory in the Stanwood and Camano Island markets, buyers must be ready to compete. The trends are leading us to believe that we may skip the typical winter slowdown this year. […]

Winter Crabbing on Camano Island and Stanwood

November 5, 2020

  Summer may be dwindling, but in the Stanwood Camano area, this just means it’s time for winter crabbing! There’s nothing like enjoying one of Puget Sound’s famously delicious Dungeness crabs, freshly caught in your own crab pots. In fact, crabbing is so popular that Washington sport fishers catch over 1.5 million pounds a year […]

The Q3 2020 | Western Washington Gardner Report

October 28, 2020

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 your area, please don’t hesitate to contact me.   REGIONAL ECONOMIC OVERVIEW Employment […]

Market Insights | September 2020

October 15, 2020

  . SEPTEMBER 2020 remained a strong Seller’s market with record low inventory in the Stanwood and Camano Island markets. Camano Island inventory is down 46% from this time last year, Stanwood is down 40% Homes Sold YTD on Camano Island is down 13%, but up 8% in Stanwood Average Sales Price is up in […]

Public Boat Launches on Camano Island

October 6, 2020

  With over fifty miles of Washington’s pristine Pacific Coast beachfront at our doorstep, there’s no better place than Camano Island to find peace and relaxation on the water. Whether your passion is boating, crabbing, saltwater fishing, sailboarding, or watching the breathtaking sunrise over the Cascades, here are all the public boat launches available on […]

Market Insights | August 2020

September 16, 2020

  August 2020 Market Insights Subscribe to Market Insights here!     . Our local real estate market is unique and we know that we can’t depend on Seattle real estate news to have a thorough understanding of what’s going on and what to expect here in Stanwood and Camano Island. That’s why I prepare […]

Top 5 Short-Term Rentals on Camano Island

September 8, 2020

It goes without saying that the COVID-19 pandemic has changed a lot about day-to-day living, working, learning, and travel. With strict travel advisories and airports largely being seen as a risk, many are looking for local escapes that offer a change of scenery and minimize travel risks.  Camano Island is an ideal escape for Seattle […]

All in, for Stanwood & Camano Island. All in, for you.

August 28, 2020

All in, for you.™ It’s been a summer without our favorite local traditions like community parades, art festivals, and the Stanwood Camano Soap Box Derby but we want to remind you that although we are apart, we are not alone – We Are Stanwood Camano! At Windermere, we are proud to be part of this […]

Market Insights | July 2020

August 19, 2020

  July 2020 Market Insights Subscribe to Market Insights here!   View Stanwood Report View Camano Island Report . . With buyers continuing to leave the city for a suburban/rural lifestyle, we are seeing record low inventory in Stanwood and Camano Island. Currently, in Stanwood, we have 129 pending sales and 47 active listings, creating […]

Market Insights | June 2020

July 16, 2020

  Subscribe to Market Insights here!   June 2020 Market Insights   If I could sum up the month of June in two words they would be Multiple Offers! While this isn’t the case in every listing, we are seeing a much higher percentage than recent history. This could be attributed to the low inventory […]

Market Insights | May 2020

June 18, 2020

  Our local real estate market is unique and we know that we can’t depend on Seattle real estate news to have a thorough understanding of what’s going on and what to expect here. That’s why Marla Heagle, owner and REALTOR®, prepares a hyperlocal report every month. This in-depth look at the Stanwood and Camano […]

Market Insights | April 2020

May 19, 2020

  Our local real estate market is unique and we know that we can’t depend on Seattle real estate news to have a thorough understanding of what’s going on and what to expect here. That’s why Marla Heagle, owner and REALTOR®, prepares a hyperlocal report every month. This in-depth look at the Stanwood and Camano […]

Maintaining Our Sense of Community

April 27, 2020

Over the last few weeks, the COVID-19 pandemic has radically changed the way that businesses operate. In compliance with the Governor’s stay-at-home orders, our team has adapted some remote operations – like sending and signing contracts electronically, video walkthroughs of our listings and virtual client meetings. We have also implemented best practices to keep people […]

Market Insights | March 2020

April 14, 2020

Our local real estate market is unique and we know that we can’t depend on Seattle real estate news to have a thorough understanding of what’s going on and what to expect here. That’s why Marla Heagle, owner and REALTOR®, prepares a hyperlocal report every month. This in-depth look at the Stanwood and Camano Island […]

Vacation Home or Income-Producing Investment

April 3, 2020

  This post originally appeared on Windermere.com   Whether you’re a skier who loves the mountain slopes of Colorado, a lover of the beaches of Southern California, or a potential retiree seeking to escape the snow-laden Northeast for the wide-open, sunny lands of Arizona, there are homes available to meet a wide range of budgets. […]

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Kick-Starting a Kitchen Remodel

March 23, 2020

Image Source: Canva Ask a homeowner which room they would most like to improve, and most will point to the kitchen – the starting point for every meal and the heart of the home. Ask those same people why they don’t move forward with a kitchen remodel, and many will say the project seems so […]

Market Insights | February 2020

March 14, 2020

  Our local real estate market is unique and we know that we can’t depend on Seattle real estate news to have a thorough understanding of what’s going on and what to expect here. That’s why Marla Heagle, owner and REALTOR®, prepares a hyperlocal report every month. This in-depth look at the Stanwood and Camano […]

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Incorporate Pantone’s Color of 2020 into Your Home

March 2, 2020

Image Source: Pantone Classic Blue has officially been anointed Pantone’s 2020 “Color of the Year”.  Pantone says it picked this color because of its ability to instill calm, confidence, and connection as we cross the threshold into a new decade. A dependable color, Classic Blue is timeless, and enduring, making it a great addition to just […]

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Is it time to downsize?

February 21, 2020

Image Source: Shutterstock    Choosing less space often has to do with a desire to live a life that’s simpler. Whether you’re retiring, want an eco-friendly, low-maintenance lifestyle or your children have moved away, downsizing might be the best option for you. Here are the advantages and disadvantages to consider before making the move and questions […]

A Guide to a few of the Puget Sound’s Unique Island Communities

February 17, 2020

Seattle is the beating heart of the Puget Sound area. An explosive regional economy backed by some of the world’s largest tech companies has brought an array of big-city benefits to the once sleepy city. World-class culture, cuisine and sporting events are at the fingertips of those in the city. However, like many large cities, […]