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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Stanwood and Camano Farmers Markets

June 29, 2021

The temperature is rising, the sun is shining, and farmers markets are starting back up again!    This time of year brings so many wonderful things, and farmers markets are one of them. Not only do they make fresh, local food available to everyone, but they allow us to connect with our community in a […]

Where to Stay While You Sell Your Home

June 22, 2021

The time between selling a home and moving into a new one can be a challenging period for homeowners that leaves them with a basic question: Where should I live? In the interim, there are various housing options to choose from but picking the right one depends on your personal situation and the amount of time it will take […]

Gardening in the Pacific Northwest

June 15, 2021

Whether you are an avid gardener, or a novice starting for the first time this summer, there are some key aspects to gardening in the Pacific Northwest to take note of.  Stanwood and Camano Island Growing Zones Many maps place the Stanwood and Camano Island areas in the USDA Plant Hardiness Zone 8a. These zones […]

Market Insights | May 2021

June 10, 2021

MAY 2021 was an active month in the Stanwood, Camano Island market. 95 residential listings were added in our zip codes 98282 and 98292. This is slightly fewer than May of 2020, when 104 new listings were added. However, 87 residential homes sold during the month of May with an average sale price of $686,681, […]

Selling a Home with Pets

June 8, 2021

For pet owners, it’s hard to imagine their home without a furry friend. However, when it comes time to sell, showcasing the qualities of a home should take precedence over the pets that live in it. This creates additional steps in the process of preparing your home for sale, but it makes all the difference in the […]

7 Weekend Home Projects

June 1, 2021

So many projects, so little time. That tends to be the mantra for homeowners with an ever-growing to-do list and limited availability to accomplish their tasks. Fortunately, the weekend is an opportunity to dig into certain projects and see them to their completion by the time the weekdays come around again. These seven weekend home […]

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Stanwood and Camano Island Rain Shadow

May 25, 2021

Buying a new home should be an exciting and fulfilling experience, but it can be difficult to find a place that checks all of your boxes when you have to worry about everything from cost and location to climate and weather patterns.   If you’re looking to buy your next home or finally get the […]

Knowing When to Sell Your Home

May 18, 2021

Of all the components involved in a successful home sale, there is perhaps no greater contributing factor than timing. Knowing when to sell your house gives you the best chance to make an impact when you hit the market. Every seller’s situation is unique but choosing when to sell comes down to how prepared you […]

Market Insights | April 2021

May 13, 2021

APRIL 2021 produced a hint of good news for Buyers — sizeable increases in new listings in the Stanwood and Camano Island zip codes compared to a year ago. The new listings move into pending status so quickly that the active listing numbers do not always reflect the overall activity. Case in point. At the […]

8 Tips for a More Energy Efficient Home

May 4, 2021

Whether they are motivated by rising energy costs or a desire to cultivate a more sustainable home, homeowners are constantly searching for ways they can go green, reduce their home’s energy waste, and save money in the process. Here are some simple methods for a more energy-efficient home. 1. Determine Your Energy Output A natural first step […]

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Dick’s Food Truck A Success!

April 27, 2021

On Tuesday, April 13th we hosted the Dick’s Food Truck at our Stanwood Office to raise money for the Stanwood-Camano YMCA and to bring a Seattle icon to our town for one night. We were joined by hundreds of community members and Dick’s sold 1,000 burgers! Customers were encouraged to “Round-Up” their purchases and donate […]

Market Insights | March 2021

April 22, 2021

MARCH 2021 wrapped up with double digit price hikes in the Stanwood and Camano Island markets. Average prices rose 12% on Camano Island and 10% in Stanwood compared to a year ago. The average price for the 86 homes sold during March was $593,100, it was $538,300 last March. There were 72 pending sales in […]

Increasing the Value of Your Home

April 20, 2021

Every homeowner knows about the value of a home and how it affects its success on the market. If you plan to sell your home in the future, it is important to understand what a home’s value is and how to improve it to ensure you get the most out of your sale. Owning a […]

A Day in the Life of a Real Estate Agent

March 25, 2021

I wake up at 5:30 am and lay in bed thinking of what is pressing on me. It’s usually not the dog or the weighted blanket, but what I failed to get done the night before, and how to apologize. Guilt gets me up at 5:45 am. I make coffee and sit with my laptop […]

Stanwood Schools

March 16, 2021

Stanwood is home to several amazing schools, each equally committed to educating and empowering your children. With multiple schools to choose from, it’s easy to find an environment that has your child’s best interests at heart. No matter where your child goes, you can trust that they will thrive in a small class setting with […]

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Pacific Northwest Spring Break Family Getaways

March 12, 2021

While some Seattle families are opting to spend extended time away combining remote learning and workcations at a sunny destination, many are instead reinventing what spring break means to them by exploring closer to home and enjoying the outdoors in the Pacific Northwest. Even when road tripping and hiking or cycling scenic trails, it’s important […]

Market Insights | February 2021

March 11, 2021

FEBRUARY 2021 housing activity in the Stanwood and Camano Island market was not slowed down by the significant Valentine’s Day weekend snowfall.  There were 56 homes added to our inventory in February and 57 pending sales. February wrapped up with historically low inventory, 18 active residential listings at the end of the month (9 listings […]

Relocating for Remote Work

March 9, 2021

As the ubiquity of working from home continues, many homeowners are making the decision to move. Whether the motivation for relocating is to lower the cost of living, to be closer to family, or simply a fresh start, there are various factors to keep in mind when relocating for remote work. Before You Relocate Before […]

10 Things to Do in Stanwood: Spring Edition

March 2, 2021

Stanwood, Washington, is an amazing city with plenty to do. Whether you’re visiting for a few days or you’ve just moved to the area, there is a long list of activities for you to enjoy. Combining Washington’s beautiful landscape with a welcoming town, Stanwood is an excellent place to go, especially in the springtime. Here […]

The Great Northwest Glass Quest 2021

February 13, 2021

Clue #1. . Be Safe. Have Fun. Dream Big . Clue #2. . Real Mans Darts . Clue #3. . Gentlemen, Start Your Engines. Let’s Go to Derby Downs. . Clue #4. . “A Date That Will Live In Infamy”. . Clue #5. . Bare Hyggelig . Clue #6. . Rain Garden . Clue #7. […]