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

Market Insights | August 2021

September 10, 2021

AUGUST 2021 statistics show the volume of new listings rose from both July (up 4%) and twelve months ago (up 24%). Total inventory for Stanwood and Camano Island fell 40% on Camano Island and 3% in Stanwood from a year ago but stayed even with July. . The average price on the 96 residential homes that […]

Buying and Selling a Home at the Same Time

September 7, 2021

Successfully selling a home and buying a home are significant accomplishments on their own, but when their timelines cross it can be difficult to manage both. If you’re thinking about doing both simultaneously, it’s equally important to understand the steps you can take to make the process go smoothly as it is to have a backup plan in case […]

The Seattle Seahawks KICKS4KIDS Fundraiser

September 2, 2021

This back-to-school season we are joining forces with the Seattle Seahawks and their mascot Blitz to raise money for children in need.   What is Kicks4Kids? This charitable program is designed to provide kids heading back to school with a new pair of Nike shoes. Many school-age children in our community haven’t gotten the opportunity […]

How Covid-19 Impacted the Real Estate Market

August 24, 2021

Just like so many parts of life, the real estate market was greatly impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. From mass unemployment and reduced listings to high demand for houses in contrast to low inventory, the real estate market is much different than it was two years ago. With high housing prices, low interest rates, fluctuating […]

How to Choose the Best Flooring

August 17, 2021

Flooring is a key component of a home’s design and can often be the centerpiece of a renovation or remodel. Because it covers such a large surface area it will significantly impact the look and feel of your home, so choosing the right material can be stressful. Weigh your options before making a decision. Learn […]

Market Insights | July 2021

August 16, 2021

JULY 2021 showed signs of relief for Buyers in the Stanwood/Camano Island market, but this may be short lived. Inventory increased as 128 residential listings were added in zip codes 98282 and 98292 in July. This is 28% more listings than were added in July of 2020, but slightly less than last month. . Prices […]

Dog-Friendly Activities in the Stanwood-Camano Island Area

August 10, 2021

State Parks and Beaches If your dog loves to hike and walk along the water’s edge as much as you do, you’ll want to pay attention to these beautiful dog-friendly locations. Camano Island State Park is on the western side of Camano Island and is full of forest trails and shorelines for you and your […]

5 Green Upgrades that Increase Your Home Value

August 3, 2021

Selling a home begins with understanding how much it’s worth. After an initial assessment, you may want to make some updates to increase the value of your property. There are several ways to do that, including boosting your curb appeal or making renovations with significant ROI potential. As you research potential projects, keep in mind that making your […]

Best Hikes Close to Home

July 27, 2021

Right in the Neighborhood Sometimes you want to enjoy the fresh air and beautiful views that only a hike can offer, but there just isn’t enough time to make a day out of it. Fortunately for those in the Stanwood and Camano Island area, there are two great hikes just a few minutes down the […]

Market Insights | June 2021

July 23, 2021

JUNE 2021 ended with 65 active listings in the Stanwood and Camano Island market, the highest level since October when Buyers could choose from 70 properties in our zip codes. The volume of new listings added in June was 135, an increase of 9% from a year ago. This is good news for Buyers, and the […]

7 Vintage Design Elements That Are Still Popular Today

July 20, 2021

Adding the right touch of vintage décor to your home is a matter of balance. It brings that decades-old, well-traveled quality that gives the spaces in your home a special character. A common concern with vintage décor is that it will make a home feel outdated. Fortunately, certain design elements and trends have stood the test […]

3 Summer Weekend Trips in the Pacific Northwest

July 13, 2021

If you have a travel bug this summer but need to stay close to home, a weekend trip is just the thing to satisfy. Here are three great locations that you can explore on a beautiful weekend in the Pacific Northwest:   Whidbey Island Whidbey Island is a gem waiting to be discovered. It is […]

How to Rent Out Your Vacation Home this Summer

July 6, 2021

A second home can be more than an escape from daily living, it can be a source of income. For those who own a vacation home, summer is full of opportunities to open your doors to renters while still enjoying the benefits of having your own personal getaway. This approach to home ownership can be a […]

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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 […]