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

Home Maintenance Tips and Tricks

March 29, 2022

Frankly, it can be a hassle to properly take care of a home—if only there was a landlord you could call to fix your garbage disposal or tend to your leaks! But, there’s always a price attached to great things, and owning a home comes with a lot of perks. . To keep your home […]

How to Find the Right Lighting for Your Home

March 22, 2022

The right lighting can give your home the quality and mood you’re looking to achieve. Knowing about the different temperatures of light, lighting types, and how to blend lighting elements will help you narrow down your choices and find the best fixtures for your home. . How to Find the Right Lighting for Your Home […]

Get Outside and Explore

March 15, 2022

New experiences make life more exciting. There’s nothing wrong with having a cozy stay-at-home weekend, but going out to explore every now and then is what keeps us lively, curious, and full of that child-like wonder we all miss so much! There’s even some evidence that having new experiences and getting a change of scenery […]

Market Insights | February 2022

March 11, 2022

February 2022 in Stanwood and Camano Island ended with a much-needed increase in listings. We are feeling optimistic about the housing market as pandemic-related restrictions ease, but also some hesitancy due to the global economic uncertainty around Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. . Our inventory increased by 66 new listings in the Stanwood Camano Island market […]

Working with a Real Estate Agent to Sell Your Home

March 1, 2022

A real estate agent is an invaluable asset. They will work with you to get your home sold for the best price and in a timely manner. Before you find the right agent to sell your home, it’s important to understand how you can work together toward a successful sale. The following information will help you […]

Market Insights | January 2022

February 15, 2022

JANUARY 2022 in Stanwood and Camano Island ended slower than January 2021 in sales, pending sales and new listings. The only increase was in the average sale price, $681,807 in our combined market for January. Despite the slower January, we see signs of a busy spring market ahead. . “The year started off with more of […]

7 Signs You’re Ready to Buy a Home

February 15, 2022

Making the leap from renter to homeowner doesn’t happen overnight; it requires steady planning to put yourself in a good position to buy your first home. Prospective first-time home buyers can often feel like they’re waiting for a sign to indicate they’re ready to start making offers, when really, it’s a combination of factors. Here […]

Local Coffee Stands in Stanwood & Camano Island

February 8, 2022

From pharmacies and banks to fast food joints and coffee stands, drive-thrus make life more convenient. Drive-thru coffee shops have been around for decades, and one of the first coffee stands actually began in the PNW region一a place called Motor Moka, which was founded in Portland, Oregon in 1990.  . As coffee stands and drive-thrus […]

5 Ways to Create a Sustainable Kitchen

February 1, 2022

In many ways, the kitchen is the heart of a home. All the time spent making delicious food, sharing recipes, and enjoying meals with loved ones gives it a central role in home life. A consequence of the time spent in the kitchen is the creation of waste. But by adopting more sustainable practices in […]

2022 Market Forecast

January 26, 2022

We were so honored to be joined by Matthew Gardener on January 21, 2022. Matthew gave insight into the 2022 housing market, giving his predictions both on the real estate industry as a whole and the future of our local market in the Stanwood Camano area. . Take a look at Matthews Slides from the […]

Market Insights | December 2021

January 20, 2022

DECEMBER 2021 ended with severe shortages in inventory, historically low temperatures, and a blanket of snow, bringing the market to a new year slowdown. . The average sale prices in Stanwood and Camano Island rose 21% at the end of December compared to last year. The inventory levels did the opposite. There were 20% fewer listings […]

Should I Remodel or Sell My Home As Is?

January 11, 2022

Homeowners who are preparing to sell are often faced with a dilemma about whether to remodel or sell their home in its current state. Each approach has its respective advantages and disadvantages. If you decide to remodel your home, it will likely sell for more; but the increased selling price will come at the cost […]

Winter Activities in Stanwood and Camano Island

January 4, 2022

Finding things to occupy your time on cold winter days can be a struggle, especially if you want to do more than lounge at home. If you’re close to the Stanwood/Camano Island area this winter, look no further for some fun activities that will get you out of the house and bring some joy to […]

Must-Haves and Nice-To-Haves Lists

December 28, 2021

Finding your dream home may not be easy, but there are things you can do to make it easier, like creating a “Must-Haves” list and a “Nice-To-Haves” list. These lists allow serious homebuyers to save time, energy, and ultimately, money as they prepare to buy a home. . A Must-Have List is exactly what it […]

In-Style Home Trends for 2022

December 21, 2021

  Staying at home for prolonged periods of time has left many of us with a desire to redecorate our spaces and align them with the current trends. Rearranging and redecorating can spice things up and give a fresh feeling to your home that is sure to lift the mood in 2022.   Keep reading […]

Market Insights | November 2021

December 14, 2021

. NOVEMBER 2021 did not bring any downtime for buyers in our market! Usually, buyers tend to take a break as the holidays approach, but demand remained high last month. Our inventory is down 35% in Stanwood and 6% on Camano Island from one month ago, with only 39 active listings in our two zip […]

Make Your Move

December 7, 2021

Moving is stressful, whether it is across town or cross-country.  Once you have closed on your house, the reality of packing, moving, and setting up a new home can become overwhelming. While no list can make a move “stress-free,” planning ahead and staying organized can help make your move a little smoother. Here is our […]

Animal Shelters in the Stanwood Camano Area

November 30, 2021

All animals deserve a second chance, and thanks to the Stanwood and Camano Island animal shelters, this little corner of the Pacific Northwest is able to provide one for them. Keep reading to learn more about all of the good that these local animal shelters do and how you can get involved. The NOAH Center […]

The Evolution of the Home Office

November 23, 2021

As the popularity of remote work has reached new heights in recent years, the needs of homeowners are changing. Home offices and workspaces have never been higher on buyers’ priority lists and sellers are finding ways to make their homes appeal to a remote working audience. So, what does this mean for the home office […]

Shop Local for the Holidays

November 16, 2021

Huge corporations and commercial stores see a big jump in sales over the holiday season. While the deals they offer can be enticing, the products they carry aren’t all that unique, and they almost certainly don’t need your patronage as much as a local shop does. . After such an unexpected and difficult couple of […]