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

House vs. Townhouse vs. Condo

November 8, 2022

Deciding between a house, townhouse, and condominium can be a difficult process. Understanding how the characteristics of each housing type aligns with your life goals and finances will help you work with your agent to identify which housing type is right for you. Renting vs Buying: Which is better for you? How do you define […]

PNW Wildlife

November 1, 2022

The Stanwood/Camano Island area is home to beautiful and active natural environments that are full of native PNW wildlife.   If you’re looking to reconnect with the natural world and appreciate some beautiful animals from a respectful distance, then Stanwood and Camano Island are the perfect places to start!   This article will introduce you […]

13 Appliance Tips & Hacks for Household Chores

October 25, 2022

Modern home appliances make our lives so much easier. They tackle dreaded household chores, saving us time and effort. There are lots of ways to use them, however, that you may not have thought of before. Here are 13 little-known tricks for getting more than your money’s worth from your appliances. 13 Appliance Tips & […]

Market Insights | September 2022

October 18, 2022

September 2022 in Stanwood and Camano Island was like the pre-pandemic September of 2019. We cannot compare today’s housing market with the COVID stimulus market of 2020 – early 2022. Windermere’s Chief Economist, Matthew Gardner has dubbed this period “The Great Reversion”. Sales volume has dipped a little in our area, which is common for […]

What Is an Adjustable-Rate Mortgage (ARM)?

October 4, 2022

An integral part of the formula to successfully buying a home is securing the correct amount of financing. Once you’ve found the home you’d like to pursue, one of your primary tasks is exploring different loan products to see which best fits your situation. Eventually, you’ll come to a fork in the road where you’ll need […]

Finding Your Style

September 27, 2022

Deciding to invest your money into building or buying a home is a major life choice that will have a lasting impact on you and your family. This is why it’s vital that your home fits your family’s needs and embodies the style and design scheme you’ve always dreamed about.    There’s usually so much […]

Market Insights | August 2022

September 15, 2022

. August 2022 in Stanwood and Camano Island was an August with market conditions similar to what we experienced in pre-pandemic times. Sales volume has dipped a little in our area, which is common for August, but the average sales price is continuing to hold steady. Many of the homes that are going under contract […]

Fix and Flip Houses

September 13, 2022

We’ve all watched home renovation TV shows at one point or another. You know, the ones where real estate investors buy houses that look like no one would dare live in them and then turn them into jaw-dropping dream homes? In the best-case scenario, investing in those homes actually makes them a profit despite how […]

Making a Contingent Offer: Common Real Estate Contingencies

September 6, 2022

Imagine a home-buying scenario where you make an offer, the seller immediately accepts, and the two of you move through closing without any hiccups until you have keys in hand. It’s possible, but a more likely home buying experience is marked by negotiation, counteroffers, and a back-and-forth dialogue between both parties to reach a deal. And in […]

Fall in Stanwood and Camano Island

August 29, 2022

The opportunity for fun and adventure in the Stanwood and Camano Island area isn’t over after labor day! There is an abundance of exciting experiences waiting for visitors and locals as the weather cools down this fall. . Take a look below to learn about some fun activities you don’t want to miss out on […]

Decorating with House Plants to Match Your Décor Style

August 21, 2022

Interior design solutions come in all shapes and sizes. After all your furniture items, art, and other physical items are all in their right place, decorating with house plants can provide the perfect final touch. The best plants for your home are the ones that will thrive in your local climate while complementing your existing décor. Here […]

Market Insights | July 2022

August 11, 2022

. July 2022 in Stanwood and Camano Island was a time for Buyers and Sellers to recalibrate and take note of the shifting market. Expectations are changing as the market continues to normalize. Sales volume has dipped a little in our area, but prices are continuing to hold steady. Of the 68 homes sold in […]

Understanding the Value of Your Home: Market Value vs. Assessed Value and More

August 9, 2022

The math of a home sale is relatively straightforward. Sellers list their home at a certain price, a buyer makes an offer, and eventually the two parties reach a final, agreed-upon price. However, between these two points in the selling process, there are several other figures that go into to setting a home’s value that […]

Should I Stage My Home Before Selling?

August 2, 2022

When selling your home, you want every advantage. Many people selling their homes today consider staging to be something that absolutely must be done. Helping potential buyers visualize what their future homes will look like makes them much more likely to buy. . At Windermere, we have seen that staged homes usually sell faster and […]

9 Summer DIY Projects

July 26, 2022

When home-project lists pile up, it can leave some homeowners feeling overwhelmed by their to-dos. One helpful strategy is to prioritize your projects by season. The following list of simple and cost-effective summer projects will help make the most of your summer at home while preparing for the seasons ahead. . 9 Summer DIY Projects […]

The Importance of Photography in your Real Estate Listing

July 19, 2022

You can buy almost anything online nowadays, including homes. If you’re looking to sell or rent your property, you should make sure that your listing is as attractive as possible to catch the attention of potential buyers or renters. . With that said, one of the most crucial parts of a good listing is the […]

Market Insights | June 2022

July 13, 2022

. June 2022 in Stanwood and Camano Island showed signs of returning to a normal market. This shift is creating opportunities for some Buyers that we did not see in 2020 and 2021. Generally, there are more houses on the market, longer market times, steadying home prices, fewer showings, and open house attendees, fewer offers […]

How to Plant an Herb Garden

July 5, 2022

Homeowners are always seeking ways to breathe new life into the spaces in their homes. Using nature to achieve this transformation is beneficial in several ways. Planting an herb garden not only helps to make your kitchen feel fresh and sustainable, but it can make your food taste better, too. Here are some tips for […]

Understanding Commercial Leases

June 28, 2022

Commercial property is a property designated for business purposes rather than for personal usage or housing. Renting this type of property is a huge asset to business owners, seeing as it affords much greater flexibility than buying and can significantly reduce upfront real estate costs.  . Being a commercial property tenant also requires the use […]

How to be a Good Renter

June 14, 2022

If you’re trying to find a house or apartment to rent and haven’t had any luck, don’t worry—this article is here to point you in the right direction. . Most landlords and property managers are looking for tenants who will pay rent on time, respect their property, and not cause any trouble. That’s why, when […]