Design Benefits, Risks and Things to Consider Before You Add an Accessory Dwelling Unit to Your Home SOURCE: Windermere Have you ever rented a unit in someone’s basement? Maybe your significant other’s mom moved into the apartment above your garage? Or have you ever travelled and stayed in a pool house? Commonly referred to as “Mother-In-Law” units, homeowners use these as a way to fill the space in their home and gain […]
W Report W Report – February 2024 Local market update. The King County real estate market has a spring in its step, with heavy buyer traffic and rising sold prices. As mortgage rates stabilize and buyers are out in droves, the residential market needs an infusion of inventory to meet the intensifying demand.Find our full market recap here. News + trends. [THE STATE […]
Buying Buying with Your Pets in Mind SOURCE: Windermere For many of us, pets play a central role in our home life, so taking into account what is best for them when buying a home is important for both their happiness and that of your entire household. Is the Neighborhood A Good Match For Your Pet? When looking for homes that are […]
Market News Windermere Foundation Brings Cheer, Laughter, and Basic Needs in the Final Months of 2023 SOURCE: Windermere Windermere Real Estate offices throughout the Western U.S. brought holiday cheer and laughter to their local communities during the holiday season of 2023, wrapping up a year of giving that raised over $2.9 million for the Windermere Foundation, bringing the total raised since 1989 to more than $53 million. Here are a few […]
Selling What Is Fair Market Value (FMV) in Real Estate? SOURCE: Windermere You know your home is a valuable asset, but what is it actually worth? One of the most important figures to understand as you get ready to sell your home is Fair Market Value (FMV); it is key to a successful home sale. We’ll break down what Fair Market Value is and why […]
Design What is Italianate Architecture? Italianate architecture has roots in Italy’s countryside villas, palaces, and overall romantic building aesthetic. Those ancient buildings inspired a new wave of home design that borrowed from the classic concepts found throughout a country beloved for its classic details and charm. Let’s dive into this special version of Mediterranean design to learn what makes it so appealing. History […]
W Report W Report – December 2023 Local market update. Despite low seasonal inventory, the King County real estate market shows some life, and buyers remain willing to compete for plum properties. A slight decrease in interest rates could mean welcome positivity in the new year. Find our full market recap here. News + trends. LOCAL ECONOMY 4,000+ buildings to zero out carbon emissions The Seattle City […]
Market News Matthew Gardner’s Top 10 Housing Predictions for 2024 This video shows Windermere Chief Economist Matthew Gardner’s Top 10 Predictions for 2024. Each month, he analyzes the most up-to-date U.S. housing data to keep you well-informed about what’s going on in the real estate market. See more market insights on our blog here.  Matthew Gardner’s Top 10 Predictions for 2024 1. Still no housing bubble […]
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Living How to Stay Safe at Home During a Power Outage SOURCE: Windermere A stormy night with the lights out can complicate things at home. But with the right preparation, you and your household can switch gears quickly and ride out the blackout period, however long it may last. Power outages can happen unexpectedly, so taking the necessary steps to have a plan in place should […]
Buying What Does DOM Mean in Real Estate? SOURCE: Windermere As you start searching for homes, you’ll likely come across different terms that describe the status of different listings. One term, “Days on Market” (DOM), can play a role in your strategy for making an offer. Knowing what this term means will help to inform your discussions with your agent as you go about […]
Market News Q3 2023 Western Washington Real Estate Market The following analysis of select counties 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 your Windermere Real […]
Market News U.S. Housing Market 2023: Updated Analysis Windermere Chief Economist Matthew Gardner gives an updated analysis of the U.S. housing market in 2023, using data released by The National Association of REALTORS® on listing activity, home sales, price growth, and more. This video is the latest in our Monday with Matthew series with Windermere Chief Economist Matthew Gardner. Each month, he analyzes […]
W Report W Report – October 2023 Local market update. Low inventory has kept King County home sales pretty quiet of late, although the market is seeing some year-over-year price gains. With stock so depleted, it’s likely unit sales will remain supressed for the remainder of the year.Find our full market recap here. News + trends. [THE STATE OF] REAL ESTATE Will […]
Design 5 Ways to Add Privacy to Your Patio or Balcony Your home’s interior can offer you peace of mind, but there’s nothing like the connection between your patio and the great outdoors. With a little privacy, you can relax and unwind at home like never before. Here are five creative tips to add privacy to your patio or balcony and turn into your own personal […]
Market News How Low Inventory Is Affecting the Housing Market Windermere Chief Economist Matthew Gardner demonstrates how the U.S. housing market is adapting to low inventory levels. He touches on the new construction industry, supply changes in large metro areas, median home sale prices, and more. This video is the latest in our Monday with Matthew series with Windermere Chief Economist Matthew Gardner. Each month, […]
W Report W Report – September 2023 Local market update. High interest rates and persistent low inventory have slowed unit sales in King County, while home prices have held steady. Despite ongoing buyer activity, pandemic-era mortgages have kept many local sellers sidelined. Find our full market recap here. News + trends. WINDERMERE INSIGHTS Housing market insights for the rest of 2023 Heavily influenced […]
Living 6 Home Cleaning Tips to Eliminate Household Odors A home that smells fresh feels fresh. But as all homeowners know, even after spending hours cleaning your home top to bottom, musty and unclean smells somehow find a way to hang around. We’ll take a look at some of the most common household odors and offer home cleaning tips to eliminate them room by room. […]
Selling How to Research Home Prices Before Selling Your Home Thinking about selling your home? You’ve likely got a thousand questions swimming around in your head, but there’s one that tends to stick out in homeowners’ minds above the others: What’s my home worth? Your real estate agent will be your greatest resource in answering this question once you’ve decided you’re ready to sell your home, […]
Market News U.S. Home Prices and Housing Affordability in 2023 Windermere Chief Economist Matthew Gardner gives an updated look at U.S. home prices and housing affordability in 2023 by examining two key second-quarter reports from ATTOM Data Solutions and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). This video is the latest in our Monday with Matthew series with Windermere Chief Economist Matthew Gardner. Each month, […]
W Report W Report – August 2023 Local market update. High temperatures and high interest rates have hit the market in full force, leading to slower sales. Across King County, buyers are navigating a shortage of inventory along with peak market prices.Find our full market recap here. News + trends. [THE STATE OF] REAL ESTATE Bellevue expands Multifamily Tax Exemption Housing affordability […]