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May 29th, 2015

10 Tips for Senior Citizens Downsizing Homes or Moving

Written by Josh Scott

10 Tips for Senior Citizens Downsizing Homes or Moving from Gentle Giant Moving Company  Gentle Giant takes the time to work with seniors during transitional periods. Moving senior citizens, retirees, and the elderly is emerging as a specialty service as baby-boomers are faced with downsizing themselves while simultaneously …

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May 28th, 2015

Inside the Vacation Home Boom

Written by Josh Scott

  According to a new National Association of Realtors (NAR) report, the market for vacation homes is booming. Consumers bought 1.13 million vacation homes in 2014, the highest amount since NAR started tracking sales in 2003. Vacation home sales were up 57% over the previous year. Vacation homes accounted …

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May 20th, 2015

Windermere Foundation Quarterly Report Q1 2015

Written by Josh Scott

Windermere Foundation Quarterly Report Q1 2015   Thanks to the generosity of donors like you, the Windermere Foundation was able to provide over $410,000 dollars in support during the first quarter of this year to organizations that help low-income and homeless families throughout the Western U.S. Programs benefitting …

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May 14th, 2015

Windermere Foundation Quarterly Report Q1 2015

Written by Josh Scott

Windermere Foundation Quarterly Report Q1 2015   Thanks to the generosity of donors like you, the Windermere Foundation was able to provide over $410,000 dollars in support during the first quarter of this year to organizations that help low-income and homeless families throughout the Western U.S. Programs benefitting …

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May 14th, 2015

Oregon and Southwest Washington Real Estate Market Update

Written by Josh Scott

  Windermere Real Estate is proud to partner with Gardner Economics on this analysis of the Oregon and Southwest Washington real estate market. We hope that this information may assist you with making better-informed real estate decisions.   Economic overview From an economic perspective, I am pleased to see …

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May 6th, 2015

Western Washington Real Estate Market Update

Written by Josh Scott

  Economic overview From an economic perspective, employment in Western Washington continued to grow during the first three months of the year, and unemployment rates, although moving slightly higher in some counties, are still generally trending lower. In general, the region continues to perform well when compared …

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April 30th, 2015

Join us Saturday, May 2nd for the 29th Annual Windermere Cup

Written by Josh Scott

This Saturday, May 2 marks the 29th anniversary of an event that is a touchstone for our company, our family of offices and agents, and the University of Washington. The Windermere Cup, held annually on the first day of boating season, is both an international sporting event and an opening day party, followed by the …

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April 29th, 2015

Shaping the Future, One Stroke at a Time: Annual Windermere Cup #KidsCrew

Written by Josh Scott

The upcoming Windermere Cup regatta on May 2 is – without a doubt – our biggest event of the year. Teams from across the country, and around the world, come to compete in this incredible rowing competition. But one of our favorite parts of Windermere Cup has nothing to do with the race itself. Every year, a …

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April 28th, 2015

Bravo Star, Fredrik Eklund Wows Windermere Agents

Written by Josh Scott

Last Friday we had none other than Bravo TV star Fredrik Eklund stop by our Premier Luncheon to talk to 200 Windermere agents and clients about his book, The Sell: The Secrets of Selling Anything to Anyone. Although he’s sold over $1.5 billion in real estate, it’s not the money that excites him; his true driving …

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April 24th, 2015

What's That Smell?! What to do When Your Home Stinks

Written by Josh Scott

Smells are a funny thing. A particular smell or scent is so closely tied to our memory bank, and can instantly conjure up memories and images. We all strive to have a nice-smelling home, especially when we’re placing our home on the market or hosting a party. The problem with smells is that a person can actually become …

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