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July 24th, 2015

Windermere Foundation Quarterly Report Q2 2015

Written by Josh Scott

The year seems to be flying by… can you believe we are already more than halfway through 2015? And what a year it has been for the Windermere Foundation. Thanks to your continued support, we have raised more than $738,000 this year to support organizations that help low-income and homeless families throughout the …

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July 24th, 2015

Windermere Foundation Quarterly Report Q2 2015

Written by Josh Scott

The year seems to be flying by… can you believe we are already more than halfway through 2015? And what a year it has been for the Windermere Foundation. Thanks to your continued support, we have raised more than $738,000 this year to support organizations that help low-income and homeless families throughout the …

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July 22nd, 2015

6 Powerful Reasons to Consider a Short Sale Instead of Foreclosure

Written by Josh Scott

If you are unable to make your mortgage payments, you may be considering what to do next. One option is a short sale. Another option is foreclosure. There are many benefits to choosing a short sale over foreclosure. Before you make a decision, make sure you know the facts. Our partner, Lambros Politis, Lead …

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July 20th, 2015

#YourStoryIsOurStory

Written by Josh Scott

  Life happens fast. New job, new baby, a new adventure. Whatever that next step is, your agent’s job is to help you find a home that fits. A place to create new memories, tell old stories – start the next chapter. YOUR STORY IS OUR STORY We want to hear your stories. Like the moment you and your agent …

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July 16th, 2015

The Price is Right

Written by Josh Scott

  Anyone who has ever bought or sold a home has probably realized that proper pricing is one of the most crucial yet intangible components of a successful transaction. Pricing isn’t always a matter of logic, mathematics or what the seller “needs” to net but a combination of these and many other factors …

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July 10th, 2015

July Maintenance Guide

Written by Josh Scott

This article originally appeared on Porch.com Written by Anne Reagan   Your summer plans should include keeping up with these home and yard maintenance projects.   The month of July can be a busy one for homeowners. Summer vacation, celebrations, a change in the family schedule and increased heat can …

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July 9th, 2015

Homeownership Has Declined, But It Won’t Be Forever

Written by Josh Scott

This article originally appeared on Inman.com   In addition to talking about housing bubbles, another topic that is becoming popular among housing scaremongers is the ongoing decline in the U.S. homeownership rate. Remarks range from the direct, “American homeownership is at its lowest level in more than …

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July 7th, 2015

Front Door Refresh

Written by Josh Scott

  Make a bold statement with a “new” front door – color is mandatory. Something as simple as painting your front door can change the whole look of your home and its curb appeal. Be that house on the block that people have to double-take when they drive by.   Be Bright: We suppose …

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July 2nd, 2015

Set the Stage for a Fantastic Fourth of July Party!

Written by Josh Scott

#WinderPup staying cool in the shade     Grab the sparklers, clean up the grill, and don your red, white and blue! A fourth of July theme barbecue is the perfect way to ring in summer and celebrate. Here are some fun tips for a fun and safe holiday shindig:   Get the décor right: We love a good …

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June 30th, 2015

Hunger Doesn't Take a Summer Vacation

Written by Josh Scott

    Summertime couldn’t come soon enough for most children. But for many, the end of the school year marks a time of uncertainty for those who don’t have access to regular meals at home. According to the Food Research and Action Center, over 21 million students receive free or reduced lunches during …

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