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December 17th, 2015

Happy Holidays from Windermere Real Estate

Written by Josh Scott

On behalf of everyone at Windermere Real Estate, we wish you a very happy holiday season!   …

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December 16th, 2015

There's No Need To Panic About Rising Interest Rates

Written by Josh Scott

This article originally appeared on Inman.com    After seven years of some of the lowest interest rates in recorded history, the Federal Reserve has decided to raise the key Fed Funds Rate by 0.25 percent, which is causing some to be concerned that it will lead to a jump in mortgage rates and negatively …

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December 16th, 2015

Holiday Mantel Glam Decor

Written by Josh Scott

  Anyone who has a fireplace can appreciate how versatile a mantel is. It's easy to change its look with the different holidays and seasons. And there’s no better season to do this than Christmas. Hang a wreath, decorate it with candles, ornaments, and twinkling lights. The options are endless. If you’re …

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December 15th, 2015

Heading into the New Year, Agent Safety Still a Top Priority

Written by Josh Scott

As the New Year approaches, the real estate industry can look back on 2015 and be proud of the accomplishments to continue to make realtor safety a top priority. At Windermere, we pride ourselves on making realtor safety a top priority. Industry leadership requires both constantly looking for new innovative products to …

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December 14th, 2015

Perspectives: No Child Sleeps Outside

Written by Josh Scott

States of emergency are usually proclaimed after natural disasters, such as earthquakes and hurricanes, but last month city leaders declared one in Seattle for homelessness. The numbers they quoted were staggering. Over 10,000 homeless people in King County. Sixty-four homeless deaths so far this year. And the stat that …

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December 11th, 2015

#YourStoryIsOurStory: Finding the Right Home for the Right Time

Written by Josh Scott

When looking for a real estate agent, it’s important to work with someone who really understands where you are in life, and can help you find the right home for your circumstances. Julie Huff has worked with Doug and Alyson through three different moves. From Doug’s bachelor pad to their first family home, and …

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December 9th, 2015

Embracing the Spirit of Giving

Written by Josh Scott

The holiday season seems to bring out the best in people. And at Windermere, when our offices see a need, they act on it. Often times the need is identified by an individual from an office, like Karen Cleveland from the Vancouver-Mill Plain office. Karen was at her grandson’s confirmation class several weeks ago …

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December 9th, 2015

Embracing the Spirit of Giving

Written by Josh Scott

The holiday season seems to bring out the best in people. And at Windermere, when our offices see a need, they act on it. Often times the need is identified by an individual from an office, like Karen Cleveland from the Vancouver-Mill Plain office. Karen was at her grandson’s confirmation class several weeks ago …

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December 8th, 2015

Luxury? There's an App for That

Written by Josh Scott

  On the brink of 2016, it seems like there’s an app for everything. Need some help moving around the furniture in your home? Done. Has the radio made a comeback in app form? It sure has. The world is truly at our fingertips. And luxury is no different. These apps may not be for everyone, …

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December 4th, 2015

#YourStoryIsOurStory: When your agent can read your mind

Written by Josh Scott

After twenty three years, Bruce and Suzanne knew it was time to move on from their home and start looking for a place with less stairs. Their real estate agent, Kristena Cox, was able to help them prepare their home for the market and hone in on what they needed for their next step. Kristena may not really be able to read …

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