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June 29th, 2016

A Home Addition: What to Consider Before Starting to Build

Written by Josh Scott

Adding on to your current home may be your best bet if you’re short on space, but you don’t want to move or can’t find another house in the area with all the qualities you’re seeking. It’s also an attractive option if the house you have is lacking just one significant element (a family room, …

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June 27th, 2016

What We Know (and Don't Know) About the Impact of Brexit

Written by Josh Scott

Image courtesy of speedpropertybuyers.co.uk/.    The decision of the British public to leave the European Union is a historic one for many reasons, not least of which was the almost uniform belief that there was absolutely no way that the public would vote to dissolve a partnership that had been in existence …

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June 24th, 2016

Perspectives: Buyer Fatigue

Written by Josh Scott

Buyer fatigue. It’s a very real thing and we’re seeing it in cities all up and down the West Coast. What’s causing it? Intensely competitive market conditions in which bidding wars and properties selling for significantly more than asking price are the norm. It’s tiring for buyers. It’s tiring …

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June 22nd, 2016

5 Tips to Improve Indoor-Outdoor Flow

Written by Josh Scott

Wouldn’t you love to double the size of your house for the holidays, or when you’re entertaining a large groups of friends? And when the party is over and all the guests have gone home, have your nice, cozy house back just like that? It doesn’t make sense to maintain a large entertaining space that gets …

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June 20th, 2016

Announcing the Winner of the 2016 Windermere Real Estate Community Service Day Photo Contest!

Written by Josh Scott

On Friday, June 3, Windermere offices across the states of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Hawaii, Alaska, Utah, California, Colorado, Nevada, and Arizona, all took a day off from selling homes to help make a difference in their local communities.  We challenged our offices to share their community service day …

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June 14th, 2016

Support Your Local Food Banks During the Summer

Written by Josh Scott

Did you know that June is fresh fruits and vegetables month? That’s great if you can afford them. However, they are a luxury for people who struggle to provide even just the basic necessities for their families. Many families rely on their local food banks as a regular supplemental food source. And of those families, …

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June 14th, 2016

Support Your Local Food Banks During the Summer

Written by Josh Scott

Did you know that June is fresh fruits and vegetables month? That’s great if you can afford them. However, they are a luxury for people who struggle to provide even just the basic necessities for their families. Many families rely on their local food banks as a regular supplemental food source. And of those families, …

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June 10th, 2016

Join us this Weekend for Windermere's Washington Waterfront Home Tour

Written by Josh Scott

We’ve found the perfect way for you to kick off summer this year. On June 11 and 12, Windermere is sponsoring the second annual Washington Waterfront Home Tour. More than 95 homes throughout Washington are available for visitors to tour by boat, bike, or car. Properties are priced from $189,000 to $10.4 …

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June 9th, 2016

A Beginner's Guide to Managing a Remodel

Written by Josh Scott

Browsing photos and ideas can be a fun part of creating your dream room. But making your designs a reality also takes smart planning and organization. Project management is an essential part of remodeling, and there’s nothing like the feeling of implementing a plan to create something new and beautiful. These tips …

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June 8th, 2016

Buying Waterfront Properties ... What You Should Know Before You Take the Plunge

Written by Josh Scott

Living on the Water Is a Lifestyle Enjoying direct and private access to the water is typically the primary motivator for buyers seeking a waterfront property. As such, it’s really important to consider how you intend to use your waterfront. For example, if you’re a boater, evaluate the moorage at the property. …

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