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August 28th, 2015

#YourStoryIsOurStory: Finding the best place to play

Written by Josh Scott

Jayden and loyal pal Marley needed more space to play. With the help of Windermere Kennewick, they found the right place to roam and grow. Throughout the year we will be posting some of our favorite #YourStoryIsOurStory videos, photos, and blog posts. Please take a minute to share your experiences, and follow …

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August 27th, 2015

7 Helpful Back to School Organization Ideas

Written by Josh Scott

This article originally appeared on Porch.com Written by Mady Dahlstrom   Skip the stress of staying organized this school year with these helpful DIYs! The new school year is almost here! Worried about your home staying in tip-top shape during busy school days? Make the back to school transition …

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August 25th, 2015

The Windermere Foundation Wildfire Fund

Written by Josh Scott

  We are deeply concerned about the ongoing impact of wildfires throughout the Western United States this year. Eastern and Western Washington, Oregon, Idaho, California and Western Montana have been hit particularly hard by rampant wildfires this summer. According to the National Interagency Fire Center, 65 known …

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August 24th, 2015

How to get started in your home search

Written by Josh Scott

Whatever your reasons for buying, finding the right home in the perfect neighborhood, and at a cost that is within your budget, is no small task. But if you do your research and approach the process with confidence, you are much more likely to emerge at the end of the day with a house you'll be proud to call home.   …

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August 21st, 2015

#YourStoryIsOurStory: When selling the family home is like saying goodbye to a member of your family

Written by Josh Scott

Homes hold some of our most sacred memories. Nancy Chapin helps her clients pass along the torch to the next family. "When people hand me the keys at the end of a conversation, I know it's not about the keys, it's not even about the house. It's about the legacy. It's about the history. It's about …

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August 20th, 2015

Oregon and Southwest Washington Real Estate Market Update

Written by Josh Scott

ECONOMIC OVERVIEW The Oregon economy has regained its traditional job growth advantage relative to the nation with employment growth running about one percent higher than a typical state. With the expansion in employment—in concert with rising wages—the economy appears to be in good shape. Although not yet …

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August 18th, 2015

Will millennials be ‘perma-renters'?

Written by Josh Scott

This article originally appeared on Inman.com    Several factors have kept this generation renting, but they won't last forever   Takeaways: Many believe that millennials will continue to be renters and not homeowners for various reasons. The first of the millennials were not even in a position …

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August 17th, 2015

You found your dream home, now what?

Written by Josh Scott

You’ve found the home you can see yourself living in, now what? There are several steps to the buying process you will go through before you can officially call it your own.   …

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August 14th, 2015

#YourStoryIsOurStory: A Unique Challenge

Written by Josh Scott

Every family has unique needs to fulfill when searching for their forever home. But 3,000 action figures is more unique than most. See how the Stevens family, and Windermere agent Marguerite Giguere, found the perfect home. Throughout the year we will be posting some of our favorite #YourStoryIsOurStory videos, photos, …

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August 10th, 2015

August Perspectives

Written by Josh Scott

Every year there’s some aspect of the real estate market that becomes a focal point for the media. A few years ago it was whether or not housing would ever recover from the Great Recession. Then it was historically low interest rates and inventory levels. And more recently, it’s whether or not this hyper-paced, …

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