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September 12th, 2014

Here's Your Fall Home Maintenance Checklist:

Written by Josh Scott

Fall is an ideal time to tackle maintenance projects both inside and outside. Here are a few ideas to get you started: Gutters top to bottom: Water in the wrong spots can do a lot of damage. Start by ensuring that gutters and downspouts are doing their job. (Don’t attempt this task yourself if you have a two-story …

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August 28th, 2014

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. This report is designed to offer insight into the realities of the housing market. Numbers alone do not always give an accurate picture of local economic conditions; therefore our …

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August 19th, 2014

Western Washington I 2014 Second Quarter Market Update

Written by Josh Scott

Windermere Real Estate is proud to partner with Gardner Economics on this analysis of the Western Washington real estate market. This report is designed to offer insight into the realities of the housing market. Numbers alone do not always give an accurate picture of local economic conditions; therefore our goal is to provide …

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August 11th, 2014

August Perspectives: Summer Splash at Green Lake

Written by Josh Scott

There’s nothing quite like Seattle in August – it’s our favorite time of the year. That’s because you can usually count on blue skies, warm temperatures, and minimal rain, making it the ideal place to do just about anything outdoors. It’s also the time of year when families start getting ready …

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August 7th, 2014

Please Donate to Our Kicks for Kids Sneaker Drive

Written by Josh Scott

While many kids enjoy the final days of summer, their families are getting ready for the upcoming school year. Sadly, the thought of going back to school can be a stressful time for some kids, because they don’t have something that most of us take for granted—a pair of shoes. Studies show that when kids feel …

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August 7th, 2014

Please Donate to Our Kicks for Kids Sneaker Drive

Written by Josh Scott

While many kids enjoy the final days of summer, their families are getting ready for the upcoming school year. Sadly, the thought of going back to school can be a stressful time for some kids, because they don’t have something that most of us take for granted—a pair of shoes. Studies show that when kids feel …

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August 4th, 2014

Mid-Year Foundation Report

Written by Josh Scott

Helping children get through the school year and more. Thanks to your donations, the Windermere Foundation has been able to disburse nearly $840,000 to non-profit organizations throughout our network, during the first half of 2014. This included 269 grants, with an average grant size of $3,121—grants that support …

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August 4th, 2014

Mid-Year Foundation Report

Written by Josh Scott

Helping children get through the school year and more. Thanks to your donations, the Windermere Foundation has been able to disburse nearly $840,000 to non-profit organizations throughout our network, during the first half of 2014. This included 269 grants, with an average grant size of $3,121—grants that support …

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August 1st, 2014

Having Trouble Staying On Top Of The Clutter?

Written by Josh Scott

When a home gets unorganized and cluttered it can feel like an overwhelming task to clean it back up. But with the following tips and storage ideas, you can organize your home—and keep it  that way.  Sort through your stuff The first step to getting organized is to get rid of clutter and unnecessary things. …

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July 17th, 2014

Indoor Air Quality Basics

Written by Josh Scott

Most of us tend to think of air pollution as something that occurs outdoors where car exhaust and factory fumes proliferate, but there’s such a thing as indoor air pollution, too.  Since the 1950s, the number of synthetic chemicals used in products for the home has increased drastically, while at the same time, …

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