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October 29th, 2014

What does the future of luxury real estate look like? We travelled to Beverly Hills to find out.

Written by Josh Scott

Last week, Windermere Real Estate sent 25 agents to Beverly Hills, CA for Luxury Connect, an exclusive, invitation-only event that focused on the tools and trends that are shaping the future of luxury real estate. Held at a $135 million dollar estate, the impressive line-up of speakers were the who’s who of luxury …

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October 23rd, 2014

Trick or Treat: Dress up Your Porch With No-Carve Pumpkins

Written by Josh Scott

For those of you out there who have older kids or just want to do something different than the typical Halloween jack-o-lantern this year, try a more sophisticated pumpkin. Instead of carving one, paint one. Here are some ideas: Flower Power – Use a drill or nail wide enough to poke holes through for stems of flowers …

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October 20th, 2014

Windermere Foundation Charity Challenge Follow-up

Written by Josh Scott

Earlier this year, Windermere Real Estate hosted the “Windermere Foundation Charity Challenge” to celebrate the Foundation’s 25th anniversary. Twenty-one non-profit organizations throughout the Western United States were nominated by Windermere offices to compete via Facebook for $25,000. The five …

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October 20th, 2014

Windermere Foundation Charity Challenge follow-up

Written by Josh Scott

Earlier this year, Windermere Real Estate hosted the “Windermere Foundation Charity Challenge” to celebrate the Foundation’s 25th anniversary. Twenty-one non-profit organizations throughout the Western United States were nominated by Windermere offices to compete via Facebook for $25,000. The five non-profits …

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October 17th, 2014

Thriving Economy, Clean Air, and Chinese Film Draw Homebuyers to Seattle

Written by Josh Scott

Earlier this week, I attended the Pacific Rim Summit which was hosted by Seattle’s local chapter of the Asian Real Estate Association of America (AREAA). While the overarching discussion was about international home buyers, the main focus was on wealthy Chinese families seeking out cities that can offer their children …

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October 15th, 2014

Windermere Gives Back with 30th Annual Community Service Day

Written by Josh Scott

On Friday, October 17, Windermere offices in Arizona, California, Colorado, and Nevada will be closed for a very special reason. For the past 30 years, Windermere has dedicated the third Friday of October to our annual Community Service Day*. On that day, you will find our teams doing a variety of projects, like cleaning, …

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October 13th, 2014

Perspectives – Standards of Practice

Written by Josh Scott

As you’ve probably heard, the housing market is a little crazy right now. Every day we hear stories from our agents about the competition among buyers and what it takes to secure the winning offer. Escalation clauses, love letters, waived contingencies, non-refundable earnest money. The list goes on and on. Navigating …

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October 10th, 2014

In the market to buy a home? Make a list and check it twice.

Written by Josh Scott

Are you thinking of buying a home, and you aren’t sure exactly where to start? Here is a checklist to help you get ready to make your home dreams come true: Decide where you want to live! Are you where you want to be? Generally, you will want to plan on staying in your home for at least 5-7 years in order for you …

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October 3rd, 2014

Selling Your Home? Go Through This Safety Checklist With Your Real Estate Agent

Written by Josh Scott

    Selling your home can be stressful for many reasons. Not only are you trying to get the best financial return on your investment, but you might also be working on a tight deadline. There’s also the pressure to keep your home clean and organized at all times for prospective buyers.  One thing you …

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September 26th, 2014

A Quick Guide to Understanding Real Estate Designations

Written by Josh Scott

What do those letters and acronyms mean at the end of your real estate agent’s name? We’re here to answer that question and explain why it might matter to you. Like other professionals, real estate agents have the ability to specialize in certain areas of the business by earning designations. Those acronyms …

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