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March 27th, 2015

Nine Ways to Landscape for Maximum Curb Appeal

Written by Josh Scott

Photo courtesy of : Darren Patt Construction This article originally appeared on Porch.com Written by Jacqui Adams   There are a million and one ways to add curb appeal, but your home’s landscaping is one of the most important. Home sale price data shows that you’ll get double your investment …

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March 26th, 2015

Update: A Legislative Effort Is Now Underway In Congress To Extend The Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act

Written by Josh Scott

UPDATE: Senators Dean Heller (R-Nev.) and Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) have introduced a bipartisan bill that would extend the Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act through 2015 and all of 2016. Heller is an influential member of the Senate Finance Committee and has pledged to attach the bill to a larger piece of legislation …

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March 19th, 2015

How to Hire a Home Inspector

Written by Josh Scott

Is this year you make the leap to buy your first home? A home is a major investment and, for many people, the greatest financial asset they have. With so much at stake, it makes sense to do what you can to protect your financial interest. Getting a home inspection is a smart, simple way to do just that. When you make …

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March 12th, 2015

Here's Your Spring Maintenance Checklist

Written by Josh Scott

Now that spring has sprung, let’s clear the cobwebs and get your home ready! Here is our quick guide to spring home maintenance: Inspection top to bottom: Now that the weather is temperate you will want to check on how your home weathered the winter. Check the roof for leaks, the gutters for damage, and the siding …

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March 4th, 2015

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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February 26th, 2015

Western Washington Real Estate 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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February 25th, 2015

Windermere Foundation 2014 Year in Review

Written by Josh Scott

This past year, the Windermere Foundation had a milestone anniversary, celebrating 25 years of supporting programs and organizations that provide shelter, clothing, children’s programs, emergency assistance, and other services to low-income and homeless families. What started in 1989 as a grassroots foundation serving …

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February 25th, 2015

Windermere Foundation 2014 Year in Review

Written by Josh Scott

This past year, the Windermere Foundation had a milestone anniversary, celebrating 25 years of supporting programs and organizations that provide shelter, clothing, children’s programs, emergency assistance, and other services to low-income and homeless families. What started in 1989 as a grassroots foundation serving …

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February 19th, 2015

Your Favorite Space Could Win You $500 From Porch.com

Written by Josh Scott

Last week we launched our #OdeToMyAbode photo contest and the pics of people’s favorite rooms and spaces are really quite inspiring. There’s still time for you to post a photo of your favorite space for a chance to win $500 in home improvement services from Porch.com. Just go here, or post it to Twitter or Instagram …

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February 16th, 2015

February Perspectives

Written by Josh Scott

If you’re in the market to buy or sell a home, or you’re just a real estate junkie at heart, you may have heard the term “months supply” used by real estate agents or the media when discussing the housing market. For example, right now there’s about a 1.4 month supply of homes for sale in King …

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