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June 30th, 2015

Hunger Doesn't Take a Summer Vacation

Written by Josh Scott

    Summertime couldn’t come soon enough for most children. But for many, the end of the school year marks a time of uncertainty for those who don’t have access to regular meals at home. According to the Food Research and Action Center, over 21 million students receive free or reduced lunches during …

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June 25th, 2015

June Premier Networking Breakfast: Windermere Agents Come Together to Learn About Being Culturally Savvy

Written by Josh Scott

  Every month, Windermere brings together its top luxury agents for the Premier Networking Breakfast. This month’s breakfast saw more than 100 Puget Sound area agents come together to discuss the latest luxury housing market trends and activity. Agents from as far away as the San Juan Islands joined local agents …

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June 24th, 2015

Announcing the Winner of the 2015 Community Service Day Photo Contest!

Written by Josh Scott

On June 5, 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 22nd, 2015

Join Us for the Western Washington Waterfront Open House Tour

Written by Josh Scott

  We’ve found the perfect way for you to kick off summer this year. On June 27 and 28, Windermere is sponsoring the first ever Western Washington Waterfront Open House Tour. More than 125 homes from Bellingham to Westport are available for visitors to tour by boat, bike, or car. Homes are priced from $299,000 …

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June 19th, 2015

He Shed She Shed

Written by Josh Scott

  The general consensus is that the She Shed is the answer to the Man Cave; a new movement that’s meant to knock man caves down to second place. Well, we respectfully disagree with this silly crusade. Everyone needs a little “me” space and we believe they both can be rocked by boys and girls alike. …

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June 17th, 2015

No Housing Bubble in Sight ... For Now

Written by Josh Scott

Exactly 10-years ago this month, Alan Greenspan was asked if he had any concerns regarding the housing market. At that time, he emphasized that he saw no sign of a nationwide housing bubble, but he did have concerns over "froth" in the market and pointed to a big increase in the purchase of investment properties …

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June 12th, 2015

June Maintenance Guide

Written by Josh Scott

  This article originally appeared on Porch.com Written by Anne Reagan   June is the month with the longest daylight hours in the Northern Hemisphere, so it’s the time of year when we feel we have more time to be outside and enjoy the weather. In some states, June brings summer storms and flooding, …

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June 8th, 2015

June Perspectives

Written by Josh Scott

Many years ago we realized that we have a responsibility that goes way beyond helping people buy and sell homes. We too are home owners. We too have kids. We too want safe, vibrant and livable neighborhoods. Because of that we have committed to helping create and maintain communities that are thriving and interesting places …

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June 5th, 2015

Community Service Day 2015

Written by Josh Scott

Today you may notice your local Windermere office is closed, or it may take a little bit longer for your Windermere agent to get back to you. But we promise it’s for a very good reason: today is Windermere Community Service Day. Since 1984, our agents have taken one day a year off to dig into hands-on community service …

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June 4th, 2015

How to Style Your Bookshelf

Written by Josh Scott

Whether you have a library full of books or only hold onto a few favorites, a bookshelf is one of those furniture pieces most homes are guaranteed to have, and yet, few have them are properly “styled”. We have some easy DIY tips that will transform your shelves, while still allowing your books …

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