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May 18th, 2016

Summer camps provide invaluable learning and socialization opportunities for youth

Written by Josh Scott

  Child development professionals recognize the camp experience as being valuable in helping children mature socially, emotionally, intellectually, morally, and physically. Summer camps and summer programs for youth not only keep them occupied while on break from school, it provides them with a safe place to be while …

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May 18th, 2016

Summer camps provide invaluable learning and socialization opportunities for youth

Written by Josh Scott

  Child development professionals recognize the camp experience as being valuable in helping children mature socially, emotionally, intellectually, morally, and physically. Summer camps and summer programs for youth not only keep them occupied while on break from school, it provides them with a safe place to be while …

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May 16th, 2016

Historically low inventory levels, how we got here, and what to expect in the coming year

Written by Josh Scott

The housing market is performing remarkably well, with the exception of incredibly low inventory levels in many areas throughout the country. Why is this happening? Windermere’s Chief Economist, Matthew Gardner, explains why and offers his predictions for what we can expect in the future.    …

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May 13th, 2016

What Millennials are Looking for in an Apartment or Condo

Written by Josh Scott

LinkedIn recently told us that 4,279 new apartments were added to Seattle’s local inventory last year, and based on the number of cranes you constantly see around the city, we believe them. With so many choices, Millennials are getting really specific about what they want in a living space and the lifestyle …

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May 11th, 2016

Community Service Day: Henry’s Story

Written by Josh Scott

For the past 31 years, Windermere offices have closed their doors to dedicate a day of service to provide support for members of our communities and nonprofit organizations that help our neighbors in need. A few years ago, a group of Windermere agents and owners were hit personally when a boy in their community, Henry, …

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May 9th, 2016

Nevada Real Estate Market Update

Written by Josh Scott

  ECONOMIC OVERVIEW After losing over 134,000 jobs during the Great Recession, the Las Vegas metropolitan area has recovered all of those jobs and employment is now at an all-time high of 934,600. Year-over-year, the market added 24,600 new jobs. This is up from the annual pace of 21,300 jobs seen at the end of last …

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May 6th, 2016

Southern California Real Estate Market Update

Written by Josh Scott

  ECONOMIC OVERVIEW Southern California continues to add jobs but the rate of increase has started to taper. Through the end of the first quarter of 2016, the counties that make up this report added 71,100 new jobs, and year-over-year, employment is up by 196,100 total jobs for a growth rate of 2.1%. Regional unemployment …

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May 4th, 2016

Oregon and South West Washington Real Estate Market Update

Written by Josh Scott

  ECONOMIC OVERVIEW The total number of Oregonians employed in March reached 1.94 million, which was up substantially from 1.84 million in March 2015. The rapid rise in the number of employed is the main driver of an increase in Oregon’s labor force participation rate, which shot up to 62.3% in March from …

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May 2nd, 2016

Join Us This Weekend at the 30th Annual Windermere Cup

Written by Josh Scott

This Saturday, May 7 marks the 30th anniversary of the Windermere Cup rowing regatta – an event held in conjunction with the Seattle Yacht Club on the Opening Day of boating season. This year is an especially exciting year as we celebrate 30 remarkable years of an event that was started by Windermere founder John …

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April 29th, 2016

#YourStoryIsOurStory: It’s Never too Late to Fall in Love

Written by Josh Scott

In November 2015, Windermere Real Estate agent, Vivian Peterson met some new friends that would teach her an invaluable lesson. At an open house, Richard (76) approached Vivian about selling his current home. After almost 40 years in his place, a home he shared with his first wife until she passed away, Richard was looking …

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