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Helpful Information Key Design Trends Emerging in 2021 See a Houzz Editor Discuss Key Design Trends Emerging in 2021 In this episode of Houzz TV Live, editor Mitchell Parker discusses design trends destined to catch on in 2021. See how zellige tile is showing up in kitchens and baths, the open floor plan is being reconsidered and outdoor areas are becoming the go-to […]
Helpful Information Compassionate Goal Setting Goal Setting with Self-Compassion    We all know that there is no magic in the first day or month of the year, and yet we are all drawn to the idea of new beginnings. A fresh start. And so with 2020 finally put to bed, many of us are setting goals for this fresh, new year.  The […]
Helpful Information 2020 Local Holiday Donation Sites We can show we care in many ways this Holiday Season – Check out all the locations that are receiving donations.  
Helpful Information How to Winterize a House By Devon Thorsby, Editor, Real Estate Nov. 3, 2020 EXTREME WINTER WEATHER can leave neighborhoods and communities without power or other public services for long periods of time, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security warns. With the risk of damage to your property or personal injury, it’s a smart idea to prepare your home for such winter weather […]
Helpful Information Inventory, Equity & Experts! Laying Fact Over Fact! It is important that we pay attention to the data when measuring the health of the housing market. There are a lot of feelings and media influences that can play into one’s opinion of the housing market. I choose to focus on three things: inventory, equity levels, and the experts. This has been and will […]
Helpful Information The Windermere Bridge Loan – A Solution for Competing! Inventory levels got you down?  But your equity is high?  A solution for competing in this market.  The Windermere Bridge Loan program can help… Homeowners across our region are enjoying very healthy equity levels due to an amazing upswing in the real estate market over the last five years. In fact, the median price in […]
Helpful Information Should You Buy an Existing Home or New Construction? Finding the right home to purchase today is one of the biggest challenges for potential buyers. With so few homes for sale and construction of newly built homes ramping up, you may be wondering if you should consider new construction in your search process. It’s a great question to ask, and one to look at from the pros and cons […]
Helpful Information The Top Reasons People Are Moving This Year Today, Americans are moving for a variety of different reasons. The current health crisis has truly re-shaped our lifestyles and our needs. Spending extra time where we currently live is enabling many families to re-evaluate what homeownership means and what they find most important in a home. According to Zillow: “In 2020, homes went from the […]
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Helpful Information 8 Tips for Back to School During COVID-19 Here we are again, with a new school year right around the corner. We all know that this year won’t be anything like what we’re used to, or what we hoped for… those fresh supplies, cute outfits, and all the “first day of school” pictures spamming our Facebook feed. Your family might be mourning what […]
Helpful Information Where to Donate Household Items During COVID-19? If you’re looking for somewhere to donate your household items and clothes, there are a lot more options than just Goodwill. For many of us, all the extra time at home this year has sparked bouts of de-cluttering and purging. Whether you have already cleaned out your linen closet, or you’re still planning to tackle […]
Helpful Information Snohomish County Phase 2 – Real Estate News! Phase 2 Snohomish County – Now What? Our office re-opened on June 15th, and we’ve been allowed to expand our activities to serve our clients in the safest way possible. We can now show homes to three people at a time instead of two! Yay! Contact us for all the details…the change is good!
Helpful Information 15 Backyard Activities to Enjoy Right Now-COVID-19 Style! House Beautiful By SARA RODRIGUES  MAY 15, 2020 For those seeking a useful way to spend their time during social distancing—or anyone simply interested in forging a deeper connection with their homes—HB has launched Home Love, a series of daily tips and ideas to make every minute indoors more productive (and gratifying!). Summer is on its […]
Helpful Information 6 Reasons Why Selling Your House on Your Own is a Mistake!     There are many benefits to working with a real estate professional when selling your house. During challenging times like the one we face today, it becomes even more important to have an expert help guide you through the process. If you’re considering selling on your own, known in the industry as a For Sale By Owner or FSBO, […]
Helpful Information Are We Headed For a Repeat of the 2008 Housing Meltdown? The pressure the COVID-19 global pandemic is putting on the economy is a reality. As real estate brokers, we take great pride in having the honor of being your trusted advisor when it comes to your investment in the housing market and protecting the value of your home. We have been asked several times, “Is […]
Helpful Information Quarantine Chore Plan It is easy to get overwhelmed by all the things you’d like to get done around your house during the Stay at Home orders.  Use this simple checklist to help “chunk it down” room by room.  Celebrate your accomplishments one room at-a-time and before you know it, you’ve made amazing progress.   
Helpful Information Practical Ways to Help   The uncertainty of COVID-19 and all of its repercussions may leave you feeling helpless or anxious. Sometimes it might feel like the only thing we can do is stay home and wait. The good news is that there are some practical ways we can all help.  1. Give blood, if you can. Blood banks nationwide are […]
Helpful Information Where we are Now! COVID-19 and the Real Estate Market     We hope this newsletter finds you and yours feeling well and making the best of the Stay Home, Stay Healthy order. It has been my goal as we navigate the COVID-19 pandemic to help keep my clients informed on how this is affecting real estate. We have received many inquiries asking about how […]
Helpful Information Stay Home, Stay Healthy Revision 3/30/2020 ***As of 4/1/2020 Governor Jay Inslee has approved activity for Photographers, Videographers, Stagers and Movers as long as they abide by the CDC Guidelines***     Information provided by the Northwest Multiple Listing Service 3/28/2020 * Some revisions announced 4/1/2020 On Saturday, March 28th, in cooperation with Washington Realtors, Governor Inslee agreed to certain modifications […]
Helpful Information Stay Home, Stay Healthy – What Does That Mean For Your Windermere Broker? March 23, 2020   On March 23rd, Washington State Governor Jay Inslee issued a statewide “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order for a period of at least two weeks. As a part of this order, all “non-essential critical infrastructure” businesses have been forced to close, including real estate brokerages.  But that doesn’t mean we’re closed for business! That’s the […]
Helpful Information What to do With Your Kids During Quarantine These are difficult days, uncharted waters….sometimes it’s hard to keep things positive and keep the kids busy.  For all of you amazing parents out there trying to keep the balance, here is a great collection of resources to give you ideas.  This was shared from a teacher friend  – help has arrived!       […]