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Seattle Seahawks and Windermere Real Estate Announce New Partnership

To say that Windermere has a lot of Seahawks fans would be an understatement. That’s why we are so excited to announce today that we are now the “Official Real Estate Company of the Seattle Seahawks”!

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Posted on 25 July 2016 | 4:30 pm

6 Alternative Flooring Solutions to Refresh Your Home

Feeling ho-hum about classic hardwood floors? Here are six alternative floor solutions that can give any room in your house a fresh sense of personality, whether you’re starting from scratch or looking for an inexpensive DIY update.

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Posted on 22 July 2016 | 6:00 pm

Planning for the Future: Housing Options to Consider

It should come as no surprise that 75% of the senior citizens polled in the latest AARP Preferences survey strongly agreed with the statement, “What I’d like to do is stay in my current residence as long as possible.” After all, home is where the heart is; and the longer you live in a place, the stronger your attachment to it becomes.

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Posted on 20 July 2016 | 6:00 pm

The Timeless Appeal of the Equestrian Life

Bronte Jacket with Fox and Horn Scarf, photo: O’Shaughnessey Apparel

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Posted on 19 July 2016 | 6:00 pm

Refinancing: What you need to know

Thanks to all-time-low interest rates, the number of homeowners refinancing their mortgages is at an all-time high. Of course, no one should refinance just because everyone else is doing it. But, for many homeowners, the benefits are simply too hard to ignore any longer.

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Posted on 18 July 2016 | 6:00 pm

3 Garden Alternatives for a Patchy Lawn

I’ve met with more than one client while standing on a struggling lawn. “I keep trying,” they tell me, “but the grass won’t grow.” I tell them that maybe this means there’s another option, something even better than a lawn. Maybe it’s time for a garden. And it’s as if I’d just told them the secret to eternal happiness and long life.

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Posted on 15 July 2016 | 6:00 pm

Windermere Foundation Quarterly Report

Dear friends of the Foundation,

Thanks to your generous donations, the Windermere Foundation has collected nearly $818,000 in donations during the first half of 2016. This is an increase of 11 percent compared to this time last year! Individual contributions and fundraisers accounted for 61 percent of the donations, while 39 percent came from donations through Windermere agent sales transactions. So far, we have raised $31,677,000 in total donations since 1989.

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Posted on 13 July 2016 | 6:00 pm

Will Rental Prices Continue to Escalate?

Over the last ten years, the U.S. has added more than nine million rental households, increasing demand on apartments throughout the country, escalating rental rates faster than wages. Windermere’s Chief Economist, Matthew Gardner, shares his view on what to expect for future of rental prices and when long-term renters will start to buy.

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Posted on 11 July 2016 | 6:00 pm

How the Neighborhood Impacts a Home’s Value

Whether you’re buying or selling, accurately pricing a home requires professional assistance from someone who knows the neighborhood.

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Posted on 8 July 2016 | 6:00 pm

Should We be Concerned about Another Housing Bubble?

Over the last several years, many of the circumstances that triggered the previous housing bubble have changed. Windermere’s Chief Economist, Matthew Gardner, breaks down how tax policy, bank regulations, interest rates, lending standards, and home equity have improved our ability to avoid another bubble.

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Posted on 6 July 2016 | 6:00 pm