Debbie Finch, CRS

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Windermere Blog

Set the Stage for a Fantastic Fourth of July Party!

#WinderPup staying cool in the shade

Grab the sparklers, clean up the grill, and don your red, white and blue! A fourth of July theme barbecue is the perfect way to ring in summer and celebrate. Here are some fun tips for a fun and safe holiday shindig:

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Posted on 2 July 2015 | 8:00 pm

Hunger Doesn’t Take a Summer Vacation

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 the school year, and that need doesn’t go away when the school year is over.

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Posted on 30 June 2015 | 8:00 pm

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

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 at Broadmoor Golf Club to present their newest $1 million-plus listings and hear speakers talk about the nuances of working with international and multicultural clients.

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Posted on 25 June 2015 | 4:15 pm

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

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. 

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Posted on 24 June 2015 | 9:15 pm

Join Us for the Western Washington Waterfront Open House Tour

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 to $32 million. Yes, you read right, $32 million. But not all the homes are uber expensive; there are properties that fit a wide variety of needs, styles, and budgets.

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Posted on 22 June 2015 | 7:15 pm

He Shed She Shed

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. Get some peace and quiet amongst all the hectic and crazy that life can be with these personal shed ideas.

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Posted on 19 June 2015 | 4:30 pm

No Housing Bubble in Sight – For Now

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 -- particularly in second homes. As a result, he said, there are "a lot of local bubbles" around the country, but not at a national level.

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Posted on 17 June 2015 | 4:15 pm

June Maintenance Guide

This article originally appeared on Porch.com

Written by Anne Reagan

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Posted on 12 June 2015 | 7:00 pm

June Perspectives

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 to be. One way we do this is through our annual Community Service Day.

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Posted on 8 June 2015 | 4:05 pm

Community Service Day 2015

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 projects throughout the Western U.S. On this day, you’ll find our teams doing a variety of projects, such as cleaning, landscaping, and painting at local senior citizens centers, facilities for homeless children and adults, public parks and schools, low income housing, and emergency shelters, among others.

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Posted on 5 June 2015 | 4:00 pm