Here you can read about our wonderful area, and also pick up quick tips about real estate, and the local market.

Broker’s Perspective: Is New Construction Declining?

August 13, 2018

Our brokers are deeply connected to the issues that face local home-buyers and sellers. In this series of blogs, “The Broker’s Perspective” Windermere Stanwood and Camano Island brokers provide insight into current market trends and topics. This week, we discuss The Seattle Times article on the looming housing market slowdown with broker, Dianna Pence. The […]

The Broker’s Perspective: Home Staging

August 10, 2018

Our brokers are deeply connected to the issues that face local home-buyers and sellers. In this series of blogs, “The Broker’s Perspective” Windermere Stanwood and Camano Island brokers provide insight into current market trends and topics. This week, we discuss how staging your home can impact its value with broker, Laine Kloke. For more than […]

GARDENING TRENDS FOR 2018

August 7, 2018

  Outdoor living during the spring and summer months is extremely popular. Months of cold, wet winters are followed by glorious spring colors and warm summer days of vivid blue skies. In this post, we thought that now would be the best time to share some pretty garden trends for 2018.   Wabi-Sabi Leisure time […]

Western Washington Real Estate Market Update

August 3, 2018

The following analysis of the Western Washington real estate market is provided by Windermere Real Estate Chief Economist Matthew Gardner. We hope that this information may assist you with making better-informed real estate decisions. For further information about the housing market in the Stanwood and Camano Island area, please don’t hesitate to contact us.   […]

The Broker’s Perspective: Price Increases

July 20, 2018

Our brokers are deeply connected to the issues that face local home-buyers and sellers. In this series of blogs, “The Broker’s Perspective” Windermere Stanwood and Camano Island brokers provide insight into current market trends and topics. This week, we discuss Mortgage Orb’s article on the current home price forecast for Western Washington market with broker, Kelly […]

Local Market Stats for June

July 20, 2018

Insights From Marla Local Thoughts on Big Ideas Every month, Windermere Stanwood-Camano publishes a snapshot of the local real estate market. Our Brokers use this data to help determine listing prices, realistic offers, and tailored advice for their clients. We also like to make this information public, to help you with your real estate journey. […]

New Soap Box rally race comes to Camano

July 11, 2018

Soap Box Derby fans don’t need to wait until next June to get their racing fix. Randy and Marla Heagle are launching the Arrowhead Summer Classic Soap Box Derby Rally Races on Aug. 18-19 at Arrowhead Ranch, 615 Arrowhead Road on Camano Island. “It’s something we always wanted to do,” Randy Heagle said. “The local […]

What to Expect From Property Taxes in Washington State in 2018-19

June 29, 2018

Why have property taxes gone up so much in Washington State this year and what can we expect them to do in 2019? Windermere Chief Economist Matthew Gardner answers the question that many homeowners are asking.  

Local Market Stats May

June 18, 2018

  Insights From Marla Local Thoughts on Big Ideas Every month, Windermere Corporate publishes a snapshot of local markets. Brokers use this data to help determine listing prices, realistic offers, and tailored advice for their clients. On top of that, we like to make this information public, to help you with your real estate journey. […]

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Commuting From Camano

June 18, 2018

Seattle zoning laws are creating a residential climate similar to the one already being felt in cities like San Francisco. With land restrictions that limit residential development to only single-family homes, real estate is at a premium. Home prices are skyrocketing. The Seattle Times reported that, in 2017, single-family home prices were pushing $820,000. Similarly, […]

How to Get Back to a Balanced Housing Market

June 16, 2018

Developers are not building enough single-family homes to keep up with demand. The reason why? Cost. Windermere’s Chief Economist, Matthew Gardner explains why new construction is so cost prohibitive and how to shift the trend.  

Navigating A Seller’s Market In The Stanwood-Camano Island Area

June 4, 2018

It’s no great secret that right now, in mid-2018, we’re experiencing a seller’s market. Home prices across the country (and especially in Seattle) have skyrocketed. Homes in the King County area gained value at double the national average between 1995 and this year. So what should you do with this information, and how has this […]

Will Smart Homes be the new Normal?

June 1, 2018

Lennar, the nations largest home builder, will make home automation standard in their new home construction. With built in Wi-Fi, smart locks, video door bells, thermostats and lights, devices will be controlled by Alexa – Amazon’s voice activated digital assistant. Lennar and Amazon will open 8 model Smart homes  in California, hoping to show perspective […]

Skagit County STEM

June 1, 2018

On Tuesday, May 15th, Skagit Valley College at Mcintyre Hall hosted a STEM focused Girls Tech Event with speakers from Microsoft, Amazon, FaceBook, Whatcom Community College and Windermere. The goal was to bring women with positions of leadership to speak from their experiences and into the lives of girls from Skagit and Snohomish counties.The event […]