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Uncategorized Technology in Your Home LIVING • JANUARY 6, 2021 Technology in Your Home by Sandy Dodge Every year there are more products that come out to automate your home. There are many reasons to add technology and to automate your home including safety, security, efficiency and convenience. Here are some reasons and products that are must have for your home.   […]
Uncategorized Preparing for the School Year at Home Preparing for the School Year at Home Posted in Living by Sandy Dodge Image source: Shutterstock   For those whose children will be taking classes online or participating in remote learning this school year, keeping the following tips in mind will help create an at-home learning environment that prioritizes health and learning, while being able to adjust to this […]
Uncategorized Questions to Ask During Your Virtual Home Tour Posted May 20 2020, 10:00 AM PDT by Sandy Dodge Questions to Ask During Your Virtual Home Tour Posted in Buying by Sandy Dodge Image Source: Canva   Thanks to COVID-19, the new reality is that many open houses and home tours are being conducted virtually. For prospective home buyers, this new territory brings an added element to […]
Uncategorized Coronavirus Protections for Home Buyers   As the situation develops with the COVID-19 pandemic, Windermere Real Estate is dedicated to taking steps to reduce the spread of the virus while continuing to work with home buyers. To help with this process, here are some ways you as a home buyer can keep yourself and others safe during the buying process. […]
Uncategorized Coronavirus Protections for Home Sellers   Before you decide to sell, be sure to seriously consider the risks of putting your home on the market right now. Talk with your Windermere agent to discuss your options.   ❱ While open houses generate interest and traffic, groups are hard to control, and we want to practice “social distancing” when we can. […]
Uncategorized How to Handle a Home Inspection For many people, a home inspection is a hurdle that every homeowner must overcome during the process of selling a home, but it’s a useful tool for sellers looking to get the greatest possible value from their home.   Finding Issues When you’re selling a house, a pre-sale inspection can be particularly useful. By uncovering […]
Uncategorized Windermere Foundation Reaches $40 Million Donation Milestone As we head into a new decade, the Windermere Foundation reached a milestone in 2019 by raising nearly $3 million, bringing the grand total to over $40 million in donations raised since 1989. Twenty-five percent of the funds raised in 2019 were donated by agents from their commissions. The rest was raised through office fundraisers, additional […]
Uncategorized Windermere Foundation Has Raised Over $1.5 Million This Year! Windermere offices throughout the Western U.S. have been busy raising money and making donations to non-profit organizations in their local communities that provide services to low-income and homeless families. And their efforts are paying off; so far this year we’ve raised over $1.5 million, bringing the total raised by the Windermere Foundation to $39.5 million […]
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Uncategorized 5 Deal Breakers That Can Blindside Home Buyers Purchasing a home can be a complex endeavor for even the most well-prepared home buyer. You’ve diligently saved for your down payment, followed the market, researched agents and now you are ready to make an offer on your dream home. Don’t let these 5 “Deal Breakers” come between you and your new home. Big Purchases […]
Uncategorized To Buy New or Old, That is the Question We are often asked, “Which is the better buy, a newer or older home?” Our answer: It all depends on your needs and personal preferences. We decided to put together a list of the six biggest differences between newer and older homes:   The neighborhood Surprisingly, one of the biggest factors in choosing a new […]
Uncategorized Renting vs Buying: Which is better for you? The debate about whether it makes more financial sense to rent or buy has been raging for decades. Advocates of buying argue that when you pay rent you’re paying for someone else’s mortgage. When you buy, you are making an investment, which can significantly increase in value every year you live in the home. Supporters […]
Uncategorized Oregon and Southwest Washington Real Estate Market Update The following analysis of the Oregon and Southwest 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 your area, please don’t hesitate to contact your Windermere agent.   […]
Uncategorized Follow Our Sellers Checklist To Stay Safe While Selling Your Home Staying organized while uprooting your life and moving from one home to another can feel impossible. Not only are you trying to get the best financial return on your investment, but you might also be working on a tight deadline. There’s also the pressure to keep your home clean and organized at all times for […]
Uncategorized The Do’s and Don’ts of Hiring a Contractor Constructing or remodeling a home is a complex, expensive endeavor. Ideally, everything goes as planned, and when the dust clears, the homeowner can settle in and enjoy the new home — and never think about the building process again. But what happens when, nine months after the owner moves in, the floor develops a crack, […]
Uncategorized Should I Move or Remodel? There are a number of things that can trigger the decision to remodel or move to a new home. Perhaps you have outgrown your current space, you might be tired of struggling with ancient plumbing or wiring systems, or maybe your home just feels out of date. The question is: Should you stay or should […]
Uncategorized Windermere Foundation: Celebrating 30 Years of Giving   Giving back has always been a big part of who we are at Windermere. In the early days of our company, it was pretty simple; we would see a need and help any way we could. But as we grew, we realized we could accomplish much more if we had a common purpose. That’s […]
Uncategorized 10 Tips to Minimize Stress When Selling Your Home When I was growing up, my family must have moved a dozen times. After the first few moves, we had it down to a science: timed out, scheduled, down to the last box. Despite our best efforts, plans would change, move-out and move-in days would shift, and the experience would stress the entire family out. […]
Uncategorized Windermere Foundation Surpasses $38 Million In Total Donations Raised 2018 concluded with another great year of fundraising and giving for the Windermere Foundation, thanks to the continued support of Windermere franchise owners, agents, staff, and the community. Nearly $2.5 million was raised in 2018, bringing our grand total to over $38 million raised since the Foundation’s inception in 1989! During the past year, nearly $1.9 million […]