Windermere Blog

Food for the Holidays

As temperatures cool and the leaves start to change color, we know that the holiday season is upon us. Many look forward to spending time with their families and friends over a home-cooked, Thanksgiving dinner. Unfortunately, many families struggle to put food on their dinner tables every day, let alone a special occasion.

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Posted on 22 November 2017 | 7:00 pm

How are inventory shortages impacting the housing market?

The shortage of homes for sale has been a major concern for buyers and real estate agents over the last few years. Windermere Chief Economist, Matthew Gardner, explains the impact these shortages are having on the housing market.

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Posted on 20 November 2017 | 7:00 pm

6 Extreme Interior Paint Makeovers

Today we're looking at how paint has changed your rooms, from the kitchen to the bedroom, from the living room to the laundry room.

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Posted on 15 November 2017 | 7:00 pm

November Home Maintenance Checklist

November brings a transition to shorter days, colder weather and spending more time indoors.  It also brings anticipation, planning and preparation for Thanksgiving and the upcoming winter holidays.

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Posted on 13 November 2017 | 7:00 pm

Windermere Hosts Chinese Real Estate Leaders During Four-City U.S. Tour

Last week Windermere hosted 16 members of the China Alliance of Real Estate Agencies (CAREA) during a daylong tour of Seattle and Bellevue, WA. CAREA is a coalition of the largest regional and national real estate companies in China, representing over 60 percent of all Chinese real estate sales. Their stop in Seattle was a part of a four-city tour that also included Chicago, New York, and Dallas. The cities were identified because of their popularity amongst Chinese investors/buyers, and the CAREA member’s desire to better understand the residential real estate markets in those areas.  

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Posted on 13 November 2017 | 6:00 pm

Utah Real Estate Market Update


The State of Utah added 37,300 non-agricultural jobs over the past 12 months, a growth of 2.6%. Although this represents a slowing in employment gains, it is not a cause for concern because the economy is running at full employment and only so many new jobs can be created. That said, my latest forecast model is suggesting that the pace of employment growth is likely to kick back up during the last quarter of the year.

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Posted on 10 November 2017 | 7:00 pm

11 Ways to Uncover Your Personal Color Palette

Where do you find the colors you love? And just because you love a hue, does that mean it's right for your walls? Let's take a closer look at color inspiration. Here you'll find tips for how to get your creative juices flowing and zero in on the color palettes that speak to you.

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Posted on 8 November 2017 | 7:00 pm

Show Us Your #SeahawksFanCave To Win Tickets To The Seahawks!

Are you the ultimate Seattle Seahawks fan? Do you have the ultimate Seattle Seahawks fan cave? And do you want to win tickets to an upcoming Seahawks home game? If so, Windermere and the Seahawks want you to show us your #SeahawksFanCave!

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Posted on 7 November 2017 | 7:00 pm

Idaho Real Estate Market Update


Idaho added 15,000 new jobs over the past 12 months, a growth of 2.1%. We have noticed a drop in the annual growth rate compared to 2016 but this is nothing to be concerned about. The state is at full employment and it is natural to see a slowdown in growth at this point in the economic cycle.

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Posted on 6 November 2017 | 7:00 pm

Central Washington Real Estate Market Update


The Washington State economy added 79,600 new jobs over the past 12 months. This impressive growth rate—2.4%—is well above the national rate of 1.2%. However, as we anticipated in last quarter’s report, we are seeing a modest slowdown in the growth rate as the state moves closer to full employment. Expansion has taken place in all major job sectors other than Aerospace (a function of a slowdown at Boeing). Seeing this current rate of expansion, I am raising my employment forecast and now predict that Washington will add 81,000 new jobs in 2017.

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Posted on 3 November 2017 | 6:00 pm