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Windermere Blog

Designing Your Rental To Feel Like Home

Posted on 3 October 2022

Stylizing your own home can be a daunting but rewarding challenge. When you own your living space, it's easy to feel a sense of ownership over every piece of your design. But for renters, the challenge is a bit different. Despite limitations, it's no less important to one's well-being for a residence to convey a sense of ownership and self.

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What Is an Adjustable-Rate Mortgage (ARM)?

Posted on 28 September 2022

An integral part of the formula to successfully buying a home is securing the correct amount of financing. Once you’ve found the home you’d like to pursue, one of your primary tasks is exploring different loan products to see which best fits your situation. Eventually, you’ll come to a fork in the road where you’ll […]

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Are We in a Housing Recession?

Posted on 26 September 2022

This video is the latest in our Monday with Matthew series with Windermere Chief Economist Matthew Gardner. Each month, he analyzes the most up-to-date U.S. housing data to keep you well-informed about what’s going on in the real estate market.   Hello there, I’m Windermere’s Chief Economist Matthew Gardner and welcome to this month’s episode […]

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How to Handle Asbestos in Your Home

Posted on 21 September 2022

Throughout the mid twentieth century, asbestos was commonly used throughout the homebuilding process. It was typically used as insulation, but would also pop up in vinyl flooring, cement siding, walls, pipes—you name it. After it was discovered that inhaling asbestos fibers has serious health effects, its domestic production slowed, and legislation was put forth to […]

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7 Tips for Staging Your Home Yourself

Posted on 19 September 2022

Nowadays, home staging is an integral part of the home selling process. The impact of home staging is crystal clear, but how you go about it deserves some consideration. Many homeowners will hire a home staging professional, trusting their expertise to make their home as appealing as possible to buyers. However, if hiring a professional […]

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What is Row House Architecture?

Posted on 14 September 2022

Of all the alternatives to single-family detached homes that remain popular today, row houses may have the longest history. Some of the oldest and largest cities on the East Coast such as New York City, Boston, and Philadelphia still have row houses in great numbers. These iconic structures have served as the backdrop for some […]

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Making a Down Payment on a Home

Posted on 12 September 2022

Imagine the process of financing a home purchase as a relay race. From start to finish, the baton must be passed several times between interconnected transactions. The down payment plays an important role in the relay race and will help you cross the finish line, but how much money do you put down? And when […]

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Windermere Partners with Seattle Seahawks for 7th Season of #TackleHomelessness

Posted on 7 September 2022

With the dawn of a new football season comes the opportunity to give back to our community. As the “Official Real Estate Company of the Seattle Seahawks,” all of us at Windermere look forward to partnering with the team for the seventh season of #TackleHomelessness. For every defensive tackle made in a home game this […]

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Making a Contingent Offer: Common Real Estate Contingencies

Posted on 31 August 2022

Imagine a home-buying scenario where you make an offer, the seller immediately accepts, and the two of you move through closing without any hiccups until you have keys in hand. It’s possible, but a more likely home buying experience is marked by negotiation, counteroffers, and a back-and-forth dialogue between both parties to reach a deal. […]

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The Continued Decline of the Housing Market Index

Posted on 29 August 2022

This video is the latest in our Monday with Matthew series with Windermere Chief Economist Matthew Gardner. Each month, he analyzes the most up-to-date U.S. housing data to keep you well-informed about what’s going on in the real estate market.     Hello there, I’m Windermere’s Chief Economist Matthew Gardner and welcome to this month’s […]

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