Community 15 Practical New Year’s Resolutions to Take Your Home To the Next Level     All the inspiration you need to make your home a more organized, colorful and beautiful place to live in the new year.   Come January 1, you might be thinking of ways to achieve your health, fitness, and financial goals for the year, but there’s another important aspect of your life that’s worth […]
Community 10 Steps to Winterize a House     Extreme winter weather can leave neighborhoods and communities without power or other public services for long periods of time, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security warns.   With the risk of damage to your property or personal injury, it’s a smart idea to prepare your home for such winter weather emergencies as well […]
Community How to Increase Your Buying Power     One of the best ways prospective home buyers can empower themselves when purchasing a home is to improve their buying power. The numbers may seem daunting but identifying ways to strengthen your financial standing will help you each step of the way.   When visualizing your dream home, it’s common for buyers to […]
Community A Guide to VA Loans     VA loans provide a path toward homeownership for active service and veteran personnel and their families. The following serves as a guide to understanding what they are, who they are available to, and what types of loans are available to them. VA loans can be confusing, so talk with your Windermere agent as […]
Community How Is the Pandemic Shaping Home Design?   The coronavirus pandemic is already shaping home design trends, with special-function rooms and products that serve needs particular to the pandemic rising in popularity, according to a recent survey by the American Institute of Architects.   Every year, the institute surveys about 425 individual architects or firms in the business of custom-home building or […]
Community Western Washington Real Estate Market Update   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 your area, please don’t hesitate to contact your Windermere agent.   REGIONAL […]
Community 10 Steps to Selling Your Home   Navigating everything involved with selling your home can seem intimidating. Breaking the process down step by step will keep you organized and ready to work with your agent toward a successful home sale.   Choose an agent A lot goes into choosing the right agent. If you’re unsure where to start, get referrals from […]
Community To-Dos: September Home Checklist   From the first days, which probably still feel like summer, to the last, when you may notice that first chill in the air, September is a time of transition. Get your home ready for the season ahead by ticking off these to-dos, from adding cozy layers to scheduling necessary maintenance — and then curl […]
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Community Northgate Pedestrian & Bike Bridge Project   The Northgate Pedestrian & Bike Bridge project reaches a major milestone with the first set of bridge spans being installed on the east side of I-5. By Fall 2021, people will be able to walk and bike across the Northgate Pedestrian and Bike Bridge, connecting people to thriving neighborhoods, North Seattle College, medical and social services, retail […]
Fund Raising Neighbors in Need   At this time of the year I am usually working to organize our annual community service day for our office. Instead, I am making at home videos about social media tips and tricks to help our Brokers spread the word about our drive called Neighbors in Need.   As we all start to live […]
Community Feed the Front Lines   Since the onset of the coronavirus outbreak in Western Washington, Windermere agents have been living a core company value: being “citizen-agents” and serving as a “central part of the fabric of the community.” Although residential real estate was declared an essential business (with limitations) during the Stay Home, Stay Healthy shutdown, brokers have shifted their focus […]
Community The Future of Northgate and NHL Seattle Headquarters   Thursday marks the beginning of a new era in North Seattle. That’s when ground breaks at Northgate for a new three-rink hockey facility and headquarters for NHL Seattle.   That’s just the start of a massive re-development project at the former site of Northgate Mall. KING 5’s Chris Daniels has the exclusive first look, […]
Fund Raising Windermere Foundation Reaches $40 Million   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, […]
Event Northgate Holiday Party   My personal favorite time of year is the holidays – our office strives on giving back to our community through various events and fundraisers. It’s beautiful; it brings a warmth to the chilly December days that darken too quickly. Our brokers’ financial generosity is overwhelming and deeply appreciated, but we tend to ask them […]
Fund Raising We Got You Covered & TackleHomelessness Drive   Every Fall our office participates in the We Got You Covered campaign; collecting hats, gloves, coats, and scarves to donate to the Homeless. Through out the past few years we have partnered with both Youthcare and Mary’s Place to help them meet there needs when the weather turns cold in Seattle. Here is a […]
Event 4th Annual Putt Putt Championship   When the leaves have changed and the breeze feels crisp, our brokers, having anxiously subdued their competition bug for 10 months, know the time has arrived for the 4th Annual Halloween Putt Putt Championship. The greens are placed, the courses are set, and the party begins! It wouldn’t be a Halloween party without the awkwardly […]
Community Service Community Service Day at Mary’s Place   This year for community service day we were excited to partner again with Mary’s Place. We love working with Mary’s Place and being able to give back to a local Non-Profit. We had the opportunity to work at two different locations this year the Shoreline location we had visited in 2018, and the North […]
Community 30 Years of Giving   I have been working at Windermere for about 5 years and have been so proud to work with a company and coworkers who are dedicated to giving back to our community. For every home sold our brokers give to the Windermere Foundation and those funds are used for grants, community events, and drives to […]
Event 3rd Annual Putt Putt Championship   2018 was the year of our third annual putt-putt golf championship. This is one of our favorite events to hold at the office and 2018 was our best yet! As always we picked a organization to donate to for the golf buy in; this year we choose the Windermere Foundation.     We love […]
Community Shredding & Recycling Event   If you put off your spring cleaning till fall, or you are just in the mood to de-clutter your home; our Northgate office is here for you! Every fall we use our office raised funds to pay for a free community event, The Recycling & Shredding event.     For half of the morning […]