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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
Community Summer Splash   While we have several parent/child teams throughout our Windermere office, most children don’t find Real Estate to be as riveting as their parental counterparts. Luckily for them, Windermere puts on an exciting event every summer to keep those kids engaged: Summer Splash, held at Greenlake and open to the public, is a rousing time […]
Community The Windermere Cup   On a hot May morning, with a fresh cup of coffee in my hands, I made my way down to the Montlake Cut. I had never been to the Windermere Cup before, but hearing all about it at the office, I jumped at the chance to volunteer.   After wandering around the shoreline, passing […]
Community 2nd Annual Putt Putt Championship   It’s that time of year again…the leaves are falling and there is the smell of competition in the air! It’s the Northgate Putt Putt championship!!   We could not have a normal Halloween office party with only costumes or silly hats. We also wanted to raise some money for the Giving Tree and bring […]
Community Our Annual Giving Tree   Every year, at the start of December, our office partners with the elementary schools in the Northgate area to bring the joy of holiday giving to all. This year for our Giving Tree we “adopted” 20 kids.   The children had written down there wish list letter to Santa and the teachers contacted parents. […]
Community Kicks For Kids- Back to School Drive     As students wrapped up their summer vacations and got ready to head back to school, the Windermere offices were busy collecting back-to-schools supplies for low-income and homeless students. Every year, at the start of the new school term, our office partners with elementary schools in the Northgate area to provide backpacks and school […]