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How Neighborhood Affects Home Value

Tuesday, April 25, 2017
  Whether you’re buying or selling, accurately pricing a home requires professional assistance from someone who knows the neighborhood. The “estimated” home prices you see posted online can be off by tens of thousands of do...

The 4 Phases of Remodeling: The Renewal of Vows

Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Passing the midway point of a remodel can be an exciting time. After weeks (or months, but hopefully not years) of being in a state of disarray, things finally start to feel as if they’re coming together. You’ve experienced the fast-pace...

How to Avoid the Most Common Buying and Selling Mistakes

Monday, April 17, 2017
  There’s nothing more exciting, rewarding, and fulfilling than buying a home. However, it’s a complex transaction, and there are a number of steps along the path that can confuse, betwixt, and befuddle even the most seasoned buye...

Home Decorating Trends Expected To Last Through 2018

Friday, April 14, 2017
  Home décor and design trends are an ever-changing landscape by nature. Consumers grow weary of seeing the same colors and styles, and who doesn’t love to freshen up their home with a few new throw pillows? Some trends can be fl...

The 4 Phases of Remodeling: The Midproject Crisis

Monday, April 10, 2017
We recently covered the ins and outs of what I refer to as the Honeymoon Phase of construction. Next up is a stage similar to a concept most everyone is familiar with: the Midlife Crisis. (Whether you’ve experienced one or not is an entirely di...

Work Smarter – Not Harder with Smart Home Technology

Friday, April 7, 2017
  While still in its infancy, the number of smart home products—devices that let you control lighting, thermostat, or even your crock pot from your smartphone—is rapidly growing. These are products and whole ecosyst...

Spring Perspectives

Thursday, April 6, 2017
  When Windermere first opened its doors in 1972, it was a one-office operation in Northeast Seattle. Since then, we have grown to more than 300 offices in 10 states throughout the Western U.S. We are truly, and proudly, a regional company. I...

A Quick Guide to Understanding Real Estate Designations

Wednesday, April 5, 2017
What do those letters and acronyms mean at the end of your real estate agent’s name? We’re here to answer that question and explain why it might matter to you. Like other professionals, real estate agents have the ability to specialize in...

Indoor Air Quality Basics

Friday, March 31, 2017
  Most of us tend to think of air pollution as something that occurs outdoors where car exhaust and factory fumes proliferate, but there’s such a thing as indoor air pollution, too.  Since the 1950s, the number of synthetic chemica...

How to Install a New Tile Floor

Wednesday, March 29, 2017
A fresh, new floor is one of the most popular ways to update a bathroom. In fact, floors are among the top three features to upgrade during a master bathroom remodel, with about 91 percent of renovating homeowners making an improvement to this area, ...