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Stay Safe While Selling Your Home With Our Seller's Checklist

Monday, October 8, 2018
Staying organized while uprooting your life and moving from one home to another can feel impossible. Not only are you trying to get the best financial return on your investment, but you might also be working on a tight deadline. There’s also...

How Reliable Are Home Valuation Tools?

Wednesday, October 3, 2018
What’s your home worth? It seems like a simple question, but finding that answer is more complicated than it might seem. Sites like Zillow, Redfin, Eppraisal, and others have built-in home valuation tools that make it seem easy, but how ac...

Choosing the Right Backsplash for Your Kitchen

Monday, October 1, 2018
Every chef’s kitchen should have a style that matches the delicious food that comes out of it. But even if you’re doing little more than making mac and cheese out of a box, your kitchen still can be a place of color and creativity. Kitche...

5 Dangers of Overpricing a Home

Wednesday, September 26, 2018
It is still a great time to be a seller, but in much of the Western U.S., the local real estate market has begun to soften. With significant increases in inventory, buyers now have more choices and less sense of urgency. If you are thinking about ...

Are We Heading Towards A Bubble?

Monday, September 24, 2018
The US housing market has been going gangbusters in recent years. Record-setting sales, record-setting home prices, and a market that has largely favored sellers, while forcing fierce competition among buyers. All of this has led some to worry tha...

Fall Perspectives 2018: Our Pledge To You

Friday, September 21, 2018
Change is afoot. We suppose it always is, but doesn’t it all seem to come at us so much faster in today’s world? We see change all around us. Just consider, for a moment, how much technology has changed our lives thanks to innovators l...

How to Acquire the Right Appraisal for Your Home

Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Appraisals are designed to protect buyers, sellers, and lending institutions. They provide a reliable, independent valuation of a tract of land and the structure on it, whether it’s a house or a skyscraper. Below, you will find information a...

Transforming Your House from a Summer Home to a Winter Hideaway

Monday, September 17, 2018
None of us want to admit it, but Winter is Coming. The new season of Game of Thrones might not be until 2019, but your home will need preparation before then. As the days shorten, you can mitigate many mid-winter headaches with some preemptiv...

Challenges Builders Face With New Construction

Thursday, September 13, 2018
Housing demand remains high across the Western United States, but home-building is still struggling to keep up. What can be done to help encourage construction of new homes? Windermere Real Estate's Chief Economist Matthew Gardner has insight.​ ...

5 Reasons Rising Interest Rates Won't Wreck the Housing Market

Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Interest rates have been trending higher since the fall of 2017, and I fully expect they will continue in that direction – albeit relatively slowly – as we move through the balance of the year and into 2019. So what does this mean for ...