Windermere Real Estate, a real estate company founded and based in the Windermere neighborhood of Seattle, Washington, was founded by John W. Jacobi in 1972, when he purchased an eight-agent office. Still privately held, it is now the largest real estate company in the Pacific Northwest, with over 300 offices and 7,000 agents.

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  • Home Inspection: a Reality Check from a Pro

      For many people, a home inspection is a hurdle that has to be overcome during the process of buying or selling a home. But, in fact, it can be a useful tool for buyers, sellers or anyone who plans to get the greatest possible value from their home.   Find out if the house you are selling has “issues” When you’re selling a house, a pre-sale inspection can be particularly useful. By uncoveri...

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  • How to Start a Renovation and Where to Begin

      Working on your home can be a daunting prospect. Your mind may be flooded with ideas. You may be overloaded with advice from family and friends. You may be grappling with big questions, such as: Should we stay or should we move? Should we extend or simply tweak the space we already have? The biggest obstacle can simply be knowing where to begin. If this is the case, it’s time to step back, gat...

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  • Six Key Factors That Affect the Sales Price of Your Home

    Pricing a home for sale is not nearly as simple as most people think. You can’t base the price on what the house down the street sold for. You can’t depend on tax assessments. Even automatic valuation methods (AVMs), while useful for a rough estimate of value, are unreliable for purposes of pricing a home for sale. AVMs, like those used by Zillow and Eppraisal, have been used for many years by ...

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  • Windermere Las Vegas: Culture

    When Windermere opened its first office, more than forty years ago, we took a different approach to real estate, setting what remains a gold standard in the industry today: putting relationships before sales quotas, with an emphasis on service to our clients and community. See how Windermere's unique culture impacts you, our client.

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  • Read Across America Day: Supporting Literacy Programs in Our Communities

    “You’re never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read to a child.” ~Dr. Seuss   Today is Read Across America Day! What started out in 1997 as a move to create a day to celebrate reading by the National Education Association, turned into an official day of observance in 1998.  Read Across America Day became an official day to be observed on March 2 or on the closest school day ...

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  • 3 Design Ideas to Try in Your Bedroom

    As far as design goes, bedrooms are pretty straightforward. Pick the typical necessary components — bed, nightstands, dresser — and you’ve got a bedroom. But too often homeowners stop there. The designers for these three bedrooms didn’t. They took a holistic approach, embraced built-ins and celebrated simple white walls to turn what could have been ordinary rooms into spaces worth bragging about. ...

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  • Windermere Foundation By the Numbers

    For the past 28 years, the Windermere Foundation has been helping those in need in our communities through donations to local organizations that provide services to low-income and homeless families. In 2016, the Windermere Foundation raised over $2.2 million in donations, bringing the total to over $33 million raised since it started in 1989. Last year, 35 percent of the donations to the Winderme...

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  • New Features vs. Character

      We are often asked, “Which is the better buy, a newer or older home?” Our answer: It all depends on your needs and personal preferences. We decided to put together a list of the six biggest differences between newer and older homes:   The neighborhood Surprisingly, one of the biggest factors in choosing a new home isn’t the property itself, but rather the surrounding neighborhood. While ne...

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  • The 4 Phases of Remodeling: The Honeymoon Stage

      As with anything in life, a remodeling project can come with its ups and downs. Certain phases seem to go a mile a minute, while others feel like they’ve lasted a lifetime and a half, all while it looks as though nothing is being completed. Fear not — this is pretty typical. And, while every project is different, a good portion of renovations have four major phases, what I’m calling the Honeymo...

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  • 3 DIY Renovation Ideas You Might Want to Steal

    Our series on reader renovations of kitchens, bathrooms and laundry rooms has garnered many comments, with plenty of readers chiming in about the features they love. Here, we round up some of the brightest ideas from the Reader Projects featured so far. Perhaps you’d like to try them in your own project.   Reader Remodels 1: Original photo on Houzz   Related: See More Bathroom Remodeling Ide...

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  • 5 Stunning Siding and Brick Combinations

    We love brick. Who doesn’t? The building material of choice for ages, it is revered for its rich, organic texture, color and visual interest. And it only gets better with time, the color having more depth after baking in the sun for years.   Related: Hire a Siding and Exterior Expert Here   If you’re building or remodeling and brick will be part of your home’s exterior, it’s worth considering ...

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  • Your Story is Our Story: A Forever Home in Tucker Gulch

    Newlyweds Zach and Sam weren’t looking for the typical three-bedroom, two-bathroom home; their list was, let’s say, unique. So, what was important to them? At the top of the list: a claw foot bathtub, wood burning fireplace, acreage close to town, and lots of trees.  Windermere agent, Mary Ahmann Hibbard, made it her goal to find them the perfect home. After having a house fall through, “the “o...

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  • Eastern Washington Real Estate Market Update

        ECONOMIC OVERVIEW Washington State finished the year on a high, with jobs continuing to be added across the region. Additionally, we are seeing decent growth in the area’s smaller cities and towns, which to date have not benefitted from the same robust growth as the larger metropolitan markets. Unemployment rates throughout the Eastern Washington region continue to drop and several market...

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  • Southern California Real Estate Market Update

      ECONOMIC OVERVIEW The markets covered by this report, which include Los Angeles, San Diego, San Bernardino, Orange, and Riverside Counties, added 279,600 new jobs between November 2015 and November 2016. With this shift toward “full employment”, the area’s unemployment rate dropped from 5.5% to 4.7%.   HOME SALES ACTIVITY There were a total of 46,075 home sales in the fourth quarter of ...

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  • 12 Tips for Making Your Bedroom Cozier

      At the end of a long day, your bedroom should be a sanctuary of comfort that welcomes you in. But, as a room that guests rarely see and in which homeowners spend most of their time with their eyes closed, its upkeep frequently gets pushed to the bottom of the to-do list. Thankfully, there are some little design tricks that can make a big difference. Turn your bedroom into a restful retreat wh...

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  • Windermere Donates $35,000 To Help #TackleHomelessness

      The regular football season is officially over, and while the Seahawks didn’t make it to the Super Bowl this year, they did take home the title of NFC West champs. We can think of a number of reasons to be proud of the Seahawks, but the biggest one for us is the $35,000 they helped us raise to #tacklehomelessness. As the Official Real Estate Company of the Seattle Seahawks, Windermere and th...

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  • Western Washington Real Estate Market Update

      ECONOMIC OVERVIEW Washington State finished the year on a high with jobs continuing to be added across the market. Additionally, we are seeing decent growth in the area’s smaller markets, which have not benefitted from the same robust growth as the larger metropolitan markets. Unemployment rates throughout the region continue to drop and the levels in the central Puget Sound region suggest ...

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  • Windermere Foundation Raises $2,246,829 in 2016

      The Windermere Foundation had another banner year in 2016, thanks to the continued support of Windermere franchise owners, agents, staff, and the community. Over $2.2 million was raised in 2016, which is an increase of seven percent over the previous year. This brings our total to over $33 million raised since the start of the Windermere Foundation in 1989. A large amount of the money raised...

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  • 6 Dramatic Bathroom Makeovers You Won’t Believe

      Maybe it’s that 1980s soaking tub with the giant surround, or maybe you’re prepping for resale, or perhaps an overhead flood is to blame. Maybe it’s just time for a change. Whatever the motivation behind them, bathroom renovations are one of the projects homeowners put the most effort and investment into. Here are 6 of the most dramatic before-and-after bathroom stories from Houzz, from budget-...

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  • Tiny Houses – A Big Trend

    If you are even a casual fan of TV channels like HGTV, you’re sure to have noticed our nation’s current real estate obsession: Tiny Houses. Tiny House living can offer more financial freedom, more mobility, a lower environmental footprint, and an emphasis on experience over stuff. People who have adopted this lifestyle typically want to live a simpler, more pared-down life, and the rest of us want...

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  • Artfully Organizing Your Bookshelf

      When it comes to organizing a bookshelf, there are a multitude of directions you can go. For example, a simple Pinterest search will turn up endless results of bookshelves stylishly organized by color, but what if that entails separating books from within a series? For some of us, that’s like separating our children. Ultimately, how you organize your bookshelf is a personal choice based on yo...

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  • How to Get Through the ‘Punch List’ Stage of Your Remodel

    When I say “punch” a house, I’m not talking about putting holes in your drywall. I’m referring to the writing of the “punch list,” which is created at the very end of a project and details any outstanding items that need to be taken care of. Punch lists are usually made continuously by your construction manager throughout the project to avoid a lengthy list at the end of the project. However, the...

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  • Windermere, Official Real Estate Company of the Seattle Seahawks Playoff Game Promo

    We are excited to announce that Windermere’s partnership with the Seattle Seahawks will be highlighted in a TV promotion for Saturday’s divisional playoff game between the Seattle Seahawks and the Atlanta Falcons. Starting Friday, January 13, watch for the promo on Q13 during their morning and evening news programs, and again leading up to the game. We’re proud to be the Official Real Estate Com...

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