Uncategorized You want to Sell, but need to Buy too… Homeowners across our region are enjoying incredibly healthy equity levels due to an upswing in the real estate market over the last five years. In fact, the median price in Whatcom County is up 55% over the last five years. Over the last 10 years, the median price is up 80% in 10 years. This […]
Market Updates Weekly Market Update I’m going to go head and call it… • The SPRING MARKET HAS OFFICIALLY ARRIVED! By this I mean, we should see a steady increase in listings over the next few months until we peak in the summer. • This last week listings were up in every area – buyers are you READY?! Let’s get […]
Market Updates Weekly Market Update Friday afternoon with some blue skies peaking through has me ! Another sleepy week of new listings so let’s look at some numbers I pulled for my monthly email newsletter that just hit inboxes today… transactions that closed over the last 7 days and most likely went pending after the first of the year are […]
Community Vendor Spotlight You heard it here, friends! Smith Mechanical kept us from freezing this week, and Environmental Pest Control is going to be making sure the critters are under control from here on out! Make sure to get Smith Mechanical scheduled for your annual furnace service! Click here for the Smith Mechanical website If you deal with […]
Market Updates Matthew Gardner’s Top 10 Last week I had the pleasure of attending (and hosting some of you at) Matthew Gardner’s 2021 Economic Forecast. Matthew is Windermere’s Chief Economist and coveted expert in our region often called upon by the local and national media for his insights on the economy and housing. Windermere has relied upon his forecasts and advice […]
Market Updates Weekly Market Update WAY TO GO BELLINGHAM!!! • It was a busy showing week. And I’m just sitting down for the evening after a full work day- so hooray for most listings in each city but Bellingham, you win the
Market Updates North Snohomish County Quarterly Market Trends – Q4 2020   The 2020 real estate market was a bright spot in the economy and the fourth quarter finished strong, with the median price up 10% complete year-over-year. Interest rates started the year just over 3.5% and ended the year under 3%! The long-term average rate is 7.9%, putting into perspective the massive advantage for homebuyers […]
Market Updates North King County Quarterly Market Trends – Q4 2020   The 2020 real estate market was a bright spot in the economy and the fourth quarter finished strong, with the median price up 7% complete year-over-year. Interest rates started the year just over 3.5% and ended the year under 3%! The long-term average rate is 7.9%, putting into perspective the massive advantage for homebuyers […]
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Market Updates South Snohomish County Quarterly Market Trends – Q4 2020   The 2020 real estate market was a bright spot in the economy and the fourth quarter finished strong, with the median price up 12% complete year-over-year. Interest rates started the year just over 3.5% and ended the year under 3%! The long-term average rate is 7.9%, putting into perspective the massive advantage for homebuyers […]
Market Updates Weekly Market Update HEY YOU GUYS weren’t you all supposed to be channeling tons of new listings this week… we didn’t do so hot. • We had the same number of new listings this week as last week, but 11 more offers were accepted. That means we are down inventory yet again. this week there will be more! […]
Market Updates Weekly Market Update If you were my child, you would recognize this face as the one I make when I don’t believe you when you are whining and saying you can’t do something… . And that’s how I feel about this market that’s coming. If I could talk to “it” I would say, “I believe in you, and […]
Uncategorized Goal Setting with Self-Compassion   We all know that there is no magic in the first day or month of the year, and yet we are all drawn to the idea of new beginnings. A fresh start. And so with 2020 finally put to bed, many of us are setting goals for this fresh, new year.   The topic […]
Market Updates Weekly Market Update Is it Friday? Wait, it’s Friday?! Yep, I had to ask and check a few times, but it is! I hope you all had a New Year’s surrounded by those closest to you and were able to reflect on the many blessings that DID exist in 2020! . Here’s this week’s market update- the “holiday […]
Market Updates Weekly Market Update Phew! We made it through another week. That’s what it feels like for me at least! I can’t thank you all enough for your support during a very challenging week. Offers were written, closings happened, listings were presented to market: all the while my baby had surgery and I had to work through another tragedy […]
Community Fellow Agent Collaboration 2020, the year of isolation, has made me more thankful than ever for my relationships with fellow brokers. Being independent contractors we are essentially in this alone. It can feel lonely even though we talk to all our clients and contractors and agents on the other side of transactions. I thrive in collaborative environments and […]
Market Updates Weekly Market Update Copy The after-holiday slow week was had all over the county this week in the numbers. But it felt like a busy Spring Market in my business this week! A handful of new buyers and sellers ready to talk about selling is music to my ears and made for a busy end of the week, hence […]
Monday with Matthew 2021 Housing Forecast I’ve been waiting for this for weeks.  The final episode of Monday with Matthew where Matthew gives his 2021 Housing Forecast.  What will interest rates look like?  Will existing home sales increase?  Prices?  How about New Construction? AND… Is this actually a bubble, will our market crash?!   ALL of these questions and more will be […]
Buying a Home The Windermere Bridge Loan Homeowners across our region are enjoying very healthy equity levels due to an amazing upswing in the real estate market over the last five years. In fact, the median price in Whatcom County is up 59% over the last five years. This growth in equity has given homeowners the exciting option to sell their homes […]
Community We Are the Human Algorithm   What’s the Windermere difference? It’s what we call The Human Algorithm, and that difference is the edge you need to realize your dreams.  We won’t stop until we find you your perfect home no matter what that means!   THE HUMAN ALGORITHM    
Monday with Matthew Monday with Matthew On this episode of “Monday with Matthew,” Matthew Gardner analyzes the surprisingly strong U.S. Job Market Report from October. This video was recorded on Friday, November 6.