Community Whatcom Holiday Fun Guide Whatcom County does Holiday Cheer well and there’s no better way to get into the Holiday Spirit than attending a community event.  Here’s a list of all things Holiday fun and I hope you will find a few to enjoy! ▪ First Friday Art Walk is 5-9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 3, in downtown Bellingham. ▪ […]
Community Santa Event! We are excited to bring Santa back for our annual holiday photo event! New this year, Santa will be socially distanced, contact-free, and photos will be by appointment only. Save the date for Sunday, November 28th for complimentary professional Santa photos! Follow the link below to secure your timeslot- Spots are limited, so be sure […]
Community Newsletter – Q2 Gardner Report & Summer Food Drive Recap   At Windermere, we are fortunate to have Matthew Gardner as our Chief Economist. In fact, we are one of the only real estate companies in the country to have such a well-respected expert sitting in this role. Not only is Matthew an asset to Windermere brokers and their clients, but he is a coveted […]
Community 8 Ways to Make Back to School Easier   The first day of school sneaks up so fast… summer is here and then gone in a flash! Whether your child is anxious or excited about the start of a more “normal” school year, here are some practical tips to help start things off on the right foot.   Start talking about it. New […]
Community Bellingham’s Downtown / Waterfront Update Bellingham’s more than 100 acres of Waterfront land has been tied up with industry until recently. The site is being transformed into a mixed-use space with public art and community access to the bay. In 2013 the Port and Harcourt Bellingham LLC started the restoration project and as of this summer, Bellingham is thoroughly enjoying […]
Community Windermere Community Service Day On June 11th, my office spent our annual Windermere Community Service Day with the Snohomish Garden Club constructing trellises, weeding and staking beds, and planting and labeling a half-acre of produce! We also assembled a pole shed, built out a composting area and a rock bench on the property for the Garden Club to use […]
Community Newsletter – Summertime 2021: No Relief in Heat, But Relief for Buyers   Last week I heard a quote from Mike Loftin of the Urban Institute that resonated with me. “We need to stop seeing housing as a reward for financial success and instead see it as a critical tool that can facilitate financial success.” Homeownership as an investment has always been a long-term hold in order for […]
Community Vendor Highlight – Hazel Designs   These last few months we have thoroughly enjoyed being part of a weekly floral subscription service through Hazel Designs Floral & Landscaping.  Each week Annika delivers a beautifully crafted, balanced, and whimsical bouquet of locally grown flowers for an upcoming listing, for a special colleague, client, or collaborator, or to someone in our sphere […]
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Community NEWSLETTER MAY 2021 – Year-to-Date Real Estate Recap: Where We’ve Been & Where We’re Headed Here we are, one-third into 2021, and boy what a ride it has been so far. We all know that 2020 was a unique year full of challenges and change. The pandemic made us pause and reevaluate many aspects of our lives including where and how we live. The impact of the pandemic on the […]
Community Local Farmer’s Markets 2021     When you shop at a local Farmers Market, you’re buying outstanding freshness, quality and flavor. Knowing exactly where your food comes from and how it was grown provides peace of mind for your family. Plus, you’re supporting a sustainable regional food system that helps small family farms stay in business; protects land from […]
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 […]
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 […]
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    
Community My Commitment to Strong Connections Everywhere 2020- the year I spent making true, valued connections with other realtors I find inspiring.  I’m sure you can imagine the beginning of quarantine was a scary, strange time for us all, but for us Real Estate Business Owners we weren’t quite sure what to expect for our near future. I was incredibly thankful I had reached out to […]
Community Today’s the Day! We are excited to announce the first annual Windermere Whatcom Day of Giving.  On October 29th, all donations made to the Windermere Foundation will be used to support the food program at the Whatcom County Boys and Girls Club!  In addition to every donation, The Windermere Foundation will match up to $2,000!  This is a great opportunity to support our community and give back, I […]
Buying a Home Contractor Pricing for YOU!   Rainy Weekend Plans?! Have you been wanting to get some painting done? I’m excited to extend my personal discount to you! There’s nothing better than supporting a local business {especially right now- when they really need our support}, getting a great deal, AND unmatched customer service! You can get it all by taking my […]
Community For My Landlord/Tenant Friends Extended Moratorium on Evictions   For my clients and friends who are landlords or those of you who are tenants yourselves… On June 2, Governor Inslee extended the Moratorium on Evictions until August 1, 2020.  Under the extended moratorium, it is unlawful for a landlord to evict a tenant or deliver any notice of termination. However, a […]
Community The “Hirst Decision” Streamflow Restoration under Chapter 90.94 RCW WRIA 1 rulemaking – The “Hirst Decision” Brief History-Here is how we got to this point In 2016, the Washington State Supreme Court issued the “Hirst” decision which stated that Whatcom County failed to comply with the Growth Management Act requirements to protect water resources. The decision limited landowners’ […]
Community Caring for your winter plants Winters in many parts of Western Washington can easily see temperatures that dip down below freezing. For many gardening homeowners, this can be troublesome when precious plants are concerned. Covering your plants with sheets may not be enough to save a plant from succumbing to freezing temperatures. Check out these ways to bring your plants […]
Community Kicks for Kids! Remember what it felt like the last time you realized you had a hole in your ? Or even worse when your feet weren’t supported by the you’d had for way too long and your feet hurt? It breaks my heart to think there are kiddos that wake up everyday and put shoes and/or socks […]