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How to Handle Asbestos in Your Home

Posted on 21 September 2022

Throughout the mid twentieth century, asbestos was commonly used throughout the homebuilding process. It was typically used as insulation, but would also pop up in vinyl flooring, cement siding, walls, pipes—you name it. After it was discovered that inhaling asbestos fibers has serious health effects, its domestic production slowed, and legislation was put forth to […]

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7 Tips for Staging Your Home Yourself

Posted on 19 September 2022

Nowadays, home staging is an integral part of the home selling process. The impact of home staging is crystal clear, but how you go about it deserves some consideration. Many homeowners will hire a home staging professional, trusting their expertise to make their home as appealing as possible to buyers. However, if hiring a professional […]

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What is Row House Architecture?

Posted on 14 September 2022

Of all the alternatives to single-family detached homes that remain popular today, row houses may have the longest history. Some of the oldest and largest cities on the East Coast such as New York City, Boston, and Philadelphia still have row houses in great numbers. These iconic structures have served as the backdrop for some […]

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Making a Down Payment on a Home

Posted on 12 September 2022

Imagine the process of financing a home purchase as a relay race. From start to finish, the baton must be passed several times between interconnected transactions. The down payment plays an important role in the relay race and will help you cross the finish line, but how much money do you put down? And when […]

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Windermere Partners with Seattle Seahawks for 7th Season of #TackleHomelessness

Posted on 7 September 2022

With the dawn of a new football season comes the opportunity to give back to our community. As the “Official Real Estate Company of the Seattle Seahawks,” all of us at Windermere look forward to partnering with the team for the seventh season of #TackleHomelessness. For every defensive tackle made in a home game this […]

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Making a Contingent Offer: Common Real Estate Contingencies

Posted on 31 August 2022

Imagine a home-buying scenario where you make an offer, the seller immediately accepts, and the two of you move through closing without any hiccups until you have keys in hand. It’s possible, but a more likely home buying experience is marked by negotiation, counteroffers, and a back-and-forth dialogue between both parties to reach a deal. […]

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The Continued Decline of the Housing Market Index

Posted on 29 August 2022

This video is the latest in our Monday with Matthew series with Windermere Chief Economist Matthew Gardner. Each month, he analyzes the most up-to-date U.S. housing data to keep you well-informed about what’s going on in the real estate market.     Hello there, I’m Windermere’s Chief Economist Matthew Gardner and welcome to this month’s […]

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Contemporary Interior Design

Posted on 24 August 2022

Although there are certain fundamental principles to contemporary design, it is constantly evolving. While other interior design styles are often rooted in a specific period, contemporary design is set in the present. What’s popular now is what’s popular in contemporary design. Its ability to remain timeless is what gives contemporary design its greatest quality—it never […]

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Windermere Living: Closet Curation

Posted on 22 August 2022

This article originally appeared in the Summer/Fall 2022 issue of Windermere Living By Amanda Zurita | Photography by Victoria Kovios Closet Curation Turn your wardrobe into your personal boutique with these professional “editing” tips. Iris Miyasaki was born an organizer. Growing up in Hawaii in a Japanese American family, minimalism was part of her life. […]

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Moving Checklist: A Step-by-Step Guide to the Moving Process

Posted on 17 August 2022

Once you and your agent work through the process of selling your home, there comes a point when it’s time to switch gears and get ready to move. It can be difficult to juggle the various steps of the moving process, especially if you’re Buying and Selling a Home at the Same Time. Using a […]

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