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Summer Food Drive!

By Andrea Wetzel | Jun 21, 2022

Every year since 1984, Windermere has designated one day to help make a positive difference in the communities where we work and live. 2022 is the 7th year that my office has spent this day working to put fresh produce on the tables of local families who need a little help. On June 10th, my […]

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Understanding the Current Shift in the Real Estate Market: PERSPECTIVE IS KEY!

By Andrea Wetzel | Jun 6, 2022

“How’s the market?” is a question I am asked all the time. It is a common segue in casual conversation over the neighbor’s fence, at a party or family gathering. Now more than ever, the answer to this question is critical and detailed. You see, our market is experiencing a shift, a slowing down of price growth, if […]

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Local Farmers Markets: 2022

By Andrea Wetzel | May 31, 2022

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 over-development, and […]

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Summer Events 2022

By Andrea Wetzel | May 26, 2022

There are so many activities offered within the beautiful PNW, here are just a handful coming up this summer. Maybe I’ll see you at one of these events! September 7 – First Day of School (Edmonds School District) ONGOING SUMMER SERIES

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The Gardner Report

By Andrea Wetzel | May 10, 2022

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 resource […]

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Quarterly Reports – Q1 2022

By Andrea Wetzel | Apr 18, 2022

The 2022 real estate market started with a bang! We started the year with the lowest amount of available inventory we’ve ever seen coupled with interest rates a point lower than they are now, along with a plentiful buyer pool due to a strong job market and work-from-home influenced moves. The combination of supply and […]

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Spring Market in Bloom – Keeping Perspective is Paramount

By Andrea Wetzel | Mar 29, 2022

As we round out the first quarter of 2022 and head into the notorious Spring Market there are a handful of factors that should be considered whether you are a buyer or a seller. Paying attention to the anticipated increase in housing supply, monitoring buyer demand, and assessing the effects of rising interest rates on the […]

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UPDATE: Global influences on the Housing Market & Interest Rates

By Andrea Wetzel | Mar 9, 2022

  A lot has happened in our world since the first of the year, specifically the rise in inflation and the recent Russian invasion of Ukraine. These factors can influence consumers and affect the housing and financial markets. Additionally, global unrest has had a clear influence on interest rates, driving them back down after a […]

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With seller equity at an all-time high, it is still important who you align with to get the best results

By Andrea Wetzel | Feb 15, 2022

2022 has had an incredibly eventful start in our local real estate market. In January, the average list-to-sale price ratio (the percentage a house sells for in comparison to the list price) in King County was 105% and in Snohomish County it was 106%. This is in conjunction with complete year-over-year median price appreciation (the […]

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