Bellevue News The Costello Team is Making Masks for Health Care Workers     WBC agents, The Costello Team and little Costellos have been making masks for healthcare workers at Evergreen Health. They are being donated during the COVID-19 outbreak to protect, doctors, nursers and other essential staff at Evergreen Health. Thanks for your time and contributions, Costellos. Every little bit helps in fighting this coronavirus.
Bellevue News Supporting Local Businesses During the COVID-19 Outbreak Many small businesses have been impacted by COVID-19 due to mandated closures and customers staying at home. We can help them by doing things like: Order take-out from restaurants that offer it, and pick up directly if possible rather than 3 rd-party delivery to avoid fees charged back to the restaurant. Buy gift cards from […]
Bellevue News Local Market Update March 2020 The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has not yet dampened demand in the housing market. Traffic at open houses remains heavy. Buyers who had waited last year for a drop in prices have now seen several months of home prices increases. With demand far outstripping supply and record low interest rates, the market heading into spring looks […]
Community Support Love Doughnuts? Seattle’s Top Pot Doughnuts Interview Right Here On the latest episode of the Windermere Home podcast, our host Brian Bushlach speaks with Mark Klebeck, Co-Founder of Top Pot Doughnuts. At Top Pot, they go all in by only crafting recipes using the best ingredients and precise techniques to create the highest quality doughnut. However, the attention to detail does not stop there […]
Design Designing Your Home Office     Working from home is an aspiration for many of us, but to do so effectively takes effort. A disorganized space at home can be just as troublesome as a hectic office. The most disciplined telecommuters will tell you that you need a structured routine and organization in order to be successful. Having a […]
Market Stats Western Washington Real Estate Market Update Q4 2019 The following analysis of the Western Washington real estate market is provided by Windermere Real Estate Chief Economist, Matthew Gardner. We hope that this information may assist you with making better-informed real estate decisions. For further information about the housing market in your area, please don’t hesitate to contact your Windermere agent. ECONOMIC OVERVIEW Employment […]
Bellevue News Local Market Update January 2020 2019 ended with too many buyers chasing too few homes. December marked the sixth straight month of declining supply. The severe shortage of homes, historically low interest rates, and strong job growth are predicted to keep the local housing market strong in 2020. In a region starved for inventory, sellers can expect significant interest in […]
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Forecasts 2020 Predictions: What Will Impact the Housing Market? This will be an interesting year for residential real estate. With a presidential election taking place this fall and talk of a possible recession occurring before the end of the year, predicting what will happen in the 2020 U.S. housing market can be challenging. As a result, taking a look at the combined projections from […]
Windermere Bellevue Commons News Local Market Update December 2019 Favorable interest rates and soaring rents boosted activity in the housing market in November. More buyers competing for less inventory kept home prices strong. With the supply of homes far short of demand, sellers can expect well-priced properties to sell quickly this winter. EASTSIDE With just over a month of available inventory, demand on Eastside […]
Forecasts What’s Happening in the Market? December 2019 stats show that we are creeping in on the highs we saw in 2018 in most areas and in several other areas prices have already surpassed the previous year.  Inventory is now below 1 month which means if there weren’t anymore listings coming on the market there would be nothing to buy in […]
Windermere Bellevue Commons News Giving Tuesday and All Season Long Giving Tuesday may be over but you can still give all season long. Your donations make a positive difference in the lives of local low-income and homeless families by providing necessary resources for emergency services, food, housing and more. Please select Windermere Bellevue Commons to designate your Foundation donation. The money designated by WBC will […]
Windermere Bellevue Commons News Matthew Gardner’s 2020 Housing Forecast It’s that time of year when Windermere’s Chief Economist, Matthew Gardner, dusts off his crystal ball and peers into the future to give us his predictions for the 2020 economy and housing market. 
Windermere Bellevue Commons News Local Market Update November 2019 A steady influx of buyers continued to strain already tight inventory throughout the area in October. Home sales were up, as were prices in much of the region. With our thriving economy and highly desirable quality of life drawing ever more people here, the supply of homes isn’t close to meeting demand. Homeowners thinking about […]
Windermere Bellevue Commons News All in for Community: 2019 We’ve Got You Covered Winter Drive The Windermere Foundation’s “We’ve Got You Covered” winter drive, part of the #tacklehomelessness campaign was a great success! Our office collected new hats, scarves, gloves/mittens, and warm socks in October and early November to benefit families struggling to stay warm in the cold winter months due to a lack of adequate shelter. Our donations were […]
Windermere Bellevue Commons News Is the Condominium Lifestyle Right for You? Condominium homes are a great, low-maintenance choice for a primary residence, second home, or investment property. This alternative to the traditional single-family home has unique issues to consider before buying, as well as unique benefits. Increasingly, condos are not just for first-time homebuyers looking for a less expensive entry into the housing market. Empty-nesters and […]
Windermere Bellevue Commons News Presenting the Big Check to Bellevue LifeSpring So thrilled to have presented a donation to Bellevue LifeSpring yesterday. We partnered with the Bellevue Wolverines this season to donate $100 for every home game touchdown during the months of September and October. Along with generous donations from our agents, we collected $7,300. Thank you to all who donated. Bellevue LifeSpring’s mission is to […]
Windermere Bellevue Commons News We’ve Got You Covered Winter Drive 2019 We’re in the final week of our winter drive. Please help keep families warm during the cold winter months by dropping off your donations at our office:  110 116th Avenue SE in Bellevue. The Windermere Foundation’s “We’ve Got You Covered” winter drive, part of the #tacklehomelessness campaign ends this Friday, November 8th.  Our office is […]
Windermere Bellevue Commons News Western Washington Real Estate Market Update Q3 2019 The following analysis of the Western Washington real estate market is provided by Windermere Real Estate Chief Economist, Matthew Gardner. We hope that this information may assist you with making better-informed real estate decisions. For further information about the housing market in your area, please don’t hesitate to contact your Windermere agent.   ECONOMIC OVERVIEW […]
Windermere Bellevue Commons News Our Favorite Real Estate Podcasts Podcasts are a growing medium as listeners search for new sources of entertainment and information. In 2018 there were about 550,000 podcasts, in 2019 there are more than 750,000. Listeners are growing too, an estimated 20 million more people in the U.S. are listening to podcasts this year as compared to2018. This growth in audio entertainment inspired us […]