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Bellevue News Organizing Your Home     Image Source: Shutterstock When organizing your home, knowing where to start can often be the most difficult part. Breaking the process down room-by-room and keeping the following tips in mind will help you get started and keep your home organized in the long run. Kitchen Given how much time is spent in the […]
Bellevue News Tips for Moving into a Smaller Home as a Senior By Michael Longsdon For many seniors, there comes a time when the expense and upkeep of a big home no longer seem realistic. All of your kids have moved out, and suddenly, your multi-bedroom house feels excessively large and empty. Plus, it may be difficult to keep up with mortgage payments if you’re expecting a […]
Bellevue News Five Ways to Incorporate Pantone’s ‘Living Coral’ Into Your Home Design inspiration comes in many forms, but few carry the cache of the Pantone Color of the Year. For two decades, the Pantone Color Institute has convened to debate and determine an appropriate color that represents the current times. In a tradition harkening to the pageantry and mystique of secret societies, biannual meetings are held […]
Bellevue News Windermere Living Winter Issue 2019 The Winter 2019 issue of Windermere Living is out and it’s gorgeous! Features include: A Luxury update from Chief Economist Matthew Gardner Kitchen design trends What does a 3.5M listing look like in different markets? A Caring Connections story about how the Windermere Foundation and a Windermere broker helps link families to the resources they […]
Bellevue News Make A Statement With Your Bookshelf In the New Year There comes a time in life where gifts take different forms during the holidays. Toys are replaced by tools and appliances. Games are supplanted by gift cards and gear for grander hobbies. Clothing ranges from stylish to functional, but typically reflects real-life necessities over fantastical dresses or costumes. But for many, books remain a timeless […]
Bellevue News Four Holiday Decor Trends We’re Excited About This Winter The holiday season is here and for many of us, that means it’s time to deck the halls. If you’re looking for some inspiration and a place to start, here are some ideas that are certain to get everyone in the spirit. A Tree of a Different Color Photo Credit: Left – Lushome, Center – HGTV, Right […]
Bellevue News Bringing Your Plants Inside for Winter Winters in many parts of the Western U.S. 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 […]
Bellevue News 5 Dangers of Overpricing a Home by Windermere Guest Author on the Windermere Blog It is still a great time to be a seller, but in much of the Western U.S., the local real estate market has begun to soften. With significant increases in inventory, buyers now have more choices and less sense of urgency. If you are thinking about selling your home, […]
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Bellevue News Transforming Your House from Summer Home to Winter Hideaway by John Trupin  on the Windermere Blog None of us want to admit it, but Winter is Coming. The new season of Game of Thrones might not be until 2019, but your home will need preparation before then. As the days shorten, you can mitigate many mid-winter headaches with some preemptive prep. Proper weatherizing can help protect your […]
Bellevue News Building Character-Balancing a Home’s Personality and Amenities by  John Trupin originally posted on the Windermere blog It’s sometimes said that the limitations of a house are what help make it a home. For many, however, it is a point of pride to accept only the finest in their new residence. How can you find the balance between cultivating a lived-in home with personality […]
Bellevue News 4 Ways to Make Smart Tech Upgrades to Your Garage When it comes to upgrading your home with the latest technology, your garage is likely to be the last thing on your radar. But as electric vehicles and even self-driving cars are hitting the road across the country, real estate listings are touting smart garages in high-tech cities like Palo Alto, California and Austin, Texas. […]
Home Sweet Home Spring Home Maintenance Checklist It’s time to check for damage and prepare for hot weather ahead. With the days lengthening and weather warming, spring is a good time to get outdoors and tackle some larger home projects. With the threat of winter storms past, you can look for damage and make any needed repairs, as well as prep your […]
Home Sweet Home Empty Nesters: Remodel or Sell?   Your kids have moved out and now you’re living in a big house with way more space than you need. You have two choices – remodel your existing home or move. Here are some things to consider about each option.   Choice No. 1: Remodel your existing home to better fit your current needs. […]
Home Sweet Home Here’s your fall maintenance list Is your home ready for fall?     Fall is an ideal time to tackle maintenance projects both inside and outside. Here are a few ideas to get you started: Gutters top to bottom Water in the wrong spots can do a lot of damage. Start by ensuring that gutters and downspouts are doing their […]
Home Sweet Home Here’s Your Spring Maintenance Checklist Now that spring has sprung, let’s clear the cobwebs and get your home ready! Here is our quick guide to spring home maintenance:   Inspection top to bottom: Now that the weather is temperate you will want to check on how your home weathered the winter. Check the roof for leaks, the gutters for damage, and […]