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Community News Seattle Remains No.2 City for Relocation, Despite Remote Work Options Much work in 2020 has shifted from high rises and board rooms to home offices and video calls. While some employees are itching to get back to the office and resume business as usual, it was initially believed that another subset of Seattle’s sizeable tech force was considering life outside the city. This prediction was […]
Buying a Home The Top Reasons People Are Moving This Year Today, Americans are moving for a variety of different reasons. The current health crisis has truly re-shaped our lifestyles and our needs. Spending extra time where we currently live is enabling many families to re-evaluate what homeownership means and what they find most important in a home. According to Zillow: “In 2020, homes went from the […]
Community News How Is Remote Work Changing Homebuyer Needs?   With more companies figuring out how to efficiently and effectively enable their employees to work remotely (and for longer than most of us initially expected), homeowners throughout the country are re-evaluating their needs. Do I still need to live close to my company’s office building? Do I need a larger home with more office space? […]
Community News Easy Indulgences to Treat Yourself   No matter how many video conference calls, virtual happy hours and Houseparty hangouts, our Stay Home, Stay Healthy period of self-quarantine has left many of us feeling isolated. Even as the economy begins to reopen. Though some self-indulgences, like massages, salon visits, and other activities aren’t possible right now, here are some ideas to delight the […]
Community News Seattle Poised for Faster Recovery than Many Other Cities   It may feel like a tired refrain after nearly three months of quarantine, but it remains true: it’s still too early to truly tell the toll COVID-19 will take on our economy — both locally and nationally — until we are able to fully reopen and jumpstart  area businesses. Thanks to our diversified economy, […]
Community News Neighbors in Need Raises $690,000 for Food Banks   The COVID-19 pandemic has affected populations across the globe, but those who struggle with poverty and count on food programs to meet their basic day-to-day needs are in an especially uncertain place. While coping with increased demand and a bottlenecked pipeline of food supply, food banks are desperate for funds to continue to serve […]
Community News Seismologists Register “Fan Quakes” from the Seattle Sounders Stadium Crowd Originally published November 2019 Can Seattle Sounders fans match the Seahawks’ “Beast Quakes” when it comes to making the earth move? Seismologists from the University of Washington and the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network conducted their first experiment to address that question. Based on today’s results from the Sounders’ MLS Cup championship match against Toronto at CenturyLink Field, soccer fans […]
Community News All In, For Community Amid COVID-19 Image Source: Shutterstock   Over the past few weeks, as the effects of COVID-19 have spread to everywhere Windermere has offices, we have seen an outpouring of support from our agents and offices in their local communities, embodying what it means to be All In, For You.    The Bellevue, WA-based Windermere Real Estate East Inc. offices have been all in for their […]
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Community News I’m in FORBES. Say what?!   Joking aside, I am honored and humbled to make The 500 List as seen in Forbes Magazine. Five Star Professionals partners with premier publications across the country to identify real estate agents who provide outstanding service to their clients. Winners are chosen based on a proprietary research process, in which thousands of recent homebuyers […]
Community News Impact of the Coronavirus on the U.S. Housing Market The Coronavirus (COVID-19) has caused massive global uncertainty, including a U.S. stock market correction no one could have seen coming. While much of the news has been about the effect on various markets, let’s also acknowledge the true impact it continues to have on lives and families around the world. With all this uncertainty, how do you […]
Community News Use Seattle’s New Data Portal to Track Housing Affordability, Stats, & More The City of Seattle recently unveiled Performance Seattle: a website where residents and government employees can dig into what’s going on in our city and see how well Seattle is performing. The site currently houses seven dashboards, tracking the city’s performance on everything from basic services to housing affordability to homelessness. It illustrates the city’s progress with data visualizations like graphs, maps and charts […]
Community News A Star is Reborn: Iconic Seattle Macy’s Star to Return in Time for the Holidays It looks like the iconic downtown Seattle holiday star will be back this year for at least one more time. Sources say a local sign company has been hired to repair and restore the 62-year-old holiday decoration that has graced the old Bon Marche (or, more recently, Macy’s) department store at the corner of 4th […]
Community News Local Happenings – November 2019 NOVEMBER EVENTS Seattle’s Beaujolais Nouveau Wine Festival November 22nd Beaujolais Nouveau wine is released at midnight each year on the third Thursday of November. Its arrival as the first wine of the harvest sparks worldwide celebrations. We host simultaneous events in Seattle and in Portland on the third Friday of November to commemorate this special tradition. Both events take place […]
Community News Keeping Families Warm from Head to Toe   Windermere is in its fourth season of helping #TackleHomelessness with the Seattle Seahawks! Each year, as part of that campaign, Windermere hosts a “We’ve Got You Covered” winter drive for a local non-profit. This year, we are collecting warm winter gear for our new non-profit partner, Mary’s Place, an organization that provides safe, inclusive shelter and services to women, […]
Community News AMAZON COULD BRING THOUSANDS OF DOGS WITH IT TO NEW BELLEVUE OFFICE Of all the impacts posed by thousands of new Amazon employees migrating to the Eastside, Bellevue officials perhaps weren’t expecting this — this could get ruff. The Puget Sound Business Journal went through a series of emails among Bellevue city employees, and found that officials are now preparing for thousands of dogs that will likely come […]
Community News WINDERMERE LIVING – FALL 2019 The Fall 2019 issue of Windermere Living showcases seasonal comforts including inviting home designs and fall flavors! Discover immersive regional experiences, tips on finding the perfect architect as well as incredible homes from ski chalets to mid-century marvels. Windermere Living is an exclusive listings magazine published by Windermere Real Estate. Read the online version below: […]
Community News Local Hunger Relief Through Real Estate: Kitchen to Table What is the Kitchen-to-Table Project? In 2012, I created the Kitchen-to-Table Project as a way of giving back. With the sale of each home, I donate 1,000 pounds of fresh produce to local families in need. I am proud to share that over 250,000 pounds of food have been donated to date. Whenever possible, I help […]
Community News The Arrival of the GIX in Bellevue In mid-September renowned dignitaries, politicians, business executives, and other influential and high-powered people gathered in Bellevue for the grand opening of the Global Innovation Exchange (GIX), which has been about five years in the making. It was an exciting moment for the 44-student cohort that is set to start classes there soon, as well as […]