Update: A Legislative Effort Is Now Underway In Congress To Extend The Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act
UPDATE: Senators Dean Heller (R-Nev.) and Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) have introduced a bipartisan bill that would extend the Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act through 2015 and all of 2016. Heller is an influential member of the Senate Finance Committee and has pledged to attach the bill to a larger piece of legislation that is moving through his committee. We will keep you posted on the progress of the extension as the process moves forward.
Posted on 26 March 2015 | 6:49 pm
Is this year you make the leap to buy your first home?
A home is a major investment and, for many people, the greatest financial asset they have. With so much at stake, it makes sense to do what you can to protect your financial interest. Getting a home inspection is a smart, simple way to do just that.
Posted on 19 March 2015 | 11:27 pm
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 the siding for cracks. You will also want to inspect your basement or foundation for any shifts. Make repairs now to prevent further damage.
Posted on 12 March 2015 | 5:02 pm
Windermere Real Estate is proud to partner with Gardner Economics on this analysis of the Oregon and Southwest Washington real estate market. This report is designed to offer insight into the realities of the housing market. Numbers alone do not always give an accurate picture of local economic conditions; therefore our goal is to provide an explanation of what the statistics mean and how they impact the Oregon and Southwest Washington housing economy. We hope that this information may assist you with making an informed real estate decision. For further information about the real estate market in your area, please contact your Windermere agent.
Posted on 4 March 2015 | 5:04 pm
Windermere Real Estate is proud to partner with Gardner Economics on this analysis of the Western Washington real estate market. This report is designed to offer insight into the realities of the housing market. Numbers alone do not always give an accurate picture of local economic conditions; therefore our goal is to provide an explanation of what the statistics mean and how they impact the Western Washington housing economy. We hope that this information may assist you with making an informed real estate decision. For further information about the real estate market in your area, please contact your Windermere agent.
Posted on 26 February 2015 | 6:37 pm
This past year, the Windermere Foundation had a milestone anniversary, celebrating 25 years of supporting programs and organizations that provide shelter, clothing, children’s programs, emergency assistance, and other services to low-income and homeless families. What started in 1989 as a grassroots foundation serving families in need in Washington State, has grown to encompass ten states and raised over $28 million—bringing us closer to reaching our fundraising goal of $30 million by the end of 2015.
Posted on 25 February 2015 | 8:45 pm
Last week we launched our #OdeToMyAbode photo contest and the pics of people’s favorite rooms and spaces are really quite inspiring. There’s still time for you to post a photo of your favorite space for a chance to win $500 in home improvement services from Porch.com. Just go here, or post it to Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #OdeToMyAbode, by Friday, February 27.
Posted on 19 February 2015 | 9:49 pm
If you’re in the market to buy or sell a home, or you’re just a real estate junkie at heart, you may have heard the term “months supply” used by real estate agents or the media when discussing the housing market. For example, right now there’s about a 1.4 month supply of homes for sale in King County, and less than a month’s supply in a lot of Seattle neighborhoods. But what does that mean and why does it matter? Believe it or not, the months supply of homes is probably one of the best indicators of what’s going on in the market. But before we get into that, we’ll start by explaining what it is.
Posted on 16 February 2015 | 5:15 pm
This article originally appeared on Porch.com
Written by Holly King
Posted on 12 February 2015 | 1:14 am
Everyone knows that Valentine’s Day is a day in which we express our affection for those we love. But at Windermere, we don’t think it should stop there. People often feel a deep sense of love for their homes, as well. Do you have a favorite space in your home that you consider your sanctuary? Or a room where family memories are made? Maybe it’s simply a cozy spot to curl up with a good book. Whatever your favorite space might be, we want to see it. In honor of Valentine’s Day, we invite you to share a pictorial love letter to your home through our #OdeToMyAbode photo contest. Simply upload your photo along with the #OdeToMyAbode hashtag via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or at http://bit.ly/1KBG38Z, and you will be entered to win $500 worth of home improvement services from Porch.com.
Posted on 9 February 2015 | 6:03 pm