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Windermere offices have been busy this year raising money for the Windermere Foundation which provides funding to suppor...
04/30/2019
Caring for our Communities through the Windermere Foundation | Windermere Blog

Windermere offices have been busy this year raising money for the Windermere Foundation which provides funding to support low-income and homeless families throughout the Western U.S. Last quarter alone, the Windermere Foundation collected over $308,236 in donations, bringing our total to $38,314,364 raised since 1989 when the Windermere Foundation first started.

Windermere offices have been busy this year raising money for the Windermere Foundation which provides funding to support low-income and homeless families throughout the Western U.S. Last quarter alone, the Windermere Foundation collected over $308,236 in donations, bringing our total to $38,314,364...

Here’s a sneak peak of our new office in Lebanon.
04/30/2019

Here’s a sneak peak of our new office in Lebanon.

Mike Fratantoni, Mortgage Bankers Association Chief Economist, talks falling rates, increasing inventory, and more.
04/29/2019
Spring housing check

Mike Fratantoni, Mortgage Bankers Association Chief Economist, talks falling rates, increasing inventory, and more.

Mike Fratantoni, Mortgage Bankers Association Chief Economist, talks falling rates, increasing inventory, and more.

In choosing whether or not becoming a landlord is right for you, there are a number of factors to consider, but primaril...
04/26/2019
To Sell or to Rent? The Perks and Pitfalls of Being a Landlord | Windermere Blog

In choosing whether or not becoming a landlord is right for you, there are a number of factors to consider, but primarily they fall into the following three categories: financial analysis, risk, and goals.

Electing a full sale or a property management situation is a life-changing decision that shouldn’t be taken lightly. In choosing whether or not becoming a landlord is right for you, there are a number of factors to consider, but primarily they fall into the following three categories: financial an...

Here are the top 10 metro areas that attract newcomers and how much they pay for housing in a new city.
04/25/2019
Top 10 Housing Markets That Are Magnets For Newcomers

Here are the top 10 metro areas that attract newcomers and how much they pay for housing in a new city.

NerdWallet's study of the nation's 25 most populous metro areas examines where people are moving to and from.

Wellness has become a giant industry, or at least a very flexible marketing term. In the grossly inflated view of one in...
04/23/2019
This Ex-Goldman Trader And His $800 Million Startup Hope You'll Pay Extra For Real Estate That Aces A ‘Wellness’ Test

Wellness has become a giant industry, or at least a very flexible marketing term. In the grossly inflated view of one industry group, wellness is a $4 trillion global business. Gym memberships and organic produce can be considered part of the trend. But so can incense, DNA tests and sleep aids. So why not “well” buildings?

Paul Scialla wants to extend the wellness fad from aromatherapy and hair gummies to condominiums and casino hotels.

With an eye to the future, we decided to shine a light on a few other “smart” products that can help enhance your ho...
04/22/2019
Beyond Alexa - Other Smart Appliances You Can Use In Your Home | Windermere Blog

With an eye to the future, we decided to shine a light on a few other “smart” products that can help enhance your home.

The nation’s largest home-building company, Lennar, now integrates Amazon’s “Alexa” smart speaker system as a function in new homes they construct. In the United States alone there are reportedly at least 39 million privately owned smart speakers, and the growth seems likely to only continue...

Here are the top 10 metro areas that attract newcomers and how much they pay for housing in a new city.
04/19/2019
Top 10 Housing Markets That Are Magnets For Newcomers

Here are the top 10 metro areas that attract newcomers and how much they pay for housing in a new city.

NerdWallet's study of the nation's 25 most populous metro areas examines where people are moving to and from.

We gathered a list of the six keys to consider when selecting and developing the home of your dreams:
04/17/2019
Building Character - Balancing a Home’s Personality and Amenities | Windermere Blog

We gathered a list of the six keys to consider when selecting and developing the home of your dreams:

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 and quirks versus a house with cutting-edg...

Everything you need to know about real estate commissions, from who pays to how much to where that money goes.
04/16/2019
The Real Estate Commission: A Guide to Who Pays, How Much, and More

Everything you need to know about real estate commissions, from who pays to how much to where that money goes.

If you hire a real estate agent to help you buy, sell, or rent a house, this professional gets paid via a real estate commission. Here's a guide to who pays, how much, and more.

The biggest mistake is jumping into a search unfocused, just hoping to “see what’s available.” Instead, we recomme...
04/15/2019
Find a New Home in Four Steps | Windermere Blog

The biggest mistake is jumping into a search unfocused, just hoping to “see what’s available.” Instead, we recommend you first take some time to work through the four steps below.

Whether you’re a first-time homebuyer or a current owner looking for a bigger home, the ideas below will help you better navigate that all-important first step: Finding a property that you like (and can afford). The search for a new home always starts out with a lot of excitement. But if you haven...

OPEN HOUSE Today from noon to 3!Stop by this beautifully maintained Grand Oaks home. Light and bright with tall windows ...
04/13/2019

OPEN HOUSE
Today from noon to 3!

Stop by this beautifully maintained Grand Oaks home. Light and bright with tall windows and two-story entry. Open floor plan with hardwood floors, cozy gas fireplace, tray ceilings, and formal living room. Kitchen boasts maple cabinets and gas cooktop. Master suite, complete with soaking tub and 2 walk-in closets. Bonus den/office or potential 4th bedroom. All new flooring upstairs and brand new carpet throughout. Freshly painted exterior. Completely fenced backyard with raised beds and patio.

There's no landlord or building superintendent to ask for help now! As a homeowner, you'd better learn to handle these b...
04/12/2019
Video: The 5 Maintenance Skills All Homeowners Should Know

There's no landlord or building superintendent to ask for help now! As a homeowner, you'd better learn to handle these basic problems before shelling out for professional help.

There's no landlord or building superintendent to ask for help now! As a homeowner, you'd better learn to handle these basic problems before shelling out for professional help. maintenance skills.png

Here's a road map to the emotional highs and lows that all homeowners encounter at some point.
04/12/2018
7 Peculiar Emotions That Only Homeowners Truly Understand

Here's a road map to the emotional highs and lows that all homeowners encounter at some point.

Buying a home is like falling in love: After moving in, homeowners are bound to feel a range of emotions that might throw them for a loop.

Perched above Miami's Museum Park, One Thousand Museum Tower looks a bit like a grasshopper preparing to take flight. In...
04/11/2018
Impossible? Building Zaha Hadid's Audacious $500 Million Final Tower

Perched above Miami's Museum Park, One Thousand Museum Tower looks a bit like a grasshopper preparing to take flight. In realty, the 62-story structure is a nearly complete luxury apartment building, designed by Iraq-born British architect Zaha Hadid, who died unexpectedly on March 31, 2016.

Two years after architect Zaha Hadid's death, her final works are nearing completion.

Don’t let these 5 “Deal Breakers” come between you and your new home.
04/10/2018
5 Deal Breakers that can blindside home buyers | Windermere Blog

Don’t let these 5 “Deal Breakers” come between you and your new home.

Purchasing a home can be a complex endeavor for even the most well-prepared home buyer. You’ve diligently saved for your down payment, followed the market, researched agents and now you are ready to make an offer on your dream home. Don’t let these 5 “Deal Breakers” come between you and your...

Let’s take a trip down memory lane and explore interior design trends from the past four decades—the good (farmhouse...
04/09/2018
Home Decor Through The Decades | Windermere Blog

Let’s take a trip down memory lane and explore interior design trends from the past four decades—the good (farmhouse sinks), the bad (macramé owls), and the ill-advised (carpeted bathrooms!).

As we celebrate our 45th anniversary here at Windermere, we’re feeling a bit nostalgic. The fundamentals of helping our clients buy and sell homes haven’t changed much over the past 45 years, but the way we decorate our homes sure has. Let’s take a trip down memory lane and explore interior de...

Read below to learn how to preserve your ability to continue to deduct the interest on your HELOC.
04/06/2018
Yes, you can still deduct interest on your home equity loan ...

Read below to learn how to preserve your ability to continue to deduct the interest on your HELOC.

The new tax law has created a lot of confusion over whether tax filers may still deduct the interest they pay on home equity loans and lines of credit. The IRS says that you may do so, but only if the money is used to buy, build or improve your home.

Many Americans will be taking the new larger standard deduction in 2018 instead of itemizing under the December tax over...
04/05/2018
The New Reason To Pay Off Your Mortgage Now

Many Americans will be taking the new larger standard deduction in 2018 instead of itemizing under the December tax overhaul, so a mortgage interest deduction is worthless. That’s a new reason to pay off your mortgage sooner rather than later.

Older householders’ debt problems are getting worse.

For the past 29 years, the Windermere Foundation has been helping those in need in our communities through donations to ...
04/02/2018
Windermere Foundation by the Numbers | Windermere Blog

For the past 29 years, the Windermere Foundation has been helping those in need in our communities through donations to local organizations that provide services to low-income and homeless families

In 2017, the Windermere Foundation raised over $2.4 million in donations, bringing the total to over $35 million raised since we started this effort in 1989. The infographic shows how donation dollars are put to use. The largest share (33 percent) supported Youth and Child Programs to fund things su...

Here's a brief overview of this year's tax changes and how they may affect you.
03/30/2018
How Tax Reform Affects Homeowners | Windermere Blog

Here's a brief overview of this year's tax changes and how they may affect you.

New tax legislation was signed into law at the end of 2017, and it included some significant changes for homeowners. These changes took effect in 2018 and do not influence your 2017 taxes. Here’s a brief overview of this year’s tax changes and how they may affect you*.

Winning a real estate bidding war in today’s home buying market is a fine art.
03/27/2018
How To Win A Real Estate Bidding War: Advice From The Pros

Winning a real estate bidding war in today’s home buying market is a fine art.

In hot real estate markets around the country home buyers are finding a property’s listing price is just the start for a flurry of multiple offers and bidding wars.

Here are some tips to help give your reading space photo-worthy style.
03/26/2018
Artfully Organizing Your Bookshelf | Windermere Blog

Here are some tips to help give your reading space photo-worthy style.

When it comes to organizing a bookshelf, there are a multitude of directions you can go. For example, a simple Pinterest search will turn up endless results of bookshelves stylishly organized by color, but what if that entails separating books from within a series? For some of us, that’s like sepa...

According to a national survey, the average homeowner has enough insurance to rebuild only about 80% of his or her house...
03/24/2018
Homeowners Insurance: Protecting Your Home | Windermere Blog

According to a national survey, the average homeowner has enough insurance to rebuild only about 80% of his or her house.

In addition to providing shelter and comfort, our home is often our single greatest asset. And it’s important that we protect that precious investment. Most homeowners realize the importance of homeowners insurance in safeguarding the value of a home. However, what they may not know is that about ...

Tips for good planing:
03/23/2018
A Home Addition: What to Consider Before Starting to Build | Windermere Blog

Tips for good planing:

Adding on to your current home may be your best bet if you’re short on space, but you don’t want to move or can’t find another house in the area with all the qualities you’re seeking. It’s also an attractive option if the house you have is lacking just one significant element (a family roo...

If you live in an expensive city or burb, some of the home prices we found might just blow your mind. So hide your check...
03/22/2018
Top 10 Affordable Small Towns Where You'd Actually Want to Live, 2018 Edition

If you live in an expensive city or burb, some of the home prices we found might just blow your mind. So hide your checkbook so you don't make any rash impulse buys.

The realtor.com data team set out to find the best small towns in America for those seeking an affordable community where your neighbors know your name.

Ankur Jain, Kairos founder and CEO, discusses how his start-up, Rhino, plans to revolutionize the rental market by repla...
03/20/2018
Rhino aims to lower fees on urban housing, Here's how

Ankur Jain, Kairos founder and CEO, discusses how his start-up, Rhino, plans to revolutionize the rental market by replacing one-time security deposits with affordable monthly fees.

Ankur Jain, Kairos founder and CEO, discusses how his start-up, Rhino, plans to revolutionize the rental market by replacing one-time security deposits with affordable monthly fees.

We were curious if what we’ve read about millennial home buying habits is true and here’s what we found.
03/17/2018
Myths and Truths About Millennial Home Buyers | Windermere Blog

We were curious if what we’ve read about millennial home buying habits is true and here’s what we found.

In recent years there has been a lot written about millennial’s and their impact on the housing market. Because of this there are also a lot of misconceptions about what this generation wants from a home. To start, it’s important to know that there are more than 71 millennial’s, which are defi...

In this post, we thought that now would be the best time to share some pretty garden trends for 2018.
03/15/2018
Gardening Trends For 2018 | Windermere Blog

In this post, we thought that now would be the best time to share some pretty garden trends for 2018.

Outdoor living during the spring and summer months is extremely popular. Months of cold, wet winters are followed by glorious spring colors and warm summer days of vivid blue skies. In this post, we thought that now would be the best time to share some pretty garden trends for 2018.

Few tips for you before buying:
03/13/2018
A Home Addition: What to Consider Before Starting to Build | Windermere Blog

Few tips for you before buying:

Adding on to your current home may be your best bet if you’re short on space, but you don’t want to move or can’t find another house in the area with all the qualities you’re seeking. It’s also an attractive option if the house you have is lacking just one significant element (a family roo...

The Southwest’s hot rental investment markets
03/09/2018
Where To Look For Hot Rental Investment Properties

The Southwest’s hot rental investment markets

In the market for single-family rental properties with good investment potential? Look to the Southwest, where population growth is strong while housing remains affordable.

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Corvallis, OR
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