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Real Estate Top 10 Predictions for 2023 – Matthew Gardner

Real Estate Top 10 Predictions for 2023 – Matthew Gardner by Matthew Gardner   Real Estate Top 10 Predictions for 2023 – Matthew Gardner 1. There Is No Housing Bubble Mortgage rates rose steeply in 2022 which, when coupled with the massive run-up in home prices, has some suggesting that we are recreating the housing […]

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10 tips to help you winterize your home on Whidbey Island

10 Tips to Help Winterize Your Home on Whidbey Island As winter approaches, it’s important to take some steps to prepare your home for the colder weather. This can save you big bucks on the heating bill, and as a homeowner we all know how important it is to maintain the greatest investment we have […]

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Halloween Events on Whidbey Island 2022

Halloween Events on Whidbey Island 2022

Halloween Events on Whidbey Island – 2022 Contributed by Si Fisher Halloween is coming up and if you’re looking for something to do on Whidbey Island, we’ve got you covered. From family-friendly events to things that are perfect for adults only, we’ve got something for everyone. Check out our list and start planning your festivities! […]

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Home Buyer Education - Should I wait for mortgage rates to go down

Home Buyer Education – Should I wait for mortgage rates to go down?

Should I wait for mortgage rates to go down? Homebuyers, are you ready to take the next step but feeling unsure with rising interest rates?  Mortgage rates have indeed increased significantly over this past year. But don’t worry because Windermere Whidbey is here for all your needs! We’ve compiled a wealth of information that can […]

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What Is an Adjustable-Rate Mortgage (ARM)

Home Buyer Education – What Is an Adjustable-Rate Mortgage (ARM)?

What Is an Adjustable-Rate Mortgage (ARM)? What Is an Adjustable-Rate Mortgage (ARM)? An adjustable-rate mortgage, or ARM, is a type of home loan that starts with a fixed interest rate for a specified period of time, typically five years. After that initial period ends, the interest rate will adjust annually based on current market conditions. […]

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Are We in a Housing Recession? September 2022

Are We in a Housing Recession? by Matthew Gardner   Hello there, I’m Windermere’s Chief Economist Matthew Gardner and welcome to this month’s episode of Monday with Matthew. A little while ago, a housing analyst was being interviewed about the current state of the residential market and they suggested that the country is in a “housing recession.” Well, needless […]

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Best place to get a drink on Whidbey Island

Best place to a get drink (locally crafted spirits, wine, and beer) on Whidbey Island

Best place to get a drink on Whidbey Island (Locally crafted spirits, wine and beer on Whidbey) Click image to see properties for sale on South Whidbey Island Einstein probably wasn’t referring to alcohol, but we are! From Cultus Bay Distillery to Whidbey’s several esteemed wineries to the Bunker’s unique collection of rich locally made […]

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SEPTEMBER 2022 Whidbey Island Real Estate Market Update

SEPTEMBER 2022 Whidbey Island Real Estate Market Update

🚨 Here it is folks! The SEPTEMBER 2022 Whidbey Island Real Estate Market Update (rolling 12-month report). CLICK HERE TO GET THE PRINTABLE PDF!   🗺️ Stats are separated by area: South, Central, & North Whidbey, and incorporate data from the 12 months prior to our current month.   🏡All stats represent only the residential […]

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The Continued Decline of the Housing Market Index 2022

The Continued Decline of the Housing Market Index by Matthew Gardner     Hello there, I’m Windermere’s Chief Economist Matthew Gardner and welcome to this month’s episode of Monday with Matthew. Today we are going to take a look at the new home market where headwinds are certainly growing. And the reason this particular subject piqued my interest […]

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