Whidbey Island Real Estate Market

Financing Top 10 Housing Predictions for 2024 Matthew Gardner’s Top 10 Housing Predictions for 2024 by Matthew Gardner Matthew Gardner’s Top 10 Predictions for 2024 1. Still no housing bubble This was number one on my list last year and, so far, my forecast was spot on. The reason why I’m calling it out again is because the market performed better in 2023 […]
Real Estate Western Washington Real Estate Market Update – Q3 2023 Q3 2023 Western Washington Real Estate Market     By Windermere Economics The following analysis of select counties of the Western Washington real estate market is provided by Windermere Real Estate. We hope that this information may assist you with making better-informed real estate decisions. For further information about the housing market in your area, […]
Home Buyer Education Buying a Home on Whidbey Island: The Investment You Can Live In Buying a Home on Whidbey Island: The Investment You Can Live In Lets embark on a journey of financial security and personal fulfillment! In today’s dynamic world, making prudent financial decisions is paramount. When it comes to housing choices, the decision to rent or buy can profoundly impact your long-term financial well-being and overall lifestyle. […]
Financing U.S. Housing Market 2023: Updated Analysis U.S. Housing Market 2023: Updated Analysis by Matthew Gardner U.S. Housing Market 2023 Hello there, I’m Windermere Real Estate’s Chief Economist Matthew Gardner and welcome to this month’s episode of Monday with Matthew. The National Association of REALTORS® released their data on the U.S. housing market in August, and it contained a few things which I found interesting […]
Real Estate How Low Inventory Is Affecting the Housing Market How Low Inventory Is Affecting the Housing Market by Matthew Gardner Low Inventory Housing Market Hello there, I’m Windermere Real Estate’s Chief Economist Matthew Gardner and welcome to this month’s episode of Monday with Matthew. As we are all aware, the housing market has softened considerably with the number of existing homes available to buy close to record lows. […]
Real Estate U.S. Home Prices and Housing Affordability in 2023 U.S. Home Prices and Housing Affordability in 2023 by Matthew Gardner   U.S. Home Prices 2023 Hello there, I’m Windermere Real Estate’s Chief Economist Matthew Gardner and welcome to this month’s episode of Monday with Matthew. Today we are going to look at home prices and housing affordability. To do this I will be looking at the second […]
Home Buyer Education Ready to Drop Anchor on Whidbey Island? Here’s Your Guide to Home Buying Preparedness! Ready to Drop Anchor on Whidbey Island? Here’s Your Guide to Home Buying Preparedness! Ahoy, future Whidbey Island dwellers! If you’re toying with the idea of becoming a homeowner on our scenic slice of paradise, let me provide you with a pun-intended map to help you navigate your readiness. Financial Sea Legs or Sinking Ship? […]
Real Estate Housing Market 2023: Home Prices, U.S. Demographics, and More Housing Market 2023: Home Prices, U.S. Demographics, and More by Matthew Gardner Housing Market 2023 Hello there, I’m Windermere Real Estate’s Chief Economist Matthew Gardner, and welcome to this month’s episode of Monday with Matthew. I spend a lot of time reading reports that relate to the housing market, but there is one in particular […]
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Home Buyer Education What is a Buyer’s market? – How to navigate the real estate market on Whidbey Island What is a Buyer’s market? – How to navigate the real estate market on Whidbey Island If you’re considering selling a home on Whidbey Island, understanding the dynamics of the real estate market is paramount. This guide aims to elucidate the concept of a buyer’s market and how to navigate the ebbs and flows of […]
Home Buyer Education 2023 Top 10 Real Estate Predictions | Mid-Year Update 2023 Top 10 Predictions | Mid-Year Update by Matthew Gardner Top 10 Real Estate Market Predictions 2023 | Mid-Year Update Hello there, I’m Windermere Real Estate’s Chief Economist Matthew Gardner and welcome to this month’s episode of Monday with Matthew. You may remember that at the end of last year, I published my Top-10 Predictions for […]
Home Buyer Education What is a Seller’s market? – How to navigate the real estate market on Whidbey Island What is a Sellers’ market? – How to navigate the real estate market on Whidbey Island In the beautiful locale of Whidbey Island, including Clinton, Langley, Freeland, Greenbank, Coupeville, and Oak Harbor, the real estate scene can fluctuate. Even though the market has slowed since 2021 & 2022, currently in 2023 we are seeing low […]
Home Buyer Education Would the FHFA Mortgage Fee Changes Have Favored Buyers with Low Credit Scores? Would the FHFA Mortgage Fee Changes Have Favored Buyers with Low Credit Scores? by Matthew Gardner   FHFA Mortgage Fee Changes Hello there, I’m Windermere Real Estate’s Chief Economist Matthew Gardner, and welcome to this month’s episode of Monday with Matthew. As most of you are aware, the Federal Housing Finance Authority announced that they were going to raise […]
Real Estate 10 Costs Associated with Selling Your Home on Whidbey Island: A Comprehensive Guide 10 Costs Associated with Selling Your Home on Whidbey Island Are you considering selling your home or property on Whidbey Island? It’s essential to understand the costs associated with selling your home before you list it. Here at Windermere Whidbey, we are experts in helping people sell their homes in the Whidbey Island area, including […]
Real Estate Western Washington Real Estate Market Update – Q1 2023 Q1 2023 Western Washington Real Estate Market Update by Matthew Gardner Download the printable PDF by clicking this link! The following analysis of select counties of the Western Washington real estate market is provided by Windermere Real Estate Chief Economist Matthew Gardner. We hope that this information may assist you with making better-informed real estate […]
Home Buyer Education Mortgage Rate Predictions and Misconceptions Mortgage Rate Predictions and Misconceptions by Matthew Gardner   Mortgage Rate Predictions Hello there! I’m Windermere Real Estate’s Chief Economist Matthew Gardner. This month we’re going to take a look at the latest SCE Housing Survey, which gives us a really detailed look at consumers’ psyche in regard to the housing market. I’ve always been fascinated […]
Real Estate Will Rising Foreclosures Impact the Housing Market? Will Rising Foreclosures Impact the Housing Market? by Matthew Gardner   Rising U.S. Foreclosures The market has certainly shifted since mortgage rates started skyrocketing last year and, with prices pulling back across much of the country, some have started to become concerned about the likelihood of foreclosures rising-clearly a timely topic given current circumstances. Hello […]
Real Estate How to Determine the Best Time to Sell Your Whidbey Island Home How to Determine the Best Time to Sell Your Whidbey Island Home Selling a home is a big decision, and timing is crucial. If you’re looking to sell your home on Whidbey Island, you’ll need to consider the local housing market, your financial readiness, and finding the right agent. In this guide, we’ll walk you […]
Home Buyer Education Renting vs. Buying a Home on Whidbey Island Renting vs. Buying a Home on Whidbey Island: The Financial Benefits of Homeownership by Matthew Gardner Renting vs. Buying a Home One of my followers asked me about some of the financial benefits of owning your home as opposed to renting. I find this topic interesting as there really is a “laundry list” of reasons […]
Real Estate Western Washington Real Estate Market Update – Q4 2022 Q4 2022 Western Washington Real Estate Market Update by Matthew Gardner   The following analysis of select counties of the Western Washington real estate market is provided by Windermere Real Estate Chief Economist Matthew Gardner. We hope that this information may assist you with making better-informed real estate decisions. For further information about the housing […]
Real Estate 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 […]