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February 11th, 2013

CNN Money Report: The Best Real Estate Market in Five Years

For most buyers and sellers, timing is everything. Buyers want to buy when prices are at their lowest ... sellers want to sell when prices have shifted back into higher territory. In the past year we've often been asked if the market has hit bottom yet; given the economic challenges of the past few years that's a very …

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January 12th, 2013

North-Central Whidbey Reports Lowest Inventory Levels in Six Years

North-Central Whidbey Reports Lowest Inventory Levels in Six Years

The latest update from Trendgraphix, shows the fewest homes available for sale since Dec 2005. There were 257 homes available for sale at the end of 2012, a 26% drop from a year ago. During 2012, in Snohomish and King Counties, this situation has led to multiple offers and rising prices, indicative of a seller's …

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November 4th, 2010

A Tour of Affordable Vacation Homes on South Whidbey Island

Written by Linda Casale
A Tour of Affordable Vacation Homes on South Whidbey Island

Saturday November 13th, 2010  10 AM - 5PM   If you have dreamed of having a vacation home on Whidbey Island, you will want to take this tour.  Some of South Whidbey's most affordable beach and waterview homes will be visited during this tour. Learn about the different beach communities on Whidbey, the community  history,  …

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August 25th, 2010

Is your home rented or vacant? Make sure you are properly insured!

Good information on how your homeowner insurance policy changes if your home is rented or vacant. See Article in Seattle Times …

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May 16th, 2010

Whidbey Island Real Estate Market Shows Increasing Stability

For the first four months of 2010, the number of homes placed under contract (pending sales) was 51.7% more than the same period in 2009. The number of sold homes was 36% higher than the previous year, with the median sales price down 6% from $268,000 in 2009 to $252,000.  The median sales price has fallen 10% from April …

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February 8th, 2010

Inexpensive Home Facelift – By Jon Roberts

Inexpensive Home Facelift – By Jon Roberts

I have been contacted by several potential clients during the last six months who are interested in updating the exterior of their home or who are purchasing an existing home.  In most of these cases the homeowners are satisfied with the size, functionality and location of their homes but have become dissatisfied with …

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September 29th, 2009

Windermere Real Estate partners with Zillow.com

Today, all Windermere  Real Estate Listings are now on Zillow.com!  Windermere will also show the Zillow valuation (Zestimate) for all current listings on Windermere.com (with Seller's permission). See Zillow Blog …

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September 16th, 2009

Whidbey Island Real Estate Market Keeps Improving!

The number of homes placed under contract (Pending Sales) during August was higher than the previous month, and was significantly higher (39%) than a year ago.  The number of homes available for sale as of August 31st (816), was 7% less than the prior year.  Both of these statistics show an improving housing market.  …

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July 10th, 2009

Pending Sales Continue to Increase, Inventory grows as well during June 2009

The number of homes that were placed under contract during June 2009 (83), was 12% higher than the previous month, and 24% higher than during June 2008.  Both factors are signs the Whidbey Island market is improving.  However, the number of homes available for sale increased 11% from May 2009, to nearly the same number …

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June 9th, 2009

Pending Sales Surge during May; Inventory still less than 2008 levels.

Pending Sales on Whidbey Island increased 45% for single family homes priced under $400,000, increased 33% for homes priced between $400,000 and $799,000, and stayed flat for homes over $799,000 during the month of May.   The number of homes available for sale also increased significantly (11%) during May, which was …

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