Selling Your Home

Buying Maui Real Estate Market Update – Q1 2019 by Matthew Gardner, Chief Economist, Windermere Real Estate   The following analysis of select Maui real estate markets 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 market in your area, please don’t hesitate to […]
Buying Should I Move or Remodel? by Kenady Swan There are a number of things that can trigger the decision to remodel or move to a new home. Perhaps you have outgrown your current space, you might be tired of struggling with ancient plumbing or wiring systems, or maybe your home just feels out of date. The question is: Should you stay […]
Home Improvement Planning for the Life Expectancy of Your Home by Kenady Swan Nothing in life lasts forever – and the same can be said for your home. From the roof to the furnace, every component of your home has a lifespan, so it’s a good idea to know approximately how many years of service you can expect from them. This information can help when buying […]
Home Improvement Open Your Home With the Right Tone and a Welcome Mat by John Trupin   Right before the guests ring the doorbell or give the front door an old-fashioned knock, they step on your welcome mat. This mat serves two purposes: catching debris and adding style. Here are some ideas for how to give this entry detail a refresh.   Welcome Mat 1: Caela McKeever, original photo on […]
Home Improvement Investing In a Green Home Will Pay Dividends In 2019 by John Trupin As we step forward into 2019, eco-friendly “green homes” are more popular than ever. Upgrading your home’s sustainability improves quality of life for those residing in it, but it is also a savvy long-term investment. As green homes become more popular, properties boasting sustainable features have become increasingly desirable targets for homebuyers. Whether […]
Buying 5 Reasons Rising Interest Rates Won’t Wreck the Housing Market by Matthew Gardner, Chief Economist, Windermere Real Estate  Interest rates have been trending higher since the fall of 2017, and I fully expect they will continue in that direction – albeit relatively slowly – as we move through the balance of the year and into 2019. So what does this mean for the US housing market? […]
Selling Your Home 5 Dangers of Overpricing a Home by a Windermere Guest Author It is still a great time to be a seller, but in much of the Western U.S., the local real estate market has begun to soften. With significant increases in inventory, buyers now have more choices and less sense of urgency. If you are thinking about selling your home, pricing […]
Buying Home Valuation Tools – How Reliable Are They? by Tania Harmon What’s my home worth? A quick Google search of that questions will get you dozens of sites offering a home valuation tool that makes valuing your home, well, easy as pie. Online tools like these have become most sellers (and buyers) first step in the selling (and buying) process. But how accurate […]
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Architecture A Home Addition: What to Consider Before Starting to Build by Kenady Swan      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 […]
Home Improvement Three Deck Design Ideas to Get Your Yard Ready for Summer by John Trupin  A delightfully warm spring in many parts of the Western U.S. has many folks brushing off their summer clothing early. While this is exciting for all who love the outdoors, public spaces like parks and beaches may be overcrowded. What better time, then, to focus on ways to maximize the space you […]
Selling Your Home Selling Your Home: A Step-By-Step Approach by Kenady Swan   Whether you’re starting a family, moving for your job, getting ready to retire or embarking on a new chapter in your life, when your home no longer suits your current situation, it’s time to think about selling it. Although this can be a bit complicated, with the help of your agent, you […]
Selling Your Home Affordable Tips To Up Your Home’s Curb Appeal by Kenady Swan You’ll never have a second chance at a first impression, so let’s make it count! When it comes to upping your home’s curb appeal, there are plenty of small changes you can make that have a big impact. And best of all, you don’t need to call in the pros or spend a […]
Buying What Can We Expect From The 2018 Housing Market? by Matthew Gardner, Chief Economist, Windermere Real Estate   It’s the time of the year when I look deep into my crystal ball to see what’s on the horizon for the upcoming year. As we are all aware, 2017 has been a stellar year for housing across the country, but can we expect that to continue […]
Selling Your Home Getting Organized Is Good for Your Home and Your Health by Marilou Ubungen   For the last nine years, the HomeGain National Home Improvement Survey has been asking real estate professionals across the country the same question: What are the top 10 things a homeowner can do to get their home ready to sell?   And every year, the number one answer is: clean and de-clutter. […]
Buying Seven Trends That Will Define the Home of the Future by Tara Sharp   As sophisticated as homes are today, experts predict they’ll be far more so in the not-too-distant future— especially when it comes to their use of technology. Included are seven evolutionary trends that many expect to define the home of the future.   #1: Faster home-construction Today, it takes somewhere between 18 months […]
Selling Your Home Selling Your Home: The Impact of Staging by Tara Sharp   How can you make your home more attractive to potential buyers? The answer is with some “home staging”. According to the Wall Street Journal, implementing some basic interior design techniques can not only speed up the sale of your home but also increase your final selling price. It all comes down to […]