Ann Dover

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Windermere Blog

Preparing Your Home for the Winter

During the winter, it is tempting to curl up and hibernate in bed for the next few months. However, you shouldn’t put off these important home maintenance duties.

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Posted on 13 December 2017 | 7:00 pm

Stage Your Home to Impress Holiday Guests

A few tricks used by professional home stagers can make your home holiday-guest-ready, even if you’re preparing for a visit from your in-laws, not potential buyers.

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Posted on 11 December 2017 | 7:00 pm

What Can We Expect From The 2018 Housing Market?

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 in 2018?

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Posted on 8 December 2017 | 7:00 pm

Energize Your Home This Winter With Bright Hues

Bright hues are eye catching, confident and cheering — so if winter’s got you feeling less than energized, why not tap into the power of bright colors to lift your spirits and your decor? Read on for 10 reasons to give bright, zesty hues a try in your home this winter.

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Posted on 6 December 2017 | 7:00 pm

Windermere Foundation Reports Record Day of Giving

Every week, the Windermere Foundation disburses grants to support non-profit agencies dedicated to helping low-income and homeless families. On a given day, thousands of dollars’ worth of grants can be issued. However, on one particular day, November 15 to be exact, an amazing thing happened…the Windermere Foundation disbursed nearly $254,000. This was a record day of giving for the Windermere Foundation!

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Posted on 4 December 2017 | 9:35 pm

Giving Back to the Community One Home Sale At a Time

OB JACOBI . Co-President  |  JILL JACOBI WOOD . Co-President  |  GEOFF WOOD . CEO                                    CHRISTINE WOOD . Executive Director . Windermere Foundation

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Posted on 29 November 2017 | 7:00 pm

Windermere’s Winter Drive Collects over 3,000 Items for Homeless Youth

As part of Windermere’s #tacklehomelessness campaign with the Seattle Seahawks, 37 Windermere offices* in King and Snohomish Counties collected new hats, scarves, gloves/mittens, and warm socks for Windermere’s “We’ve Got You Covered” winter drive. The recipient of these donations was YouthCare, a Seattle-based non-profit that provides critical services and support to homeless youth throughout the Puget Sound area. 

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Posted on 28 November 2017 | 7:00 pm

Personalize Your Home with Christmas Tree Centerpieces

December is a busy month with Christmas around the corner, so I try to do as many tasks in advance as I can — if not my shopping, at least my decorating!

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Posted on 27 November 2017 | 7:00 pm

Food for the Holidays

As temperatures cool and the leaves start to change color, we know that the holiday season is upon us. Many look forward to spending time with their families and friends over a home-cooked, Thanksgiving dinner. Unfortunately, many families struggle to put food on their dinner tables every day, let alone a special occasion.

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Posted on 22 November 2017 | 7:00 pm

How are inventory shortages impacting the housing market?

The shortage of homes for sale has been a major concern for buyers and real estate agents over the last few years. Windermere Chief Economist, Matthew Gardner, explains the impact these shortages are having on the housing market.

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Posted on 20 November 2017 | 7:00 pm