Windermere Blog

Buying a New Construction Home

Posted on 29 March 2023

You’ve got several options to choose from when buying your next home. With existing homes, it’s in sellers’ best interest to spruce up their properties, so they’ll usually complete some kind of upgrades, curb appeal projects, and remodeling before hitting the market. A new construction home, however, has no previous owner; it comes brand new. […]

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Will Rising Foreclosures Impact the Housing Market?

Posted on 27 March 2023

How will rising foreclosures impact the U.S. housing market? To give his answer, Windermere Chief Economist Matthew Gardner sheds light on the latest foreclosure data and shows how prepared home buyers are to manage their mortgage debt today compared to the 2000s. This video on foreclosures is the latest in our Monday with Matthew series […]

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8 Tips for First-Time Home Sellers

Posted on 22 March 2023

You’ve seen “For Sale” signs around your neighborhood, but what does it take to actually put your home on the market? First-time home sellers often enter the selling process unaware of what’s to come, their heads full of questions. Understanding the selling process will inform your conversations with your real estate agent and will help […]

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What Is a Tudor Style House?

Posted on 20 March 2023

One look at a Tudor style house and you’re instantly transported to the English countryside. This distinct architecture dates back hundreds of years, borrowing elements of Renaissance and Gothic design, and later experienced a revival in the United States that continued to grow in popularity through the mid-twentieth century. Similar to cottage homes, their medieval […]

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Mansion vs Estate: Features of Luxury Properties

Posted on 15 March 2023

Mansion vs Estate If there’s one thing that’s clear about a mansion or an estate, it’s that they’re not your average houses. But what differentiates the two? Are the two terms interchangeable? Mansions and estates actually each have separate characteristics that give them their special classification. Understanding a bit more about what makes them special […]

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How to Fix Your Toilet

Posted on 13 March 2023

A homeowner’s life is filled with mini hazards that pop up at a moment’s notice. Our appliances make life easier, but they are subject to malfunction. A broken toilet interrupts your day and can cause serious water damage, which emphasizes the importance of timely repairs. The following tips to fix your toilet will help you […]

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Selling Your Home in a Balanced Market

Posted on 8 March 2023

Your local market conditions dictate the real estate climate around you. Where things are on the buyer’s/seller’s market spectrum will impact how you and your Windermere real estate agent approach selling your home. As a part of this process, it’s important to understand the different types of markets and how their conditions play into accurately […]

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5 Features of Mid-Century Modern Interior Design

Posted on 6 March 2023

Few interior design styles have captivated our imaginations like mid-century modern. Though the mid-century modern movement began to impact design culture many decades ago, we still see its lasting impact today. This vintage style remains popular for homeowners everywhere and shows no signs of slowing down. To aid your home décor efforts, let’s dig a […]

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Homeownership Terms to Know: Pre-Approval, Pre-Qualification & More

Posted on 1 March 2023

Throughout the home buying process, you’ll encounter several checkpoints. At every stop, you’ll get closer to the ultimate goal of purchasing your next home. Each one satisfies unique criteria required to become a homeowner, and each one has its own terminology. Before you begin your home buying journey, it’s helpful to know about pre-approval, pre-qualification, […]

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Renting vs. Buying a Home: The Financial Benefits of Homeownership

Posted on 27 February 2023

This video is the latest in our Monday with Matthew series with Windermere Chief Economist Matthew Gardner. Each month, he analyzes the most up-to-date U.S. housing data to keep you well-informed about what’s going on in the real estate market.   Renting vs. Buying a Home One of my followers asked me about some of […]

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