Windermere Blog

Home Inspection: a Reality Check from a Pro

For many people, a home inspection is a hurdle that has to be overcome during the process of buying or selling a home. But, in fact, it can be a useful tool for buyers, sellers or anyone who plans to get the greatest possible value from their home.

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Posted on 24 March 2017 | 8:15 pm

How to Start a Renovation and Where to Begin


Working on your home can be a daunting prospect. Your mind may be flooded with ideas. You may be overloaded with advice from family and friends. You may be grappling with big questions, such as: Should we stay or should we move? Should we extend or simply tweak the space we already have?

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Posted on 22 March 2017 | 8:20 pm

Six Key Factors That Affect the Sales Price of Your Home

Pricing a home for sale is not nearly as simple as most people think. You can’t base the price on what the house down the street sold for. You can’t depend on tax assessments. Even automatic valuation methods (AVMs), while useful for a rough estimate of value, are unreliable for purposes of pricing a home for sale.

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Posted on 16 March 2017 | 8:45 pm

3 DIY Renovation Ideas You Might Want to Steal

Our series on reader renovations of kitchens, bathrooms and laundry rooms has garnered many comments, with plenty of readers chiming in about the features they love. Here, we round up some of the brightest ideas from the Reader Projects featured so far. Perhaps you’d like to try them in your own project.

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Posted on 13 March 2017 | 8:30 pm

5 Stunning Siding and Brick Combinations

We love brick. Who doesn’t? The building material of choice for ages, it is revered for its rich, organic texture, color and visual interest. And it only gets better with time, the color having more depth after baking in the sun for years.

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Posted on 6 March 2017 | 7:00 pm

Your Story is Our Story: A Forever Home in Tucker Gulch

Newlyweds Zach and Sam weren’t looking for the typical three-bedroom, two-bathroom home; their list was, let’s say, unique. So, what was important to them? At the top of the list: a claw foot bathtub, wood burning fireplace, acreage close to town, and lots of trees.  Windermere agent, Mary Ahmann Hibbard, made it her goal to find them the perfect home. After having a house fall through, “the “one” came on the market. Mary knew before her clients even walked the property that they would love it. In Sam’s words, “It was an instantaneous love for the house”.

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Posted on 3 March 2017 | 7:00 pm

Read Across America Day: Supporting Literacy Programs in Our Communities

“You’re never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read to a child.” ~Dr. Seuss


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Posted on 2 March 2017 | 7:00 pm

Real Estate Buyer Tip: How to Find a Deal

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Posted on 28 February 2017 | 7:00 pm

3 Design Ideas to Try in Your Bedroom

As far as design goes, bedrooms are pretty straightforward. Pick the typical necessary components — bed, nightstands, dresser — and you’ve got a bedroom. But too often homeowners stop there. The designers for these three bedrooms didn’t. They took a holistic approach, embraced built-ins and celebrated simple white walls to turn what could have been ordinary rooms into spaces worth bragging about.

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Posted on 27 February 2017 | 7:00 pm