Windermere Celebrates 37 Years of Community Service Day

Every year during the summer and fall Windermere offices close for business in order to participate in Community Service Day. An annual tradition since 1984, our agents, staff, and franchise owners spend the day volunteering in their communities completing a variety of neighborhood improvement projects. San Diego Locations (Rancho Bernardo, Escondido and Carlsbad) CA, October…

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Best Ways to Determine Home Value

by Sandy Dodge Of all the questions that arise during the selling process, “What’s my home worth?” is the first for most sellers. By using home valuation tools and understanding local market conditions, sellers can educate themselves on how much their home could potentially fetch on the market, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Best…

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Windermere Homes & Estate’s Nancy Canfield Receives Community Hero Award

Every year Windermere Homes & Estates holds an awards ceremony for agents and staff. Top Producers are celebrated of course but recently Windermere has chosen to also honor agents who go the extra mile for their local communities. Service is key to the type of culture we foster here, an important piece of who we…

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5 Green Upgrades that Increase Your Home Value

by Sandy Dodge Selling a home begins with understanding how much it’s worth. After an initial assessment, you may want to make some updates to increase the value of your property. There are several ways to do that, including boosting your curb appeal or making renovations with significant ROI potential. As you research potential projects, keep in mind…

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Selling a Home with Pets

by Sandy Dodge For pet owners, it’s hard to imagine their home without a furry friend. However, when it comes time to sell, showcasing the qualities of a home should take precedence over the pets that live in it. This creates additional steps in the process of preparing your home for sale, but it makes all the…

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Where to Stay While You Sell Your Home

by Sandy Dodge The time between selling a home and moving into a new one can be a challenging period for homeowners that leaves them with a basic question: Where should I live? In the interim, there are various housing options to choose from but picking the right one depends on your personal situation and the amount of time…

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What is a Seller’s Market?

by Sandy Dodge When the housing market favors sellers, a seller can expect ideal conditions for selling their home. However, that’s not to say that a seller’s market doesn’t come with its own unique set of challenges for parties on both sides of the transaction. That’s why it’s critical for buyers and sellers to work…

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Windermere Homes & Estate Partners with Parkbench

SAN DIEGO – August 24, 2021 (API) Grant Findlay-Shirras, co-founder of Parkbench.com, a leading online platform that helps local professionals connect with their community, has partnered with Rich Johnson, Broker & Owner of Windermere Homes & Estates, a leading real estate brokerage in San Diego, California. In a time when #shoplocal roles off people’s tongues, Parkbench has…

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Knowing When to Sell Your Home

by Sandy Dodge Of all the components involved in a successful home sale, there is perhaps no greater contributing factor than timing. Knowing when to sell your house gives you the best chance to make an impact when you hit the market. Every seller’s situation is unique but choosing when to sell comes down to…

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Understanding Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI)

by Sandy Dodge Buyers are constantly looking for ways to streamline the buying process, whether that’s working with their agent to identify how they can increase their buying power, getting pre-approved, or being as cash-ready as possible. Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI), though it is an additional expense, can be a gateway to homeownership, and for some buyers, may…

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