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Welcome to the Windermere Real Estate Orcas Island News page. Here, we curate insightful articles about life on Orcas Island, offer expert advice for home buyers and sellers, and provide monthly updates on the real estate market on Orcas Island and the San Juan Islands. Stay informed and inspired as we bring you the latest and greatest in island living.

The Price of Perfection: Don’t Wait for the Perfect Home

The Price of Perfection: Don’t Wait for the Perfect Home

July 12, 2024

The Price of Perfection: Don’t Wait for the Perfect Home In life, patience is a virtue – but in the world of homebuying, waiting too long in hopes of finding the perfect home actually isn’t wise. That’s because the pursuit of perfection comes at a cost. And in this case, […]

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Why I Love to Call Orcas Island Home

January 21, 2024

Why I Love to Call Orcas Island Home Peaceful nature, enchanting local goods, and a tight-knit and distinctive community are just some of the reasons I love to call Orcas Island home. Although I flew the coop after 18 years of an unrivaled childhood on the island, I have yet […]

Common Listing Terms in Real Estate

Common Listing Terms in Real Estate

January 15, 2024

Common Listing Terms in Real Estate Real estate jargon can often be confusing and hard to understand. Whether you are buying or selling, it is important to understand each potential status of a listing to put your best foot forward. Here is a breakdown of each of the individual listing […]

The Beauty of the San Juan Islands

The Beauty of the San Juan Islands

January 9, 2024

The Beauty of the San Juan Islands An iconic Pacific Northwest archipelago known for breathtaking landscapes and wildlife; the San Juan islands are like no other. As the noise, pollution, and animosity of urban life drift away by boat or plane, individuals can find peace within each of the distinct […]

Aeromedical Services on Orcas Island - Windermere Orcas Island

Aeromedical Services on Orcas Island

November 29, 2023

Aeromedical Services on Orcas Island The rural and remote nature of Orcas Island is one of its most charming and coveted aspects: the flora and fauna are plentiful, privacy is easy to find, and residents can feel comforted by the ferry ride’s distance from the mainland. At the cost of […]

Preparing Yourself For the Home Buying Process - Windermere Orcas Island

Preparing Yourself For the Home Buying Process

November 27, 2023

Preparing Yourself For the Home Buying Process Buying a house can be confusing, overwhelming, and stressful. Whether it’s a new area, market, or your first home, it can be hard to know where to start. Here are a few important steps to beginning your home buying process, and ensuring you […]

Windermere Orcas Island October 2023 Detailed Market Report

Windermere Orcas Island Detailed Real Estate Market Report – October 2023

October 31, 2023

Windermere Orcas Island Detailed Real Estate Market Report – October 2023 Are you considering buying or selling a piece of real estate on Orcas Island in the near future? Whether you’re an investor, homebuyer, current property owner, or just curious about the local market trends, it always pays to be […]

Windermere Hygge on Orcas Island

Hygge on Orcas Island

October 26, 2023

How We Find Hygge on Orcas Island Hygge (pronounced “hooga”), is defined by the country of Denmark as “taking time away from the daily rush to be together with people you care about – or even by yourself – to relax and enjoy life’s quieter pleasures.” On an island where […]

OPALCO's Switch It Up Program

Optimizing the Value of your Home

October 16, 2023

Optimizing the Value of your Home by Leveraging Opalco’s Switch It Up Program Upgrading your home efficiency responsibly optimizes the value of your home, in turn, appealing to potential buyers and increasing overall property value. OPALCO’s Switch It Up program provides you with the necessary tools to implement improvements to […]

The Effect of Low Inventory on the Housing Market - Windermere Orcas Island

The Effect of Low Inventory on the Housing Market

October 9, 2023

The Effect of Low Inventory on the Housing Market Across the country we have seen a gradual decrease of inventory in the housing market. Both small and large urban areas are seeing an almost 50% drop in inventory levels in comparison to their long-term averages. While it can be said […]

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