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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.

Should You Buy or Rent?

September 9, 2015

Do you dream of owning your own home? Or are you happy to rent a place where a landlord takes care of all your home issues? There are pros and cons of both renting and owning your home. Here are some issues to consider if you are on the fence:


7 Helpful Back to School Organization Ideas

August 29, 2015

Posted in Porch.com by Porch.com This article originally appeared on Porch.com Written by Mady Dahlstrom Skip the stress of staying organized this school year with these helpful DIYs! The new school year is almost here! Worried about your home staying in tip-top shape during busy school days? Make the back to school transition a breeze by keeping […]


Selling Your Home? Price It Right From the Start!

August 27, 2015

In today’s market, where demand is outpacing supply in many regions of the country, pricing a house is one of the biggest challenges real estate professionals face. Sellers often want to price their home higher than recommended, and many agents go along with the idea to keep their clients happy. […]

How Long Should They Last?

August 14, 2015

How long should they last? Posted in Living by Tara Sharp Nothing in life lasts forever – and the same can be said for your home. From the roof to the furnace, every component of your home has a life span, so it’s a good idea to know approximately how […]

Now Just May Be The Right Time To Buy That Second Home

August 13, 2015

Tax Breaks For Second-Home Owners By Jean Folger | Updated May 06, 2015 AAA | Many homeowners look forward to purchasing a second home that can be used for vacations, rental income, investment purposes or as a primary residence during retirement. Current tax laws offer several tax breaks that can […]

Are we on the verge of another housing "Bubble" bursting?

August 12, 2015

Posted August 10 2015, 9:05 AM PDT by Matthew Gardner August Perspectives Posted in Perspective by Matthew Gardner Every year there’s some aspect of the real estate market that becomes a focal point for the media. A few years ago it was whether or not housing would ever recover from the Great […]

Home Offices

August 7, 2015

This Room is Becoming a Must-Have Home Feature It’s easy to work in any room of a house with today’s mobile technology. But according to designers and home builders, the home office is becoming one of a home’s must-have features, states Amy Hoak, personal finance editor for marketwatch.com. The home […]


Posted on Porch.com

August 6, 2015

Posted July 31 2015, 2:45 PM PDT by Porch.com August Maintenance Guide Posted in Porch.com by Porch.com This article originally appeared on Porch.com Written by Anne Reagan August is a great month to enjoy the last part of summer. Days are hot, flowers are in bloom, and many people choose August as the perfect […]

Mortgage Financing

August 5, 2015

CURBED UNIVERSITY 2013 Mortgage Financing – How Much Can I Afford? Thursday, March 7, 2013, by Sean Keeley [Illustration by Eric Lebofsky] Curbed University delivers insider tips and non-boring advice on how to buy, sell, or rent a house or apartment. Additional questions welcomed toseattle@curbed.com. Today, Residential Mortgage Advisor Dan Keller walks us […]

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