When you picture your best life, does it include entertaining shore-side? Launching a boat from your back steps? Or fishing in your pajamas? If you dream of a waterfront life then you’re in luck! That’s because on June 24-25 we are hosting the third-annual Washington Waterfront Home Tour. More than 80 homes from the San Juan Islands to Lake Sammamish are available to tour by boat, bike, or car. Properties are priced from $595,000 to $20 million. While you might think a waterfront home is out of your budget, there are actually properties that fit a wide variety of needs, styles, and budgets.
Here are a few examples of what you can expect to see this weekend on the tour:
Oak Harbor Charmer:
Spectacular in Seward Park:
Enchanted Estate in Friday Harbor:
A map of the homes and their open house hours can be found on the Washington Waterfront Home Tour website. Most will be held open from 1 p.m.-4 p.m. on June 24 and 25. The listing details will note the availability; for those listed as “by appointment only,” you can contact the agent for a private tour.
Follow the fun on the Windermere Real Estate Facebook page, and share your own photos while you tour these beautiful homes by tagging your pictures on Instagram and Twitter with #WAWaterfront.
In addition to Windermere, the Washington Waterfront Home Tour is being sponsored by Penrith Home Loans.
This blog post originally appeared on the Windermere.com blog.
This Friday is Community Service Day! On June 9, 2017 all of our Eastside offices are teaming up with local organizations and nonprofits for a full day of volunteering.
A tradition with Windermere Real Estate since 1984, every year our offices close for one day to help make a positive difference in our local communities. Over thirty years and more than one million hours of community service later, we’ve continued this tradition through neighborhood-enhancing projects in the areas where our Windermere teams live, work, and play.
You can view all of the Community Service Day projects for each Eastside office this year on our website here.
Opening day for the Bellevue Farmers Market is nearly here! Mark your calendars for Thursday, May 18th in the parking lot of Bellevue Presbyterian Church.
The Bellevue Farmers Market has been a staple on the Eastside for nearly 13 years, and Windermere Real Estate has proudly sponsored since it began in 2004. This farmers market was created as a way to support the farmers who work hard to provide us with food.
The market’s mission is to fully support the farmers and the hard work they do every year and each season. It also gives the growing, urban Bellevue a chance to break away from the fast-paced city life. The food is so fresh and wonderful, usually harvested or made that morning or the day before. You can’t always get food that fresh from the grocery stores!
Starting this year the Bellevue Farmers Market will be accepting Fresh Bucks. Fresh Bucks is a program that matches EBT/SNAP benefits (food stamps) dollar for dollar up to $10 every market day and can be spent on fresh fruits and vegetables. More information can be found on the market website here and on the Fresh Bucks website.
A returning favorite this year is the Power of Produce Club. Also known as POP Club, this fun and educational club will run at the market every week from June 8th-August 24th, and each week a new activity is offered for kids to playfully learn more about nutrition, agriculture, and healthy living. You can sign up and find out more about POP Club online.
Plan your trip to the Bellevue Farmers Market and make sure you’re following them on Facebook and Instagram!
On Saturday, nearly 300 Windermere Real Estate brokers from six Eastside offices came together for Windermere for Kids. For the 16th occasion, Windermere brokers donated $225 gift cards to over 100 kids from the community.
The morning of the event, each of the over 100 children between the ages of 7 and 12 (a “little shopper”) were given a $225 gift card to Target and partnered with a broker who helps the little shopper select gifts for members of their family. Unbeknownst to the little shopper, a gift for them was also purchased. Gifts were then taken into the mall to six large wrapping stations, each powered by 15 to 20 brokers. The gifts were wrapped, tagged and packaged for the little shopper to take back to their family. While they waited for the gifts to be wrapped, there were Santa pictures, crafts, and food and beverages to keep them busy.
Since 1998, this event has been a favorite for brokers who year after year choose to support Windermere for Kids over having a company holiday party. Together, they helped deliver the holiday spirit to 109 deserving children and their families living on the Eastside. Over the 16 years of this event, Windermere Real Estate/East, Inc. has donated almost $250,000 to families involved in Windermere for Kids.
View more pictures on our Facebook page.
To continue our legacy of highly competent and educated brokers, our agents are attending a class next week with Lars Neste and David Daniels of Demco Law Firm.
Demco Law and Windermere Real Estate create and organize these classes frequently so our brokers can stay on top of any and all real estate laws. The goal is to keep everyone in the Windermere circle ahead of real estate requirements when it comes to purchasing or selling a home. These classes cover a wide range of topics from marketing to the forms and documents used to ensure a smooth closing process for you.
We bring in the top experts so our agents can be the best support and resource for you in your home search and sale experience.
Brokers: make sure you can attend the class next week! Talk to your office staff to sign up.