Diane Sugden

Windermere Blog

Colorful Modern Design Trends for Your Home

Designing your home can feel like trying to put together a puzzle. While neutrals can help create consistency and set a calming tone in your home, color is often the missing puzzle piece that ties everything together and gives your home the life you’re looking for. Certain color combinations can create a sense of timelessness […]

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Posted on 21 January 2022 | 6:30 pm

What are Closing Costs?

The closing process in a real estate transaction finalizes the terms of an agreement between the buyer and seller, leading to the transfer of the property’s title. This step of the buying/selling process comes with its own set of costs. Before a buyer can hold the keys to their new home, and before a seller […]

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Posted on 19 January 2022 | 6:30 pm

Sixth Season of #TackleHomelessness Raises $35,800 for Mary’s Place

For the sixth season, Windermere and the Seattle Seahawks partnered to #TackleHomelessness, raising money throughout the season for Mary’s Place, a Seattle-based organization dedicated to helping local children and families on their journey out of homelessness. For each defensive tackle made during a home game, Windermere donated $100 to Mary’s Place. Some stellar individual efforts […]

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Posted on 17 January 2022 | 6:30 pm

Gas Appliances vs. Electric Appliances

Appliances are broken down into two main categories: gas- and electric-powered. You may be more familiar with one or the other based on personal experience, but when it comes time to choose appliances for your home, you’ll likely be weighing a variety of factors including the conversion costs, operation costs, safety, sustainability, and more. The […]

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Posted on 12 January 2022 | 6:30 pm

Should I Remodel or Sell My Home As Is?

Homeowners who are preparing to sell are often faced with a dilemma about whether to remodel or sell their home in its current state. Each approach has its respective advantages and disadvantages. If you decide to remodel your home, it will likely sell for more; but the increased selling price will come at the cost […]

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Posted on 10 January 2022 | 6:30 pm

Windermere Foundation 2021 Year in Review

For the Windermere Foundation, 2021 was a year of milestones. Windermere owners, staff, and agents stepped up to support their communities in a variety of ways. Their collective efforts helped to raise over $2.5 million in 2021 for low-income and homeless families, bringing the Foundation’s grand total to over $45 million in donations since 1989. […]

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Posted on 7 January 2022 | 6:30 pm

How to Use Pantone’s Color of the Year 2022 in Your Home

Pantone has spoken. Last month, the newsworthy color institute announced their choice for Color of the Year 2022: Very Peri. Pantone says Very Peri is a color “whose courageous presence encourages personal inventiveness and creativity.” So, what is Very Peri? And how can you be inventive and creative when using it in your home? We’ve […]

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Posted on 5 January 2022 | 6:30 pm

7 Signs You’re Ready to Buy a Home

Making the leap from renter to homeowner doesn’t happen overnight; it requires steady planning to put yourself in a good position to buy your first home. Prospective first-time home buyers can often feel like they’re waiting for a sign to indicate they’re ready to start making offers, when really, it’s a combination of factors. Here […]

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Posted on 3 January 2022 | 6:30 pm

Tips for Home: Extend the Life of Your Mattress

All furniture has a shelf life, and your mattress is no different. Whether you sleep on a spring or memory foam mattress, the more proactive you can be about maintaining it, the better your chances of experiencing healthy, regular sleep. With a few simple tasks you can extend the life of your mattress and wake […]

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Posted on 15 December 2021 | 6:30 pm

Must-Haves and Nice-To-Haves Lists

Finding your dream home may not be easy, but there are things you can do to make it easier, like creating a “Must-Haves” list and a “Nice-To-Haves” list. These lists allow serious homebuyers to save time, energy, and ultimately, money as they prepare to buy a home. A Must-Have List is exactly what it sounds […]

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Posted on 13 December 2021 | 6:30 pm