Author: Lisa Lewis

Two special Mercer Island properties available for the 1st time in almost 100 years

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Mercer Island News / Spirit of Mercer Island

Penned by Kelly Weisfield, the broker representing  two lovely, multi-acre properties, the article below shares a bit of history regarding both pieces of property, and the family who called them home.  For the first time in nearly 100 years, two special pieces of property on Mercer Island are for sale. On 6610 East Mercer Way sits a 4 bedroom, mid-century modern rambler on more than an acre of flat land with 173’ of low bank […]

Top 2017 Cost VS Value Report project for the Pacific Region: Engineered Stone Veneer

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Homeowner Tips / Houzz / Real Estate

Including stone on your home’s exterior adds texture and interest to your house. And with today’s engineered stone veneer options, the installation is not as expensive or invasive as it used to be. In fact, this particular task placed in the top 3 projects listed in the Cost VS Value report for the Pacific Region, with 106.7% of the project cost recouped! Houzz Contributor, Bud Dietrich, authored a Story about the potential stone has for improving […]

Top 2017 Cost VS Value Report project for the Pacific Region: Upscale Garage Doors

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Homeowner Tips / Houzz / Real Estate

Adding upscale garage doors to your home can definitely give your home an instant facelift, increasing its curb appeal immensely. In fact, upscale garage doors are the second highest project in the Cost VS Value Report for the Pacific Region. The return on investment for adding garage doors tops out at 110.8% recouped! Houzz Contributor, Laura Gaskill, compiled this helpful Story with the need-to-know facts about replacing your garage doors. Weather should not be too […]

Top 2017 Cost VS Value Report project for the Pacific Region: Attic Insulation

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Attic insulation topped the 2017 Cost VS Value report for the Pacific Region. The return on investment for this project is 122.8% of the price recouped! Houzz Contributor, Mariana Pickering, put together an informative Story covering insulation basics. She discusses how heat moves through a home, what materials can best help retain heat within our homes, and ways to make sure your insulation is being effective. Also covered is the R-value of thermal insulation, what […]

2017 Cost VS Value Report

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Homeowner Tips / Real Estate

The 2017 Cost VS Value Report compiled by Remodeling Magazine is celebrating a milestone anniversary, with its 30th year of publication! The Cost VS Value report is so popular because it not only shows detailed analysis of best projects for the return on your investment when you sell your home, but the report is also broken down by region. Within this year’s report there were 3 noteworthy take-aways:  Exterior “curb appeal” improvements generally pack a bigger […]

Mercer Island Spotlight: New Seasons Market Talk N’ Shop

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Mercer Island Spotlight / Spirit of Mercer Island

New Seasons Market has been such a nice addition to Mercer Island Town Center. They offer a great shopping experience, a handy place to grab lunch, and they have already been partnering with local non-profits. A service New Seasons Market offers that you might not be familiar with is access to a store nutritionist. Tran Hoang is the nutritionist on staff at the Mercer Island store. She works full-time at the island location, as it […]

3 Reasons to Sell Your House Now

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Originally posted on <a href="http://windermereeastside.com/2017/01/24/3-reasons-to-sell-your-house-now">Windermere Eastside</a>: <br />Thinking about selling your home? With inventory at historic lows, prices at or near record highs, and multiple offers common, it’s a perfect time to list your home. Here’s why: 1) The market significantly favors sellers. Last month, 53.6% of homes sold in fewer than 15 days. And 39% of homes sold for over asking price. 2) Experts believe interest rates are on the rise. Higher interest rates decrease the…

First Time Buyers, Millennials, and What to Expect in 2017

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Real Estate

Originally posted on Windermere Blog, author Matthew Gardner I believe that the big story for the coming year will be first-time home buyers. Since they don’t need to sell before purchasing, their reemergence into the market ensures that sales will continue to increase, even while inventory is limited. Thirty-one percent of buyers currently in the real estate market are first-time buyers, but it would be more ideal if that figure was closer to 40 percent. […]

2017 Windermere Real Estate Eastside Kick-off: We’re Ready For What This Year Will Bring!

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Real Estate / Windermere Eastside

If you follow Windermere Mercer Island on social media, a week ago Friday you saw our brokers attended the 2017 Eastside Windermere Real Estate Kick-off event. And what an event! Over 500 brokers from of the Eastside offices, and the Chelan area, gathered together to get energized for the New Year. The event, held at the Bellevue Hyatt Regency Hotel, opened with a lovely continental breakfast and the opportunity to network.  The opening emcee was Matt […]

Jumpstart Your Healthy Resolutions With New Seasons Market Mercer Island

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Mercer Island News / Spirit of Mercer Island

Did you make any health-related resolutions at the New Year? New Seasons Market on Mercer Island is all set to help you establish healthy eating habits and pump up your nutrition knowledge! Every Saturday this month, you can jumpstart your January by attending a free talk given by NSM nutritionist Tran Hoang. Registration is required, but other than that be ready to support your healthy resolutions with helpful information. Below is a schedule of the January Jumpstart […]