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More Windermere Cup Returns for 36th Annual Regatta The 36th annual Windermere Cup will be held Saturday May 7th, 2022, in Seattle, Washington. The rowing regatta hosted by Windermere Real Estate and the University of Washington brings together the best rowing crews in the world for a weekend of festivities and races along Seattle’s scenic Montlake Cut. After a cancellation in 2020 due […]
More Windermere Foundation Sets Sights on $50 Million in Total Donations In honor of Windermere’s 50th anniversary, the Windermere Foundation has set a goal to reach $50 million in total donations raised by the end of 2022. At the end of last year, the Foundation surpassed $46 million in total donations, leaving a nearly $4 million gap to eclipse the $50 million mark. Through the fundraising […]
More Windermere Launches Sam Smith “Hi Neighbor” Homeownership Fund Windermere Vice President of DEI, Samantha Enos, recently announced our partnership with non-profit Community Development Financial Institution HomeSight on a new loan product to increase purchasing power and help bridge the affordability gap facing Black/African American homebuyers. The Sam Smith “Hi Neighbor” Homeownership Fund “The Sam Smith ‘Hi Neighbor’ Homeownership Fund is designed to help […]
More Windermere Real Estate Celebrates 50th Anniversary In honor of our 50th anniversary, Windermere set a goal to reach $50 million in giving and officially announced our third generation of leadership during our 2022 Kick-Off event.  Seattle – On Wednesday, January 26, we hosted a virtual event for our agents, franchise owners, and staff, to kick off 2022 and celebrate our 50th […]
More 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 […]
More 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 $46 million in donations since 1989. […]
More National Homeless Youth Awareness Month The Windermere Foundation was founded in 1989 to support low-income and homeless families in the communities where Windermere has a presence. In honor of National Homeless Youth Awareness Month, we’ve compiled the following list of organizations that support and aid the young homeless population in our country. Each year, an estimated 4.2 million youth and […]
More Windermere Foundation Approaches $1.5 Million Raised in 2021 Windermere offices across the Western U.S. have remained committed to serving their communities in 2021, collectively raising nearly $1.5 million so far this year alone, pushing the foundation’s grand total raised since 1989 to nearly $45 million. After a successful Community Service Day in June and a first half of the year which saw over […]
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More Windermere Partners with the Seattle Seahawks for Another Season to #TackleHomelessness All of us at Windermere Real Estate are proud to kick off another season as the “Official Real Estate Company of the Seattle Seahawks.” Since 2016, we’ve partnered with the Seahawks to #TackleHomelessness by donating $100 for every Seahawks defensive tackle made in a home game. And for the third season in a row, the […]
More Windermere Foundation Surpasses $44 Million Total Raised   Since 1989, the Windermere Foundation has supported low-income and homeless families throughout the Western U.S. Earlier this year, the Foundation proudly crossed the $44 million mark in total donations. 2021 has been an active year for giving back at Windermere. Our offices have continued to support their communities during the COVID-19 pandemic, donating time […]
More Windermere Foundation Surpasses $1 Million Raised in 2021 In the first six months of 2021, Windermere offices collectively raised over one million dollars through the Windermere Foundation. June, a month in which Windermere celebrated its 37th Community Service Day, saw an outpouring of donations from across our 10-state footprint, bringing in over $269,000 to push the year-to-date total over $1 million. These dollars […]
More Windermere Partners with UW to Launch Internship Program The University of Washington College of Built Environments (CBE) announced a new paid internship program, Aspire, that offers financial support, mentoring, and skill-building through academic and professional office settings to students, with a focus on those from historically underrepresented or marginalized groups. In partnership with Windermere Real Estate, this CBE-led internship will begin today, July […]
More Windermere Celebrates 37 Years of Community Service Day Every year in June, Windermere offices close for business in order to participate in Community Service Day. An annual tradition since 1984, our agents, staff, and franchise owners spend the day volunteering in their communities completing a variety of neighborhood improvement projects. Here are a few highlights from this year’s Community Service Day from around […]
More National Homeownership Month – Part Two In recognition of National Homeownership Month, we’re featuring unique home buyer stories from across our network. Earlier this month, we shared three stories of first-time home buyers and how they worked with their agents to find the perfect home. Here is part two: Jordan Cain After years of helping clients find their dream homes, Windermere […]
More National Homeownership Month – First-Time Buyers In recognition of National Homeownership Month, we’re shining a spotlight on the home buying process. Each home buying journey is unique, as are the challenges that people face en route to becoming a homeowner. These three stories of first-time homebuyers showcase the importance of working closely with an agent to navigate the buying process and […]
More What Is Landlord Insurance and Why Do You Need It? If you are a landlord, it’s important to take steps to properly protect yourself and your property before the renters move in. Landlord insurance helps fill in the gaps of coverage where homeowners insurance policies don’t apply and allows you to rest easy knowing your home is sufficiently covered while tenants occupy your property. What […]
More Windermere Foundation Approaches $500,000 Raised in 2021 In the early months of 2021, Windermere offices have continued to give back to their communities. Across Windermere’s 10-state footprint, over $417,000 has been raised this year alone, bringing the total raised by the Windermere Foundation to over $43.7 million since it began in 1989. Thirty-eight percent of this year’s funds were donated by agents […]
More Striking Restrictive Racial Language from Your Title Restrictive racial covenants—which excluded people of color from purchasing, leasing, or occupying homes in certain neighborhoods, developments, or regions—have been deeply embedded in the practices of the housing industry since the early 20th century. Although the Supreme Court ruled that municipally mandated racial zoning was unconstitutional with 1917’s Buchanan v. Warley, this decision extended only […]
More Black History Month How Black History Month Began  In 1915, American historian Carter G. Woodson and minister Jesse E. Moorland founded what is now the Association for the Study of African American Life and History® (ASALH) to recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of African Americans and to encourage studying the history of Black people. In 1926, the ASALH […]
More Fifth Season of #TackleHomelessness Raises $32,100 For Mary’s Place Windermere and the Seattle Seahawks partnered for the fifth season to #TackleHomelessness, raising money for Mary’s Place, a local organization dedicated to supporting families in the Seattle area on their journey out of homelessness since 1999. For every defensive tackle made in a Seahawks home game this season, Windermere donated $100 to Mary’s Place. As […]