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Windermere Blog

Matthew Gardner Weekly COVID-19 Housing & Economic Update: 6/1/2020

This week on "Mondays with Matthew": Now that things have settled down somewhat following the initial impact of COVID-19, Matthew dives into the topic of mortgage rates. Will they go below 3%? Matthew discusses this and the factors that have formed his updated 2020 and 2021 mortgage rate forecast. 

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Posted on 1 June 2020 | 6:00 pm

Saving in the Laundry Room

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Posted on 27 May 2020 | 5:00 pm

Questions to Ask During Your Virtual Home Tour

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Thanks to COVID-19, the new reality is that many open houses and home tours are being conducted virtually. For prospective home buyers, this new territory brings an added element to prepare for in the home buying process. Some of the questions that should be asked in a virtual home tour parallel those of in-person tours, but others are unique to today’s virtual world.

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Posted on 20 May 2020 | 5:00 pm

Matthew Gardner Weekly COVID-19 Housing & Economic Update: 5/18/2020

In this week's episode of Mondays with Matthew, Windermere Chief Economist Matthew Gardner kicks off a series of episodes in which he answers questions from his followers. The first deals with how COVID-19 will impact buyer behaviors, especially in more urban markets. 

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Posted on 18 May 2020 | 6:00 pm

Neighbors in Need Raises $690,000 for Food Banks

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected populations across the globe, but those who struggle with poverty and count on food programs to meet their basic day-to-day needs are in an especially uncertain place. While coping with increased demand and a bottlenecked pipeline of food supply, food banks are desperate for funds to continue to serve their communities. Because of this, Windermere decided to challenge its offices to raise $250,000, every dollar of which would be matched by the Windermere Foundation and donated to food banks in the areas where Windermere operates. We titled it the “Neighbors in Need” fundraising campaign.

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Posted on 13 May 2020 | 5:00 pm

Matthew Gardner Weekly COVID-19 Housing & Economic Update: 5/11/2020

Job growth is critical to the health of the housing market, so on this week's episode of "Mondays with Matthew,"  Windermere Chief Economist Matthew Gardner analyzes the effect of COVID-19 on employment and what we can expect for the duration of the year. 

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Posted on 11 May 2020 | 6:00 pm

Northern California Real Estate Market Update

We are excited to introduce the Gardner Report to Northern California! The following analysis of the real estate market in select counties of Northern California is provided by Windermere Real Estate Chief Economist Matthew Gardner. We hope that this information may assist you with making better-informed real estate decisions. For further information about the housing market  in your area, please don't hesitate to contact your Windermere agent. 

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Posted on 5 May 2020 | 5:00 pm

Matthew Gardner Weekly COVID-19 Housing & Economic Update: 5/4/2020

Chief Economist for Windermere Real Estate, Matthew Gardner, returns for his weekly update, Mondays with Matthew. This week, he discusses forbearance options available to homeowners who are struggling to pay their mortgage. 

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Posted on 4 May 2020 | 6:00 pm

Hawaii/Maui Real Estate Market Update

The following analysis of select Maui real estate markets is provided by Windermere Real Estate Chief Economist Matthew Gardner. We hope that this information may assist you with making better-informed real estate decisions. For further information about the housing market in your area, please don’t hesitate to contact your Windermere agent. 

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Posted on 4 May 2020 | 5:00 pm

Big Island of Hawaii Real Estate Market Update

The following analysis of the Big Island real estate market is provided by Windermere Real Estate Chief Economist Matthew Gardner. We hope that this information may assist you with making better-informed real estate decisions. For further information about the housing market in your area, please don’t hesitate to contact your Windermere agent. 

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Posted on 4 May 2020 | 5:00 pm