WIndermere Foundation

Windermere Foundation
Bainbridge Island

Giving back has always been a big part of who we are. In the early days of Windermere Bainbridge it was pretty simple; we would see a need and help any way we could. But as we grew, we realized we could accomplish much more if we had a common purpose. That’s how the Bainbridge Windermere Foundation was born.

Since 2005, a portion of every agent’s commission has been donated to the Windermere Foundation of Bainbridge Island. Having 100% participation gives us a common purpose and sends a powerful message about our commitment to the community.


Real Estate Designations & Why They Matter

By Bainbridge Windermere | May 8, 2024

Are you looking for a Realtor to help you buy or sell a home on Bainbridge Island? If so, you may be comparing agents and wondering what the titles or acronyms next to some of their names mean. Understanding the National Association of Realtors designations and certifications will help you choose a professional best suited to […]

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8 Ways to Enhance Your Home’s Curb Appeal

By Bainbridge Windermere | May 7, 2024

Whether you’re thinking about selling your home or simply want to spruce up its exterior, now is a great time to focus on its curb appeal. Curb appeal includes the house’s exterior, yard, landscaping, and driveway. It’s the first thing people see when they come to your home. A welcoming exterior increases your home’s value […]

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Gardening Benefits & What to Plant in Zone 8b

By Bainbridge Windermere | Apr 8, 2024

It’s that time of year when sunny days are becoming more frequent. Now is the time to get outdoors and start gardening! Gardening can benefit you in many ways, some of which we’ve highlighted below. Not sure what to plant here in zone 8b? Read on to learn more about that too. Why Garden? You […]

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New Agent Spotlight: Ashley Stroup

By Bainbridge Windermere | Apr 4, 2024

When buying or selling a home, having an agent who’s an enthusiastic, knowledgeable problem-solver can be so beneficial. Meet Windermere Bainbridge Island Broker Ashley Stroup. Ashley recently joined our team, and we’re grateful for her vibrant energy and expertise. Read our Q&A below to learn about her background, community involvement, and more.  What drew you […]

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How Helpline House Strengthens Our Community

By Bainbridge Windermere | Mar 25, 2024

Founded in 1968, Helpline House on Bainbridge Island provides social services to individuals and families in need. Helpline offers housing and utility assistance, social work and counseling services, a food bank, medical supplies, and senior services. Additionally Helpline has many great programs for children, including Project Backpack and Project Happy Birthday. Here at Windermere Bainbridge […]

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Easy Ways to Save Energy and Reduce Water Waste at Home

By Bainbridge Windermere | Mar 21, 2024

Whether you are looking to “go green” or cut down on your monthly utility bills, there are many ways to save energy and reduce water waste in your home. Either way, it feels good to lower your monthly costs by implementing small but impactful changes and taking advantage of the latest innovations. We’ve gathered together […]

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Benefits of a Comparative Market Analysis (CMA)

By Bainbridge Windermere | Feb 20, 2024

Thinking of selling your home? One of the first steps in the home-selling journey will be identifying a local real estate expert. Once you have selected an agent, they will jump-start the process by conducting a Comparative Market Analysis. What is a Comparative Market Analysis (CMA)? A Comparative Market Analysis (or CMA) is a detailed […]

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New to the PNW? Tips & Resources from Local Experts

By Bainbridge Windermere | Jan 23, 2024

Are you new to the Pacific Northwest? The PNW encompasses Washington, Oregon and parts of Idaho and northern California. It’s loosely defined as the area between the Pacific Coast and the Rocky Mountains. If you’ve moved to this area from other parts of the country, you’ll probably notice how unique the Olympic Peninsula, Kitsap Peninsula, […]

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Should You Buy a House or Wait? Market Data & Insights

By Bainbridge Windermere | Dec 4, 2023

If you are thinking about buying a home, you may be asking whether you should buy a house now or wait. There are several factors to consider, including your personal situation, the overall market, and being able to find a home that’s right for you. We’ve gathered the most recent market data and insights to […]

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