#TackleHomelessness Update

This past weekend the Seattle Seahawks defense had 37 tackles which means Windermere will donate an additional $3,700 to YouthCare to help #TackleHomelessness. With the help of the Seahawks, we’ve raised $90,800 over the past three years in support of homeless youth.

Wildfire Relief Fund

Like much of the nation, we’ve been heartbroken by the horrifying images and statistics rolling in as California suffers from the worst wildfires in the state’s history. For our staff, agents, and franchise owners who live and work in the affected areas, it’s a threat to their clients, their families, and their communities. Everything that Windermere is is thanks to the hard work and dedication of our team, and #WeAreWindermere is a mantra we hold to in good times and in bad. It is for that reason that the Windermere Foundation is donating $25,000 to the California Community Foundation’s Wildfire Relief Fund.

The California Community Foundation (CCF) has over a century of experience supporting communities throughout California, with a stellar reputation for putting donations directly towards the causes they support. In 2003, the CCF created their Wildfire Relief Fund, and have raised over $5 million to help victims of wildfires rebuild. The CCF’s Wildfire Relief Fund puts their efforts towards “those who were displaced or lost housing, belongings and/or employment, or suffered physical or mental health problems,” as well as helping to rebuild homes, providing case management services, basic needs assistance, mental health services, provided respiratory equipment, and much more.

We’re proud to support the CCF’s Wildfire Relief Fund and hope you will consider doing the same. You can donate by visiting this website

Windermere Foundation Update

So far this year, we’ve donated $1,214,576 to non-profit organizations in communities throughout the Western U.S. that provide services to low-income and homeless families. During the third quarter, the Windermere Foundation collected over $742,226 in donations; 70 percent of which came from individual contributions and fundraisers, while 30 percent came from donations through Windermere agent sales transactions. This brings the grand total to $37,151,731 raised since 1989!

https://www.windermere.com/foundation

Residential Snap Shot

Average residential on less than 2 acres in Kootenai County continued to appreciate from this time last year. And in our smoky-skies month of August, recorded residential sales topped 690- a record! Often sellers think fall is not a good time to be on the market, but last year proved otherwise. In October-December 2017, we recorded 1127 residential sales, leaving just 7% of the homes on the market unsold during this time. Curious about your home’s value? Contact one of our agents today!