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Windermere Home with Brian Bushlach
13 minutes | Nov 18, 2021
Denver: 300 Days of Sunshine, Sensational Sushi and More in the Mile High City
As the great migration continues across America, Denver is literally at the center of it all. Attracting families from the Northwest, South, and Midwest, The Mile High City has always been the melting pot of America, but even more so now. Looking for ski slopes that aren't quite as packed? Or perhaps you'd like to check out the restaurant scene? In this episode Windermere's Michael Beninati joins us with local knowledge.
14 minutes | Nov 5, 2021
Leavenworth: A Real Life Snow Globe in the Central Cascades
With over half a million Christmas lights twinkling, this Bavarian-style village is one of America's favorite holiday destinations. This year, to help manage the throngs of people who flock to Leavenworth, the celebration lasts from Thanksgiving weekend all the way through February. And instead of the traditional "flipping of the switch" every Saturday & Sunday, the lights will shine bright seven days a week! In this episode, Windermere's Geordie Romer, a former National Park Ranger, gives us a tour.
13 minutes | Oct 22, 2021
Walla Walla: Epicenter of Washington Wine and One of America's Best Small Towns
The secret was out a long time ago as families were migrating to the Walla Walla Valley long before it became a trend during the pandemic. Walla Walla got its name from the indigenous tribe of the same name, which means "many waters", as the Columbia, Snake and Walla Walla Rivers converge in this basin. These days it's all about the finest Washington wines in a small town setting. In this episode, Walla Walla natives and sister team Kate McCaw and Kyle Waetje welcome us to their hometown.
13 minutes | Oct 1, 2021
Lake Oswego: Small Town Feel with Big Time Amenities
Fall is the favorite season for many Oregonians. The rain is a welcome relief, especially after an unusually hot & dry summer. Lake Oswego has always been a favorite- even more so during the ongoing pandemic. Katie Spurlock and Sara Lewis give us a tour of the many different neighborhoods in the Lake-O area, including the rumored home of the lovable Teddy Ruxpin, in this episode of Windermere Home.
13 minutes | Sep 17, 2021
Cle Elum: Forest Paradise in the Central Cascades
If you can live anywhere, within 60-90 minutes from a major city, yet feel a world away, then Cle Elum checks that box. Once a mecca for mining and milling, it's now a recreational paradise luring many away from the city with the charms of a tranquil, scenic and relaxed lifestyle. But like many rural communities across the west, the fire danger is high. Buying a cabin the woods comes with precautions as Windermere's Jon Newton, a longtime resident, shares with us.
18 minutes | Aug 13, 2021
Sizzling Summer Update with OB Jacobi
It's been quite a run in real estate over the past decade. Just when you thought it might slow down, a pandemic-induced relocation wave fueled by record low interest rates swamped markets across the nation. How much longer will this continue? And if, or when it does taper off, what will that look like for buyers & sellers across the west? In this episode, Windermere Owner and Co-President OB Jacobi joins Brian to share his candid thoughts on the market and other things in the works behind-the-scenes at Windermere HQ.
15 minutes | Jul 30, 2021
Bainbridge Island: So Close and Yet So Far from Seattle
Whether it's a day trip or the first stop on a tour of the Kitsap Peninsula, Bainbridge Island is one of the most popular destinations across the Puget Sound Region. For many, it's become home in our new flexible, remote-working lifestyle. Windermere's Shannon Dierickx is a third generation islander and joins us to share what's special about this beautiful community.
15 minutes | Jul 9, 2021
The Washington Coast: Refreshing Climate & Cool Vibes
While most of the west coast is sizzling, things are cool & refreshing on the Washington Coast. Ocean Shores, Aberdeen & Hoquiam have always been popular vacation destinations. But these days, many families are choosing to make vacation destinations their full-time home. The Washington Coast is well positioned to be that home, or home-away-from-home for those looking to escape the big city. In this episode, Windermere's Jim Donahoe and Travis Jelovich share why so many people are choosing this spectacular, yet practical location.
16 minutes | Jun 25, 2021
Southern Utah: 4th of July in Spectacular St. George
Once one of the best kept secrets in the west, St. George is attracting a national audience thanks to year-round sunshine and proximity to major cities. In spite of the growth over the past decade, it retains its small town, family feel, and there's no shortage of activities within minutes of town. In this episode, Windermere's Misty Murphy joins us to share what makes St. George so special, and as a bonus the best restaurant in town!
18 minutes | Jun 11, 2021
Boise & Beyond: There's a Reason They Call It The Treasure Valley
The French-Canadian fur trappers who passed through in the early 1800's called this area "La rivière boisée". Translated: The wooded river. With blue skies, beautiful waterways, and a lush green agricultural blanket across the valley through summer & fall, it's no wonder so many people are migrating to the Boise-area. As a bonus, everyone's happy to be here, so no grumps alllowed! In this episode Brian welcomes Windermere's Beth Ritter to share the inside scoop on her favorite restaurants, activities and what makes this area so special.
14 minutes | May 28, 2021
McMinnville: One of America's Best Small Towns
From the spectacular Oregon Coast to the lush Willamette Valley, the majestic Columbia River Gorge, scenic Southern Oregon and the recreational paradise of Central Oregon, well... you get it: Oregon has a lot to offer. Nestled about halfway between Portland and the coast lies lovely McMinnville, a small town with plenty to offer. Windermere's Beth Jacobsen joins Host Brian Bushlach to share a snapshot of this beautiful area.
13 minutes | May 14, 2021
Oregon Wine Month: Travel & Tasting in the Willamette Valley
Let's be honest. It's been a tough year or so... As the west coast states continue erratic and unpredictable re-openings, Oregon Wine Country awaits. If you're looking for safe, socially distanced, outdoor activities, then plan your trip and celebrate Oregon Wine Month! In this episode, Brian welcomes Chehalem Winemaker Katie Santora, who offers travel & planning tips to help make your long-awaited return to wine country enjoyable.
19 minutes | Apr 30, 2021
Living in a National Scenic Area: Welcome to The Gorge!
The Mighty Columbia River carves an impressive divide between Oregon & Washington that also serves to unite the two states. Many have made the day trip from the Portland-area to Oregon's most visited landmark, Multnomah Falls. Beyond that to the east lies a landscape where the weather turns friendly, the mercury climbs and there's endless adventure. In this episode, Windermere's Ginger Swanson shares what the lifestyle is like in this special place.
17 minutes | Apr 16, 2021
Virtual Windermere Cup 2021
As we continue to ease back into a "new normal", this year's event will be a virtual Windermere Cup as the University of Washington and Cal battle in the Montlake Cut. We invite you to enjoy the races from the safety and comfort of your home or mobile device at windermerecup.com- it'll be a thrilling day as these arch rowing rivals go head-to-head! If all goes according to plan, the big event will return in 2022 and we'll pay a fitting 35th Anniversary tribute to the Windermere Cup. In this episode, Windermere's BJ & Mike Connolly share their passion for rowing and quick tour around the red-hot Kirkland market.
16 minutes | Apr 1, 2021
Springtime in Montana: Beautiful Bozeman is Calling
The secret got out a long time ago and now many who enjoyed vacationing in Montana call it home. Bozeman still has that small town feel, but with all the services of a big city. In this episode, Windermere's Abby Glover gives us a tour around town, shares her favorite restaurants, and guides us around the National Parks nearby.
19 minutes | Mar 18, 2021
The Big Island & Kohanaiki with Chuck Cary
Planning a vacation? You're not alone. As we come out of a year-long COVID-induced shutdown, travel will be top of the list this summer and the rest of the year. Hawaii has always been a popular destination from the west coast and the Big Island has plenty to offer, from the beautiful beaches to snow capped peaks. In this episode, we check in with Chuck Cary, Sales & Marketing VP at Kohanaiki. Chuck gives us an audio tour of this paradise and takes us behind the scenes at one of the most exclusive communities in the world.
16 minutes | Mar 4, 2021
Spokane: Near Nature, Near Perfect
That's the motto of this thriving Eastern Washington city and the surrounding area, and nobody represents the active, community-involved culture here better than Windermere's Suzy Dix. Her family has lived in the Spokane-area for over 100 years, and she's active in real estate, land conservancy, runs two working farms and is one of the world's most accomplished polo players. We got Suzy to stop for a few minutes to share her favorite things about Spokane with us!
20 minutes | Feb 18, 2021
California Dreaming: The Central Coast from Monterey to San Luis Obispo
As the west coast re-opens, and with pent up demand, we're all planning summer getaways. It's impossible to pick a favorite destination across the west. But since California has been shut down, more so than neighboring states, we're looking forward to visiting again. In this episode, Windermere's Chuck Vargas and John Fazio are our tour guides on a trip through the central coast- where to go, and more importantly, when to visit.
22 minutes | Feb 5, 2021
Colorado! Mile High Lifestyle at America's Epicenter
It's no secret that Colorado has been a migration magnet over the past decade. That trend turned into a frenzy during COVID-19, and it's not letting up anytime soon. In this episode, Colorado native and lifelong real estate professional (and we do mean "lifelong") Eric Thompson joins us with his experience, insight and advice on how & what to do if you're considering a home purchase in this beautiful region.
25 minutes | Jan 22, 2021
What's Next? Well... More of the Same According to Our Expert
2020 started off strong, then we all know what happened: After a brief pause for safety in March, an already red hot real estate market quickly reignited and it's been pandemonium ever since. Low rates, almost no inventory, plenty of capital, and a pandemic-induced focus on "home" fueling the biggest real estate boom in a generation- perhaps ever. How long will this last? What's the forecast for 2021? For answers, we turn to Windermere Chief Economist Matthew Gardner.
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