Covid19 and the Housing Market

Hear what our Windermere Chief Economist, Matthew Gardner, has to say about the effects of the Covid19 Virus and the Housing Market

Posted on March 11, 2020 at 12:26 am
Leah Davidson (Pham) | Posted in Events, Market News, Real Estate |

20 Year Anniversary

Today marks my 20th year with Windermere! To celebrate this milestone, I plan to spend some time in my neighborhood volunteering with King County Parks at this upcoming event:

Throughout the years there have been many ups and downs in this career: a housing recession, housing highs, a marriage, my three babies, and a current divorce. Throughout it all… you have stayed current and devoted. Your trust, dedication, support, kindness, and friendship are most appreciated! Thank you so much for always being there for me, for lifting me up. I am dedicated to be of service to you, I am always here to help, and I look forward to connecting with you soon.

In gratitude,

Posted on January 11, 2020 at 7:13 pm
Leah Davidson (Pham) | Posted in Events, Real Estate |

Celebrating 2019

In celebration of the 28 homes I had the opportunity to sell this year, I have donated to the following charities to celebrate these closings. My 2019 Charitable Giving included donations to:
Windermere Foundation
American Heart Association
UW Alumni Association
NW Sarcoma Foundation
JDRF International
Standup For The Cure
Spin 4 Crohns/Colitis
Evergreen Treatment Center
Climate Strike Solidarity Fund
Vietnamese Friendship Society
Chief Sealth Intl HS
Westside Baby
White Center Food Bank
WS Co-op Preschools
Social Justice Fund NW
American Red Cross
Rainier Valley Corps
Rebuilding Together Seattle

Please tell me, What is your favorite charity? I’ll be sure to include them in my giving plan for next year!

Posted on December 30, 2019 at 7:54 pm
Leah Davidson (Pham) | Posted in Events, Market News, Real Estate |

2016 in Review

TO the 19 clients who trusted in me to assist them this year with their housing goals:
A Gracious THANK YOU for your support, dedication, hard work, and trust this past year. We’ve had some ups and downs, but It’s truly an honor to be of service and to have helped you either find or sell your most trusted asset. With a full heart, I Thank You so much.

In gratitude,


To celebrate! I’ve listed out the charities I’ve donated to this year. I invite you to let me know if your most favorite charity is missing from this list, and I’ll make a donation in your name to your fav charity {you can post your fav charity name in the comment box below}.

2016 Charitable Giving:
Windermere Foundation
ARC – Associated Rec Council
March of Dimes
UW Foundation: Jackson School of Intl Studies
Mary’s Place
Social Justice Fund NW
Trans Justice Funding Project
John Stanford Intl School PTSA
Habitat for Humanity
Bethany QA
Rebuilding Together Society
Food Justice / Community to Community
Rainier Valley Corps
AH Co-op Preschool
NorthHill Elem School PTSA
Collateral Repair Project
American Heart Association
Feeding America
NW Harvest
Karam Foundation

Posted on December 15, 2016 at 7:50 pm
Leah Davidson (Pham) | Posted in Events |

Seahawks and Windermere = New Partners

Seattle Seahawks and Windermere Real Estate Announce New Partnership


Posted in Seahawks by Shelley Rossi







To say that Windermere has a lot of Seahawks fans would be an understatement. That’s why we are so excited to announce today that we are now the “Official Real Estate Company of the Seattle Seahawks”!

At the center of this partnership with the Seahawks is a new #tacklehomelessness campaign in which the Windermere Foundation will donate $100 for every Seahawks tackle at home during the 2016 season. On the receiving end of these donations is YouthCare, a Seattle-based non-profit organization that has been providing services and support to homeless youth from across Puget Sound for more than 40 years. Since 1989, the Windermere Foundation has donated over $30 million to non-profits that support low-income and homeless families, so partnering with YouthCare and the Seahawks on the #tacklehomelessness campaign is a perfect fit for us.

“We are proud to partner with Windermere, an iconic and locally-based company with a deep commitment to this community,” said Seahawks Vice President of Corporate Partnerships Amy Sprangers. “Windermere’s brand and values align perfectly with our commitment to this region. It is wonderful that this partnership will make a positive impact on homeless youth throughout the Seattle area.”

If you’re not already excited about the upcoming Seahawks season, this video should do it.

Now say it with us . . . Go Hawks!

Full article here



Posted on July 27, 2016 at 8:39 pm
Leah Davidson (Pham) | Posted in Events, Real Estate |

Summerfest 2014

Posted on July 8, 2014 at 10:50 pm
Leah Davidson (Pham) | Posted in Design, Events, Market News, Real Estate |

75 home resolutions you can make for 2014

Posted December 31 2013, 9:15 AM PST by Tara Sharp



Add your home to your list of New Year’s resolutions with some of these helpful tips:


  1. Familiarize yourself with the home-buying process
  2. Learn about the tax benefits that come along with your home purchase
  3. Check your credit ratings
  4. Increase your savings for down payment
  5. Decide how much you need for a down payment
  6. Get pre-approved for a mortgage
  7. Decide how much you can spend on a home
  8. Start your home search online
  9. Find an architectural style for your dream home
  10. Search for home with your commute in mind
  11. Consider downsizing to condo
  12. Learn the difference between a condo and a town home
  13. Consider purchasing an investment property
  14. Choose the right home for your family
  15. Consider a short sale
  16. Is a foreclosure right for you?
  17. Decide if you want an older home or new construction
  18. Create a moving plan
  19. Keep new home costs low
  20. Choose a mortgage
  21. Consider buying with cash?
  22. Ask your loan officer these important questions
  23. Avoid common mistakes
  24. Win a bidding war
  25. Perform a mini pre-inspection while touring homes


  1. Decide if your should sell or remodel your home
  2. Make sure you are ready to sell your home
  3. Choose your next home with a shorter commute
  4. Learn more about what a seller’s market means for you
  5. Familiarize yourself with the home-selling process
  6. Avoid common mistakes
  7. Estimate your home’s value
  8. Make improvements to increase your home’s value
  9. More tips on adding value to your home
  10. Consider selling before spring
  11. Get your home ready for sale
  12. Find a selling agent you trust
  13. Schedule a home inspection
  14. Increase your home’s curb appeal
  15. Price your home to sell
  16. How to prepare your home for open houses
  17. Learn the home staging basics
  18. Where to store your stuff while showing your home
  19. Feng Shui tips for preparing your home to sell
  20. Protect your pets while showing your home
  21. Get professional photos for your home listing
  22. Buy your next home while selling your current home?
  23. In a hurry? Sell your home quickly
  24. Help your parents make transitional housing choices
  25. Relocating? Get help from a professional

Home improvements:

  1. Make your house a home
  2. Get the best return on your investment for your home renovations
  3. Access your home energy costs
  4. Improve energy efficiency (and reduce your energy bills)
  5. Inspect, repair and increase your home insulation
  6. Decorate with the new color of the year
  7. Choose the right paint color for your home
  8. Redecorate to fit your dream design style
  9. Paint an accent wall
  10. Create a healthier home environment for you and your family
  11. Make your fireplace and chimney safe for use
  12. Develop disaster preparedness plan & upgrade your emergency kit
  13. Rid your home of pests
  14. Upgrade your garden
  15. Cultivate an indoor garden
  16. Plant trees for better privacy and increased home value
  17. Check your home insurance policy
  18. Do a home inventory
  19. Protect your home from burglars
  20. Protect yourself from contractor scams
  21. Extend your entertaining outside
  22. If you have little ones, childproof your home!
  23. Hang some art on the walls
  24. Pre-pay your mortgage or refinance for extra savings?
  25. Refinance even if you have poor credit

Read full Article HERE

Posted on January 8, 2014 at 7:17 pm
Leah Davidson (Pham) | Posted in Events, Real Estate |

Find me on Houzz

Remodeling and Home Design
Seattle Home Professionals is an awesome website where you can research home remodeling ideas – from styling your bathroom, paint color ideas, designing your kitchen, yard landscaping, and more. Fun to research room by room and then post ideas to your "Ideaboard" sort of like an on-line scrapbook. 

Posted on June 4, 2013 at 6:44 pm
Leah Davidson (Pham) | Posted in Events |

Happy Birthday to Doug!

Happy Birthday to our leader: Doug Baldwin! Wishing you the BEST birthday ever. Thanks for your ongoing enthusiasm and everlasting support of each and every one of us here. We are proud to be a part of your team!
-From your Family at Windermere West Seattle

Posted on October 24, 2012 at 1:01 am
Leah Davidson (Pham) | Posted in Events |