It List: November 2018

 

 
 
 
 
Recently I was asked to participate (honored really) in a discussion about branding for Sotheby's International Realty. I was lucky enough to fly back to our headquarters in New Jersey to sit on the panel charting our direction as a company. It was a super quick trip but well worth it, as I was able to meet some amazing colleagues and the president of our company.
 
 
 
 
Have you ever thought about owning your own vineyard? Wondering what restaurants are open for Thanksgiving? Want to look at the world's most futuristic libraries? The Pulse November 2018 answers these questions and details local and national news concerning art, design and real estate.

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They are just slower rising. Earlier this week, S&P Dow Jones released the August 2018 monthly results of their CoreLogic Case Shiller Home Price Index. Until two months prior, the Index had shown Seattle leading the nation in residential (single-family) home prices for 21 months. That run was brought to an end by a surge of prices in Las Vegas; and while prices in Seattle have continued to advance, the pace has slackened in the weeks since. 

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3614 E. John St, Seattle. Elegant, pristine home nestled between Bush School in Washington Park and Epiphany in Madrona. Grand entry with stunning 100-pane window. Bright, spacious rooms with 9.5 foot coffered ceilings. Circular floor plan, open kitchen with top end appliances. 4 beautiful bedrooms and 2 baths up with master suite.
Sold for $2,350,000

6073 Northeast Kelden Place.
Off-market private sale of a handsome 1936 stately traditional home on a sprawling 20,000 square foot lot. A circular drive and manicured grounds provide access to one of the original homes in this cherished community. Enchanting lake and mountain views, sports court, intimate outdoor patios and sweeping lawns are all embraced by mature landscaping. Inside, step into perfectly polished interiors, all updated and magazine worthy! Ebony hardwoods, a barrel ceiling in the living room, designer wallpapers and light fixtures, and much, much more!  
Sold for $2,975,000

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Since 1976, the Sotheby’s International Realty® brand has leveraged centuries of heritage built by the Sotheby’s name to deliver exceptional service, pairing buyers and sellers with the world’s top real estate professionals in order to find the perfect home. In doing so, the people who have interacted with us over the years have begun to look to us as industry experts.

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"It's very easy to write a rave review for the agent that helps you find your dream home but what about the agent that LISTS your dream home? While divorce may line the pockets of many an agent it has to have them reaching for the jumbo bottle of Maalox. In our case the only thing my former spouse and I could agree on was using Laura as our agent. We have known Laura both professionally and socially for over 20 years. Her reputation as a top agent is hard won and well deserved. Meticulous in her approach, she is knowledgeable, consultative and respectful. We were all sharp elbows and misery about selling - our judgment was cloudy. We were house proud and wanted to go out at an inflated number. And this is when Laura stepped in and earned the right to whatever commission she would get from the sale of our home. She provided current and recent comps, historical data and talked through market conditions and city issues likely to impact our sale. We listened when she said she sensed a "cooling in the market" and that the housing inventory in our price bracket of $1.5M - $2.25M was increasing. She felt our best strategy was to list early and at a lesser number which could encourage a bidding war. Our house listed and closed in 6 weeks. We received 2 offers slightly under asking. Laura talked us through the offers and negotiated strenuously on our behalf. She made an extraordinary gesture that ensured our deal did not tip over. Others in our neighborhood were not as effectively coached and are still on the market having taken multiple price reductions. We are so grateful. Laura's ability to get everyone singing from the same hymnal in a very acrimonious situation was invaluable. And her follow up after our house closed was genuine and thoughtful. We recommend Laura without reservation."

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Two Distinct Lots in Broadmoor

Two Distinct Lots in Broadmoor

Within Broadmoor, this particular cul-de-sac is a coveted location: quiet, with little traffic & magnificent homes. The property itself is set high above street level, straddling Waverly Way & Shore Avenue. There are 2 distinct lots that combine to form a 17,760sf parcel. The existing home is perfectly liveable, but this is an incredible opportunity for the buyer who is looking for a fantastic lot, in the best part of a sought-after community!

Offered at $3,700,000

It List: October 2018

 

 
 
 
 
Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty presents a look at the housing market trends for the third quarter of 2018, from the shores of Bainbridge Island’s waterfront homes and in-city living opportunities to the Eastside’s most distinguished residences.

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2135 Broadmoor Dr E, Seattle. Timeless elegance meets a floor-plan that really works for the way we live today with gracious formal rooms flowing into the spacious kitchen/family room complete with stainless appliances & granite counters. French doors, open to the outdoor entertaining space including a fireplace, covered patio & a sunny & private backyard. Dark hardwoods, vaulted ceilings, skylights, bay windows, 3 fireplaces, custom built-ins & an elevator! Offered at $2,850,000 

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On Friday, September 14th Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty joined the Madison Park community to celebrate the opening night of the Madison Park Art Walk. Guests convened for a brief opening reception at Starbucks before heading to Park House to enjoy light bites, refreshments and the artwork of Jason Matias. The annual walk continues through October 1st, as members of our community will continue to be invited to enjoy artwork by a collection of fabulous local artists.

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2018 Broadmoor Dr E, Seattle. This timeless traditional home is proudly sited on the 12th fairway in the heart of Broadmoor. Built in 2008, this home exudes an East coast sensibility but with the modern amenities and floorplan that works for how one lives today. Fantastic main floor includes the kitchen/great room opening to a covered deck, two offices, powder room, dining room and a mud-room/garage. Offered at $3,595,000

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Curious as to where the most scenic drives in Washington are located? Wondering what restaurants are generating the most buzz? Need advice concerning your upcoming home renovation projects? The Pulse October 2018 answers these questions and details local and national news concerning art, design and real estate.

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2360 43rd Ave E #112, Seattle. Sold in just six days for $60,000 over asking price!  Sublime Madison Park condo nestled right at the water's edge! A rare, sprawling patio allows for a fantastic indoor-outdoor flow with plenty of room for a large seating group, beautiful pots & your BBQ. Inside, dark hardwoods meet a custom stone (wood burning) fireplace, a remodeled kitchen with granite counters and stainless appliances. Sold for $955,000

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2040 43rd Ave E #610, Seattle 98112. Thrilled to represent my clients, Kris and Emily on the purchase of their fabulous new Madison Park condo! One of the best views in Madison Park looking east & south to Mt. Rainier. Soak it all in from the two decks, or from the wrap-around windows from this top floor, corner condo. So many options! Stroll through Madison Park Village just a block away, jump on your boat at your boat slip downstairs, or enjoy the park next door. Well maintained building designed by the same architect as the Space Needle. 2 bed/2 bath with tons of storage, 2 garage pkg spaces, fireplace, custom built-ins, boat slip, and VIEWS. Sold for $1,655,000

 
 
 
 

Join me for a Lazy River Vineyard wine tasting event in Madison Park. The event will feature appetizers and some of the finest Pinot Noir this region has to offer. 

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Right now, the 10-year treasury bond is jumping up. With the rise in the 10-year bump, consumers will most likely see another rise in mortgage rates. That is because most loans are sold on the secondary market and they share the same demographic as the investors who buy bonds. So, when one goes up, lenders have to increase interest rates so they can sell the loan to investors who are willing to take on a bit more risk. Interest rates on a 30-year fixed rate mortgage are around 4.625%, which is still relatively low on an historic scale.

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"Laura Halliday is a visionary. When other realtors saw much less value in the property, she recognized its uniqueness, understood the benefit to buyers, and knew how to show case and market the property so that potential buyers could picture themselves living, relaxing, and entertaining in this  beautiful waterfront condominium. Not only did she have vision, but she also had a professional network that included an excellent cleaning company, a top quality stager, a brilliant photographer, expert marketers and a great estate sale company. She understood the value of breathtaking pictures on the internet, as well as stunning postcards to homeowners in Madison Park who do not use the internet to search for properties. Laura listed the property at what others thought was a ridiculously high price and in six days, had two bids above asking, setting a new benchmark for dollars per square foot in the area. She accomplished this during the months when the Seattle Times reported a slowing in local real estate sales. I have no doubt that the new owners will thoroughly enjoy living their dream here, just as my parents did for many years. Laura is both professional and real, having great integrity and a sense of humor. She is simply a pleasure to work with. My only regret in selling the condominium is that I will miss working with Laura

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It List: September 2018

 

 
 
 
 
2135 Broadmoor Dr E, Seattle. Timeless elegance meets a floor-plan that really works for the way we live today with gracious formal rooms flowing into the spacious kitchen/family room complete with stainless appliances & granite counters. French doors, open to the outdoor entertaining space including a fireplace, covered patio & a sunny & private backyard. Dark hardwoods, vaulted ceilings, skylights, bay windows, 3 fireplaces, custom built-ins & an elevator! Offered at $2,850,000

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On Friday, September 14th Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty will join the Madison Park community to celebrate the opening night of the Madison Park Art Walk. We will be featuring the artwork of Jason Matias and will be serving light bites and refreshments. The annual walk will take place from September 14th through October 1st and will showcase artwork by local artists!

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2018 Broadmoor Dr E, Seattle. This timeless traditional home is proudly sited on the 12th fairway in the heart of Broadmoor. Built in 2008, this home exudes an East coast sensibility but with the modern amenities and floorplan that works for how one lives today. Fantastic main floor includes the kitchen/great room opening to a covered deck, two offices, powder room, dining room and a mud-room/garage. Offered at $3,995,000

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The diverse events, happenings and experiences in the Puget Sound are unlike any other. Discover what your city has to offer this September, from First Friday Art Walks to music and fashion, fall celebrations and beyond.

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2360 43rd Ave E #112, Seattle. Sublime Madison Park condo nestled right at the water's edge! A rare, sprawling patio allows for a fantastic indoor-outdoor flow with plenty of room for a large seating group, beautiful pots & your BBQ. Inside, dark hardwoods meet a custom stone (wood burning) fireplace, a remodeled kitchen with granite counters and stainless appliances. Pending at $895,000

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Refreshed, relaxed, reinvigorated: the feelings that tend to accompany the end of an island retreat. But why save the island experience for fleeting vacations that can feel all too short? Life on an island is always enjoyed in the moment and to the fullest. From sun to sand to the stress-free pace of life, there are many reasons for booking a permanent stay.

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We are truly lucky to live in a region that affords a range of lifestyle opportunities, from sweeping waterfront residences and mountain lodges to luxurious in-city penthouses, historic estates and beyond. To celebrate Washington state and its distinguished homes, we tapped Janet Beeby, a certified sommelier, wine writer and wine educator, to pair a collection of our most stellar listings with the perfect wines.

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"We have known Laura both professionally and socially for over 20 years. Her reputation as a top agent is hard won and well deserved. Meticulous in her approach, she is knowledgeable, consultative and respectful. Laura's ability to get everyone singing from the same hymnal in a very acrimonious situation was invaluable. And her follow up after our house closed was genuine and thoughtful. We recommend Laura without reservation."

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Lakeside Living in Madison Park

Lakeside Living in Madison Park

Sublime Madison Park condo nestled right at the water's edge! A rare, sprawling patio allows for a fantastic indoor-outdoor flow with plenty of room for a large seating group, beautiful pots and your BBQ. Inside, dark hardwoods meet a custom stone (wood burning) fireplace, a remodeled kitchen with granite counters and stainless appliances, two beautiful full bathrooms and two bedrooms. 

Currently Pending
Offered at $895,000

Traditional Broadmoor Treasure

Traditional Broadmoor Treasure

This timeless traditional is proudly sited on the 12th fairway in the heart of Broadmoor. Built in 2008, this home exudes an East coast sensibility but with the modern amenities and floorplan that works for how one lives today. Fantastic main floor includes the kitchen/great room opening to a covered deck, two offices, powder room, dining room and mud-room/garage. Upstairs, there are four bedrooms (three en-suite), laundry and a large cozy family room.

Offered at $3,595,000
Currently Pending

Modern Living in Broadmoor

Modern Living in Broadmoor

Timeless elegance meets a floor-plan that really works for the way we live today with gracious formal rooms flowing into the spacious kitchen/family room complete with stainless appliances and granite counters. French doors, open to the outdoor entertaining space including a fireplace, covered patio and a sunny and private backyard. Dark hardwoods, vaulted ceilings, skylights, bay windows, 3 fireplaces, custom built-ins & an elevator!

Offered at $2,850,000

Janet Jones

It's very easy to write a rave review for the agent that helps you find your dream home but what about the agent that LISTS your dream home? While divorce may line the pockets of many an agent it has to have them reaching for the jumbo bottle of Maalox. In our case the only thing my former spouse and I could agree on was using Laura as our agent. We have known Laura both professionally and socially for over 20 years. Her reputation as a top agent is hard won and well deserved. Meticulous in her approach, she is knowledgeable, consultative and respectful.