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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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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It List: July 2018

 

 
 
 
 
 
Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty is pleased to share a Waterfront Update released on RSIRWaterfront.com examining many different regions and popular waterfront communities in the Puget Sound and Greater Seattle regions, including information on home values, sales trends, and market activity. The report mainly concerns price trends and typical location factors affecting the value of any real estate.

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200 W Highland Dr, Seattle   Rare opportunity to own in coveted 200 West Highland–a distinctively sophisticated west facing penthouse home overlooking Kerry Park & Sound. Precision crafted to exacting standards. Elegant living space with huge gallery-concept walls, exquisite finishes of wood, stone and glass, and a 183 SF private view terrace. 
Pending at $2,495,000.


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This month's Pulse highlights properties with enviable guest houses, the lastest in kitchen design, and an Aston Martin that broke 300 KPH! Also included, the best places for free summer music, why the Eastside is great for STEM workers, and some of Seattle's newest locations to enjoy some ice cream!

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1571 Parkside Drive E, Seattle   Available for the first time in over 35 years, this easy-living home is sited on the sunny west fairway on an expansive 23,000+ square foot lot. Sited discreetly away from the street and accessed via a circular driveway, this home offers both privacy and handsome curb appeal. Sold for $3,700,000.

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This month's What's Next features a myriad of events and activities one can enjoy in the Puget Sound area. Discover everything you need to know concerning Seafair festivities, free music on Bainbridge Island, the Seattle Art Fair, and a new type of county fair in Redmond. 

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215 W. Garfield St, Seattle   Charming "top-of-the-hill", move-in ready & surrounded by homes 2 & 3 times as expensive. This home has its original charm, soaring ceilings, quartz counters, stainless steel Wolf range & Liebherr fridge, modern light fixtures, a wrap-around deck and finished basement with large rec-room and laundry. Sold for $1,100.000.

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1532 3rd Ave W, Seattle   This grand 1907 Foursquare is a true architectural gem & a diamond in the rough awaiting the new owners personal signature. Period details include exquisite tulip-patterned stained glass windows, Craftsman millwork, mahogany inlaid oak floors and bowed windows. Sold For $2,030,000.

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"I sought out Laura as she had sold condos in my building. She was great to work with, understood the market well, and provided just the right amount of interaction to keep things moving along. The unit was staged beautifully and was listed with terrific photos. When an issue came up with the  title company she helped unblock things before I left town. Laura was great to work with."

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It List: June 2018

 
 
The high monthly increase seen by Seattle on the S&P CoreLogic Case Shiller Home Price Index held relatively steady from March through April 2018, from 2.8% to 2.7% respectively. This was the first instance of back-to-back monthly index gains of more than 2.25% since May 2013. It was also enough to expand the year-over-year advance to 13.1%, bringing Seattle’s nationwide lead to 20 months—second-longest in the history of the index.

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215 W Garfield Street, Seattle   This charming "top-of-the-hill" home has its original character, soaring ceilings, quartz counters, stainless steel Wolf range, Liebherr refrigerator, hip light fixtures, a wrap-around deck, and a finished basement with large recreation room Handsome curb appeal with a garden! Offered at $899,000.

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1571 Parkside Drive E, Seattle   Available for the first time in over 35 years, this easy-living home is sited on the sunny west fairway on an expansive 23,000+ square foot lot. Sited discreetly away from the street and accessed via a circular driveway, this home offers both privacy and handsome curb appeal. Offered at $3,600,000.

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Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC recently announced that it has entered a custom-publishing relationship with Dow Jones Media Group to present RESIDE®, a bespoke luxury lifestyle magazine. The first-of-its kind relationship gives Sotheby’s International Realty® affiliate companies around the world a turnkey solution to publish a customized, branded magazine created by the Dow Jones Media Group.

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1321 Seneca Street #803, Seattle   A high-impact yet timeless interior with top-of-the-line finishes include 9-foot ceilings, quartz countertops, stainless steel appliances & beautiful hardwoods all set against a canvas of sparkling city views. Offered at $795,000.

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"Laura Halliday is the best high-end residential real estate agent you will find in the Seattle area. She has tremendous energy, knowledge, and taste and will take care of your needs and desires if you are a buyer and your dream home exists in the NW. If you are a seller she will sell your property within a short period of time if you follow her advice. I had two expensive properties in Seattle. One was listed for four years with another highly recommended agent. Once I listed with Laura, she had it staged (expensive but worth it, it seems) and sold the aging one within a few months and the other in three. Please call me if you have any questions. Laura has my telephone and gratitude forever. Not only did she sell both properties quickly, she kindly helped with a property problem eight months after the sale."

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My It Pick for the month of June is Casablanca Floral, located in Seward Park. Using only the freshest botanical ingredients, the boutique floral design studio carefully considers the recipient, occasion, and space when sourcing and creating floral arrangements. The owner of the business is Maura Whalen and she is just lovely. I recently had the privilege of discussing gardening with her over coffee at the Starbucks in Madison Park (see the photo of us above)! She traces her passion for flowers to her Italian grandmother in whose garden she used to play. If you are looking for an elegant flower arrangement for a special occasion, I highly recommend Casablanca Floral.

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It List: May 2018

 

1321 Seneca Street #803, Seattle  A high-impact yet timeless interior with top-of-the-line finishes include 9-foot ceilings, quartz countertops, stainless steel appliances, and beautiful hardwoods all set against a canvas of sparkling city views. One bedroom, one bathroom, and a great room with a luxe kitchen that opens to an outdoor deck. Life at LUMA comes together in a collection of incredible amenities: expansive rooftop terrace, jetted pool, fireside lounge, fitness center, and pet lounge! Walk score of 97! Offered at $795,000.

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The Realogics Sotheby's International Realty Park House office is hosting another Madison Park Home & Garden Tour on June 3rd from 12-4PM! This walking tour of distinct neighborhood homes and gardens highlights a broad range of innovative, classic and stylish design. All proceeds benefit McGilvra Elementary School to provide critical education support roles including music classes, art classes, reading specialists, math specialists, and more.

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1571 Parkside Drive E, Seattle  Available for the first time in over 35 years, this easy-living home is sited on the sunny west fairway on an expansive 23,000+sf lot. Sited discreetly away from the street and accessed via a circular driveway, this home offers both privacy and handsome curb appeal. Grand scale entry, living room, cozy den, formal dining room & eat-in kitchen all afford a seamless space for entertaining through the integration of in-and-outdoor living opportunities. Master with private patio. Laid-Back-Luxe! Offered at $3,900,000.

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The Realogics Sotheby's International Realty Park House team recently hosted an open house to benefit the University of Washington ASUW Shell House. We invited the capital campaign manager for the Shell House to bring down historical photos and design renderings for the renovation project. Learn more about the event below!

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1646 21st Avenue E, Seattle  Step into a refined and timeless design within a stunning property on this sought-after street on North Capitol Hill. This elegant home combines the classic detailing of a period home to complement the modern updates on needs for today's lifestyle. All new updates include: kitchen remodel with Viking appliances, all new bathrooms, copper plumbing throughout, plantation shutters, custom window treatments, French doors and a fantastic lower level with main floor quality. Offered at $1,800,000.

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5744 Mutiny Bay Road, Freeland  I recently represented the buyers on the sale of this stunning waterfront home in Freeland. I am so excited for them to spend their first summer on the pristine sands of Mutiny Bay with friends and family. Sold for $2,500,000.

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"I strongly recommend Laura and would not hesitate to refer my friends, family, and colleagues to her. She is the best.

Laura was referred to me by one of my colleagues who spoke extremely highly of her. I was interested in buying a new home and needed someone with expertise in the Madison Park area. I wanted someone with experience in the area I was looking and who routinely dealt with these types of transactions. From the very beginning I was impressed by Laura's knowledge, friendliness, and "can do" attitude. I felt like I was in great hands, which makes all the difference.

When we found the home we truly loved I was a bit nervous about the cost and the overall process, but Laura was great at soothing my nerves and helping me to continue moving the process forward. Although she was busy she was always willing to speak by phone or text, and more importantly she always attended any meetings related to the purchase in person to help me. For example, she attended the home inspection with me so that she could understand any issues and advise me about them. She helped me understand the concerns raised by the inspector and then did independent research about the others, contacting local builders so that we could understand whether something was problematic or not. I was truly impressed. She then negotiated a fair resolution with the builder/seller. I felt that she was doing a great job at representing my best interests throughout. Finally, she was skilled at crafting offers and counteroffers that were reasonable, warning me if I was asking for something that was never going to fly buy encouraging me to ask for something else instead. In the end I got my house!

Given how wonderful Laura was when buying my new house I absolutely wanted her help selling my prior home (a condo in downtown Seattle). Laura did an amazing job with it. She knew I wanted to sell it ASAP with minimal upgrades, but she also knew I was extremely busy at work and didn't have a lot of time to get the project underway. She went way above and beyond the call of duty by interviewing painters, finding a discount carpet shop, negotiating a deal for me with the painter and the carpet-layers, and being there to tell them what needed to be done and how she wanted it to look for maximum sale appeal. Thanks to her taking over the process and pushing it forward we were able to list the property the month after we moved out, and even better, it sold after only two days on the market with multiple offers well over list price! Other units in the same building have sat on the market for an extended period. She did a fantastic job with it.

Perhaps one of the best compliments I can give Laura (and advice to anyone reading this) is that I heard from several different agents that I was represented by "the best." When touring open houses on our own we would be asked who we were working with. When I mentioned Laura's name, the agents universally respected her and praised her. When purchasing my new home the seller's agent remarked to me offhand that I was in great hands with Laura, and he was right. Other agents are often the best judge of the skills and talent of their colleagues, and Laura was clearly respected and known by all. It made me feel good to know that I was in such capable hands, and in the end she proved that to me firsthand throughout my experience working with her.

In sum, I cannot recommend Laura highly enough. She is capable, smart, professional, and kind. She's willing to do whatever is necessary to get the job done and make a client happy. Don't hesitate to hire her -- she truly is the best!"

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My “It Pick” for this month is the Vivian Rose Weaver Defeat DIPG Foundation, based out of Washington state. Committed to finding a cure for brainstem tumors known as diffuse intrinsic pontine gliomas (DIPG), Katie and Simon Weaver established the foundation in honor of their 3-year-old daughter, Vivian Rose Weaver, who was diagnosed with DIPG in February 2018. They are thrilled to announce that a very generous anonymous supporter donated $1 million recently to the fund and they are hoping to raise an additional $1 million by the end of the year. By raising awareness, and increasing funding for essential research, we can make a difference and save lives. Join the fight!  

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It List: April 2018

 

Another year has passed, as have many pivotal milestones for Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty and the local housing market that we serve. The Seattle/Bellevue metro area led the nation all year with median home price increases, according to the S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller Home Price Index and despite the anemic inventory levels, our brokerage generated $1.5 billion in sales volume – the greatest such production on a per-broker basis compared with the top ten largest real estate brands in the Northwest Multiple Listing Service.

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1532 3rd Avenue W, Seattle  This grand 1907 Foursquare is a true architectural gem & a diamond in the rough awaiting the new owners personal signature. Period details include exquisite tulip-patterned stained glass windows, Craftsman millwork, mahogany inlaid oak floors & bowed windows. 5 large bedrooms up and a 6th bedroom with its own entrance. Unfinished 3rd floor offers 12-foot ceilings at the peak with dormers to suit your personal vision. Sited on a sunny corner lot simply blocks from the eclectic shops, cafe's & parks. Offered at $2,295,000.

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I am so proud that my Treehouse listing in Quilcene was highlighted by Sotheby's International Realty Affiliates for Earth Day! Designed by award-winning architect Tom Bosworth, this waterfront home is a hidden treasure of cedar, glass, and stone. Take a peek inside.

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According to a recent Mansion Global article, "In March, Seattle was the fastest moving high-end market in the country, with homes flying off the market in about a month and a half. In sunny San Diego, which was fifth on the list, the typical high-end home sold in about 75 days; and in the home of country music, mansions in the Nashville-area, which ranked ninth, sold in a little over three months."

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7513 55th Place NE, Seattle  A modern treehouse, embraced by greenery and sited to take full advantage of the magical magical lake & mountain views! Contemporary architecture meets a cozy, livable home, the perfect retreat from the busy city life ~ yet so close to everything. Sold for $1,395,000.

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"In all aspects of my professional life, I run into folks who are exceptional in their given trade. Laura, is a true genius and outlier in real estate sales, marketing, and negotiations. Laura brought forward a team of experts including a designer to stage our home and get a price that exceeds our expectations. On the purchasing side, Laura found us a home that fit our family, expertly negotiated pricing and options on our behalf and saw us through all aspects of the sale of our home and purchase of a new property. Laura’s professionalism, poise, and approach are unmatched and we are indebted to her. We are loving our new home and would not be in this position without Laura’s help. The Seattle market is so crazy right now you really need a true professional to help you navigate and strategize how to successfully buy and sell. If you don’t hire Laura you are selling yourself and your family short. He is the best in Seattle hands down. Thank you, Laura!"

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My “It Pick” for this month is local stylist, Michael Bruce, who I met at an event last year. I was so impressed by what he offers that I had to include him in my monthly newsletter! He is a great guy with a fun personality and a great sense of style and he helps you be a better YOU.    

Style is more relevant than people realize; it permeates every aspect of how we conduct our daily lives. Personal style makes a statement about who we are; but even more importantly, it conveys how we feel about who we are. Professional style does the same, but it also conveys how successful we feel about what we do. Personal and professional style combine to create a brand; it is Michael Bruce Image Consulting's job to help define your brand identity.

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It List: March 2018

 

7310 Scenic Drive, Yakima  Just 1.5 hours from Seattle, Stonebridge is a second home destination that rivals the lifestyle offerings found in Whistler or Suncadia. Situated on over 1 acre, the home offers 6 bedrooms, 5.25 baths, and a bunk house above the garage to accommodate additional guests. With a true four seasons climate, Yakima affords a small-town sensibility with an eclectic mix of recreational opportunities including wine tasting, golfing, rock climbing, chic eateries, fishing, skiing and more. Offered at $1,895,000.

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Ever dreamed of owning your own boutique but are afraid of the startup risks? Madison Park charmer, Canopy Blue, which has long reigned as a favorite must-stop for women for the latest trends in affordable luxury and modern classics, is coming on the market soon and you're getting an exclusive. Here is a chance to take ownership of an established business and make it your own! If you do not have Dani’s contact information just reach out to me and I can connect you with her. This is a golden opportunity for a savvy fashionista!

Canopy Blue has been called a dream come true for the modern day urban princess with fantastic affordable luxury collections arriving weekly, above and beyond personalized service, beverages, candy bar, denim bar for all fits, fabulous events with wine and apps, and strong community involvement, customers know they have a loyal partner and bestie fashion friend always on hand.

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Last week, Realogics Sotheby's International Realty's Park House office hosted a fabulous pop-up event featuring Arboretum Dermatology, a new medical and cosmetic office in Madison Park. We learned about the services offered by the clinic over catered bites and some bubbly. If you are looking for personalized care by experienced providers, I would highly recommend making an appointment with Carmen Berger or Rebecca Patton, the clinic's providers! 

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2001 Broadmoor Drive E, Seattle  Noted Architect, Stuart Silk, designed this home to have a flare of appointments that would achieve a balance of traditional architecture with contemporary fixtures and conveniences, elegant for grand entertaining and yet fitting for day-to-day living. Situated on 2.5 lots, totaling 19,750 square feet, completed in 2010, this home has total privacy. Offered at $8,900,000.

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7513 55th Place NE, Seattle  A modern treehouse, embraced by greenery and sited to take full advantage of the magical magical lake & mountain views! Contemporary architecture meets a cozy, livable home, the perfect retreat from the busy city life ~ yet so close to everything. Offered at $1,395,000.

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1. 1952 Shenandoah Drive E, Seattle  |  Sold for $2,932,500  |  Represented the Buyer
2. 1651 Windermere Drive E, Seattle  |  Sold for $2,000,000  |  Represented the Seller

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"We have worked with Laura on three real estate transactions. Laura was our purchasing agent five years ago. When we started looking for a new home, there was no question that we wanted her on our side again. Over the past three months, she has worked with us on a challenging contingent purchase within Seattle's most competitive market. Laura navigated the extreme highs and lows of this stressful landscape with an ease, grace, cool and elegance that is unique to her. She is passionate about her work and is a true advocate for her clients. We exchanged ideas at nearly every hour during a day, on nearly every day of the week until we were able to simultaneously close on the sale of our old home and the purchase of our new property. On many occasions, she skillfully buffered, as only a seasoned agent would, our interactions with our counterparts. We are thrilled and thankful that we had Laura on our side."

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My “It Pick” for this month is the thrilling book, "Red Notice: A Story of High Finance, Murder and One Man's Fight for Justice." I recently finished listening to the audiobook and couldn't put it down! I highly recommend reading (or listening to) this if you are looking for a fascinating exposé that is part business, part political memoir. You will not be disappointed. 

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