It Pick: Summer 2019

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The charm of the original 1904 home combines with killer 180-degree sweeping lake, city and mountain views to create this stunning estate with lock-and-leave luxury.

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This handsome contemporary townhome offers beautifully appointed interiors and finishes throughout an open-concept floor plan. Enjoy vibrant living with nearby shopping and dining.

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This stunning home serves as a tribute to good taste and classical design that never goes out of style! The flawlessly executed interior is a marriage of exquisite form and function.

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Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty is pleased to present the Puget Sound Area's greatest events for a month of family fun and activities for every taste. 

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Executives of Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty (RSIR) have appointed Tadashi Shiga as Executive Director to establish a new land division for the fast-growing real estate brokerage to cultivate new, for-sale developments by identifying land and list-back opportunities for a bounty of new and existing developer clients.

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Engagement and wedding rings often tell enchanting stories from the past. Whether they're family heirlooms or new contemporary gems, these celebrity rings truly shine.

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Frenchy's Day Spa has been a Madison Park staple for over 20 years. New owners Angela Rosen, Jennifer Hyde and Annie Gleason, who also own Penelope and the Beauty Bar, completed a full redesign making the boutique better than ever! City dwellers and Eastsiders alike continue to flock to what is arguably the best nail salon the city has to offer.

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Sotheby's Wine offers a look at Pappy Van Winkle—one ot the most coveted bourbons available today. Travelling business man Julian "Pappy" Van Winkle debuted his whiskey business in 1893 and the family has long since been dedicated to making fine spirits.

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I'm thrilled to share some of the first new offerings in Tumble Creek in over a decade!

This boutique community is nestled in beloved Suncadia, offering the best amenities available at the resort within a gated neighborhood.

Join me on August 15th at the Park House from 2PM to 6PM for an afternoon of nibbles and bubbles with the onsite sales team. A formal invitation is forthcoming! 

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Market Trends: Second Quarter of 2019

Market Trends: Second Quarter of 2019

Statistics from the second quarter of 2019 are in and Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty has analyzed the data with a look at the housing market trends for the second quarter of 2019, from the shores of Bainbridge Island’s waterfront homes and in-city living opportunities to the Eastside’s most distinguished residences.

It Pick: June 2019

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Starting January 1st, 2020, Real Estate Excise Tax (REET) will replace the current 1.28 percent sales tax applied to all WA transactions with a variable rate based on a property's value. In response, Realogics Sotheby's International Realty (RSIR) has launched WashingtonREET.com, a calculator to help home sellers navigate this new tax structure by displaying estimations of 2019 and 2020 taxes. For anyone considering selling their home, I am happy to talk with you about how REET will affect the process. 

 

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Prominently sited on sought-after Capitol Hill, with a walkscore of 98, this historical treasure combines a pedigreed history and classical details with a home that exudes comfort.

 

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The timeless, easy-living floorplan of this classic Roland Terry designed home will never go out of style. Enjoy one-level living complemented by thoughtfully appointed spaces.

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This dramatic waterfront home combines a modern aesthetic with a thoughtful use of materials and design including steel beams, reclaimed barn-wood, artistic light features and 10 foot ceilings.

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Contemporary living in West Seattle comes to life in this beautifully appointed townhome. Enjoy an open-concept floorplan, two decks, a large master suite and plenty of storage.

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A second consecutive monthly unadjusted increase for residential home prices was not enough to reverse the recent steady decline in year-over-year growth for Seattle residential home selling prices. Meanwhile, price gains are slowing throughout the rest of the country.

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James Bond's only wedding ring sold for £52,500 in the Fine Jewels sale in London on June 5th. This distinctive item was created for the film's wedding scene and marked the only time 007 walked down the aisle.

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Enjoy a cocktail party unlike any other! This year SAM's Party in the Park is a joy ride around the Olympic Sculpture Park with 18 incredibly rare and internationally renowned automobiles from private collections. Rally for SAM with art, music, food and drinks.

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Just 80 miles from Seattle you can enjoy a culturally rich lifestyle with diverse offerings and amenities surrounded by classic PNW plantings. Tumble Creek at Suncadia is currently accepting prioirty reservations at $2,500 that allow you to select your dream homesite.

 

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"Laura's reputation as a top agent is well-deserved! She is just the best! She talked us through every step of selling our house. We were so impressed with her professionalism and up-to-the-minute market analysis. She is warm, open and honest and has our utmost respect and admiration. She was always available for our questions and was always on time for every appointment. Her team of re-stylers, photographers and her brochures were all A+++. We would recommend her without reservation!" — Jackie Mansfield

 

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Jackie Mansfield

"Laura's reputation as a top agent is well-deserved! She is just the best! She talked us through every step of selling our house. We were so impressed with her professionalism and up-to-the-minute market analysis. She is warm, open and honest and has our utmost respect and admiration. She was always available for our questions and was always on time for every appointment. Her team of re-stylers, photographers and her brochures were all A+++. We would recommend her without reservation!"

2018/2019 Market Report

2018/2019 Market Report

This year’s report includes a 2018 retrospective written by our acclaimed Research Editor and Data Analyst, William Hillis, which explores these changes, including increasing inventory, the fallout from Seattle’s adopted (then repealed) “head tax” and the outcome of Amazon’s HQ2, ongoing political banter at home and overseas; threats of interest rate increases, and more.

It Pick: May 2019

 

 
 
 
I cannot wait for this year's Home and Garden Tour in Madison Park! Pictured above are my clients Carlo and Lalie Scandiuzzi from last year's tour. Their home was truly swoonworthy! Join us on June 9th for more beautiful homes and gardens!
 
 
 
 
Shore Avenue...that coveted street on Useless Bay! Charming shingled traditional combines with an over-the-top garden to deliver killer curb appeal.

| OPEN HOUSE |
Saturday, May 25th & Sunday, May 26th from 1-4pm

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The timeless, easy living floor plan of this classic Roland Terry designed home will never go out of style.

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What an amazing experience to join my Sotheby’s colleagues from around the world at our Global Networking Event in Vancouver BC. Loved making incredible connections and new friends. One of the highlights was our guest speaker on the 2nd day of the event…Gwyneth Paltrow. She was fascinating, charming and inspirational! #luckyme!

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Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty presents a look at the housing market trends for the first quarter of 2019, 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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This handsome contemporary styled townhome offers beautifully appointed interiors, finishes and a 10 minute commute to downtown Seattle!

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Panoramic western views...seaplanes, fireworks, twinkling city lights and tangerine sunsets! 

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The Met Gala always features the most stunning pieces of fashion and jewelry. Click below for a great recap of this iconic event.

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While competition still remains high, buyers are feeling some relief with cooling prices and more inventory to choose from.

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My IT Pick for May is the new bookstore in Madison Park, Madison BKS! I am thrilled that we finally have this in our community again. My mother was the owner of Madison Park Books, which closed in 2005 (for those of you that did not live here then, it occupied the space where Key Bank is now). Not a day goes by that my mom does not think about her store…  On Mother’s Day this year, after breakfast at Bings, we walked over to check out the new bookstore and had a lovely conversation and tour with the manager. Let’s all support our local store so that it continues to serve our community!

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