Following the launch of an exclusive Luxury & Lifestyle Division this past spring, Sotheby’s New York will be hosting an inaugural week of sales and events to launch Life of Luxury from 30 November to 7 December. During this time, Sotheby’s will offer the very best in a variety of lifestyle categories, from Jewels, Watches and Fashion to Wine and Automobiles.
Hopper talks real estate and more with Brian Evans of Madrona Financial and Host Jeff Shade on 570 KVI News Radio
Over the weekend, Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty (RSIR) broker Brian Hopper was invited to join Brian Evans, CEO of Madrona Financial and leading finance guru on his radio show, Growing Your Wealth. Hopper shares his insights in the guest blog below, outlining their discussion of downsizing trends, aging at home, the Seattle market, and steps to take to ensure top dollar for sellers.
Home of the Day is a feature presented by the Puget Sound Business Journal and Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty. This is your invitation to view some of Puget Sound’s most luxurious properties. Come inside and take a look around. Read more below on the “Home of the Week” winner, listed by Citrone Partners!
A Routine Buyer’s Inspection Turns into a Full Blown Party
Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty (RSIR) broker Brian Hopper says it was a summer evening in July when he got a call from the buyer’s agent at 7pm letting him know that the inspection on the listing he was representing was complete and that it went well. It’s what they said after giving the results that surprised Hopper: they were still at the home. “He must have heard the hesitation in my voice when I asked, ‘you’re still there? Is everything OK?’” said Hopper, because the inspection had started at 1pm. “Oh yes, everything is fine,” said the buyer’s agent. “In fact, the buyers really hit it off with the owners, and they are currently sitting on the back deck having a glass of wine together!”
Dozens of Prospective Buyers Formed a Line Prior to Opening of NEXUS Sales Center; Some Camped Out Overnight
Representatives of Burrard Group and Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty (RSIR) confirmed today that they have sold all 28 City Suites released at NEXUS Condominiums during the Encore Sales Event held on November 18th. Prospective buyers began forming a line at the NEXUS Sales Center at 4:30pm on Friday, November 18th – more than 18 hours prior to the doors opening at 11am the next morning. Initially, Burrard Group said it would offer 16 newly released homes located on floors 28 through 35, however prospective buyers that were patiently waiting in line learned of a special surprise release – an additional 12 City Suites on floors 3 through 6 were also made available. Overall, the 28 homes ranged in price from $340,950 to $667,950 and comprised of a mix of studios and urban one-bedroom floor plans varied from 354 sq. ft. to 498 sq. ft. The new offering was a result of disassembling a larger floor on the higher floors and making available studio units located in the above grade parking structure of the building, which will be accessed across the drive isle. Optional parking was sold for $75,000.
Welcome to lovable Magnolia. Charm abounds in this mid-century home with hardwood floors, 2 wood burning fireplaces, lots of natural light and deck off the living area. On a quiet street, the home features a newer roof, energy efficient windows, and updated kitchen and baths. Walk to Discovery Park and Met Market.
You’ll find room for everyone in this new luxury JayMarc Home! The Calabria offers 10 foot ceilings on the main level, and walls of windows that provide a light and bright home. The Chef’s kitchen is complete with a huge island, Wolf and Sub-Zero appliances, and Quartz and designer tile. Thoughtful touches include expansive moldings and custom built-ins, a temperature controlled wine vault, mud room, open great room concept with a huge outdoor living space and an outdoor fireplace. Daylight basement with a bedroom, bath and bonus room. Great yard too! JayMarc is the Houzz winner of Best Customer Service for 2016 and 2017.
Come home to Trilogy at Redmond Ridge, where refined living and thoughtful finishes meet an iconic Pacific Northwest lifestyle opportunity for those 55 and better. This spacious residence offers three bedrooms and three and a half baths, situated across 3,560 square feet of living space. The kitchen is ready for culinary exploration, as warm tones and quartz countertops are complemented by a spacious island with a perfect flow into a living room that lives as much for day to day life as it does for a holiday entertaining. Invite friends over to watch the big game or cozy up by the fireplace on a chilly autumn afternoon. A formal living room area offers views of lush greenery and seamlessly transitions to a formal dining space accented by two glimmering chandeliers. Step out onto a private deck to take in mature landscaping and the serenity of the greenbelt. The main level is rounded out by two spacious master bedrooms complete with sitting areas and ensuite baths.
In his latest VLOG series, Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty (RSIR) broker Austin Schneider sat down with Jonas Means of Cutler Investment to discuss baby boomers, a hot topic, especially in Seattle, where the lack of inventory is daunting and is essentially locked up. So, what affect do baby boomers have on the housing market? Can they free up inventory? Where do they go? Schneider talks about one of the largest generations in the U.S. in the video above, and shares his key insights and takeaways below.