Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty brokers Mary Norris, Lisa Woolverton, and Chris Doucet recently travelled to Vancouver, B.C. to meet with their counterparts in the SIR Canada offices as well as other influential agents and individuals working in the real estate field.
The primary focus of the trip was to present The Highlands, a private gated community of opulent mansions on expansive lots, connected by winding roads through private woodlands, where RSIR represents a number of listings.
To learn more about The Highlands, please visit: The Highlands In Seattle
“The Seattle real estate market prices are on the rise, comparatively they are only half to a third of the prices within Vancouver market” says Chris Doucet.
Vancouver has also recently seen a rise in taxes and laws, in 2016 the BC government imposed a 15-percent foreign buyer tax on non-resident property purchases within the City of Vancouver and by 2017 the city will impose tax and penalties for owners of vacant houses.
These policies are also a driving factor for the recent increase of foreign investors searching for property within the Seattle market; “These Seattle homes are an incredible investment in terms of value and the tremendous growth rate anticipated over the next few years, alongside the new Cash-Shiller report that Seattle is #1 in the US market for appreciation, makes the Seattle real estate market ideal for savvy investors” says Doucet.
A key asset to assist foreign investors in the Seattle area is the RSIR Asia Services Group, which also has counterparts in both the Vancouver and Toronto Sotheby’s International Realty offices. The RSIR Asia Services Group is a twelve person team of independent brokers that are fluent in foreign languages, customs and the logistics necessary for working with international home buyers.
To contact the RSIR Asia Services Group, please visit: RSIR | Asia Services Group
To learn more about the influx of foreign investment in Seattle, please visit: RSIR | “Gold Rush” of Chinese Buyers Enter Seattle Real Estate Market
To learn more about Seattle having the hottest housing market in the US, please visit: RSIR | Seattle Tops Nation With the Hottest Housing Market