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Asia Desk, News Article

China Daily Covers Travel & the Lunar New Year

Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty offers insight into influx of visitors to Seattle during Golden Week celebration

As a recent article published by China Daily confirms, Lunar New Year has become a popular time for Chinese mainlanders to take advantage of their extended holiday and visit the United States for both recreation and house hunting. Citing a recent Juwai survey outlining travel patterns, the article says that 92-percent of respondents indicated they planned to travel in 2018, with the United States ranking first on the list of destinations. What’s more, is nearly half of those surveyed said they may view properties while on holiday for Lunar New Year during Golden Week.

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Broker, News Article

Tobias Lumpkin Lends Insight to Wall Street Journal Feature on Homes Selling $500K Above List Price

A recent edition of the Wall Street Journal covered a growing prevalence for homes in hot markets to sell for $500,000 or more above the list price, leveraging Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty broker Tobias Lumpkin for insight on the Seattle market. As outlined in the article, the housing market continues to experience gains around the nation, and fierce competition led to nearly a quarter of the homes sold in the U.S. in 2017 closing above their original asking price. Though most homes average $7,000 above list, some hot markets are seeing escalations of a half a million dollars or more.

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Featured Property

Curbed Seattle Invites Readers into the Muraled Master Suite of a Unique Wedgwood Home

In a recent feature on Curbed Seattle, Sarah Anne Lloyd invites readers to explore the “muraled master suite” of a charming abode in Wedgwood, currently listed by Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty broker John Madrid. As Lloyd writes, the home, which is situated just blocks from Matthews Beach, “is cute enough on the surface, with bright shutters and a collection of gables and dormers. The inside, of course, matches, full of wainscoting and hardwoods.” Yet the “crown jewel” of the home, she says, is the master suite, which offers wood paneled walls, built-ins, exposed beams, a fireplace, and a set of unforgettable murals.

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Broker, News Article

RSIR Broker Austin Schneider Takes Seattle Refined on a Tour of Homes for $500K

In a recent editorial feature, Seattle Refined decided to take a look at what $500K can get homebuyers if they’re looking in two popular Puget Sound cities: Seattle and Tacoma. As in-city prices continue to grow, many buyers are looking at more affordable options outside of the city limits, so they asked Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty (RSIR) broker Austin Schneider to “work his magic” and help them find homes to tour in both areas. Schneider put together a list of six properties in the $500K range and shared his market insights as they stepped into the residences.

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Featured Property, Realogics Sotheby's International Realty

Curbed Seattle Steps Back in Time and Into an Historic John Wallingford Home, Listed by RSIR Broker Eleanor Heyrich

In a recent Curbed Seattle feature, Sarah Anne Lloyd stepped back in time and into an historic home once owned by John Wallingford and currently listed with Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty (RSIR) broker Eleanor Heyrich. As the article describes, the Wallingford neighborhood is “home to many adorable, century-old craftsmans,” and this one stands out for its historic heritage. Built in 1907, Lloyd gushes over period details, from “a dormer and diamond-shaped window” to a “covered porch . . . bounded by square columns.”

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Featured Property, Luxury Real Estate, Sotheby's International Realty

Mansion Global Highlights The Iconic Medina Waterfront Estate, A 50-Year Legacy Property Represented by RSIR Broker Becky Gray

In a recent Mansion Global feature, Liz Lucking shines the spotlight on The Iconic Medina Waterfront Estate, a legacy property that is offered for sale for the first time in fifty years. As Lucking writes, the home quickly “skyrocketed to the top of the area’s real estate market” given its ample lot with 150 feet of coveted Lake Washington waterfront and Mount Rainier views.

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Extraordinary Living, Featured Property, PR

Big Valley Ranch, Listed by Jay Kipp & Peter Phillips, is Featured on Patti Payne’s “Cool Pads”

Earlier this month, Puget Sound Business Journal’s Patti Payne featured Big Valley Ranch, listed by Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty brokers Jay Kipp and Peter Phillips in an edition of “Cool Pads,” which describes the 177-acre riverfront estate and outlines the storied history of its owners, “the late Seattle businessman and philanthropist Harold Heath and his widow Tina Heath.”

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Extraordinary Living, Featured Property, News Article

The Washington Post Explores the Magic of Living Near a National Park

A recent print and digital edition of The Washington Post asks, “have you ever wondered what it would be like to wake up to such a breathtaking landscape every day?” To answer the question, Kathy Orton of The Post looks at 12 homes for sale near national parks around the U.S. and turns to Leslie Bergman, owner of Spring Lakes Farm, whose residence is currently listed with Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty broker Sue Eller.

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Featured Property, News Article

Local Media Takes Notice as RSIR & KMD Architects Announce the Forthcoming KODA Condominium Project

The local media put the spotlight on the proposed KODA Condominium project this week, as the announcement of the mid-rise tower was met with attention by the Puget Sound Business Journal and Curbed Seattle. The current mid-rise design, which is still pending entitlements by The City of Seattle, shows 18 stories with over 200 condominiums in the Japantown neighborhood, with a targeted groundbreaking in early 2018 and occupancy by 2020.

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Broker, Featured Property, Realogics Sotheby's International Realty

Puget Sound Business Journal’s Patti Payne Describes “A rock star’s private waterfront estate” at Friday Harbor

In advance of the Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty (RSIR) Rendezvous event at Friday Harbor Estate in early July, Patti Payne of Puget Sound Business Journal highlighted the home, owned by famed rocker Steve Miller, in a feature discussing the Island’s market, the vast media coverage of the unique property and the event itself. Payne says, “it’s a big real estate sales time in the San Juan Islands, from the high-end properties to those more affordable” as homebuyers begin to discover the relative affordability within the best kept secret in the Northwest.

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