In honor of our this week’s featured #RSIRinspire broker, Christine Kipp, we’re revisiting last spring, when parents and proud supporters of the Issaquah Schools Foundation gathered together to help secure and advance the future of the city’s children. The 19th annual Nourish Every Mind luncheon served three key purposes: to honor donors who have continued to back the organization over the years, to fund raise, and to showcase the endless opportunities these donations have and continue to create.
Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty to Relaunch UrbanCondominiums.com; Plans New Developments Gallery in Downtown Seattle
What a difference a decade makes. For the first time in ten years, Realogics Group of Companies and its brokers are again representing ten new multi-family for-sale condominium and townhome developments in downtown Seattle and surrounding neighborhoods. Although the project marketing specialists admit the current condo cycle is just a fraction of the last one. Still, the newly announced inventory has spurred the redeployment of a once popular website at UrbanCondominiums.com and a planned opening of a New Developments Preview Center in Belltown. The firm seeks to help prospective homebuyers compare the “new but few” for-sale opportunities in what’s otherwise considered to be anemic condo supply in the city. The reality is despite the rising demand to own, developers (and their construction lenders) have overwhelmingly preferred to build apartments for rent in recent years. In fact, of the 27,000 new housing units being developed in downtown Seattle this decade more than 94-percent of this supply will deliver for lease and not for purchase.
The city of Bellevue held the global spotlight recently, as a Mansion Global feature heralded the area as a “haven for outdoor enthusiasts, [and] tech employees” with its “waterfront access, leafy neighborhoods and cosmopolitan restaurants and boutiques,” and ever-growing tech sector jobs. Bellevue has certainly seen its fair share of growth in recent years, as it is now home to approximately 150,000 people and 1,300 businesses with 45,000 employees who revel in Pacific Northwest recreational opportunities that complement its urban edge.
The Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty executive team tapped some of the firm’s top brokers for a series of agent panels and talks to cover relationships and referrals, productivity, best practices, negotiation, new development, and more.
Hearkening back to the birth of our country, rural properties evoke an idyllic spirit of place, whether for their recreational lifestyle offerings or potential for farm and ranch production. Tied to the history of the Pacific Northwest, many homeowners are reveling in the opportunity to take part in our region’s storied history while experiencing an up-close and personal connection to nature through outdoor adventures. From ample Farm and Ranch listings to recreation spanning from cross-country skiing to hiking and fishing, step into a collection of Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty listings that elevate the rural lifestyle to new heights.
In partnership with Esri, Puget Sound Business Journal ranked the wealthiest zip codes in Washington state, and found that Sammamish is now third, behind only Medina and Mercer Island at first and second, respectively. The report, which evaluated factors such as average net worth, median home prices and income, reveals that “the average net worth for Sammamish residents in 98074 increased by $60,000, reaching $1.67 million in 2016 from $1.61 million the year before.”
The autumnal season is in full swing, from the chill in the air and the vibrant changing leaves to our crisp Washington apples and the warmth of a pumpkin spice latte. In celebration of the season dedicated to the harvest, Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty has curated a collection of homes you will surely “fall” for.
Thousands of affiliates from the Sotheby’s International Realty network ascended upon Las Vegas September 25th to 27th for the brand’s Global Networking Event, which brings brokers, owners, managers and sales associates together for exclusive networking and learning opportunities with keynote speeches, breakout panels and cocktail receptions. The event, which was held at the Wynn Las Vegas, was attended by a staggering 2,400 members of the Sotheby’s International Realty network, with more than 155 of the brand’s companies represented from 34 countries and territories worldwide.
In the latest edition of Gateway Magazine, Golden Gate Sotheby’s International Realty turned to Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty broker Jay Kipp to lend his insight on Seattle’s “Silicon Forest,” and how it stacks up to the San Francisco market. The article outlines the impact of techies and savvy homebuyers, the city’s unprecedented growth, and Kipp names his favorite Seattle spots, from where to dine and shop, to Washington’s delectable wines and best getaways.