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Luxury Real Estate, Sotheby's International Realty

Architectural Spotlight | Craftsman Homes

Originally a rally against prominent Victorian-era design, the Craftsman style home was first popularized in the late 1800’s. Up until World War I, when the Craftsman movement slowed, Gustav Stickley was at the forefront of the style creating hand-crafted artistic bungalows for the working class. After World War II, world-renowned designer Frank Lloyd Wright evolved Stickley’s original designs into the popular ranch-style homes that dot nearly every neighborhood across the United States.

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Asia Desk, Events, Luxury Brokers, Luxury Real Estate

Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty Attends the AREAA 2017 Emerging Gateways Luxury Summit

On Thursday, September 14th, a collective of the Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty (RSIR) Executive Team and brokers joined AREAA of Greater Seattle for the 2017 Emerging Gateways Luxury Summit. The event featured celebrity keynote speaker Josh Altman, a $3 billion realtor and star of Bravo TV’s Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles, along with a panel of experts who discussed local and global luxury market trends. Following the panel and guest speakers, guests mingled at a cocktail reception and mixer to share insights while taking in the gorgeous views at the Hyatt Regency Lake Washington.

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Luxury Real Estate, Sotheby's International Realty

The Molokai Ranch | Over 55,000 Acres of Historic Hawaiian Paradise

Also known as the “Friendly Isle,” Molokai is known for having a slow pace, rural style, and rich Hawaiian culture. As recently covered in The Wall Street JournalMolokai was formed by three separate volcanoes, as evidenced by the island’s environmental diversity compressed within its small land area. Lands that eventually became part of Molokai Ranch were assigned as part of the Great Mahele, Hawaii’s land division of 1848.

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Extraordinary Living, Featured Property, Realogics Sotheby's International Realty

Northwest Golf Puts Puget Sound Homebuyers “In the Zone”

Written by William Hillis, Research Editor with RSIR

Golf, the world’s foremost stick-and-ball game, will forever be associated with Scotland. Yet the Puget Sound offers a strong assortment of world-leading courses playable year-round in the region’s mild climate amidst scenic topography. A fjord system of valleys carved by glaciers, the bays and inlets of Puget Sound are not unlike the firths of Scotland. And more than any other popular sport, golf is a game in which—in every sense—the landscape comes into play.

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Extraordinary Living, Featured Property, Global Partnership, Sotheby's International Realty

A Collection of Parisian Properties That’ll Make You Swoon

According to recent reports, French cities such as Paris, Provence and Cote d’Azur are seeing an increasing number of international homebuyers, from small in-city apartments to sprawling country estates. As Property Wire writes, these areas have seen four times the number of inquiries compared to a few years ago, and factors for this influx include “softer prices, a strong US dollar, improved economic activity and record low interest rates.” To explore the Parisian appeal, Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty turned to our French affiliate, Paris Ouest Sotheby’s International Realty for a look at swoon-worthy properties.

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Immigration, News Article, Real Estate

New Report Indicates Half of China’s Rich Plan to Move Overseas

According to the newly released Hurun Report and a CNBC news article that followed, “half of Chinese millionaires are considering moving overseas, and the U.S. remains their favorite destination.” Top considerations among potential buyers include education and living environment, and of the top destination cities in the U.S., Seattle was second only to Los Angeles, a sign that the Emerald City has arrived as a global gateway city. The flurry of foreign investment is largely the result over growing concerns regarding the devaluation of the yuan, cited as a concern of 84% of Chinese millionaires.

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