2017 has come to a close and as we transition into the new year, it’s time to think about how the real estate industry will look over the next twelve months. In looking at the future, Inman released its annual “Special Report: 2018 real estate industry outlook”. Overall, predictions reveal a sunny forecast for real estate, from optimistic views of the economy and housing market to low interest rates and increasing interest in homeownership. The Industry Outlook study was completed by 653 participants including economics, developers, agents and owners.
We are just days from the start of 2018, which means many of us are thinking about the things to come, from real estate market predictions and economic outlook to trends in architecture and interior design. In the spirit of the season, House Beautiful tapped top designers for their prediction on “what décor trends are going to be huge next year to help you stay ahead of the game.” Below I’ve outlined a few of my favorites:
A recent Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty (RSIR) article proclaims that in November 2017, the median home price for resale condominiums in Seattle had increased 37.3-percent year-over-year, with just 7 resale homes currently listed on Northwest Multiple Listing Service (NWMLS) priced below $700,000.
The Seattle index slipping by 0.28 percent monthly in September. That is not a steep slide, but to put it into context, the Seattle index has been positive for 31 consecutive months. Furthermore, Seattle home prices continue to lead the nation on a year-over-year basis, now for 13 months straight.
I am proud to present a look at the housing market trends for the third quarter of 2017, from the shores of Bainbridge Island’s waterfront homes and in-city living opportunities to the Eastside’s most distinguished residences.
Amazon’s recent announcement of a search for a second location for North American headquarters had many market and industry analysts reeling. Would it mean that the growth of our Silicon Forest was effectively over? A few weeks and a few moves by Amazon later, however, and it’s clear that the tech giant has no plans to stop its Emerald City dominance.
The Italian fashion house, Gucci, has officially released their newest line. The Gucci Décor collection brings fashion from the runway to your home. Your favorite prints and patterns from the luxury brand have expanded to include wallpapers, chairs, pillows and more. This new line brings an “accent of Gucci’s contemporary romanticism into the home.”
Seattle’s architectural style is “not so much a uniform look as it is a school of thought, or a consistent design style", instead it "finds ways to express itself no matter what style wields the most influence at the time”. Through the substantial growth in the city, there are two fundamental elements that remain consistent in the city’s architecture, wood and steel
The ever-popular kitchen retail company Williams Sonoma opened the doors to their latest store this summer. The new location expands on their well-known and loved brand to include home furnishing pieces. Luckily for Washington residents, this exciting new expansion is located in Seattle at the University Village shopping center.
The June 9th print edition of the Puget Sound Business Journal revealed the list of Largest Residential Real Estate Firms in Washington, ranking Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty sixth overall, an apropos position given that it is the firm’s sixth consecutive year on the list.
On the evening of June 7th, we welcomed Carol Elkins, Senior Vice President of Sotheby’s Jewelry, to Park House for a glittering presentation on magnificent jewels covering bidding at auction, global jewelry trends, and current market values. It was an amazing night for cocktails, friends, fun, and diamonds of course!
With Seattle continuing to develop at a rapid rate, it comes as no surprise that downtown neighborhood Denny Triangle is slated to add nearly 10,000 new homes — more than doubling its current housing supply.
Seattleites are flocking to downtown’s newest development, NEXUS Condominiums. Located at 1200 Howell Street, the towering skyscraper sold 75 percent of its 382 units during its debut event — raking in over $200 million in sales.
I’m very pleased to announce the opening of Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty’s “The Park House”. Located in the heart of Madison Park, this stunning new boutique showroom is designed to be more than a full service real estate firm and was imagined as a space where the community can come together for featured lifestyle events including fashion, wine, art, market trends and much more.
Among the most unique and exclusive marketing platforms offered at Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty is our real estate portals on Puget Sound Business Journal and Geekwire. Our listings are hosted on these leading websites and distributed via daily newsletters as featured homes that reach more than 60,000 subscribers in the business and tech community throughout Western Washington and beyond.
I am excited to share that I am featured in this month's Seattle Magazine as a part of an insert put together by Realogics Sotheby's International Realty. Whether it's in Seattle, the Eastside or on Bainbridge Island, residents and visitors alike enjoy unique culture, boutique shops and local eateries.
The Park House welcomes the following brokers as Founding Members: Carrie DeBuys, Laura Halliday and Hoady Spencer. Together these three are resident experts who live and specialize within their immediate communities and beyond.
I was honored to speak on the Agent Success Panel, led by Stacy Jones, Owner and Vice President of RSIR, with a collection of other top agents. We discussed our strategies for building a successful business, from following-through and providing a “one-stop-shop” to communication and implementing RSIR’s unique marketing materials.