HAWAII! Andrea Healey is an Associate Broker at Oceanfront SIR, serving Greater Kauai. Caring, meticulous, goal-oriented, and outgoing, Andrea has made the most of island life and developed strong relationships across the community.
This month, we had the pleasure to sit down with Barb Fox—Senior Account Manager at Rainier Title & Escrow. Barb has been providing exceptional service for more than 17 years in the title and escrow industry. As our go-to professional, Barb is a wealth of knowledge and it was incredibly valuable to sit down with her to get some must-know information about title insurance and escrow as part of the home buying process.
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SCOTTSDALE/PHOENIX! Brad Kimmelman is an Associate Broker at Russ Lyon SIR, serving the Phoenix Metro Area. Brimming with endless warmth and charm, Brad is a talented partner well-equipped to make good on your real estate goals.
They are some of Seattle’s most unique and recognizable homes, and there’s only 500 of them. Last month, team member Enrico Pozzo—an expert in all things floating homes—led a tour of Lake Union and the homes that top its waters. Skippered by Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty (RSIR) CEO Dean Jones, our team was joined by nearly 40 of our RSIR colleagues and a few guest brokers from our affiliates in New York and California.
Los Angeles! Ari Wintraub is a top-tier broker and referral partner serving the highly-competitive L.A. market. Based in Brentwood, he serves many of the most prestigious communities in the area such as Beverly Hills, B.H. Post Office, Santa Monica, Venice, and more.
Our client’s extraordinary floating home on Ward Cove is featured on a Curbed Seattle article titled “12 houseboats and floating homes for sale in Seattle right now.” Water views don’t get much better than this!
For many of us, our children have either already grown up and left home, or they will be leaving the nest soon. We are no longer interested in spending long hours keeping up our yards, and our homes are larger than what we need. If you are among those in this boat, the good news is it is a fantastic time to sell a home! The bad news is that buying a home can be challenging in the current Seattle-area housing market. If your goal is to stay in the area, there are a couple of good long-term and short-term strategies.
Many homeowners in the Seattle area are hesitant to sell their homes right now unless they can purchase their new home before selling their existing home. The Seattle housing market is the hottest real estate market in the country, with no signs of slowing down. January 2017 marked the 17th month in a row that Seattle has led the country in home price increases. Because of this, homeowners feel secure in owning a home and worry that they will not be able to find another home that they love in the hyper-competitive market. This has made low housing inventory a common theme in our area, driving up competition and prices for buyers. If you are worried about buying a new home in this market, you can explore creative methods, like a home equity line or other financing options that will allow you to purchase before you sell.
Another option is to get started on a two-year strategy. If in-city life appeals to you, purchasing a condo presale could be a good option. Developers prefer to sell future condominium homes prior to breaking ground on the project. For an empty nester that isn’t quite ready to move, there are a few excellent benefits for taking this route!
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Our client’s Westlake floating home closed at $1,150,000! It was a pleasure working with them and we wish the new owners the best of luck in their new space.
Our modern home in Seattle is currently pending!
Designed with attention to detail resulting in a minimalism both rich and complex. Efficient, sleek, and contemporary this luminous home has a brilliant floor plan from entry to living room, dining room, and kitchen. Simple modern lines merge with warm contemporary tones from the interior to the outdoors. 4 bedroom and 2.5 bathroom remodel plus addition. Urban living in the heart of Bryant. A park with basketball, tennis courts, and playground located next door. Close by amenities include PCC, Metropolitan Market, Burke-Gilman trial, and all that U-Village has to offer. The perfect property when simplicity is what you long for.