Author Archives: Sotheby Access

RSIR Supports the 30th Annual “Spring for Schools” Luncheon in Bellevue

On Friday, April 27th, I joined a collective of Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty (RSIR) brokers and members of the firm’s executive team to support the Bellevue School District at the Bellevue Schools Foundation’s 30th annual Spring for Schools Luncheon. Held at the Hyatt Regency in Bellevue, we were thrilled to raise $825,000...

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The 2017/2018 Market Report

Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty’s acclaimed Research Editor and Data Analyst, William Hillis, has assembled a year-over-year review of eight key counties and 29 regional markets around the Puget Sound. In addition to in-depth market analysis, the report includes the “Condominium Conundrum,” Seattle’s stellar performance on the S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller Home...

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The 2018 Report on the Nation’s “Best Jobs” is Dominated by the Technology & Construction Industries

Indeed.com recently released their 2018 report on “The Best Jobs in the United States” and in a set of results unsurprising to Seattleites who have become accustomed to the influence of two particular industries in recent years, the technology and construction industries dominated the list. Though Indeed recognizes that there...

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Eddie Chang & King 5 News on Impact of Vancouver’s New Foreign Buyer Tax

Following the announcement that British Columbia is increasing their foreign buyer tax on home purchases from the current rate of 15-percent up to 20-percent, King 5 News reported that the move “may create more demand from wealthy Chinese investors and homebuyers who are looking to purchase property in Washington state.”...

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The Asia Services Group Meets to Discuss International Broker Best Practices

As international buying surges in the Pacific Northwest, it is key to understand best practices for working with global clients. The rise of the Seattle housing market has continued over the past few years, as buyers turn to the region for it’s wonderful environment, top-rated schools, eclectic cultural offerings, and...

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6 Tips for New Homeowners

Signing the final paperwork and receiving the keys to your new home marks an exciting transition from the end of the transaction process into homeownership, and can often be accompanied by a sense of uncertainty at what to do next. As a recent article published by Seattle Times outlines, “the...

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