MEDIAN PRICE OF DOWNTOWN SEATTLE RESALE CONDOMINIUMS ROSE 19-PERCENT IN 2017

The lack of new construction closings in 2017 combined with increasing demand for home ownership drove the median home price of downtown Seattle condominiums to $625,000, an increase of $100,000 or 19-percent for the year. That’s significantly higher than the broader perspective offered by S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Index, which reported the tri-county metro area spiked by

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BELLEVUE SPOTLIGHT: SEATTLE’S “SISTER CITY” TAKES THE GLOBAL STAGE

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

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ZILLOW’S 2017 “HOUSE OF THE YEAR” IS A TREEHOUSE

Following a fun year of home features, Zillow crowned the 2017 “House of the Year” and it’s a one-of-a-kind treehouse on Bainbridge Island that was sold by Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty (RSIR) broker Leah Applewhite over the summer. A Real Simple re-cap describes the home as “part treehouse, part ship” that perfectly “combines two fantasy homes into one.” One look at the property

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SEATTLE HOME PRICES STILL LEADING YEAR-OVER-YEAR, BUT INCH DOWNWARD FOR A SECOND MONTH IN A ROW

S&P/Case-Shiller’s Home Price Index for October 2017 showed the Seattle Metropolitan Area as remaining 12.7 percent higher than twelve months ago, and continuing to lead all Pacific Coast gateway cities as well as cities across the nation. However, this was the second straight month in which the Seattle index declined on a monthly basis, although by

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THE TAX BILL IS SIGNED INTO LAW, WITH ALL ITS PROS AND CONS. WE WANT TO HIGHLIGHT THE IMPACTS ON HOMEOWNERSHIP – HERE THEY ARE:

1. Starting 2018, the interest paid on loans for vacation homes is no longer deductible. POTENTIAL ACTION – consult your tax advisor or CPA and talk to us about restructuring your mortgage debt to investment properties first, then primary residence and last on vacation homes. IMMEDIATE ACTION – consult your tax advisor or CPA as you

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MOMENTUM 2017: AGENT PANELS

The Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty (RSIR) 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. Relationships & Referrals Moderated by Stacia Smith The first panel of the day was all about “Relationships & Referrals” in a discussion

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MOMENTUM 2017: BY GLOBAL DEMAND

Driven by a commitment to leveraging the trusted heritage and global reach of the Sotheby’s International Realty® brand, Momentum 2017 invited speakers from around the network to share their insights on emerging luxury and setting the standard. The morning began with a special presentation by Tony Dolceamore, Global Vice President of Affiliate Services, North America, Sotheby’s

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PUBLISHED ON INMAN; BRIAN’S 10 REAL ESTATE PREDICTIONS FOR 2018 (ALL AGENTS SHOULD CARE ABOUT)

Brian recently had an article published on Inman News (the leading inside news source for real estate agents).  Read the article here, or below! With this year coming to a close, there were many moments of major advancements in technology through out the year that are finding their way into our real estate world.Things such as

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MOMENTUM 2017: FEATURED SPEAKERS

Momentum 2017 featured some amazing guest speakers, from tech gurus and category-busting industry experts, to Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty (RSIR) updates in marketing, media partnerships and artful storytelling. GeekWire   |   Tech Talk GeekWire co-founder Jonathan Sposato inspired the crowd with a tech talk that covered industry trends and forecasts, his commitment to a growth mindset, and standing for

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BRIAN SPEAKS AT SOTHEBY’S INTERNATIONAL REALTY MOMENTUM EVENT

On Wednesday, December 6th, Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty (RSIR) nation came together for Momentum, our 2017 Real Estate Conference. The event brought Team RSIR together with our brand, local community leaders and key vendors to continue to innovate our brand to the next level of extraordinary. The executive team shared exciting updates regarding our vision, growth and

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