Luxury Lookout: The Hainsworth Mansion

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2657 37th Ave SW 

Belvidere Area

$1,995,000 | 4 Bed | 5 Bath | 7,380 SQFT

The Hainsworth Mansion is a Seattle Landmark property and since it has its own name, you know it’s going to be good. This mansion would be cool even without them, but tack on views of Elliot Bay, the Cascade Mountains, and our beloved Seattle Skyline, “cool” is basically an insult. It also happens to be the perfect place for intimate gatherings and lavish parties. Epic.

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Spend an Evening in Whoville

Dr Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas is at the Paramount Theater this week! This Broadway Musical version will only be playing ten times and tonight is the first performance. Make sure you and your families pencil it in on your calendars because there’s nothing better than getting a little Seussy during the holidays!

Performance times:

  • Tuesday, December 2 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, December 3 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, December 4 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Friday, December 5 at 8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, December 6 at 11:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, December 7 1:00 p.m. (an ASL / AVIA Interpreted performance) and 6:30 p.m. (an Open Caption performance)

Tickets start at $25 and are available online, by calling 877-STG-4TIX (784-4849) or in person at the box office.

Matterport the Game Changer

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3D photography is quickly becoming the “next big thing” in the real estate world because why would anyone want to see in 2D when they can see in 3DMatterport, a West Coast company, is someone we haven’t stopped hearing about and their Model is quite simple. The Matterport Pro 3D Camera is placed in multiple positions throughout a space and then rotates itself to gather data in 360 degrees. An iPad is used as a remote control and stores the data, which you can upload after the Model is processed and share it online.

Not only can you virtually walk through a listing, you can do it sitting in the comfort of your own home in nothing but your knickers. If you’re a real estate agent, we definitely recommend snagging one of these before they’re the status quo.

See for yourself at matterport.com!

 

Watch List: Shiro Kashiba’s Triumphant Return

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Everyone stop what you’re doing and take a moment to appreciate the fact that Shiro Kashiba has turned his back to retirement and is headed towards Pike Place Market for a new sushi restaurant! Recently the Pike Place Market Historical Commission unanimously approved plans for his restaurant located at 86 Pine. The sushi restaurant is set to open by summer 2015 if all goes to plan (which we sincerely hope does).

You might be wondering, what’s better than Shiro’s sushi? Nothing, that’s what.

Seatown Ranked 8th in U.S. Real Estate Market

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According to the report by Urban Land Institute and PwC, Seattle is still ranked as one of the top real estate markets in the country. Coming in at number eight for real estate, fourth for investment, and third for development, our city is definitely on the move-to list. Our population has grown almost 7% over the last few years, which makes Seattle the fastest growing city in the nation.

What’s so attractive about this city? The report called Emerging Trends in Real Estate 2015, says Seattle is attracting investors because technology companies are growing and Millennials want to live here.

Seattle ranked third on the West Coast, only behind San Francisco and LA. Heads up Cali, we’re coming for you.

Read more here.

Premier Breakfast

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More than 95 Windermere Real Estate agents came together last week for our monthly Premier Breakfast at Broadmoor Country Club in Seattle to discuss luxury real estate and the difference a strong brand makes for our clients.

Our favorite quote from the event: “The name of a property is its personality.”

Check out the beautiful new November 2014 Premier Look Book!

Gardner Report: Third Quarter 2014

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Third Quarter Takeaway: Our region’s economy continues to expand but the rate of growth is tapering. This is not surprising, and as long as we can continue to say that our region is growing at a faster rate than the country as a whole, we are in pretty good shape! Want to know the dirty details? Click on the pic.

Martin Selig Domination

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Martin Selig Real Estate is on such a roll we can hardly keep up. In the midst of all the upcoming projects, another one has emerged. The five-story, 204K sq. ft. office building with 210 below grade parking stalls is set to reside at 1448 NW Market St., in our beloved Ballard. It goes in front of the design review board on Friday, December 19. See what else this Seattle Superman is up to here.

Luxury Lookout: Penthouse Edition

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1107 1st Ave 2001

Downtown

$2,365,000 | 2 Bed | 2.5 Bath | Condo/Townhouse

This place is a fairytale home for any true Seattleite (or really anyone with eyeballs). With walls of glass, the 220-degree panoramas at The Penthouse at Watermark Tower are unparalleled. Wake up every morning with views of Mt Rainier, Elliott Bay, Olympics, city lights & beyond.

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Celebrating 25 Years of the Windermere Foundation

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This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Windermere Foundation. What started in 1989 as a grassroots foundation serving families in need in the Seattle area, has grown to encompass ten states and has raised over $26 million for programs and organizations that provide shelter, clothing, children’s programs, emergency assistance, and other services to those who need our help the most.

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Learn more at Windermere.com!