Category: Dean Jones (7)

VIP Guests, Brokers and Musicians “Playing Music in the Sun”; Tour Rock Legend’s Estate

On July 6th, scores of guests attended a first-of-its-kind rendezvous at the home of Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Steve Miller, of the Steve Miller Band. Mary Norris, a Senior Global Real Estate Advisor with Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty (RSIR) hatched the plan to showcase this unique compound on its namesake in Friday Harbor on San Juan Island, which invited local and Seattle-area brokers as well as VIP guests.

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The popular West Coast cities of San Francisco, Los Angeles and Vancouver have long been the most direct routes to New World prosperity for Asian immigrants and their families. Now that generations of Chinese buyers have transitioned to life in North America, their experience and trend spotting is bringing to bear more practical considerations of economic fundamentals, financial and educational opportunities, and overall quality of life. So it’s no surprise that relative affordability, propensity for capital appreciation and even a recently imposed 15-percent foreign homebuyer tax in Vancouver, are boosting interest in alternative markets like Seattle—the next international gateway city on the rise.

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This week, our Mercer Island waterfront was featured on a modern homes blog on Sotheby’s International Realty as a market spotlight! 

Home to some of the industry’s most prominent technological titans, Washington State’s “Silicon Forest” is ever-growing. “Techies” currently make up nearly 10% of Seattle’s workforce and as Dean Jones, Owner and CEO of Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty estimates, these workers represent a large share of employment migration that translates to increased housing demand from a demographic that makes an average of $130K annually. Thus it is no surprise that industry growth transcends economic impact and is found in the area’s luxury homes, which embody modern styles that incorporate technological innovation and milestones in “green” living.

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As yet another acknowledgement that Seattle has joined the league of global cities attracting Asian investment, immigration and homeownership, Palace Magazine recently published a special report on American cities that included the Emerald City with significant contributions by Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty. The article also covered trends in typical markets including Boston, Las Vegas, Miami, New York and San Francisco.

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Senior Global Real Estate Advisors Bring a Combined 20 Years of Experience; Join Other “Change Agents”

EvolutionofExtraordinaryKIRKLAND, WA. (September 24, 2015) –Executives of Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty (“RSIR”) are pleased to announce the appointment of Mary Norris and Paige Norris Fujii as Senior Global Real Estate Advisors within the Kirkland branch office of the expanding brokerage firm. The mother-daughter duo have formalized their partnership as Norris & Norris, and join the regions fastest-growing global real estate brand. Successfully representing many of the Pacific Northwest’s most significant home sales and discerning clientele with more than two decades of experience, Norris & Norris are among the most trusted and respected residential brokers in the region.

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