Luxury Realty to Launch "Treasure Hunt" Tour of Architecturally Significant Homes on Sunday, November 18 (12-4pm)

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Brokers say Pacific Northwest offers a Bounty of Renowned Properties; Prized Investment Opportunities.

A Tom Kundig original on Capitol Hill

This tour provides consumers a unique opportunity to experience many of the region’s most compelling properties and at an equally compelling time in the market cycle. Stacy Jones,

Executives at Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty (RSIR) today announced an open house of distinctive properties designed by noted architects will be hosted on Sunday, November 18th between 12pm and 4pm. More than a dozen homes will be on tour for prospective buyers, brokers and design aficionados and others will be viewable online or by private appointment.

“The Pacific Northwest generated many famous architects and a treasure trove of sought-after residences,” said Stacy Jones, Owner and Vice President of RSIR. “This tour provides consumers a unique opportunity to experience many of the region’s most compelling properties and at an equally compelling time in the market cycle.”

Jones refers to the broadly noted rebound in the local housing market with rising demand, dwindling supply and record low interest rates. “Housing affordability and consumer confidence is at their highest levels in years so it’s timely to offer these gems onto the market,” she added. “These unique homes are hardly a commodity anyway – I’d expect to see greater price elasticity as the market continues to improve over time.”
Company listings include works by Frank Lloyd Wright, Milton Stricker, Tom Kundig, Jim Olson, Elizabeth Ayer, Don Winkelmann, Geoffrey Prentiss, Greg Bader, Gretchen Andrews Harriott, Blaine Weber, Graham Baba, Richard Gluckman, Rick Mohler, Mark Nelson, Robert C. Reamer, Susan Jones, Ed Weinstein and others. From AIA award-winning lofts in the city to cutting edge concepts overlooking Lake Washington, this Treasure Hunt offers a broad spectrum of properties to view from sea to sky. The collection is priced from $850,000 to nearly $10 million.

“Location, location, location isn’t the only axiom in real estate,” says Chris Doucet, a broker with RSIR and a host of several properties on the tour. “I’ve had some buyers come to the Pacific Northwest specifically in search of a recognized architect or demand a particular style of home. I recently sold a mid-century modern to a client who was indiscriminant in terms of location but the architecture had to be a match. We toured all over Seattle and ended up on Mercer Island. It’s a reminder that design matters – not all homes are created equal.”

A preview of the Treasure Hunt homes can be found on RSIR’s blog at http://blog.realogicssothebysrealty.com/

About Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty: Artfully uniting extraordinary homes with extraordinary lives, Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty has emerged as the Pacific Northwest’s premier global brokerage and is noted for homes of distinction representing all property types and price points. Recently recognized by the Puget Sound Business Journal as the second fastest growing private company in Washington State for 2012, the boutique real estate company of approximately 55 brokers consistently ranks among the top producing firms within the markets that it serves. Visit http://www.RealogicsSothebysRealty.com.

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