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Thursday, May 2nd, 2013 at 11:22pm. 0 Comments.
Are the bidding wars back? You bet they are. We asked four of our Highrises.com partners about the trends in real estate.
Ian Bell from Seattle said a property listed on a Thursday for $780k, and by Monday there were 10 offers, come even offering to waive inspections! The property ultimately sold for $930k to a cash buyer. This prompted Ian to wonder, “How do regular folks compete?”
Danielle Contreras, our Highrises.com partner from San Jose, CA is seeing a similar trend in her real estate market. A property recently listed for $668k and quickly received 11 offers. The price of the house jumped to well over $700k with one buyer even agreeing to waive all contingencies.
Danielle said she has experienced so many stories just like…
Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013 at 4:26pm. 0 Comments.
Worth Magazine has looked at all the luxury high-rise condo buildings throughout the world and compiled what they think are the ten best. They're pretty vague about the criteria they used, only saying that these are "Then of the world's coolest places to live". We would add a few to the list if we could, like Sierra Towers in LA or Museum Tower in Dallas.
1. One57 in NYC. 90 floors but only 92 units!
2. One Hyde Park in London.
3. Opus in Hong Kong. A Frank Gehry production. 12 units, 12 floors.
4. Absolute Towers in Toronto. The first tower sold out faster than most concerts... they were gone in 24 hours.
5. HSB Turning Torso in Copenhagen. Pictured to the right. Powered entirely by locally produced renewable…
Wednesday, March 27th, 2013 at 10:11pm. 0 Comments.
We have great news we have to share! The Happiest Job in America in 2013 is Real Estate.
Forbes just listed the top 10 happiest (and respectively happiest) jobs in America. The #1 happiest job was a real estate agent. Careerbliss surveyed 65,000 people to come to this blissful conclusion. The logic behind this is real estate agents are rewarded for their success. They can have a flexible schedule and increase their income with hard work. The careers with less rewards and more office politics scored the lowest on the happy rating including associate attorney, customer service associate and sadly RN’s and teachers.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics expects an 11% increase in real estate jobs from 2010-2020. The majority (57%) of real estate agents…
Tuesday, March 19th, 2013 at 7:36pm. 0 Comments.
The Feburary 2013 report from the US Census revealed some interesting news for multi family units. New Privately-Owned Housing Units Authorized in Permit-Issuing Places increased 54.9% from Feburary 2012 to Feburary 2013.
In February 2013, 285,000 buildings with five or more units began construction for units in buildings with five units or more, up from 240,000 in February 2012. As the economy recovers, we expect more completed projects as many we on hold or canceled from 2008-2012.
View some recent developments in Highrises.com's New Buildings Blog.
Thursday, January 24th, 2013 at 6:29pm. 0 Comments.
A new high rise will soon be reaching the clouds in Seattle’s north west sky. After being on hold for five years due to the economy The Fifth and Columbia Tower’s will be breaking ground this summer. As the tallest building in 20 years constructed in Seattle, this 43 story high rise designed by Zimmer Gunsul Frasca Architects (ZGF) features unique asymmetrical reflections creating a mirrored reflection of it’s surroundings at different angles.
A change in occupancy type is planned for Fifth and Columbia Tower to have floors 2-15 a hotel and 16th Floor and above for office spaces.The Fifth and Columbia Tower is expected to be completed in 2016 and will reach heights greater than Seattle’s iconic Space Needle.
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Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013 at 11:50pm. 0 Comments.
Great news, only four units remain at the new Seattle highrise, Fifteen Twenty One. With 143 units soaring above Pike Place Market, Fifteen Twenty One offers incredible views. The building amenities include a 24-hour concierge, fitness center, meeting room, sky lounge, wine storage and assigned parking in a secure garage.
Fifteen Twenty One has received the National Association of Home Builders silver finalist for Project of the year and is LEED Certified. This luxury highrise condo has been featured in Seattle Times, Urban Ash, Builder, Daily Obsession and Sotheby's. It also won two awards in Opus "Best of the West" development competition. Highrises.com loves the views and access to urban living at this new highrise and we think these…
Monday, January 21st, 2008 at 11:56pm. 0 Comments.
January 21, 2008
Highrises.com announced today that it has partnered with Kelly Cunningham of RE/MAX Center to launch a Seattle Condo and Loft section of their website at www.HIGHRISES.com.
Kelly has eight years of experience in the Seattle real estate industry including: residential sales, commercial leasing, multi-family property management, and marketing. In 2004 she earned her Bachelor's degree from the University of Washington Business School, with an emphasis on Marketing and Management. Currently Kelly is a licensed agent with RE/MAX Center in downtown Seattle.
"With her combination of education and experience, we're convinced that Kelly will exceed our clients' expectations during their next real estate transaction," says Brian…