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Catherine Ferrera's November Newsletter

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Catherine Ferrera's November Newsletter

 

 
 
 
Although it’s the holidays, many parents and senior high school students will be working on college applications. Check out how our beloved UW stands in the rankings.

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We love to shop local and support small businesses in the Kirkland area. Check out this article detailing the history of Small Business Saturday in Kirkland.

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After running a year-long competition that drew interest from hundreds of cities and a number of states, Amazon has reportedly chosen New York City and Northern Virginia to split duty as its second headquarters.

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1. 5634 S Leo St #A & B, Seattle | Offered at $625,000
2. 375 Kirkland Ave #316, Kirkland  |  Offered at $949,000

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An ambitious plan from a Seattle-area real estate developer to build and operate a network of high-tech water taxis, ferrying passengers between its Southport megaproject in Renton, Wash., and the region’s top tech hubs, is getting closer to reality.

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Urban Arrival: SPIRE condominiums debuts with opening of preview center; unit reservations now accepted for priority presales.

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1. 12908 103rd Place NE, Kirkland | Pending at $599,000 | Represented Seller
2. 7316 21st Ave NE, Seattle | Pending at $1,520,000 | Represented Buyer

 
 
 
 
The holidays are meant to be a time to enjoy precious moments spent with family and friends, but all too often we find ourselves rushing to decorate our homes perfectly. The good news is a few garlands of evergreens, a colorful wreath in the window, or an arrangement of simple votives flickering on the mantel can create an abundance of cheer. Here are some quick and easy ways to make your home festive. 

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Check out the article below for twenty eight holiday cocktail recipes that are sure to instill a festive spirit in friends and family alike. 

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Catherine Ferrera's October Newsletter

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Catherine Ferrera's October Newsletter

 

 
 
 
The Pulse October 2018 details the latest in real estate, art, design, and more. This month features the most scenic drives in Washington, the best restaurants for fall, and tips for upcoming renovation projects.

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I have so many friends like myself that have children in their 20's. I shared this with my kids and wanted to share with you all as well.

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Average home prices in the Seattle area have skyrocketed by nearly 100 percent in the six-year period after the post-recession housing market hit bottom in 2012, says a new report.

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10628 NE 46th St, Kirkland  |  Offered at $1,498,000

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Buyers and sellers in the Seattle area are feeling the triumph and pain of a cooling real estate market in Western Washington.

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Do you love spending time in Walla Walla? Be sure to visit the Eritage Resort which opened earlier this summer! Features includes a restaurant menu created by James Beard Award-winning chef Jason Wilson featuring locally grown ingredients sourced from family farmers and ranchers.

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1. 701 17th Avenue W, Kirkland | Sold for $1,925,000 
2. 10104 NE 60th Street. #120, Kirkland | Sold for $721,000
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1819 S 116th Street #307, Burien | Sold for $231,000
   

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There is a beautiful pedestrian bridge above the Museum of Glass in Tacoma, Washington, covered in colorful glass works by Dale Chihuly, a world-renowned glass sculptor and Tacoma native.

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Fall = guests, family and get-togethers. Get your front porch ready for fall festivities with a pair of planters surrounded by an abundance of mums and real or faux pumpkins and gourds. Mix in a few lanterns to add a welcoming glow to evening gatherings!

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Catherine Ferrera's August Newsletter

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Catherine Ferrera's August Newsletter

Catherine Ferrera's August Newsletter
 
The diverse events, happenings and experiences in the Puget Sound are unlike any other.
Discover what your city has to offer for the month of September!


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The main cause of Seattle’s urban evolution is, first and foremost, that people want to live here. Realogics Sotheby's International Realty has been on the forefront of these trends for several development cycles and is a playing a significant role in the current evolution of downtown Seattle and downtown Bellevue. 

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1. 10104 NE 60th St. #120, Kirkland  |  Offered at $699,950  
2. 10628 NE 46th St, Kirkland  |  Offered at $1,498,000


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From providing recreation to reducing stress hormones, water is a mood booster: research shows that people need just as much blue space as they do green for peak psychological health. Lakes, rivers, bays, and oceans can all offer respite and a place to cut loose for anyone needing a bit of a breather. Whether your pastime is water sports or beach lounging, these are just a few of the perks that make the coastal lifestyle worth pursuing.


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There are so many things to see and do in Seattle, but sometimes you just need to get away. It's a good thing there are so many great small towns and getaways nestled within driving distance of the city. It makes planning a day trip, simple overnight, or weekend away pretty simple, with no need to book a plane ticket.

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1. 13009 87th Place NE, Kirkland | Sold for $700,000 | Represented the Buyer                          2. 709 Summit Lake Shore Rd. NW, Olympia | Sold for $745,000 | Represented the Buyer

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Seattle’s 21-month run as the nation’s hottest housing market is over. Las Vegas topped the Case Shiller U.S. National Home Price Index this month, with prices rising 13 percent over a year ago. Seattle has not fallen completely off the map, however, coming in second with annual price growth of 12.8 percent, followed by San Francisco at 10.7 percent. 

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Fall is here! Along with enjoying all the amazing treats the season brings, it is also important to consider what one should do in terms of home maintenance to make sure your house is as ready for Autumn as you are!

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Catherine Ferrera's August Newsletter
Catherine Ferrera & Associates
Realogics Sotheby's International Realty
15 Lake Street
Kirkland, WA 98110

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Catherine Ferrera's July Newsletter

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Catherine Ferrera's July Newsletter

 
Seafair Weekend is fast approaching, offering the best sights, sounds, and tastes of the summer including a fabulous show featuring the Blue Angels, H1 Hydroplane races on Lake Washington, and world-class wakeboarding!

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The housing market numbers are in for the second quarter of 2018 and Realogics Sotheby's International Realty has analyzed the data. Here are a few quick facts about how the Seattle-Metro area fared. Home prices on the Eastside, as well as in Seattle, have continued their upward climb, hitting 20 consecutive months on the rise. This quarter did bring some interesting trends, however. 

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1. 707 19th Lane W, Kirkland  |  Sold for $1,525,000  |  Represented the Seller
2. 13325 88th Place NE, Kirkland  |  Sold for $1,090,000  |  Represented the Seller
3. 11128 NE 106th Place, Kirkland  |  Sold for $1,300,000  |  Represented the Buyer
4. 5315 8th Avenue NE, Seattle  |  Sold for $975,000  |  Represented the Buyer
5. 8852 11th Avenue SW, Seattle  |  Sold for $327,000  |  Represented the Buyer
6. 3710 101st Way NE, #506, Kirkland  |  Sold Off-Market

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No surprises here! According to a recent study by Livability.com, Kirkland is one of the ten BEST cities in the U.S. for those in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields. Kirkland boasts 9,600 STEM-related jobs, making up 27.7% of the total workforce.

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Dining al fresco is a quintessential Seattle experience in the summer. Seattle Mag has put together a list of the best new(ish) patios in the city including Ascend in Bellevue and The 100 Pound Clam on Lake Union. 

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Sotheby’s International Realty® announced that the brand claimed 40 of the top 250 sales associates in the Individual Sales Volume category of the 2018 REAL Trends/The Wall Street Journal “The Thousand.” In addition, 12 teams associated with the Sotheby’s International Realty brand were recognized as being among the top 250 teams in the nation by sales volume. The annual report ranks America’s top 1,000 residential real estate agents and teams based on 2017 annual sales volume and transaction sides.

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Excellent design is in the details. Elle Decor has consulted with the top designers and has made a collection of best ideas for every room of the house! 

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Did you know that wire fraud in real estate is one of the fastest-growing cybercrimes in the country? According to a recent Forbes article, "The FBI reportedly received 301,580 complaints in 2017 and losses exceeded $1.4 billion, and in the real estate/rental sector alone, more than 9,600 victims lost over $56 million in the same year."

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Catherine Ferrera's June Newsletter

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Catherine Ferrera's June Newsletter

 
The diverse events, happenings, and experiences in the Puget Sound are unlike any other.
From the Summer Solstice Wine Walk in downtown Kirkland to Mimosas Morning Paint & Sip at Canvas studio, see what's going on in your neighborhood this month. In addition, it's never too early to plan 4th of July fireworks! Read on to see where and when to catch the big shows around the Puget Sound: Bellevue - Downtown Park 10:05 p.m. | Des Moines - Marina 10:20 p.m. | Edmonds - Civic Stadium 10 p.m. | Everett - Port Gardner Bay 10:20 p.m. | Federal Way - Celebration Park 10:15 p.m. | Kent - Lake Meridian Park 10 p.m. | Kirkland - Marina Park 10:15 p.m. | Newcastle - Lake Boren Park 10 p.m. | Renton - Coulon Park 10 p.m. | Seattle - Lake Union 10:20 p.m. | Tacoma - Ruston Way 10:10 p.m.

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707 19th Lane W, Kirkland  West of Market magnificent one level retreat! Fabulous features include hardwoods throughout, remodeled gourmet kitchen with built-ins, 2 gas fireplaces, A/C, and exposed beam ceilings - all within a spacious, open floor plan. Effective year built 2002 with updates in 2018. Large master suite with French doors to a courtyard. Nestled on a large, beautifully landscaped lot, perfect for entertaining. Offered at $1,498,000.

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Exciting news! Oprah Winfrey recently purchased a 7,303 square foot waterfront estate on 40+ acres in the San Juan Islands. If you are visiting Orcas Island, keep an eye out and you may experience the ultimate celebrity sighting!

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20341 134th Avenue NE, Woodinville  Stylish and inviting 3,200+ square foot, 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath in Woodinville’s tranquil Woodbury community. Spacious, open floor plan. Gourmet kitchen with stainless steel appliances, walk-in pantry, hardwood floors, and granite countertops. Custom millwork throughout. Luxurious Master Suite with 5 piece bath, fireplace, walk-in closet, and sitting area. Offered at $850,000.

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Mortgage rates have hit their highest point in seven years and home prices are continually on the rise. In fact, nationally, they have jumped 6.5% since mid-2017. Given this decreasing affordability, what is keeping home buyers in the game?

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Are you hosting a summer soirée this season? If so, get inspiration from some of the wedding industry's elite on how to set up an elegant tablescape that is guaranteed to impress.    

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There are so many rosé varietals out there that it can be difficult to narrow in on the best options for summer. Luckily for us, 425 Magazine has put together an excellent list of favorite Washington-made bottles to get us in the spirit! 

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It can be difficult to navigate the Seattle area home buying market. The Seattle Times found that, "the average buyer will tour dozens of houses, lose to higher bids about three to five times, and pursue a house for six months to a year before finally getting a home." If you are thinking about buying a home this year, we recommend reading through this informative infographic that brings you through every step of the process. 

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Catherine Ferrera's May Newsletter

 
The diverse events, happenings, and experiences in the Puget Sound are unlike any other.
From the Mother's Day Half Marathon in Kirkland to the 25-day Seattle International Film Festival, see what's going on in your neighborhood this month. 

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1502 Taylor Avenue N, Seattle  Welcome home to this charming home with views of Lake Union, the city, Space Needle, and the Cascade Mountains. Centrally located with easy access to I-5, 99 and walkable to restaurants, cafes and South Lake Union. Great entertainment home, with Trex view decks and a 2-car garage. Offered at $998,000.

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Now halfway into its second year, Seattle’s nationwide lead on the S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller Home Price Index is once again widening on a monthly basis. Gains that seemed to be slipping away last summer have rebounded, with February’s monthly increase exceeding that of January by 1.74% to 0.72%, for a 12-month average gain of one percent per month.

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The Sotheby’s International Realty® brand has introduced the revolutionary augmented reality (AR) app Curate by Sotheby’s International Realty. Read on below to see the ways the app will benefit homebuyers, sellers, and real estate agents.

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1) 7341 125th Place SE, Newcastle  This spectacularly maintained 4 bedroom home, located in the desirable Newport Woods neighborhood, sold for $160,000+ over the asking price! We are thrilled for our clients. Sold for $736,000


2) 440 11th Avenue W, Kirkland
  Remodeled in 2017, this custom-built home offers 4,462 square feet of elegant living spaces with gorgeous millwork, thoughtful appointments, and innovative design throughout. Sold for $3,210,000.


3) 225 19th Place, Kirkland
  A well-maintained, 5 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom,  East of Market home on a cul-de-sac. Enjoy watching sunsets from the large covered porch. Peek-a-boo views of Lake Washington and the Olympics. Sold for $1,200,000.

 
 
If you are looking to invest resources in landscaping this year, you don't need to hire an expensive crew to get it done. Chris and Peyton Lambton from HGTV's "Going Yard" share their secrets to effortlessly maintain a yard.  

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Almost all of the new construction being built in Seattle has been concentrated in a few areas of the city where "dense housing like apartments" are allowed. The remaining neighborhoods mainly consist of expensive single-family homes.

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Seattle is one of the top 10 major cities in the country when it comes to recycling, however, we still have a long way to go. Did you know that each day, 15 tons of materials put in recycling bins is rejected by the sorting plant? Just because you recycle something doesn't mean it will be recycled. 

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Catherine Ferrera's April Newsletter

 
The diverse events, happenings, and experiences in the Puget Sound are unlike any other.
From the Kirkland Wine Walk on April 20th to 425 Magazine's Women to Watch event at Meydenbauer Center, see what's going on in your neighborhood this month. 

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1502 Taylor Avenue N, Seattle  Welcome home to this charming home with views of Lake Union, the city, Space Needle, and the Cascade Mountains. Centrally located with easy access to I-5, 99 and walkable to restaurants, cafes and South Lake Union. Great entertainment home, with Trex view decks and a 2-car garage. Offered at $998,000.

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As Seattle's median home price tops $690,000, it is no surprise that many people are starting to look at options outside of the city. After all, a little extra commute is an easy trade for a more reasonably priced place to live. Check out Seattle Magazine's list of Seattle suburbs with the most affordable homes.

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This month, I highly suggest checking out Woodinville's new restaurant, Heritage. The chef-owner, Breanna Beike, is a client of mine who recently moved from Seattle to Woodinville. I had the opportunity to work with her and her husband on the purchase of their home and she is now opening the restaurant of her dreams. Read more about her journey in the 425 Magazine article linked below.

Congratulations, Breanna - I can’t wait to be one of your first customers!

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1) 7341 125th Place SE, Newcastle  PENDING IN 3 DAYS! This spectacularly maintained 4 bedroom home is located in the desirable Newport Woods neighborhood, minutes from schools, shopping, parks, and freeway access. Offered at $574,995.  Explore Property >


2) 440 11th Avenue W, Kirkland
  Remodeled in 2017, this custom-built home offers 4,462 square feet of elegant living spaces with gorgeous millwork, thoughtful appointments, and innovative design throughout. This luxury home features 4 bedrooms/ 4.25 baths inclusive of a detached ADU. Offered at $3,350,000.  
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3) 225 19th Place, Kirkland
  Well maintained, 5 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom,  East of Market home on a cul-de-sac. Enjoy watching sunsets from the large covered porch. Peek-a-boo views of Lake Washington and the Olympics. Functional floor plan with living and dining room. Offered at $1,188,000.  
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Mortgage rates have risen nearly half a percentage point since September 2017. While this matters, these rates should not be the only variable that goes into your decision to buy a home. Learn more about how rising rates affect your monthly payment and if experts think that these higher rates are the "new normal."

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In both Seattle and on the Eastside, home-sales data from February broke records once again as Seattle's median single-family-home price hit $777,000, while the median cost of a house on the Eastside reached $950,000.

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Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC recently reported that in 2017 its affiliated brokers and sales professionals achieved approximately $108 billion USD in global sales volume, the highest annual sales volume performance in the history of the brand.

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Catherine Ferrera's January Rezora

 
The diverse events, happenings and experiences in the Puget Sound are unlike any other.
From Friday Night Jazz at Cypress Lounge & Wine Bar in Bellevue to the Seattle Boat Show, discover what your city has to offer.

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1. 1715 SW Trenton Street, Seattle  This charming remodeled 3 bedroom, 2 bath home includes a new roof, Hardiplank siding and double pane windows. Sold for $550,000.
 
2. 15008 93rd Place NE, Bothell  Special home in desirable Amber Ridge with a private, spacious, backyard overlooking an expansive greenbelt, fully fenced. Sold for $785,000.
 
 
5003 E Pickering Place, Shelton  Impressive 4.3 acre waterfront estate on South Puget Sound! Two homes, surrounded by water, private tidelands and serenity. Gated property to main home with 4 bedrooms, 4 baths, offices, elevator, 5 stone fireplaces, chef's kitchen, custom hardwood & stone masonry throughout. Immaculate landscape including stone patios, covered decks & gardens. Offered at $2,100,000.

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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 to approximately 150,000 people and 1,300 businesses with 45,000 employees who revel in PNW recreational opportunities that complement its urban edge.

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As one of the leading companies in tech news, GeekWire has been tracking the number of out-of-town tech companies that have opened engineering centers in the Seattle area for the past few years, and as they recently reported, “the list has doubled in size.” The addition of Baidu’s new Bellevue office brought their list to over 100.

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Selling a home can be an emotional experience. From the initial excitement of putting your home on the market to sadness when it's time to walk away from a house full of memories, explore the entire emotional road map you will probably experience when you sell.

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If you are considering downsizing to a smaller home, the Seattle Times has put together an excellent list of tips to help make the transition as easy as possible.

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LexSet is aiming to revolutionize the way consumers design for their homes. According to a recent Forbes article, "LexSight will enable spatial searches using images you take with your mobile camera that will provide material and product suggestions based on items you have in your home. Let’s say you want to find the perfect sofa  to go with your new rug: the program will use AR to show you how it looks in your actual space." Sounds exciting! 

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Catherine Ferrera's December Newsletter

Realogics Sotheby's International Realty presents a look at the housing market trends for the third quarter of 2017, from the shores of Bainbridge Island's waterfront homes and in-city living opportunities, to the Eastside's most distinguished residences.

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Microsoft announced that it's beginning construction on a massive expansion and overhaul of its Redmond facilities. The project with break ground in 2018 and take between five and seven years to complete.

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A Seattle tradition for 25 years running, the Sheraton's Gingerbread Village is open now and submissions this year have followed the theme of "Seattle's Past and Future." Get ready for a walk down a (very sweet) memory lane. 

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3) 15008 93rd Place NE, Bothell  Pending in 6 days and received 12 offers!  This special home in the desirable Amber Ridge neighborhood has been remodeled and boasts a private & spacious backyard. Offered at $699,000

2) 1655 10th Avenue E, Seattle  This Capitol Hill 4 bedroom, 4.5 bath home features a MIL/studio and boasts amazing views of the Seattle skyline, Lake Union, and the Olympics. Offered at $2,350,000

3) 5003 E Pickering Road, Shelton  A unique property with the main home consisting of 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms all situated on 4.3 gorgeous acres. This property is a haven for boaters with 975 lineal feet of low bank salt water and private tidelands. Offered at $2,100,000

In need of a main dish for your holiday dinner? We have your answer. This receipe from EpiCurious will have your guests in awe and their stomachs happy.

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Tips and ticks to fool your neighbors, and other unwanted attention, when you're gone for the holidays.

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Catherine Ferrera's October Newsletter

The winter months are quickly approaching and it's right about that time to start prepping your home for the cold days ahead. Check out these helpful tips from HGTV on weatherproofing your house!

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435 8th Avenue West, Kirkland  I am excited to announce that my client's Kirkland Luxury Estate, which went pending in 14 days, closed! Remodeled in 2012, this custom-built, 3 story home offers 7,680 square feet of luxurious living with thoughtful touches, custom millwork and an elevator. Sold for $4,200,000.

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A great vendor of mine, Jon Gilbo with Diamond Home and Landscaping, can install holiday lights for you. He can also clean out your gutters and clean off your roof. Mention my name and get a 10% discount!

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1) 1655 10th Avenue E, Seattle  This Capitol Hill 4 bedroom, 4.5 bath home features a MIL/studio and boasts amazing views of the Seattle skyline, Lake Union, and the Olympics. Offered at $2,350,000

2) 5003 E Pickering Road, Shelton  A unique property with the main home consisting of 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms all situated on 4.3 gorgeous acres. This property is a haven for boaters with 975 lineal feet of low bank salt water and private tidelands. Offered at $2,100,000

3) 1715 SW Trenton Street, Seattle  Welcome home to this charming remodeled 3 bedroom, 2 bath home in West Seattle. Easy access to Downtown Seattle, I-5 & 99. Offered at $525,000 

4) 10017 NE 129th Place, Kirkland  Currently Pending | Charming 3 bedroom, 2 bath end unit town home remodeled and turnkey. Bay windows and fully fenced backyard with deck. Offered at $525,000

Last month, more than 400 guests joined industry thought leaders during the 2017 “State of the Market” Event held at the Westin Hotel in downtown Seattle. The BISNOW platform was a timely opportunity for Realogics, Inc. to launch The FutureCast Forum, described as "a collaboration of stakeholders to explore the current and projected market fundamentals and trends influencing the Seattle/Bellevue metro area by 2020 and beyond."

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While it is common to self-evaluate your finances at the end of the year or even in January, it is a good idea to start sooner. According to a recent article on USA Today, taking stock of your "victories and losses" in October allows you to "right potential wrongs before it is too late."

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Catherine Ferrera's September Newsletter

The diverse events, happening and experiences in the Puget Sound are unlike any other. From this weekend's Kirkland Oktoberfest to Fashion Week at The Bellevue Collection, discover what your city has to offer.

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435 8th Avenue West, Kirkland  Remodeled in 2012, this custom built, 3 story custom home offers 7,680 square feet of luxurious living with thoughtful touches, custom millwork and an elevator that travels to all levels of the home. The estate’s magnificence is amplified by spectacular views of Lake Washington, Mt. Rainier, the Olympics and Seattle skyline. Offered at $4,200,000.

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Life on the shores of Puget Sound, as well as its neighboring straits and harbors, lakes and archipelagos, offers all the pleasures and adventure that draw people to the water’s edge. We are proud to present a look at the waterfront market trends for the first half of 2017, from the shores of Bainbridge Island to the Emerald City and the Eastside.    

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5003 E Pickering Road, Shelton  Pickering Passage Retreat is a unique property with the main home consisting of 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms all situated on 4.3 gorgeous acres. This property is a haven for boaters with 975 lineal feet of low bank salt water and private tidelands, shellfish beaches, concrete boat launch ramp, boulder bulkhead, deep water year-round boat mooring buoy with anchoring system and is within close proximity to several public and private marinas. Offered at $2,100,000.

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Representatives of Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty confirmed last week that the firm has posted more than $1 billion in closed and pending home resales year to date, not including $225 million in new construction condominium presales that are also pending. The firm pegged a 40.6% growth rate for sales volumes year-over-year so far in 2017, according to Trendgraphix, leading the top ten largest real estate brands. We could not be prouder to be associated with such a high caliber brand! Excited to see where we go from here. 

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Thinking of redecorating? Remember - Design is in the details. Check out Elle Decor's list of Top 60 Best Home Decorating Ideas of All Time for inspiration on your next project! 

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It’s no surprise that the Pacific Northwest’s Silicon Forest is growing, as tech giants are expanding their current offices or opening new branches in downtown Seattle and along the Eastside’s tech corridor to leverage talent on both sides of the lake. In celebration of Kirkland’s bright future, explore a curated collection of stunning homes offered by Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty that await their next residents.

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Catherine Ferrera's July Newsletter

From August 11th-13th, enjoy Kirkland's largest festival featuring living music, art, street performances, a beer and wine garden, food vendors, and activities for everyone in the family. "Now entering its 6th season in 2017, Kirkland Summerfest continues to grow as a major cultural event in the Kirkland community that enriches the cultural, economic, and social vitality of the region."

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5003 E Pickering Road, Shelton  Impressive 4.3 acre waterfront estate on South Puget Sound! 2 Homes, surrounded by water, private tidelands and serenity. Gated property to main home with 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, offices, an elevator, 5 stone fireplaces, and a chef's kitchen. Now Offered at $2,100,000.   

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 Art lovers in the Puget Sound region can take great joy in discovering museums and galleries that display both distinctive pieces from the Pacific Northwest as well as works by internationally acclaimed artists.

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Washington state is bad for business? Think again because Puget Sound Business Journal says “it’s actually the best, according to a new ranking.” As the article describes, “while Seattle is sometimes pegged as being bad for business due to regulations and taxes, Washington had economic growth nearly 2.5 times the national rate” at 3.7% in 2016, and according to the latest CNBC rankings, which measure 66 metrics across 10 categories, the Evergreen State is now the number one state for business.

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All eyes are on Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty. With innovation at the forefront of the RSIR brand, the brokerage has found itself in the national spotlight once again, joining an impressive list of nominees for the 2017 Inman Innovator Awards. The winners will be revealed at the Annual Innovator Bash during the week-long Inman Connect, an educational and networking conference in San Francisco that brings together more than 4,000 real estate agents.     

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From Newport, Rhode Island to São Paulo, Brazil (and even our very own Emerald City), check out these top five design destinations around the world that you need to know about. Aesthete travelers will certainly be flocking to these cities in the coming months!  

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1) 4926 111th Avenue NE, Kirkland  Located in the desirable Houghton neighborhood, this home is made for entertaining and is minutes from downtown Kirkland. Represented the Buyer  |  Sold for $1,136,000

2) 7727 20th Avenue NW, Seattle  Situated on a lovely street, this impeccably maintained Ballard home boasts a private backyard oasis. Represented the Seller  |  Sold for $881,000

3) 11925 NE 151st Place, Kirkland Over 3,000 square feet of spacious living in well-maintained home situated on a cul-de-sac and backing to a greenbelt for privacy. Represented the Seller  |  Sold for $700,000

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Catherine Ferrera's June Rezora

The diverse events, happening and experiences in the Puget Sound are unlike any other. Discover what your city has to offer this July, from Kirkland Uncorked to the Bellevue Festival of the Arts!

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Who doesn't love watching a movie outdoors during the summer months? From new flicks like La La Land to cult classics like The Big Lebowski, you are sure to find a movie you love playing on the big outdoor screen! 

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5003 E Pickering Road, Shelton  Impressive 4.3 acre waterfront estate on South Puget Sound! 2 Homes, surrounded by water, private tidelands and serenity. Gated property to main home with 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, offices, an elevator, 5 stone fireplaces, and a chef's kitchen. Offered at $2,275,000.   

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For the sixth straight month, the Seattle metro area posted the fastest-growing house prices in the U.S. in March, according to the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Index. Demand is high and inventory is historically low, especially in neighborhoods near urban employment centers.

According to Dean Jones, president and CEO of Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty, Seattle is experiencing an urban renaissance that is attracting the next generation of homebuyers to downtown living. “It’s not just millennials or move-up buyers from other condominiums in the city,” he says. “Empty-nesters are selling their single-family homes in search of simplicity and financial liquidity. It’s a great feeling to make an impetuous decision to travel, wave to the concierge on the way out and know you have the time and resources to do so.”   

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The Sotheby’s International Realty® brand is proud to announce that it has partnered with New Story, a non-profit organization that puts 100% of donations toward transforming dangerous living environments into communities of safe, sustainable homes, for $6,000 a home.     

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1) 7727 20th Avenue NE, Seattle  Situated on a lovely street this impeccably maintained Ballard home is not to be missed. The countless updates include new siding, gutters, kitchen & baths, updated electrical, expansive back deck and fully finished basement. This charmer includes 3BR, 1.75 baths that have been updated but with original details left to shine. Offered at $699,000.  EXPLORE PROPERTY...

2) 11925 NE 151st Place, Kirkland  Charming craftsman in Bothell's Meadow Creek Park. 3 bedroom, 1.75 bathroom, 1,620 square foot home with remodeled kitchen featuring granite counters and stainless appliances. Offered at $675,000.  EXPLORE PROPERTY...

Space can be a challenge in your entryway, as it tends to be the first place family drops their items when they enter the house. Check out Better Homes & Gardens' clever solutions to help you carve out just the right spot for a practical, and beautiful, mudroom.

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1) 10628 NE 46th Street, Kirkland  Fully remodeled in 2017, this 1-story home is located on a sunny 14,292 square foot lot with partial views of the lake and Seattle. Represented the Buyer  |  Sold for $1,200,000

2) 4705 112th Avenue NE, Kirkland  Exceptional Houghton Craftsman, 4 bed/4.5 bath + office+ flex room & bonus room. Represented the Seller  |  Sold for $1,930,000

3) 1229 234th Street SW, Bothell  Charming Craftsman in Bothell's Meadow Creek Park. 3 bed/1.75 bath with remodeled kitchen. Represented the Seller  |  Sold for $535,000

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