Real Estate April 24, 2023

It’s A Wrap – Capitol Hill Residential Real Estate

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Real Estate April 20, 2023

Capitol Hill Residential Market: HillRag May 2023

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For BuyersReal Estate September 20, 2022

Insider Tips to Buying a Home in Today’s Market

It’s always hard to predict the future, especially with the housing market. But one thing is for sure – real estate remains a sound investment. If you’re looking for your dream home, here are some tips to help set you up for success and guide you through this buying season.

Assess Your Financial Health
Before you fall in love with your dream home, make sure you’re prepared to purchase it. Take a look at your bank accounts along with your monthly spending, so you have a clear and realistic picture of your finances. This will also help you figure out how much you can afford to put toward a down payment. It’s also a good time to check your credit score. Most importantly, you’ll want to meet with a loan officer to get pre-approved, so sellers take you seriously and you’re in a better position to make a strong offer.

Tip: A pre-approval gives you more negotiating power because it tells the seller and real estate agent that your funding is in place and ready to go.

 Stay Flexible
Whether it’s time or money, be prepared to give a little more. Say for instance, there’s competition on a house and you’ve been outbid, but you have the flexibility to give the seller the extra time they need to close and move out. That can make a huge difference and could even put you ahead of the competition. Showing the seller that you’re willing to go the extra mile to purchase their home could earn your offer a second glance, especially if it helps make their life easier.

 Tip: Try to refrain from asking for favors. This is not the time to ask the seller to give you the refrigerator or washer and dryer, part with playset or paint the front door.

 You Found the One
You found a home that meets all or most of your wish list, it’s within your price range and you’ve stalked the neighborhood to make sure it’s right for you. Now’s the time to make an offer. Keep in mind that your opening offer should be based on two things: what you can afford and what you really believe the property is worth. Sure, there’s always a possibility that there will be other offers, regardless of the time of year and the market, but try not to let that influence you to pay more than you should.

Tip: Offer more earnest money. While it’s not always required, it could help you stand out in this competitive housing market. Sellers like buyers that make these good faith deposits because they want assurance that the sale won’t fall through.

Buying a new home is an exciting time and can also be a stressful time, but if you’re prepared and keep these tips in mind, you should find it a much smoother process. And finally getting the keys to your new home makes it all worth it!

Arts & CultureReal Estate September 20, 2022

Homes & Estates Fall 2022 Issue

Fall 2022 Issue

Whether you center your life around great food, collecting watches, or traveling to off-the-beaten-path places (or all of the above), the fall 2022 issue of Homes & Estates seeks to capture stories that would inspire you and keep your life passions aflame.

For foodies, there’s a story on Michelin-starred restaurants turning up in off-the-beaten-path places. (Is a Tokyo metro station unexpected enough for you?) Speaking of the unexpected, there’s also a travel feature on the Canadian Rockies and a look at a new white-glove airport service that delivers you right to your commercial aircraft complete with security and a private lounge. For fashion watchers, there’s a feature on the latest and greatest timepieces. And to cap it off, the cover property – a restored 1917 architectural masterpiece in Montecito designed by celebrated Santa Barbara architect Francis T. Underhill – offers up a truly inspiring modern interpretation of a Montecito legacy home that can never be replicated today. There’s plenty of inspiration to go around in this very special issue!


Arts & CultureReal Estate September 20, 2022

The Luxury Report 2022

Boldly refreshed, The Report curates the latest luxury real estate insider intelligence and forecasted market trends from the Institute for Luxury Home Marketing, Wealth-X, Coldwell Banker Global Luxury Property Specialists and other wealth experts.


Included in this year’s report:

  • Luxury in Review: A look back on the luxury real estate market trends that shaped 2021
  • Vision Survey: An exclusive survey of Luxury Property Specialists on the latest home buying preferences impacting the high-end
  • U.S. Luxury 2022 Outlook: The six trends most likely to influence this year and beyond
    • Supply and demand equilibrium
    • Rising luxury price thresholds
    • A new map for luxury
    • Luxury new development on the rise
    • The sustainability shift
    • Return of international buyers
  • The Opportunity Index – A review of 120 U.S. markets that still may have room to rise and houses to buy in 2022
  • Global Luxury Outlook: The wealth and real estate footprints of 21 international cities outside of the U.S. provided by Wealth-X
  • Financial Drivers of Wealth: The economic and financial factors impacting luxury real estate, plus 2022 money insights from wealth expert Barry Ritholtz
  • The Agent’s Changing Role: A Q&A with M. Ryan Gorman, Liz Gehringer and Tim Foley.
Real Estate September 20, 2022

Art All Night


Art All Night celebrates the visual and performing arts, showcasing the diverse talents of our city’s creative community. Public and private spaces around Capitol Hill will transform into pop-up galleries and performance venues for an evening of art in its many forms.

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