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Video of the Week: Majestic Waiea Grand Penthouse in Kakaako, Honolulu, Hawaii

$35,000,000 USD | Honolulu, Hawaii | List Sotheby’s International Realty 

Waiea is a masterpiece created by the world renowned architect, James K. M. Cheng in collaboration with one of America’s iconic interior designers, Tony Ingrao. In his words, James Cheng calls the penthouse “a villa in the sky.” Designed with the connoisseur of life in mind, no detail has been overlooked. This six-bedroom, six-and-one-half-bathroom residence sprawls over 8,532 square-feet and features a spectacular, over 2,000-square-foot rooftop lanai and a private, ocean-facing infinity pool. 

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What Do You Think of the Zillow-Trulia Merger?

You've probably heard by now that Zillow purchased Trulia in a $3.5 billion deal, and it's left many wondering what the effect on the real estate market will be. The Puget Sound Business Journal reports that real estate agencies in the Pacific Northwest agree that it won't be bad for business. The article reads, "[t]here are literally hundreds of real estate aggregating websites out there, said Dean Jones, owner and CEO of Realogics Sotheby's International Realty. Because there are so many places for people to find listings, he expects the expanded Zillow to take a cautious approach to raising its prices because agents could easily advertise elsewhere."

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With the Zillow/Trulia company set to control up to 70% of online real estate listings, it will be interesting to see how this merger plays out in the coming months.

Experience the Island Life on the Bainbridge Island Waterfront Home Tour

Waterfront homes are truly as unique as the people they attract, offering a distinct appeal and exceptional lifestyle opportunities. Here in the Pacific Northwest there are many shores to nestle on, and Realogics Sotheby's International Realty invites you to experience an exclusive collection of Bainbridge Island homes and embark on a waterfront tour this Saturday, July 19th.  You won't want to miss the chance to view some truly unparalleled available properties, take in the beauty of Bainbridge’s magnificent bays and harbors, and of course, soak up the waterfront lifestyle.

So, with the sea below and blue skies above, climb aboard! Just pack your sunglasses and plenty of sunscreen, and prepare for a fresh perspective and a relaxing taste of the island life!

When: Saturday July 19th, 1-4pm (boarding at 12:30pm)

Where: The tour departs and lands at Eagle Harbor on Bainbridge Island

Cost: $49 per person

Reserve your seat now as space is limited!

The Collection Magazine is Here!

Introducing the new 2014 edition of The Collection Magazine – it has arrived!  The 100-page custom publication produced exclusively by Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty, features editorial articles on Beijing Sotheby’s International Realty, Millennial trends and a showcase of RSIR brokers and their unique listings – it’s the best of Northwest living!  I invite you to experience the extraordinary today.  It’s a Collection truly unlike any other. Read the magazine now.

Destination Victoria: Seaplanes, Tenders & Golf Carts, Oh My!

Recently, Dean Jones of Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty, George Liu and Kevin Corbett of Beijing Sotheby’s International Realty toured the Greater Victoria area in British Columbia. Just moments from departing aboard their Kenmore Air seaplane flight, the trio caught a glimpse of VAVA II – a 315-foot super yacht moored in South Lake Union, which may be a harbinger to the global wealth that is descending upon the Pacific Northwest of late.

PICTURED ABOVE: The 315-foot VAVA II dwarfs the other boats in Lake Union while an inspiring view of downtown Seattle is afforded from the Kenmore Air floatplane.

First stop was James Island, BC, a matchless 780-acre private island in the Gulf Islands and just a quick tender ride across from the Port of Sydney north of Victoria.  Listed by James LeBlanc and Scott Piercy of Sotheby’s International Realty Canada, the $75 million resort-like enclave has too many lifestyle features to list, but is known globally as the only Jack Nicklaus “Signature” golf course in the world.

PICTURED ABOVE: James Island is a 780-acre private island located in the British Columbia island chain known as the Gulf Islands just north of the San Juan Islands in Washington.

PICTURED ABOVE AND BELOW: A “signature” golf course designed by Jack Nicklaus is the only one in the world that exists on a private island – the cost of a round could be $75 million unless you’re an invited guest.

The group also met Dan Matthews, President & CEO of EcoasisDevelopments LLC and toured the office of Scott Piercy, a top-selling broker in the Victoria marketplace, located in the famous Empress Hotel. They also visited a record-setting penthouse sale overlooking the beautiful Victoria Harbor.

For more information see the full RSIR Blog Post Here