EVER CURIOUS WHO ACTUALLY BUILDS THESE AMAZING HOMES? WHOSE
ARCHITECTURAL GENIUS IS BEHIND THE WHEEL?
According to contemporist, this home was design and built “for a couple, an artist and
an engineer, that wanted a contemporary style, but not out of place with the rest of the
Capitol Hill neighborhood, lots of natural light, an interior with an art-gallery-feel and a
separate guest wing.” I think you might agree that Heliotrope Architects and Dovetail
nailed it. So did Benjamin Schneider who captured these amazing images.
THE FINNISH WERE ONTO SOMETHING
Not only do saunas have amazing physical and mental health benefits, but when you
see this well designed example of saunified amazement, you might rethink what to do
with that awkward space in the basement. Might be a bit challenging to recreate the
water view component though!
URBAN HARDWOODS IS NOT ONLY CRAFTING BEAUTIFUL FURNITURE FROM
RECLAIMED WOOD, BUT THEY ARE LOCAL.
I fell in love with their aesthetic and spirit many years ago. If you aren’t already familiar
with their work and story, now is the time to learn. Whimsical, organic, timeless
loveliness = UH. I will dream about eating a meal cozied up to this piece of art. I will
not dream about being up in that tree.
Q: “Our last child left for college 6 months ago and we have decided to DOWNSIZE.
What is the optimal time to list our home? We’d love some direction so that we can
position ourselves to earn the highest and best sale price possible.
A: In my professional opinion, the ideal time to list your home is: Drum Roll…I
actually have 2 answers:
1. Is based on the market anomaly that we are currently in. Historically hot and
unprecedented levels of inventory, currently at a historical low and shrinking.
Can you say sellers market? When to list? NOW.
2. Is a more pragmatic approach based on a typical, balanced (or not crazy
askew) market environment. My answer then would be to list when you are
absolutely ready, prepared and can answer ‘yes’ to the following checklist:
1. Are you committed to getting your home optimally market ready?
2. Are you100% on board for the sale process and move?
3. Do you have reputable agent representation?
4. Are you ready to listen to (And open to heeding) the expertise offered by your agent?
5. When setting exceptions are you able to remove the emotion and trust the facts?
REMEMBER: In a typical market the timing doesn’t matter as much as preparedness
BUT if possible, combine ALL of the aforementioned with a HOT MONTH
[see below] for an ideal scenario.
NUMBER 1 APRIL ’17
MAKE SURE THAT YOU READ THIS AND TAKE NOTES
IS YOUR HOOD A SIZZLER?