New Listing & Open House – Queen Anne Jewel

This beautifully updated home on Queen Anne’s desirable south slope with great views of the Space Needle, Eliott Bay and city skyline hit the market just yesterday! This urban oasis features bright interiors feature crisp white woodwork, open floorplan and rich hardwoods.  Gourmet kitchen with butcher block island, marble counters, high-end stainless appliances and butler’s pantry.  Luxe master suite has spa-like bath and shower, fireplace and private south-facing view deck.  Wonderful home entertainment room and theater complete with bar. Temperature controlled wine cellar; home automation system throughout; central air conditioner; security system. Fully fenced private yard, hot tub, 1 car garage.

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Offered at $1,795,000

  •  Year Built:1900
  •  Bedrooms: 2
  •  Baths: 3
  •  Fireplaces: 3
  •  Daylight Basement
  •  Security System
  •  Central A/C
  •  Wine Cellar
  •  Detached 1-Car Garage
  •  Home Automation System
  •  Hot Tub
  •  Home Theater

 

Join us today for a peak at 302 Prospect Street during our broker’s open between 11:00am and 1:30pm, and bonus… IT IS SUNNY!

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Bennion & Deville team convenes at Luxury Portfolio and Leading RE Summit in Las Vegas

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Bennion & Deville team arrive in Vegas to meet the Bobs!

This past weekend, we flew to Las Vegas to join a prestigious group of luxury real estate professionals from around the world gathering at the Wynn Las Vegas for the Luxury Portfolio and Leading RE SUMMIT conference held between February 23-25. Bob Bennion & Bob Deville of Bennion & Deville Fine Homes and co-owners of Windermere Southern California have been members of Luxury Portfolio International® since 2008, just three years after it was founded.  This year our entire team attended as participants to better soak in all the knowledge 2014’s SUMMIT had to offer through dividing and conquering the breakout sessions, networking with other attendees, and brushing up on our marketing and technology skills.

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A Bennion & Deville listing made a full page of the program!

Luxury Portfolio is the luxury front of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World, an international network of over 500 residential real estate firms around the world.  Founded in 2005 to help real estate agents “market homes to the increasingly savvy affluent consumer,” Luxury Portfolio markets over 25,000 distinguished properties annually, and its members now make up the largest network of premier independent brokers.

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Social media guru Guy Kawasaki presents at LP SUMMIT.

The SUMMIT conference, held every year, is designed to provide further insight into the high-end consumer, reveal new marketing and technology tools to help attendees better market these unique properties on a global basis, and housing trends in the luxury real estate market.  Over the three days, we heard from many incredible speakers including several notable personalities that included the internationally recognized graffiti artist and best-selling business author Erik Wahl who delivered an inspiring presentation on the spirit of innovation, Steve Harney, author of “Keeping Current Matters” and recognized expert in negotiation and sales skills training, as well as social media guru, New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of twelve books and former chief evangelist at Apple  Guy Kawasaki.

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Paintings that Erik Wahl produced on stage in just minutes during his SUMMIT presentation.

As established leaders that carry a reputation for expertise in representing some of the finest homes in the greater Seattle area, Bob Bennion & Bob Deville’s affiliation with luxury portfolio gives them the opportunity to expand their offering through the incredible local and global resources as well as through this powerful world-wide network.

Stunning media presentations in the general sessions.
Stunning media presentations in the general sessions.

Through Luxury Portfolio, we are connected to over 500 local brokerages in more than 35 countries giving us the opportunity to share with and learn from these esteemed colleagues and professionals all over the world.

We strive to provide you with the best service and resources to help you as you navigate the complicated, emotional and exciting process of buying and/or selling your home.  We are thrilled to be back, armed with more tools and techniques, inspiration and energy for a very busy and exciting year of real estate.

For more information on Luxury Portfolio International®, please visit the website here.

SOLD! Spacious Loft Under the Space Needle

We are thrilled to announce that this stunning penthouse in the acclaimed Mosler Lofts is SOLD. Now home to some lucky new owners, this beautiful North West facing Belltown loft featured some of the most spectacular Space Needle views we have seen from a Seattle home.Bennion & Deville Fine Homes

  • Area: Belltown
  • Address: 2720 3rd Ave #PH02
  • City: Seattle
  • NWMLS: 541644
  • List Price: $1,895,000
  • Status: Sold
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms: 2.25
  • Heat: Gas, Forced Air
  • Fireplace: 1
  • Taxes: $9014
  • Year Built: 2008
  • Square Feet: 2000

For more details, please visit this listing here on our website.

Thank you for working with the Bennion & Deville team!

Broker’s Open- Brand New Listing

Sophisticated Interiors, Stunning Views

Today we are pleased to feature our newest listing- a beautiful Highlands residence offered at $2,295,000. Bennion & Deville

A winding drive through stunning woodlands with towering evergreens leads to a lovely traditional home situated on 2.6 acres, tucked away in the mature growth of the Highlands peaceful natural surroundings.

Bennion & Deville Fine Homes IncWith breathtaking views of Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains, this home integrates wonderful outdoor living for the warmer months with pool, spa fireplace and barbecue area off the family.  Offers many features as well as the many amenities of Highlands community living.

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  • 4,000-Bottle Wine Cellar
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 4.5 Bathrooms
  • 7,160 Square Feet
  • 2.6 Acres
  • Built in 1956
  • 4 Fireplaces
  • 5 Covered Parking Spaces

Bennion & DevilleJoin us today at 12 Olympic Drive NW in the Highlands for an open house from 11:00am-1:00pm to tour this home and soak in the stunning views!

More information on the Highlands residential community:

A Year In Solds!

To all of our wonderful clients and all those who’s email inboxes we’ve flooded, called on the phone incessantly, pestered for documents, signatures or answers, and everyone who has contribute their time, enery and skills, either in the development of or the support of Bennion & Deville, we thank you for another fabulous year.  May you enjoy good health, the love of your friends and family, and prosperity this coming year!

Here’s to a very happy new year!

-The Bennion & Deville team.

 SOLD IN 2013!

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Rent vs Buy; Is it time to put your rising Seattle rent towards a mortgage?

According to new research from Puget Sound region research team Dupre + Scott who analyze apartment investment and housing market issues, for the first time ever, rent in Seattle is equal to a mortgage on an average Seattle home.  This new housing market phenomenon is encouraging many Seattle renters to give their landlords notice and start the house hunting process as first-time home buyers, eager to get some play in the market as it makes a comeback and satisfy the great American dream of owning a home.

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Seattle’s King 5 News reports on Dupre + Scott findings.

According to Fannie Mae, the top five reasons that people buy a home or aspire to eventually buy a home are: To have a better place to raise their children; A place where their family can feel safe; To have more space; Freedom to renovate to their own taste; and Owning is a better investment. There are many benefits to buying a home instead of renting and for many, the long-term investment benefits of owning a home are a big incentive.  If you believe you have the stability to stay in an area for at least a few years, purchasing can make a lot of sense.  Instead of throwing away a sum of money every month towards rent, if that money is being put towards a home it is likely that after several years you will have built some equity and be able to get a little it back.  Furthermore, unlike rent, a fixed mortgage can’t go up. Making the move from renter to first-time home buyer allows some people an opportunity to lock into a fixed rate mortgage and not have to worry about that price being raised.  For some, this makes buying a home more affordable and ultimately protects against inflation over the term of that fixed rate. Finally, home ownership can also allow for tax breaks and federal credit opportunities through the ability to deduct mortgage interest payments and some eligible expenses, helping people avoid federal taxes on earnings from their home sales. 

 

Financial benefits aside, homeownership bliss also comes from the ability to make your new house truly feel like your home.  Whatever your unique circumstance is, whether its starting a life together, seeking more space, being able to choose where you want to live, or simply seeking the ability to completely customize a space that is unique to your personal style, these are luxuries most renters have never experienced.  However, remembering to look at the big picture when considering such a large purchase is imperative as home ownership does not make sense for everyone.

A house can be a wonderful way to build wealth, but if you haven’t taken the time to fully evaluate your financial situation, or have set unrealistic expectations for yourself, maintaining an investment like a home your new investment can be expensive and labor intensive.  This is where using a real estate agent can be extremely beneficial.  Navigating all the details involved in a home purchase can be overwhelming for any buyer, but particularly those buying for the first time; a good agent will help guide you through this process and can provide valuable insight on many of the things you will want to consider before you purchase.  This includes neighborhood expertise, helping you determine what price range you can afford, helping you find listings that meet your various needs and requirements, evaluating the current market trends, assisting you in structuring your offer to place you ahead of the competition and  finally, helping to guide you through the paperwork and any thing else that comes up in negotiating a deal that will best serve you.

At Bennion & Deville Fine Homes, we represent clients of every price range and a broad range of properties.  Agents Bob Bennion and Bob Deville are seasoned in the real-estate climate with a combined 40+ years of experience and unparalleled knowledge of Seattle’s residential real estate market.  Buying a home is a big decision that will impact every aspect of your life, and we at Bennion & Deville believe that when choosing your agent, it is important that you have every confidence in your agent’s ability to represent your best interests.  We have an enthusiastic, hardworking and exceptionally qualified team to make sure we meet your every need along the way and give you a realistic outlook on what you can expect to achieve in today’s market.

If you are interested in talking to us about buying a house, please Contact us.

Resources to help you determine your own rent vs. buy questions:

  • Real estate company Trulia features an interactive map infographic that determines your rent vs. buy prospects by city/state based on some basic mortgage rate, tax bracket and length of stay information: http://trends.truliablog.com/category/rent-vs-buy-index/.  See how you chalk up!
  • Windermere’s Get Ready To Buy tips: http://www.windermere.com/buying_and_selling/buying/prepare
  • Fannie Mae, Know Your Options – Buy Overview: http://knowyouroptions.com/buy/overview
  • Keeping Current Matters article, Why Do We Buy Real Estate: http://www.keepingcurrentmatters.com/2013/10/21/why-do-we-buy-real-estate/