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  • By Felicia Jorden
    August 28, 2019

    Experts Predict A Strong Housing Market For The Rest Of 2019

    We’re in the back half of the year, and with a decline in interest rates as well as home price and wage appreciation, many are wondering what the predictions are for the remainder of 2019.Here’s what some of the experts have to say: Ralph McLaughlin, Deputy Chief Economist for ...

  • By Felicia Jorden
    August 26, 2019

    Housing Supply Not Keeping Up with Population Increase

    Many buyers are wondering where to find houses for sale in today’s market. It’s a true dilemma. We see an increase in buyer demand, but the supply available for purchase isn’t keeping up. The number of new housing permits issued prior to the great recession increased for 15 years until 2005 (from...

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    July 5, 2019

    The Post - Week 22

  • By VDB Compass
    March 27, 2019

    Mark von der Burg Represents Two of Highest Residential Sales

    The top 25 residential home sales of Washington in 2018* have showcased some of the most unique properties available in the Pacific Northwest. Mark von der Burg of VDB Compass is honored to have represented two of these properties and their sellers. Reflective of the Pacific Northwest’s ideal set...

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    July 5, 2019

    The Post - Week 21

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  • By VDB Compass
    April 11, 2019

    Updates On The Eastside Rail Corridor Plan

    KING COUNTY HAS PASSED THE EASTSIDE RAIL CORRIDOR TRAIL MASTER PLAN The original rail line runs 42 miles from Snohomish County to Renton and would become a great asset to the Eastside area, as explained in the featured article from Bellevue Reporter Ryan Murray.The cost of the project is estimate...

  • By VDB Compass
    April 11, 2019

    More Than Just a Few Pumpkins on the Porch...

    This light show might not increase the value of your home around this slow season, it will definitely bring you some attention!

  • By VDB Compass
    April 11, 2019

    Now That the World Series is Over, It's Time to Buy Your Own Baseball Diamond

    Just because the World Series is over doesn't mean you have to put your baseball obsession to rest for a few months.  In fact, right now you can buy your own mega-mansion with your private baseball diamond for just under $4 million.Curbed has the full story and more photos.

  • By VDB Compass
    April 11, 2019

    Best and Worst Housing Markets in America

    When President Barack Obama took office in 2009, he worked to implement many programs to help the housing market ranging from mortgage relief to home buying incentives.  But what has this actually done to the housing market across the country? Zillow has partnered with Businessweek.com to compile...

  • By VDB Compass
    April 12, 2019

    New York City Clock Tower Penthouse For Sale

    The 7,000 square foot penthouse at the top pf the 1914 Landmark Clock Tower Building New York City is on the market for $23,500,000. The highlights of this retreat are the four enormous glass-faced clocks that offer a 360 degree view of the city and the stainless steel and glass staircase that wr...

  • By VDB Compass
    April 12, 2019

    Pacific Northwest Luxe Event

    We have exciting news! Mark has been invited to participate in the Pacific Northwest Luxe Event which features an exciting panel of the area's top realtors, along with Josh Altman from Million Dollar Listing (on Bravo). Sign up for the event, hear Mark's opinions of the current real estate market...

  • By VDB Compass
    April 12, 2019

    Multiple Offers Are Back

    An MSN real estate article stated that with investors and buyers vying for bargains, housing markets showed strong demand. Some homes are being bought as soon as they hit the market such areas as Portland, Memphis, Seattle and Salt Lake City. Brokers are saying "Multiple offers are back."  From a...

  • By VDB Compass
    April 12, 2019

    It Is Time Now....

    A recent MSN real estate article reported that more and more Americans believe that now it is a good time to buy a home. According to the latest Fannie Mae Housing Survey,  the expectation that home prices, rents and mortgage rate are all likely to rise this year, and these convergence of factors...

  • By VDB Compass
    April 12, 2019

    Bidding Wars Are Back!

    According to an article from The Wall Street Journals, home buyers are facing the fact that bidding wars are back. The article pointed out that nationwide many buyers are increasingly competing for the same house. This surging sales are a reflection of supply shortage on the current market. Andy ...

  • By VDB Compass
    April 12, 2019

    10 Hard-hit Housing Markets Expect Double-digit Price Gains

    According to an article on CNNMoney, 10 hard-hit housing markets will record double-digits price increases through next year 2013. This week, the mortgage rates has reached a lowest point, and many house hunters have already started to pounce on bargains. David Stiff, the chief economist at Fiser...

  • By VDB Compass
    April 12, 2019

    The "Facebook" Effect

    "Facebook is taking over the world." That's what everybody says. Just back at the beginning of April, Facebook declared that it reaches 200 millions users. Most people wouldn't realized this, but the power of social media seemed put a lot of confidence around Silicon Valley in recent years as wel...

  • By VDB Compass
    April 12, 2019

    The 25 Most Expensive Homes On The Market In Seattle

    The 25 most expensive homes on the market in Seattle and VDB Estates Denny Blaine listing is #11!

  • By VDB Compass
    April 12, 2019

    Join Us Today At This Beautiful Newly Constructed Steven D. Smith Home

    Join us tonight at this beautiful newly constructed Steven D. Smith home from 4:00p.m. - 7:00p.m. 9521 NE 1st Bellevue, WA 98004 425.882.8821  

  • By VDB Compass
    April 12, 2019

    72.2 Acre River Run Ranch

    Peaceful riverfront dreamscape reminiscent of the finest Kentucky estates! Stunning main house with rotunda staircase, main level master and guest suite wings, en suite bedrooms, chef and caterer’s kitchens. Impressive dressage facilities with lighted, oversized, mirrored arena; regulation outdoo...

  • By VDB Compass
    April 12, 2019

    Storybook Lifestyle On 7.57 Acres

    Storybook Life on 7.5acre estate with Private Drive & Gated Entrance. Soaring ceilings, window walls, and extensive millwork throughout. Grand LR with 2-story stone fireplace, bookcase with library ladder, & iron balcony. Gathering Room opens to veranda & pond with waterfalls for year...

  • By VDB Compass
    April 11, 2019

    Sold, Sold, Sold!

    KICKING OFF THE NEW YEAR WITH PROPERTIES SOLD IN THE SUMMIT, WINDSOR GREENS AND KIRKLAND.  JUST SOLD! CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR CLIENTS AND BEST OF LUCK ON YOUR NEXT ADVENTURE. SOLD Panoramic Unobstructed VIEWS 15528 SE 53rd PlaceBellevue$1,965,000SOLDWindsor Greens Lifestyle24516 SE Windsor BlvdSam...

  • By VDB Compass
    April 11, 2019

    Five Star Real Estate Agent Awards

    Five Star Professional has announced their Five Star Real Estate Agents for 2016 and we are extremely proud to announce that Mark von der Burg, VDB Estates and a total of 133 Coldwell Banker Bain brokers have been awarded this title.“We are extremely proud that so many of our brokers have been re...

  • By VDB Compass
    April 11, 2019

    Just Listed | One Level Living!

    Gated open concept rambler settled in idyllic scenery. Grand master suite with luxurious fireside sitting area! Upper recreation rooms excellent for extended guest stays or entertaining. Vaulted great room, spacious kitchen plus dining with seamless access to the entertainment terrace featuring L...

  • By VDB Compass
    April 11, 2019

    Just Listed | Luxurious Northwest View Living

    Steven D Smith New ConstructionDesirable Bellevue location with city and mountain VIEWS! Beautifully crafted custom Steven D. Smith home with exquisite features throughout the property including grand two-story entry flowing into open concept living, perfect for entertaining. A true chef’s kitche...

  • By VDB Compass
    April 11, 2019

    Just Listed | Serene Sammamish Style

    Northwest crafted home tucked in Sammamish peaceful setting. Dramatic two story entry flowing into chef’s kitchen and gathering spaces with an abundance of natural light. Separate master suite wing connected to secondary bedrooms and laundry room with elegant sky bridge balcony, all on the upper ...

  • By VDB Compass
    April 11, 2019

    Just Listed | Classic Northwest Estate

    Timeless Northwest estate located on two tax parcels with acreage! Follow the private drive to this grand residence with a circular entrance to the porte-cochere. Magnificent entry with soaring ceilings, classic finishes and elegant floor plan. Open concept updated chef’s kitchen to gathering roo...

  • By VDB Compass
    April 11, 2019

    Just Listed | Architectural Grandeur

    Striking architectural estate with Northwest scenery! An abundance of natural light welcomes you into the elegant entry, leading to living spaces with soaring ceilings and wall of windows. Open concept kitchen featuring nook and sitting room with garden views, the perfect setting for gatherings a...

  • By VDB Compass
    April 11, 2019

    Just Listed | Tranquil Elegance In The Hedges

    Finest craftsmanship welcomes you to relaxed living! Hamish Anderson Custom Home in The Hedges with unmatched detailing! Every inch of this Home has been impeccably constructed to reflect Hamish Anderson’s high standards and quality techniques. Cherry tree lined drive carries you to the Porte-Coc...

  • By VDB Compass
    April 11, 2019

    Just Listed | Townhouse Living

    Located on quiet street in welcoming neighborhood! Open concept flowing to elegant kitchen featuring granite counters, breakfast bar and home resident desk. Focal fireplace with expansive TV niche to enjoy sport Sundays or movie nights! Master Suite with luxury en suite finishes, dual sink vanity...

  • By VDB Compass
    April 11, 2019

    Just Listed | Canter Grove

    Gated entry flows to visually stunning gardens surrounded by private scenery! Uniquely set within an estate neighborhood protected by natural growth areas, yet just five minutes to shopping, restaurants, and theaters! Winter wonderland transforms into summertime escape with landscaped vignettes f...

  • By VDB Compass
    April 11, 2019

    Just Listed | Unparalleled Views On Clyde Hill

    Modern Luxury and sophistication unite effortlessly in this signature Steven D Smith Gated Estate. Unparalleled Lake Washington, Olympic Mountains and Seattle Skyline Views! Flowing open concept spaces with rich quality and features. Main Level Master and Guest Suites! Covered Outdoor Great Room ...

  • By VDB Compass
    April 11, 2019

    Just Listed | Two New Steven D Smith In Kirkland

    JUST LISTED UNOBSTRUCTED LAKE WASHINGTON VIEWS Vibrant Kirkland Lake lifestyle and distinctive design unite effortlessly in this Steven D Smith home! The picturesque Kirkland area surrounds this Northwest View home with two terraces! Enjoy the scenes of Lake Washington activity during the day and...

  • By VDB Compass
    April 11, 2019

    Just Listed | Clyde Hill Villa

    CLYDE HILL, BELLEVUE 7,481 Sq Ft | 25,626 Sq Ft Lot | 5 Bed 7 Bath | 3 Car Garage Offered at $6,095,000 MLS 1100721 See more on this new listing!    Are you thinking of buying or selling? We are here to help with your real estate goals!Please visit Why VDB to learn more. 

  • By VDB Compass
    April 11, 2019

    Just Listed | Lake Sammamish Waterfront

    LAKE SAMAMMISH 4,690 Sq Ft | 22,447 Sq Ft Lot | 4 Bed 5 Bath | 3 Car Garage Offered at $4,638,000 MLS 1121132 See more on this new listing!  Are you thinking of buying or selling? We are here to help with your real estate goals!Please visit Why VDB to learn more. 

  • By VDB Compass
    April 11, 2019

    Just Listed | Panoramic Northwest Views

    Unobstructed Lake Sammamish, Bellevue Skyline and Cascade Mountain Views to enjoy everyday! Home’s Original Owners have taken excellent care of this treasure. Light Filled and Open gathering spaces with Soaring Ceilings. Master Suite featuring Views, Secondary Bedrooms with En Suites and spacious...

  • By VDB Compass
    April 11, 2019

    Just Listed | Refreshed Rambler

    Vaulted Ceilings, Sunlit Windows and One Level Living! Remodeled and Refreshed! Move-in ready with the perfect blend of open gathering rooms, comfortable private spaces and desirable outdoor areas. Open Concept Kitchen with Island and Breakfast Bar Seating. Expansive Sun Terrace with spectacular ...

  • By VDB Compass
    April 11, 2019

    Just Listed | Welcoming Contemporary

    Distinctive Style with Open Living Spaces, Spacious Bedrooms and Two Patios! Light filled with Skylights and High Ceilings. Recently remodeled Serene Master Suite with Luxury Spa Bath. Guest Room or Home Office with Garden Access! Expansive storage areas and hardwood flooring throughout. Enjoy yo...

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