FORT LAWTON PREVIEW EVENT DRAWS MORE THAN 500 VISITORS; ENCORE EVENT SCHEDULED FOR SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 27th

On September 19th and 20th more than 500 registered guests were treated to a property preview opportunity at the newly completed sales center and model home at Montana Circle – the first release at The Homes at Fort Lawton.  Set to debut to the public on Saturday, October 3rd advance tours are available to prospective homebuyers that register online at www.OwnFortLawton.com

“What a tremendous preview event we shared with hundreds of guests before we officially open for sales on October 3rd,” said Stephanie McMahon of Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty, the Community Sales Director for The Homes at Fort Lawton.  “I suppose this opportunity has been more than a century in the making so waiting two more weeks doesn’t seem too bad.”

McMahon says the most interested buyers and brokers are preparing for the upcoming sales releases by becoming prequalified to purchase with the preferred lender, Keith Lashley of Caliber Home Loans. Many with a home to sell are also exploring options in the current market aided by representatives of Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty. 

PICTURED ABOVE AND BELOW: Representatives of Thrive Communities (on behalf of Rise Properties) and Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty are joined by caterers and shuttle operators for a team meeting before the preview events

PICTURED ABOVE AND BELOW: Representatives of Thrive Communities (on behalf of Rise Properties) and Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty are joined by caterers and shuttle operators for a team meeting before the preview events

The first home listed is 4426 Montana Circle http://www.matrix.nwmls.com/DE.asp?ID=15582875875 , which is a 3 bedroom, 2-1/2 bathroom residence comprising 1,674 sq. ft. and is offered at $799,000.

“We set the pricing after studying Magnolia and Queen Anne sales for many months and working closely with the local brokerage community,” adds McMahon.  “Ultimately we decided to not apply a premium associated with the nostalgic value, location with Discovery Park or the landmark status.  We’ll let the market decide what premiums are appropriate for these benefits and apply as we release future homes.  I think that’s the most transparent way we can offer the homes.”

PICTURED ABOVE: The excitement is building as Montana Circle evolves from a construction site into Seattle’s most anticipated residential enclave.

PICTURED ABOVE: The excitement is building as Montana Circle evolves from a construction site into Seattle’s most anticipated residential enclave.

Rise Properties has adopted a very scheduled release of homes, which will be priced, listed and sold as they are restored.  The homes will not be available for presale or personalization and each will be substantially renovated consistent with the model home being showcased.

PICTURED ABOVE: Preferred lender, Keith Lashley of Caliber Home Loans discusses options for financing with a military family excited to see the conversion of the former base. 

PICTURED ABOVE: Preferred lender, Keith Lashley of Caliber Home Loans discusses options for financing with a military family excited to see the conversion of the former base. 

PICTURED ABOVE AND BELOW: For their convenience, courtesy shuttles were busy all day transporting hundreds of guests from the entry gate to to the private residential enclave nestled amongst 534-acres of Discovery Park.

Among the many guests, Chuck Stempler and his wife Sally visited from Capitol Hill where they own a large condominium and were drawn to the Officer’s Row homes set to be released in early 2016.
“Beautifully restored and modernized homes in the heart of Discovery Park,” said Stempler. “The Homes at Fort Lawton are perfect balance of in-city living and rural open space.”

PICTURED ABOVE: Prospective homebuyers Chuck and Sally Stempler are reviewing options and contemplating selling a home in the city of something a little less densely populated. 

PICTURED ABOVE: Prospective homebuyers Chuck and Sally Stempler are reviewing options and contemplating selling a home in the city of something a little less densely populated. 

PICTURED ABOVE AND BELOW: Although the shiny hardwood floors  are more than a hundred years old, they look like new and guests happily removed shoes or wore booties out of respect for the landmark homes.

PICTURED ABOVE AND BELOW: Although the shiny hardwood floors  are more than a hundred years old, they look like new and guests happily removed shoes or wore booties out of respect for the landmark homes.

ICTURED ABOVE: Guests and brokers patiently waited in brief lines to tour the model home as representatives from the sales team mingled and answered questions. 

PICTURED ABOVE: Candace Taylor and Dean Jones of Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty review a set of blueprints with a prospective homebuyer that is considering a large home at Officer’s Row to be released in early 2016.

PICTURED ABOVE: Candace Taylor and Dean Jones of Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty review a set of blueprints with a prospective homebuyer that is considering a large home at Officer’s Row to be released in early 2016.

PICTURED ABOVE: A Platinum Events hosted the Fort Lawton Hospitality Tent complete with pastries and coffee & tea service in the mornings and past bites and other libations in the afternoon. 

PICTURED ABOVE: The “Broker Box” – a preview of the creative counter gift box that will be delivered to local real estate offices inviting broker participation to an upcoming Broker’s Open House on September 29, 2015.

PICTURED ABOVE: The “Broker Box” – a preview of the creative counter gift box that will be delivered to local real estate offices inviting broker participation to an upcoming Broker’s Open House on September 29, 2015.

PICTURED ABOVE: Thumbs Up!  (Left to Right) – Candace Taylor, Sophie Dube, Aaron Freeman, Alena Howard, Stephanie McMahon and Dean Jones regroup after a long weekend of tours. 

PICTURED ABOVE: Thumbs Up!  (Left to Right) – Candace Taylor, Sophie Dube, Aaron Freeman, Alena Howard, Stephanie McMahon and Dean Jones regroup after a long weekend of tours. 

PICTURED ABOVE: A gust of wind whips the Poplar trees at West Point on the tip of Magnolia’s Discovery Park – a harbinger of the demand that’s likely to surround The Homes at Fort Lawton.

PICTURED ABOVE: A gust of wind whips the Poplar trees at West Point on the tip of Magnolia’s Discovery Park – a harbinger of the demand that’s likely to surround The Homes at Fort Lawton.

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