Home Sales And Occupancy Rates Set New Record For Seabrook
SEABROOK, Wash., Sept. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Seabrook, Washington’s beach town, is proud to announce more than $20 million in home sales this summer and the best-ever month for Cottage Rentals occupancy. Designed using principles of new urbanism, the thoughtfully planned community continues to attract homeowners and visitors with award-winning new neighborhoods, parks and retail.
“When we built Seabrook from scratch 13 years ago, we sought to create a friendly, walkable Washington state beach town combining resort amenities with a community feel,” founder Casey Roloff said. “Seabrook’s incredible sales momentum this summer and its most successful month of vacation rental occupancy confirms our vision continues to resonate with year-round visitors and homeowners alike.”
This summer, Seabrook sold more than 30 homes and home sites across price points from $500,000 to $1.5 million. At $13 million, August sales broke Seabrook’s record for the month, with buyers coming from Seattle, Bellevue and out of state. Recent summer homes sales include all eight Market Street townhomes, 12 homes in the newly launched South of Market neighborhood, two homes in Elk Creek‘s oceanside neighborhood and nearly all homes in the Farm District. Excited by their summer visits, potential homebuyers often return at the end of the season to purchase a home of their own.
More than half of the town’s 335 privately owned homes are registered in the Cottage Rentals Program. At $1.73 million, August rental revenue is up 19.5 percent from last year, making it the best-ever month for cottage rentals. Spurred by travelers’ preference for high-value, spacious and private accommodations, Seabrook built the conveniences of the hotel resort industry into the town’s professionally managed vacation rental market, setting a new standard for amenities and consistent management. Homeowners are expected to have unprecedented vacation rental occupancy for 2017.
Seabrook is raising the bar in the vacation rental market, as one of the only business models in the country building professionally managed vacation homes with resort amenities steps away from unique, locally owned shops and restaurants. A catalyst for future interest in Seabrook as a destination, the number of retailers continues to grow with the Town Center expansion, which is now underway.
On Oct. 14, Seabrook will host its Fall Home Showcase. Both new and resale homes will be open to the public and visitors can view progress on the expanding Town Center and new neighborhoods as the town grows to encompass approximately 1,000 single-family homes and units.
Since 2004, Seabrook’s planned community has preserved one and a half miles of oceanfront along the Pacific Ocean on Washington’s southwestern coast, 2.5 hours from Seattle. Designed around the concept of a five-minute walk to access all centrally-located amenities, environmentally-conscious trails weave through wind-sculpted spruce promenades and cozy Cape Cod-style cottage homes. Featured as Sunset Magazine’s original Idea Town, more than a dozen boutique shops, restaurants and a spa provide the perfect year-round destination for cozy family dining, entertainment and relaxation. Neighborhoods forged in the New Urbanism tradition of town building are Northwest Glen, Pacific Glen, Elk Creek, South of Market and the Farm District, all of which include coastal rental cottages for seasonal guests. For property inquiries, visit http://www.seabrookwa.com/homes-for-sale-washington-coast. For reservations, call 1-877-779-9990 or visit www.seabrookwa.com.
Lorne Richmond / Lyra Fontaine
Richmond Public Relations / (206) 682-6979
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