Archives for September 2006

Queen Anne High in Seattle PI

Classroom condos on Queen Anne get ‘A’ in city history: There’s high school classy: Old-school chalkboards and original classroom floors in some units. And then there’s classy-classy: Granite, stainless steel and tile, all standard condo accoutrements, and the hilltop views of downtown, Elliott Bay, Lake Union and Mount Rainier. Real estate developer Legacy Partners, with… Read More

Brix in Seattle Times

New condominiums add to Broadway neighborhood renaissance [pdf] From the article: Replacing the old Safeway Six floors, 141 homes Completed beginning 2008 Architect: Mithun Interior design: Markie Nelson Lofts, two story homes, open one bedrooms, one and two bedrooms One side red brick, the other glass, steel 7,700 square feet of retail Bosch and Fisher… Read More


Seattle Times (AP), Singles give up city life for the suburbs: Experts say that single people her age, traditionally urban dwellers, are increasingly eschewing city life for picket fences, large parks and chain restaurants. Seattle Times (LA Times) California home prices fostering a new breed of extreme commuters Like thousands of other California workers, Ann… Read More

South Lake Union Lottery Has Begun

From an email from the SLU folks today: Just thought I would let you know the lottery drawings for at least Enso and Veer have begun. Day 1 of appointments for Enso is January 23rd. Day 1 of appointments for Veer is December 4th. I entered all three lotteries and haven’t received any calls yet…. Read More

Condo project cancelled – First of many?

Thanks to a reader for pointing me to the Seattle PI, Lease wins out over condo plans at Qwest Building site: The developers filed plans with the city in August to replace the 53-year-old building with two 28-story condo towers, but decided not to build because they had concerns about the current market and found… Read More

Lumen Hard Hat Tour Photos

Lumen has put their hard hat tour photos online (way to go! we love to see non-marketing/staged photos): lumen35 Hosted on Zooomr Anyone have an update on how their sales numbers are going?

According to, there are only 4 new condo projects in Seattle.

Downtown Zoning Changes

I don’t know if I’ve linked to this before or not: Downtown Zoning Changes

All Seattle Condos

There’s another entrant in the ‘keeping track of Seattle condo’ games: All Seattle Condos. Click on the map and then you can see new and existing projects. …Now if only the rest of their site didn’t look like it was designed in the mid-90’s…

Queen Anne open house and price ranges

Queen Anne High is having a semi open house: Exclusive limited-invitation open house: September 16th & 17th, 12 to 6 p.m. Homes are now being sold exclusively to our VIP priority interest list. We invite you to visit us this weekend and take advantage of this early opportunity before our public grand opening next weekend…. Read More

Housing Futures – Way to protect against the bubble?

I’m surprised I haven’t seen this article discussed by the local housing blogs (Seattle Bubble / Rain City).. Anyhow, this past weekend the Sunday New York Times had a real estate magazine and one of the articles was on the introduction of housing futures, The Pork-Bellies Approach to Housing. Now I had a hard time… Read More

A Condo and a Lifestyle – How condo marketing has gone wrong

Seattle Times, A condo — and a lifestyle, too: It’s really about the unveiling of a project with throwback elegance, said Dean Jones of the marketing firm Realogics. “It’s speaking to people who want to reward themselves with a higher level of living.” Yes, marketing is often seen as speaking to people, but for these… Read More

New construction on MLS

The other day I was using Redfin (okay, every day I use Redfin) and for the first time ever (which is kind of weird) I searched for all the new condo construction projects in the city. Of course there was only a small percentage available (something like 100 listings). I read through a bunch of… Read More

Ben’s update on Moda

I’m tired of the Moda hype already but for those of you anxious to secure your 300 sq feet condo lotto ticket (and are moving out of your 1200 sq ft rental to do so) here’s the bad news from Ben: Officially, sales began at 11 AM this morning for the 251 units, though several… Read More

Brix pre-sales

Here are the details on the Brix pre-sale. Please stop by the new Brix Sales center located at 700 Broadway East between October 7, 2006 and October 15, 2006 from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm daily for an exclusive VIP preview of Brix. As a VIP registrant, you will have the first opportunity to preview… Read More

Seattle’s most expensive used condo

In case you were curious this is Seattle’s most expensive used condo currently on the market at only $12.5 million, 2000 1st Ave #2700. And I don’t know about you but I can’t quite picture 2000 1st Ave. It sure would be nice if the listing agent had included a photo of the exterior of… Read More

Eastlake Lofts Presales Start Tomorrow

I believe the Eastlake Lofts presales starts tomorrow. Warning, there are only 18 units, though for the most part their floor plans seem quite bizarro.

Canal Station details

Here are the details on Canal Station phase 2 if you’re looking for new construction in Ballard. I also hear that the interiors are great. The Canal Station II Condominium sales will be by appointment commencing at 7:00pm on Thursday September 21st, 2006. The process for setting an appointment to purchase a home at Canal… Read More

Wendy on Moda

Wendy has a post on Moda, Small, smaller, smallest! if you’re interested in Seattle’s smallest condo project. Moda condominium will be having its priority purchase event for pre-registered home buyers between September 13th thru September 22nd from 11AM to 6:00PM. During the event, home buyers will have a chance to tour three full-sized, furnished units… Read More

Enso Information Session

A while ago I went to the Enso informational session. Sorry for posting this so late, it’s been languishing in my draft post folder for a while now. Did anyone submit a lottery card for Enso? I did… (More on my lottery submissions later). Here are the notes from their slides: Quick Facts 135 units… Read More