Hillku on urban renewal

Hillku a blog written by a friend of mine has featured a couple poems about condos. One references Vertigo and the other two references establishments being torn down to make way for the Pine and Belmont mega-condo. Now I hate to out the author but I do find it interesting he recently moved into some Cap Hill new construction :).

Make sure you click through for their associated photos:

Condo infestation

Apartments convert.
Blocks torn down. Renters push’d out.
Is Cap Hill Bell Town?

Urban renewal can’t wait

Manray was on fire.
Demolition come early?
Condos replace bars.

Bus Stop

Bus Stop closing soon,
must drink up before it’s gone.
Gentrification.

…Join the fun, post a condo/urban living haiku in the comments and I’ll buy the author of the best one a drink on Wednesday. Bonus points if you make fun of my condo that won’t sell.

About Matt Goyer

I love condos, lofts, floating homes, new construction and mid-century moderns so much so that since starting this blog in 2006 I've written over 2,000 blog posts about them!

For years I resisted becoming a real estate agent preferring to be a marketing executive at Redfin but after leaving Redfin (after seven years!) I caved in the spring of 2014 and became a broker. So if you need help finding that "Urbnlivn-style" place or selling your home email me at matt@urbnlivn.com, I'd be happy to help you.

Prior to Urbnlivn and Redfin, I worked at Microsoft after graduating from the University of Waterloo with a Bachelor of Mathematics with a major in computer science.

You can also find me on Twitter, @MattGoyer, or LinkedIn.

  • kpom

    Beautiful condo,
    Granite, steel, Diesel jeans.
    Smelling of tulips.

  • kpom

    Beautiful condo,
    Granite, steel, Diesel jeans.
    Smelling of tulips.

  • EconE

    Let’s make downtown fun.

    Turn it into our playground.

    Any Ideas?

  • EconE

    Let’s make downtown fun.

    Turn it into our playground.

    Any Ideas?

  • jeff

    one bed at the taj
    now just three seventy five K
    listed it too late

  • jeff

    one bed at the taj
    now just three seventy five K
    listed it too late

  • javila

    meritage for sale
    a buyer is coming soon
    matt will be so glad

  • javila

    meritage for sale
    a buyer is coming soon
    matt will be so glad

  • Dan L

    Meritage is staged

    Duvet, curtains, feels like home

    Maybe needs hockey sticks?

  • Dan L

    Meritage is staged

    Duvet, curtains, feels like home

    Maybe needs hockey sticks?

  • Matthew

    Interest only rates

    Forever priced out

    catch a falling knife

  • Matthew

    Interest only rates

    Forever priced out

    catch a falling knife

  • Matthew

    Taj Mahal in Seattle
    Bubbles floating in the air
    Ninjas with kitanas

  • Matthew

    Taj Mahal in Seattle
    Bubbles floating in the air
    Ninjas with kitanas

  • EconE

    Matthew…you need to brush up on your Haiku skills. :oP

  • EconE

    Matthew…you need to brush up on your Haiku skills. :oP

  • CG

    Meritage Cap Hill
    Way stop to 12th & Mad Lofts
    Warehouse qua home. Bliss!

  • CG

    Meritage Cap Hill
    Way stop to 12th & Mad Lofts
    Warehouse qua home. Bliss!

  • Matthew

    pink ponies in the yard
    rain turns to gum drops
    seattle is special

  • Matthew

    pink ponies in the yard
    rain turns to gum drops
    seattle is special