Seattle Condo Tour is back

The Seattle Condo tour is back and featuring condos I’ve never heard of such as Burien Town Square and Sylvan Ridge. I like this quote:

Both weekends are your chance to see and experience the newest condo opportunities available.

Really? At least Lumen and Trio have been around since I first started shopping for condos back in February of 2006!

Let’s hope that in the next two months they can add some more big brand name condos to the lists below otherwise it’s going to be a depressing tour.

DOWNTOWN – April 5th & 6th
25 on the Park
Burien Town Square
Lumen
Luxe
Sylvan Ridge
Trio
The Marlborough
Veer Lofts
Westwater

EASTSIDE – April 12th and 13th
The Approach
Arrington Place
Bellevue Towers
Champagne
Horizon Village at Somerset
Maritime at Crossroads
One Main Street
Tanglewood
Trailwalk
Woodsong at Coal Creek

About Matt

Matt , Urbnlivn's publisher, has a love for lofts with industrial features and new construction condos that is only eclipsed by his passion for outdoor sports and urban living. Phrases such as “polished concrete” and “exposed brick” are music to his ears. You can also find Matt on Twitter or skiing.

  • The MD

    Matt, you are right. It is depressing and boring to see the same communities still on the market. The condos in Seattle are, for the most part, pure crap. I read a posting on this blog a couple months back about Seattle Condos Compared to Other Cities. There are a ton of points in that posting by Downtown Guy that are “spot on.” Basically, the point was Seattle’s condos suck and prices will adjust downward in the market now, regardless of what developers and marketers are saying. Well, inventory is definitely staying on the market much longer than even a year ago and prices are going down because people aren’t willing to pay for this crap as the pressure of being the first in line just to get a place has subsided. If they were smart, they would make the “tour” a “fire sale” instead.

  • The MD

    Matt, you are right. It is depressing and boring to see the same communities still on the market. The condos in Seattle are, for the most part, pure crap. I read a posting on this blog a couple months back about Seattle Condos Compared to Other Cities. There are a ton of points in that posting by Downtown Guy that are “spot on.” Basically, the point was Seattle’s condos suck and prices will adjust downward in the market now, regardless of what developers and marketers are saying. Well, inventory is definitely staying on the market much longer than even a year ago and prices are going down because people aren’t willing to pay for this crap as the pressure of being the first in line just to get a place has subsided. If they were smart, they would make the “tour” a “fire sale” instead.

  • http://www.2200life.blogspot.com EconE

    They named a condo in Bellevue “Champagne”?

    Too funny.

    What’s next? A condo in Olympia named “Beer”?

  • http://www.2200life.blogspot.com EconE

    They named a condo in Bellevue “Champagne”?

    Too funny.

    What’s next? A condo in Olympia named “Beer”?

  • Affluent Bitter Renter

    To reflect the changing market, the condo in Bellevue named Champagne is being renamed “Mad Dog 20/20″…

  • Affluent Bitter Renter

    To reflect the changing market, the condo in Bellevue named “Champagne” is being renamed “Mad Dog 20/20″…

  • eric

    Last year as a lender for a Condo site downtown I hated this weekend. The only reason people came out was to get their free gift certificate to a restaurant chain that wasn’t even located in Seattle. People would run in get their stamp and move onto the next place ASAP. Total wast of marketing dollars

  • eric

    Last year as a lender for a Condo site downtown I hated this weekend. The only reason people came out was to get their free gift certificate to a restaurant chain that wasn’t even located in Seattle. People would run in get their stamp and move onto the next place ASAP. Total wast of marketing dollars

  • Rob Locks

    Big brand condos are fine but I don’t know many people who can or want to live in them. I have heard good things about some of these condos – it seems like a good mix of property types.

  • Rob Locks

    Big brand condos are fine but I don’t know many people who can or want to live in them. I have heard good things about some of these condos – it seems like a good mix of property types.

  • Anita

    Are Condo sellers required to disclose problems, or potential problems, in the building envelope as well as issues with their specific unit? Are they required to disclose defects such as failed siding, leaking roofs, improperly installed components which result in ongoing structural damage?

    If there was a building envelope study done for the developer, and the developer states in writing they will take care of the problems how can the prospective buyer find out whether or not the work was actually completed?

    Thank you.

  • Anita

    Are Condo sellers required to disclose problems, or potential problems, in the building envelope as well as issues with their specific unit? Are they required to disclose defects such as failed siding, leaking roofs, improperly installed components which result in ongoing structural damage?

    If there was a building envelope study done for the developer, and the developer states in writing they will take care of the problems how can the prospective buyer find out whether or not the work was actually completed?

    Thank you.

  • Peckham

    “Are Condo sellers required to disclose problems, or potential problems, in the building envelope as well as issues with their specific unit? Are they required to disclose defects such as failed siding, leaking roofs, improperly installed components which result in ongoing structural damage?”

    Yes. Washington State Seller Disclosure Statement (Form 17) and the condo resale certificate should have this type of info. If problems are not disclosed and you have been harmed by said non-disclosure, you can sue the seller, and possibly the condo association.

  • Peckham

    “Are Condo sellers required to disclose problems, or potential problems, in the building envelope as well as issues with their specific unit? Are they required to disclose defects such as failed siding, leaking roofs, improperly installed components which result in ongoing structural damage?”

    Yes. Washington State Seller Disclosure Statement (Form 17) and the condo resale certificate should have this type of info. If problems are not disclosed and you have been harmed by said non-disclosure, you can sue the seller, and possibly the condo association.

  • Julie

    My husband & I are doing the condo tour this year and we are excited to see some of these properties. The Luxe is new & we keep hearing great things about what’s happening in Burien. I guess that would only be for those that don’t “have” to be downtown though.

  • Julie

    My husband & I are doing the condo tour this year and we are excited to see some of these properties. The Luxe is new & we keep hearing great things about what’s happening in Burien. I guess that would only be for those that don’t “have” to be downtown though.

  • http://www.condomaximums.com Anna Novikoff

    Just a comment on the list of Bellevue condos to date. Most are not, as was pointed out, on the high end and therefore, maybe not be as glamorous as the multi-millon dollar PH’s. They are, however, in a more affordable price range which is what people need instead of what they might be dreaming about.

  • http://www.condomaximums.com Anna Novikoff

    Just a comment on the list of Bellevue condos to date. Most are not, as was pointed out, on the high end and therefore, maybe not be as glamorous as the multi-millon dollar PH’s. They are, however, in a more affordable price range which is what people need instead of what they might be dreaming about.

  • Mew02d

    It’s nice to peek at some higher end condos, like Bellevue Towers and one main street, but it’s even better see see great condos you can actually afford.

    Going off your comment, I have also heard great things about Burien. They say their condo is the start of an entire city revitalization effort. Pretty neat to be a part of.

  • Mew02d

    It’s nice to peek at some higher end condos, like Bellevue Towers and one main street, but it’s even better see see great condos you can actually afford.

    Going off your comment, I have also heard great things about Burien. They say their condo is the start of an entire city revitalization effort. Pretty neat to be a part of.

  • nitsuj

    OK, check the IP addresses, I find it hard to believe there are two people excited about Burien!

  • nitsuj

    OK, check the IP addresses, I find it hard to believe there are two people excited about Burien!

  • http://twitter.com/mattgoyer mattgoyer

    I did. I guess there are two people excited about Burien! :)

    (I couldn’t place Burien on a map if my life depended on it.)

  • http://blog.mattgoyer.com Matt

    I did. I guess there are two people excited about Burien! :)

    (I couldn’t place Burien on a map if my life depended on it.)