MLS Watch: 2 Bed/2 Bath Downtown

With our Seattle condo inventory growing every day you think there would be a steady stream of interesting Seattle condos and lofts to blog about, but there isn’t! Everyday I anxiously check my new listings email to find more and more boring condos.

The only semi interesting units to get listed recently are these two bed/two bath units downtown. Roughly the same square footage.

Cristalla

2033 2nd Ave #603 is $774,500 for 1,408 square feet.

28126503 2 0 MLS Watch: 2 Bed/2 Bath Downtown

Seaboard

1500 4th Ave #804 is $980,000 for 1,666 square feet.

28126330 1 0 MLS Watch: 2 Bed/2 Bath Downtown

I’d choose the Cristalla unit. You?

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.

  • Jeff

    Hey Matt, I love the blog… what in your mind differentiates “boring condos” with those that are “more interesting” – the sq. ft, the location, the value?

  • Jeff

    Hey Matt, I love the blog… what in your mind differentiates “boring condos” with those that are “more interesting” – the sq. ft, the location, the value?

  • http://twitter.com/mattgoyer mattgoyer

    For me it’s all the look. I’m sure there are some interesting “value” condos that get listed every day but unfortunately I don’t have the time to dig into each one to determine if it is good value or not. Usually I scan the address and photo and if it looks interesting I click through or if its in a building I know and like I’ll click through.

    If anyone sees any good value condos I’m more than happy to post them.

  • http://blog.mattgoyer.com Matt

    For me it’s all the look. I’m sure there are some interesting “value” condos that get listed every day but unfortunately I don’t have the time to dig into each one to determine if it is good value or not. Usually I scan the address and photo and if it looks interesting I click through or if its in a building I know and like I’ll click through.

    If anyone sees any good value condos I’m more than happy to post them.

  • Mark W

    Definitely Cristalla. But that $/sqft seems low for the building. Hmmm…

  • Mark W

    Definitely Cristalla. But that $/sqft seems low for the building. Hmmm…

  • Jeff

    Cool, thanks for the clarification Matt. I just want to make sure that staging services don’t go down in history as the only good way to grab attention!

    But at the same time, a photo is worth a million bucks – good looks, good presentation, a floor plan, and good MLS coverage is what it takes when people are just looking on their PCs.

  • Jeff

    Cool, thanks for the clarification Matt. I just want to make sure that staging services don’t go down in history as the only good way to grab attention!

    But at the same time, a photo is worth a million bucks – good looks, good presentation, a floor plan, and good MLS coverage is what it takes when people are just looking on their PCs.

  • http://twitter.com/mattgoyer mattgoyer

    Weird pictures are a great way of grabbing attention. See photo #7 for this listing. So far three people have emailed me about this listing today :).

  • http://blog.mattgoyer.com Matt

    Weird pictures are a great way of grabbing attention. See photo #7 for this listing. So far three people have emailed me about this listing today :).

  • jo

    That Cristalla prices makes sense.

    Same floor plan, five floors higher (1103) sold for 815k last month. This unit, five floors lower, is asking 775k. That’s a difference of 40k for being five floors higher. Most places usually put a premium of 5k-15k per floor to be higher up in the building. My guess is that unit will go for 760k.

    That dog picture is absolutely AWESOME.

  • jo

    That Cristalla prices makes sense.

    Same floor plan, five floors higher (1103) sold for 815k last month. This unit, five floors lower, is asking 775k. That’s a difference of 40k for being five floors higher. Most places usually put a premium of 5k-15k per floor to be higher up in the building. My guess is that unit will go for 760k.

    That dog picture is absolutely AWESOME.

  • My Other Car’s the Tardis

    And did you notice that the Seaboard doesn’t come with a parking space?!

  • My Other Car’s the Tardis

    And did you notice that the Seaboard doesn’t come with a parking space?!

  • Alice

    Unit 1103 appreciated from 625 K to 815 K, or about 30 %. Is 30% about what you would expect for appreciation of the condo in Cristalla? Then the price for 603 should be about 643 K, as it sold originally for 495 K. I’ve looked at the unit, and it is nice, but low in the building, essentially with no view. I am not sure how to make sense of its pricing.

  • Alice

    Unit 1103 appreciated from 625 K to 815 K, or about 30 %. Is 30% about what you would expect for appreciation of the condo in Cristalla? Then the price for 603 should be about 643 K, as it sold originally for 495 K. I’ve looked at the unit, and it is nice, but low in the building, essentially with no view. I am not sure how to make sense of its pricing.

  • Alice

    Okay, I looked more at the Cristalla pricing. It puts a premium of 20 K per floor in similar units. Does it mean #603 should sell for about 715K?

  • Alice

    Okay, I looked more at the Cristalla pricing. It puts a premium of 20 K per floor in similar units. Does it mean #603 should sell for about 715K?

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    your right , the seaboard doesnt have a parking space