Archives for November 2008

Festive Evening on 12th – You’re Invited!

I’ve off to Whistler for the weekend. Before I go though here’s the official post for our Festive Evening on 12th. Everyone’s welcome. Developers, agents, architects, designers, condo buyers, condo renters, bubblers, speculators,… If you’d like to come sign up on the Urbnlivn invite page. Bonus link: Design Within Reach Limited Edition. New item every… Read More

Black Friday Specials at The Parc

Just got an email from The Parc announcing big reductions this weekend. No mention of what units are getting the cuts though. Next weekend (December 6, 7 and 8th), we are having a special 72-hour price reduction at The Parc. Select homes will be reduced by as much as $150,000 (approximately $650,000 in total price… Read More

1521 Grand Opening

I stopped by the 1521 grand opening this morning. Lots of people were there for the opening, including Seattle mayor, Greg Nickels as well as many of the people involved in the project, William Justen, Susan Marinello, Blaine Weber, Dean Jones,… One couple pulled up in their Maserati just as things got started. The first… Read More

Loft Tour Wrap Up

After a road ride out to Alki I only made it to three lofts today before heading out to hockey. Trace Lofts First I checked out #308 upstairs to me at Trace. Looks like a great unit for a single person. Would be a little tight for two though! They didn’t get much traffic through… Read More

1521 Opening Event on Monday

Monday from 10 – 10:30 they’re having an opening event attended by none other than the Mayor! Homebuyers and Mayor Greg Nickels is scheduled to attend the event, which will include the opening of the tower’s lobby and the porte cochère, a residential amenity new to downtown that provides residents and visitors with a covered… Read More

NYT On Seattle Condos

From 36 Hours in Seattle: Condo developers have carved many of Seattle’s quirky neighborhoods into bland real estate listings. The NYT also had an article a while back on “real” lofts that I forgot to link to. Here it is, The Primal Loft.

Reminder: Loft Tour Tomorrow

Reminder that the loft tour is tomorrow. Here’s the list of lofts on it. Many on Capitol Hill. There’s also a few other lofts that will be open that you might want to check out: Brix on the north end of Broadway has some loft units. Trace Lofts #308, the first Trace re-sale as well… Read More

MLS Watch: Lofts, Big Reductions

1310 E Union #202 is down to $800,000. 2200 Someone sent me a photo of a notice of default for a 2200 unit. Belltown Lofts Need a 790 square foot modern space with commercial kitchen? Check out 66 Bell St #4 for $300,000. Avalon Need a cozy small space in Lower Queen Anne? Check out… Read More

The Alex in Belltown Confirmed Going Condo

Looks like the developers of the Alex in Belltown don’t share the opinions of some of the folks in the Equinox thread. From their marketing team: Great news all! Our Alex project will be going condominium!! In looking at the long-term condominium absorption for the downtown area, our builder, his bank, and the appraisers are… Read More

Seattle Loft Tour This Sunday

A whole bunch of agents have banded together to open up their loft listings from 1 to 4 p.m. this Sunday in order to put together a loft tour. Here they are: Central Corner Condominiums 1117 E Denny Way #A 1310 E Union 1310 E Union St #202 19th Ave Lofts 1812 19th Ave #206… Read More

The Press on Capitol Hill Auctioning 18 Units

A reader sent in the following photo: Looks like 18 units, 1 and 2 bedrooms, starting at $185,000. The auction date is December 13, 2008. For more details call 800-522-6664. This sucks for existing buyers but The Press has had a hard time moving units for a long time now and has gone through several… Read More

1111 E Pike Gets Some Color

The team at 1111 E Pike emailed to ask what I thought about the color going up on the side of the building. Little do they know I’m color blind and had to hire a designer to pick the colors for my own condo. So no color judgments from me (why do you think this… Read More

Urbnlivn + Trace Meetup

Save the date, we’re having an Urbnlivn meetup on Tuesday, December 9th from 5-9 p.m at 12th and Madison! Finally we can put faces to names again. RSVP. Since I’m no good at organizing I’m teaming up with Ted from Trace Lofts and we’re going to throw a big joint holiday party at 12th and… Read More

A Visit to the Pearl Apartments

This past weekend I stopped by the Pearl Apartments at 1530 15th Ave just up the street from me on Capitol Hill. (Apartment today, condo in a few years? You never know.) It’s an 80 unit building by Barrientos who is doing a number of apartments in the area and did the Leona on Queen… Read More

Last Chance!

I love the marketing remarks on 1954 9th Ave W #B: Last chance before builder converts to rentals! Elsewhere: PSBJ, Belltown apartments sell for $36.5M PSBJ, Westlake Center in Seattle to go up for sale

Photos of Veer Lofts in South Lake Union

Vulcan’s PR Firm, Fearey group, sent over a bunch more pictures of Veer Lofts for those interested. View the album. Roof top deck: Den in the full loft:

Blogging Will Be Light This Week

We changed a whole bunch of things at Redfin today so blogging from me will be light. Read about our new site features and our service changes. Basically, you can now tour as much as you want and pick an agent up front. If anyone has any juicy condo tips or something, email me.

A Trip To Trio

I visited Trio a few weeks ago (the same weekend I visited Gallery.) It was 75% sold and they want to move the rest of the units before the end of the year. To that end there is a 4% selling office commission instead of the usual 3%. I don’t have much nice to say… Read More

Four Seasons on First Ave Now Open

I really have to see if I can get a tour of those Four Seasons condos. The hotel portion is now open, Four Seasons Hotel opens in downtown Seattle: Rates for the new hotel begin at $365 per night, and range up to the presidential suite, which rents for $5,000 a night. The new hotel… Read More

Pizza Fusion Opens at Trace North

Tonight for dinner we visited Pizza Fusion at their Trace North Capitol Hill location. It was their first night open to the public. The interior features lots of recycled stuff. The chairs and tables are from Sunset Bowl, the hardwood from a school, the brick is recycled too, etc. For delivery vehicles they are even… Read More