Archives for January 2009

New Photos From Brix

I stopped by Brix this past week to get a tour of their 8 staged units. Check out my photos of Brix. Prices at Brix range from $299k to $749. The best deals are in the low $300k’s but the really cool units start in the $500k. For sales they’re at 75 of 141 sold…. Read More

Eight Buyers Sue 1521

Eight buyers are suing 1521’s developer because they are upset with the entry way to floor plan A. This isn’t a new issue, I’ve blogged about it before. And in fact, I toured the unit recently and wouldn’t have guessed that floor plan A was the problematic one. My advice to these buyers would be… Read More

A Tour of 1521

Thanks to Sam, Susan and Tara for the tour of 1521 today. They didn’t trust my amateur photography so I’ll post “official” photos just as soon as they shoot them and send them over. I won’t blog about the usual details that you can find on the 1521 website but note some of the highlights… Read More

$9 Million Condo Sold Last Week

Did this set a record? I hear that the Market Place Tower penthouse has sold this past week for $9 million. Looking down at the unit: I’m bummed I never toured the unit while it was for sale. However, if the new owner wants to give tours…

Loft/Penthouse Porn at Monique Lofts

I’m a sucker for these kind of lofts. #405 at Monique Lofts just came on the market today (thanks to the reader tip!) It’s $599,000 for 934 square feet and even has a catwalk. When’s the open house!?

Alex in Belltown to Start Selling in May

The Alex in Belltown sent out a short update this morning: We expect to have some units completed and to commence the selling of the units around May. If you foresee the need to combine multiple condominium units to suit your needs, please contact me, such that we may do so economically and in a… Read More

Deals, Bad Photos and More.

1521 Lighting 1521 is starting off their grand opening week by lighting up every unit: the 38-story Fifteen Twenty-One Second Avenue, the newest addition to Seattle’s skyline, will be lit from top to bottom at approximately 5:30 p.m., Monday, Jan. 26. The lighting will last for approximately one hour. Hopefully it will be dark enough… Read More

Psychics, Flippers and Loan Extensions

Arthaus Dominic attended the Arthaus open house, Your Future Holds… a Condo! They put it on the market five months ago, but only four of the nine units have sold so far. And among the gimmicks to get people to into open houses, the couple has even offered massages from a licensed masseuse. Brix First… Read More

How To: Marketing a Condo Project In ’09

At the start of every year I think it’ll be the year that the condo marketing folks will embrace the Internet and shift their marketing focus online. Every year they haven’t, but I bet this year will be the year they do it because they felt so much pain in Q408. Those three months are… Read More

January Appears To Be Off To A Good Start

Last night I looked through the probably hundred or so condos that came on the market in the last two weeks. Nothing really new or exciting. Most looked to be ones that went off the market just before Christmas. The rest were from developments like Trace and Brix putting more inventory in the MLS. And… Read More

December Wrap Up

Alrighty, I’m back from New York and caught up with work so time to start posting again. If I’m not blogging enough you can stalk me on Twitter. This is two weeks late but oh well… December brought about 9,000 folks to the blog during one of the slowest months in real estate. Top Posts… Read More

Complications At Brix – Liens and Lawsuits

I’m sure this is exactly what Brix doesn’t need right now but they’re tangled up with their old contractor. There’s liens and the talk of a lawsuit: Because of the dispute over the amount owed Clark, it is possible that Clark will file suit on the lien and name you as a defendent because you… Read More

In Manhattan For The Week

I’m in Manhattan this week for RE Bar Camp New York and Inman Connect so posting will be light. Chris sent me this New York times article about lobbies here, The Come-Hither Lobby: In an increasingly tough market that has left some high-rises sitting half-empty, the lobby has become a site of innovation for developers… Read More