Archives for July 2009

How’s the Heat in Your Condo?

I missed Seattle’s epic heat yesterday by escaping down to the much cooler and better air conditioned Orange County. My upstairs neighbor tweeted that it was 99’f in their unit when she got home! Perhaps we’ll stay in a hotel tonight because it’s impossible to sleep in the heat, not just because of the heat… Read More

The Block on Queen Anne Sneaks Up On Us

Who knew about this project and didn’t tell us?? The Block “perched high above Lake Union in lower Queen Anne” at 1707 Dexter Ave N looks like quite the little six unit development that just got done and hit the market. Unit C, the only one on the MLS, is pricey though at $1.3 mil!… Read More

Harvard and Highland on Capitol Hill

In between festivities for the “Barton” wedding today I swung by the public open of Harvard and Highland. It’s a 38 unit low-rise condo project in North Capitol Hill with prices ranging from $1.5 to $3 million (HOAs will be

Ward’s Cove Enclave on Lake Union – I’m on a Boat!

After work, before hockey, I headed down to Ward’s Cove on Eastlake for the Enclave preview event (“this is not a sales event”). I couldn’t say no to high end urban housing that comes with deep water moorage. They even had some boats (“vessels not boats”) on hand; we kept it real and wore flippie… Read More

Eleven Eleven Offering Incentives For Teachers?

I find this odd an promotion. If you’re a teacher or student you get 3 years of paid homeowner dues: Teachers are eligible for $0 down financing with the support of the Washington State Housing Finance Commision’s down payment assistance second mortgage program. Payments start as little as $1,400.* Students are also eligible for special… Read More

Seattle Times Reports Four Seasons Cutting Prices

Seattle Times reports, High-profile Four Seasons condo project cuts prices: It’s been nearly six months since a sale closed at the Four Seasons, which opened late last year. Buchta said she couldn’t say how big the price reductions will be, or when they will take effect. The project’s 36 ultraluxury view condos, which fill 11… Read More

Meeting William Justen at 1521

Last Thursday I went to a New Home Council Meeting that was hosted by 1521. There I had the opportunity to listen to William Justen who gave a short talk about 1521. Here are my notes: They’re 60% closed (w/several dozen pending and 30 or so available) 10% of the sold homes have kids living… Read More

One “Affordable” Unit Left At Leona

Leona has had a busy spring and summer. Erica tells me they’re at 11 closed and 2 pending, one in counter offer and 4 left. One of those five left is unit #8 at $450,000 (originally listed at $650,000). It’s a nearly 1,200 square foot one bedroom unit in a nice building (I toured it… Read More

Who Is Not Having a Broker’s Open Tomorrow?

I feel like we’re back in the bubble; every week there’s more events than I can reasonably attend without jeopardizing my day job. (Want to attend these events, take photos and write up a post? Let me know and you can share in the meager ad revenue! email me: Thursday Events Enclave at Ward’s… Read More

The Crazy Questions I Get

Every few days I get an email from people with a gmail email address and oddly their name differs from the name on the email. Here are the last few… From Jerod, Hi, What s the minimum rent fee in the uk? I am trying to figure out what is important. I was hoping you… Read More

Brix Happy Hour This Friday

More free drinks! North Capitol Hill is hopping at night and Brix is in the center of it all! We’ve recently reduced pricing on 10 select homes and are now offering a 3-2-1 buy down. Come visit us Friday, July 24th from 6-8pm and see how vibrant this neighborhood isand what a great value that… Read More

1,200 Sq. Ft. Loft in Pioneer Square

I have a soft spot for lofts like this at 97 S Jackson. It’s nice a big for a one bedroom too, 1,200 square feet. Is it priced right at $558,000? You be the judge and let everyone know what you think it’s worth. Note: this is a new feature, let me know in the… Read More

Loft Event Rentals?

A reader asked about loft event/party rentals in Seattle. Any ideas? I Google’d around but couldn’t find much other than: Grey Gallery on Capitol Hill LoFi in South Lake Union Pravda Studios

The Parc Offering $8k Credit

The Parc is really looking to move its remaining units and is offering a $8,000 credit to match the first time home buyer credit of $8,000. I wonder if you don’t qualify for the first time home buyer credit are you still eligible for the Parc one? Fine print: The $8,000 Intracorp matching credit is… Read More

Marselle Condos Hits the Market

I got a note from Steve at Williams Marketing that Marselle Condos are all done. The condos are on the market and ready for move in. It’s at 699 John St between Denny and John, 2 blocks east of the Space Needle. They’re open 11 am to 6 pm, 7 days a week. I’ll try… Read More

Are You Selling or Recently Sold?

I’m running a focus group for Redfin tomorrow night and we’re short on participants! We’re looking for folks who recently sold or are in the process of selling and aren’t using Redfin. If that’s you and you’re free tomorrow night please complete this short survey and we’ll be in touch. Thanks for your help!

Bellevue Towers Reduces Prices 5-20% For Buyers In Contract

It’s a little outside my turf but I hear that Bellevue Towers is reducing the prices 5-20% for the next 50 buyers who close (already in contract or not) (guess folks are having a hard time closing…) Update: Nice, I beat the Seattle Times who wrote about this on the front page today, Bellevue Towers,… Read More

Reader Looking For A Modern Townhouse

A reader wonders if there are any new modern townhouses being built but not yet on the market? I’m not aware of any…

Lumen Press Release on Auction

Thought some folks would be interested to see some of the numbers in their press release. 80 registered buyers, 1,200 people toured, many cash buyers. — SEATTLE – Sixteen winning bidders earned great value this past Saturday when the remaining available condominium homes at the LUMEN development at Seattle Center in downtown Seattle were sold… Read More

Lumen Auction Results + Video – All Sold Except 1

I’m about to pass out since I just biked 204 miles from Seattle to Portland but just had to post about the Lumen auction results before crashing… A reader and Chelsea (who accompanied a Redfin client) sent me the results for the Lumen Auction [pdf] which I combined into one spreadsheet: The reader, “potus” says:… Read More