Archives for February 2010

Escala Units Starting at $384k

Here’s the word from Escala. Dear Matt, As a valued registrant, we would like to share with you details of the important changes happening at Escala Seattle. First and foremost, our pricing has been dramatically reduced. Below is a list of starting prices for our One, Two and Three Bedroom Homes. 1 BEDROOM, 1.5 BATH,… Read More

Open Houses This Weekend

According to Redfin, there are 141 open houses in Seattle this weekend. Here are a few suggestions for your perusal: 3841 34th Ave W Unit D Sunday 2-4 pm This two-bedroom unit was just completed three days ago. It’s part of a new complex called Magnolia Live/Work 5. It comes with a large parking space,… Read More

“Stunning Expression of the Minimalist Aesthetic”

I love this two-level modern listing just next to the Redfin offices at Market Place Tower North. It’s unit #E18 and is listed at $1,495m for 1,919 square feet: The unit has very similar views to my office. I love watching the ferries come and go, the cargo container ships and the police/coast guard are… Read More

Marselle Raises Prices

As other buildings go to auction Marselle is raising prices: Unit 204 went from $389k to $399 Unit 313 went from $399k to $439k Unit 315 went from $299k to $309k. There’s also been another listing that has increased it’s price recently. 1120 17th Ave #101 went from $274k to $277k.

The Alex in Belltown Becomes the VOLTA

Alchemy Real Estate has taken over the sales for the Alex from Maureen Khan of CBB. The project name has also changed to VOLTA. You can find out more about the 34 unit building that was supposed to complete in the fall of ’08 at I hear from Alchemy that they intend to release… Read More

Interesting Lofts: Lofts & Townhomes Edition

Pike Lofts First up is unit #512 at 303 Pike St which is a nicely upgraded unit at the Pike Lofts. Priced at $349k for a 1 bed 796 square foot unit. If you like Pike Lofts and want a large outdoor patio check out unit #309 that just came on the market at $328k… Read More

Realogics Joins Sotheby’s And Expands Roster

Big news for Realogics today as they join the Sotheby’s Network: Currently located at 217 Pine Street, Suite 700, in Seattle, the brokerage will relocate to a new retail storefront it owns at 2715 First Avenue in downtown Seattle’s popular Belltown neighborhood. The firm has 17 licensed sales associates, which include top-producing agent teams managed… Read More

Four Seasons Drops to $1,464/Sq. Ft.

The Four Seasons has adjusted prices from a starting point of $2,098/square feet to $1,464/square feet. Here’s their latest pricing sheet [pdf].

Interesting Sales Last Week

Last week there were 21 condo and town home sales according to Redfin. Here’s a look at some of them: Two units sold last week at 1111 E Pike. We’ve blogged about the crazy antics they’ve been using to sell these, including special financing for teachers and students, and bulk sales. Anyone know if these… Read More

Fifth and Madison Auctioning 18 Units March 28

Thanks to the reader who forwarded this notice: Dear 5th and Madison Owners: On Friday afternoon, Rick Drottz of 5th and Madison, LLC informed the Board of Directors of the upcoming sale of the remaining Developer owned condos. Mr. Drottz also requested we communicate his message to the ownership. See below: During the last three… Read More

Lumen “Penthouse” Sells For Asking

That crazy Lumen penthouse that you, our readers, pegged at $675k sold for it’s asking price of $949k last week. I never would have guessed that!

Live/Work Lofts on Queen Anne

These six live/work lofts on Queen Anne at 623 Aloha caught my eye this morning. $469k for 1,415 square feet for a 1 bed/1.5 bath: Queen Anne welcomes 6 stunning new live + work lofts. Join the movement of progressive and innovative design with a smart floor plan and dynamic location. These lofts are flexible… Read More

Interesting Sales Last Week

Last week there were 10 condo and town home sales according to Redfin. Here’s a look at some of them: This new 3-bedroom townhouse in Eastlake went on the market in November and just sold this week for $465,000. This 476 square foot studio in Queen Anne built in 1930 just sold for $165,000. And… Read More

First Church Drops Price on #8

First Church, one of my favorite townhouse projects, dropped the price on unit #8 from $925k to $800k (I don’t believe those photos are from unit #8…) King County Parcel viewer is working right now so no idea how many units they’ve already sold but their website says 2 of the 12 have.

Escala Buyers Start to Get Calls

Word is that this weekend Escala buyers started to get calls with their new pricing this weekend. Does anyone have examples of how they’ve re-priced the units?

Even More Eye Catching New Listings

Bunch of new listings caught my eye today. First up are five townhomes on Capitol Hill at 215 24th Ave E (near 24th and Madison) designed by Pb. Pricing is: Unit A, $419,950 Sold Pending, Unit B, $369,950 2 br 2 bth, Unit C, $369,950 2 br 2 bth, Unit D, $367,000 2 Br 2… Read More

Open Houses This Weekend

Thinking about shacking up? Spend your Valentine’s Day checking out one of the 111 open houses in Seattle this weekend. Here are a few suggestions: 4795 35th Ave S Sunday 1 – 4 pm New townhouses! Two blocks from light rail! The green exterior and bathroom tiling seem very seventies to me, but maybe that’s… Read More

A Few More Interesting Listings…

Seems like the flood gates have opened on interesting listings. First up is a live/work unit at the Klee. My friend Ming bought the live/work unit that last came on the market there a year or so ago. I definitely like the live/work units at the Klee more so than the rest of the units…. Read More

8 New Townhomes in LQA

Eight new townhomes popped up for sale in Lower Queen Anne today at Fourth and Roy. 319 W Roy St is priced at $685k for 1,600 square feet. Putting it at $428/sq. ft.

Those 6 All Cash Sales at Escala

I enjoyed Tim’s Escala timeline though annoyed he thought of the idea before I did. This lead me to wonder about those 6 sales at Escala and so I dug them up in the county records: #602 – $918k – 1/08/2010 #906 – $660k – 11/5/2009 #1101 – $605k – 11/10/2009 #1901 – $700k –… Read More