25 on the Park Photos & Drama

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First the drama. For those who don’t know the short story on Twenty Five on the Park is that the original developer Dwell signed over the project to City Bank. City Bank went belly up and the project is now owned by the FDIC with Howland Homes as the agents. And now it turns out… Read More

Realogics Sotheby’s Opens a Residential & Resort Showroom in Belltown

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Thursday evening I swung by the new Realogics Sotheby’s “Residential & Resort Showroom” for their opening reception. The place was packed with friends and clients of Realogics Sotheby’s. I was clearly under dressed in my jeans and short sleeve shirt: As everyone else was decked out in suits and designer dresses. It almost didn’t feel… Read More

Photos from the LIVESTRONG Challenge

Sorry for the belated update on last weekend’s big bike ride! First, thanks so much for all your donations. We raised $3,390, all of which is going to programmatic activities. This far surpassing my initial goal of $1,000. I can’t wait to see how we do next year! And of course, it’s not too late… Read More

Open Houses This Weekend

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There are 164 open houses in Seattle this weekend according to Redfin. For those of you not getting blind stinking drunk at Pride as you should be, here are some suggestions: 323 Queen Anne Ave N #403 Sunday, June 27, 2010 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM This studio with murphy bed in Queen Anne’s Athena… Read More

Double-Units at Mosler

There are now two double-units for sale at Mosler. The first to hit the market was unit 900-901 priced at $1,495,000 for 2,055 square feet complete with northwest accents: The second hit the market a few days ago, unit 1008 priced at $925,000 for 1,546 square “painstakingly produced by acclaimed designer Holly McKinley”: I prefer… Read More

Short Sale Loft at Portofino

Short sales aren’t for the faint of heart or the impatient. But if you’re up for the challenge check out unit 306 at Portofino Lofts (417 E Pine) in the Pike/Pine Corridor that just hit the market at $349,950 (they paid $430k in September 2006). It’s 830 square feet and sports a tricked out kitchen… Read More

Interesting Sales Last Week

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There were 36 condo and townhouse sales in Seattle last week according to Redfin. Here are a few standouts: This two-bedroom townhouse in the “808 in Fremont” development sold last week for $535,000 after only a month on the NWMLS. It was listed at $549,000. It includes 1,745 square feet. According to their website, all… Read More

$8k Credit On Remaining 9 Veer Lofts

Veer Lofts in SLU is trying to move their remaining few units with a $8k promotion: Veer Lofts is offering an $8000 CREDIT at closing (no waiting until you file your tax return) if you write your purchase agreement by July 30, 2010 and close by September 15, 2010. HOME FLOORPLAN SF PRICE 101* 2-story… Read More

We Raised $3,390! Time to Start Riding…

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Thank you so much for your support! Over the past few weeks we raised $3,390 for the LIVESTRONG Challenge. This far surpassed my initial goal of raising $1,000. And of course, it’s not too late to donate :). Last night we were fortunate enough to be able to attend the fundraising appreciation dinner. Where we… Read More

500sf Loft at Monique Lofts

I heard a rumor the other day that two units were coming available at Monique Lofts. Looks like the first one to hit the market is #305 a 500 square foot loft with a 100 square foot half height sleeping area. It’s priced at $250k which is $7k less than it sold for in 2005:… Read More

Another Large Corner Unit at 615 E Pike

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Now unit 402 is an awesome unit at 615 E Pike St that just came back on the market. It’s priced at $650k for a two bedroom 1,736 square foot north west corner unit. If I wasn’t cycling 100 miles tomorrow I’d check it out at its open house from 1-4: Disclaimer: this unit is… Read More

Meet Trace Lofts Newest Tenant barre3

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Word from Trace Lofts developer Ted Schroth is that barre3 is leasing 4,000 square feet of the available 8,000 square feet at the corner of 12th and Madison. What is barre3? Their site describes it as “where ballet barre meets yoga and pilates”. Barre3 has a handful of locations in Oregon, the Philippines, and looks… Read More

Open Houses This Weekend

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Up for a little condo hunting after your Father’s Day brunch? There will be 97 open houses in Seattle this weekend according to Redfin. Here are a few highlights: 81 Vine St #300 Sunday, June 20, 2010 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM The 1,847 square feet of awesomeness that we blogged about back in November… Read More

Pb Designed Million Dollar Home in Greenwood

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I know some of you love Pb homes, some love to hate them. While I don’t consider Greenwood to be Urbnlivn this Pb home from 2006 is too interesting not to blog about. It’s at 8725 1st Ave NW and is priced at $975,000 for 3 beds, 3.5 baths and 3,260 square feet. Which is… Read More

2 Units Become 1 at Watermark Tower

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The Seattle Times recently featured a home at the Watermark Tower that was two units that became one, 2 downtown Seattle condos become 1, and views open up: So, when the opportunity arose in 2007, Roberts bought the condo next door and set about turning a 1,150-square-foot-home into 2,300 square feet. The expansion, completed in… Read More

Last Big Fundraising Push; We’ll Match Your Donations

With the LIVESTRONG Challenge only a few days away we’re on the home stretch of fundraising to help fight cancer; we’re at $1,345 of our (revised) goal of $2,500: To see if we can motivate any more of you to donate, today, and today only we’ll match your donation! Any size donation helps and will… Read More

Exposed Brick and Steel at Trace Lofts

One of my neighbors at Trace Lofts has put their unit up for sale. Unlike the other units which have primarily been of the

Seattle Condo Prices Increase 11.3% in May

Redfin today released new data on the Seattle Area market showing that for the city of Seattle condo prices increased 11.3% in May to $295,000, but were still down 4.8% year over year. Sales volume increased 10.6% to 240 sales from April to May, and 25.7% year over year. Inventory Down 12.8% Month over Month… Read More

Lofty Studio in Pioneer Square

A nice looking lofty studio at 75 S Main St hit the market yesterday. For $332,000 you get a 597 square foot loft with exposed brick and lots of blackboard space: Disclaimer: this listing is being sold by Redfin. While I work at Redfin I didn’t realize this listing was ours until I started writing… Read More

Fundraising Update; $1,175 So Far

Thanks to everyone who has donated to help fight cancer. So far Urbnlivn readers and friends have donated $1,175, which is just awesome. In fact, it’s above the initial goal of $1,000 which I originally set when I signed up for the LIVESTRONG Challenge. Since there’s still a few more days to raise money I… Read More