Archives for July 2010

Open Houses This Weekend

There are 128 open houses in Seattle this weekend according to Redfin. Here are a few of them: 103 Bellevue Ave E #205 Sunday, August 1, 2010 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM This Capitol Hill one-bedroom unit is listed for $250,000. Just think of how many bookshelves you could put in against that big empty… Read More

Reader Fails to Buy at Lumen

An Urbnlivn reader wrote in about their experience buying at Lumen in June: It was a bad first-time buying experience all around … with the discount brokerage, with the lender, with the listing agent, and with the REO owner. Ultimately the purchase was doomed by a high HOA dues delinquency rate due to which it… Read More

Interesting Sales Last Week

There were 29 condo and townhouse sales in Seattle last week according to Redfin. Here are a few of them: One of these cute townhouses on Alki sold last week for $479,136. It was listed in January at $544,950. The unit is 1,864 square feet, which works out to a very reasonable $257 per square… Read More

Small Exposed Brick 2 Bd in Pioneer Square

Just recovering from my Capitol Hill Block party hangover… Only one new interesting listing today; for fans of Pioneer Square and exposed brick check out unit 2 at the Nord (312 1st Ave S). $375,000 for 779 square feet, 2 beds, 1 bath and a small atrium for a private “garden”. Looks cute, but I’m… Read More

Open Houses This Weekend

There are 104 open houses in Seattle this weekend according to Redfin. Here are a few favorites: 834 34th Ave Sunday, July 25, 2010 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM This three-bedroom townhouse in Madrona just went on the market at $520K. Looks like a great location, and fairly spacious at 1,390 square feet. However, I’m… Read More

Escala: 38 Closed Condo Sales in 3 Months

Got an email blast from TeamBuilder JLS about Escala yesterday announcing that they’ve had 65 sales in three months since Rennie Marketing and TeamBuilder JLS took over on March 27th. Rennie Marketing and TeamBuilder JLS re-launched marketing and sales efforts at Escala March 27th, 2010. At the time, the project had only six homes sold… Read More

Nicholas Court Short Sale at 15th and Union

After not selling for $700,000 when it was on the market a year ago (read our write-up then), unit #1 at Nicholas Court is back on the market but this time as a short sale listed at $425,000. Talk about a decade of lost appreciation, this unit originally sold for $471,580 in February 2001. Current… Read More

Interesting Sales Last Week

There were 17 condo and townhouse sales in Seattle last weekend according to Redfin. Here are a few of them: The lowest price per square foot last week was for new construction. This three-bedroom townhouse in Westwood village (on the very southwest corner of the city limits) just sold for $182 per square foot. It’s… Read More

Top Seattle Architectural Firms By Revenue

The Architectural Record has a blog post onthe top 250 US architecture firms by 2009 revenue: The combined revenue for the Top 250 firms in 2009 totalled $10.2 billion (B), $2B less than the year before. As difficult as it is to comprehend the evaporation of so much money from the profession’s income stream, growth… Read More

$2.25 Mil Condo On Capitol Hill

There’s not many million dollar plus condos on Capitol Hill so when one hits the market at at $2.25 million it is pretty notable. The condo in question is 915 Harvard Ave E and features 3 beds, 3,700 square feet, parking for two cars and a private elevator. The interiors are certainly not my style… Read More

Open Houses This Weekend

There are 131 open houses in Seattle this weekend according to Redfin. Here are a few highlights: 118 25th Ave E Unit B Sunday, July 18, 2010 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM I really want to like these townhouses on 25th and Denny, but from the back, they really look like a barn that’s incubating… Read More

Top Floor Resale at Brix

A top floor resale at Brix has hit the market, unit 327 for $500,000 for a 974 square foot two bedroom. The seller paid $540,000 in September 2008. They’ll face competition selling the unit as there are still 27 units available according to King County Records: Current average appraisal: $430,882 You must have JavaScript enabled… Read More

Penthouse Corner Unit Near Pike Market

Here’s a lofty looking top floor corner unit at the Fix.Madore just behind Pike Market at 1507 Western Unit R602. $350,000 for 872 square feet puts it at $401/square foot. It was last on the market for $409,900 in September 2009 but didn’t sell. It last sold December 2000 for $335,000. Yikes, almost zero appreciation… Read More

Condo Market in June: Prices Down, Sales Really Down

Yesterday Redfin released new data on the Seattle Area market showing that for the city of Seattle condo prices decreased 2.7% in June to $287,000, and were down 1.4% year over year. Sales volume decreased 18.2% to 207 sales from May to June, and decreased 21.9% year over year (there were 234 condos sold June… Read More

Interesting Sales Last Week

There were 15 condo and townhouse sales in Seattle last week according to Redfin. Here are a few highlights: Two sales at Escala last week. A 17th-floor one-bedroom for $524K and a 27th-floor three-bedroom for $1,874,000. The latter comes out to a whopping $767 per square foot. This Capitol Hill one-bedroom unit sold for a… Read More

Penthouse At 1521

Don’t know how I missed blogging about this penthouse at 1521 (unit # unknown) when it hit the market in January. But I did notice it come back on the market for $5.5 million this past week, a $700k adjustment from its initial listing price of $6.2 mil. Now it’s priced at $2,069/square foot! The… Read More

Open Houses This Weekend

According to Redfin there are 148 open condos and townhomes this weekend. Unfortunately Sarah is still out of town this weekend and the heat has me feeling kinda lazy so you’re on your own to find some neat ones to go see. However, please let us know on Monday what you liked, didn’t like :)…. Read More

Sweet Looking South-West Penthouse at Veer Lofts

While there are still 22 of 99 units unsold at Veer Lofts the occasional re-sale has hit the MLS. This week unit 611, a great looking south-west corner two floor penthouse unit hit the market at $649,500 for 1,354 square feet. It sold back in October 2008 for $775k after an initial list price of… Read More

Ruby and Leona Sold Out

This week Matrix Real Estate announced that they sold the last units at Leona and Ruby.

Open Houses this Weekend

Sarah is out for the next few weeks so I’ll be covering for her. This holiday weekend there are 43 open houses. The ones I’d check out are… Mosler Lofts There’s 5 units open at Mosler Lofts ranging from $310k to $1.5m. Pb Townhouse in Alaska Junction For Pb fans there’s a townhouse open in… Read More