Open Houses This Weekend

Not getting baked at Hempfest? Or perhaps looking for some hapless real estate agents to harass after you’ve gotten baked at Hempfest? Here are a few of the 85 open houses in Seattle this weekend for your visiting pleasure:

606 E Thomas St Unit H

Sunday, August 22, 2010 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Thinking about buying an into an older coop, but worried that the previous owners didn’t take good care of the unit? Worry no more, because this place was owned by Font Nerds. Helvetica Font Nerds. And everyone knows one of the necessary conditions to become a Helvetica Font Nerd is a bad case of obsessive compulsive disorder. I highly encourage you to visit this Capitol Hill two-bedroom unit, and I dare you to find a speck of dust.

1950 Alaskan Wy #137

Sunday, August 22, 2010 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM
You know where a great place to buy a new condo would be? Right over where they are going to dig the world’s largest deep bore tunnel! I mean, you could get a boring machine stuck under your building! Or soil settlement could cause half the building to sink into the ground! Either way, you’ve got yourself a fat lawsuit on your hands. I’m sure you could make twice the $950,000 that this waterfront three-bedroom unit costs.

Update: Whoops, a reader pointed out this condo is not over top of the proposed bore tunnel. – Matt

8812 Stone Ave N #102

Sunday, August 22, 2010 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Dude! This $172,000 one-bedroom unit is perfect! You could go to Hempfest and get stoned, and then go to an open house on Stone Way! Double rainbow all the way across the sky.

613 E Highland Dr #2

Sunday, August 22, 2010 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Wish you could live in Harvard and Highland but don’t have a million dollars burning a hold in your pocket? Meet their red-headed stepchild, 613 Highland – she’s only 30 years older. We’re talking about a three-bedroom-plus-den four-story townhouse just blocks away with the same view for only $699,900. That’s quite a steal given that it sold in 2005 for $775,000.

2929 1st Ave #1001

Sunday, August 22, 2010 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
I know, I know. Everyone has covered the shit out of this condo. But come on, it’s in the same neighborhood as hempfest, and how fun would it be to try to find your way out of that place when you’re high as a kite?

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  • phil


    1950 Alaskan Wy is no where near the new Tunnel. The tunnel will be under 2nd Ave at that point, way east of the condo.

  • Steve

    Hi Phil,

    Sarah's errors on this site are really nothing new. I first began noticing them last year when she announced that half the condos from the Gallery/Brix condo auction didn't close. I knew most had closed, pointed it out and absolutely nothing was done to change the error of her posting.

    Just last week, she referred to the wrong listing during a snarky writeup about a building she thought she was familiar with, even going to far as to call it the worst building in Seattle. Problem was, the building to which she was referring was miles away and in a much different neighborhood. Was anything done to change this or acknowledge the error she'd committed, nope.

    And finally, Phil, your complaint, which was also mine except you posted slightly faster, Sarah was so excited to post and link to a very sensationalized Stranger Blog post that she didn't take the slightest bit of time to check and see if her post was going to make any sense. Unsurprisingly, Sarah was wrong yet again about the location of the deep bore tunnel's location in relation to the property she was slamming.

    This leads me to believe one of several things. First, apparently people who submit articles to this blog don't fact check or proofread. In fact, they seem to be entirely too caught up in their own misguided wit than they are with the truth and facts. Second, I now believe it is a waste of time to read this blog anymore due to the fact that after many of your intelligent and formally loyal readers point out mistake after mistake to both the editor of the blog and the writer hersef there is never one apology, revocation or even an articled piece to correct the first error. Clearly the people who run this blog think they're more important than their readers and I now realize there are better blogs to read.

  • I've updated the post, thanks for the link! Now if only there were a way to superimpose that over the Redfin map…

  • Hi Steve,

    I'm sorry, I don't follow all the comments on the blog as closely as I should. I'll keep a closer eye on things and we'll correct any errors that we make.

    I know you have a choice of condo blogs to read in Seattle and we appreciate how many people do read the blog but if you're not happy with our blogging, which we really do for free, than certainly, stop riding Urbnlivn. Or, if you or anyone else would like to proof read or contribute I'd certainly welcome more helping hands.

  • Jbowers

    you know, I’d be more than happy to set you up a nice and pretty blog if you like… I’ll even give ya an urbnlivn reader discount!

    have to say tho, if ur blogging in the first place, it’s more than likely about something you enjoy, not do as a job. sometimes, you just want to get out something the last thing you even care about is grammer or what careful word games one must play to not piss somebody off.

    personally, i’ve found sarah to be a bit of a breath of fresh air with the way she writes… isn’t all the other stuff sometimes a lil misleading at times? not to mention flat? hmm.

  • Thanks for the comments, everyone. As Matt said, we’ll try to stay on top of the comments and correct errors in the future. I appreciate volunteer fact checking, even if it ruins some of my best jokes. ;) My posts are an entertaining way for people to get a glimpse of what the market looks like. They are not hard core investigative reporting. So while I have no intention to be inaccurate, my time is limited, and I certainly wouldn’t recommend that anyone make six-figure purchasing decisions without additional research.