I get a record number of daily deal emails – Groupon (recently purchased $50 at Nordstrom Rack), Tippr (recently purchased 50% of Evo), Deal Pop (recently purchased 50% off a haircut at Emerson Salon), The Clymb (tempted often by outdoor gear but no purchase yet), One Kings Lane (home decor, but not my style), Gilt… Read More
Did everyone have a good Thanksgiving? We headed up to Whistler and had a blast. There was plenty of new snow everyday and bottomless powder on Seventh Heaven which wasn’t open yet unless you were up for a thirty minute hike. We also stuffed our faces with turkey thanks to Chelsea. In the summer when… Read More
For the housing market nerds in Seattle, the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) is holding their annual forecast breakfast on December 3rd at 7:30 am at the Westin. Here’s who is speaking: This year’s keynote speaker will be Dr. Arun Raha, Chief Economist and Executive Director of Economic and Revenue Forecast Council for the… Read More
Thornton Place the mega complex in Northgate which suspended sales of their 109 condos in March, have recently put their condos back on the market, but this time as apartments. Welcome, the Creekside Apartments. Click through for an email they recently sent out. Thanks to Urbnlivn reader Peter for the heads up.
Last week Redfin released data on what happened with the Seattle Area market in October showing that for the city of Seattle the median condo price decreased 15.3% to $276,500 erasing last month’s 9.5% gain and then some. Median price was also down year-over-year, 11.1%. We were wrong about the number of condos sold, we… Read More
Last week we reported that Trace Lofts retail was fully leased. Yesterday, the Trace team put out a press release with more details on the retailers (click below to see the release). With regards to targeting local retailers, I’m glad they held out for so many years to find local retailers instead of selling out… Read More
The big honor winner at the AIA Seattle Awards for Washington Architecture this past Monday was the Colman Triplex. Using words that I have no clue what they mean, like typology, the AIA describes how the jurors felt: Jurors felt this project was a “model for future residential building in the city” and discussed how… Read More
200 West Highland is going to be back on the market November 16th at 5pm. Re-launched by none other than Apprentice & HGTV star Kendra Todd, now with Keller Williams here in Seattle. (I totally got sucked for way too long into that Wikipedia article about Kendra.) To be totally honest, I forgot 200 West… Read More
Last week Trace Lofts signed its final lease. In just a few months the ground floor will be fully occupied (and the construction noise will come to an end). The newest addition is Rex, a hip dog washing studio. It joins Barre3 (yoga + ballet) opening at the end of this month and High 5… Read More
Six months ago Hjarta developer Pryde + Johnson ditched sales and marketing firm Matrix for Realogics and slashed prices. Last week, Pryde + Johnson, ditched Realogics and is back with Matrix cutting prices again. Matrix sent over a refreshing honest email about how they’re now approaching pricing: Until now the developer felt that with the… Read More
I often get asked about rentals around in the Pike/Pine corridor and usually have no clue about what’s for rent. For whatever reason I took a peak at Craigslist today and there are a few interesting options for Capitol Hill renters for those of you in the $2,000+ a month club. Trace Lofts Penthouse $2,250… Read More
The unit I’ve been lusting after at the Firehouse went to auction yesterday. Sadly I didn’t know about this in advance. But am now curious what it sold for? Rumor has it sold for $735k even though it was last listed on the MLS for $450k.
Washington architecture gets another mention in the New York Times with a Kundig designed getaway house being featured in the NYT Style Magazine, Rock Star. I find it hard not to love the views of the San Juan, 15 acre site, outdoor fireplace, sink carved out of rock… Oh what I’d give for a Kundig… Read More
The Stranger has Hump, and the architects have, the 60th annual AIA Seattle Honor Awards for Washington Architecture. They’re coming up next Monday at the Moore Theater: With the theme “Essential Architecture: A Dialogue on Principled Design,” this year’s Honor Awards explores what is truly essential about architecture and provides the opportunity for our design… Read More
Penthouse #1 at Mosler Lofts sold two days ago for $1.5 million (we last blogged about this unit in June). This is a significant markdown from it’s original listing price of $1,975,000 and it’s last sale price of $2.3 million in May 2008. The seller, Mark Phillips, must have been motivated after 155 days on… Read More