Open Houses This Weekend
You may only be able to covertly drive by the foreclosures (not yet on the market) that you can now find on Redfin; however, you can actually go inside any of the 99 condo and townhouses that are offering open houses this weekend.
Saturday and Sunday, 12-4PM
Most notably are 5 units just listed this week at the Highbury, a community of 10 new construction townhomes on 13th and John. Since the listings use all the same photos, you definitely want to go and see for yourself the various 2-bedroom floor plans they offer. For example, you will find that 107 13th Ave E Unit A and Unit B show pictures from a rooftop deck in their listing, but their floor plans don’t have one; instead, the homes have decks off the upper floor. Homes range from 1138 to 1475 sq ft in size, and asking price goes from $485K to $595K.
If you are in the mood to comparison shop, then head over to this 2-bedroom townhouse on Queen Anne. Frankly, I prefer the layout and views of this townhouse built in 2002 over what is offered at the Highbury. The 1440 sq ft unit has an asking price of $440K, and is well located in Lower Queen Anne just blocks from Caffe Ladro and Metropolitan Market.
17 W Mercer St #1
Also in Lower Queen Anne is this loft style TriBeCA townhouse with 20 foot high ceilings. Although the views from those big windows are mostly of buildings across the street, this 2 bedroom, 2.25 bath unit has an asking price of $495K which is $50K less than it sold for in 2006.