Archives for February 2012

Urbnlivn Meetup Wrap “So When Can I Sell My Condo?”

Thanks everyone who attended our meetup on February 9th! Realogics let us explore the recently released units at Sanctuary (4 of which are now pending) and also gave a presentation about Seattle’s condo inventory, apartment prices, and left Matt wondering when he can sell his condo. Here’s a bit of a recap: No condo projects… Read More

A More Refined Loft in Pioneer Square

Not too long ago Matt noted the listing of a true loft in Pioneer Square but this week brings us a new loft listing with a more refined interior. This one is for those of you that are more likely to appreciate finished corners than ragged edges, but still wants a ceiling with extra height…. Read More

Interesting Sales Last Week

It is slightly later in the day than I usually query for last week’s sales but I’ll do it anyway: 27 condos and townhouses sold in Seattle. Escala represented yet again for new construction condos by selling a 1 bedroom (#1409 for 426K), and then there were a few notable resales. 530 Broadway Ave #126… Read More

Hard Hat Tour: Lawrence Lofts on 19th & Madison

There are few things that we like more at Urbnlivn than an early look at new construction. In this case, the new construction is Lawrence Lofts, an apartment building located at 19th and Madison on Capitol Hill that is scheduled to start move-ins in April 2012. They are currently showing a fully staged model unit… Read More


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Interesting Sales Last Week

In what is now apparently a bi-monthly check-in, looks like Seattle saw 29 condos and townhouses sell last week (and about 29 the week prior of which the only sale of note was a unit at Hjarta). In the past week, more new construction condos sold in the form of two at Escala (#1505 for… Read More

Six Bank-Owned Townhouses in Queen Anne

In Queen Anne a six unit townhouse project that went back to the bank has been finished and put on the market. Prices are around $400k when previously they were listed at $599k back in 2010! Looks like one of the better features of these places are the roof top decks. Comments from a Redfin… Read More

Two Story Loft at Veer

Sweet looking west facing two story loft at Veer Lofts in South Lake Union. 401 9th Ave N Unit 614 is 1,005 square and feet selling for $440k. Same price it sold for brand new in February of 2010. Originally was listed for $547k in 2008 :). You can check it out this Sunday from… Read More

Exposed Brick Loft at Our Home Hotel

Finally, a true loft! 75 S Main St #201, in the heart of Pioneer Square, is back on the market after a long break. Basically $349k for a 717 square foot studio with lots of exposed brick. Though I think it is a little over priced at $349k… But maybe you’re willing to gamble prices… Read More

Queen Anne Townhouse with Elevator

Don’t want a house but don’t want to deal with all the stairs of a townhouse? Here’s a $925k townhouse at 423 Ward St in Queen Anne with an elevator. (What’s the maintenance on a private elevator like??) I don’t get the frosted windows in the kitchen?

Mount Baker Modern Townhouse Lofts

I love almost any attempt at modern lofty-ness but I don’t think that 1915 25th Ave S is doing it for me. Don’t love the exterior and why loft the kitchen? I’d rather my living room enjoy the double ceiling height instead. You can’t argue with the price though. $239,950 for 1,392 square feet. Only… Read More

Meridian Penthouse

Looking for the ultimate in downtown living? A penthouse at the Meridian hit the market last week, 1420 Terry Av Ct #2701. Killer views, 2,657 square feet, 4 fireplaces, 4 parking spots, 4 storage lockers… Location straddles Capitol Hill and downtown.

Banner Building Loft

Resales at the Ed Weinstein designed Banner Building are few and far between. Which is why 80 Vine St, #304 caught our eye. $395k, 1,087 square feet, concrete floors, 12′ ceiling, floor to ceiling windows, all that is missing is a view :). If you’d prefer to build out your own space you might want… Read More

New Construction “City Cabins” in Queen Anne

City Cabins is a pair of new construction townhouses that were recently completed and listed for $650K each on the north end of Queen Anne. Both are 3-bedrooms, 3.25-baths, 2,052 square feet and built by Martha Rose Construction. Apparently we missed out on the Jan 29 Grand Opening and one of these two units is… Read More

Urbnlivn Meetup at The Sanctuary TONIGHT!

Just a reminder that our meetup at The Sanctuary is tonight! We’ll be there from 6pm to 9pm. Feel free to stop by. If I don’t forget, I’ll order pizza and bring some beer. Feel free to also BYOB. When: Thursday, Feb 9 from 6-9PM Where: Sanctuary (1519 East Denny Way) Dean Jones & Sam Cunningham of… Read More

Dwell Development to Offer Passive House

We’ve posted about a few projects by Dwell Development in the past. A majority of their projects are in areas such as Rainier Valley/Columbia City and we like it when they do their Built Green, modern thing. And, according to a recent press release, they are raising their bar in 2012: Dwell Development, a dynamic,… Read More

Interesting Sales Last Week

I didn’t do a roundup last week and I probably should have because Seattle is putting on some stronger numbers than I’ve seen in a while: 40 condos and townhouses sold last week and 46 the week prior. Not bad, not bad. Besides the continued inventory sell down in new construction, there were notable resales… Read More

You’re Invited! Urbnlivn Meetup on Feb 9

Oh yeah, that’s right. If you are reading this then you are invited to our Urbnlivn meetup on Thursday, Feb 9 from 6-9PM. We’re partnering with our advertiser, Realogics, to host this event at Sanctuary and we hope you’ll all come by to chat about all things real estate. When: Thursday, Feb 9 from 6-9PM Where: Sanctuary (1519 East… Read More