Archives for March 2012

Eastlake Lofts Cash Only For Now

Reader Phil urged us to reconsider Eastlake Lofts Unit #205: When Katrina posted about this southeast corner concrete and steel loft last September, they were asking $330k. That has been dropped to $300k (short sale) and I see no mention of a special assessment that was a concern before. HOA Dues are a reasonable $379…. Read More

Monster Seward Park Mid-Century

Wow, this mid-century modern in Seward Park at 5185 S Spencer St is a massive 6,320 square feet! 5 beds. 5.25 baths. 4 fireplaces. I don’t know what I’d do with all that space. I don’t think I have nearly enough ski and bike gear to fill the place :).

Ever Wonder Why Everything Is By Mail?

Here’s a guest post from Sergey Petrov of Yalnes, a condo management firm and Urbnlivn advertiser. Do you ever wonder why Community Associations (and/or management companies) send everything by mail? It seems just about everybody is on email these days… Unfortunately, legislation has not yet quite caught up with modern technology and official / formal… Read More

Pair of Mount Baker Contemporary Built Greens

Down in Mount Baker there is a pair of sweet looking contemporary new construction Built Green homes. 3719 37th Ave S is already pending after just a few days but 3715 37th Ave S is still available at $634,950 now pending. #3715 is 3,150 square feet, 4 beds, 3.5 baths. Update: Now pending!

Olive 8: 70% Sold, 63 Left

Urbnlivn reader and Twitterer @Carbzilla pinged us about Olive 8 last weekend: Hey @urbnlivn, Olive8 was hot over the weekend. Only 2 08 models left it looks like. We passed on it (too small) but could be sold out soon. Spkng of #Olive8, where’s the chatter? Blogs stop abt 2010 & then quiet. Evryone happy… Read More

Reader Updates Us On LQA Developments

Here’s a guest post from Phil our Queen Anne correspondent :). There seems to be quite a few projects in the works around Seattle Center that I’ve missed. Also that new building at 100 Republican is coming along nicely and they are already installing the windows. Elliott Bayview Apartments looks like it will be a… Read More

Modern Eco Home Builders?

A reader asked us about modern eco home builders and short of Pb Elemental I don’t really have list of others handy. Help us compile a list! I’m looking for a very easy to maintain, zero lot line stand alone home on a very small plot. In Wallingford / East Lake. Eco heated floors, tankless… Read More

Condo Investor Groups?

A new time reader wrote in with a question I couldn’t answer. Anyone know of any condo investor groups? Or just a group that talks about investment strategy? I am wondering if there is a group of folks that meets to discuss investment options from time to time? I understand there aren’t any new condo… Read More

Art Stable Resale, $265k Cheaper!

Last August someone bought unit 600 at Art Stable, the Kundig designed building in South Lake Union, for $1,565,000. Today it hit the market, still as a shell, at $1.3m. Ouch! While someone got in over their heads, you can get a good deal. We toured the building about a year ago, here’s our photos… Read More

Has Potential: QA Modern & Contemporary Fusion

314 Aloha St on Queen Anne has potential at $399k (short sale) for 1,910 square feet, 2 beds, 1 bath. To get it looking good I’d start with removing the wood railing from the balcony and install glass. And would definitely remove that fireplace! Yikes.

Corner Loft at Portofino for $155k

7′ windows, 12′ ceilings… This corner unit at the Portofino sounds nice but the pictures leave a lot to be desired! So it might be a 514 square foot diamond in the rough for $155k or it might just be as pictured.

Phinney Row Townhouse Pre-Sale Event | Mar 21

Isola Homes is moving in the new owners to its sold out Capitol Hill project this month, and at the same time they are getting the word out about the townhouse project that is currently under construction: Phinney Row. Brokers or agents (for interested buyers) are invited to a pre-sale event on Wednesday, March 21 from… Read More

Stricker Home in West Seattle Still Available

The Milton Stricker-designed home in West Seattle that was listed last October is still seeking a buyer and has reduced its price by over $100K to $720K. It still has 3 bedrooms, 2.75 baths, and 2,800 square feet plus great views which inspired the timelapse that fronts this new video tour of the place: If… Read More

Open Houses This Weekend

Wow Seattle, snow much? It’s been a pretty fun morning but how about we turn our attention to the 90 open houses happening this weekend in condos and townhouses? Following are a few that caught my eye: 4808 Linden Ave N Sunday, 1-4PM If your are searching for Built Green & modern new construction townhouses… Read More

Redfin Now Has Search by HOA Dues

For all of those searching for your next place on Redfin, you can now search by HOA dues! I was going to highlight all the places with ridiculous HOA dues but it only lets you filter on max, not min, dues :).

Roland Terry Mid-Century Masterpiece

Wow, I’d move to Washington Park for this. 1101 McGilvra Blvd E was designed by Roland Terry and originally built in the ’50s. Listing description says this is the first time it has been on the market and it is debuting with an equally stunning price tag of $3.3m. What that gets you is 5,150… Read More

Queen Anne Marvel with Man Cave

Loyal reader Phil gave us a heads up about 105 W Highland Dr #700 in Queen Anne that just hit the market for $2.2m. That’ll buy the whole floor, all 2,140 square feet, of a 5 unit building. Plus it comes with a “man cave”, aka garage. For those looking to pay nearly double in… Read More

New York Style Loft at Fischer Studios Building

A hot New York style loft has hit the market at the Fischer Studios Building on 3rd between Pine and Pike,1519 3rd Ave #306. Only $189k, but it is a short sale so expect a bit of hassle if you want this one. If you’re willing to suffer through you have 630 square feet of… Read More

1,000+ Square Feet at Bagley Lofts

Listed about two weeks ago is this top floor loft in Wallingford. According to the description this 1-bedroom loft is a cut above with the specially added staircase to access the loft. Last purchased in 2006 and briefly listed in 2008, this loft is now asking $350K. Plus, it’s a short sale which makes me… Read More

Sanctuary: 6 of 12 Units Pending

The finally finished project, Sanctuary, relaunched in January with a public open house and quickly saw reservations on several units. According to a press release on Friday, six are now under contract with first move-ins expected the third week of March. The most and least expensive units are now claimed ($1.3M & $520K). Remaining units… Read More