Archives for August 2012

Seattle Open Houses 9/1 – 9/2

Happy Labor Day weekend, Seattle! If you’re hoping to house hunt this weekend, we have to warn you that pickings aren’t as ample as usual. Looks like everyone has plans to be partying at Bumbershoot or out of town.  BUT there are 20 open houses this weekend that might be up your alley.  Here’s what… Read More

First Hill Fixer Becomes Perfect Family Home

Urbnlivn reader Dave recently wrote in with an update on his condo search and sent along some before and afters that make an excellent case for fixer uppers. We met Dave about a year ago at an urbnlivn Meetup at the Monique Lofts.  He and his girlfriend Jami were having a hard time finding a… Read More

Video: The House of the Immediate Future

Tomorrow, a two-story house that was designed to be a model for sustainability will debut at the Seattle Center. Dubbed the ‘House of the Immediate Future’, the home is more energy effiicent, reduces waste and is easier to build. Yesterday, we got a sneak peak and produced this video tour. At 1,400 sq. ft spread… Read More

Leschi Contemporary Before & After

Here’s another home that needed work, got snapped up, and is now back on the market. 1311 32nd Ave S sold for $578k back in February and is now back at a whooping $1.25m. The home is a 3 bed, 3 bath, 3,230 square foot a couple blocks off Lake Washington Boulevard. Will it sell… Read More

Escala Raises Prices Again

Escala is raising prices again: Unit #506 $10k increase to $439k Unit #407 $10k increase to $429k

15 Sales Under $200,000 Sold Last Week!

Overall we’ve been hearing and witnessing King County home sales rising over the past few months, but if we check out the condos and town home sales from last week, it’s safe to say that if you’re meticulous on your quest, there are notable short sales, and bargain listings on the market. Last week there… Read More

Totally Remodeled Seward Park Mid-Century

7751 Seward Park Ave S is back on the market! We blogged about it last April, Untouched Seward Park Mid-Century Modern declaring it the ultimate project. Sure enough an Urbnlivn reader bought it for $328k and has done an incredible remodel and is selling it for $769k. Here’s a few of the upgrades: Hydronic in-floor… Read More

Open Houses in Seattle – 8/25-8/26

Alright Seattle, fall is fast approaching! Have you crossed all of your summer activities off of your bucket list? While you’re out there soaking up the late August sunshine, be sure to check out some of the 66 open house condos and townhomes happening in Seattle this weekend.  The theme for this week’s recommended picks… Read More

Coppins Well – First Hill Apartment – Photos

Tonight we got a look at Coppins Well, the new 17th story apartment building at Madison and Minor. This is no stick built apartment. This is a 237 unit concrete building with killer views. We hear the roof top deck is killer with a bocce ball court, gas grills, dog area, wifi, fireplace and views…. Read More

Reader Feature: Larger Than Life Fremont Townhome

3654 Dayton Avenue N One of our lovely readers passed this Fremont listing along to Matt, and we’d love to thank him for the introduction, as this is a one of a kind find for the neighborhood, (which happens to be my neighborhood as well, so thank you neighbor!).  This 3 bed 3 bath 2,240… Read More

Camp in a Shipping Container

Okay, so this isn’t urban at all, but I have a total soft spot for container architecture… Today King County announced that their HyBrid Architecture overnight camping structure at Tolt-MacDonald Park is ready for occupancy (press release below). Only $50 a night! More photos on King County Park’s flickr stream.

107 Unit Citizen Fully Leased Up In Less Than Four Months

Citizen Apartments on Capitol Hill which was completed on April 6th is now fully leased up according to a press release (see below) released yesterday. Wallace Properties has successfully leased 100 percent of the 107 homes in its newest apartment community, Citizen of the Pike Pine, in less than four months after coming to market…. Read More

Summertime Sales; 32 Units Pending Last Week

As Seattle hit record high temperatures last week, people were most likely taking a dip in the Sound or running through their sprinklers instead of house hunting, and the stats indicate sales are beginning to plateau as we approach September. Last week 32 townhomes and condos went pending, including one in Cristala, two in Olive… Read More

Seattle Open Houses – 8/18 – 8/19

If you’re a prospective homeowner in Seattle, this weekend is a great time to start scouting out new homes! There are 62 open townhouses and condos in Seattle this weekend – here are a couple in particular we recommend checking out. 2914 East Madison Street #306 Open House: Sunday, Aug 19: 1:00-4:00 pm Off the bat, there… Read More

Pb Elemental Designed Beacon Hill Home

Two folks have already emailed us a link to 1765 14th Ave S, a Pb Elemental designed home built in 2006, so we better blog it up! 1,560 square feet, 3 beds, 3 baths and priced at $489k it is located down on Beacon Hill. Sold for $629k in 2008. Designed by Pb Elemental 360… Read More

July Condo Market Report: Down, Down, Down

Here’s our report on what happened with Seattle condo market in July. The quick summary is that prices are down 5.8%, sales are down 22.4% and the number of condos for sale is down 8.8%. I’m not surprised that the number of condos for sale is down. It is summer after all. But I am… Read More

Open Houses in Seattle – 8/11 – 8/12

We’ve got 52 open houses in Seattle this weekend – now is definitely a good time for prospective homeowners to be on the market.  So in between soaking up the summer sunshine while we have it, put it in your calendar to stop by some of the many open houses throughout the city.  Here are… Read More

Another Mid-Century Masterpiece Hits the Market

A tranquil garden gives way to a dramatic vaulted glass entry in this Madison Park Mid-Century at 3827 E Crockett St just listed for $1,195,000.  Built in 1963, this 2,550 square foot, 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath house has been updated over the years, but modern amenities blend seamlessly with the original style of the home…. Read More

Hot Sales Last Week: 47 Buyers Beat the Heat

After a sweltering Seafair weekend, I think the heat has finally settled into Seattle, and we couldn’t be happier to see it sticking around! Those gearing up for the weekend festivities were also busily snatching up condos and townhomes last week, and quite a few in the Capitol Hill and Downtown neighborhoods. Downtown there were… Read More

Open Houses in Seattle – 8/4 – 8/5

Summer is officially in full swing in Seattle! Along with enjoying what is reported to be our warmest day (possibly days!) in Seattle this summer, there are 39 open houses for you to check out this weekend. Here are some of our recommended picks! 747 Harvard Ave E Unit A Open House: Sunday, August 5, 2012… Read More