Archives for October 2012

34 Sales Last Week; South Seattle on the Rise

With Halloween tomorrow evening, many trick-or-treaters are scoping out the neighborhoods, wondering who will be giving out the best candy. With newly built sales up in the South Seattle neighborhood, you might add Beacon Hill to Zillow‘s top neighborhoods of Seattle to trick or treat this year. Last week there were 34 sales in and… Read More

Open Houses – 10/27 – 10/28

Seattle open houses for this weekend are on the light side, with only 29 open townhouses and condos for viewing this weekend. This week’s open house recap theme is focused on smaller units, the modern one bedroom, one bathroom condos! From newer units in Capitol Hill and Belltown, to a tasteful Magnolia remodel, read on for… Read More

Photos of the New Via6 Apartments and A Price Surprise

We got our first look inside the model units at the new Via6 Apartments at 6th and Lenora. Just as the leasing consultant told us for our first post, the quality appears to be condo grade. The only mild surprise is the price. More on that below. We toured a one-bedroom and a two-bedroom unit… Read More

Spotlight Shines on Stylish Capitol Hill Home…But Where Is It?

A prominent architecture and design blog showcased a beautiful Capitol Hill home a few days ago and it has drawn quite a number of tweets and likes. It’s no wonder since the home features contemporary and clean lines, etched in concrete and glass. The residence, designed by Balance Associates of Seattle, has two wings that… Read More

If you don’t need a parking space…

Here’s a one-bedroom condo in Belltown that is worth a look if you don’t rely on a car. This corner unit on the 18th floor at 2100 3rd Ave comes with sweet city and water views, is relatively spacious at 779 sq ft, and is priced well at $272,000. Earlier this year, I toured the… Read More

Photos: Expo Luxury Apartments

If you’ve been by the Space Needle recently, you’ll likely have noticed a huge, brand new apartment complex going up on the corner of Mercer and 1st Avenue North. Expo Luxury Apartments has been in the works along with The Next Fifty celebration at the Seattle Center, and they are already open for move-in! The… Read More

A Little Rain Never Stops a Seattleite from Shopping; 32 Sales Last Week

Last week we enjoyed the last bit of sunshine we’ll see in what seems like an eternity, and when the rain started to come down, those headed indoors to close on their home sales seemed to be flocking to the Capitol Hill and Downtown neighborhoods. Last week there were 32 sales, including two units in… Read More

Seattle Open Houses – 10/20 – 10/21

Looks like the rains are upon us this weekend, Seattle, but luckily, there are a bunch of things you can do in the city that are in the comfort of the indoors! Besides City Arts Fest, there are 39 open townhouses and condos in Seattle 5008 12th Ave NE Unit A Open House: Saturday, Oct… Read More

Now Leasing: New Via6 Apartments

The massive Via6 Apartments between Belltown and South Lake Union are still under construction but you can now pre-lease for move in on March 1st. We stopped by the sales office at 6th and Lenora today to get more details. The leasing consultant told us the model units are not ready for tours until next… Read More

A $7,000 Rental at 1521

We thought the Belltown rental we blogged about a few days ago cost a pretty penny at $6,000 a month. Here’s a new listing in the 1521 building on 2nd Ave that’s even higher…in floor number and rent. The owner of this two-bedroom condo (1723 sq ft)  on the 29th floor is asking for $7,000… Read More

Condo/Apartment Cleaners?

Anyone have any cleaner recommendations? A neighbor is prepping her place to sell and I’m getting my rental ready for the next tenant. Thanks!

Belltown Sales Are Up; 39 Total Sales Last Week

As we approach mid October sales will typically remains steady throughout the month and beginning of November, and take a  slight dive near the Holiday weeks that follow. Last week we saw 39 total sales across the board, with a notably higher number of sales in Belltown, especially those mid range 1-2 bedrooms units under… Read More

A $6,000 One-Bedroom Rental

What do you get for a $6,000 rental in Belltown? Well, aside from a ton of concrete, more than 2,815 square feet in an expansive penthouse designed by a renowned architect. This unit at 3rd and Blanchard would be quite the place to host a party, an art exhibition (there’s moveable lighting and track system… Read More

Seattle Open Houses – 10/13 – 10/14

It looks like our dry streak is officially over, Seattle.  While you’re out there waging war against the rain, rejoice in the fact that there are 50 indoor events you can attend this weekend – and by events we mean open houses! Here are a few of our picks for the weekend. 715 N 43rd… Read More

5 Star Built GREEN Mega Modern in Beacon Hill

1762 18th Ave S South Seattle is vastly becoming the new hot spot for young home buyers to rest their feet at night, and with newly built Moderns like this 5 Star Built Green home in Beacon Hill sprouting up more and more, I can finally smell the gentrification settling in. This lovely 2 bed,… Read More

Queen Anne and Downtown Sales on the Rise; 37 Sales Last Week

Last week there were 37 sales that went pending around the Greater Puget Sound, with a majority of sales in the Queen Anne & Downtown neighborhoods, including a 2 bedroom 37th floor unit at the Olive 8, a Market Place North Condo, and a 2 bedroom in the Grand Pacific. Nine of those units were… Read More

Belltown Loft with Built-In Bookcase on the Market

Last week, we told you about a sweet Belltown loft with floor to ceiling windows and a built-in bookcase.  That unit was at the time available for monthly rent on Windermere, but has JUST hit the market as a condo for sale.  Here are some more details on this exquisite unit. Located at 66 Bell… Read More

Cool Automated Toilet, Solar Panel Trends & Other Seattle Home Show Highlights

How would you like a toilet that automatically lifts its lid as you walk up, plays music, features a heated seat, a bidet and an air dryer? The stylish Kohler Numi toilet was one of the interesting sights we found Saturday at the Seattle Home Show at CenturyLink Field Events Center. (Details below on how… Read More

Magnolia Mid-Century Modern Home

One look at this modernized mid-century house, and you’ll be sold.  Take it from the 60 people who have liked this listing in the 2 days it has been active on Redfin.  Built in 1964, this 4 bedroom house has classic charm in the form of features such as a stone fireplace and a formal… Read More

Seattle Open Houses – 10/6 – 10/7

It’s another beautifully sunny fall weekend in Seattle! If you’re not basking in the sun today, be sure to check out some of the 68 open houses in Seattle this weekend.  Here are a few of our picks. 1408 12th Ave #402 Open House: Saturday, Oct 6, 1-4pm and Sunday, Oct 7, 1-4pm Believe it… Read More