We’re Tearing Down a Home a Day

The Seattle Times dug into what you’ve no doubt witnessed as you’ve driven around town; there’s a lot of tearing down going on right now. A teardown a day: Bulldozing the way for bigger homes in Seattle, suburbs: Seattle on average now sees one home teardown every day. More houses have been demolished and replaced… Read More

Seattle Design Festival Sept 10-23

Heads up! The Seattle Design Festival is coming up September 10th to 23rd. Over thirteen days, Design in Public and over 160 partnering organizations will host 50+ events and installations in dozens of venues across Seattle for thousands of visitors. This year’s festival theme is “Design Change.” Festival events will explore how people can take… Read More

Seattle Floating Home Tour is Coming Up

Saturday, September 11th, is your chance to see not one, but 13 floating homes on the Seattle Floating Home Tour. This year they’re all in Portage Bay. Unlike tours of the past where you get to explore the homes surrounding all the hustle and bustle of Lake Union, the 2016 tour will offer a limited… Read More

Seattle Condos with Pools

If you’re like us, you’re savoring every sunny day we have left of summer here in Seattle. And when it heats up in the city, almost everyone heads to the water to cool off. But wouldn’t it be great if you didn’t have you leave your building to jump in? Believe it or not, there are… Read More

Buyers, Now is the Time

Were you frustrated by bidding wars this spring? Summer, might be good months for you. With so many buyers on vacation, you’ll face less competition. I for one, was surprised at how many homes, of the homes that hit the market last week, are still available past their offer deadlines today.  Of course, there are… Read More

Seattle Has Gone To The Dogs

It’s no secret that a good number of Seattlites consider their four-legged friends during their housing search. Proximity to dog parks, rooftop dog runs, and washing stations are all making their way onto the list of most-wanted amenities. Here at Urbnlivn, we love our dogs just as much as the next homeowner or renter. We… Read More

What’s Happening with Pre-Inspections?

Well known Seattle home inspector, Dylan Chalk, recently wrote a great blog post on pre-inspections, Limited Pre-Inspection?. He raises the question and awareness of how pre-inspections have are changing, at least in the Seattle market. It is a good read for anyone in the market right now and is doing, or considering doing, pre-inspections. The… Read More

Get Your Tickets for the Pike/Pine Tour!

Have you heard of the Pike/Pine Tour yet? It’s a fantastic tour through the Capitol Hill neighborhood that anyone can purchase tickets for. It’s official name is “Pike/Pine Tour: Change on an Urban Scale” and it lasts about 2 hours – rain or shine! As we all know, the Pike/Pine corridor is the midst of… Read More

First-Time Buyers, We Have the Guide for You

This spring, on a transcontinental flight, I wrote down all the advice I’d give to a friend over beers if they asked about buying a home for the first time. The result is Urbnlivn’s Seattle Home Buying Guide. It covers everything I think you need to know whether you’re buying a condo or a house…. Read More

Modern Home Tour is This Weekend

The modern home tour is back this weekend, Saturday, April 30th, 11am – 5pm. The Seattle Modern Home Tour returns on the last Saturday in April, giving Seattleites the opportunity once again to explore eight modern homes that exemplify modern architecture and design, right in their own city. Visitors will get the inside scoop from… Read More

Modern Home Tour is April 30th

The modern home tour is back Saturday, April 30th, 11am – 5pm. The Seattle Modern Home Tour returns on the last Saturday in April, giving Seattleites the opportunity once again to explore eight modern homes that exemplify modern architecture and design, right in their own city. Visitors will get the inside scoop from homeowners on… Read More

Another Seattle High-Rise Turns to Technology

Image via Skanska/Studio 216 Another high-rise is turning to technology to help market their product, Seattle high-rise to use Microsoft HoloLens for ‘world’s first holographic leasing center’. Microsoft’s holographic headset, which was released to developers last week but is not yet available to the general public, will be used for the “world’s first holographic real… Read More

Save the Date: Modern Home Tour is April 30th

Save the date! The modern home tour is back Saturday, April 30th, 11am – 5pm. The Seattle Modern Home Tour returns on the last Saturday in April, giving Seattleites the opportunity once again to explore eight modern homes that exemplify modern architecture and design, right in their own city. Visitors will get the inside scoop… Read More

2016 Northwest Green Home Tour

Heads up! The 2016 Northwest Green Home Tour is coming up soon. It is Saturday April 30, 11am – 5pm and Sunday, May 1, 11am – 5pm. More info: The Northwest EcoBuilding Guild is proud to bring you the 2016 Northwest Green Home Tour. With more than 20,000 green homes in the Puget Sound area… Read More

Thanks for Coming!

Thanks so much for coming last night! I had a blast and hope you did too! It was great to put faces to names and to meet the people who read this blog. I’m so sorry if we didn’t get a chance to chat (if we didn’t, just email me, let’s grab coffee), but I… Read More

Urbnlivn Happy Hour Today

We’re having a happy hour TODAY, March 24th, on the top floor of Insignia in Belltown from 6 to 8pm. Whether it is celebrating your recent closing or drowning your sorrows over another lost bidding war, we’ll have plenty of wine and beer! Please rsvp on Facebook or send us an email at hello@urbnlivn.com. Looking… Read More

You Know You’re a Redfin Addict When…

After eleven years of using Redfin it appears I’m cut off! How am I supposed to pick some homes to unfavorite?? Here’s a glimpse at some of my Seattle favorites…

Urbnlivn Happy Hour Next Week!

We’re having a happy hour next Thursday, March 24th, on the top floor of Insignia in Belltown from 6 to 8pm. Whether it is celebrating your recent closing or drowning your sorrows over another lost bidding war, we’ll have plenty of wine! Please rsvp on Facebook or send us an email at hello@urbnlivn.com. Looking forward… Read More

Save the Date: Urbnlivn Happy Hour March 24

Save the date! We’re having a happy hour March 24th on the top floor of Insignia from 6 to 8pm. Details to follow. In the meantime, please rsvp on Facebook or send us an email at hello@urbnlivn.com. Looking forward to seeing you all there! It has been too long since our last one :). Big… Read More

Record Low in Number of Homes For Sale

Wondering why you can’t find your dream home this winter? The problem is a record low in the number of homes for sale. The Seattle Times recently dug into this, Scarce listings drive King County home prices to new highs: The median price of single-family homes sold in King County hit a new all-time high… Read More