We Need More Advertisers!

To keep paying Suzi, Kara and Bernard and our tax bill we need a few more advertisers! Whether you’re a developer, real estate agent, architect, interior designer or furniture store we’d be happy to get you in front of ton of people interested in Seattle condos, apartments and cool houses. Past advertisers include: Olive 8,… Read More

Spring Cleaning – Blog Style

Cleaning up how this blog looks is a task I’ve put off for years. I took the first step in re-organizing it tonight. I hope you like the new “magazine” style which shows excerpts of posts on the front page. Going with this design will give us a better idea of what you like and… Read More

Good to Meet You…

Thanks to everyone who came out to the Urbnlivn Meetup in Fremont last night. Real estate talk mixed with free booze and pizza in an amazing house = a pretty good Thursday evening. The best part was meeting the Urbnlivn community, from builders to real estate agents to apartment leasing managers. We learned some good… Read More

Urbnlivn Meetup – TONIGHT

Urbnlivn meetup tonight from 6 to 8pm at Fremont’s Birdhouse at 115 N 41st St. No presentations. No speakers. Just a fun time! And thanks so much to the owner for letting us send off this house to the next owner in style. And to Sam and Julie for handling the logistics around the location…. Read More

Reminder: Urbnlivn Meetup This Thursday!

Reminder! This Thursday, March 14 from 6 to 8pm at Fremont’s Birdhouse at 115 N 41st St. No presentations. No speakers. Just a fun time! And thanks so much to the owner for letting us send off this house to the next owner in style. And to Sam and Julie for handling the logistics around… Read More

Urbnlivn Meetup – Next Thursday!

Woohoo! An Urbnlivn meetup. Next Thursday, March 14 from 6 to 8pm at Fremont’s Birdhouse at 115 N 41st St. No presentations. No speakers. Just a fun time! And thanks so much to the owner for letting us send off this house to the next owner in style. And to Sam and Julie for handling… Read More

Save the Date: Urbnlivn Meetup Thursday March 14

Save the date! We’re going to have an Urbnlivn meetup. I know it has been forever – I’m sorry! Fortunately, Sam Cunningham has secured us an awesome house and I couldn’t say no. So on Thursday March 14 let’s grab a drink from 6 to 8pm at the “birdhouse” in Fremont. No presentations. No speakers…. Read More

Survey Last Call!

Thanks to the 80 people that filled out our survey so far this week. I read through all the responses especially to the “how could we improve Urbnlivn question”. For those who haven’t filled it out. It should only take a few minutes. I would love to get us up to 100 responses. Please take… Read More

Help Us Out! Take Our 5-Minute Survey

Thanks to the 52 people that filled out our survey so far this week. I read through all the responses especially to the “how could we improve Urbnlivn question”. For those who haven’t filled it out. It should only take a few minutes. I would love to get us up to 100 responses. Please take… Read More

Help Us Out! Take Our Survey!

Thanks everyone that filled out our survey yesterday. I read through all the responses especially to the “how could we improve Urbnlivn question”. For those who haven’t filled it out. It should only take a few minutes. Please take our five minute survey. Or you can drop me a line at matt@urbnlivn.com. Thanks :).

Help Us Out! Take Our Survey!

It has been years since we last did a survey! And with so many writers on board we’re curious to know more about who is reading the blog and what you like and what you don’t. Please take our five minute survey. Feel free to also comment below on what you love or loathe so… Read More

2012, Year of the Apartment

Here’s our top posts of 2012. No surprise that most of them are about apartments: Photos of the New Via6 Apartments and A Price Surprise Escala the Setting For 50 Shades of Grey Hard Hat Tour: Lawrence Lofts on 19th & Madison First Look: Terravita Luxury Apartments New Apodments on Capitol Hill, Mid-May Avalon Loft… 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

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

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

Urbnlivn’s Featured Listing Program

With the market heating up we get lots of emails from listing agents asking us to blog about their place. Being this is a small time operation we can’t get to every cool new listing right away. If you’d like to ensure we do, we will! But it’ll cost you and we’re going to disclose… Read More

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

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

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

Notes on the Seattle Waterfront Plan

Attendees to our latest Urbnlivn meetup in the Olive 8 penthouse were treated to a presentation from William Justen about the future of the Seattle Waterfront. Neither Matt nor I have paid much attention to this topic but we both agreed afterwards that we were kind of stunned by how huge of an undertaking it… Read More