Condo #s: Insignia 75%, Luma 16%, Solo 90%, Vik 71%

Insignia Seattle

Since we checked a little over a month ago Insignia has been the big seller adding 39 pending units at the North Tower and the South Tower adding 13. Vik picked up 9, Luma picked up 4 and Solo Lofts still has two units remaining. Selling Now Insignia North Tower – 68% pending 348 units,… Read More

Industrial Chic with Sound Views

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Fans of “industrial chic”, that is, lots of exposed concrete and walls of windows will love unit 1006 at Continental Place (located at 2125 1st Ave). The 1,933 square foot unit, 2 bedroom, 1.75 bath place was designed by the architect owner along with Les Eerkes, of the then Olson Sundberg Architects, now Olson Kundig…. Read More

Loft in Heart of Pike Place Market

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Yet Another Trace Lofts Loft

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I’ve lost track of how many lofts have turned hands this summer at Trace Lofts, there has been that many! (Actually it is 6 in the last six months and two more are pending. There are 42 units in the building.) There isn’t anything wrong with the building that I, as an owner in the… Read More

2200’s $26m Repairs to be Done in March

The side of the 18-story at 2200 Westlake is covered up for the last phase of years-long repair project.

The Seattle Times check in on how the $26m repairs for 2200 are going, Behind the veil, condos repaired. Started in late 2013 they should be complete by March 2016. YIKES. Interesting to note that the Veer Lofts lawsuit has been settled but for an undisclosed sum, The 99-unit condo reached a settlement last summer… Read More

Parking Spots Selling For $20-$50k

How much is a parking spot worth to you? King5 recently took a look at the issue, Seattle homebuyers weighing value of parking spots: “In Seattle … there were 6 or 7 sells of deeded parking spaces in the last 12 months and they’ve sold anywhere from $20,000 to $50,000 depending on the location.” Krigsman… Read More

Seattle Condos Rental Caps

What’s your condo building’s rental cap? A reader recently wrote in curious if we had a list of Seattle condos and their rental caps. We don’t, but with your help we could put one together. Either leave a comment with your building’s name and rental cap or add it directly to our Google Spreadsheet.

Choices at Trace Lofts

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Looking for a smaller, exposed brick, loft-y type place on Capitol Hill? You’re in luck! Two, nearly identical lofts at Trace hit the market yesterday. Both are 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, 600 square foot places. HOAs are $402/month. #211 is $369k. Being on the second floor this has the original car decking ceiling. It looks… Read More

Fischer Studio Event

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I don’t know how we missed this nearly 2,500 square foot place, unit 604 at 1519 3rd Ave (the Fischer Studio Building), when it hit the market, but better late than never! We found out about it because they’re throwing an open house tomorrow from 6 to 8 pm with live music from jazz pianist… Read More

Redfin to Sell Gridiron Condos

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Just got word from Redfin that they’ll be the listing agent for the recently announced Gridiron condos in Pioneer Square: From January to June of 2015, only seven individual home sales occurred in Pioneer Square, despite thousands of people searching Redfin.com for homes in the area during the same time period. We think Gridiron will… Read More

Not A Cookie Cutter Condo Just South Of Fremont

57 Etruria #401 - live

Normally I don’t like anything built in the 1980’s, but I find this building so different I can’t resist blogging about it.  57 Etruria unit 407 is a nicely remodeled mid-80’s condo in north Queen Anne.  Listed for $319,000, this 729 sq ft condo has 1 bedroom, 1.5 bathrooms and an extra room.  Bamboo floors,… Read More

Gridiron Condos Coming to Pioneer Square in 2017

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The PSBJ reports that more condos are coming to Seattle, Pioneer Square in fact, Daniels hopes to score with $50M-plus Gridiron condos by the Clink: Daniels Real Estate plans to start construction in about two weeks on a long-planned project with a new name: the Gridiron. The more than $50 million project will be built… Read More

Many Seattle Condos Let FHA Approval Lapse

Thanks to Jim Patterson at Windermere for the idea to write the post and for all the background info! Jim Patterson, an agent at Windermere, recently wrote us because he was surprised that no one was talking about the fact that many condos have let their FHA approval expire. What does it mean? For buyers,… Read More

Capitol Hill 2 Story Condo With Terraced Patio/Yard

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This 2 story condo was impressive when it was built in 1981.  Since then it’s 1,565 sq ft has being lovely upgraded.  Listing for $ 749,00, unit 101 at 714 Bellevue Ave E has 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, den, living room with 20 ft ceilings, and 500 sq ft of private patio/yard space. The kitchen… Read More

Large Lofty 2 Bedroom at The Opal

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20 foot ceilings,  2 stories, 2 decks, on a corner of The Opal.  Listing at $699,950, unit 203 at 1605 E Pike St is a 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom, with 1,363 sq ft.  Other goodies include wide-plank oak hardwoods, gas fireplace, gas range, 2 walk-in closets in the master suite, den, and laundry room. On… Read More

25th Floor Corner View Penthouse in Belltown

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There are only two penthouses at Arbor Place and this is one of them.  The other units were all combined in the 90’s, would love to see that one.  Listed for $575,000, unit 2506, 121 Vine St, is a 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom corner unit with 855 sq ft.  The kitchen and bathroom have both… Read More

Another Chance to Live Across from Starbucks Reserve Roastery

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Unit 309 at Pike Lofts has sold, but unit 409 at 303 E Pike St is on the market. A 774 sq ft condo, it has 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, and lists for $479,000.  Being on the SE corner gives you more light and gets you away from busy E Pike St.  High ceilings, ceiling… Read More

Milan Inspired Modern Building (with Views)

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With views north, south and west; #601 at 714 Bellevue Ave E. should be an easy sale.   If that isn’t enough for you, there is one balcony off the living room, and another on the den side.  Listing for $674,500, this unit is a 2 bedroom, 1.75 bathroom, den/guest room, with 1,147 sq ft.  It… Read More

Eastlake Condo With View Terrace

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It would be nice if more builders gave owners/renters the wall of windows that this unit at Ruby in Eastlake has.  Listing for $380,000, #109 at 2960 Eastlake Ave E is a 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, with 801 sq ft.  There is retail below, so you’re not at street level.  Cherry wood floors in living… Read More

Downtown Living With Hotel Amenities At Olive 8

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Unit 1809 at 737 Olive Way is a very stylish condo on the 18th floor of Olive 8 in Downtown.  Listing for $525,00, this 684 sq ft unit is a 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, with it’s own balcony.  For you cooks, there are high end kitchen appliances including a gas range. There is a Hyatt… Read More