Salt Ballard Launches: 38 Condo Units Selling Soon

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It has been known for quite some time that the team behind the Solo Lofts condo project was working on a second condo project, Salt. Today, it becomes official. Construction is slated to begin in early 2015. Homes at Salt will be marketed by Matrix Real Estate, with pre-sales commencing within the next several weeks…. Read More

Must See Open Houses: October 18th & 19th

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There are 398 open houses this wet weekend.  Start your house hunting with my previous post ‘Modern Townhouses near Beacon Hill Light Rail’.  Then northeast to a spacious new contemporary on the Burke Gilman trail, and back south for a Belltown live/work loft. 5400 Princeton Ave NE Neighborhood: Hawthorne Hills Open House: Saturday, Oct. 18,… Read More

Thrice All American (Tacoma)

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Sorry Neko, with Seattle getting more expensive, it’s just a matter of time before Tacoma will be discovered.  And they have some great condos, at great prices. For only $339,900, you can buy this 1,107 square foot condo, with 2 bedrooms and 1.75 bathrooms.  Unit 801 at 1101 A  St. is on the top floor… Read More

2 Bedroom Penthouse in Downtown Seattle

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If you were ever curious what you can get for $2,365,000 in a condo downtown in Seattle, look no further. This penthouse at Watermark Tower is your modern abode you’ve been waiting for, albeit at a hefty price. Even the HOA dues at $2,108/month cost nearly as much as a 1 bedroom rent in the vicinity. Its… Read More

Must See Open Houses: October 11th and 12th

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Have you noticed how many listings have no furniture or are staged lately?  It seems to be a common theme today, maybe an indicator that the market has peaked. With only 290 open houses, this looks to be a slow weekend.  We’ll start in View Ridge, travel northeast to BitterLake, and then finish in Queen… Read More

Top Floor Anhalt with Beams and Vaulted Ceiling

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Blending of historical European building styles was popular here from the late nineteenth to the early twentieth century.  Belmont Court is one of Anhalt’s last multi-family examples, before his company went bankrupt and he moved on to single family construction.  Unit 17, at 750 Belmont Ave E, is a rare top floor condo, with vaulted… Read More

Must See Open Houses: October 4th and 5th

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This weekend there are 432 open houses to pick from, so another busy weekend.  160 are for listings less than a week old, so there are some new ones to check out.  All the selections have water views this week.  We’ll start with a new listing at One Pacific Tower in Belltown, go to North… Read More

Enso Floor Plate / Floor Plans

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Someone emailed in asking if I we had the Enso floor plate / floor plans. We do. Here it is. Circa 2009.

Condo in Capitol Hill’s Portofino Building

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Unit 208 at 417 E Pine St, has 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, 902 square foot, and lists for $435,000.  It also has a small loft.  Portofino was built in 1919 as a warehouse, and was converted to living spaces in 1990, with 33 condos and 3 businesses.  If the great location doesn’t sell you; the… Read More

Ground Floor at Veer Lofts

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Another great loft at Veer Lofts is for sale and you don’t have to worry about losing the views, because it’s on the ground floor. Listing at $415,000, unit 103 at 401 9th Ave N has 1 bedroom, 1.5 bathroom, and 918 square feet.  You get your own private patio, which is above sidewalk level,… Read More

Solo Lofts Surprises Peach Orderers With Free Pie

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Peach is a lunch delivery service for offices in Seattle. Today, in partnership with Solo Lofts, a boutique condo project in Ballard, they surprised orderers with a free pie. @SoloLofts new marketing method includes pie @mattgoyer pic.twitter.com/1cWaSvtWI4 — ninaf (@ninaf) September 24, 2014 Disclosure: Solo Loft is an Urbnlivn advertiser.

1,781 Square Foot Loft at 66 Bell St

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with private rooftop deck.  66 Bell St or Belltown Lofts, is a converted 1908 warehouse.  Unit B-302 seems to be the southern upper corner unit, with 2 bedroom areas and 1.5 bathrooms, listing for $1,200,000.  The master bedroom has light and ventilation from the top of a row of windows, not sure about the second… Read More

Must See Open Houses: September 20th & 21st

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There are 458 open houses this weekend.  Starting with a newly constructed Eastlake rooftop deck with amazing views; house included.  Then a quick trip downtown to a classic studio.  Finishing with a new modern in Tangletown/Green Lake (wiki say’s Wallingford). [update – comment:  just ran a search based on days on the market, there are… Read More

Solo Lofts 60% Sold, Insignia 50% Sold, Vik 25%

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Dave from Solo Lofts lets us know that they’re now 60% sold. As well excavation is almost complete, and they finished drilling in the piles. (Disclosure: Solo Lofts is an Urbnlivn advertiser.) We also recently heard from Insignia who has sold 50% of their south tower. 6 penthouse shells remain at Escala. Vik is 25%… Read More

Must See Open Houses: September 13 and 14

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[Update: we're up to 490, get looking] Open houses are back in business, this weekend there are 490 open houses in Seattle.  We’ll start with a home on Lake Washington, swing by Magnolia for a 2012 modern, find affordable 12 foot high concrete ceilings in Belltown, and finish up in Capitol Hill with a top… Read More

My Favorite Belltown Condo Building

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Harbour Heights, 2621 2nd Ave, is a condominium building in the northern part of Belltown.  It has a unique design, with the rooms being arranged around large triangular decks.  Built in 1980 of concrete and steel, with a bias towards concrete, it is very quite inside.  If I’m not mistaken, even the walls between the… Read More

New Listing Monday

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I’m guessing most of you are wishing about now that this was a three day weekend. So put your precious time to good use and look at real estate.  I’ve picked 4 brand new listings for your pleasure.  Because of limited selection, I warn you in advance that they start at a million and work… Read More

Must See Open Houses: Sunday September 7th

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Due to technical issues, we missed Saturday’s open houses. So time to clear out my favorites list, feature some listings Matt has been pushing, and add some brand new listings that are open Sunday. 8533 10th Ave NW Neighborhood:  Crown Hill Open House:  Sunday 1-4 pm New construction is being priced out of the inner… Read More

Must See Open Houses: August 30 and August 31

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I should call this Open House Sunday, few are showing and fewer are showing on Saturday.  There are only 223 Open Houses this weekend.  I’ve found four to highlight because of their views, one contemporary house and three different styles of condominiums. 4540 8th Ave NE #2205 Neighborhood: University District Open House: Sunday, August 31,… Read More

Views Are Not Always Forever In Seattle

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Just listed – a west facing top floor condo at Veer Lofts.  Great location, layout, and nice territorial views across the surrounding rooftops.  We’ll get back to that.  Unit 615 at 401 9th Ave N is a 1,006 square foot loft that has 1 bedroom, 1 den, and 1.5 bathrooms.  With 18 foot ceilings, concrete… Read More