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

LEED Unit in Hjarta, Fremont Townhome with No HOAs; 38 Sales Last Week

Sales last week were down a bit from weeks prior, but it seems like the popular buildings like Escala and Olive 8 are still selling units week after week. More townhomes switched from pending to sold last week in Fremont, all in the upwards of $400,000 which leads me to believe my neighborhood is only… Read More

Summertime Sales; 32 Units Pending Last Week

As Seattle hit record high temperatures last week, people were most likely taking a dip in the Sound or running through their sprinklers instead of house hunting, and the stats indicate sales are beginning to plateau as we approach September. Last week 32 townhomes and condos went pending, including one in Cristala, two in Olive… Read More

Interesting Sales Last Week

In what is now apparently a bi-monthly check-in, looks like Seattle saw 29 condos and townhouses sell last week (and about 29 the week prior of which the only sale of note was a unit at Hjarta). In the past week, more new construction condos sold in the form of two at Escala (#1505 for… Read More

Open Houses This Weekend

Chances are you are feeling a little cooped up by now with all this snow and ice. Cliff Mass tells us that the freezing temperatures are abating but there are still several days of rain coming. And, if you are dying to get out and see some houses this weekend, you may not find as… Read More

Open Houses This Weekend

Are the holidays over yet? Oh, guess not because there’s only 36 condos and townhouses offering open houses this week. Pickings are slim, folks, but here’s a few for you + my one Christmas shopping tip for the year — an exclusive if you will. That super green (aka 5-star Built Green) townhouse that was… Read More

Update: New Construction Condo Inventory

The last time we checked in on new construction condo inventory was back in July, and before that in May. In May inventory looked to be 75% sold, then the needle shifted to 77% in July, and now the properties tracked in this list are 81% sold in all. As for what’s gone down the… Read More

Interesting Sales Last Week

Seattle had 35 closed sales in condos and townhouses last week. In new construction, Escala (#608 and #303) and Gallery (#608) once again tally up closed sales, and this time Hjarta (#509 and #309) and Olive 8 (#3209) join in. In resales, there’s one at 1521, plus two condos sell in Cristalla and a 2nd… Read More

Interesting Sales Last Week

Remember that gutted Monique loft? Yeah, it sold at the end of June for $325k. Matt tweeted about it but somehow I missed it in my roundup. So now you blog-only readers are caught up on June and we can turn our attention to what’s interesting from the 16 condos and townhouses that sold last… Read More

Check In: New Construction Condo Inventory

Just over two months ago, I did a roundup of new construction condo inventory in Seattle. It seems about time to check in and see where things stand now. Last time I said that inventory was 69% sold overall; however, I missed a few properties in my roundup. So after adding those in (including several… Read More

Interesting Sales Last Week

28 condos and townhouses sold last week in Seattle. In new construction condos, Hjarta sold #503, Olive 8 welcomes a new owner to #3201, and Escala ticks up two more: #1912 and #2403. Also worth noting are the following two townhouses, a resale at Cristalla, and a former foreclosure at the Parc. 2109 4th Ave… Read More

Open Houses This Weekend

As expected on the weekend leading up to July 4th, a low amount of condo and townhouse open houses are being offered in Seattle. Of the 60 open houses, only 3 are newly listed resales from this past week and nearly half are new construction. So if you are staying in the city, you can… Read More

Interesting Sales Last Week

There were 27 closed sales in Seattle’s condo and townhouse market last week. After last week’s round-up of new construction condo inventory, it seems that the following units moved from the ‘pending’ column to the ‘sold’ column: Trace North #320 and #420 – both 1-bedroom condos that closed for $425/sf and $417/sf respectively. Enso #505… Read More

New Construction Condo Inventory

When new construction condos went all gangbusters a couple weeks back and closed nearly half of the condo and townhouse sales that week, it seemed like a good time to do an inventory round-up to see what’s left to buy in Seattle. And when you think about remaining inventory, you can’t help but think about… Read More

Interesting Sales Last Week

A total of 23 sales closed last week in Seattle’s condo and townhouse market. Notably, one loft that makes Urbnlivn writhe with envy and more new construction inventory clearing with one sale apiece at Olive 8 and Hjarta. 1505 11th Ave #301 Proving that the good ones still go fast, this 911 sq ft 1-bedroom… Read More

Interesting Sales Last Week

Of the 26 condos and townhouses that closed last week, there was nearly an equal split between new construction sales and resales. I don’t specifically measure the ratio each week but as I scrolled through the list, it struck me that it seems like a higher ratio of new construction than usual. New Construction The… Read More

Interesting Sales Last Week

Compared to the week prior, Seattle more than doubled its condo and townhouse sales with 31 sales last week. The big winners included: A whopping 10 unit bulk sale at Olive 8 tops our list. According to a press release on Feb 17 (PDF), a total of 15 price-reduced units have sold since the January… Read More

Hjarta Ditches Realogics, Back With Matrix

Six months ago Hjarta developer Pryde + Johnson ditched sales and marketing firm Matrix for Realogics and slashed prices. Last week, Pryde + Johnson, ditched Realogics and is back with Matrix cutting prices again. Matrix sent over a refreshing honest email about how they’re now approaching pricing: Until now the developer felt that with the… Read More

Reader’s Thoughts on Hjarta

I love reader comments and emails. Here’s a recent one from a reader about Hjarta: The reason you don’t know anything about this development, is becasue they don’t want you to know anything. Every tennat that lived in this building, that didn’t buy (becasue they couldn’t sell them) has immediately moved out once their lease… Read More

Hjarta and Florera to Sell at 35% Off

Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty is taking over sales for the remaining 100 units at Hjarta in Ballard and Florera in Greenlake. If you’ll remember the developer Pryde + Johnson switched from selling units at these two buildings to leasing them. The press release below indicates this was part of a debt restructuring in 2009. Sounds… Read More