Elegant Double Unit Condo at Cristalla

Cristilla Building

We took one look at this uniquely custom million-dollar downtown condo and could hardly believe such a tasteful and elegant home could exist in downtown Seattle.  But it does, inside of the Cristalla Building.  2033 2nd Ave #1409 is the location of a 3 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom high rise is the result of two units… Read More

Interesting Sales Last Week

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Seattle saw 21 closed sales last week in condos and townhouses. Notables included resales at Trace North, Cristalla, and a trio of sold townhouses at Fremont 6. 1414 12th Ave #419 A 614 square foot 1-bedroom at Trace North sold for $225K ($366/sf). Last purchased less than a year ago for $248K and took less… Read More

Open Houses This Weekend

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There are 86 condos and townhouses offering open houses in Seattle this weekend. Those new-to-the-MLS townhouses in Ballard have an open house scheduled (Saturday, 1-4PM) as do the following condos: 2033 2nd Ave #1108 Sunday, 11:30AM – 1PM As of Oct 11, this 11th floor condo at Cristalla will have been on the MLS for… Read More

Interesting Sales Last Week

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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

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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

Interesting Sales Last Week

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Seattle saw 35 condos and townhouses sold last week. In new construction condo sales, Escala (#305) and Decatur (#207) closed one sale each, while Olive 8 closed another two (#2801 & #2909). Plus these notable sales: Queen’s Court, 124 Warren Ave N Two 1-bedroom condos sold at this historic renovation in lower Queen Anne last… Read More

How Fast is the Internet in Your Building?

Last week Geekwire profiled CondoInternet.net, a growing branch of Spectrum Networks that is bringing high speed Internet to condos and apartments in Seattle. CondoInternet’s service is not just high speed — it is being coined as “super broadband” because it has a minimum speed of 100 Mbps, with some services allowing surging up to 500… Read More

Interesting Sales Last Week

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25 condos and townhouses sold last week in Seattle. In new construction condos, the “Sold” meters ticked up by one at Trace North (#401) and Harvard and Highland (#6), while Olive 8 closed on two (#3004 and #2907). And then there were these notable sales: 744 Harvard Ave E #200 On the north end of… Read More

Open Houses This Weekend

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Apartment Therapy says there’s going to be a huge blowout sale this weekend at Velocity Art & Design in South Lake Union. However, if you need to buy a condo or townhouse before you can go crazy at Velocity’s first annual warehouse sale of modern furnishings and accessories, try one of these 72 open houses… Read More

Classy Cristalla Condo

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This classy 1 bedroom, 1.5 bath condo on the 20th floor of the Cristalla is one listing I find myself returning to over and over again. It was, after all, featured in Seattle Homes & Lifestyles — and apparently I’m a sucker for well-staged condos. Currently listed for $450K ($100K less than it last sold… Read More

Interesting Lofts: Lofts & Townhomes Edition

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Pike Lofts First up is unit #512 at 303 Pike St which is a nicely upgraded unit at the Pike Lofts. Priced at $349k for a 1 bed 796 square foot unit. If you like Pike Lofts and want a large outdoor patio check out unit #309 that just came on the market at $328k… Read More

Two Boutique Projects + Two Downtown Ones

I’m back from Maui! While I was gone the New York Times had two articles you may find interesting. The first is And Do I Hear 2 Million for That Condo? No? 1 Million? Sold! and the second is Apartment Buyers Abandoning 6-Figure Deposits. And the Marlborough officially went into foreclosure. Poor Live Historic. And… Read More

While You Were on Vacation

Hotel 1000/Madison Tower There’s so many multi-million dollar condos to choose from these days. Here’s one more. Unit 2401 is just under $7 mil for 3,740 square feet. Cristalla Erica Clibborn, the listing agent, has been talking about unit #1408 for quite some time now. It’s now on the market for $640,000 which buys you… Read More

MLS Watch: Lofts and Price Drops

2200 Loft Looking for a loft-y unit in South Lake Union? 900 Lenora St #W102 is apparently very different from it’s neighbors: This is not your ordinary cookie cutter condo! More than $50,000 in custom upgrades. Modern unit has 15′ ceilings, loft style bedroom, excellent light and open feel. Custom features include: 36′ pro range,… Read More

MLS Watch: 2 Bed/2 Bath Downtown

With our Seattle condo inventory growing every day you think there would be a steady stream of interesting Seattle condos and lofts to blog about, but there isn’t! Everyday I anxiously check my new listings email to find more and more boring condos. The only semi interesting units to get listed recently are these two… Read More

MLS Watch

Okay, I’m back from California. Here are the interesting units that have hit the market in the last week. 5th and Madison Prices are going up and down at 5th and Madison. Penthouse #2403 came on the market at $2,199,000 dipped to $1,995,000 on June 26 and is now back up to $2,149,000. Whoever is… Read More

MLS Watch – $350k drop at Cosmo, Madison Lofts, Site 17

Wow, we go from a spring with no exciting units to a summer just jam packed with inventory. If you were sitting on the sidelines there is finally some good condos to choose from. Here’s a roundup of what’s caught my eye in the last week. Cosmo – Huge price drops Ashley has the scoop… Read More

MLS Watch: Finally Listings Worth Clicking On

After lots of new boring listings coming on the market every day we finally have some interesting ones! Bellora Unit #310 at Bellora is sporting the largest mirror I’ve seen in a downtown condo: I don’t want to know how much that fugly thing cost. Colonial Grand Pacific I guess with a name like Colonial… Read More

MLS Watch: $5.9 mil and everything else

2200 vs Cosmo Inventory Glut Match 36 versus 39. Winner: Cosmo. Cristalla There are 5 units available at Cristalla. The most recent to come on the market is a 436 square foot studio at $379,990. Only $872/sq ft. I guess I’ll stop bitching about Trace’s price per square foot. But it does have a $6,000… Read More

MLS Watch – Prices go down, prices go up

It’s been a while since I’ve really done MLS Watch. The truth is that we’ve been having troubles at Redfin getting our ‘listing alert e-mails’ to run reliably which is what I use to compile this blog post. Anyhow, here’s a look at some of the activity over the past week that caught my eye:… Read More