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

Live/Work at Trio

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Live/works are hard to come by but one just came up at Trio: 3104 Western Ave, Unit 104. Sizeable too at 1,306 square feet. One bedroom (loft), 1.5 bathrooms. Plus concrete floors, it’s own entrance and a kitchen and bath very reminiscent of everything built in 2007/2008 :). Listed at $450,000 it was on the… Read More

Big Belltown Live/Work Loft at the Trio

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Live/work lofts are hard to come by! Here’s one at the Trio, a condo building in north Belltown that was built in 2008. $425,000 for 1,306 square feet. It is a full height loft with one “bedroom” and a bathroom. Nice little alcove for a desk. It sold brand new in November 2009 for $378,250… Read More

Interesting Sales Last Week

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Last week 29 condos and townhouses sold in Seattle, including these notable resales in Belltown: 2717 Western Ave #105 Urbnlivn took note of this live/work loft at the Klee when it was listed briefly in the spring of 2010 for $439K, and then again when it was most recently listed for $399K. This 1,066 square… Read More

A Trip To Trio

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I visited Trio a few weeks ago (the same weekend I visited Gallery.) It was 75% sold and they want to move the rest of the units before the end of the year. To that end there is a 4% selling office commission instead of the usual 3%. I don’t have much nice to say… Read More

25% Price Reduction at Trio

Trio must be looking to move some units as they recently reduced #107 $100,000 in price down to $399k! Here’s a winner photo of the interior: They also dropped the price on #319 $60k to $439k. Shameless Redfin plugin: We were on the front page of the Seattle Times today, Home buying: How to find… Read More

Live/Work Lofts in Seattle?

I got an email the other day from a reader looking for live/work loft units. There are a few on the market: #116 at Gallery #118 at Gallery #101 at The Parc 2425 E Union St 1135 25th Ave But what other buildings offer live/work units? The Klee Mosler Lofts Trio ? Update 6/10/2011: Artists… Read More

Q. are price reductions unfair?

Here’s a timely question being asked of Elizabeth Rhodes in her Homes Forum blog, Developer’s discount price riles others: A few months ago I helped my son buy a condo in a small, newly refurbished building. He got it for about $10,000 off the asking price, and the developer paid his closing costs. A month… Read More

MLS Watch: Prices go up (1400 Taylor), prices go down (Trio)

1400 Taylor 1400 Taylor decided after a month at $399,000 that it was time to up the price to $415,000. Best of luck with that. Mosler Mosler is now up to 23 units on the MLS. My favorite, and most expensive, is unit #1200 at $2,495,000 (now that’s a pricey flip! anyone know the original… Read More

Monday Odds and Ends

Thanks to the three folks who wrote in this weekend. Here’s a collection of what they sent out plus a few extra links. Mose calculates the average days on Redfin for Seattle condos is 92 days. Our spy at Mosler snuck into the penthouse and took some photos. Here’s what they thought: I’m not sure… Read More

Enso and Trio lower prices

We’ll probably see a wave of price drops and bigger buyers bonus as we approach the end of the year and everyone tries to close out their books on a high note (or maybe the sky is falling.) Enso I am surprised to see Vulcan/John L Scott drop the price of their representation Enso unit,… Read More

Sunday Seattle Times

It’s been a while since I posted about the ads in the Sunday Seattle Times. Here’s a quick look at who’s advertising. You’ll notice only one Williams Marketing project on the list. Oddly last week the ran ads for Olive 8, Fini, Leona, 5th and Madison, Mosler, Meritage and Eastlake Lofts but this week they… Read More

NY Times On Glut of Condos

This past weekend the New York Times reports, Buyers Scarce, Many Condos Are for Rent: After six weeks of failing to lure more than a couple of dozen buyers, Mr. Franco and his partner, Jeff Blum, joined the builders of nearly 6,000 condominium units in the Washington metropolitan area who have decided in the last… Read More

MLS Watch: Lots of action!

Wow, this is the longest MLS Watch yet. I guess the realtors are assuming everyone is back from vacation and it’s time to get the units moving. Noma 19 units at Noma came online. They now have 22 listings on the MLS range in price from $222,950 to $539,950 which if my other information is… Read More

FatReport – Hot or not?

People have been chatting about The FatReport in the comments, so it’s time to start blogging about what they’re publishing. Selling well Here are some projects that have been selling well. Cosmo – 239 of 250 units sold Meritage – 46 of 48 units sold Mosler – 136 of 150 units sold Parc – 136… Read More

Seattle Sunday Times

5th and Madison: ‘Grand opening weekend!!!’ (open daily, 11am to 6pm, 900 Fourth Ave, 27th floor, 206-624-7640) Bagley Lofts: ‘Move in today!’ Bolero: ’45 sold in 5 weeks.’ Up 10 from last week’s ad. Cosmo: ‘Our penthouses at everybody elses mid level prices.’They also decided to un-rotate their ad making it much easier to read…. Read More

Trio website now has views

The Trio website has added views:

Wendy posts about the Trio, plus some of my thoughts

Wendy has a post about the Trio. How should we think about Trio? If Lumen is like a BCBG boutique, the Trio would be like a United Benetton – a bit more fun but probably not as high end. To its credit, the Trio does have a lot of color palettes and material combination options… Read More