Condo in Capitol Hill’s Portofino Building

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

Corner Loft at Portofino for $155k

7′ windows, 12′ ceilings… This corner unit at the Portofino sounds nice but the pictures leave a lot to be desired! So it might be a 514 square foot diamond in the rough for $155k or it might just be as pictured.

Cheap One Bedroom at Portofino

I’ve always liked Portofino from the street but never been too impressed by the units that come up for sale. But with 14′ ceilings, 6′ windows, it has potential. Unit 312, a 554 square foot one bedroom hit the market this weekend for $210,000.

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

Investor Lists 3 Portofino Units

Over the years an investor accumulated at least three units at the Portofino, a loft-y Capitol Hill building on Pine. I’m surprised that with rising rents and declining vacancy rates that they’d unload them now. But times must be tough because they’re all short sales: Unit #311 for $249,950: 514 square feet, corner unit, last… Read More

Short Sale Loft at Portofino

Short sales aren’t for the faint of heart or the impatient. But if you’re up for the challenge check out unit 306 at Portofino Lofts (417 E Pine) in the Pike/Pine Corridor that just hit the market at $349,950 (they paid $430k in September 2006). It’s 830 square feet and sports a tricked out kitchen… Read More

A Few More Lofts…

A few more listings caught my eye tonight… The Braeburn A nicely photographed two story unit at The Braeburn, 1410 E Pine #W404, is 821 square feet and $465,000. I think I like it. Firehouse Unit #7 is back at 1406 Harvard, aka The Firehouse. It was originally listed at $425,000 and is now at… Read More

Odds and ends

I biked by Ruby Condos on Eastlake where it meets Allison on Monday, occupancy summer 2008. The Seattle PI had an article on, Condo dwellers seek quieter life in new parts of city. My unit at Trace Lofts at the corner of 12th and Madison is likely to be anything but quiet. Ashely looks at… Read More

MLS Watch: Re-sales galore

Alright, no more silly exchanges in the comments! I’m too busy enjoying the sunny weather in San Francisco to keep deleting all the off topic comments. Let’s keep the discussion focused on condos. If you want to stray off topic or want to talk about something else please use the forums. To get us back… Read More