Double Unit At Olive 8 – Horse Art Included

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It was the curious bachelor like decorating of unit 3005 at Olive 8 that caught my eye. Digging in turns out #3005 is a combination of unit 3005 and 3006 to form a 2,158 square foot, 2 bedroom, 2.75 bathroom place. I like the “driftwood toned hardwoods” floors but am a little weirded out by… Read More

Olive 8 Sellers Hoping For Big Gains

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Two Olive 8 units hit the market today with their sellers hoping for some big gains. We’ll be curious to see if they get what they’re hoping for. Unit 2908 – 1 bed, 1.5 baths, 1,092 square feet. Listed at $669k. Last sold November 2011 for $495k. Unit 2300 – 2 beds, 2 baths, 1,534… Read More

“Sold Out” Olive 8 Sells One More

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Olive 8 “sold out” last June but was really holding on to one more unit that was “incorporated back into the developer’s portfolio”. Today, that incorporated unit is back on the market. Unit #3800 is a biggie at 2,225 square feet including 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms. All for $2.495m which, if memory serves, is what… Read More

Olive 8 Seller Looking for 10% Appreciation in 9 months

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It will be interesting to see how Unit #3502 at Olive 8 fares on the market. The agent is wrapping up an open house today after listing the two-bedroom, two bathroom unit yesterday for $1.25 million. If the seller get the list price, it will be a roughly 11% hike from last November when he/she… Read More

Olive 8 “Sold Out”

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Buried in our update on the remaining Seattle new construction inventory was the news that Olive 8 is now “sold out”. And yes, the quotation marks are intentional. The remaining unit, #3800, a sub-penthouse with 11’ ceilings, 2,225-sq. ft., listed at $2,500,000 was pulled off the market. The developer just decided to incorporate #3800 into… Read More

$1.1M Olive 8 Condo Among 38 Seattle Condos Sold in Past Week

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A two-bedroom condo on the 31st floor of the Olive 8 closed for $1.1 million yesterday, one of 38 condos sold in Seattle in the past week. The Olive 8 deal is interesting, not just because it was the highest-priced unit in the bunch, but because it sold at a pretty lofty price just a… Read More

The Block That Will Block Views at Olive 8, Olivian, others

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New images show how a proposed 43-story hotel will likely block the pricey views some residents  have at the Olive 8 condos and The Olivian apartments. This month, developer R.C. Hedreen submitted a more detailed proposal for its convention hotel at the Greyhound bus station at 9th and Stewart. The preliminary renderings of the “preferred… Read More

Olive 8 and 1521 Sales Centers Closing

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In a sign that we’re running out of new construction inventory, this Saturday, March 30th, from 12 to 5pm the sales teams for Olive 8 and 1521 will be hosting their final sales events. Following the event both sales centers will be removed and the properties will be shown by appointment only. Just five homes… Read More

Rent This Downtown Seattle Condo for $5,200/month

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Got $5,200 to spare every month? If so, then this luxury downtown Seattle rental is perfect for you! The condos at Olive 8 at 737 Olive Way have a rental opening high on the 27th floor, meaning you’ll get an incredibly expansive view of everything from Lake Union to downtown, and even Queen Anne and… Read More

Capitol Hill and Downtown Sales Remain Steady; 36 Sales Last Week

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Sales continued to remain steady in the downtown and Capitol Hill neighborhoods last week, and we saw a slight increase in units pending in West Seattle and Wallingford.  Another 1 bedroom sold at the Olive 8, (on the 32nd floor), a 2 bedroom at Hillclimb Court in Belltown, and a 1,723 sf view home at… Read More

Will New Hotels Mean Vanishing Views?

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We love homes with great views here at urbnlivn.com and many of you do too. An alert reader pointed out that some of those views could vanish if yesterday’s front page Seattle Times story pans out. The article notes that a wave of new hotels is planned for Downtown Seattle. So, we decided to check… Read More

Two Cheap Expensive Rentals

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Yes, I meant the contradiction in the headline. The two rentals below are definitely not for the average renter at $3,750/mo and $4,650/mo. But do the numbers and they’re cheap for what you get, at least compared to buying them outright. First, a gorgeous contemporary home in Leschi with sweeping views of Lake Washington and… Read More

Open Houses This Weekend

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Summer is full swing in Seattle, and with all of this awesome weather there are also 53 open houses to visit this weekend! 2360 43rd Ave East #209 Sunday, July 15, 2012 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM For those who love views of the water year round, this 1,025 square foot Madison Park single level… Read More

4th Of July Took a Toll on Sales;19 Units Pending Last Week

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Apparently not too many folks were out shopping for condos last week, as most of us took a siesta for the days following the 4th of July holiday, but those who were came out guns smokin, with units in the Olive 8, a Portage Bay beauty built in the 1920’s, and a two bedroom in… Read More

Olive 8 Raises Prices Too

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First Escala raises prices this week, then we get word that Insignia is about to break ground and now Olive 8, one of the few remaining downtown new construction projects, is raising prices too. #3707: $530k to $570k #3706: $530k to $560k #3107: $505k to $525k Disclaimer: Olive 8 is an Urbnlivn advertiser.

Olive 8 Now More Than 75% Sold

Late last week as we were heads down on our new construction inventory post, Olive 8 put out a press release on how things were going, SPRING SALES SURGE AT OLIVE 8: In another sign that the in-city housing market is recovering, brokers at Olive 8, a 229-unit condominium and hotel high-rise in downtown Seattle… Read More

Olive 8: 70% Sold, 63 Left

Urbnlivn reader and Twitterer @Carbzilla pinged us about Olive 8 last weekend: Hey @urbnlivn, Olive8 was hot over the weekend. Only 2 08 models left it looks like. We passed on it (too small) but could be sold out soon. Spkng of #Olive8, where’s the chatter? Blogs stop abt 2010 & then quiet. Evryone happy… Read More

Interesting Sales Last Week

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Happy New Year everyone! Let’s get 2011 wrapped up here — a look at Redfin shows that the final week in 2011 yielded 29 sold condos and townhouses in Seattle. In new construction condos that means #3110 sold at Olive 8 and then a few more at Escala. Escala (1920 4th Ave) Four more condos… Read More

Interesting Sales Last Week

Let’s unwrap this big box of 32 condos and townhouses that sold last week to see who’s purchased a home just in time for Christmas! In new construction condos, Escala sold two condos (#1011 for $659K; #1410 for $419K) and Olive 8 one (#2807 for $450K) and then there are a few other notable resales…. Read More

Reminder: Urbnlivn Meetup is Tonight!

Once again it is shaping up to be a fine event tonight. Courtesy of Realogics and R.C. Hedreen, we’ll be gathering in the largest penthouse at Olive 8 to talk real estate and spread a little holiday how-do-you-do. On top of appetizers from our sponsors, we’ve got a couple of treats in store for you… Read More