Pathfinder Acquires 45 Condos at Florera

The company that acquired the Sanctuary when it fell on hard times, has acquired 45 condos (out of 59) at Florera which went rental at the beginning of 2009. According to Lorne Polger, managing director of Pathfinder Partners, Florera is a 64-unit property comprised of 59 residential units and five ground floor commercial units. “Pathfinder… Read More

Seattle Open Houses – 1/5 – 1/6

It’s the first weekend of 2013, and we’ve got 36 open houses in Seattle for you to check out. 1605 E Pike St #200 Open House: Sunday, Jan 6, 1-4:00pm and Thursday, Jan 10, 11:30-1:00pm This modern loft-style condo in the heart of Capitol Hill will make you swoon! Two bedrooms and two bathrooms span… Read More

Holiday Weekend Predictably Slowed Sales

Last week as expected, the holiday weekend took a tole on sales, with only 18 total sales around town. Two 1 bed 1 bath units sold at the Olive 8, and 1 unit at Escala. A top floor unit at the Trio in Belltown sold, as well as a few units in the Fremont and… Read More

Sales are Rising in Fall; 50 Pending Last Week

Last week sales seem to have increased, with 50 sales across the board. Two units at the olive 8 went pending, and quite a few listings in the Ballard and Queen Anne neighborhoods. With housing beginning to see pricing more comparable to 2003 than we’ve seen in nearly a decade, I chose to showcase those… Read More

15 Sales Under $200,000 Sold Last Week!

Overall we’ve been hearing and witnessing King County home sales rising over the past few months, but if we check out the condos and town home sales from last week, it’s safe to say that if you’re meticulous on your quest, there are notable short sales, and bargain listings on the market. Last week there… 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

Pending in 7 Days: Green Lake NW Contemporary

Places are going pending faster than I can blog em! I probably need to ski less and blog more… The most recent place to catch my eye and then disappear is, 128 NE 59th St in Greenlake. It is a NW contemporary for $1.189m, 3,700 square feet. Appears to have a close neighbor that was… Read More

Built Green Homes in Green Lake

I spotted a couple of modern, new construction homes by D.C. Granger in Green Lake (well, actually it is north of 85th so that’s probably more Northgate?). Pretty interesting designs — especially the Burke home with partial roof over deck on the upper level — and they are both 4-star Built Green. I don’t know… Read More

2-Bedroom Condos on the Shores of Greenlake

A 1990′s 2-bedroom condo came on the market this morning whose location inspired me take a closer look at what else is offered in the area. All three of the following units are on the north end of Greenlake within steps of the neighborhood shops and restaurants. And only the street, path, and park separate… 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

Ashworth Cottages at Greenlake 50% Sold

Pryde + Johnson sold just two units at Ashworth Cottages in Greenlake before the project went into foreclosure. Earlier this year the Seattle Times and the DJC blog looked at what went wrong. Intracorp has now taken over the project. Originally priced at $739k to $950k they’ve slashed prices and been able to move 50%… Read More

Florera in Greenlake Goes Rental

I forgot to blog about the Seattle Times article, More empty apartments forecast in the Seattle area: More than 100 condo buildings in King, Snohomish and Pierce counties — many of them apartments originally — are becoming rentals again because the units haven’t sold well in this down market, said Greg Wendelken, vice president and… Read More

Free Vespas, Trip to Norway, Free Closing Costs…

Before taking off for the long weekend I missed this PSBJ article on condo incentives, Seattle condo developers try luring buyers with discounts, vacations and cars: “There has definitely been a slowdown in condo sales at all projects in Seattle,” said Mason Curran, who declined to release Vulcan’s pre-sale figures. Their pre-sale figures as of… Read More

A visit to Florera

Now I’ve been off in San Fran and Manhattan the last couple weeks but Greg recently visited Florera and here are his thoughts: I am in the market for a 2 bedroom condo and went to the Florera Greenlake sales office this weekend. I thought you might be interested in some of the details for… Read More

Florera Goes on Sale November 11th

Ah finally, some new events! Mark your calendar two weekends from now for Florera’s kick off. November 11th if you pre-registered you get a chance to buy ahead of the public opening. November 12th is when you’ll be competing against the masses at the public grand opening. The fine print: Pricing will be available at… Read More

Added: Florera

Right beside the Greenlake Gregg’s cycle we spotted Florera Greenlake. I looked it up online and added to the list and map. All they really have online is the following info: 80 units, mix use Green – Targeting LEED certification Occupancy Summer 2007 Driving up to Greenlake today on HWY 99 reminded me just how… Read More