Holy Bright Red Backsplash


While flipping through the listing photos of this new Phinney Ridge house, the backsplash halted my progress like a big stop sign. Whoa! That’s a bright red. From afar, the color, combined with the tiling effect, almost reminds me of the bright orange mesh that crews use to cordon off a construction site. I’m not… Read More

Open Houses This Weekend

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There are 82 open houses this weekend in Seattle’s condo and townhouse market. I’ve got one pick per market for your consideration: a Capitol Hill townhouse with office loft and a top floor, Phinney Ridge condo with views of Greenlake. 1135 10th Ave E Unit A Sunday, 1-4PM The master suite with an upstairs loft… Read More

Pb Designed Contemporary Home on Phinney Ridge

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Chris over at Pb gave me a heads up about a newly constructed home they designed that just hit the market on Phinney Ridge, 4311 2nd Ave NW: 2,500 square feet. 1,000 square feet of decks. 3 beds. 2.5 baths. Priced at $825k.

Fini Now Sold Out

Just got a note from the Fini folks (looks like they need to update their site…): We SOLD OUT over the weekend over at Fini Condo’s! w/back up offers. In other sales news I can’t stop checking out Seattle Block Shopper. It’s like a bad car crash. What they do is mash up public records… Read More

January Appears To Be Off To A Good Start

Last night I looked through the probably hundred or so condos that came on the market in the last two weeks. Nothing really new or exciting. Most looked to be ones that went off the market just before Christmas. The rest were from developments like Trace and Brix putting more inventory in the MLS. And… Read More

Sunday Seattle Times – Move in now!

Alrighty, no more buying the paper on Super Bowl weekend. Here’s the re-cap of ads in this past weekend’s Sunday Seattle Times: 1 Hotel Residences: Grand opening coming soon. Now selling. Occupancy 2010. It’s a lifestyle many desire but only a fortunate few will call their own. 1521: Occupancy 2008. Final purchase opportunity happening now…. Read More

Sunday Seattle Times

I think the Sunday Seattle Times Real Estate section now has more ads for condos not in Seattle than in Seattle. None-the-less here are the specials and tidbits from the most recent edition: Andiamo: Only 3 great condos still available Azul: $7500 buyer bonus for all 2/2’s Carbon 56: No home owner dues for one… Read More

Sunday Seattle Times – Free scooters, no HOA for 2 years and more

Sorry for not posting more! And I know its Thursday today but better late than never. Here are the notables in the ads in last Sunday’s Seattle Times. Azul Flats: ‘Priced for Quick Sale!’ Carbon 56: ‘No home owner dues for one year’ Cosmo: ‘The Penthouses – Move In Today’ Fini: ‘30% Sold Grand Opening… Read More

MLS Watch

2200 vs Cosmo 2200 – 36 vs Cosmo – 54. Arcadian Court #205, my friend Katrina’s unit that she listed on Redfin, went STI in a two days. Fini I hear there was a line up 25 people deep for Fini’s opening day. I also hear they started raising prices throughout the day in reaction… Read More

Going on vacation + thoughts on Fini?

This week is likely the worst week for me to take a vacation all year but it was booked a while ago. So you likely won’t see any posts here until the middle of next week. If you any good condo news or gossip leave a comment here or

Added: The Aspen

Thanks to a reader tip I added The Aspen located on Phinney Ridge, starting in the mid $100’s. Ben has also posted a brief blurb.