Downtown Condo Steps From Westlake Park

1500 4th Ave #905 Seattle Downtown Condo

City slickers and fashionistas will be pleased with this downtown location. Surrounded by shops and just steps to Westlake Park, this 710 square feet semi 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom condo is located at 1500 4th Ave, truly in the middle of it all. It was built in 1909, making it a National Historic Site, but don’t… Read More

Olive 8 Seller Looking for 10% Appreciation in 9 months

737 Olive Wy #3502

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

Escala’s Escalation Stands Out Among 45 Condo Sales in Past Week


We’ve noted Escala’s seemingly bullish view of the Seattle condo market as the luxury downtown development repeatedly bumped up its list prices. Those escalating price points do not seem to be hurting sales. Unit #2308 closed on Monday at $1,049,000 after four price hikes. The two-bedroom, two-bathroom condo on the 23rd floor was first listed… Read More

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

737 Olive Way #3100

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

Nice North Capitol Hill Condo a Rental Deal

1122 Broadway Ave E., near Volunteer Park

It’s weird to say that $3,500 a month in rent is a good deal, but I think it applies to a two bedroom unit in this high-end condo building on North Capitol Hill. Unit #201 in this boutique building, located in the tony Harvard Belmont Landmark District near Volunteer Park,is a spacious 2,088 square feet… Read More

Unlisted: Capitol Hill Penthouse with Amazing Panoramic View


There are so many listings that boast a “spectacular view” or “breathtaking vistas” that, when you actually tour the place, turn out to be peek-a-boo views or only visible from the deck. That’s not the case for this panoramic view from a penthouse at The Highlander on Capitol Hill. Now, this two-bedroom unit on the… Read More

Very Nice and Reasonable Rental at Mosler Lofts

Rental at 2720 3rd Ave #512

I’ve always had a condo crush on the Mosler Lofts in Belltown, with its concrete, steel and glass facade. If I didn’t own a place, I would jump at this new rental listing. Unit #512 spans 1,126 sq. ft. with one bedroom, a den and 1.75 bathroom, plus a private 500 sq. ft. deck. As… Read More

Photos: New Luxury Volta Apartments Open in Belltown

Volta Apartments at 1st Ave and Bell

Here’s the bottom line about the new Volta Apartments in Belltown: They are very nice, high-end contemporary units that could make a sizable dent in your bottom line, depending on the apartment you choose. Studios start at $1,895, two bedrooms rent for $3,250, and the penthouse units top out at $6,500. Urbnlivn has been following… Read More

Seattle Open Houses – March 10


Are you enjoying the sunny, spring weather, Seattle? Speaking of spring, don’t forget to set your clocks forward tomorrow. In the meantime, here are a few open houses of many going on tomorrow that we recommend checking out! 1014 E Roy St #33 Open House: Sunday, March 10, 1-4:00pm We’re not sure if this condo… Read More

Seattle Open Houses: Feb 23-24


It’s a blustery Friday in Seattle, but hopefully the weekend holds better weather for us. Either way, there are 40 open houses in Seattle for you to explore over the next couple days. Here are our picks! 1700 N Northlake Way #4 Open House: Sun, Feb 24, 1-4:00pm Contemporary loft-style condo with 1-bedroom and 1.5… Read More

Penthouse at Rollin Street Available for Rent

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Want to live the high life in South Lake Union? This is probably one of the best options: a contemporary two-bedroom apartment at the top of the Rollin Street Flats now renting for $6,650/mo. If you’re interested, you should hurry. The leasing agent I talked to said a unit down the hall rented recently in… Read More

Live Here to Shower in Style

Glass Shower in Belltown condo

You don’t see snazzy showers like these every day. They’ll let you shower in style, but you better not be shy in case others walk in… We saw these while browsing new listings. The first is a freestanding shower that is encased in a glass tube and located right in the bedroom. It’s  one of… Read More

Seller at Trace Lofts Faces Reality in Relisting

1408 12th Ave #309

An owner at the Trace Lofts is taking another shot at selling their third floor studio. But this time, it seems they’re being much more realistic. This 697 sq ft condo sold at the height of the market in 2007 for $325,000. In 2009, the owners put the unit back on the market for $372,500…. Read More

A $6,500 Rental at The Sanctuary

Rental at The Sanctuary near 16th and E. Denny

If you missed out on buying at The Sanctuary on Capitol Hill, but you still want to live in the renovated church, here’s your chance. One of the 12 contemporary residences is available for rent. But you still need plenty of money to have a prayer. We found this listing on Craigslist advertising a 2-3… Read More

Two Belltown Short Sales

Bamboo floors at 76 Cedar St #804

Two Belltown condos that last sold near the height of the real estate boom are now on the market for 35% less than their 2007 price. Both are short sales. The first is Unit #804 at The Parc at 1st Ave and Cedar St. The one-bedroom condo went for $459,000 five years ago. Today, it’s… Read More

If you’re looking in the mid-$400′s on Queen Anne …

17 W. Mercer St. Unit #221

Three new Queen Anne listings may be worth a look if you’re shopping in the mid-$400,000 range. The best value of the bunch, I think, is this two-bedroom corner unit in the Tribeca near Queen Anne Ave N. and W. Mercer St. The 1,475-sq ft condo last sold at the height of the market in… Read More

Holy Homeowners Dues…

Two-level penthouse at the Lumen on 5th and Mercer.

A cool penthouse unit at the Lumen that has seen its price ride the roller coaster of the market is available for $699,000. That is a jump from the last recorded price of $553,000 when it sold a year ago but a major bargain compared to the 2008 price of $1.25 million. Yet, in deciding… Read More

Live/work Space in the Banner Building

Banner Building live work space

2600 Western Ave Gorgeous live/work condo in the Banner Building in downtown Seattle was recently listed on Redfin for $1,100,000. This high end 2,250 square foot condo is extremely versatile, allowing for the studio to be used as a workspace or bedroom, and is full of high end finishes including Juliette balconies, French doors, and… Read More

If you don’t need a parking space…


Here’s a one-bedroom condo in Belltown that is worth a look if you don’t rely on a car. This corner unit on the 18th floor at 2100 3rd Ave comes with sweet city and water views, is relatively spacious at 779 sq ft, and is priced well at $272,000. Earlier this year, I toured the… Read More

A $7,000 Rental at 1521

View from the 29th floor at the 1521

We thought the Belltown rental we blogged about a few days ago cost a pretty penny at $6,000 a month. Here’s a new listing in the 1521 building on 2nd Ave that’s even higher…in floor number and rent. The owner of this two-bedroom condo (1723 sq ft)  on the 29th floor is asking for $7,000… Read More