Are Condo Dues Too High?


At what cost per month are condo dues are too high? Over the last couple decades many high-rise communities (Concord, Cristalla, 1521, Escala, Bravern, Bellevue Towers, 5th and Madison, Cosmopolitan and others) have favored amenities which ultimately requires higher dues.  Some of it is to be expected and of course you can't please everyone.  In my experience, especially in … [Read more...]

What Sold Last Week In Seattle


I thought it might be interesting for you to see examples of what sold last week in downtown Seattle.  This includes 1 and 2 bedrooms up to $2,000,000 and dating back to Friday February 19th. This would be an interesting comparison to make week over week. Unfortunately this takes a lot of time to produce.  If you every need more detailed reports from the multiple listing … [Read more...]

Escala Sales Office Opens To The Public-March 27th


Hot off the wire, please read below for a notice from the Escala Sales team.   As expected they are starting a pro-active vs re-active approach. Expect more details, but as you can see prices will start at $384,000.  How do you think the market will re-act?  I'm anxious to get your opinion! YOU NEED TO CHANGE MORE THAN JUST PRICE IN TODAY'S NEW ECONOMY Dear Jeff, As … [Read more...]

FHA Changes-From An Expert


One of my trusted loan advisors in my cousin in Denver Colorado.  He is a high producing member of Bank of America's loan team.   I received a letter from him this morning that highlights the changes to the FHA programs that have been so popular over the last 18 months.   It is a reminder of the importance of working with a lender that is staying in-front of all these updates … [Read more...]

10 Units Left At Ruby


Ruby Condominiums now have 10 units left to reach their sellout.  This is often a great thing for owners as they can relax in their new home without the sales process in place.  With that being said, Melissa McMurray on site has done a phenomenal job introducing new owners to the project and expediting the sellout process. In the new era of Social Media marketing, Ruby had a … [Read more...]