Enso Update: 75 Condos Closed in 3 Months


I just got off the phone with Javila Schelhorn at Enso Condominiums and they are moving units at a pretty incredible pace.  In fact their latest closing has them under 50 condos left to sell.  As we move towards the expiration of the tax credit and more market confidence, I would venture to say that Enso's sales team will have the project sold out before we know it.  Remember … [Read more...]

Jellybeans and Million Dollar Condos


Everyday is another surprise in the chaotic world of high-rise condominium sales.  I saw something when I came into my office today that struck me as unusual.  A very well known Bellevue condo project had candy delivered in a jar to our office (jellybeans).  The correlation between this jar of candy and selling million dollar condominiums  just didn't make sense to me.  In a … [Read more...]

Washington Square Condo Update-March


Just followed up with Royce Koh at Washington Square in Bellevue.  I try to check in with WS  as often as possible as they are a little further along than some of their neighboring competitors.  Back in January, they had just eclipsed 200 occupancies.  At this point as you will see below, they have had 13 closings since then: According to Royce: (Washington Square Blog: … [Read more...]

Quick Note on Seattle Relocation

In just the past 72 hours, I found out that 2 sets of buyers that looked at a listing of mine in Wallingford were getting to know the city after being offered a job.  One was offered a position at the Gates Foundation and the other was offered a position at a South Lake Union Bio-Tech.  I found this interesting as I have not seen that type of buyer for over 3 years.  I tend to … [Read more...]

What is Your Condo Worth?

What is your condo worth?

Are you interested in how much your home/condo is worth?  We just added a new page to make it easy for you to find out.  Just go to the My Condo Value tab on the home page and follow the instructions.  You can choose a personalized report, a general/basic report or you can request recent home sales in your neighborhood.  Best of all we are offering this service for FREE! If … [Read more...]

My Latest Experience at Escala Condominiums


See More Pictures Here For you any of you that have not seen Escala yet; do it!  I highly recommend it.  In my years of doing real estate it is one of the most interesting projects I've seen.  From the grand lobby, the million dollar views and the all white penthouse 30 floors above the city, Escala at a minimum offers visions of grandeur. While at the brokers open event … [Read more...]

Realogics/Sotheby’s Project Updates


I exchanged a few e-mails earlier today with a contact over at Realogics.  I thought I would share the update they provided on their current inventory.  In less than 18 months their group has acquired a notable amount of units.  I commend their efforts on promotions.  I think we would all agree that everything needs a big red-bow on it right now.  That means that it has to be … [Read more...]

3 Homes Left At Madison Lofts

Madison Lofts

There are just 3 homes left at Madison Lofts.  Madison lofts is a steel and concrete project located at 2914 E. Madison St.  It has been a few months since I last toured the project, but it is a special building.  I personally love the location and feel that the units were built pretty creatively.  I have included the remaining site plans for your review: Unit 207 … [Read more...]

Bellevue Retail Update: Dean and Deluca at Bravern?


The latest rumor in Bellevue is that the Bravern is currently in discussions with Dean and Deluca.  For any of you that may be unaware, Dean and Deluca; founded in 1977 is a gourmet luxury foods store.  Their flagship store in SOHO (New York)  is famous.  At this point there is not a signed lease but all evidence points towards the potential of  Schnitzer Northwest and Dean and … [Read more...]

Has Something Changed At Escala?


In a continued effort to re-brand and re-engergize Escala Condominiums, Rennie Marketing is reaching out the brokerage community.  I will attending an event tomorrow that includes a tour of the building and a briefing of new pricing and HOA strategy.  If any of you have any specific questions prior to the event let me know and I would be happy to ask for you.  I'm treating this … [Read more...]

One Main Grand Opening-Media Release

One Main Grand Opening

For any of you that may be interested I have included the One Main Condominiums press release for their grand opening this weekend.  They will be open from 11-6pm on both the 27th and 28th.  If you have any further questions, please feel free to e-mail me at info@urbanimg.com --- March 23, 2010 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Kim Sharpe Jones Matrix Real … [Read more...]

The New Buyer Orientation


I'm off to meet a client/friend at Brix Condos this morning who is closing on her new unit this week.  We are actually meeting today for her orientation.  For each project the orientation is different.  Some will cover just the basics, while others take you through a detailed process highlighting everything that would be pertinent to know as a new homeowner.  What I have found … [Read more...]

32 Homes Sold Since January 1st at Marselle Condos


I noticed that there have been a few recent articles on the Seattle Condo market and its inventory (example....Seattle PI).  For me, I've found the best way way to get a pulse on the market is by speaking to the sales agents at each individual site.   The MLS does a fine job in addressing the current re-sale inventory, but its always nice to hear what kind of activity is coming … [Read more...]

Astoria Condos

Astoria Condos

Astoria is located on Main Street and 100th in Bellevue's coveted "Old Main". Astoria Condos has a wide variety of floor plans, views of Bellevue and Meydenbauer bay, a secured lobby entrance, concierge service, and a beautiful fountain courtyard.  Built in 2000, Astoria continues to hold its value amongst the abundant options that Bellevue provides.  As an example, for less … [Read more...]

4 Steps To Help Sell Your Condo


If your condo has been on the market and has not seen much results, here are a few things you can try: Hire A Professional Photographer: A wide angle lens is a seller's best friend.  The size of your condo won't change, but with a wide-angle lens, you can at least make your unit look bigger.  There are statistics that show in some markets that over 80% of buyers start their … [Read more...]