Bravern Leasing Units Quickly-Sales Pick Up

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The Bravern is off to hot start on the leasing of the south tower. In just 30 days they have leased over 58 units!  This is an incredible pace.  According to my contact at Bravern, the grand opening last weekend was a huge success. In regards to the sales in the north tower, they have received 8 offers in less than 3 weeks.  With the success of the south tower, sales will … [Read more...]

How To Buy A Condo; Pick The Right Window.


There are number of different strategies you can use when buying your condo.  I think the most important would be to really evaluate why you are purchasing the unit in the first place.  Is it for the view, the amenities, the location or the design?  Regardless of what drives you to purchase, it is important to understand that when you remove emotion and add strategy you are … [Read more...]

HGTV Top Ten


I hung out with some friends of mine on Saturday night.  One of my close friends and a client of mine for 4-5 years introduced me to HGTV's Top Ten.  It's a series put on to reveal the "Top Ten" homes that showcase the featured category in that particular episode (kitchens, great rooms, garage etc...).  Designers speak to the elements that make the homes special. Our … [Read more...]

Is the Open House Dead?


I just put a condo that I own on the market this last week (see here).  I almost held an open house yesterday until I realized that I really don't believe in them.  In fact, I have been taking a stance with many of my previous clients that they just don't work like they use too. (with the exception of new construction sales) It has been estimated that Open Houses account for … [Read more...]

South Lake Union & Veer Lofts

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Veer Lofts is down to just 9 units.  For those of you unfamiliar project: Located in South Lake Union, Veer Lofts built in 2008 consists of 99 units in 3 different unit layouts.  Developed by Vulcan Real Estate, Veer offers units of 624 to 1067 square feet.  This 6 story building designed by Johnson Architects and constructed by Walsh Construction is LEED Certified with … [Read more...]

Successful Urban Planning-Yaletown Vancouver BC


Yaletown in Vancouver BC is truly one of a kind. Thankfully for me, I had the opportunity to travel with a few friends up to BC a couple of weeks ago.  Our destination was the Vancouver half-marathon.  A great friend of mine offered to let us stay at his place.  He has made purchases in Yaletown for years.  They own 4-5 units that rent and currently cash flow quite well.  We … [Read more...]

A New Seattle Condo Project in the Works?

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At this time it is unknown if the project will be condos/apartments Is Seattle getting a new high rise? An application made with the City of Seattle for the corner of 8th and Lenora is catching some attention (Ariel Photo).  I received the tip from a source of mine at the Cosmopolitan.  It seams to have stirred up a frenzy among the Cosmo owners.  If the 2030 8th Avenue … [Read more...] On Your I-Phone

UCS on i-phone

I know quite a few of you have noticed already, but UrbanCondoSpaces is formatted for your smart-phones.  In fact the latest upgrade to the site has allowed iphone users to interface with the website very easily. A few of the features include: Much easier navigation and functionality Full search is built-in, allowing you to easily find what they’re looking … [Read more...]

New Listing- South Slope of Queen Anne

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For those of you interested in Queen Anne, this townhome is a must see. Stan Isenhath who was born and raised on Queen Anne is a colleague of mine at Windermere Yarrow Bay.  When he asked if I'd be interested in co-listing this property, I was thrilled.  This is a stunning home with a picture perfect view of the city.  We will be putting it on the market on Sunday.  Here are … [Read more...]

Grand Opening-Bravern South Tower Apartments


The leasing team at Bravern have just announced their Grand Opening for the Apartments in the South Tower. It will be held on Saturday, May 22nd & Sunday, May 23rd from 9am – 7pm.  I've included their schedule of events for your review.  I'm sure most local developers are thankful to Schnitzer West for pulling nearly 250 units off the market.  Less inventory will amount to … [Read more...]

Matrix Launches 7800 Plaza Condominiums In Mercer Island

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Just a few days ago, Matrix announced their new site 7800 Plaza.  Melissa McMurray who was previously at Ruby on Eastlake in Seattle now has the this 24 unit project located on Mercer Island in the town center.  For those of you that are not familiar with Mercer Island, its not the first community that you think of when talking about condos.  However, it has always been a … [Read more...]

Have Rents Risen At Bravern’s South Tower?


After receiving my first e-mail blast from the Bravern's leasing team, I noticed that the advertised rental rates have risen from a starting price of $1,100 to $1,400 per month (see the picture below).  After hearing about the success of their leasing efforts thus far, this didn't surprise me.  At the same time, with all the available units to rent in Bellevue, I wonder if this … [Read more...]

One Main Street Condominiums To Add New Furnished Model Homes

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I shared e-mails yesterday with a contact of mine at Matrix Real Estate.   Here's the latest from One Main Condominiums in Bellevue - With 37 unique floorplans at One Main Street, we are in the process of putting together several new model homes to help prospective buyers visualize moving in. These target homes will be furnished next week, and there are a few immediate price … [Read more...]

Search For Your Next Home On

I'm excited to announce that we have just added search capability to  We are still working out the kinks, but wanted to make you all aware of it now!  This is a free service and will add a lot of value to your search for a new home.  You can view condos, townhomes, rentals and more! Also, you can navigate the sold listings as well.  Here are few ways we … [Read more...]