The Meridian Condos

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Project Description Meridian is a 161 unit project located at 1420 Terry Ave (Terry Ave & Pike Street).  This 27 story tower was built in 2002 by Taliesen Corp/Cressey Development.  Meridian is located just blocks from Seattle's Convention Center, its retail district and Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood.  As member of the First Hill neighborhood, The Meridian sits … [Read more...]

2 Year History of Seattle Condo Pricing

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You may have noticed a few weeks back that I posted the two (2) year history of Downtown Bellevue Condo pricing.  I thought it was an interesting chart when considering the turbulence in our economy since 2007. In light of comparison, I thought it would be useful to evaluate the Seattle Chart as well. Here is a basic breakdown on what the chart is showing … [Read more...]

Penthouse At The Cosmopolitan For Rent

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There is a new rental listing at the Cosmopolitan.  It is one of the penthouse units on the 33rd floor.  For those of you unfamiliar with the Cosmopolitan, the "02" stack is pretty special.  As you can see above, the view is incredible.  It looks directly over South Lake Union from the center of your floor to ceiling windows.  This particular unit features the … [Read more...]

I’m Running In The Seattle Half-Marathon

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Well, at this time tomorrow, I will be running in the Seattle Half-Marathon.  I think at this point, I am both excited and a little nervous.  I ran my first half last May in Vancouver, but this one feels a little different.  It may be because it is in Seattle or hearing how tough the course is. Either way, I'm headed downtown today to pick up the required "race-day" event … [Read more...]

Snowflake Lane In Bellevue

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Have you been to Snowflake Lane yet? It is one of the best events each holiday season in the City of Bellevue.  Each night at 7pm until December 31st, the Bellevue Collection offers this fun filled family event.  I've gone each year since it started and it never gets old. At the intersection of  NE 8th and Bellevue Way is the The Bellevue Collection (Bellevue Square, … [Read more...]

Mosler Lofts Bank Owned Update

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Ok, so I have a GREAT update on a good buy at Mosler Lofts.  You may recall a post I wrote a few weeks ago about unit #403 at Mosler Lofts (Foreclosure at Mosler Lofts).  Well, it did not sell at foreclosure auction, but is back on the market "Bank Owned". What I mean by that is; if a bank doesn't get what it wants at auction, they will take the property back on their books … [Read more...]

Feeling Thankful

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It didn't take long this morning to feel incredibly thankful.  As I woke up this morning it was snowing and it felt like the perfect day to be with family for the Thanksgiving holiday. I'm so thankful for all of my many blessings.  This past year has been an incredible journey both personally and professionally. This year would not be the same without all the incredible … [Read more...]

Market Place North

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Address: 2021 1st Ave., Seattle, WA 98121 Neighborhood: Downtown Many of you have probably seen Market Place North before.  It is easily recognizable due to its angled Bruce Lorig design.  Just a block away from Pike Place Market, Market Place North is positioned well for urban living.  Known for its "million" dollar views, it also offers unique floor plans.  Many of the … [Read more...]

Looking For A Seattle Rental With City Views?

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Looking for a Seattle condo with great city views?  Check out this new rental that just hit the market yesterday! The buidling is Market Place North, just one block from Pike Place Market.  A few details: Almost 2,000sf Rent amount is $4,800 per month ($2.50 per foot) 2 bed, 1.75 bath 2 level sub-penthouse 2 decks Designed by owner/designer of Benaroya … [Read more...]

Unique Unit at Bellora

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There is a great unit that hit the market this weekend.  It is not for everyone, but it is without question; very unique. See the unit here: Bellora 102 The unit is at Bellora; a well known and well liked Belltown building.  A few features include: Over 1600sf Private entrance Sound proof room Master suite Large Kitchen w/Island Soaring ceilings Steel … [Read more...]

Seattle Times Examines Living Downtown

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Like a typical Saturday, I'm in my living room with my laptop enjoying my 3rd cup of coffee (definitely over caffeinated).  There was an interesting piece in the Seattle Times this morning.  The article written by Abraham Aboraya explores the idea of living downtown.  I think he did a great job hi-lighting the incredible opportunity buyers have with record low rates and prices … [Read more...]

Consider Walkscore Before Picking Your Condo

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Have you used walkscore yet? It is a super resourcful technology that allows you to see the neighboring amenities from a particular address.  If you are a boomer looking for walkability or a young professional hoping to be surrounded by the cities best restaurants and nightlife, Walkscore can be a perfect step in the evaluation of your condo purchase. Restaurants, grocery … [Read more...]

Bellevue Towers Is Currently 16% Of All Active Bellevue Condos

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Check this out!  I've added all the active Downtown Bellevue condo inventory into a chart.  You'll notice that the pie chart cooresponds with the table to the left. As you will notice Bellevue Towers has 16% of the total inventory!  The horizontal chart below really puts it into perspective. The "other condos" category is all the condos that didn't have multiple units in a … [Read more...]