2 New Seattle Condo Rentals


For those of you looking for a rental right now, you may want to check these out.  They both hit the market in the last 24 hours. 1 bed, 1 bath at 1920 4th Ave #704 (Escala): Private elevator, big views, its own private deck, kitchen, dining and living.  Hardwood floors and wall-bed for guests.  Includes office-nook.  Amenities include elliptical swimming pools, gym, … [Read more...]

Seattle Job Market Beats National Average. Its Growing.


Is there job growth in Seattle? I ran into this piece on annual job growth this afternoon and thought I would share it.  Ultimately, jobs and income growth are going to be the catalyst to a recovery in our local housing market.  According to the article, Seattle ranks as one of the best percentage bumps in the entire country. You may also be interested in this article … [Read more...]

Foreclosure Auction Update, Seattle Condo Sells For 58% Less Than Last Market Sale

#1204 SOLD

    Remember these two units going to auction last Friday?  I wanted to share the results. Unit #1204 at 2200 Westlake:  Sold for $1 over minimum bid.  For those of your unfamiliar with the auctions.  That means that only one investor was bidding on the unit and acquired it for just $1 more then what the bank was asking.  What a win.  It sold for $265,501.  … [Read more...]

Downtown Seattle Condo Foreclosures, Headed to Auction


There are 2 great condos that are going to auction tomorrow (9/23/11) and I would buy both of them in a heartbeat.  The first and the most attractive in my mind is W1204 at 2200 Westlake.  It has North facing views that overlook the courtyard, Lake Union and extend all the way to Gas Works Park.  It was originally purchased in April of 2007 for $628,000.  At one point in 2008 … [Read more...]

Bellevue Tower Event, Update


Yesterday afternoon I attended an invite-only event at Bellevue Towers.  It was designed as a thank you to all the real estate agents that have contributed to their success. The event was held in unit #2501 (big views).  I would guess that there were about 20 brokers in attendance.  We had a nice lunch, listened to a re-cap of their sales progress and learned a bit more about … [Read more...]

Blog Feedback While On The Golf Course


I was reminded last week when golfing with a friend of mine that I have not spent enough time on the blog sharing my views on the Seattle real estate market. It has been easy in the last few months to post new listings and super good deals in the foreclosure scene.  In doing so, I have gotten away from sharing my views and opinions.  I love the feedback and encourage all of you … [Read more...]

4 Million Dollar Bank Owned Penthouse At One Lincoln Tower

Living room

  Once I think I have seen it all in this market something surprises me.  The penthouse at One Lincoln Tower just hit the market in Bellevue.  The catch is, its bank owned.  The legal owner East West Bank, just listed the property on Thursday.  I tracked this property through foreclosure, but I didn't realize it would be on the market so quick.  #4102 is amazing. … [Read more...]

Built Green In Greenwood


  Check out this 3 star built green home in Greenwood. I love the modern exterior, the kitchen and the steel staircase connecting the main level to the 2nd floor.  It is 1,620 sq ft with 2 bedrooms and 2 baths.  Pretty good size yard and great concept in a cantilevered master bedroom to create a carport. [Courtesy of NWMLS / Coldwell Banker … [Read more...]

Foreclosure Alert, Cristalla One Bedroom. Sold In 2007 at $622,500, Now $254,745


This is a phenomenal buy and should be one of the hottest deals at the foreclosure auction in more then a year. Unit #809 at the coveted Cristalla is scheduled to be sold at tomorrows foreclosure auction (9/8/11).  This unit once sold for $622,950 in 2007.  The minimum bid at auction is $254,745. The condo is 826sf with 1 bedroom and 1 bathroom. It is a corner unit with great … [Read more...]

Seattle Condo Rental With Virtual Golf

Madison Tower _ Hotel 1000

Looking for a condo rental with amenities in Downtown Seattle?  Check out this place at Madison Tower.  It is a 15th floor, 1 bedroom unit with 805sf.  In addition to a great view, valet car service and a restaurant in your lobby, this unit has amenities that include virtual golf, fitness, hotel services and an impressive roof-top deck. Madison Tower shares amenity space with … [Read more...]