The Seattle Condo Sale of The Year, 2 Bedroom At Cristalla

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The time has come to identify the Seattle condo sale of the year. It should be referred to as the purchase of the year - we'll explain. After pouring through all the sales records for 2013, July 29th jumped out at us the most. That is when unit #2104 at Cristalla sold for $460,000. It is a 2 bedroom, 2 bath with 1,132 sq. ft.  That is a price per square foot of $406. Unit … [Read more...]

2 New Rentals At Cristalla

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For those of you trying to find rentals before year-end, you may want to check out these 2 condos at Cristalla. Not what your looking for? We've added a map below with all actively listed condo rentals in Downtown Seattle (MLS). Good luck with your search! 2033 2nd Ave #600 - 1 bed, 1 bath  Asking Price - $2,900 per month 2033 2nd Ave #1503 - 2 bed, 2 bath Asking … [Read more...]

Buyers Paying Top Dollar To Live At Enso In South Lake Union

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I've noticed an interesting trend in the last 6 months. 1 bedroom condos at Enso are selling quickly and buyers are paying a premium to live there. As a point of comparison, I've pulled the last 6 months of sales at Cristalla. For those of you not familiar with Cristalla it remains the single-most popular project in all of downtown (at least from my experience).  So how do … [Read more...]

Its Valentines Day, Which Seattle Condo Project Do You Love? (VOTE NOW)

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CONDO LOVING In celebration of Valentines Day, lets vote for that special project that we LOVE. I think its safe to say that we are all enamored with condo living - what better way to show our appreciation than voting for our favorite project. Submit your vote below and report back to see the results. Feeling left out? Don't be, we added a section to nominate a project on … [Read more...]

3 Seattle Condo Sales, 3 Days, Full Price Offers

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As I was sifting through inventory this morning, I noticed that there were 3 condo sales in the past 3 days and all of them sold at full price. This is typical of the market right now - as long as the price is at market when it goes live. 121 Vine St #303 | Sale Price $320,000 Arbor Place Tower 2 bedroom | 1.75 bath 2033 2nd Ave #1506 | Sale Price … [Read more...]

View Condo Comparison – Bellevue and Seattle

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  VIEW CONDO COMPARISON Let's look at view condos in 2 different markets - Seattle and Bellevue SEATTLE  How about this sale at Cristalla last week? Unit #1709 is a corner unit. It has west and south facing views with an outdoor deck. For 1,572 sq. ft. this unit seems to have it all. Island kitchen, bamboo floors, structural concrete accents, stylish lighting, … [Read more...]

New Listings At Cristalla, 2 Bedroom Units

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Considering the love affair Seattle has with Cristalla, I thought I would share 2 new listings that just hit the market. Both are 2 bedrooms located on the 20th and 22nd floor. Designed by Weber + Thompson, Cristalla was built in 2005. 2033 2nd Ave #2207, Seattle Priced at: $675,000 Last sold for: $810,000 (10/04/2005)   2033 2nd Ave #2204, Seattle Priced … [Read more...]

Cristalla Unit 1909, Back On The Market – $1,395,000

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Unit 1909 at Cristalla is back. It was listed in January of 2011 for $1,395,000. Without any luck finding a buyer, the unit was rented for $5,000 per month and now a year and half later, its on the market again. With the market conditions the way they are now, I would expect that the unit will sell. This 19th floor west facing condo features 2 bedrooms, 2 baths and 1,588 sq … [Read more...]

High-End Seattle Condo Rentals, Moving Quickly

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High-end condo rentals in Seattle are leasing quickly and at top dollar. See below for a collection of just some of condos that have leased in the last 30 days. I can't say I'm surprised that these rentals are moving quickly - renting a condo can have much more upside then living in a traditional apartment building. In addition to that, steady employment growth and below … [Read more...]

CityTarget To Open This Week In Downtown Seattle

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The urban-concept Target store that we wrote about years ago is finally opening its doors - this week!  The new store, named "CityTarget" is located on 2nd and its just one block from Pike Place Market. Seattle is one of three locations opening this Wednesday. The others include Los Angeles and Chicago. According to the Times, Downtown Seattle's population has increased 72% … [Read more...]

3 Condo Owners In Downtown Seattle That Found Buyers In Less Than 5 Days

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As I've been saying now for months, good condos, priced well in the downtown Seattle core are selling quickly. I thought I would provide some examples. In just the past week, there were at least 3 condos that sold in less than 5 days. You should be able to recognize the 3rd unit on the list (we sold it!). What is the take-away? If you are in a position to sell right now and you … [Read more...]

New Listing At Cristalla, Priced at $225,000

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Attention Cristalla Lovers! A new studio just hit the market this morning. Its on the 8th floor and looks to be in great condition. With the limited inventory in Downtown Seattle at the moment, it would not surprise me to see this condo sell before the end of the weekend.  Today would be the perfect day to check it out - I think Cristalla has one of the best roof-top decks … [Read more...]

Downtown Seattle Condo Market Shows Improvement, Cristalla Benefits

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The first quarter of 2012 will be very impressive for Seattle condo sales (downtown). I think we are on the cusp of a robust recovery and possibly a sellers market under the $400,000 price point. One building in particular is on fire - The Cristalla. It really shouldn't come as a surprise. Cristalla has a great reputation, a massive following and is often recognized as one … [Read more...]

New Wave of Rental Units In Popular Seattle Condo Projects

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For those of your looking to rent in 2012, there are a new wave of rentals that just hit the market in Seattle. Unlike traditional "apartment" projects, these rentals are condo owners leasing their units in highly coveted buildings. I've included the listings below.  Just click the picture to view more details. 5th and Madison unit #1704 (learn more about 5th and … [Read more...]

Cristalla Condo Sells for 57% Less Than Its Last Sale Price In 2007

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Do you remember this condo we wrote about in September? Then, unit #809 at Cristalla was scheduled to go to auction with a minimum bid of $254,745. It was postponed (delayed) and finally made its way back to the foreclosure auction last Friday. It was brought to our attention by a loyal reader and client of ours who wanted to purchase this particular unit. On their behalf, I … [Read more...]