Keep An Eye On 2nd and Virginia, Project Coming Soon

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Keep an eye on 2nd and Virginia. It will be a 34 story condo tower soon. We reported on the site back in June.  Lynn Porter (DJC), just wrote a follow up piece on the timing of construction. The owner of the site, Continental Properties plan to start construction early next year. The article suggests that it still could be apartments, but we don't believe so. We believe … [Read more...]

East Facing City Views At Cristalla Changing Soon

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  News of a new Belltown development reported by the Daily Journal of Commerce will have an impact on East facing views at Cristalla. An entity related to Martin Selig Real Estate (a local real estate developer) has purchase a 3 parcel site at 3rd and Lenora. The plans call for a 31 story project featuring 158 residential units, and 291,000 square feet of office and … [Read more...]

One Year, Same Floor Plan, Condo Sells For $151,300 More

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We were doing some market research this morning when we ran across an interesting storyline in Belltown involving Cristalla. In one calendar year (2013-2014), two identical floor plans just two floors apart from each-other sold at $400,000 and $551,300. Yep, a $151,300 difference within one year. Our team negotiated the sale of #710 in June of 2013 (Buyer). Then just 13 … [Read more...]

Good Value, 2 Bedroom Cristalla

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Check out this 2 bedroom at Cristalla. It is a corner unit on the 15th floor. 2 bedrooms, 1.75 bath and 1,132sf. That comes in at $529psf. When using the cost per square metric, this looks to be a REALLY good buy. There have been 7 sales in the building this year - averaging $633 per square foot. With two, 2 bedroom units on the 16th floor and the 18th floor selling for $639 … [Read more...]

Cristalla Studio and Escala 1 Bedroom Continue To Push Market Higher

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Check out these 2 sales - a studio at Cristalla &  a 1 bedroom at Escala. The Cristalla studio went under contract in less than 5 days. If it posts at its asking price it would be the 4th highest sale on a cost per square foot basis this year (1 bedroom, area 701). The Escala 1 bedroom condo (shown below) sold for $419,000 in 2011. It just re-sold at $592,700. The asking … [Read more...]