The Amazon “Effect”, Seattle Growth

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I came across an article this morning that sums up the Seattle growth story and the impact that companies like Amazon are having on our local economy. It is a lengthy piece, but well worth the read. We often talk about the Amazon impact on South Lake Union and Seattle as a whole. This particular piece really delves into the growth story and shares the intimate details. I've … [Read more...]

The Next Housing Bubble In Seattle – Apartments?

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  I just read a great article today about apartment developers who face a potential supply bubble.  It highlighted some very important points that are worth considering as we examine the next 5-7 years in the Seattle market. We are in massive cycle of apartment development.  Just this last year, we've seen an incredible amount of new projects get underway. … [Read more...]

Prices Down, Inventory Down, Sales Up For Condos

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I'm currently in NYC. Yep. I'm touching base from my hotel room. Not playing at the moment, just working - go figure!  I had some important news to share with you guys. I caught word yesterday that November condo sales were up BIG.  As I was investigating this morning I ran across an article citing the listing service statistics published yesterday and titled "Home sales … [Read more...]

3 Tips If You Are Buying A Condo In 2012

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Buying a condo is a daunting experience. At times fun, but often, frustrating, stressful and time consuming.  To help you get started, I thought I would provide a few tips that will make your buying experience a successful one. NEIGHBORHOOD FIRST- One of the biggest mistakes that condo buyers make is choosing the unit before they choose the neighborhood. It is easy to get … [Read more...]

Downtown Seattle Rental Market Update

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  I've been getting emails from readers about the lack of condo inventory for rent. So I thought it might be interesting to see whats actually on the market. I don't always track the inventory on Craigslist, but I do watch the available properties on the MLS.  I was surprised to see that there are only 28 total units in downtown Seattle for rent. I know most of you … [Read more...]

Check Out This Seattle Home On Alki. Trust Me.

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This house is SICK.  Before you see the pictures (below) and drool all over your keyboard like I did, let me tell you how I found it. I was doing my typical afternoon review of local and national housing stories and ran into a really cool piece on CNBC. It features some of the worlds "skinny" homes and designs. As a part of that piece, it featured this place on Alki. Um, … [Read more...]

Kundig Design, Modern Build, Big Views.

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Sometimes I can't resist.  It is easy to get away from posting on in-city pads when designs like this hit the market.  It is a Tom Kundig design with over 132 feet of floor to ceiling glass.  Such a cool build and great views.  I love the use of concrete, steel and glass.  I'm such a sucker for modern design.  What do you think? It's located in Kirkland/Jaunita and the … [Read more...]

Seattle Job Market Beats National Average. Its Growing.

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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...]

Built Green In Greenwood

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  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...]

Yes, Please. 2,000sf Rooftop Deck, Big Views and Outdoor Pool.

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Big views a massive rooftop deck (2000sf) and an outdoor pool are just some of the highlights at 2480 Crestmont Place in Magnolia.  As soon as I saw this place, I started this post. This contemporary home is quickly moving up the "I WANT IT" list.  At 5,700sf this 2007 build is a masterpiece. It has 5 bedrooms, 4.75 bathrooms and a 4 car garage. With city views like these who … [Read more...]

Mid-Century Modern On Magnolia, Over 2,800sf

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There have been a string of really cool mid-century modern homes on the Seattle market in the last few weeks.  Just days ago we posted about a home in Greenlake, and this morning, a super unique modern in the Magnolia neighborhood of Seattle hit the market as well.  According to the listing agent, the homes design was Palm Springs inspired.  I found the house to both unique and … [Read more...]

Mid-Century Modern, Just Blocks From Greenlake

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One of our friends of the blog just listed this really cool mid-century modern near Greenlake.  It is just blocks from the lake on 77th.  The home is updated with subway tile in the kitchen, white counters, over-sized tile and stainless appliances. It has a new roof, new paint, the bathrooms have been updated and the owners added a really cool patio set to their outdoor space.  … [Read more...]

I Really Want This House

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When I saw the rooftop deck on this home in Leschi, I almost fell out of my chair.  There are a lot of cool homes in the city.  This particular home stood out to me for a number of reasons.  Stunning rooftop deck, a sexy exterior, big kitchen, large master and most of the rooms in the house feature a killer view of Lake Washington.  So whats the catch?  Nothing really.  In my … [Read more...]

Greenlake On A Perfect Seattle Summer Day

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I went for a run around Greenlake yesterday and for a moment I thought I was in Central Park in New York. The park was packed. Runners, bikers, roller blades, sun-bathers, swimmers, BBQ's, parties and more.  It was fun to see so many people taking advantage of a perfect Seattle summer day. As far as condos go, there are not a lot of great options near the lake. That doesn't … [Read more...]