12th Man Edition, What $1.2M Buys You In Seattle Versus Boston

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Ok, 12'ves. Given the Superbowl matchup in the coming days, we are going to honor the Hawks and their fan base with a condo comparison featuring Seattle vs. Boston. We'll compare condos at or around $1.2M. Seattle Condos - $1,200,000 Budget Escala - 4th and Virginia Check out this 2 bedroom, 2 bath at Escala for $1,250,000. You get 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, big city views … [Read more...]

Nord

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Nord – 312 1st Ave S Neighborhood - Pioneer Square SEARCH THE NORD BUILDING      BUILDING Nord is a quintessential boutique building located in the heart of vibrant Pioneer Square. The low-rise vintage brick building is comprised of only 7 renovated loft-style homes. The renovation and conversion was completed in 2007 by the local development company Pioneer … [Read more...]

Three New Towers Have Escala Surrounded

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If you currently live at Escala, don't panic, but we think you should pay special attention to this post. Here is the current landscape surrounding the 2009 built condo project. (Courtesy of Google Maps). Now lets examine 3 major projects that are projected to built and will surround the luxury condo tower. 1. Permits were originally approved for a 43 story … [Read more...]

Austin Bell

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Austin A. Bell - 2324 1st Ave, Seattle 98121 Neighborhood - Belltown SEARCH AUSTIN BELL     BUILDING Austin A. Bell is a historic Seattle landmark building located on 1st Avenue in the heart of Seattle's Belltown neighborhood. The original 1889 hotel was almost destroyed by a fire and only the strong brick and Terra cotta facade managed to survive. It was carefully … [Read more...]

Penthouse, Once Listed at $1.5M, Now $985,000

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There are 4 units on the top floor of the Cosmopolitan. This penthouse (#3404) is one of them. It was once listed for a much as $1,499,950 in 2007 and recently listed for $1,325,000 in May of 2014. Now on the market for $985,000 0r $548 per square foot, it will be interesting to see if the new year brings the owners an offer. It has 1,684sf with 2 bedrooms and 2 baths. Wolf, … [Read more...]

Denny Triangle Has Risen, A Look at Seattle’s Skyline

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Is anyone else blow away at how quickly Denny Triangle has changed in the last 2-3 years? According to the DSA, Denny Triangle has experienced a 27% increase in population over the last 5 years. Employment has increased by 18% and restaurants in the neighborhood have increased by 26%. The popular Seattle neighborhood with over 5,000 residents, in general, looks like … [Read more...]

Vulcan To Add Another 420 Aparments to South Lake Union

Vulcan Apartments

The explosion of new Seattle apartments will continue. According to the DJC, Vulcan is in early stages for another apartment site at 1255 Harrison St in South Lake Union. It would add 420 apartments, 348 parkings spaces and some ground floor retail. We've created a map below to show just a few of the projects that Vulcan is marketing at the moment. Per the article: Last year … [Read more...]

Jackson Square

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Project: Jackson Square Address: 121 South Jackson St BUILDING Jackson Square offers a urban lifestyle within Seattle’s most historic neighborhood. Originally built in 1902, the Jackson Square Building was converted in 2007 to six luxury condominiums, offering the much-admired historic details of the buildings original structure including exposed brick walls and rustic … [Read more...]

6th & Wall, Is There Room For Another Luxury Seattle Apartment?

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We found something interesting while reviewing new project news this week. The developer of the new apartment building planned at 6th and Wall, had something very fascinating to say in a recent interview. When commenting on the decision to build apartments vs. condos, Paul Menzies the CEO of Laconia Development was quoted in the PSBJ as saying: "The market hasn't risen back … [Read more...]

3 Most Expensive Seattle Condo Sales In 2014

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As a follow up to our 2013 list, we compiled the 3 most expensive Seattle condo sales in 2014. 1) Four Seasons Private Residences  Unit #1501  – Downtown Seattle Sold Price – $6,100,000 Size: 4,131 | Price per square foot: $1,477 Bedroom: 2 | Bathroom: 2.5 See more photos Number 1 on our list is 1501 at Four Seasons. The 2008 built project still has some of the … [Read more...]

Early Design Guidance, Altitude Sky Tower (Escala Impact)

New Project _ 5th and Stewart

A proposed project at 5th and Stewart (see above) is quickly gaining a lot of attention. It will be presented to the Seattle Design Review Board tomorrow at 7pm. The current proposal is for a 50 story project featuring a hotel, apartments and condos - named The Altitude Sky Tower. We believe that this new building would be a unique option for prospective buyers. Not only is the … [Read more...]

New Apartment Tower Sharing Air-Space With 1521 Condos

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The Westedge of Downtown Seattle is going through a massive development cycle. As reported in the PSBJ, a 39 story apartment project, located at 2nd/Pike may be breaking ground as early as next year. This is in addition to Equity's new site at 2nd and Pine (40 story tower). These are important stories for the blog as they could hinder views of existing condos and there is … [Read more...]

What $1M Can Buy You In Seattle, Condo Shopping On Cyber Monday

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In the spirit of holiday shopping, we thought it would be fun to show you how far $1M would stretch if you were in the mood to purchase a Seattle condo. Here are 3 very different units. All priced at or near $1M. NEW CONSTRUCTION NEIGHBORHOOD - DENNY TRIANGLE PROJECT - INSIGNIA TOWERS Like new? How about a 36th floor 2 bedroom, 2 bath at Seattle's one and only new … [Read more...]

Post Mews – Travelers Hotel

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Building: Post Mews Neighborhood: Pioneer Square BUILDING DESCRIPTION Originally built as the Elgin Hotel in 1913, Post Mews was later recognized, and still referenced to today as Traveler’s Hotel. Living up to the name, it’s Post Ave location is just steps from waterfront, ferries, sports arenas, charming cafés and art galleries. The low-rise brick building was restored … [Read more...]