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...]

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)

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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...]

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...]

Condos In Foreclosure, Downtown Seattle

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You may have noticed over the years that we've spent a significant amount of time tracking condo foreclosures. During 2009-2012 there were hundreds of foreclosures in Downtown Seattle. Leading up to 2007, there were a lot of investors buying condos in the Seattle market. These included second home buyers, owners looking to rent their space and speculative buyers looking for a … [Read more...]

Price Drop, 5th and Madison Penthouse

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One of the penthouse units at 5th and Madison just came back on the market with a new price. We have shown this property a number of times and it is absolutely INSANE. It sits up 24 floors from ground-level and has floor to ceiling windows showcasing some pretty incredible views. It was purchased for $2,550,000 in 2008 and shortly thereafter went through an extensive … [Read more...]

The Lofts

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Project: The Lofts Neighborhood: Pioneer Square BUILDING The Lofts is a classic New York style loft in Pioneer Square. Each of the 17 lofts offer exposed brick walls, massive windows, rustic wide plank floors and ample square footage. The turn-of-the-century ambiance combined with a location amid art galleries, acclaimed restaurants and charming cafés offers up a very … [Read more...]

$6M Bellevue Penthouse Sells At Full Price, All Cash

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Remember the penthouse we wrote about last month? It went under contract after just 8 days on the market.  It posted today and we have learned that the buyer paid full price, all cash - it closed in just 25 days. See more photos here. The largest condo sale in Seattle YTD was #1501 at Four Seasons - it sold for $6,100,000 in April.    … [Read more...]

Florentine

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Project: Florentine Neighborhood: Pioneer Square BUILDING The Florentine is a historic building located on the south edge of Pioneer Square where it’s surrounded by boutique art galleries, acclaimed restaurants and just a short stroll to the stadiums and Seattle’s waterfront. Originally built in 1909, the Florentine was converted from a warehouse into 116 condos in … [Read more...]

Our Home Hotel

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PROJECT: Our Home Hotel – 75 S Main Street BUILDING Our Home Hotel is a 1892 built brick building home to only 17 urban loft-style homes. Originally known as the Alaska hotel, the renovated condo project is rich in history offering turn of the century charm found only in Pioneer Square – exposed brick walls, Southern pine floors, soaring ceilings and oversized windows. … [Read more...]

95 Condos In Bellevue, 70 of Them At Washington Square

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You read that correctly. There are 90 condos on the market in and around downtown Bellevue and 70 of those units are at Washington Square. Washington Square was built on a 10.5 acre site in Downtown Bellevue in 2008. There are 2 condominium towers and 26 townhomes. The developer has 91 units left to sell.  Seriously. … [Read more...]

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...]