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

Cristalla_Rooftop_ ℅ C Millan

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


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...]

5 Most Expensive Seattle Condo Sales In September (2013)

5 Most Expensive Seattle Condo Sales In September_Web

Every once in a while, I like to highlight the most expensive condo sales in Downtown Seattle. Last month (September), there were 43 condo sales in area 701 (Downtown Seattle). The top 5 most expensive sales were the following: 1) Escala  Unit #2205  – Downtown Seattle | MLS #419763 Sale Price – $1,324,000 Size: 1,955 | Price per square foot: $677 Bedroom 2 | Bath … [Read more...]

5 Most Expensive Seattle Condo Rentals

5 Most Expensive Condo Rentals_Seattle

You may have noticed our post from earlier today highlighting a massive penthouse with an outdoor hot-tub over-looking the Seattle skyline. Well, it just so happens to be the most expensive Seattle condo rental featured on our top 5 list - see below! (1.) 1521 - Downtown Seattle (unit #3801) Asking price - $12,000 per month 2 bedroom - 2 bath - 2,453 sq. ft. See details … [Read more...]

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

Enso _ Cristalla _ SLU_WEB

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...]

3 Seattle Condo Sales, 3 Days, Full Price Offers

Cristalla #1506

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

Cristalla_Rooftop_ ℅ C Millan

  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


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


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


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...]

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

820 Blanchard St #1206

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...]

Heat Check – 4 Downtown Seattle Condos That Sold Quickly


  I've spent less time on the blog this week for one reason. I've been busy at my day job! I've had a couple of clients write offers this week and it feels like next week will be the same. It is obvious to me that limited inventory and increasing demand is driving a lot of sales this month. I thought I would show you a few deals that sold quickly in the last 2 … [Read more...]

New Wave of Rental Units In Popular Seattle Condo Projects


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


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...]

Black Friday Deals For Seattle Condo Foreclosures

Cristalla Rooftop Deck

I couldn't resist.  It seams like every other e-mail in my inbox is for Black Friday.  So I thought we could make our contribution as well. I'm featuring the Black Friday deals for this Mondays foreclosure auction. Units scheduled to be sold on Monday include: Queen Anne High School Unit #316. Last sale price was $341,241. Minimum bid is $131,160 Queen Anne High … [Read more...]