Seattle condo market video chats: What is the Cost of Waiting to Buy? Get expert answers on the advantages of buying or waiting to buy in the current Seattle condo market.
I’ve been saying for years, that one way our city and state can help address affordable housing within our skyrocketing condo market, is to address the issue that developers are afraid to build condos! Why are they afraid? Because they know they are going to get sued by the HOA’s, and to prepare for that, they have to pad the development budget by driving up the cost of the condo units to make up for the expense.
When clients are considering buying, they often ask us if it is cheaper to buy or rent. Well, Zillow has just released their Breakeven Horizon for 2015 Q4.
I work in both the condo and single family markets here in Seattle and the answer to the question, “is the housing market cooling off or just taking a breather?”, is [...]
Client Question of the Week: “Escrow just called me and asked for a credit card to pay for an HOA Payoff Demand. What is this and who pays for this? Is [...]
Hjarta Condominiums in Ballard1530 NW Market St Pronounced (h-YARta) this condo building was named by the developer after the Scandinavian (old Norse) word for heart. Maybe because it’s in the heart [...]
I'm in the news this week: see my thoughts on the repair project at 2200 Westlake condominiums in the link below. Seattle Times article- Behind the Veil, Condos Repaired
The quality difference between individual lenders, like any profession, has always been wide spread as has the spread between different banks/lending institutions. As the market becomes more and more heated and [...]
Seattle condo review: Seattle condo stats First Quarter 2015. We first take a look at the whole city of Seattle to get a general overview of our area’s condo market and then we drill down by neighborhood using the MLS areas focusing on the areas that have the largest concentration of condos here in our city. See photos and read a full update of these Seattle condo developments.
Seattle condo review: New Seattle construction condo comparison. In a market where current availability of units for sale is a challenge, being patient and considering a new construction presale can be a great solution. Read and view a comparison on multiple condos within Seattle.