Posts tagged In-City Living
First Quarter 2018 Resale Volumes of Downtown Seattle Condominiums Shrinks While Median Home Prices Skyrocket to $700,000; Brokers Cite a Mounting Affordability Crisis

Downtown Seattle witnessed fewer condominium resales during the first quarter of 2018 compared with that of the first quarter of 2017, largely because there were fewer homes to choose from. And the lack of available supply is raising further concerns about an affordability crisis. Currently, there are only 44 resale homes available for sale in an urban center of more than 80,000 residents but there are more priced above $1 million than there are at lower price points. Meanwhile, median home prices in Seattle are rising at 19-percent per year, according to analysis of first quarter 2018 data compared to the prior year.

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Home Prices Locally & Nationwide Rise While Inventory Falls; Seattle Leads for 17 Months

As of January 2018, single-family home prices in the Puget Sound region were 12.86 percent higher than 12 months before, and prices were 0.73 percent ahead of those in December. On a monthly basis, home prices in San Diego grew slightly faster, at 0.76 percent. Yet year over year, Seattle’s nearest West Coast competitor was San Francisco, where home prices are up by 10.2 percent since January 2017. Further inland, Las Vegas home sellers saw prices 11.1 percent higher than this time last year.

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Curbed Seattle on the 'Rush of Demand' at KODA Condominiums

In a recent feature on Curbed Seattle, Sarah Anne Lloyd writes that KODA Condominiums "experienced a rush of demand" during the launch of unit reservations over the last weekend in February, and that the project is now already 95% reserved. The article describes that "condo-seekers put down a refundable $5,000 deposit for the first right of opportunity," which is held until Da Li Development USA finalizes the product offering. 

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KODA Reservation Event Draws Media Attention

Following the announcement that 95-percent of the 203-units at KODA Condominiums had been reserved during the project’s debut February 24th and 25th, local media reported on current market conditions and the frenzy that new projects are drawing in an inventory-strained market.

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Seattle's New Era of Condos

As a recent Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty feature entitled “Seattle’s New Era of Condos” proclaims, the Emerald City is definitively in the midst of a condo comeback; the population is growing, residents are fueling additional in-city attractions, and millennials are transitioning from renting to homeownership. Today, thousands are reading the latest Seattle trends, as the special feature, which was originally included in Portrait of Seattle Magazine, was hand delivered to 1,500 broker mailboxes throughout the Seattle area, and was included in select copies of Puget Sound Business JournalWall Street JournalMadison Park TimesCapitol Hill TimesQueen Anne & Magnolia Times, Magnolia News, City Living Seattle, The Monroe Monitor, Valley News, Eatonville Dispatch and Marketplace.

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Downtown Seattle Condos: Rising Demand and Anemic Supply Has Buyers Considering Presales Opportunities

The lack of available condominiums in downtown Seattle continues, especially at affordable price points. Currently, there are just 7 resale homes listed for sale on the NWMLS priced below $700,000, which is now the new median home price for resales after increasing a staggering 19% in November 2017 compared to the prior year. Though market conditions may seem daunting to potential buyers, market pundits say unit reservations and presales can offer much needed relief for those willing to plan ahead.

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FutureCast Forum's After Hours Event Furthers a Discussion About Seattle in 2020 and Beyond

Scores of guests assembled at MG2 Architecture in downtown Seattle during an evening reception on September 28th about the future of the Seattle and Bellevue metro area in the next decade. The town hall-like event was a continuation of provocative conversations started during the BISNOW “State of the Market” event hosted earlier in the week, which was attended by more than 400 industry stakeholders and local media.

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Seattle Times Talks Crazy Emerald City Market Trends and the Condo Imbalance

In a recent article on Seattle Times, Mike Rosenberg sat down with Reddit to discuss what’s happening with “Seattle’s sizzling-hot housing market,” from rent hikes and growing home prices, to the condo imbalance and the influence of the tech industry.

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KODA Condominiums Draws Scores of Guests to Design Preview Open House on July 22 and 23

On July 22nd and 23rd representatives of Da-Li DevelopmentRealogics Sotheby’s International Realty and KMD Architects co-hosted a design preview for KODA Condominiums – a proposed, 200+ unit high-rise community coming soon to the corner of 5th Avenue and South Main Street in Seattle’s historic International District. The well-attended event was the first public showcase of the design direction for the inspired community and included several architectural alternatives being explored with the building’s massing and retail expression. The final design for KODA Condominiums will consider comments by a special review board for the City of Seattle.

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