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November 2016

Which Condo Building is Bertha Under this Week?

Cristalla Night Shot 2000_1st_ave_01Ever wonder how Bertha’s progress might affect condo buildings downtown? Well now I’m wondering myself because it’s been so quiet, but when touring one of the condo buildings in Belltown this week, I noticed the systemic monitors mounted on the condo building’s outdoor terrace and it got me thinking. Is anybody even noticing anything?

Well, this week Bertha is the in the Zone 7 phase of her total project.  That puts her basically underneath 1st and 2nd Avenues within a block either way from Virginia Street. So, guess which condo buildings that is pretty much directly under?  One Pacific Tower on 1st Avenue and Cristalla Condominiums on 2nd Avenue.

Bertha is at the deepest point in her dig right now, according to the Department of Transportation site that tracks Bertha, so I’m wondering if anything is even being felt or noticed, or if she is just smoothly boring beneath and not disturbing a soul.

Not seeing any news articles, Twitter or Facebook posts about it, so I’m guess she is doing a great job of not disturbing her condo neighbors 200 feet above her.

Happy digging Bertha, you go girl. Zone 8 is next so say hi to our friends at the Grandview Condominiums on 3rd Avenue as you roll by.

Want to take a look for yourself?? Here is a link to the Department of Transportation page where you can follow Bertha’s progress.

By Marco Kronen with Seattle Condo Review: A guide to Seattle downtown condos.


Coffee Table Chat Video Series - I want to buy but don't have 20% down and don't want mortgage insurance, what do I do?

Coffee Table Chat - Episode 3

Our new video series addressing actual client questions and concerns in our current market. They will cover whatever issues our clients are experiencing and will typically feature a guest who also works in the industry such as a lender, an Escrow closer, a Title rep, etc.

Hopefully you find the videos informative and helpful!

Enjoy Episode 3! 
"I want to buy but don't have 20% down and don't want mortgage insurance, what are my options?"


By Marco Kronen with Seattle Condo Review: A guide to Seattle downtown condos.


3 Condos Left at Luma & 9 Condos Left at Insignia

Luma and InsigniaIf you are looking to purchase a new construction condominium home in a high rise condo building, these 12 units are literally your last chance for the next several years to do so.

Luma Condominiums in First Hill has only 3 homes left. Insignia Condominiums in Belltown has only 9 homes left.

At Luma here are the available units:

  • #409- 1 bed 1 bath, 861sf, north facing views, $549,950
  • #201- 2 bed 2 bath, 1,189sf, northeast facing views, $779,950
  • #2104- 2 bed + den 2 bath, 2,104sf, southwest facing views, $1,359,950

At Insignia here are the available units (with sampling of current list prices):

  • #3003S- 2 bed +den 2 bath, 1,476sf, southeast facing views
  • #3103S- 2 bed +den 2 bath, 1,476sf, southeast facing views
  • #3203S- 2 bed +den 2 bath, 1,476sf, southeast facing views
  • #3403S- 2 bed +den 2 bath, 1,476sf, southeast facing views, $1,420,100
  • #3804S- 2 bed +den 2 bath, 1,252sf, south facing views
  • #3701N- 2 bed +den 2.5 bath, 2,262sf, southeast facing views, $2,558,300
  • #3801N- 2 bed +den 2.5 bath, 2,262sf, southeast facing views
  • #3901N- 2 bed +den 2.5 bath, 2,262sf, southeast facing views $2,663,400
  • #4001N- 2 bed +den 2.5 bath, 2,311sf, southeast facing views

If you would like to snag up one of these remaining 12 units, let us know, we are here to help guide you through the decision process.

By Marco Kronen with Seattle Condo Review: A guide to Seattle downtown condos.