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I am addicted to Redfin.

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by Tokyo Slim, Jun 6, 2009.

  1. Tokyo Slim

    Tokyo Slim Senior member

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    I sat here and looked at condos for nearly four hours. I can't afford a condo. Damn it.
     
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    I was expecting them to cost more. Maybe give it another year or so? The prices in my building have gone way down in the past 8 months, and I've heard that a lot of buyers have walked away from their deposits on all of the new luxury buildings.

    Do you really want to live downtown though? It's not all that fun.
     
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    I was expecting them to cost more. Maybe give it another year or so? The prices in my building have gone way down in the past 8 months, and I've heard that a lot of buyers have walked away from their deposits on all of the new luxury buildings. Do you really want to live downtown though? It's not all that fun.
    Ultimately I want to live near the market. But another year of what? I won't be able to afford to buy anything in a year either. I make around $25k a year, have crap credit, and have no savings or assets. [​IMG] This is all lottery money I'm spending here.
     
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    I feel your pain man. I want to get into my own place so badly.
     
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    Man, that is some expensive real estate, on a per foot basis!
     
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    Man, that is some expensive real estate, on a per foot basis!
    The average list price for condos in seattle is $424 a sq ft. The average sale is $334 a sq ft. Those are pretty reasonably priced condos. Especially for being in more "desirable" areas.
     
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    I feel your pain man. I want to get into my own place so badly.

    Yeah, but how old are you?
     
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    The average list price for condos in seattle is $424 a sq ft. The average sale is $334 a sq ft.

    Those are pretty reasonably priced condos. Especially for being in more "desirable" areas.


    I know Seattle is one of the more expensive cities, and city centers always run at a premium. I'm just a small timer, hoping to get my new construction for about $140-150 sq ft.
     
  9. Tokyo Slim

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    I know Seattle is one of the more expensive cities, and city centers always run at a premium. I'm just a small timer, hoping to get my new construction for about $140-150 sq ft.

    Jeez, what are they making your house out of, cardboard? [​IMG]
     
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    Have you looked into those apartments downtown that only rent to working professionals making under $50k? They're pretty cheap.
     
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    Have you looked into those apartments downtown that only rent to working professionals making under $50k? They're pretty cheap.
    I've looked into low income apartments through Capitol Hill Housing. They are still $575 and up for a studio. Which is too much. Plus they run a background check, which means that I probably won't be getting in. [​IMG]
     
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    $360K for 823 square foot? [​IMG]
     
  13. Tokyo Slim

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    I don't know why you guys find that so surprising. How much does a top floor view condo downtown whereveryoulive go for per square foot?
     
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    $360K for 823 square foot? [​IMG]
    Properties in that neighborhood tend to be more expensive as it's where all of the famous hospitals and research centers are located.

    Just going back to look at the listings, all of those other condos are on shitty blocks to live on. The one on 3rd is on the crack corner, the one on 4th is above the park with the protesters, hippies, and homeless people, and the one on 1st is right next to the Hwy 99 off ramp.

    How much does a penthouse level condo downtown whereveryoulive go for per square foot?
    There's a penthouse level condo in my building open for rent right now. The previous owner defaulted, and they're renting it out at $1400 a month with parking including. I was like OMG.
     
  15. Tokyo Slim

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    Properties in that neighborhood tend to be more expensive as it's where all of the famous hospitals and research centers are located. Just going back to look at the listings, all of those other condos are on shitty blocks to live on. The one on 3rd is on the crack corner, the one on 4th is above the park with the protesters, hippies, and homeless people, and the one on 1st is right next to the Hwy 99 off ramp.
    But also, the one on 1st is not going to be near the off ramp for long. As the Viaduct will be taken down. The Juliet Balcony overlooks the off-ramp. I kind of like it. It's actually a really good location for what I want. [​IMG] The one on fourth is also right across the street from the light rail station. Convenient to shopping, dining, and entertainment. Its on the quiet side of Westlake park, not the protester side. There are occasionally rallys there, but it's not that bad. The one on 3rd is not on the crack corner. The crack corner is 5 blocks away at the park. It is near the "hanging out waiting for the bus" corner. But I don't give a crap. Let em hang out. This is less than two blocks from Bed Bath And Beyond and/or Borders. It is not "dangerous". I am not afraid of non-gentrified neighborhoods. I don't need a boring, 100% safe, serene environment to make my house in. What you call "shitty blocks to live on" I call "what I'm looking for".
     
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    Haha, true.

    Did crack corner really move? I worked in a building on 3rd and pike and it was pretty awful then. I remember one night leaving around 2am and saw some guys snorting right off the sidewalk. Another time some crazy dude was smearing his shit all over a door and window with his bare hands. And then there was that one time where an old woman was crushed to death under a bus, as well as that gang shooting in the same spot a year later. Great times on that block.

    I've spent the past hour looking at listings though. wtf is up with all the awful interior designs?
     
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    Haha, true. Did crack corner really move?
    Not really, I don't ever recall being able to buy crack that far South on 3rd. Usually the dealers are hanging at Regrade park on 3rd and Bell. Weed yes. Crack... not so much.
    That sounds boring, and describes things that happen in many neighborhoods at 2am. Belltown. Pioneer Square. Broadway. Snorting coke, smearing shit, and shootings all occasionally happen. I don't sweat the little stuff. Let me know when someone does something INTERESTING. This is Seattle. Our art museum is right across from a peep show. Our parks are full of ghey secks at night, and occasionally you will see homeless panhandlers pack up for the day, get into their luxury car, and drive away.
    See, its addictive! I don't really know. I assume that they think it will help them sell the condo if they show it full of awful furnishings. [​IMG]
     
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    LOL @ at this one: http://www.redfin.com/WA/Seattle/811...12/home/135289 Built in 1990. [​IMG]
    Well obviously it was remodeled or renovated in 1990. It says right in the description that its on the historical registry. [​IMG] That shit is an incoherent and eclectic mess inside though. Good lord.
     

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