Olive 8 Rental Available: $4,000

Looking for a downtown Seattle rental you can show off to friends and colleagues? This 2 bed 2 bath in the lavish Olive 8 is urban living at it’s finest, in this SE corner unit. The unit has a wonderful private balcony with beautiful views of the city, from the nearly floor to ceiling wrap around bay windows. The chef’s kitchen has new state of the art stainless steel appliances, granite custom counter tops, and new hardwood flooring. The master bathroom also has custom granite counter tops, and there is a fireplace in the living area, perfect for entertaining. The unit also has access to all of the Hyatt Hotel amenities, such as room service, access to the gym and swimming pool and spa. You can even take advantage of housekeeping needs! This rental can be yours for $4,000. For more information on this unit, or others in the neighborhood, visit Ewing & Clark Inc.

Status: For Rent
Bed/Bath: 2,2
Price: $4,000

Seattle Gets Stinky: Waste Management Strike Continues

As the waste management strike continues, commercial and residents are starting to feel the effects of the pile up, and so is Seattle’s Waste Management. According to the Seattle Times, Seattle Public Utilities has strong warned Waste Management that if could face very hefty fines if the contractual problems are not resolved by Wednesday afternoon. Fines can reach up to 1.25 million a day if the trash strike continues, and possibly more than that if problems continue throughout King and Snohomish counties. Last week 153 recycling drivers walked off the job as well, due to walk they called unfair labor practices.

SPU has since expressed that if all three waste services are being affected by the strike at the same time (recycle, garbage, and yard waste) and if one particular block has 3 or more containers on the same side of the street not being collected, they will begin issuing fines, and installing consequences. Waste Management has since hired replacement drivers for hospital, nursing homes, and day care pick ups. With the weather heating up, and garbage and waste bins piling high, a stinky city could create hostility from seattleites effected by the strike if an agreement doesn’t begin to to take shape this week. For more information on the strike, visit the Seattle Times.

Seattle Gets Stinky: Waste Management Strike Continues

As the waste management strike continues, commercial and residents are starting to feel the effects of the pile up, and so is Seattle’s Waste Management. According to the Seattle Times, Seattle Public Utilities has strong warned Waste Management that if could face very hefty fines if the contractual problems are not resolved by Wednesday afternoon. Fines can reach up to 1.25 million a day if the trash strike continues, and possibly more than that if problems continue throughout King and Snohomish counties. Last week 153 recycling drivers walked off the job as well, due to walk they called unfair labor practices.

SPU has since expressed that if all three waste services are being affected by the strike at the same time (recycle, garbage, and yard waste) and if one particular block has 3 or more containers on the same side of the street not being collected, they will begin issuing fines, and installing consequences. Waste Management has since hired replacement drivers for hospital, nursing homes, and day care pick ups. With the weather heating up, and garbage and waste bins piling high, a stinky city could create hostility from seattleites effected by the strike if an agreement doesn’t begin to to take shape this week. For more information on the strike, visit the Seattle Times.

Garbage Piling Up? Waste Management Strike Affects King County

Did you notice your garbage was still in the driveway when you came home from work yesterday afternoon? You weren’t the only one! The Waste Management Team in King and Snohomish counties went on strike yesterday afternoon against the largest refuse service over wage and benefits issues in the Northwest. According to the Seattle Times, the Local 117, which includes 153 recycling-route drivers walked out yesterday, and were joined by the garbage truck drivers of Local 174 shortly after.

Drivers began to pull service trucks into the South Seattle Waste Management yard, stepped out of their vehicles and picked up a picket sign. Their strike affects over 220,000 in King and Snohomish counties, and Waste Management could be issued steep fines should the strike drag out; up to $4,500 dollars a day for failing to make scheduled collections, and $250,000 if the strike drags out longer than a week. Drivers have been without a contract since May 31st, and are disputing the wage gap between recycle drivers who start at $17 an hour vs garbage drivers who’re starting at around $26 an hour. At this time there are no plans for negotiation in place, Waste Management hopes drivers will come back to work. For more information on the strike, visit the Seattle Times.

Downtown Seattle Condos Starting to Fill Up

Downtown Seattle Penthouse Condo Available

The past two years have not been promising for the Seattle Condo Market, and condo developers are finally starting to see a turn around in the Downtown area. According to the Seattle Times, roughly two dozen new projects were at work between 2007-2010 during big the real-estate crash. Many of those who bought the pre-sale backed out and several developers ended up converting their buildings to rental units to cater to the economy. Those who stuck it out had to slash prices, and in many cases had to lower the costs by up to 40 percent.

Today the market is starting to look more appealing and beginning to have the first signs that it will bounce back. A few good indicators include Escala raising  some of their prices; one of the largest downtown projects to date, Escala did so quietly, with the majority of their condo units selling for 99% of the asking price, they’ve begun upping the anty as their inventory gets smaller. Also of the 2,500 condo projects that have been built in downtown and surrounding areas, fewer than 250 units is left unsold. There are currently no new projects in place; most developers and lenders have put condos on hold to allow the market to recuperate. If you’re interested in learning more about finding a condo in the Seattle area, here is a list of available units.

Holland Development Plans Huge High Rise on 9th & Pine

If you’ve always dreamed of living in the highest high rise apartment building in Seattle you’re in luck…. Holland Development is planning the construction for your new humble abode right now! According to a report today in the Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce,  Holland is preparing to start construction on what will soon be noted as Seattle’s tallest apartment tower. The building will sit on the Southwest corner of 9th & Pine just West of the Paramount Theater and will stand nearly 40 feet taller than the nearby Aspira building. The building is planned to be 440 feet tall, with 386 units and 269 parking stalls. While this might seem like a hefty project for Holland Development by itself, they also have 6 other projects in the works and will be responsible for putting 1,400 new apartment units downtown. For more information on the project please visit the Daily Journal of Commerce.

For Rent: Luxury Belltown Condo With Sweeping Views

Are you looking for a luxury rental in the heart of downtown Seattle?  Perhaps you’d like to live on the Seattle waterfront at Pike Place market?  If so, we have the perfect rental for you.  This two bedroom, one and a half bathroom condo is located in the legendary Pike and Virginia Building offering breathtaking views of Elliot Bay, Mt. Rainier, the Olympic Mountains and downtown Seattle waterfront from the floor to ceiling windows.  The unit features a gorgeous marble bathroom, a French country kitchen and a spiral staircase leading to the loft-style bedroom.  Residents will enjoy superb restaurants, shopping, entertainment and everything downtown Seattle has to offer, all just a short walk away.  This unit is available for rent for $6,700/mo.  Please contact the Ewing & Clark Madison Park office for more information.  To search for more Seattle luxury rentals, please visit our online property search. 

Status: For Rent
Beds/Bath: 2/1.5
List Price: $6,700

Fully Furnished Luxury Condo

Fully furnished luxury condo partially overlooking the Seattle Waterfront w/floor to ceiling windows w/Elliot Bay and Olympic Mountains view. Two bedrooms, 1 is master suite w/ 2 closets and 5 piece bathroom w/ Jacuzzi tub. Granite counter tops, gas cooking and pantry in kitchen Additional amenities include A/C, gas fireplace, laundry room with full-size front load washer/dryer, two secured parking stalls. Rent includes water/sewer/garbage/gas. Please follow the links to find full listing details and photos of the home, or search other Seattle luxury rentals.

Status: For Rent
Bed/Bath 2,2
Last List Price: $2,395/mo

Fully Furnished Luxury Condo

Fully furnished luxury condo partially overlooking the Seattle Waterfront w/floor to ceiling windows w/Elliot Bay and Olympic Mountains view. Two bedrooms, 1 is master suite w/ 2 closets and 5 piece bathroom w/ Jacuzzi tub. Granite counter tops, gas cooking and pantry in kitchen Additional amenities include A/C, gas fireplace, laundry room with full-size front load washer/dryer, two secured parking stalls. Rent includes water/sewer/garbage/gas. Please follow the links to find full listing details and photos of the home, or search other Seattle luxury rentals.

Status: For Rent
Bed/Bath 2,2
Last List Price: $2,395/mo

Luxurious Downtown Rental- AVAILABLE

 

Downtown living in 1,200sf, 1 bdrm, 1.5 bath condo in the 5th &Madison. This NE facing unit is light, bright & exemplifies an open layout w/ floor to ceiling windows & 10.5 foot ceilings. Kitchen w/ island, stainless steel appliances, slab stone, & wine refrigerator. Unit includes deck, hardwoods, A/C, gas heating, storage, allocated parking, wool carpet in bedroom. Owner willing to rent furnished. Building amenities include fitness center, clubhouse, 24hr concierge, library, guest suite, and garden terrace. Walk score 98-100.

Status: For Rent
Bed/Bath 1
Listing Price: $3,195/mo