Arguments Over Mandating Section 8 Housing

Schack1_bigThere is a new apartment project being planned on Capitol Hill, on the corner of 14th Ave E & E Republican Street, that is said to be for renters looking for a boutique building to live in, with retail and a great walkable score. According to the Daily Journal of Commerce, new developers John Schack and Dugan Earl have formed a development and consulting  company in the Seattle area called Revolve, and will begin construction on their first project this summer. Finding the perfect site for the proposed 35 unit, 4-story apartment complex wasn’t easy. The dynamic due apparently spent 6 months analyzing  some 150 sites on Capitol Hill, Fremont, Ballard, Columbia City and West Seattle; all urban areas predicted to continue blossoming with renters.

While they were knee deep in the search, they ran into a road block, and a big one at that. According to Schack, “once a property is listed, it’s blood in the water for piranhas.” They found themselves coming in second, and being beat to the punch when expressing interest in any given project, so they found an alternative option. They approached sites that were of interest to them that were off-market, and purchased a 10,183-square-foot Capitol Hill site in November 2011 that is soon to be the home of their first project. The building will have 33 one-bedroom units, 2 studios, 19 stalls for below ground parking, a courtyard for entertainment, and a roof top deck. For more news to come on when the project will be leasing units, visit Revolve’s news blog.

Queen Anne Rental Home: $2,550

The 4 bed 2 bath home in the Queen Anne neighborhood is just one block away from the bustling Queen Anne Ave, seconds away from restaurants,  shops, grocery stores, and Seattle nightlife. This home has an expansive living room with a gorgeous wood burning fireplace, and ample natural light. The spacious dining room has a drop down chandelier and the kitchen opens up right into the private fenced backyard. The upper level has 3 large bedrooms, and one bathroom, and the master has a small view! The basement in this unit in completely finished and has a cozy family room, bedroom, bathroom and a utility room attached. For more information on this rental, visit Ewing & Clark Inc.

Status: For Rent
Bed/Bath: Four/Two
Price: $2,550

Zillow Launches New Rental App for the iPhone

If you’re a renter in the greater Puget Sound, you’re probably familiar with how competitive the market is today, and looking for that edge to help stay one step ahead of the rest. Renters have the task of sorting through their options, and have to view several properties at once, sometimes multiple in one day and have to remember which ones they liked, and what they liked about them. To aid renters on their quest for the perfect rental, yesterday afternoon Zillow launched a new rental app for the iPhone, just like their rental app that came out for the Android in April.

The new rental app has features that will allow renters to access rental listings, see whats around the property’s neighborhood, (schools, restaurants, parks, shopping, etc) and search by neighborhood. Renters will be able to use GPS and voice search options to search rentals in a specific area, and  use color coded options to see which listings are new to the market. Renters will also be able to view their favorite listings side by side, for a detailed comparison, and can contact landlords right there on the spot. If you have an iPhone and searching for rentals in the neighborhood, give this one a try!

Two Story Downtown Luxury Rental: $3,995

This sleek modern downtown corner unit on the 900 block of Lenora features 18 foot high ceilings in this luxury two story unit! This 2 bedroom, 2 bath unit has massive floor to ceiling wrap around windows, with an impressive deck looking out to Northwest views.

The unit features beautiful cherry wood flooring, a designer kitchen with granite counter tops, and new state of the art stainless steel appliances. The living room hosts a toasty fireplace, and has flat screen TV stays for entertainment. The master suite is located on the top floor with a large walk in closet, a five piece master bath, and an office area. This unit is in close proximity to downtown retail shopping, and a variety of local eateries, as well as Denny Park. Contact Ewing & Clark for more information on this one of a kind Seattle dwelling!

Status: For Rent
Bed/Bath: 2, 2
Price: $3,995

Two Downtown Seattle Rentals- AVAILABLE

Ewing & Clark has two one bedroom rentals currently available at the Newmark Tower. One of the rentals is a completely remodeled  condo unit of the 23rd floor, south facing with beautiful view of Downtown Seattle and partial view of Puget Sound. Floor to ceiling windows to allow natural light all day long. Enjoy the view from the Juliet deck or from either the living room or bedroom. Parking and storage included with rent. The second unit is a 1 bedroom + den on the 7th floor. Building amenities include: 24 hour concierge and security, indoor pool, business center, fitness center, hot tub, sauna, and common deck. One block away from the Pike Place Market. To learn more information about these properties, please contact Ridge Marshall.

New Scam in the Seattle Apartment Market

According to the Seattle Times, there’s a new scam in the housing market. Online scammers advertise listed homes and foreclosed properties as for rent on popular rental websites such as Craigslist, with potential renters sending a deposit before receiving the keys. Be wary if the deal looks to be good to be true and/or the “property manager” asks you to wire funds through Western Union or Moneygram without letting you see the rental unit. For more details and tips, please read the article here.

Stylish Loft in Pioneer Square – AVAILABLE

True loft in beautifully restored warehouse building located in Pioneer Square. This one of a kind Pioneer Square loft features soaring 11ft ceilings, wood plank floors, pivot windows, exposed brick and wide open spaces. Chef’s kitchen with granite counters, stainless steel appliances, gas range, and large island. Zoned Live/Work for residential or business use. A rare opportunity to live in a loft in historical Pioneer Square. Secure underground parking included. 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 1/1.75
List Price: $2,850/mo

Capitol Hill Home – RENTED

This beautiful Capitol Hill Home that I previously blogged about has been rented.  To learn more details about this property please click on my last blog regarding this Capitol Hill home. This 4 bedroom and 3.75 bath custom built home was last listed at $6,000/month.

Capitol Hill Home – RENTED

This beautiful Capitol Hill Home that I previously blogged about has been rented.  To learn more details about this property please click on my last blog regarding this Capitol Hill home. This 4 bedroom and 3.75 bath custom built home was last listed at $6,000/month.

Luxurious Capitol Hill Home- AVAILABLE

 This Capitol Hill home was lovingly and timelessly restored/rebuilt by award winning architect and custom builder owners. The quality is unsurpassed and immediately obvious both to the eye and touch. This Capitol Hill home features tons of natural light in every room, luxury kitchen and bathrooms, marble, limestone, everything new as of 2008 –plumbing, electrical, walls, floors, windows, etc. The gorgeous yard has all new landscaping, including new irrigation, lighting. Private and peaceful terraces in both the front and rear of the home. 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 4/3.75
List Price: $6,000/mo