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.

Seattle Apartment Construction Improving Seattle Housing Market

Due to the influx of apartment construction, 2011 will be the first year since 2007 where housing construction will help the economy grow. There has been a surge in apartment construction, as signaled by the cranes in Ballard and South Lake Union, as well as an increase in permits, signaling future construction in Seattle.

For every new home that is built, it creates three jobs and adds $90,000 in taxes. For more details, read the Seattle Times article.

Seattle Apartment Construction Improving Seattle Housing Market

Due to the influx of apartment construction, 2011 will be the first year since 2007 where housing construction will help the economy grow. There has been a surge in apartment construction, as signaled by the cranes in Ballard and South Lake Union, as well as an increase in permits, signaling future construction in Seattle.

For every new home that is built, it creates three jobs and adds $90,000 in taxes. For more details, read the Seattle Times article.

Elegant Broadmoor Home- AVAILABLE

 This Superb shingled Colonial on beautifully landscaped lot & a half in Broadmoor is available for rent. Perfect floor plan for both formal and informal lifestyles. This Broadmoor home features a top of the line kitchen with pretty adjoining family room. This home has a den, kitchen, living and dining room, which all wrap around the outdoor stone terrace w/ BBQ center. The 3 fireplaces in the home will surely keep the home warm this winter. Lastly, the home features a private master suite, fine millwork and nanny’s quarters. There a play structure perfect for children in the backyard. Truly one of the best houses you will find in this neighborhood for rent! Shops and restaurants close by in Madison Park. 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 6/5.75
List Price: $6,400/mo

Washington Park Waterfront Home- AVAILABLE

This Impeccable Olson Sundberg residence on the shores of Lake Washington in Washington Park is now for rent. The home features glorious sunrises and moon rises from nearly every room through the numerous floor to ceiling windows. Tall ceilings, numerous art walls and niches, custom mill-work throughout. Open concept floor plan and design for indoor/outdoor living. Level waterfront with terraces, level lawn, dock with boat-lift, and professional landscaping. Expansive master suite with dual bath/closet and large balcony.  Great restaurants and shops nearby in Madison Park. 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 3/2
List Price: $9,500/mo

Queen Anne Rental- AVAILABLE

This magnificent Queen Anne home for rent has a view of the city, the sound, and mountains. This luxury home features a large living room and a large deck, which allows you to admire the sweeping view of Seattle. The property has been remodeled and includes a gourmet kitchen, formal dining room, large master, 4 bedrooms and 3.5 baths. Lower level has generous family room and an additional bedroom.  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 4/3.5
List Price: $5,500/mo

Madrona Craftsman- RENTED

This fabulously remodeled Craftsman located in the Madrona / Leschi, which features sweeping views of Lake Washington , the Cascades, and Downtown Bellevue was rented by Ewing & Clark. The home offered a sunny and spacious great room with hardwood floors, fireplace, box beam ceilings and french doors leading to the expansive view deck, stunning chef’s kitchen with slab granite counters, stainless steel appliances and breakfast bar. Three bedrooms up including master suite with view deck and walk-in closet. The lower level features a bonus room, 3/4 bath, laundry room, workshop and ample storage. This Seattle rental is walking distance to both the fantastic Madrona retail shops on 34th Avenue and the Leschi restaurants and parks on Lake Washington.  A short commute to Downtown Seattle as well.

Status: RENTED
Bed/Bath 3,2.5
Last List Price: $3,950/mo

Madrona Craftsman- RENTED

This fabulously remodeled Craftsman located in the Madrona / Leschi, which features sweeping views of Lake Washington , the Cascades, and Downtown Bellevue was rented by Ewing & Clark. The home offered a sunny and spacious great room with hardwood floors, fireplace, box beam ceilings and french doors leading to the expansive view deck, stunning chef’s kitchen with slab granite counters, stainless steel appliances and breakfast bar. Three bedrooms up including master suite with view deck and walk-in closet. The lower level features a bonus room, 3/4 bath, laundry room, workshop and ample storage. This Seattle rental is walking distance to both the fantastic Madrona retail shops on 34th Avenue and the Leschi restaurants and parks on Lake Washington.  A short commute to Downtown Seattle as well.

Status: RENTED
Bed/Bath 3,2.5
Last List Price: $3,950/mo

Unit in Madison Tower/Hotel 1000- AVAILABLE

Luxurious 2bedroom + den,  2.5 bath condo in the beautiful Madison Tower Condominiums, atop Hotel 1000 is available for rent. This SW corner unit features sweeping Olympic Mountain, Puget Sound, and Cityscape views. Beautifully finished throughout with top-of-the-line appliances. Resort-style amenities available including room service, full-service spa, exercise room, library, meeting/conference rooms, virtual golf, 24hr concierge, residencent-only roof top deck and valet parking for 2 cars. To see more luxury rentals, click here. To learn more information about this property please contact Garrett McGuire at (206) 838-7742.

Status: For Rent
Bed/Bath 2 + Den
Listing Price: $5,995/mo

UPDATE- Gorgeous Madrona Home- RENTED

Gorgeous Madrona home with beautiful views of Lake Washington, the Cascades, and Bellevue skyline has been rented by Ewing & Clark, Inc.  This home featured Graciuos rooms, a sun room, fully remodeled kitchen with high end appliances, the home has oak floors, fine moldings, fenced yard, and great windows. The home offered a lower level guest suite and 3 Bedrooms upstairs. Two spacious decks allow you to enjoy the view. To see more luxury rentals, click here.

Status: RENTED
Bed/Bath 4,2.5
Last List Price: $3,900/mo