Olympic Hills Rental: $2,195

Looking for a rental in North Seattle, a little outside the city? This 3 bed 1.75 bath mid century rambler is available in the Olympic Heights neighborhood, just north of Lake City. The home sits on a dead end street, with excellent access to the freeway, and has a huge backyard for entertaining. The west facing kitchen features laminated flooring, new counters and opens up to a covered deck overlooking the backyard. The living room has a wood burning fireplace and hardwood flooring, and the basement is fairly sizable for entertaining as well. This home is in close proximity to the Jackson Park Golf Course, a Boys & Girls Club, and the Lake City Farmer’s Market. For more information on this rental, visit Ewing & Clark.

Status: For Rent
Bed/Bath: 3/1.75
Price: $2,195

North Queen Anne Rental: $3,200

This 4 bedroom, 2 bath home is located in the heart of North Queen Anne, and has sweeping views from the wooded deck! The kitchen has been recently remodeled  with new stainless steel appliances, granite counter tops, nice hardwood floors and a cute breakfast bar. The kitchen opens up to an expansive naturally filled light dining room, and large deck. The living room features nice hardwood floors, crown molding, and the basement is completely finished, perfect for entertainment. This lovely home is in close proximity to Seattle Pacific University, Denali Fitness, and Interbay Golf Center.

Status: For Rent
Bed/Bath: 4,2
Price: $3,200

New West Seattle Estate Rental On the Market

This West Seattle Estate will be available to rent August 1st, and has breathtaking views over Puget Sound, the Olympics and the Northwest Islands! The beautiful grounds, including the garden out front have been well maintained and the deck out back practically sells the rental itself. This 5 bed, 4.25 bath home has been here for nearly 100 years, and is available to rent month to month, furnished or unfurnished. The living room and kitchen have huge bay windows looking out across the Sound, as do the majority of other rooms in this massive 6,350 sf rental. For more information on this luxury rental, or other properties in the surrounding Seattle area, visit Ewing & Clark Inc.

Status: For Rent
Bed/Bath: 5/4.25
Price: $4,700

New Ballard Residential Planning to Replace the Old Viking

Design plans are currently in the works for a six story residential tower where the Viking has been for the past 50+ years, at 6404 24th ave NW. Applicants for the Ballard residential project have applied for a design review, and a meeting will be held at Ballard High School, open to the public to discuss the design, and the design review board will also be present for questioning.

copyright the Viking

The residential plan includes 6 stories of 60 units, and 5,000sf of retail space, as well as 60 parking spaces for tenants. If you’re interested in obtaining more information on the project, contact the Land Use Planner.

Curious How Much Your Rent Has Risen? Rental Prices: Past and Present

Do you find yourself wondering what your rental cost would have been, had you moved into your basic one bedroom apartment 3 years ago? Me too! The cost of rent in the Greater Seattle area has steadily risen over the past few years without inventory changes, although builders are starting to pick up where they left off, and apartment building construction is now on the rise all over the city. If you were to take a look at the cost of living in your neighborhood, say in 2007, how much do you think your overall cost of living would change? Well we’ve got the results! Seattle Metropolitan has the stats and the changes might make you resent your non waterfront view home. For instance, the average cost of rent in the Ballard neighborhood back in 2007 was $755, and today the same unit costs around $1,188. Ouch! Take a peak at your neighborhood, you might wish you could rent a time machine.

Only One Unit Left in the Art Stable!

There is only one unit left for sale in the Tom Kundig designed Art Stable in the South Lake Union neighborhood! Check out this listing, along with others for sale/lease, that the folks over at Urbnlivn have compiled.

Looking for a Unique Rental? Live in a Church!

If you’ve been searching for a rental unlike any other around town, check out this converted home on Ballard that was once an actual church! This quirky 6,300 sf Ballard landmark, located at 2007 NW 61st St is partially renovated for residential living quarters, and has that spooky haunted house/old spirits lurking around the church feel to it.

Photo Courtesy of RedFin

This 6 Bedroom, 3.25 bath is equipped with a bell tower, abandoned tricycles amidst the entryway and a relatively large attic space and can be your humble abode for $789,000. Find other listings in the Ballard neighborhood here.