Another Proposed Condo Tower Postponed
Another developer is being reported in the Seattle P.I. as putting off construction of another expected high-rise due to a market slowdown. It seems as though every week, sidelined buyers are limiting thier choices to what to choose from by not making any offers. Both the European Tower in Bellevue, and Insignia Towers development in Belltown have officially announced their reason for delay as a result of a market slowdown. 1 Hotel has announced a delay in construction so they can redesign the project to make it more appealing to lenders.
Again, this brings up an issue of rising rental rates and population boom.
An underlying message the media and many industry professionals are trying desparately to share is that if projects continue to be delayed, and our job market continues to bring more people to the northwest, a limited amount of real estate investments will become virtually unaffordable for picky buyers who think prices will go down any further.
ESCALA still plans to increase their prices by 3 to 7 percent on June 5th, and many Realtors are telling more and more of their sellers to be patient rather than accepting low-balled offers.
The “no more beating around the bush” message is; BUY, BUY, BUY!