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Stroupe Group Exclusive Websites for Buildings

We wanted to take a moment to share a beneficial service we provide for both buyers and sellers looking at downtown Seattle real estate.  Over the last couple of years, we have built a collection of websites for buildings downtown, and have many more in the hopper.  Our intention with these websites is to allow each unique address to convey its own personality online.

Every site we build for a condo building allows a visitor to:

  • View active units for sale,
  • View the past three years of sold history,
  • Sign up for instant email notifications of new listings,
  • Inquire about a particular unit’s value,
  • See a neighborhood map and WalkScore,
  • Look at a photo gallery of amenities, and
  • Get building management/concierge contact information.

In addition, whenever we have a seller that lists with the Stroupe Group, we integrate a customized page with professional photography.  All of our building websites also place at the top of all major search engines for maximum exposure, and we also use linking strategies to further secure placement.

Visit our current project: EscalaTower.com

Below is a list of other websites that are constantly being improved, and we would love to hear any suggestions on how we can make them better.

Sample Gallery

BelltownParc.com

BelltownParc.com

FifteenTwenty-One.com

FifteenTwenty-One.com

LiveAtTheVine.com

LiveAtTheVine.com

AvenueOneCondos.com

AvenueOneCondos.com

GalleryInBelltown.com

GalleryInBelltown.com

CristallaBuilding.com

CristallaBuilding.com

Bay Vista, Market Court, and The Ellington’s HOAs are a Selling Point!

July 17, 2009 by  
Filed under BayVista, Ellington, Market Court

condo_hoa_trioNobody likes hearing that there’s going to be a special assessment they will have to start paying.  An unfortunate circumstance can always be understood, but when lack of upkeep and maintenance causes an unexpected dent in everybody’s bank account, it can cause you to lose sleep at night. 

Over the last year or so, we’ve been able to instill more confidence in our perceived value of three downtown condo buildings just because their Homeowner’s Associations have made proactive decisions to improve their property, rather than waiting for what could have been an improvement to be a maintenance issue.

Last year, Market Court made the decision to replace the buildings windows and siding, since it originally wasn’t done to their standards to begin with.  In March 2009, Bay Vista Tower informed us that they were renovating their amenity floor and should be finished in the next week or two. 

The Ellington is also now on that list of downtown addresses that has an HOA an interested buyer can feel good about. Between now and through October, you may see they’re replacing some of the building’s sealant, doing pressure washing, and even doing some painting here and there.  It may not be a breaking news story, but as Realtors it’s one of those little things we pay attention to for our clients.  It’s easy for buyers to sometimes be sold on a project boasting about their granite countertops and stainless steel appliances, but a solid HOA will serve you the best in the long run.

Exciting Bay Vista Upgrades are in the Works!

Back in March of 2008, Bay Vista began identifying some new improvements they were going to be making to their 6th floor amenities.  Bay Vista already has one of the most unique amenities in the city with an outdoor jogging path and pea patch.  However, the decor has turned out to be rather outdated, considering the building was built in 1982.  Architects Degen & Degen have been in charge of the new design and they seem to have planned it well.  The new design goes well with the existing exterior and interior design.

Here are some renderings and photos of the construction (taken yesterday).

New Kitchen & Bar

New Kitchen & Bar

The new kitchen and bar will now have wheelchair access with 2 different types of hardwoods.  With the new layout, the door leading to the outside jogging path with Western facing views will welcome much more impressive opportunities for entertaining guests.

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A few other new improvements to the Bay Vista Club Room include recarpeting the sitting area and adding some new shelving where the TV will be placed.  There will also continue to be a thoughtful divider between the room’s entrance  and open space where residents are watching sports games, political speeches, etc.

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Probably one of the most exciting new changes for residents at Bay Vista is the addition of space to the fitness room.  They’ve about doubled the space, which before has been pretty small (the outline in the pictures below represent the additional space).

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A brokers open will be scheduled after completion.  To get even more of an idea how the outcome will look, click through the photo gallery below for more renderings and texture provided by Melissa Walling at Degen & Degen.

Common Area Improvements for Bay Vista Tower

March 20, 2008 by  
Filed under AMENITIES, BayVista, Belltown

The Bay Vista Tower will be getting somewhat of a face lift for the 6th floor amenities and other repairs/replacements later this year. Here is a list of planned projects we received from the building’s Facility Manager.

  • Re-seal and paint building exterior this summer. Bid award expected by end of March. Work to begin by June.
  • Modernize elevators (no change to cabs, this just means we are moving from a mechanical system to a more reliable electronic system). This project is underway now which means we have the use of only one elevator. Consequently there is a moratorium on all non-essential elevator use, including remodel projects, until we have two working elevators. We expect completion by the end of June.
  • Enclose sun-deck off the pool room with gates and taller fencing so as to meet County pool security requirements while allowing the big sliding-glass doors to be wide open during the summer. Project completion expected by June 1st.

Scopes of work and other planning are in process for:

  • Repair/replace wooden garden planters on 6th floor deck.
  • Resurface pool, re-grout spa and rehab interior of pool room.
  • Remodel 6th floor Fitness Room (double in size by covering over stairwell) and Admiral’s Club social room.
  • Replace incoming domestic water line.
  • Replace roof-top cooling tower.
  • Replace fire panel.

There have been two special assessments toward these projects in the last two years. There is one more planned specifically for the 6th floor Fitness & Admiral’s Club Remodel. The Board of Directors plans to hold a broker’s open house upon completion of the 6th floor projects.

Open House Duo Sun, Jan 27th 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

January 26, 2008 by  
Filed under BayVista

Belltown Luxury View Condo 2 Bedroom 2 Bath $2,500,000

Bay Vista TowerPrice: $2,500,000
MLS#: 27067825
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2.50

SLIDESHOW/PICS

Downtown Seattle’s most spectacular Puget Sound & city views! Gaze over the Olympic Sculpture Park to expansive Puget Sound in this exquisite 2577 square foot condo. Breathtaking 2 bedroom 2.5 bath with office, den, formal dining room, parlor with meticulous attention to every detail. Custom materials and expert design for the view and livability. The raised kitchen features slab granite, Lacanche stove, Bosch- all the best! Formal entrance, air conditioning, 24 door staff, resort style amenities, storage & RARE 2 parking spaces. Note that this buildings association does not allow open house signs. Please pay careful attention to directions. For directions, photos and home tour visit my featured listings at Stroupe.com.

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DIRECTIONS

Bay Vista Tower

2821 2nd Ave 2001
Seattle, WA 98121

Belltown 2 Bedroom 1.75 Bath $625,000

Bellora BuildingPrice: $625,000
MLS#: 28007173
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1.75
Square Feet: 1192

SLIDESHOW/PICS

Urban Oasis in one of Seattle’s finest buildings. This bright corner unit features a very large private deck; luxurious Gourmet Kitchen w/ innovative concrete countertop, gas cooking, high quality wood cabinets, ss appls; Master Suite w/ sumptuous bath; hardwoods; custom wall bed in 2nd Bedroom (doubles as a great office); central A/C; quite concrete & steel building; secured parking (handicapped space); large storage. All this and close to the Sculpture Park & all that Belltown has to offer.

DIRECTIONS

Bellora Building

2716 Elliott Ave 308
Seattle, WA 98121

Open House Sun, Dec 16 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

December 15, 2007 by  
Filed under BayVista

Bay Vista TowerPrice: $2,500,000
MLS#: 27067825
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2.50

Downtown Seattle’s most spectacular Puget Sound & city views! Gaze over the Olympic Sculpture Park to expansive Puget Sound in this exquisite 2577 square foot condo. Breathtaking 2 bedroom 2.5 bath with office, den, formal dining room, parlor with meticulous attention to every detail. Custom materials and expert design for the view and livability. The raised kitchen features slab granite, Lacanche stove, Bosch- all the best! Formal entrance, air conditioning, 24 door staff, resort style amenities, storage & RARE 2 parking spaces. Note that this buildings association does not allow open house signs. Please pay careful attention to directions. For directions, photos and home tour visit my featured listings at Stroupe.com.

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Bay Vista Tower

2821 2nd Ave 2001
Seattle, WA 98121

Bay Vista Tower – 2821 2nd Ave., Seattle, WA 98121

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Address: 2821 2nd Ave., Seattle, WA 98121
Neighborhood: Belltown

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DESCRIPTION

The building consists of a 24-story structure plus four basement/parking levels, constructed principally of concrete, steel, masonry, and fire resistant materials. The first five floors cover the majority of the land and comprise the office building. The first floor contains lobbies and retail space; the second through fifth floors are commercial office space. The sixth floor and roof of the office building contain limited common area facilities including a manager apartment. The residential space is located in a 18-story tower above the sixth floor located on approximately the north one-half of the building. Floors 7 through 16 have five apartments each. Floors 17 through 22 have four apartments each. Floors 23 and 24 comprise two penthouses both encompassing part of floors 23 and 24.

PICTURES

Terrace Exterior Fitness

Pool Athletic Court Hot Tub

BUILDING DATA

  • Year Built: 1982
  • Number of Units: 90
  • Number of Stories: 23
  • Exterior: Cement/Concrete
  • Parking: Common Garage
  • Pets: No Restrictions
  • H/O Dues Included: Cable TV, Earthquake Ins., Garbage, Water/Sewer
  • Common Property Features & Amenities: Athletic Court, Cable TV, Club House, Disabled Access, Elevator, Exercise Room, Fire Sprinklers, Game/Rec Room, Hot Tub, Lobby Entrance, Pool-Indoor, Sauna, Pea-Patch, Jogging Path

NEIGHBORHOOD BUSINESS

  • Banner Bank
  • Boilermakers Local 104
  • Crescent Arms Dry Cleaners
  • Mira! Restaurant & Lounge
  • World Class Cafe

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*Data is deemed to be reliable, but not guaranteed. In some cases, number of units may include commercial and residential spaces and/or height may or may not include a 13th floor.