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Make Way for Out-of-Towners

We know that Seattle is a hip and hap'nin place to live -- and apparently we're doing a good job of making our city look fresh and fly to out-of-towners. The recent numbers crunched by real estate powerhouse Realogics Sotheby's International Realty indicate that a quarter of luxury homes in the Seattle area are being bought up by folks who are either relocating to the Emerald City, either as a primary address or a second home. (Second home? And who said they were worried about the recession...)

With those kinds of numbers, it makes perfect sense that Realogics Sotheby's International Realty is teaming up with the sellers of schwanky Harvard & Highland to market the condos to both Seattleites and those "abroad."

And who wouldn't want to live here? For the amount you would pay to live in a high-rise condo downtown, you can get the same amount of square footage (if not more), schmancy amenities, and the perks of living in an urban location while sitting pretty in an established residential neighborhood -- the Harvard-Belmont Landmark District.

But here's the thing: there's only eight -- count 'em, eight -- glorious units left. And they're marketing this bad boy to people outside the Pacific Northwest. So if you want a piece of this urban-residential goodness, or any schwanky luxury homes in the Seattle area, just know this: Seattle loves staying local, but home field advantage is a thing of the past.