Back in September, the folks at Property Shark sent over their list of the Seattle buildings that sold the most apartments in 2014 through July. We asked them to take a look at the entire year and now they've been kind enough to send that info over. Now, you can debate whether or not "best-selling" actually equals "most popular" but for the sake of argument, we're going to treat this like high school. The best-selling ARE the most popular. Unlike last time, we've expanded the parameters to include all Puget Sound region complexes, so there's just as much Eastside as there is Seattle below.Read More
The Seattle Area's Most Popular Apartment Buildings of 2014
1. Olive 8 (19 Units Sold)
Seattle's first LEED Certified Silver hotel/condominium building, Olive 8 was the home of the Top Chef contestants while they were in town and is certainly hosting it's fair share of dinner parties since. 19 buyers decided to make it home in 2014, paying a median price of $540K.
2. Concord Condos (19 Units Sold)
Seattle, WA 98121
These two 13-story towers located on the north edge of Belltown have been busy, welcoming 19 new buyers in 2014. The median price of $435K makes it the most affordable building in Seattle on the list.
3. Cosmopolitan Condos (20 Units Sold)
Seattle, WA 98101
The 253 condo units start on the tenth floor of this building and 20 of them had new owners in 2014. The median price on all sales is an even $450K. Bad news for some is that those great Space Needle views may be blocked by the upcoming Amazon towers.
4. Timber Ridge Condos (23 Units Sold)
Woodinville, WA 98072
The super-efficient found their way to Timber Ridge in 2014. The classic condo complex sold 23 units at a median price of $115,000. It's your basic condo complex but compared to some of the pricier real estate in the area, you could do a lot worse in wine country.
5. Sonoma Villero Condos (25 Units Sold)
Bothell, WA 98011
Those looking for more efficiency and affordability looked here to Sonoma Villero Condos, where 25 units sold in 2014 with a median price of $219K. A much more traditionally suburban complex than most of the spots on this list, proof that you don't need a six-figure salary to find a hot apartment property.
6. Mosler Lofts (25 Units Sold)
In 2007, The PI dubbed Mosler Lofts "the most interesting & provocative residential high-rise to appear in Seattle since World War II." Clearly, they've still got it as 25 units sold at a median price of $429K.
7. Washington Square Condos (27 Units Sold)
Bellevue, WA 98004
The two towered-complex contains tons of home options, ranging from one-bedroom condos to three-level townhomes. At a median sales price of $768,000, their units don't come cheap, but they're clearly in demand with 27 sold in the past year. Plenty of cheaper options available here as well.
8. Escala Condominium (29 Units Sold)
Seattle, WA 98101
We're not saying that all 29 units sold this year at Escala are due to interest in Fifty Shades of Grey, but, we can assume at least one or two asked which units include dungeon rooms. The 2014 median sale price of $875,000 was the highest of any building on the list. That's probably not surprising.
9. Burien Town Square (38 Units Sold)
Burien, WA 98166
Just beat out for the top spot in 2014 was Affordability was the key to their success as the median sales price was $240,475. Also doesn't hurt that the complex is located directly in the heart of the city, making it easy for residents to get around here and make their way to the highways for commuting.
10. Bellevue Towers (39 Units Sold)
Bellevue, WA 98004
Ranging from the low 400K range to over $3M, Bellevue Towers runs the gamut. Perhaps that's why the West Bellevue complex was the No. 1 best-selling building in the region in 2014 with 39 units sold. Median price on those units was $629K.