Keller Williams Greater Seattle, Ben Kakimoto, Seattle Condo Agent

The Friday Round-up – 5/25

Land Use Update

Just saw a bulletin for a new 46-story hotel/residential project at the corner of 5th Avenue & Stewart which is currently a parking lot (next to the Escala presentation center). The proposal calls for 175 hotel units and 190 residential units which I presume will be condos. A 2nd early design meeting has been set for Tuesday, June 12 at 7:00 PM at Seattle City Hall.


The Mortgage Porter

I’ve been reading Rhonda Porter’s blog posts for a while now, mostly on Rain City Guide. Though, she has her own fantastic blog – The Mortgage Porter – that includes weekly rate updates, well-written articles on the mortgage process, info on different types of loan products and financial planning advice.

Now, I don’t have a business relationship with Rhonda, nevertheless, she has a great knack for writing and provides a wealth of useful, unbiased information for home buyers. It’s well worth the look.


Memorial Day

Enjoy the weekend and happy condo shopping. I’m heading out-of-town, camping in the Cascades. I’ll probably be cold and miserable (something like 50 degrees), but we all need a little break from urban living.

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About the Author: Ben Kakimoto is a Seattle condo and urban real estate marketing & listing specialist. Contact Ben to learn more about the Seattle condo and loft real estate market or about buying or selling a Seattle area condo. Find Ben on Twitter and Facebook. .


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  1. Ben, I’m very honored that you read Mortgage Porter and my writings at Rain City Guide. Thank so much for the nod. I hope you have a great time in the Cascades (what a beautiful place to visit).

  2. Hope it wasn’t to cold camping Ben. I spent a casual weekend swimming at playing tennis with the kids.

    We certainly agree on Rhonda Porters posts. If she were in Salt Lake City she’d have all of my business. I have several lenders I use now but none that have her depth and breadth of knowledge as a lender. Guess I’ll just keep looking.

  3. I enjoy Rhonda’s blog as well, and am glad you gave her the shout out.

    Hope you had a good holiday, Ben.

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