Dispatches from the Road: Arizona & New Mexico

with Crystal, the pretty pink pony Editor’s Note from The Tim: I’m pleased to introduce Crystal, the pretty pink pony; mascot of Seattle real estate. She’ll occasionally pop in (especially over the next few weeks) to share some of her thoughts about the Seattle real estate. She has a… unique perspective that I hope you […]

October Case-Shiller: Seattle’s Slide Picks Up Steam

The October data from from Case-Shiller has been released, showing that Seattle remained one of only three markets to have positive year over year returns (in addition to Portland and Charlotte), while posting it’s third straight month of declining real estate values: – Down 0.94% between September and October. – Up 3.30% YOY. We now […]

ChoiceA.com – Free FSBO Listings

Just a short post during this holiday week to give a little nod to some neighbors to our south down in Portland. If you’re one of the many people out there these days trying to sell your home, or if—against the better advice of this blog—you’re in the market to buy a home; I recommend […]

Happy Christmas!

Merry Christmas everybody. You’ve probably all already seen this video, but it’s cool and it’s Christmas (and it’s even a house!), so I’m going to post it here anyway. Enjoy! And just as a sadistic bonus, here’s the worst Christmas song you’ll ever hear. Don’t say I didn’t warn you. Merry Christmas!

Are Bubble Bloggers a Stopped Clock?

Now that the real estate market in Seattle is finally showing undeniable signs of reversing direction (read: declining median prices), it’s interesting how the tone of some real estate professionals’ comments regarding this site (and others like it) are changing. Seattle Bubble was started in August 2005, during a time when the “common knowledge” among […]

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A Tip for Current Home Sellers

Here’s a great video by a real estate agent over in Virginia that lays out the plain and simple truth to home sellers in today’s market: And if the video wasn’t entertaining enough for you, check out some of the reaction among other blogging real estate agents around the country. Most of the agents in […]