Time for another update on the fundraising drive. So far 39 people have donated a total of $885, putting us over 1/3 of the way to the goal. Thank you for your generosity!
If just 65 more people were to donate $25 each, the goal would be reached. Please consider making a donation if you have not already. If you have—thank you again.
Someone left the following comment on the previous fundraising post:
I’ve wondered how you monetize your detailed, quantitative knowledge of the real estate market once the local market passes its bottom. Seattle Bubble, by the nature of its title is a bit time limited.
That’s a great question, and it’s something I’ve definitely been thinking about. When Seattle Bubble launched in late 2005, the purpose of the site was to explore the housing bubble and how it related to the local real estate market. Since then, I feel like the site has grown into much more than that, and become more of a general news and analysis source for the local residential real estate market.
I think this is a service that has a place even after the housing bubble has played itself out, and as I have said, I intend to continue growing the site and making it an even better resource to that end. That being said, I am interested in more feedback regarding the name of the site. Technically speaking, it would be a piece of cake to re-name the site and automatically redirect visitors to a new domain, but is that really necessary? Does the name of the site really matter if the content is quality? What’s a “Zillow” or a “Redfin”?
I’d like to hear your thoughts on the “branding” of the site, keeping in mind the goal of where I’d like to bring the site over the next few years (which I described in the initial fundraising post). If you have any good name ideas, feel free to list them here as well. Thanks!