Posted by: Timothy Ellis (The Tim)

Tim Ellis is the founder of Seattle Bubble. His background in engineering and computer / internet technology, a fondness of data-based analysis of problems, and an addiction to spreadsheets all influence his perspective on the Seattle-area real estate market.

14 responses to “McMansions, Condo Conversions, Delays, & Sunny Ballard”

  1. David McManus

    Yep, as one real estate professional told me, it’s all media hype!

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  2. B&W Nikes

    “On smaller single-family lots, his (Conlin’s) proposal would reduce a home’s maximum footprint to provide larger buffers and more green space between properties.”

    Oh goody, we’ll get even weirder townhome configurations courtesy of weaving more byzantine city requirements densely together. Don’t they realize that we have so many fugly townhomes now largely due to this same reasoning deficit? And they’ll be guided into producing even smaller units to allow for more empty space between lots? Yet more undistilled genius.

    The council needs to be sent on long field trips to study working urban communities and then quickly re-deposited in their chambers with pens in hand before the moss grows back over their eyelids. Jeez.

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  3. B&W Nikes

    maybe i didn’t read it correctly. somebody hit me with some reality or nuke that post…

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  4. David McManus

    And in other breaking news….

    http://biz.yahoo.com/ap/080701/starbucks_closings_urgent.html?.v=1

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  5. obelus

    And the CEO says, “Starbucks says the aggregate pretax charges for the store closures will range from $328 million to $348 million.”

    Now I for great the reason RE cheerleaders will give for the resilient Seattle economy that never goes awry….

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  6. jon

    “Now I for great the reason RE cheerleaders will give for the resilient Seattle economy that never goes awry….”

    Umm, because when you close money losing stores you end up with more money?

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  7. Tsuru

    Umm, because when you close money losing stores you end up with more money?

    “More” money? That’s a good trick. Spend a pile of money opening new stores, close them because they’re not making money, suddenly, MORE money. Wow! That’s quite the business plan.

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  8. deejayoh

    apparently 3/4 of the stores were opened 2006 or later. that’s going to be expensive to shut them down.

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  9. b

    B&W -

    Townhomes are always fugly, restrictions or not.

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  10. Everett_Tom

    In honor of Starbucks’ decision, Antagonistic Ink has done a comic.

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  11. WestSideBilly

    I think that’s the most typos ever in a post by The_Tim.

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  12. Joel

    Maybe this: “Because you the condo-conversion wave is just getting started…”

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