Monday Open Thread (2011-09-26)

Here is your open thread for Monday September 26th, 2011. You may post random links and off-topic discussions here. Also, if you have an idea or a topic you’d like to see covered in an article, please make it known. Be sure to also check out the forums, and get your word in the user-driven […]

Weekly Twitter Digest (Link Roundup) for 2011-09-24

I explicitly excluded new homes from my search. "Should you buy a New home or an Old one?" http://t.co/sDk39YqK via @raincityguide @ARDELLd # Kirkland-based Market Leader buys RealEstate.com for $8.25M w/ just 300k visitors/mo http://t.co/bO86aULJ via @GeekWireNews # Seattle Bubble's got 60k visitors/mo, maybe Market Leader will buy us for $1.65M? # 882-unit Archstone Redmond […]

How Much of the Seattle-Area Market Will be Affected by New Conforming Loan Limits?

There’s been a bit of talk in some circles about how new, lower “high balance conforming loan limits” that go into effect on October 1st going to somehow dramatically affect the local housing market (presumably in a bad way). In order to get a sense of scope on how many sales might be affected by […]

Weekend Open Thread (2011-09-23)

Here is your open thread for the weekend beginning Friday September 23rd, 2011. You may post random links and off-topic discussions here. Also, if you have an idea or a topic you’d like to see covered in an article, please make it known. Be sure to also check out the forums, and get your word […]

Reader Question: Rotting from the Inside on Day One?

A reader emailed me an interesting observation/question in response to yesterday’s discussion of Seattle’s cheap, ugly townhomes. There’s a trio of townhouses very near where I live. They’re interesting because they lay partially framed for (if I’m recalling correctly) more than a year and a half — at least through one Winter/Spring. They actually have […]

How Long Will Seattle’s Ugly Townhomes Last?

Once in a while I like to have a look around and see what’s on the market in a totally off-the-wall market segment that I have absolutely no personal interest in ever owning. Today that segment is townhomes in the city of Seattle. As I browse around at what’s for sale in Seattle’s townhome market, […]