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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.

7 responses to “Real Actual Listing Photos: Home Still in Beta”

  1. Kary L. Krismer

    The tile reminds me of the Casa Blanca apartments in Tacoma.

    Note the time it was rebuilt. According to the story I heard the guy rebuilt the place during the war in secret somehow.

    I don’t know if it’s still there that there used to be a hallway that was a mural of a stone wall pathway in a forest, and from one apartment if you looked out the peephole you saw a bird sitting on a tree limb. Also lots of glass blocks with neon.

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  2. softwarengineer

    RE: Kary L. Krismer @ 1

    And we All Know Tile’s Achilles Heel

    Dropping something hard on it and cracking it, like steel tools and such, when you’re in the bathroom re-gluing the wall/sink tiles falling off [and cracking in pieces?]….

    When I had my interior of my house completely re-painted I made sure the contractors left me with a gallon of matching touchup paint…..I do hope they have the assortment of tiles in the house for crack repairs too…otherwise, calico repairs become another picture joke for the Tim…

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  3. whatsmyname

    RE: Kary L. Krismer @ 1 – That is very cool. I love it.

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  4. redmondjp

    I’m not sure what is more depressing/amusing – actual horrific pictures, or high-school-level architectural whimsy . . .

    Tim, as we have discussed in comments on this site some time ago, I think we should have a periodic entry called “Age-Progressed Real Estate Renderings” or something to that effect (maybe we could solicit entries from our readership). Or a pool to predict which multifamily buildings will be the first to become Section 8 housing.

    Meanwhile, in my converted cold-war-era bomb shelter now workshop, I’m working on my latest invention: a Real Estate version of the classic Magic 8-ball. After a lot of research, I have determined that the classic version actually works for the purpose so my work is done. Example: Question: “Will owning this house end up being a nightmare?” Magic 8-ball answer: “Better not tell you now”

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    When I see houses with a lot of different tile here and there it is usually a contractor’s helper who gets to bring home all “the leftovers” from various jobs.

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  6. Kary L. Krismer

    When I see a lot of different tile here and there, I’m usually in Mexico.

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  7. wreckingbull

    RE: redmondjp @ 4 – The Ballard townhomes built from about 2002-2006 are a good candidate for your proposal. They seemed to get a bit better after that, but this vintage of home is already really showing its age.

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