About 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.

Seattle Rides High on Interest-Only Loans

It seems that in the Seattle area, a lot of people are confident that there’s not a bubble, as evidenced by the ridiculous loans that they’re taking out: …38 percent of recent home mortgages in the Seattle-Bellevue- Everett market…were interest-only loans. 38 percent for the first three months of 2005, up from 37 percent for […]

Welcome to Seattle Bubble

Welcome, planetoids to the new blog, “Seattle Bubble.” This blog was created to post news stories and generate discussion about the real estate/housing bubble and specifically how it affects the Seattle area. Questions we will explore: Does a real estate/housing bubble exist? If not, why not? If so, why? If so, when/how will it end? […]