Cheapest Homes: December 2014 Edition

Cheapest Homes: December 2014 Edition

Let’s check in again on the cheapest homes around Seattle proper. Here’s our methodology: I search the listings for the cheapest homes currently on the market, excluding short sales, in the city of Seattle proper. Any properties that are in obvious states of extreme disrepair based on listing photos and descriptions will be excluded. This […]

Surefield Expands from 3D Tours in Attack on Commissions

Surefield Expands from 3D Tours in Attack on Commissions

Surefield, the local 3D home tour brokerage launched in April by a pair of Redfin veterans and a former Nvidea tech wizard, is expanding their mission to attack buyer’s agent commissions… from the seller’s side. Here’s an excerpt from their press release: Surefield is dramatically lowering buy-side commissions to bring the U.S. residential real estate […]

Cheapest Homes: November 2014 Edition

Cheapest Homes: November 2014 Edition

Let’s check in again on the cheapest homes around Seattle proper. Here’s our methodology: I search the listings for the cheapest homes currently on the market, excluding short sales, in the city of Seattle proper. Any properties that are in obvious states of extreme disrepair based on listing photos and descriptions will be excluded. This […]

Guess the Price Round 8: We Have a Winner!

Guess the Price Round 8: We Have a Winner!

Just over a month ago we launched our latest price-guessing contest: Guess the Price Round 8: Wallingford Craftsman. Thirty readers made guesses this round before the home went pending. Today’s “Guess the Price” guest star is 3724 Corliss Ave N in the southern third of North Seattle’s Wallingford neighborhood, close to the Burke-Gilman Trail and […]

Real Actual Listing Photos: Quality Workmanship Edition

Real Actual Listing Photos: Quality Workmanship Edition

It’s time once again for another installment of Real Actual Listing Photos. Once a month (or so) I round up some of the most bizarre listing photos from around the Seattle area and post them here, with brief excerpts from the real actual listing description, and probably a bit of snarky commentary. For a heaping […]

Friday Flashback: “The Market is Returning to Normal”

After mentioning how much the real estate reporting in the Seattle Times has improved, I thought it would be fun to take a look at a classic piece from November 2006, less than a year before home prices in the Seattle area peaked (emphasis mine). Home sales drop, not prices Prospective homebuyers who’ve been frustrated […]

Cheapest Homes: October 2014 Edition

Cheapest Homes: October 2014 Edition

Let’s check in again on the cheapest homes around Seattle proper. Here’s our methodology: I search the listings for the cheapest homes currently on the market, excluding short sales, in the city of Seattle proper. Any properties that are in obvious states of extreme disrepair based on listing photos and descriptions will be excluded. This […]