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 […]

NWMLS Levys Big Fine for Using Zillow’s “Coming Soon”

Back in June when Zillow launched their “Coming Soon” listing feature, we pointed out here that you wouldn’t be likely to see “Coming Soon” listings in the Seattle area due to an explicit NWMLS rule forbidding member agents from “promoting or advertising any property in any manner whatsoever” before entering the home’s listing into the […]

Rebls: A New Matchmaking Service For Off-Market Homes

Rebls: A New Matchmaking Service For Off-Market Homes

King County homeowners and homebuyers have another new option as Rebls—a matchmaking service for off-market homes—officially launches today. I connected with the Rebls team a few months ago and have had a few conversations with its founders Bryan Copley and Jeff White. What they’re doing is an interesting and unique approach to buying and selling. […]

Guess the Price Round 8: Wallingford Craftsman

Guess the Price Round 8: Wallingford Craftsman

It’s been far too long since our last game of “Guess the Price,” so let’s kick off a new round. Here’s how the game works. I’ll describe a home that’s currently on the market, giving you as many pros and cons as I can, and you guess what the final sale price will be when/if […]