Anecdote Extravaganza

It’s been a while since the last anecdote post, so I thought now would be a good time for an update. First up, let’s go way back to early June. Remember the million-dollar new construction in Redmond? It was originally listed in mid-May for $1,625,000, and the last time we checked in it had taken […]

Anecdote Updates & YAWA

I think it’s time to update you on some of the local action (or lack thereof) that I’ve been keeping my eye on. I’ll take these in the order that they were originally posted. First up, we’ve got the park-backing property down the street from me. The last time I mentioned it (way back in […]

RE: There Is No Bubble In Seattle

Last week, Gregory Wharton posted the grand culmination of his 15-part Seattle real estate bubble extravaganza. I wanted to wait until he posted the last chapter, but it’s been over a week, and I think the points he made in his most recent posts should be addressed sooner rather than later. I said in my […]

Some Kinda Email

Once in a while you read something and you think: “Is this for real?” That’s the reaction I had yesterday when I received this email (name changed to protect the… well just as a courtesy): Hello Timothy, With interest I read your post regarding the “real estate bubble”. Regardless of what happens with the bubble […]

Homeowner Friends Do It Right

This weekend my wife and I had the pleasure of visiting with some friends (I’ll call them R & L) that live down in the Olympia area. I was somewhat uneasy going into it, because they recently purchased a home, and R also occasionally reads this blog, so they know where I stand on the […]