A Humorous Take on Foreign Buyers Driving Up Prices

Over in the New Yorker (where the issue of foreign buyers is more substantial than a few vague anecdotes): Stop Complaining That I, Zathbog of Planet Cibwarv, Am Inflating U.S. Housing Prices I’m told there’s a familiar narrative that unfolds whenever you try to buy property in a cosmopolitan American city these days. You find […]

December Reporting Roundup: “Buy Now, Don’t Wait!” Edition

December Reporting Roundup: “Buy Now, Don’t Wait!” Edition

It’s time once again for the monthly reporting roundup, where you can read my wry commentary about the news instead of subjecting yourself to boring rehashes of the NWMLS press release (or in addition to, if that’s what floats your boat). To kick things off, here’s an excerpt from the NWMLS press release: Local real […]

November Reporting Roundup: Let’s Predict Interest Rates

It’s time once again for the monthly reporting roundup, where you can read my wry commentary about the news instead of subjecting yourself to boring rehashes of the NWMLS press release (or in addition to, if that’s what floats your boat). To kick things off, here’s an excerpt from the NWMLS press release: Real estate […]

Seattle Advisory Committee to Study Affordable Housing

Hat tip to the West Seattle Blog, who yesterday posted about a City of Seattle advisory committee on affordable housing. The city is gearing up to attempt to “develop a bold agenda for increasing the affordability and availability of housing in our city by convening a Housing Affordability and Livability Advisory Committee.” Here are some […]

The Longest Pending Sale

The Longest Pending Sale

Does anyone remember the 13,000-square-foot Tacoma mansion I mentioned a few times on these pages back in 2011? After a series of price drops from $8 million, to $7 million, to $6.4 million, and eventually $5.4 million over the course of nearly three years on the market, it finally went pending. In June. Of last […]

October Reporting Roundup: Nothing New Edition

It’s time once again for the monthly reporting roundup, where you can read my wry commentary about the news instead of subjecting yourself to boring rehashes of the NWMLS press release (or in addition to, if that’s what floats your boat). To kick things off, here’s an excerpt from the NWMLS press release: Brokers say […]

Have You Faced Deficiency Judgment?

Have you faced a deficiency judgement on a home you lost to foreclosure? A global cable TV network is looking for Seattle-area borrowers who have been through the process of a deficiency judgment for a story they’re working on. If that’s you and you’re willing to talk about it for a television business show, contact […]