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 […]

Redfin Gains Instant National Footprint With Acquisition of Walk Score

Redfin Gains Instant National Footprint With Acquisition of Walk Score

Full disclosure: The Tim is currently a Redfin shareholder. Well this is interesting. Redfin was one of the last real estate search sites to integrate Walk Score into their listing pages. Today Redfin announced that they have acquired Walk Score. From Redfin’s blog post: The acquisition is Redfin’s first and the reason for it is […]

Seattle Times: Trilogy Lawsuit, Condos, Cabin Battle

The Seattle Times was on a roll this weekend with interesting real estate stories. Here are a few excerpts: Homebuilder faces suit over construction at Trilogy of Redmond Ridge For years, hundreds of Trilogy at Redmond Ridge residents say they have been pleading with California-based Shea Homes, the 55-plus resort community’s developer, to fix and […]

September Reporting Roundup: “China is Very Real” 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: Home Sales […]