Real Actual Home Staging: January Edition

Once again, I decided to head out to some weekend open houses to get a first-hand look at some of what’s on the market. And, once again, as I pumped up everyone’s favorite “open house traffic” statistic, I often found myself wondering: What were they thinking? When I say “they” I’m referring to both the […]

Real Actual Listing Photos: Year-End Potpourri

It’s time 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. The idea for this series […]

Slick Video Commentary on Suburbia

The delightfully well-done video below doesn’t have anything to do with Seattle real estate specifically, but given that the Jonathan Coulton song (one of my favorites) is an amusing commentary on sprawling suburban life and American consumerism, it’s at least tangentially related. Enjoy. Credit goes to Jonathan Coulton for the music and Jarrett Heather for […]

The Housing Market “Sales Activity Pyramid”

Last week on the Twitter feed I linked to a post that my friend Lennox Scott put up on his blog titled First Time Buyers Are Key To Housing Market Recovery. Here’s a brief excerpt: In my travels around the country everyone wants to know what I think it will take to get the housing […]

Real Actual Listing Photos: Kendra Todd Edition

It’s time 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. The idea for this series […]

Real Actual Listing Photos: Fun-House Edition

It’s time 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. The idea for this series […]