Seattle Not in a Bubble?

An article in the Seattle Times titled Housing market sizzles, shows no sign of bubble would perhaps have more appropriately been titled “Housing bubble sizzles, shows no sign of popping,” in my opinion. Despite conjecture that the local housing market is a high-priced bubble ready to burst, key signs of weakening are nowhere to be […]

Seattle Rides High on Interest-Only Loans

It seems that in the Seattle area, a lot of people are confident that there’s not a bubble, as evidenced by the ridiculous loans that they’re taking out: …38 percent of recent home mortgages in the Seattle-Bellevue- Everett market…were interest-only loans. 38 percent for the first three months of 2005, up from 37 percent for […]