This ad for Quicken Loans’ “Rocket Mortgage” app aired during the Super Bowl on Sunday: Wow. It is like the people at Quicken Loans who are responsible for promoting their Rocket Mortgage app somehow completely missed the previous housing bubble and the massive economic fallout when it burst. Yes, let’s make it super easy for […]
Here’s a fun Friday Flashback. How many of my readers remember this classic 2006 Century 21 TV commercial?
“Suzanne Researched This” became a big inside joke among those who didn’t buy the hype at the peak of the bubble. This commercial was so egregious that even Slate wrote an article headlined “The Nastiest Wife on Television.”
Here’s yet another sign that we’re back in bubble territory, albeit a strictly anecdotal one. During the last bubble it was nearly impossible to turn on the radio without hearing some form of scammy “riches in flipping” ad during the commercial break. I don’t listen to the radio that often, but in the rare instances […]
What will the Seattle real estate market look like eight years from now? Not much different than it does today, if “Parks & Recreation” is to be believed. For those who have been living in a TV culture vacuum for the last seven years, Parks & Recreation was an NBC TV show about local government […]
It basically feels like one giant gated community.
A few weeks ago I spoke with Ross Reynolds on KUOW about finding cheap rentals in the Seattle area. You can listen to the 17-minute segment on their site. Here are a few of the tips I shared for finding a cheap rental in the Seattle area, and some relevant links to previous posts on […]
I just discovered that Kendra “Bubbles are for Bathtubs” Todd has her own YouTube channel. Some of the videos appear to be for her custom site http://savedfromforeclosure.com/: Others seem to be computer-generated from the MLS info on her various high-quality listings: There goes my weekend.