Scammy Real Estate Ads Back in Force

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 […]

Seattle Real Estate in 2023 (via Parks & Recreation)

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 […]

How To Find Cheap Rentals Around Seattle

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 […]

Guess Who Has Her Own YouTube Channel?

Guess Who Has Her Own YouTube Channel?

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.

Dick Beeson Finally Reluctant to Call the Bottom

Big hat tip to SeattleJo, a reader who pointed out to me that last week our local PBS affiliate KBTC aired an interesting episode of their “Northwest Now” program, focused on local real estate. The whole thing is worth a watch, but the real fun starts at the 5:38 mark, when host Tom Layson has […]

Smith Tower Foreclosed

In case you missed it Friday, the Smith Tower was sold (back to the bank) at foreclosure auction. Here’s KING 5’s report: Historic Smith Tower sold for $36.9 million That’s what happens when you make a big public announcement about intentions to convert to condos, scaring away all your good tenants, then fail to follow […]