KUOW on Low Inventory and Over-the-Top Anecdotes

I spent some time over the last week working with KUOW’s Deborah Wang on a story about what’s going on right now in Seattle’s real estate market that aired yesterday morning: Seattle Home Buyers Beware: It’s a Seller’s Market Again http://seattlebubble.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/KUOW-2012-03-15.mp3 If you’re looking for evidence of a real estate comeback, just check out any […]

Even More Delightful NAR Propaganda

An instant classic: This video brings up a number of questions: Who is this nebulous evil entity that is “threatening the dream of home ownership”? How does a moving van across the street mean that my grandkid won’t be able to buy a home? Wouldn’t it put many NAR members out of business if everyone […]

True-to-Life Housing Bubble Monopoly Remake

My brother-in-law pointed me toward this segment of The Colbert Report that aired back on August 3rd. I hadn’t seen it yet, and since I got a laugh out of it I thought was worth sharing here: *Video: colbert report – new monopoly You can watch the entire segment on the Colbert Nation site, but […]

The Return of the Pink Pony!

The Return of the Pink Pony!

So I’ve spent most of this weekend attending the Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) at the Washington State Convention Center downtown. Yesterday there was a sight on Pike street that was just too good not to share with you: The pink pony has returned to Seattle! I swear I had nothing to do with this. Turns […]

Friday Flashback: NAR Propaganda Montage

Here’s a little montage of commercials from the National Association of REALTORs® over the last few years. My favorite is the one with the family literally sitting on a fence. The last one isn’t technically a “flashback” since it’s currently airing, but the message that anyone who doesn’t buy a house must hate America and […]

Knife-Catcher: The Tour, Offer, Tour Meat Grinder

Knife-Catcher: The Tour, Offer, Tour Meat Grinder

[Note: This is part of an ongoing series on Tim’s personal homebuying experience.] I thought I would continue the Knife-Catcher series by focusing a little more on our specific home selection process. Here are the basic steps we went through when looking for a home: Look at listings online. Narrow list, tour homes. Either: Eliminated […]