Last week the Seattle Times ran an editorial from a frustrated would-be home buyer currently in the trenches, and the whole piece has an eerily familiar ring to it…
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 everyone to buy homes! What could possibly go wrong?
Local alternative brokerage Surefield added another slick new tool to their arsenal this week: A map-based home pricing tool that they are calling Pricepoint. Together with their flagship 3D home tour technology (previously spotlighted here), this new offering strengthens Surefield’s focus on home sellers.
The tool offers an interactive, transparent alternative to Zillow’s black box “Zestimates,” and is touted by Surefield as “the most accurate and reliable way to price a home.”
“This time is different!”
It always is, isn’t it?
This is rich. I spotted the ad at right this morning. I laughed out loud when I read it. Specifically the first word there: “keep.” If you’re not wealthy, Seattle is already unaffordable by nearly any metric. Rents are soaring, home prices are hitting new all-time highs, and inventory of both rentals and for-sale homes […]
It’s way past time for the monthly reporting roundup, where you can read my wry commentary about the news instead of subjecting yourself to boring rehashes of the NWMLS press release (or in addition to, if that’s what floats your boat).
To kick things off, here’s an excerpt from the NWMLS press release:
Housing market slowdown expected
But prices in most areas are still rising…
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.”