October Reporting Roundup: Nothing New Edition

It’s time once again 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: Brokers say […]

Have You Faced Deficiency Judgment?

Have you faced a deficiency judgement on a home you lost to foreclosure? A global cable TV network is looking for Seattle-area borrowers who have been through the process of a deficiency judgment for a story they’re working on. If that’s you and you’re willing to talk about it for a television business show, contact […]

Redfin Gains Instant National Footprint With Acquisition of Walk Score

Redfin Gains Instant National Footprint With Acquisition of Walk Score

Full disclosure: The Tim is currently a Redfin shareholder. Well this is interesting. Redfin was one of the last real estate search sites to integrate Walk Score into their listing pages. Today Redfin announced that they have acquired Walk Score. From Redfin’s blog post: The acquisition is Redfin’s first and the reason for it is […]

Seattle Times: Trilogy Lawsuit, Condos, Cabin Battle

The Seattle Times was on a roll this weekend with interesting real estate stories. Here are a few excerpts: Homebuilder faces suit over construction at Trilogy of Redmond Ridge For years, hundreds of Trilogy at Redmond Ridge residents say they have been pleading with California-based Shea Homes, the 55-plus resort community’s developer, to fix and […]

September Reporting Roundup: “China is Very Real” Edition

It’s time once again 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: Home Sales […]

A Chinese-Driven “Real Estate Boom” in Seattle? No.

Interesting article in the New York Times yesterday: In Suburban Seattle, New Nests for China’s Rich …increasingly, China’s rich are also offshoring their families along with their cash. That’s created a real estate boom in an unlikely corner of the United States: suburban Seattle. Wealthy Chinese have become far and away the biggest foreign buyers […]