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 […]

Case-Shiller: Seattle’s Spring Bounce Picks Up Steam

Let’s have a look at the latest data from the Case-Shiller Home Price Index. According to April data, Up 1.6% March to April. Down 6.9% YOY. Down 29.7% from the July 2007 peak Last year prices rose 1.0% from March to April and year-over-year prices were down 2.8%. Interesting that here in Seattle this year […]

Tim Talks Housing With John Curley [Audio]

John Curley and his listeners must have enjoyed my appearance on his 97.3 KIRO radio show last month, because he was gracious enough to have me on again tonight. Here’s the audio, in case anyone is interested (~10 minutes): http://seattlebubble.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/John-Curley-Show-2011-03-30.mp3 Thanks for having me on again, John!

Audio From Tim’s Appearance on The John Curley Show

Monday night I had a brief appearance on John Curley’s new radio program on 97.3 KIRO FM. Here’s the audio, in case anyone is interested (~11 minutes): http://seattlebubble.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/John-Curley-Show-2011-02-21.mp3 John seems to have a bit more confidence in my local housing expertise than he did in 2008. To be fair though, I didn’t actually get to […]

On the Radio: Walk Aways and Puyallup Condos

Before we get to the main topic of today’s post, here’s a brief service announcement. I’ll be on KUOW 94.9 FM again today to discuss the topic of “walking away.” Here’s their promo copy: Is It Ethical To Walk Away From A Mortgage? More than a third of homeowners in the Seattle area now owe […]

January Reporting Roundup: Clearance Sale 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). Before we get to the local dead tree press, here’s a bonus link to […]

Massive Imaginary Migration to Drive Seattle Recovery

As I was digging through local real estate stories last week, I was lucky enough to catch the following exchange on KUOW’s “Weekday” program last Thursday. Host Marcie Sillman discusses foreclosures and the Seattle-area housing market with guests Richard Hagar (real estate agent and appraiser) and Linda Taylor (housing director at the Urban League) in […]