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 […]

Olive 8’s Unconvincing “Reset” Marketing Strategy

There has been a lot of buzz in the local real estate scene recently after Olive 8 announced their “reset” marketing strategy for 2011, following the developer’s switch from Coldwell Banker Bain to Realogics just before Christmas. One of the cornerstones of the campaign appears to be the “Reset at Olive 8” video at right […]

Real Actual Listing Photos: Year-End Potpourri

It’s time for another installment of Real Actual Listing Photos. Once a month (or so) I round up some of the most bizarre listing photos from around the Seattle area and post them here, with brief excerpts from the real actual listing description, and probably a bit of snarky commentary. The idea for this series […]

Thornton Place Throws in the Towel on Condo Sales

Anybody remember the Thornton Place condos at Northgate? Thornton Place’s 109 condos have been on the market since last summer. None has sold, and now the complex is nearly finished. “We were looking at what would get people off the fence,” said Jeff Cook, president and chief operating officer of Stellar Holdings, one of the […]

Real Actual Listing Photos: Kendra Todd Edition

It’s time for another installment of Real Actual Listing Photos. Once a month (or so) I round up some of the most bizarre listing photos from around the Seattle area and post them here, with brief excerpts from the real actual listing description, and probably a bit of snarky commentary. The idea for this series […]

Real Actual Listing Photos: Fun-House Edition

It’s time for another installment of Real Actual Listing Photos. Once a month (or so) I round up some of the most bizarre listing photos from around the Seattle area and post them here, with brief excerpts from the real actual listing description, and probably a bit of snarky commentary. The idea for this series […]

Friday Flashback: “Seattle isn’t like other cities.”

Time for another Friday Flashback! Today’s flashback comes at you from February 2007, as the Seattle Times declared 2007 to be “The year of the condo in downtown Seattle” (emphasis mine). [Condo developer David] Thyer insists that Seattle isn’t like other cities, where developers are struggling with an oversupply of new condos. There’s a demand […]