March Reporting Roundup: Anxious Frenzy 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: Frenzied Market […]

Vote For Us in KING5’s “Best of Western Washington”

Find us on the Best of Western WashingtonSeattle Bubble It’s that time of the year again. If you follow other local news sites and personalities, you may have seen some of them campaigning for votes in KING5’s annual Best of Western Washington, an online contest in which the public votes on “the best” local businesses, […]

Seattle Bubble on KING 5 “Best of Western Washington”

Find us on the Best of Western WashingtonSeattle Bubble If you follow other local news sources, you may be aware that KING5 runs an annual online event called the Best of Western Washington, in which the public can vote on “the best” local businesses, personalities, and websites. I finally decided to submit Seattle Bubble to […]

Smith Tower Foreclosed

In case you missed it Friday, the Smith Tower was sold (back to the bank) at foreclosure auction. Here’s KING 5’s report: Historic Smith Tower sold for $36.9 million That’s what happens when you make a big public announcement about intentions to convert to condos, scaring away all your good tenants, then fail to follow […]

Buyer’s Market? Seller’s Market? Neither, Really.

I had another brief appearance on KING 5 News tonight. Here’s the video: It’s a great time to be a seller… if you can afford to sell at today’s prices. And it’s a great time to be a buyer… if you can be really patient and are willing to tolerate being out-bid numerous times if […]

Claim: Seattle Real Estate Market Suddenly Heating Up

Full disclosure: The Tim is employed by Redfin. Wednesday afternoon, Redfin CEO Glenn Kelman posted an interesting story on Redfin’s Seattle blog: "Everything Changed in the Past Six Weeks" Bryon Ziegler, part of Redfin’s crack Capitol Hill team, just wandered into my office to talk about bidding wars. The last ten straight offers he has […]

King 5: Alki “The Bermuda Triangle of Real Estate”

Just aired tonight on KING 5 News: Alki littered with for-sale and for-rent signs Excerpting from the online story text: Realtor Sandra VanderVen shows us a condo off Alki beach that has been on the market for a year and a half. “It almost seems like you could put a free sign out!” VanderVen jokes […]