How To Find Cheap Rentals Around Seattle

A few weeks ago I spoke with Ross Reynolds on KUOW about finding cheap rentals in the Seattle area. You can listen to the 17-minute segment on their site. Here are a few of the tips I shared for finding a cheap rental in the Seattle area, and some relevant links to previous posts on […]

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 If you’re looking for evidence of a real estate comeback, just check out any […]

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 […]

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 […]

Local Media Misdirects Massive Foreclosure Freak Out

Foreclosure-tracking company RealtyTrac released their third quarter report yesterday, which included a ranking of major metro areas around the country by their respective rates of increase in foreclosure activity compared to the third quarter of 2009. With a 71% year-over-year increase in RealtyTrac’s report, the Seattle area ranked #1 as the metro where foreclosures increased […]

KUOW on Foreclosures: Today at 12:40

I’ll be speaking briefly on the radio today on the 94.9 KUOW show The Conversation With Ross Reynolds with guest host Guy Nelson. The subject is the growing number of foreclosures. Here’s the segment teaser that they sent me: Foreclosures are up in Washington State. What’s your experience with foreclosure in this housing market? You […]

KUOW Seeking Stories from Commercial Real Estate Investors

I received the following request from a KUOW reporter that I thought was worth forwarding on to the general reading audience: Another of our reporters is working on a story on commercial real estate investment. I recognize that your blog follows residential real estate more closely, but I know many of the people reading it […]