Sorry, I got nothin’ today. So instead of a real post, here are some links to recent posts on other local real estate blogs that you might be interested in reading and commenting on. What with 50-100 comments on most posts here lately, I thought maybe we could spread the comment love around a bit. Enjoy, and be nice.
On Rain City Guide by Jim Reppond: The Sky is Falling! The Sky is Falling!
Yes, real estate is somewhat cyclical. And at times there are market fluctuations. But the human tendency to gravitate towards fear, as well as to not look at things in historical perspective, makes people think things are much more dramatic and dire than they are in reality, IMO.
Hey, wait a minute, that post looks familiar… I love it when the real estate sales offices circulate informal talking points memos like these.
On Redfin Seattle Sweet Digs by Katrina Munsell: Can Price Drops Give you Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
That’s exactly what I was thinking as I was compiling this week’s list of Eastside price drops greater than $25,000. If this trend keeps up, I’ll be able to tell you pretty darn soon.
On Urbnlivn by Matt Goyer: You weren’t featured in the Seattle Times
There’s a number of condo projects that email me every week about how they were featured in the Seattle Times when in fact all they did was buy advertising in the Seattle Times.
On Home Forum Extra by Becky Bisbee: National outlook gloomy for 2008
At the National Association of Realtors convention here, the big question on everyone’s mind is: When will the real-estate market rebound?Economist John Tuccillo is predicting the end of 2008 or beginning of 2009 for the nation as a whole.
However the Virginia-based consultant and former NAR chief economist stressed that “there are hundreds of thousands of real-estate markets, so it doesn’t matter what the national picture is.”
What really matters to buyers and sellers is what’s occurring in their own area.
On Open House by Devona Wells: California baby selling local mortgages
Two of my co-workers received an ad in the mail last week in an envelope that is white, slightly over-sized and addressed in black ink using a pretty, occasion-type font. It would be easy to mistake the presentation for a wedding invite.Open it, however, and there’s a picture of a cute baby gazing at you from the cover of a card. A birth announcement? No, an attempt at mortgage marketing.
On SeattleBubble? by Tim Dunn:
…oh wait, blog-spamming realtor Tim Dunn hasn’t posted since September. I wonder why?
Update: In response to a comment on his most recent post, Mr. Dunn indicates that he hasn’t posted lately because he has been “very ill.” I would like to extend my best wishes of a speedy recovery to Mr. Dunn. That is all.