New Improved Sidebar Inventory Tracker Courtesy

I’m happy to announce that Seattle Bubble now sports a new and improved sidebar inventory tracker, thanks to Galen Ward of

A few months ago our most reliable source for the hourly inventory tracker went offline, leaving us with two far less dependable sources for the inventory data. Since then the sidebar inventory tracker has been updated with data from one of these sources since it’s the best we’ve had available.

However, has graciously set up an hourly feed just for Seattle Bubble, so we now have a reliable data source once again. The new data from Estately has been added to the inventory log files (click the numbers in the tracker on the sidebar) as a new fourth column.

This is also a good time to remind you of the nifty features sported by Estately’s real estate search technology. Head over to this post for a good roundup of the features of the top two real estate search sites Redfin and Estately. The two are engaged in a constantly-escalating technological arms race that is resulting in ever more options for the real estate searcher.

Also, don’t forget that you can make an account on Estately and add Seattle Bubble as a “friend” to share comments on properties with other Seattle Bubble readers.

Thanks again to Galen and the Estately team. Keep up the great work.

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About The Tim

Tim Ellis is the founder of Seattle Bubble. His background in engineering and computer / internet technology, a fondness of data-based analysis of problems, and an addiction to spreadsheets all influence his perspective on the Seattle-area real estate market. Tim also hosts the weekly improv comedy sci-fi podcast Dispatches from the Multiverse.


  1. 1
    obelus says:

    Hey I’m First?!

    Ok, I know I have been sarcastic in the past but please humor me and tell what y’all think of this notion/myth:

    “Real Estate doubles every decade.” I say, NOT. Go ahead, take an RE price from 10 years ago and compound it 10 times at the rate of 1.04 (that is for 4% inflation, which is being very kind as inflation has usually been much lower than 4%). We seem to get both statesments: “RE doubles every….” and “RE appreciation correlates with inflation….” You can’t have both. As I say, being generous, using the 4% per year compounded over 10 years yields appreciation in the neighborhood of 33%. Thoughts? With prices in the Seattle area more than double of any previous 10 year period we are obviously still in the high bubble range.

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    obelus says:

    By the way, Thanks Estately! And you have a very nice site.

  3. 3
    ABC says:

    What do the first three colums of the inventory data represent?

  4. 4
    Ray Pepper says:

    We got a buyer from Estately…Or at least thats what I got on the referral point. We always ask how did you hear of us? Mostly word of mouth, Home Shows, Comcast commercials, listings, and of course The Bubble. Now, we add Estately. I will check the site out when I get home. Galen…. 3 referrals you earn THE NEW 500 Shirt! They don’t need to Buy from us. Only be educated! The new shirts are MUCH more APPARENT and can enhance anyones appearance 10 fold!

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    Gene says:

    Ray Pepper,

    What is wrong with you?

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    Ray Pepper says:

    Hmmmm. Great question. Lets see… So many ways to go with this. 10 years of being a nurse at Madigan led to my social unrest! Yes, thats it! Oh also my disdain in life for “dont ask dont tell” ” and the 3-6% insanity to sell a home” and a variety of other causes that must be stopped.

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