Seattle Bubble Meetup Tuesday, April 21st

Back in January we had our first official Seattle Bubble meetup in the U District. I estimate about 20-30 people showed up, and we had a great time. So, we’re doing it again, this time in a location more central to Seattle and Eastside readers.

Here are the details:

DATE & TIME: Tuesday April 21st at 7:00 PM
PLACE: Third Place Books (Lake Forest Park at the corner of Bothell Way (522) and Ballinger Way (104))

Parking is plentiful and free both below at the main entrance and above behind the building. We will be meeting in the commons area near the main stage. We’ll be sure to put some sort of “Seattle Bubble” sign up again on our tables. Call 206.313.1914 if you need help or can’t find us.

Here’s Google Street View of the spot, just because I can:

Again, this is just an informal get-together with no official agenda, just to meet up and hang out. Third Place Books is a more open space than where we met last time, so it shouldn’t feel near as cramped. Also, there is a little food court there, but be aware the most restaurants at the commons stop serving around 8:00-8:30 PM. So if you are hoping to buy food, you should plan to arrive by about 7:30 PM.

I’ll be there, as it’s practically right in my backyard.

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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
    Eli Goldberg says:

    Any interest in tours of bubble-icious neighborhoods?

    One idea that came out of Angie’s walking tour of Colombia City was that we could together in a few bubble-icious neighborhoods, such as touring the various unsold condo constructions.

    Anyone interested in leading a neighborhood tour? What neighborhoods would we most want to hit?

    (Not sure if I’d want to imagine the looks on the realtors’ faces, though: “We’re here with the Seattle Bubble and wanted to tour your overpriced building for giggles.”? ;-)

  2. 2

    RE: Eli Goldberg @ 1
    I just happen to have a handy real estate agent’s electronic key, so we could get inside and I’d leave my card, and then the listing agent would phone me and ask how “my” client liked the place, and I’d respond ” Well, they hate granite countertops and stainless steel appliances, and shoddy workmanship and completely insane pricing”.

  3. 3
    The Tim says:

    RE: Eli Goldberg @ 1 – If anyone’s interested in checking out some of the mass of unsold condos and townhomes in Kenmore, I’d be happy to meet people at a Kenmore Park & Ride for a brief walking tour prior to the meetup. Let me know.

  4. 4
    Ray Pepper says:

    Somehow these tours of “destruction in equity” will pale in comparison to my investor tour I took 4 months ago in Stockton, Reno, Las Vegas, and Phoenix. Kind of like watching Cloverfield at the Cinerama and then watching again at home on a 27 inch tube.

  5. 5
    Arno says:

    The T2 Partners presentation on housing has just been updated as of April 2009, and there is also a new book by the group.

  6. 6
    James Lupori says:

    Hi Tim – As you know, I live in Kenmore and would love to join the group; however, I have a long-standing commitment on Tuesday nights. Too bad, as I live only a few minutes from 3rd Place Books. Best regards.

  7. 7
    S. Marty Pantz says:

    And if you have a laptop and wanna use it during the MEET-UP, bring it. Because 3rd Place Commons sits atop the Lake Forest Park branch of the King County Library System that offers free wireless Internet service to those in the Commons. (But I might suggest also bringing a power strip if you want to share electrical “power” for your laptop with others, as the available wall sockets are relatively few.)

  8. 8
    Jillayne says:

    I can make it! Looking forward to meeting everyone!

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