Weekly Twitter Digest (Link Roundup) for 2009-10-24

  • 5,000-acre flopped development in Pierce made front-page news in the Tacoma News Tribune today: Chapter 11 for Cascadia http://is.gd/4oCjp #
  • PSBJ: Mastro Properties is in worse financial condition than “many creditors imagined." http://is.gd/4oHFI #
  • New Seattle web-based news outlet The SunBreak takes a look at Seattle's commercial real estate mess: http://is.gd/4oIvA #
  • What the heck? Moody’s purged execs who questioned ratings: http://is.gd/4pxW4 Stop the looting & start prosecuting! #
  • Real estate professional social network ActiveRain "shrinking and growing at the same time." http://is.gd/4sNWb #
  • Senate plans to sneak through extension of the wasteful $8,000 homebuyer tax credit on an unemployment bill. http://is.gd/4sRgk #
  • Seattle Bubble welcomes new advertiser 500 Realty. http://www.500realty.net/ #
  • Only 0x38D more comments to go before Seattle Bubble breaks the 0x10000 comments mark! #

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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.


  1. 1
    query_squidier says:

    0×38D? You’re a nerd, The Tim. That’s 909 for you laypeople.

  2. 2
    The Tim says:

    RE: query_squidier @ 1 – Guilty as charged.

    Oh, and as of this comment, it’s down to 0x2E7. :^)

  3. 3
    query_squidier says:

    I for one like your thinking, The Tim. 65,536 total comments on one’s blog wouldn’t be significant to anyone other than lovers of hexadecimal and/or users of Microsoft Excel 2003 and lower. You’re still a nerd though.

  4. 4
    The Tim says:

    RE: query_squidier @ 3 – Well, I am an electrical engineer by training. In my various day jobs over the years I’ve been known to do quite a bit of embedded programming, in which hexadecimal tends to come up quite often…

  5. 5
    Ray Pepper says:

    I find item 7 to be the most exciting!

  6. 6
    Hugh Dominic says:

    That Mastro article was great. It’s funny how quickly his assets (the diamonds) “disappeared” when the creditors came to get their money back. Like rats scattering when the light comes on, so goes Mastro’s money under ground. Investors take a lesson.

  7. 7
    Joel says:

    So Ray pays for advertising now huh?

  8. 8
    Kary L. Krismer says:

    Damn, I could have made this piece. Since Scotsman likes cats so much, I was thinking of just having an ad that was nothing more than me and a cat (no name, phone number, link, etc.)

  9. 9
    mukoh says:

    RE: Hugh Dominic @ 6 – Mastro pulled is money out of most of them via the same leverage. :)

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