Weekend Open Thread (2013-03-08)

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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.

7 comments:

  1. 1
    Blurtman says:

    REDMOND — A body was found in a crashed van Monday on a wooded hill in Redmond, and police said it could have been there weeks or even months.

    Realtors working in the area found the wreckage and body near Redmond Ridge Drive NE and Novelty Hill Road. The body of a man — identified as Kary L. Klismer — was found in the van, the King County Sheriff’s Office said.

    According to the officer at the scene, Mr. Klismer was using his iPhone to view a property on the Zillow RE site when he lost control of his vehicle. “Had he instead been using Redfin, he might still be alive today,” said the officer.

    http://q13fox.com/2013/03/04/how-long-had-van-wreckage-body-been-sitting-in-redmond/#axzz2MyM0xGzB

  2. 2
    redmondjp says:

    RE: Blurtman @ 1 – Hilarious! But you’re about three weeks early with this post!

    In the Google satellite view of the location (imagery copyrighted 2013, whatever that means) you can see a real estate sign up on the berm right near where the van was found.

  3. 3

    The Banks Can’t Hold Inventory Forever

    Or squatters take ’em over; even $3M mansions….

    http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/sideshow/squatter-3-million-mansion-arrested-175234007.html

  4. 4

    RE: Blurtman @ 1

    I Miss Kary

    Even his legal mumbo jumbo wasn’t that off base IMO, don’t all attorneys talk that way? Besides, Kary was getting brainwashed by us bubbleheads to start communicating a lot clearer…I do think we were influencing him for the better :-)

  5. 5
    banjo country says:

    RE: Blurtman @ 1
    Whew – that’s a relief.
    I was afraid Kary took a ride in a spaceship…with the tall man.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NIufLRpJYnI

  6. 6
    pfft says:

    By softwarengineer @ 3:

    The Banks Can’t Hold Inventory Forever

    Or squatters take ’em over; even $3M mansions….

    http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/sideshow/squatter-3-million-mansion-arrested-175234007.html

    aren’t they just thieves?

  7. 7
    pfft says:

    The deficit isn’t a problem. that’s why the dollar hasn’t crashed and gold hasn’t soared.

    Gone Deficit Gone
    http://krugman.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/03/09/gone-deficit-gone/

    fluctuations in the deficit tend to be driven by the business cycle; when the economy slumps, revenues fall and some kinds of expenditure, like unemployment benefits, rise. You want to take out these “automatic stabilizers” when assessing the underlying state of the budget.

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