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
    David B. says:

    I’d prefer a small house, period. I’m just one person and don’t need anything large.

  2. 2
    David Losh says:

    I like project houses, and have only owned project houses.

    My first house was 500 sq ft with a loft that added 200 sq ft, and we have worked our way up.

    When it’s done it gets sold.

    The problem with houses that are already done is that you need to know who did the work, and what is behind the walls is a crab shoot.

    The house we have now is 3400 sq ft, with a lot of cosmetic projects, but the structure is absolutely great.

    Personally I would like to see more posts about projects rather than buying, or selling, which I guess falls into Tim’s new line of work.

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    sniffy says:

    Neither. I want big and reasonably well-finished. I’m willing to do small projects but not big ones.

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    Ron says:

    I’ll add that in my 48 years of observation, the size of one’s home is in no way correlated with happiness so why bother with the expense of a larger place? My wife and I (child-free) are perfectly happy with 1000 sq ft in a great neighborhood where everything is within walking distance. I spend money on things that in my person view bring happiness such as sailing out on the puget sound or camping in the mountains with friends nearly every weekend. And traveling. Most people buy more home than they need, I think, but it’s just a matter of priorities that’s all.

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