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.

2,722 comments:

  1. 2501
    Eastsider says:

    RE: ARDELL DellaLoggia @ 2488

    I brought up Ninja loan in response to Eric’s idiotic proposition. Buying a home without the ability/intention to service the loan will not end well.

    Buy a house now and go directly into mortgage forbearance for year. No mortgage payment for a year is a pretty big incentive to buy in my opinion. That deal probably won’t be around next year.

  2. 2502

    Raise Your Ninja Sword Loans and Get the Free Flipper Loans then Resell Them Before the Loan Payments Are Do; Similarly Fill Your Mugs With Erik Brand Ninja Coffee and Read the Brief:

    Sounds like a legal plan and pay the Ninja back With Escrow paperwork at Sale. Here’s an interesting math statistics window statistics [by separate science (???) based colleges] of Like 100% Different Results on a Simple Topic, the average pay of Uber drivers, it totally reminds me of the divergent Kung Flu fuzzy math comparisons that we flippantly say are true, because “science” [is this like global warming too?] can be really just “flat Earth” Ouija Board guesses. We have a name for this in engineering/science [the real kind], WILD A_S GUESSES. LOL

    https://www.cnet.com/news/heres-how-uber-and-lyft-battled-seattle-over-minimum-wage-for-drivers/?ftag=CAD-03-10aaj8j

    Check out the wage curve data one college analyzed; the wages averaged like $23/hr and the other college alleges like $17/hr minus “personal car costs= like $10/hr”…who’s right? The Tooth Fairy?

    “… Bothell police officer killed in shooting was a ‘local kid through and through’
    Investigators examine the scene where Bothell police Officer Jonathan Shoop, 32, was killed and another officer was injured in a shooting Monday night. The UW graduate had served in the Coast Guard, worked with the state ferry system and managed teams at Amazon, but he’d always wanted to be a police officer, a job he landed a year ago. As relatives and colleagues remember Officer Shoop, details are emerging of the chase and shooting that killed him. (Photo: Mike Siegel / The Seattle Times)…”

    SWE’s Take: I hear they beheaded and dismembered a high tech CEO in NYC yesterday; Bezos and Gates better hire more security police in Seattle and build higher “Trump type” walls around their Uber Rich Mansions…LOL…try that razor sharp barbed wire with electricity to deter violent gang attacks? Hey Dave, I loved that legal brief on “legally” defending your home against violent “weapon toting” hoards with AK47s and such; you’d make a perfect police detective or prosecutor in the Minneapolis “war zone” now.

    “…Slow down, Washingtonians. Counties can’t lift restrictions further for at least two weeks, Gov. Jay Inslee said yesterday, warning that he may roll back parts of the reopening as cases climb. Here’s what you can do in each county now, from haircuts to dining out. Meanwhile, the state is changing the way it counts COVID-19 deaths. Find today’s charts and live updates …”

    SWE’s take: They use our kids as hostages to their “greedy” political agendas of making the Trump economy leashed and blame it on Trump. Good gosh double incomes are screwed affording $700K Seattle area mortgage loans with one at home caring for the “closed school” kids now….with no public school openings.

    “… Will Seattle kids return to school outdoors? The teachers union says the district’s rough plan for some in-person teaching would be “reckless” under the present conditions. A few School Board members are drafting an ambitious alternative…”

    SWE’s Take: Outdoor schools? LOL, close them all down on rainy or windy days? These School Board folks failed 9th grade algebra too…LOL

    “..Early results are promising from vaccine testing in Seattle. The test triggered strong immune responses in a small group of volunteers, preliminary results show, but red flags and big questions remain. Meanwhile, decades of HIV research are boosting the race for a coronavirus vaccine..”

    SWE’s take: I’ve got news for you, flu vaccines were never invented in decades until after the flu curve surged down [about a year of research] and new flu viruses never did have a vaccine, the “flat Earth” medical science had us all fooled for decades…LOL…get your flu shot they wildly allege, as it never did work in the past either. I haven’t had a flu shot for decades and neither have I had the flu for decades too.

    “…The Trump administration has ordered hospitals to bypass the CDC and send all coronavirus patient information to a central database, starting today. The White House says it’s a streamlining move, but some health experts fear the data will be politicized or withheld from the public…”

    SWE’s Take: Who really believes all the Fauci/CDC/WHO Kung Flu “stringent” guidelines using flat Earth science? The Tooth Fairy? What proof? Grimm’s Fairy Tales?

    “.. Two hairstylists had coronavirus and came into close contact with 139 clients — but nobody fell ill. Why? Possibly because of the precautions they took. The effect has stunned researchers.
    Be careful buying hand sanitizer. King County health officials are warning consumers against 11 manufacturers’ products because of the risk of methanol poisoning. Here’s what to look for on the label.
    How risky is using a public restroom during the pandemic? As portable camping potties fly off the shelves of sporting-goods stores, infectious-disease experts are describing their convoluted routines in the “worst place you can go.”..”

    SWE’s Take: This alleged hair cutter had Kung Flu? I wouldn’t rule out common cold either, the testing sucks. I never would use Lysol or Bleach products on counter tops for food preparation either, its toxic poison if we eat traces of it. Use rubbing alcohol instead. The bleach products spray after surface cleaning using goes right into our lungs too…wonderful. These medical experts don’t have a clue about safety engineering handling with toxic cleaners. My son’s disabled home is TOTALLY disinfected with toxic chemicals too [per State code requirements], the place reeks and IMO is a health hazard, they spray the dinner table there too.

    “…In a rare and swift immigration policy reversal, the Trump administration has ditched a plan to strip international college students of their visas if they don’t attend at least some classes in person. The policy had thrown the higher-ed world into turmoil as many colleges moved their classes online…”

    SWE’s Take: The foreign students won’t stay in Seattle anyway if U of W goes circus clown style “flat Earther” like Havard and MIT online…they know what fake schools are. Its a moot point.

    “…Many day camps are canceled, but Kids’ Carpentry Seattle, in the Columbia City neighborhood, is operating with limited numbers and plenty of social distancing. Lorelei Wynne, 6, saws a piece of wood during a recent camp class. Enjoy more photos of the kids and their creations. (Bettina Hansen / The Seattle Times)..”

    SWE’s Take: Is that like a 6-7 year old cutting wood with a real saw..YIKES….sounds like a Child Protection Service report to me.

    “…Dating in Seattle is anything but dull. Enjoy readers’ stories of their standout dates, from the best (a couple who created a romantic sidewalk dining experience) to the worst (a tube of jock-itch cream played a starring role)…”

    SWE’s Take: Rip them masks off and kiss your dates. Good gosh, if ya don’t, you’ll die from mental illness….LOL

    “…Boeing is “a very stricken company”: The launch customer for the new 777X says his giant Emirates airline wants to delay delivery of the jets and swap out some of them with smaller planes. This comes after Boeing lost more than 800 orders for the grounded 737 MAX in the first half of 2020. ..”

    SWE’s take: Last week you alleged the FAA was close to certifying the 737 anyway…your news is unreliable Seattle Times. I don’t believe a word of it. Who does?

    “…Forget concert traffic and overpriced concessions. Drive-in concerts have replaced summer music festivals in the COVID-era, and everyone’s trying to figure out how to do this. This is what it’s like to attend one…”

    SWE’s Take: Simply put decrepit AM radio sound systems that suck in our cars like drive-in movies…that will fix it…LOL

    “…Indulge that sweet tooth. Neighborhood Eats takes us on a scrumptious tour of fluffy doughnuts, towering raspberry napoleons (so pretty!) and other desserts in Bellevue…”

    SWE’s take: Flu isolation is making us all fat now?

    “But a lot of people are not making adjustments, so they’re just going to sit home and they’re going to get fat,” he told the outlet. “They’ll get fat.” LOL

    Good News: Poor Erik is chasing babies around his house now…he won’t get fat…LOL

  3. 2503

    https://www.foxnews.com/science/death-valley-temperatures-130-record-heat

    Oh…oh…sounds like pollution smoke and wild fires again fogging Seattle area RE sales vista views and clogging lungs in Seattle again. At a makeshift “dim screened” and poor sound system drive-in theater near you. You may want to avoid a “makeshift” outdoor drive-in in that case, breathing wild fire pollution smoke outdoors is bad for your health too…stay indoors and go ahead, tear off your cardboard mask and kiss a new date…LOL…take a big swallow of Black Label and chill out…LOL

  4. 2504
    Al says:

    Is right now a bad time to buy a first time home? Should I wait for after the election? Maybe Jan or feb 2021? You think prices will go down soon? Tired of paying 3k a month for rent.

  5. 2505
    Blurtman says:

    RE: Al @ 2504
    ● It is certain.
    ● It is decidedly so.
    ● Without a doubt.
    ● Yes – definitely.
    ● You may rely on it.
    ● As I see it, yes.
    ● Most likely.
    ● Outlook good.
    ● Yes.
    ● Signs point to yes.
    ● Reply hazy, try again.
    ● Ask again later.
    ● Better not tell you now.
    ● Cannot predict now.
    ● Concentrate and ask again.
    ● Don’t count on it.
    ● My reply is no.
    ● My sources say no.
    ● Outlook not so good.
    ● Very doubtful.

  6. 2506
    redmondjp says:

    RE: Blurtman @ 2505 – Been digging through the childhood toy box, eh ;) ? I still remember what a big deal that was when it first came out.

    Sadly, I think reading early 20th-century Russian Revolution stories will likely provide better answers, given our current situation.

  7. 2507

    RE: Blurtman @ 2505
    LOL Blurtman

    You had one of those fortune telling eight balls too, Hades they probably have better odds on being right than CDC on case increases data…LOL

    https://www.westernjournal.com/local-news-reveals-fl-labs-inflating-covid-cases-1000/?utm_source=Email&utm_medium=newsletter-CT&utm_campaign=dailypm&utm_content=conservative-tribune&ats_es=a3eeb2581e52b2dfb9a12131a9e6ca6a

    The “CDC Case Increase Clowns” should wear chef hats now….as they cook the books…..LOL

    I’ll add the 8 Ball to my box of RE price estimating tools:

    my crystal ball
    Tooth Fairy suggestions
    Ouija Board
    Teas leaves
    Grimm’s Fairy Tales
    Failed 9th grade algebra analyses
    Wild A_S GUESSES
    MSM Fake News

    Now, raise your mugs over MASSIVE case over-count keeping the kids at home forever with no dating allowed if you’re single and SWE can’t dance anymore because he’s over 62….Erik will raise his “isolation” baby bottle with coffee inside for him this time [the babies finally fell asleep] and read the brief:

    “… Do I have coronavirus? Many who get tested must wait … and wait … to find out
    John Lederer came down with flu-like symptoms, so he and his wife got coronavirus tests in Edmonds. Ten days later, they finally learned the results. Massive backlogs at overwhelmed commercial labs are hitting Washington patients, exacerbating the risk that the virus will spread — particularly in communities that have been hit disproportionately hard by COVID-19. (Photo: Erika Schultz / The Seattle Times)…”

    SWE’s take: Risk? Did he test negative, the article omits that.

    “… King County school buildings should not reopen this fall if virus transmission levels don’t drop, according to a report unveiled by health officials. Community-wide efforts to curb the virus “must improve significantly” to support opening school doors, the researchers wrote. Find today’s charts and live updates here…”

    SWE’s take: Defund the Schools and give it all away to fake flu moochers instead.

    “…The small birthday lunch was the first time anyone but immediate family had set foot in Bill and Serona Schey’s house for months. The Tacoma couple followed Pierce County’s guidelines, inviting just three other people. But everyone at the lunch got coronavirus. Small, clustered outbreaks like this are growing more common…”

    SWE’s take: Beware of fake seers that just know exactly where the flu spread….believe me, it could have come from a million sources [if at all, assuming its false positive data]…no the 8 ball said it was the birthday party, trust me.

    “… Many more businesses are requiring masks. Walmart waded into this divisive issue yesterday, and Kroger and Kohl’s soon followed with their own mask rules. Nearly half of U.S. states have a mask mandate. A loud exception is Georgia, whose governor has forbidden cities from requiring them. And a Starbucks customer is steaming after her refusal to wear a mask changed a barista’s life in a “mind-blowing” way…”

    SWE’s take: Masks/Smasks, we think they’re the answer to fake killer flu case counts, how about “lying political wolves” are the cause of case over counts…eliminate the fake news liars, that will fix it…LOL

    “…King County sheriff’s deputies were involved in a shooting this morning in the Shoreline area. Check back for updates on this breaking story….”

    SWE’s Take: We’ll get the body count tonight?

    “…Deputies are searching for suspects after a 25-year-old man was fatally shot last night in Sammamish….”

    SWE’s Take: The roaming hoards of violent criminal gangs heading into Microsoft country now. They want to attack the” White Supremist Rich Elite Liberals” that own Uber Rich homes in the Seattle area. Time to build your “electrified” barbed razor wire walls around your homes in Sammamish? The home goes way up in value with this new update?

    “…President Donald Trump has weakened a bedrock conservation law in one of the biggest deregulatory actions of his presidency. His move yesterday limits review of federal projects to speed up the permitting of freeways, power plants and pipelines. Trump also replaced his campaign manager amid sinking poll numbers…”

    SWE’s take: Yeah…a new poll came out today, 57% of us believe the polls don’t include secret Trump supporters [or IMO mix in Bernie voters that don’t Biden vote anyway]. IMO poll this: “how many of you want Trump’s Phase II locking in your lower federal tax rates through 2024″…LOL…there’s Trump’s 4 aces at the 2020 poker table,,,game over…LOL…80% of Americans paid lower taxes under Trump.

    https://money.cnn.com/2017/07/12/news/economy/tax-reform-impact/index.html

    The Uber Rich top 20% got taxed more under Trump? Eat cake “White Supremist Uber Rich Liberals” [with your Obamacare tax deduction on Blue Cross no one else can afford], Biden can stop the need for elections with his fake poll numbers. Hades, the rest of you “village idiot” low wage slaves got “Medicaid for all”, I’m sure it covers like opioids and abortions…what else? LOL

    “..What do you miss from the time before coronavirus, and what do you hope never comes back? Seattle Times staffers (currently scattered across the Puget Sound area in tiny, one-person bureaus) sketched answers that may hit close to home for you. One introvert writes that she used to think independence was everything, but the pandemic and a goofy little cat taught her otherwise…”

    SWE’s take: I bet she wears a tee shirt with “OBEY” on it too….she’s been brainwashed. Mental illness too? We know she’s introverted, how about just plain “depressed”.

    “…Family members are mourning the deaths of a couple who were fatally shot and found in multiple bags on a West Seattle beach last month — while also voicing concern that cutting police funding will hinder detectives’ ability to investigate unsolved cases. Jessica Lewis, 35, and Austin Wenner, 27, died of gunshot wounds…”

    SWE’s Take: The stock on body bag companies went way up in share value recently. Defund the schools and police; that will fix it.

    Good News: The political polls were and are a complete joke in political issues the last 4 years.

  8. 2508
    Al says:

    RE: Blurtman @ 2505

    Thanks! I know I can count on this site for good info. It’s not like half the posts are from softwareengineer posting and replying to his own racist tinfoil hat garbage, and the other half are correcting each other’s grammars. Bunch a geezers detached from the realities of the current world, stroking each other’s E-penises. The site is called seattlebubble, and finally seems like shits hitting the fan, this site had the potential to live up to its name, but no, we have to talk about bull shit.
    Forget it, not even worth typing anymore, it’s my fault for thinking I could learn something from this Joke of a site. I’m out.

  9. 2509

    RE: Al @ 2508
    Don’t Forget to Close the Door as You Leave

    We all love your partisan poll numbers leading us astray.

  10. 2510
    David says:

    By Al @ 2504:

    Is right now a bad time to buy a first time home? Should I wait for after the election? Maybe Jan or feb 2021? You think prices will go down soon? Tired of paying 3k a month for rent.

    At this point, unless you see a distinct reduction in prices, I’ would wait. If Biden wins, there will be a very distinct and miserable downturn.

    I can’t see much changing price-wise until the election – which is SOON.

    Builders are going to disappear if Biden wins.

    Personally, I’d be careful about buying a house anywhere close to the inner city. Urban cores were abandoned and went into decay.

    Are you willing to buy a house and wait 40 years for the cultural winds to change in your favor?

  11. 2511
    Erik says:

    RE: Eastsider @ 2501
    May I ask why you think it’s an idiot proposition? Please elaborate why you think it’s not intelligent to take that path.

    People got filthy rich off NINJA loans. Does that make them idiotic?

  12. 2512
    Erik says:

    RE: redmondjp @ 2498
    You did good!

  13. 2513
    Juststoppedby says:

    By Al @ 2508:

    RE: Blurtman @ 2505

    Thanks! I know I can count on this site for good info. It’s not like half the posts are from softwareengineer posting and replying to his own racist tinfoil hat garbage, and the other half are correcting each other’s grammars. Bunch a geezers detached from the realities of the current world, stroking each other’s E-penises. The site is called seattlebubble, and finally seems like shits hitting the fan, this site had the potential to live up to its name, but no, we have to talk about bull shit.
    Forget it, not even worth typing anymore, it’s my fault for thinking I could learn something from this Joke of a site. I’m out.

    Sounds like a remarkably accurate summary of the site lately.

    Well done. Now you just have to realize that there is so much uncertainty, he shouldn’t be looking for other people to tell you what to do…

    Best regards

  14. 2514

    Hey David, The Florida Health Care Scientists (?) Wear Chef Hats Now? Cooking the Case count Books?

    https://www.westernjournal.com/local-news-reveals-fl-labs-inflating-covid-cases-1000/?utm_source=Email&utm_medium=newsletter-CT&utm_campaign=dailypm&utm_content=conservative-tribune&ats_es=a3eeb2581e52b2dfb9a12131a9e6ca6a

    Rasmussen polls show Biden and Trump now tied as of July 15 2020.

    https://www.newsmax.com/politics/rasmussen-trump-biden-poll/2020/07/15/id/977401/

    Flashback 2016 polls?

    https://homesmillbrae.com/5289/bay-area-property-tax-rolls-are-up-6-7-this-year-its-next-year-assessors-worry-about/

    The RE pricing data trending up/down is inversely proportional to taxes on investment [home], its not an option folks, its a RE equation realtors use. The property tax increases/decreases due to property values are lagged about a year. This year’s 2020 chaos will not show reduction in RE value until 2021. We’re estimating property values on last year’s data now, before Kung Flu. That will change next year.

    I see the SCOTUS may be in change turmoil now, 87 year old Ginsberg liver cancer cropping up again…I hope she can survive, but my gosh, almost 90 years old and still working? Why doesn’t she retire, I would. She looks too thin and anorexic too…

    Good News: The weather is looking better next week, 89 degree high by Wed? I’m going to Flaming Geyser State Park on the hot day….the Green River sure cools things off there. When shopping for a home, you may want Central Air…..I had my portable A/C on in my bedroom last night to sleep better.

    I switched to Maxwellhouse coffee, its $6.48 a 30.6 oz can….the Yuban 30 oz cans went up to $9.38. WINCO was mask compliant yesterday, almost 100% wore them.

  15. 2515
    ruxpert says:

    ‘Shark Tank’ investor Herjavec: We’re about to see biggest exodus from cities in 50 years.
    https://www.cnbc.com/2020/07/09/shark-tank-investor-herjavec-were-about-to-see-biggest-exodus-from-cities-in-50-years.html

    ‘White people are fleeing the cities, that is what the genius from Shark Tank is telling reporters .’
    http://whitegirlbleedalot.com/another-great-lie-white-people-fleeing-cities-because-of-virus-not-black-violence/

  16. 2516
    whatsmyname says:

    Pricing is getting pretty aggressive in the more affordable submarkets. July median price should be interesting.

  17. 2517

    Slam Down Your Free Dennys Take Home Large Coffee and Buy a Slugger Slam for $8 With Pancakes, Sausage, Bacon, Hash Browns and Eggs With Large Orange Juice and Turn Into an Isolation Pig Bubblehead With Extra Pounds, Read the Brief:

    “… Wrenching decisions: When should kids go back to school, and how?
    King County school buildings shouldn’t reopen this fall if virus transmission levels don’t drop, according to a report unveiled by health officials this week. Community-wide efforts to curb the virus “must improve significantly” to support opening school doors, the researchers wrote. Will Seattle kids return to school outdoors? A few School Board members are drafting an ambitious alternative to the district’s rough plan for some in-person teaching. In California, many of the big school districts will keep their doors locked this fall…”

    SWE’s Take: Have One of the Working Parents Not Work and Help Educate and Care for the Bored Kids Watching Looney Tunes at home all Day…affording a basic roof in Seattle is unimportant in Seattle for “duel income” families now. Make Them eat cake and blame Trump.

    Double Incomes Affording the $700K Home Mortgages or even $2500/mo Average Seattle Rent Collection Won’t Be Impacted At All If we don’t open public schools…LOL…what a lie. Ask all the two income families in Seattle if they agree with me, poll them, I bet its 80-90% agreement with SWE. This would increase day care costs DRAMATICALLY if that happened. Its a game changer for Seattle home prices estimating and the prices should decrease drastically in about a year or two.

    “…King County prosecutors have charged 37-year-old Henry Eugene Washington with aggravated first-degree murder in the shooting death of Bothell police Officer Jonathan Shoop. Shoop, caught in the crossfire between Washington and another officer, was killed by one of the officer’s rounds. Read more…”

    SWE’s Take: Instead of defund the police; Biden tries to “sugar coat it” in his 2020 campaign agenda with redirect police funding…pure malarkey Joe. Good gosh, my daughter’s Kansas City is turning into an inner city Detroit Hades Hole like Seattle too…violent gang hoard murders added up to 700 YOY and a four year old boy was a victim too. I may need to add razor wire and electricity to my Kansas City flipper’s fence now too. It all floats down stream now…

    “…As Washington’s counties progress through Gov. Jay Inslee’s plan to reopen the state, here’s an interactive map that tracks the counties’ progress through the various phases in real time, and tells you what activities you’re allowed to do in each phase. Read more…”

    SWE’s Take: Phase II area like Seattle, you can’t date, kiss or dance anymore until Inslee says its OK. Let alone go back to public schools? This sounds like a military prison in China, not America.

    “…Two Tom Douglas places are just the beginning of a long list of restaurants that’ve closed forever during the pandemic … so far. Read more…”

    SWE’s take: Hades, 7-11 won’t let ya pour your own slurpies now…its Phase II banned…so are buffet restaurants at Casinos. Its grim Bubbleheads. Empty churches for sale or being foreclosed now too? I imagine donations are way down with just online churches, ask them.

    “…Aching for a getaway, no matter how small? Anxious about getting in the car and getting out of town? Head to the Seattle waterfront and take the ferry for a cheap day trip. Read more…”

    SWE’s Take: Last I heard ALL Cruise Ships are banned this summer; but ferries are different? LOL

    “…Do I have coronavirus? Many Washington residents who get tested must wait … and wait … to find out. Massive backlogs at overwhelmed commercial labs are hitting our state, exacerbating the risk that the virus will spread — particularly in communities that have been hit disproportionately hard by COVID-19. Read more…”

    SWE’s take: And never get a fever? They definitely don’t have flu, its “slamdunk” colds without fever; ask a doctor if ya don’t believe me, because that’s who told me this. Maybe a Summer allergy, try eliminating processed food and preservatives, this can reduce allergy symptoms. It works for me.

    “…Is the Trump base starting to crack? Some signs around Washington state point to yes. One of them is a masked Republican who wants to be your next governor, columnist Danny Westneat writes. Read more…”

    SWE’s take: LOL..a much better question is the Biden/Bernie 50% split party vote assumed all goes to Biden. Its all assumed Biden gobbles up all the Bernie vote, even if Bernie folks just don’t vote at all…LOL…another poll question to ask, “how many want their Trump middle income Phase I tax tables to increase per Biden taxations increases”, when 80% paid FAR less Phase I taxes under Trump than Obama/Biden?

    “…Two hairstylists had coronavirus and came into close contact with 139 clients — but nobody fell ill, possibly because of the precautions they took. The effect has stunned researchers. Read more…”

    SWE’s take: How about they had no fever and weren’t flu sick at all…the tests are a joke. Stunned researchers? How about stunned village idiots…LOL..did you know that phony liberal scientist (???) “Mr Science” that predicts global warming has no credible B.S. degree…what was he a dog catcher?

    https://www.whitley.kyschools.us/5/News/163#sthash.r1SVtZmS.dpbs

    Ahh… this qualifies him as a Global Warming Scientist; he is a Meteorologist and develops Veggie Tale cartoons…LOL…97% of meteorologists don’t support global warming anyway.

    https://www.theguardian.com/environment/climate-consensus-97-per-cent/2013/dec/02/meteorologists-global-warming-consensus

    “… New airport safety measures can help protect travelers and airport employees, and open doors to a phased return to travel. Learn what Sea-Tac Airport is doing to help travelers keep their distance as they think about spreading their wings. Read more…”

    SWE’s Take: The Uber Rich skip all this Kung Flu nonsense and ride expensive private business jets instead…without masks…LOL

    Good News: Time to find a new date if you’re single in Seattle, do some banned Kung Flu dancing/kissing and no one catches the flu anyway [but the new couple ignoring Inslee smiles]…LOL

  18. 2518

    RE: whatsmyname @ 2516
    Tip of the iceberg?

    Time will tell.

  19. 2519
    DavidE says:

    Hey Guys,
    What do you make of listings like this that are popping up? Note that it has been listed for 75 days.

    For Cash Buyers only: extraordinary opportunity, $200K below market! Serenity and seclusion on 2+ acres abutting Issaquah Creek. 4bd plus family room plus bonus room plus office plus sunroom! 2.5ba, 3-car attached garage. Trex deck, newer 50-year roof, tankless water heater, backup generator. Home certified structurally sound, but record 2020 rains caused slope challenge. Repair plans and permits in process, so priced $200K below market for CASH Buyer willing to step in!

    https://www.redfin.com/WA/Issaquah/14129-229th-Dr-SE-98027/home/422325

  20. 2520
    Blurtman says:

    1. It gives me a sinking feeling.

    2.I told that kid not to play the drums so loud!

  21. 2521
    Brianna says:

    RE: DavidE @ 2519

    It sounds to me like a buyer would be unable to get a loan on this one. So, they have to have a cash buyer.

  22. 2522

    RE: DavidE @ 2519
    Couple Your Link With This Anomaly:

    Bank of America’s second-quarter profits were sawed in half. Enough said.

    https://www.usnews.com/news/business/articles/2020-07-16/bank-of-americas-2q-results-hurt-by-pandemic-like-others

    SWE’s Take: All the folks are suppose be sick with Kung Flu? Gosh, my brother in law knows a 71 year old man that caught it maybe if the test was correct [my sister says he’s recovered fine too]. Gee…my periscope finds no actual Kung Flu victims anywhere in King County [how about the rest of you?] and they better have a fever or its just a cold or allergy they mixed in to inflate the Kung Flu victims. Ask a good doctor and the fever is the proof, not the errant test. Time to get the kids back in school instead of dumbing them down and depressing them with cooked book Kung Flu propaganda….for political reasons to falsely attack Trump.

    I wonder if that single home just sold in my HOA was a $270K $CASH$ purchase too??….they don’t know the bank terms now and 20% down is becoming the new rule IMO, they zip their mouths?

    Here’s where Biden wants to get America buying ASAP…2025 is the deadline now:

    https://www.made-in-china.com/products-search/hot-china-products/Lithium_Solar_Battery.html

    LOL…what American jobs? I see butcher axing of American coal/oil jobs as we become a slave to China producing electric cars and such…cleaner air too? Not if we need coal plants to charge them, try much dirtier than gas cars then. It all floats down stream….

    We’ve been fed this Fake News on green manufacturing producing more manufacturing in America for decades now and its just the opposite folks. We’re sick of the false promises.

    Good News: The hot weather is causing masks to disappear. The singles I see now looking for dates, mostly threw there’s away by now…LOL…its a joke.

  23. 2523

    RE: DavidE @ 2519
    They Don’t Tell Us Anything About Recent 3% Loan Qualifications on Mortgages

    You Bubble heads know what the down payments on Fannie/FHA are now? I heard banks have all upped their down payments to excessive 20% levels now because of MASSIVE loan defaults lately….missed payments….$CASH$ has always been king to the savvy investor, now its morphed to all mortgage approvals? S-crow would know. They zip their mouths.

    My son in law works at home as B of A credit card auditor for compliance…his job should be safe…LOL

  24. 2524
    Mikal says:

    RE: softwarengineer @ 2522 – I’ve occasionally read your predictions over the last 14 years and can’t remember one being right. My kid had corona. She is only had a few of the symptoms. Anyone thinking this is some kind of hoax or has been overblown need only look at the refrigeration trucks lining up for the dead because so many more people are dying than normal that there is no infrastructure for this. It’s usually the simple that look for easy ways out.

  25. 2525

    A Picture is Worth a Thousand words

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EdP8RksU4AAxSoO?format=png&name=small

    LOL..swimming with a cardboard flu mask on is a complete joke…I thought the Kung Flu fear mongers thought swimming pools were infected with Kung Flu? More fake news folks…the chlorine in the pool kills it.

  26. 2526
    ARDELL says:

    RE: Brianna @ 2521

    Yes. I was going to add something but not allowed so I will just add one word. Creek. Cost of fix due to proximity to creek needs to be evaluated. I never could say just one word. LOL!

  27. 2527
    Brianna says:

    RE: ARDELL @ 2526

    LOL – I love it! 😊

  28. 2528
    ruxpert says:

    Face masks become mandatory in Washington state starting Friday, Inslee says …
    ==
    The Science is Conclusive: Masks and Respirators do NOT Prevent Transmission of Viruses
    https://www.sott.net/article/434796-The-Science-is-Conclusive-Masks-and-Respirators-do-NOT-Prevent-Transmission-of-Viruses?

    Everyone wore masks during the 1918 flu pandemic. They were useless.
    https://www.seattletimes.com/nation-world/everyone-wore-masks-during-the-1918-flu-pandemic-they-were-useless/

  29. 2529
    ruxpert says:

    RE: ruxpert @ 2528

    Maskers concerned for their health:

    Dr. Andrew Kaufman Responds To Reuters Fact Check on COVID-19 Vaccine …
    https://youtu.be/-R8xlr7pjgI


    Time to fact check the fact checkers!
    https://youtu.be/nVFmW9EC9xU

  30. 2530
    Juststoppedby says:

    It’ll be interesting to see how this plays out, and if Seattle will be following a similar path.

    https://wolfstreet.com/2020/07/17/pent-up-supply-floods-san-francisco-housing-market-most-since-housing-bust/

    “San Francisco is now flooded with homes for sale. “Active listings” surged to 1,344 homes in the week ended July 5, up 65% from the same week last year, and the highest number since the housing bust, amid a 145% year-over-year surge in “new listings.”

    There normally is a seasonal surge in active listings after Labor Day that peaks in late October. But this month, the surge of active listings (1,344) has already blown by those peaks in October, including the multi-year peak of 1,296 in October 2019. This is “pent-up supply” coming on the market at the wrong time of the year when supply normally declines (chart via Redfin)”

  31. 2531
    Blurtman says:

    RE: Juststoppedby @ 2530 – Savvy realtors will target the encopretic market.

  32. 2532
    whatsmyname says:

    RE: Juststoppedby @ 2530 – If pent up demand can flood San Francisco to the point of having 1344 active listings, it can surely happen here. We’ll just have to get rid of about 1200 listings first. But, will we also get their $1.8MM June median house price?

    https://www.bayareamarketreports.com/trend/san-francisco-home-prices-market-trends-news

    Thanks Zero Hedge.

  33. 2533

    LOL W.H.O. do you believe? The “White Supremist Liberal French” or the “Chinese lapdog W.H.O. Koreans? Their newly released school age child research is diametrically opposite W.H.O conclusions in the recent French study…remember, the S. Koreans lose a a carload of $CASH$ if/when America takes the Hyundai/Kia market back with their own domestic American engineered auto workers educated and plugged back in…LOL…we desperately need real colleges/schools back again to accomplish this trade deficit conundrum. Korea isn’t stupid folks, ask North Korea how their kids conquered three dimensional calculus [Japan and S Korea haven’t got to this educational level yet] to like invent their own hydrogen bomb advanced technology…it wasn’t from closing all the schools down folks… LOL

    Seattle RE price growth in 2021 is directly related to opening the schools normal in 2020 too.

    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-06-23/school-children-don-t-spread-coronavirus-french-study-shows

  34. 2534

    RE: whatsmyname @ 2532
    There’s always a Yin to a Yang

    There’s never a clear cut winner. Good observation whatsmyname.

  35. 2535

    RE: Mikal @ 2524
    LOL Mikal

    Doesn’t surprise me at all, that’s why I’m on Trump’s Re-opening King County Task Force and you sit in your basement like Biden in a stupor working on your agenda to defund police and close all the schools…LOL

    Hey….how much of these alleged green energy jobs come directly from China anyway, you’ve been promising us the last couple decades American jobs anyway and it was Fake News and supposedly made in America? Cat got your tongue, you have no idea? LOL

    Do you have a clue about electric grid capacity needing dirty coal anyway going all electric cars and making it carbon worse? No, either did the Dutch. Become stupid and ignorant and it will all be OK…LOL

  36. 2536
    redmondjp says:

    By ARDELL @ 2526:

    RE: Brianna @ 2521

    Yes. I was going to add something but not allowed so I will just add one word. Creek. Cost of fix due to proximity to creek needs to be evaluated. I never could say just one word. LOL!

    And that’s all you need to say. Good luck getting approval from King County to do anything within a few hundred feet of a creek/stream/river/wetland. If allowed at all, it could end up costing several hundred thousand dollars to “fix” this. But they will never let you put in a permanent bank or God forbid a culvert (as used to be common, must protect those precious fishies that theoretically spawn in your local drainage ditches).

    The county should have never allowed that house to be built that close to the creek in the first place. But they like your money, and the builders pay the politicians a LOT of money (BIAW). And then when nature takes its course, they red-tag your house (most likely in this case because the septic system drainfield was in the part of the lot that slid down the hill), and you end up holding the bag. The house itself still hasn’t moved yet, from all appearances. I love the wind-up clock still hanging on the wall in one room.

    Due diligence people! Do your own homework before you make the biggest purchase of your life. I am still amazed that people will pay over $2M for a giant box made entirely out of OSB (sub-floors, exterior sheathing, roof sheathing, you are surrounded by it on all sides). I’m watching one now being built a stone’s throw away from my front door as I type this (it’s already sold). I took a picture of the exterior sheathing a few months ago, in the evening sunlight, to illustrate how much just a little water exposure had swelled and lifted the fibers already. I wouldn’t build anything other than a garden shed or a dog house out of the stuff.

  37. 2537
    Juststoppedby says:

    By whatsmyname @ 2532:

    RE: Juststoppedby @ 2530 – If pent up demand can flood San Francisco to the point of having 1344 active listings, it can surely happen here. We’ll just have to get rid of about 1200 listings first. But, will we also get their $1.8MM June median house price?

    https://www.bayareamarketreports.com/trend/san-francisco-home-prices-market-trends-news

    Thanks Zero Hedge.

    I think you might be misunderstanding when I was trying to say.

    Or maybe I am misunderstanding you, because the main point of your post seems really obvious and… well… pointless.

  38. 2538
    David says:

    By ruxpert @ 2515:

    ‘Shark Tank’ investor Herjavec: We’re about to see biggest exodus from cities in 50 years.
    https://www.cnbc.com/2020/07/09/shark-tank-investor-herjavec-were-about-to-see-biggest-exodus-from-cities-in-50-years.html

    ‘White people are fleeing the cities, that is what the genius from Shark Tank is telling reporters .’
    http://whitegirlbleedalot.com/another-great-lie-white-people-fleeing-cities-because-of-virus-not-black-violence/

    Can you blame them? Obama’s years were the first time I’ve ever heard blatant anti-white racism EVER. 8 years of celebrating the “Death of Old White Men.” Don’t kid yourself – What that really meant was the celebration of dead white men, women, and children.

    Now the anti-whiters are attacking and destroying – EN MASSE.

  39. 2539
    whatsmyname says:

    RE: Juststoppedby @ 2537 – Maybe I did misunderstand you. I thought you were thinking that the large percentage of increase in San Francisco house inventory augured very negatively for SF homeowners as presented in your article, and possibly indicated the same for Seattle.

    I thought that the very low actual San Francisco inventory numbers, and record June prices (as per my source), would probably not cause a lot of worry for homeowners in San Francisco or Seattle; kind of contradicting what I misunderstood your point to be.

    In all honesty, I think that I sloppily compare SF city numbers to King County numbers – not a valid comparison. I have therefore restudied the analysis, and rewritten my comment as per below:

    If pent up demand can flood San Francisco to the point of having 1344 active listings, it can surely happen here. But, will we also get their $1.8MM June median house price?

  40. 2540
    Juststoppedby says:

    RE: whatsmyname @ 2539

    Thanks for the thoughtful response.

    Honestly, I’m not reading too much into the specifics of the numbers, but rather the general change versus prior years.

    For Seattle specifically, I think a likely scenario is that purchasing demand was like a garden hose with a kink in it…

    After several months of being on the sidelines, the pent-up demand had built up and we’ve been seeing the results over the past month or so.

    I think that there is likely to be a similar but delayed effect on the supply side.

    Not only have a lot of sellers been holding out because they don’t want strangers in their house and the times are pretty uncertain, there have been a significant number of layoffs which could drive people to cash out while the getting is good.

    On top of that, the loss of tourism, particularly from cruise ships and conventions, makes me wonder if there are Airbnb hosts who will be adding to the selling pressure.

    Lastly, i’m still intrigued by the overall impact of the work from home trend. That could cause some changes in a handful of ways, but it’s too early to tell (even though I think it’s pretty obvious that San Francisco and possibly NYC are being significantly impacted by that one).

  41. 2541
    TJ_98370 says:

    Source: The Housing Bubble Blog
    .
    http://housingbubble.blog/?p=3674
    .
    “Since the pandemic, Seattle property management company Blanton Turner has seen two months of losses, said chief financial officer Alan Byars. The company — which manages 70 local retail, office, mixed-use residential and student housing properties — makes a percentage of rent collected. Collections at some commercial properties are down 50%, he said. At student housing, currently roughly half-occupied, collections aren’t much better.”
    “But as clients struggle to meet mortgage and tax obligations, they’re pushing Blanton Turner to cut staff. Future projections, Byars said, ‘are not pretty.’”

  42. 2542
    TJ_98370 says:

    Source: The Housing Bubble Blog
    .
    http://housingbubble.blog/?p=3674
    .
    The Seattle Times in Washington. “An Eastside real estate investor being sued by former associates who say she funded her property acquisitions with money fraudulently acquired in a China-based Ponzi scheme received more than $150,000 in Payroll Protection Program (PPP) loans, according to the federal agency in charge of the pot of cash. A loan database released by the Small Business Administration shows Kung Fu Panda LLC, a business owned by Jialin ‘Kathy’ Niu, received between $150,000 and $350,000 in federal funds to retain employees during the pandemic

  43. 2543
    whatsmyname says:

    RE: Juststoppedby @ 2540
    Good response. I think all of those things will have their impacts.

    Additionally, I think working at home will fuel desire for increased indoor space, and for private outdoor space.

    For supply, I think that fewer older people will leave their houses for independent or assisted living communities. At the nursing care stage, there is no choice, but a key to pent up supply is that in most cases, the owners will need a more compelling housing option than the one they have in order to become sellers.

    Also, the $2.2T stimulus is at a scale never before seen. It’s much more oriented to businesses. Forgivable loans can turn expenses in non-expenses, so there will be huge demand for investment assets most of which may not initially lead to housing, but will put pressure an anything that can be an investment asset. So part of it will get there eventually.

  44. 2544
    Erik says:

    RE: Mikal @ 2524
    The hoax is the media equating Coronavirus to a death sentence when it is far from that. We all know the covid is a real flu.

    I’ve seen zero refrigeration trucks of dead people. Where are you seeing these trucks? Seems inhumane to throw people in trucks when they die just because they got the same virus.

  45. 2545
    Juststoppedby says:

    RE: whatsmyname @ 2543
    Regarding the retirees staying out of retirement homes, my thought process/response went a little something like this…

    1) Wow, really interesting point, I hadn’t thought of that at all!

    2) Wait, who says they would have to stay in their homes up here? Maybe they’d want to go someplace where it’s warm and their housing dollar would go a lot further, like Arizona. Or Florida…

    3) Wait again. If I was in my advanced years are those really two of the states that I would most want to go to right now???

    4) Scratch head with puzzled look on face.

    5) Hmm… maybe older folks will be heading over towards Spokane, Idaho, etc. (like some of my family)?

    6) More head scratching.

    I think #5 might definitely have some legs, but you really did bring up a good point.

    Food for thought…

    Best regards

  46. 2546
    Brianna says:

    RE: Juststoppedby @ 2545

    We went to see a house just listed last week. The owner was there and we chatted with him a bit. He is retirement age, and was selling the home he lived in for 40+ years, to move to a place that was less work to maintain. I didn’t ask where.

    A while ago I read an article that predicted in the next 7 years we should see a flood of homes on the market from the baby boomers. Yes, this generation has aged in place, and kept their homes much longer than the previous generation. But, it’s just a matter of time before the big house and yard get too much to maintain, and a downsize is necessary.

  47. 2547

    RE: Brianna @ 2546
    Hey, I’m 66 Years Old and Feel Like I’m 20 Again….Look at Cher and Dolly at 80 in bikinis….LOL..or Willy Nelson [he does look old though] at 80, smokes pot like a fiend, yet has a black belt in karate and the brains to memorize 100s of songs’ lyrics and guitar chords at his age too….pot destroy the brain? LOL

    Actually, you’re right. I see folks even in their 40s and especially 50+ limping around and look fat, aged, depressed and hobbled…it only gets worse as more decades flash by too…ya age in clumps. Make sure ya don’t wear high heels or pointed boots all your life, get some shoes that preserve your feet.

    Hey…mow the lawn at 80 anyway…it may be the main exercise ya get and it will help if ya can do it. Hiring lawn help won’t help. Women should do more aerobics for their hearts, men should center on weight lifting to preserve testosterone [libido] and muscle mass. Have you seen the stick men that do too much aerobics [like bike riding]…they have less testosterone…ask a good personal trainer if ya don’t believe me.

    The Boomers will stick around if they are the lucky “long-life” DNA owners and try to stay healthy….eat like 1400 calories a day….and limit all carbs except crucial ones, like whole grains and lower calorie vegetables/fruit without useless carbs added. I eat mass milk protein too [I buy it by the gallon every few days]. I still have 16″ muscular arms too. Mow the lawn you wimps…LOL…if your metabolism suddenly goes high, worry, it may be diabetes or cancer.

    Now, have some coffee, I heard it fights lung cancer of all things….and read the brief:

    “…Dynamic of Portland protests shifts as Trump administration ratchets up pressure on cities
    Federal law enforcement officers try to disperse demonstrators yesterday amid protests that have roiled Portland for more than 50 days. The Trump administration’s recent response with federal officers has changed protesters’ focus, but it hasn’t slowed them down. The officers’ actions and President Donald Trump’s talk of sending federal agents to other cities are raising alarms in Seattle and elsewhere. Meanwhile, Seattle saw a much more peaceful rally yesterday as workers struck for Black lives and workplace equity. (Photo: Noah Berger / The Associated Press)..”

    SWE’s take: Now its defund the National Guard? What the Hades does “defund the police” from Biden really mean? He’s as clear as “The Fog” on this allegation and Lord only knows [why is using used “armored” military transport equipment evil to fight this Biden?]. Hey Dave, ya can’t defend your home from violent hoards attacking you with axes and torches with guns…they’ll arrest you, like that St Louis couple were arrested by a rogue “far left” prosecutor yesterday. Do they fine home owners for putting up security fences too? Probably. We’re screwed; a hobbled police force with no political backbone management, no property rights and no National Guard…welcome to Communist Venezuela…LOL….last Sunday the violent Seattle gangs tore up store fronts “like wild” again smashing glass and throwing rocks….more injured and killed. It all floats downstream…

    “… UW researchers say they’ve developed a promising vaccine candidate that induced a strong immune response in monkeys and mice. Trials of the vaccine, created in partnership with a Seattle biotech, may start this summer. Find more news in today’s live updates…”

    SWE’s take: Hey U of W…if ya can allow post graduates to work the laboratories, why can’t you open the whole school with Husky Football again?

    “…Congress and Trump are deeply divided over virus aid as emergency relief for Americans nears its expiration date. Among the toughest issues: school reopenings and a payroll tax cut…”

    SWE’s take: Biden alleges he supports flu masks, but still hugs and kisses his supporters on TV without “safe spacing”…hypocrite. Federal Debt Unemployment extensions with “help wanted” signs all over Seattle now; why is this happening? The lazy freeloaders won’t work? Thoughts Bubbleheads?

    “… An overwhelmed New York hurried to open a new hospital for virus patients, at the cost of $52 million. It treated just 79 people before closing…”

    SWE’s Take: Why is an alleged overwhelmed ICU bed shortage in NYC closing empty hospitals? Fake news? Hey, my Baby Boomer sister had to go to a hospital for a heart check [it turned out fine BTW, she’s home now]…they allow visitors in hospitals now it appears.

    “…Workers have sued Whole Foods, accusing the grocer of discriminating when it barred them from wearing Black Lives Matter face coverings while on the job…”

    SWE’s Take: If I was a business would I want political tee shirts at work likely driving customers out of the store? Hades no, either would you. Work and politics don’t mix, ask the NFL how tee shirt sales are lately…LOL….I don’t see Seahawk shirts hardly at all the last few years since kneeling at the National Anthem became cute.

    “…The flood of information — and misinformation: Lacking federal guidance on how to navigate the pandemic safely, Americans are turning elsewhere: social media, self-appointed experts, TV entertainers. The result is a hodgepodge of practices and beliefs. Here’s advice on inoculating yourself against rumors and not spreading them yourself, along with four myths about masks, debunked. ..”

    SWE’s Take: There’s good and honest doctors you can trust out there…but there’s devil doctors out there too…find a good one. Don’t lump them all together.

    “…Three killings rattled the Seattle area overnight. One person was fatally shot and at least one man was wounded last night in the Central District. Another homicide occurred early today on Aurora Avenue North. And a man was fatally shot today in Skyway…”

    SWE’s take: Defund the National Guard, that will fix it…LOL…the Seattle police are essentially useless now, it will improve if we agree with Biden and redirect funds from using armored military vehicles for Seattle Police? Hades Bubbleheads, would you go to these Seattle area gangland shooting “machine gun” melees without a bullet proof armored vehicle? No, either would I.

    “…The Seattle City Council has OK’d spending $86 million from emergency reserves to help struggling residents and small businesses. The council also laid out its plan for the money from a new tax on big businesses, pointing the lion’s share toward affordable housing projects. The steps came over the mayor’s objections…”

    SWE’s take: Since Amazon, Microsoft and Boeing are the big businesses Seattle wants more taxes from now, kiss them good-bye too?

    “…Having trouble sleeping on these hot nights? Tonight will be better as temperatures drop and cool marine air rolls in. Here’s the forecast for the days ahead…”

    SWE’s Take: Invest in a portable air conditioner and get a “cool room” to sleep in…if you’re housing a “multi generational” rooming house, you’ll need central air for the whole house and its not chump change to afford the electricity either…its also stealing electricity from our grid capacity to prevent charging of too many electric cars coming in 2025? Use coal fired electricity plants that take like 5-10 years to build for like a $Trillion Dollars? LOL..now the CARBON is worse than just gas cars? Sounds like Obamacare, just sign the bill and see if it works later…LOL

    “…What do you wish you’d learned in school? For some students, the answer is more about racial injustices and the experiences of people of color, and less about Christopher Columbus. Amid a national movement demanding justice, calls are growing to instill ethnic studies across all grade levels and disciplines. The calls aren’t new, but the circumstances are. Could it finally happen? (Photo: Dean Rutz / The Seattle Times)..”

    SWE’s Take: How about just teach real “Columbus” history and ethnics studies are covered too? Are schools becoming partisan brainwashing centers?

    “…Joe Biden wants to spend more than three-quarters of a trillion dollars to dramatically improve care for older Americans, provide universal preschool and boost low-income families’ tax credits. He’s unveiling the plan today and describing how he’d pay for it. Biden is also joining in warnings about signs of foreign interference in U.S. elections…”

    SWE’s take: How in the Hades can we afford like $8000/mo per capita [about $100K/yr $CASH$] decent nursing home for our elderly with federal debt? The Tooth Fairy? How about repairing the West Seattle bridge first?

    “…It started with one man’s wish to borrow a truck. For the woman who answered his message, it became “easily the most important thing I have ever done in my life.” Now, busy volunteers at a new nonprofit have delivered more than 2.3 million pounds of surplus Washington crops to more than 160 food banks, benefiting hungry people and farmers alike. Here’s how to help…”

    SWE’s take: There’s MASS cows left standing around at meat plants waiting to be butchered and they pour MASS unsold milk down the drain now….the Trump tariffs caused food shortages? LOL…I get my milk for like $1.88/gal now, the meat is going down in price too [I recently saw hamburger for $2.49/lb]…LOL…the least we can do is give the excess to the hungry poor in America now.

    Good news: Its getting colder tonight…

  48. 2548

    RE: redmondjp @ 2536
    Another “Chronic” Problem With Fibered Glueboard on House Construction the Last Several Decades

    They build them at indoor factories this way too…the remodelers and home construction folks refuse to apply simple adhesive between exterior glueboard wood pieces during assembly…my 1991 modular had this defect too. 10-15 years ago, after painting the assembly gaps was a joke not to prevent rot….I squirted adhesive on all my wood connections…my neighbors are replacing all their exterior wood for big bucks and I sit in my porch chair getting a tan laughing at them now…whatever ya do, don’t use plastic siding to cover the rotted mess up, unless ya like breathing toxic mildew with no exterior wood air venting/drying…LOL…the adhesives are cheap too…use the glue gun types…you’ll need training using that glue gun though [they like to explode all over you..LOL]

  49. 2549
    ruxpert says:

    ?
    The Four Horsemen Of Disinflation: The Coming Rent-pocalypse
    https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/four-horsemen-disinflation-coming-rent-pocalypse

    ===
    Millions Of Americans Skip Payments As Tidal Wave Of Defaults And Evictions Looms
    https://www.npr.org/2020/06/03/867856602/millions-of-americans-skipping-payments-as-tidal-wave-of-defaults-and-evictions-

  50. 2550
    Blurtman says:

    RE: ruxpert @ 2549 – From the cited NPR story: “”Twenty-five percent of Latinos had already fallen behind with their payments,” she says. “Twenty-eight percent of African Americans had fallen behind. That compares to 12% of whites that had fallen behind.”

    There are white people in Latin America, just as there are white people in Anglo-Teutonic America. A few Latino countries are almost entirely white. Is NPR hiring crackheads to write their jibberish stories?

  51. 2551
    ruxpert says:

    RE: Blurtman @ 2550

    How’bout the numbers of people ‘fallen behind’, regardless of color, … does that check-out?
    That seems the critical issue?

  52. 2552
    Bumble says:

    Tim. TIM!!!!!!!

    At least give us some updated charts. It has been a year! We don’t even need your analysis. Easy peasy.

    Do you see what kind of Lord of the Flies grossness happens here after a whole year when you give us nothing more than one super crappy “I’ll get back to you later” post? You created this thing and then deprived it of nutrition.

    Long story short, I used to think you were cool but i’m breaking up with you. Tears.

    ps – you suck

  53. 2553
    redmondjp says:

    By Bumble @ 2552:

    Tim. TIM!!!!!!!

    At least give us some updated charts. It has been a year! We don’t even need your analysis. Easy peasy.

    Do you see what kind of Lord of the Flies grossness happens here after a whole year when you give us nothing more than one super crappy “I’ll get back to you later” post? You created this thing and then deprived it of nutrition.

    Long story short, I used to think you were cool but i’m breaking up with you. Tears.

    ps – you suck

    The reason he isn’t posting now is because it could/would be seen as a conflict of interest by his current employer (Redfin), where he occasionally does post new articles (have you read any of them?). I sat in the cube next to him when he started this site when we both worked for the same manufacturing company, which had no connection to real estate.

    So if you had to choose between a nice 6-figure job at a great company or updating your blog/website which actually costs you money to keep up, which would you pick? Having known him for a long time I can tell you that he is as frustrated about this as you seem to be, but situations in life change, and having a good job to take care of your family is very important, especially in these turbulent times.

  54. 2554

    Hey…My House Was 3 degrees COOLER Last Night, that’s better than a kick in the rump….now, kick back that coffee mug and read Wednesday’s Brief:

    “… Antibody study will gauge prevalence of COVID-19 in Washington state
    Where has the virus been, and how many people have had it? Nobody knows, but a new antibody study aims to get a clearer picture by scrutinizing Washingtonians’ blood. It stands to inform officials’ decisions on how we reopen. Nationally, new data shows, infections are up to 13 times higher than reported — but that leaves most Americans without antibodies, and highly susceptible to catching the virus. Scientists are astonished by its silent spread through people with no symptoms. (Photo: Erika Schultz / The Seattle Times)..”

    SWE’s Take: The impact of anti bodies keeping the current multiple flu strains [including Kung Flu] has been researched for decades, its not new. IMO, anti body and good DNA relate, but there is no proof, its my guess. Guesses exist all over and that’s why we analyze. Good luck discovering it. Do flu shots prevent flu case number contamination, like vaccines? Lord only knows. I may be wrong, but I don’t get the flu shots because I don’t get flu symptoms. My gosh…imagine if super DNA is controlling this as an evolutionary strong survive and weak die out, Darwin thought so….pick your parents carefully…LOL…would if we find out vaccines are a joke too. IMO, we give up and join the Herd mentality like UK just did. Fighting mother nature is hopeless…LOL…SWE has the good DNA from mixing DNA types known in ancient history? Lord only knows. Too bad we don’t all get the good DNA….it sounds like a roll of the dice to me.

    “…The pandemic isn’t sickening the home-sales market. Homes are flying off the market faster than sellers can list more, our Coronavirus Economy chart shows. ..”

    SWE’s Take: FOX Business channel reported June existing home sales up about 20%…WOWZA!! Hey Erik they’re buying them up like hotcakes now? It resets daily, so never be a pig head. I see stocks are recently about 100 points from the DOW all time high…if this isn’t a “V” shaped recovery, what is? Dave licks his stock profit wolf chops…LOL…it isn’t all dismal like NYC’s slow Kung Flu recovery..they need more masks and less riots causing virus spreading? LOL

    “… Washington state high schools won’t play football until spring. Officials yesterday also decided to turn the normal three seasons into four … but as the virus surges, nobody is writing that in permanent ink. Here’s how it would work.
    The NFL is facing a mega-migraine of a dilemma, columnist Larry Stone writes: Can the mighty titan of pro sports pull this season off? It looks like the first time you’ll see the Seahawks play is Sept. 13, after the NFL yesterday zapped the preseason…”

    SWE’s take: No football? The depression that would cause is harmful and reduces immune response to all flu? Lord only knows.

    Good News: The useless vaccine will be available this Fall?…LOL

    “…

  55. 2555

    RE: redmondjp @ 2553
    If I was working now

    I’d be the quiet little mouse in the corner too…there’s too much contradictions and political quagmire out there now. Both sides are risky now for job protection…be neutral.

    I can speak out, I’m retired. The Glenbrook HOA had one sold sign a few weeks ago and three more For Sale signs added since, these cheaper units are not moving fast in my neighborhood. Its all fog lately…stay tuned for resets?

  56. 2556
    David says:

    By Blurtman @ 2550:

    RE: ruxpert @ 2549 – From the cited NPR story: “”Twenty-five percent of Latinos had already fallen behind with their payments,” she says. “Twenty-eight percent of African Americans had fallen behind. That compares to 12% of whites that had fallen behind.”

    There are white people in Latin America, just as there are white people in Anglo-Teutonic America. A few Latino countries are almost entirely white. Is NPR hiring crackheads to write their jibberish stories?

    It has always baffled me that people don’t equate ‘Spanish’ people from Mexico and the rest of Latin America as descendants of Europeans.

    They act as though Spain, Portugal, etc are minorities instead of Europeans.

  57. 2557
    Blurtman says:

    RE: David @ 2556 – Like the NPR writer, a lot of folks mistakenly that think that Hispanic or Latino is a race. The MSM certainly thinks so. So do governments, universities, and employers.

    Uruguay, a country populated by Latinos, is almost entirely white, composed of descendants of Europeans from Spain and Italy, primarily. Latino country Argentina is similarly white.

    Latin America is so-called in order to be distinguished from Anglo-Teutonic America, i.e., the USA and Canada (but not Quebec). Germany has contributed the largest European population to the USA. Quebec is technically part of Latin America.

  58. 2558
    ruxpert says:

    “Celebrities Pimping The Covid-1984 Threat”
    WHO Cares What Celebrities Think – #PropagandaWatch
    https://youtu.be/EmWDUmFV6yY

    WHO cares what celebrities think? WHO cares, that’s who! Or, more to the point, WHO wants
    you to care what they think. Join James for this week’s #PropagandaWatch as he peels back
    the layers on the WHO’s “celebrity influencer” propaganda campaign.
    SHOW NOTES: https://www.corbettreport.com/?p=37227

  59. 2559
    Juststoppedby says:

    By David @ 2556:

    By Blurtman @ 2550:>

    It has always baffled me that people don’t equate ‘Spanish’ people from Mexico and the rest of Latin America as descendants of Europeans.

    They act as though Spain, Portugal, etc are minorities instead of Europeans.

    Have you spent much time in South America or Central America?

  60. 2560
    TJ_98370 says:

    RE: redmondjp @ 2553
    Thanx for your post – As a long time reader and sometimes poster (lurker?) of/to Seattle Bubble I’ve wondered what exactly was going on with The Tim. I get it. As as a Boomer, I remember times past when people who did things to be financially responsible were sometimes considered to be “selling out to the man”. I now consider that mindset as being nostalgically naive. I wish the best for The Tim and I hope he finds a way to maintain Seattle Bubble in the future.

  61. 2561
    DavidE says:

    The feared jumbo mortgage debacle is here — thanks to the coronavirus — and ready to pound the housing market

    https://www.marketwatch.com/amp/story/the-feared-jumbo-mortgage-debacle-is-here-thanks-to-the-coronavirus-and-ready-to-pound-the-housing-market-2020-07-22

  62. 2562
    Bumble says:

    RE: redmondjp @ 2553

    We have often speculated as much. And yes, I read all Tim’s articles. I recently linked one here.

    If Tim can’t run the blog, that is fine, he should just tell us that. Maybe shut it down. But he shouldn’t tell us that he is “hoping to come back to life soon,” stringing us along.

    He left the place to rot. He didn’t have to do that, regardless of his reason, and notwithstanding any professional noncompete or conflict.

    We’re still broken up.

  63. 2563
    redmondjp says:

    By Bumble @ 2562:

    RE: redmondjp @ 2553

    We have often speculated as much. And yes, I read all Tim’s articles. I recently linked one here.

    If Tim can’t run the blog, that is fine, he should just tell us that. Maybe shut it down. But he shouldn’t tell us that he is “hoping to come back to life soon,” stringing us along.

    He left the place to rot. He didn’t have to do that, regardless of his reason, and notwithstanding any professional noncompete or conflict.

    We’re still broken up.

    Well you must have lived a charmed life then. If you take a new job opportunity that you may not have even known about a month prior, and the new job means not updating your blog that you don’t get paid anything to write, other than an occasional donation (he does have a paying members option but I don’t know if it will even cover his home’s monthly utility bills or not), well to me that is a pretty clear choice. So I disagree that “he didn’t have to do that.” If you have never faced a similar decision, bully for you.

  64. 2564
    Bumble says:

    RE: redmondjp @ 2563

    You aren’t understanding.I have no problem with him taking his position at Redfin. Reread what I wrote.

    My complaint (saying it for a third time) is with the manner of his abandonment. Awhile back there was talk of Deerhawke, Ardell, and a couple other popular posters taking over the blog and posting new content in turns. There was also talk of starting a new blog. There were other ways for Tim to step away besides abandoning the blog without any explanation, and occasionally saying he hopes to be back “soon,” stringing us along as the months become years. If he can’t run the blog, fine, loan it to someone else or shut it down so we can do something else. But then he’d have to remove this from his Redfin bio:

    “In his free time, he runs the independently-operated Seattle-area real estate website Seattle Bubble”

    No. No he doesn’t.

  65. 2565
    Erik says:

    RE: redmondjp @ 2563
    I would have sold out for money as well, but let’s not tell Tim that.

  66. 2566
    redmondjp says:

    Breaking News! Homeowners are bailing on Seattle, film at 11.

    https://komonews.com/news/local/report-more-seattle-area-residents-selling-their-homes-leaving-the-area

    Hmmm, maybe because of this?

    https://komonews.com/news/local/police-protesters-start-fire-at-capitol-hill-business

    Apparently a giant banner proclaiming “Racism has no place here.” just isn’t enough of a woke statement to keep your business from getting destroyed (almost typed detroited LOL) by the anarchists, oh, sorry I meant peaceful protesters.

    “The owners of Likelihood Seattle, a local business selling men’s and women’s shoes at 1101 East Union Street, said their store was hit by the group, but police told them nothing could be done.”

    If that last statement is true, then shut off the music as the party is officially over in Seattle. Sell NOW. Don’t wait for next spring. Get out while you can, with whatever you can get for your house. Unless you live in a gated community with private armed security, your house or business could be next. Don’t be surprised when you call 9-1-1 and they tell you that you are on your own. Just another reason why gun and ammunition sales have skyrocketed lately (if you are looking for 9mm ammo, good luck to you).

  67. 2567

    Hey, Grab Your Large 7-11 coffee for 99 cents a Mug and Read the brief:

    “… Clashes in Portland, anxiety in Seattle as Trump sends more federal agents into U.S. cities
    A protester is engulfed by a cloud of chemicals deployed by federal officers in Portland, where the mayor was among those tear gassed last night, hours after President Trump announced he’s sending hundreds of federal agents into other cities to confront violence. Seattle is growing anxious over what could happen next here and how to react. In our dispatch from a long night on the angry streets of Portland, a sharp question reverberates: How will this all end?…”

    SWE’s take: This blood letting has been going on for decades in our big cities and both establishment parties did or said almost nothing to stop it; Trump defies establishment Republicans and Democrats by trying to fix it. I’m sure the change in attitude is alarming to some, explain why protecting our cities from violent crime was mitigated all these years by both parties?

    “…Schools go 100% remote: Several of King County’s biggest districts, including Seattle, yesterday said they intend to keep their doors closed this fall. The plans affect more than 150,000 children and leave several urgent questions unanswered. This comes as a new poll reflects many Americans’ deep unease with school reopenings. (President Donald Trump, though, says he’s comfortable sending his son and grandchildren.) Parents nationwide are rushing to hire tutors and create “learning pods” … and that’s raising big concerns…”

    SWE’s take: One Executive Order from Trump will slash $16,000/student from any State that closes face to face public schools; the money can be used for “face to face” private schools instead. I see plexiglass face shields can be handed to face to face public school students, the mouth/nose coverings don’t allow school communications. The plexiglass face shields are legal flu masks too, are their any eye doctors out there that see eye danger if glasses with plexiglass over them all day is harmful to eye sight?

    “… Nearly all of Washington state is “on the path to runaway transmission rates of COVID-19,” health officials are warning as hospitalizations and positive tests rise. Find today’s charts and live updates here…”

    SWE’s Take: Hospitalization [nationally] for coronavirus recently decreasing SHARPLY and this graph proves it:

    https://forward.ny.gov/daily-hospitalization-summary-region

    Its almost down to zero now. The new flu strain mutated to innocuous the last couple months?

    “…A group of about 150 people looted businesses and started a pair of fires on Capitol Hill last night, according to Seattle police…”

    SWE’s take: Loot and burn? How about vote and learn [open public schools]….a much better alternative. Do any Bubbleheads own Capital Hill homes/condos or apartments, give us your periscope news from home, how bad is it? it sure sounds bad and for local Capital Hill RE prices too.

    “..Turbulence at Seattle Children’s Museum: Layoffs this week have left only a skeleton crew, which is battered by a controversy over social media posts in which the phrase “Black Lives Matter” was edited out..”

    SWE’s Take: BLM is important, buts its also political and divisive when mixed in with other violent protests. The museum closing occurred because its simultaneous violent crimes are political losers and angers most customers? Bubblehead views?

    “…King County plans to shut down its adult jail in phases once the pandemic has been controlled, King County Executive Dow Constantine said yesterday as he spoke of broadly changing the criminal legal system. The jail is housing more than 1,300 inmates…”

    SWE’s take: If they’re killers and thugs let lose among us is this going to make violent crime much worse in the Seattle area now? What are their convictions?

    “…On the streets of Portland, federal agents have ratcheted up confrontations with protesters. This federal intervention must be reined in, and the Department of Homeland Security must face accountability, The Seattle Times editorial board writes. Also, for the Aug. 4 primary, the board recommends Anne Anderson to represent the 44th Legislative District in the state House. She has the best approach to tackling the state budget crisis, pledging to protect education, health care and working families…”

    SWE’s Take: We’ve tried the do nothing establishment method to make it better for decades now; and its just getting FAR worse now, exponentially so too…its time for a new crime reduction approach that works?

    Good News: The new plexiglass face shields can be ordered from Amazon and work much better than cloth mouth/nose coverings…you can talk/breath clearly again…LOL

  68. 2568
    ruxpert says:

    “Tiny houses are ideal for pandemic housing because they are separate. In traditional shelters, people sleep a few inches from each other, so the city of Seattle immediately recognized this and asked us to build more units,” says Aaron Long, a representative from the Low Income Housing Institute.

    Tiny house villages grow as more are pushed out in housing squeeze
    https://www.shareable.net/tiny-house-villages-grow-as-more-are-pushed-out-in-housing-squeeze/

    https://mailchi.mp/shareable/weekly-newsletter-12-4-2285232?e=4aa7f843d4

  69. 2569
    whatsmyname says:

    RE: redmondjp @ 2566

    KOMO references a Redfin report that net 6,000 more Seattle users are doing searches outside the area than the other way round. On a more tangible basis Redfin also reports growing prices and price wars. They think Seattle prices are up 6% YOY, and Seattle is 8th on the bidding war list with 57% of June Redfin offers facing other bidders. Speaking from experience, this is not buyer friendly.

    https://www.redfin.com/blog/housing-market-news-june-2020/
    https://www.redfin.com/blog/june-2020-real-estate-bidding-wars-increase/

  70. 2570
    uwp says:

    The people ask, and The Tim provides…
    Hot off the presses, fresh #content from Tim Ellis!

    https://www.redfin.com/blog/home-sales-and-prices-keep-climbing/


    Key takeaways for the 4-week period ending July 12:
    -Final prices for homes that sold during the period (meaning they likely went under contract in May and June) were up 6% year over year; for homes actively listed during the period, asking prices were up 13%.
    -Pending home sales continued to climb, up 7% year over year but the overall inventory of homes for sale was down 28% as demand outpaced supply.
    -30-year mortgage rates were below 3% for the first time ever, which continued to drive homebuying demand, as mortgage purchase applications increased 16% from a year earlier.
    -“Vacations have been cancelled, and buyers who had previously given up their search are being lured back by low mortgage rates,” according to Washington, D.C., area Redfin agent Kris Paolini.

  71. 2571
    Erik says:

    RE: redmondjp @ 2566
    Cats!!! All my rentals are in Seattle! I bet big on Seattle and lost.

    Oh well, I guess I’ll have to just continue collecting sweaty renter cash and buying Seattle rentals until this thing recovers.

  72. 2572
    ruxpert says:

    Inslee announces rollbacks to some activities to slow COVID-19 exposure
    July 23, 2020
    https://www.governor.wa.gov/news-media/inslee-announces-rollbacks-some-activities-slow-covid-19-exposure


    WATCH LIVE: Inslee gives coronavirus update
    https://youtu.be/ixi7skqway8

  73. 2573
    ruxpert says:

    Professor whose formula predicts bankruptcies has a big warning
    https://finance.yahoo.com/news/father-z-score-predicts-surge-110210239.html

  74. 2574
    Redmondjp says:

    By Erik @ 2571:

    RE: redmondjp @ 2566
    Cats!!! All my rentals are in Seattle! I bet big on Seattle and lost.

    Oh well, I guess I’ll have to just continue collecting sweaty renter cash and buying Seattle rentals until this thing recovers.

    If you are willing to share, do you have any non-paying tenants due to the current situation?

  75. 2575
    ruxpert says:

    Four Months of Unprecedented Government Malfeasance
    “The Coronavirus and Public Policy.”
    Heather Mac Donald
    Manhattan Institute
    https://imprimis.hillsdale.edu/four-months-unprecedented-government-malfeasance/

  76. 2576
    Mackenzie says:

    I wonder what landlords are going to do if they have tenants who skipped a few months rent if the over-all demand for rentals has softened? Is it better to forgive a tenant a few months rent, and just eat the loss, so long as they are able to keep making payments going forward (i.e. maybe because they are back at work), or to evict a previously good tenant (prior to their recent pandemic related unemployment) and find a new one at the new lower rental market rate?

    Either way it may never be possible to recover the lost month’s rental payments.

  77. 2577

    RE: Redmondjp @ 2574
    Yes, Great Comment BTW :-)

    We’ve Still Got 250,000 Unemployed in Washington Since April from Pandemic…think about it 250K….Hades, sounds like two Boeing Companies total eliminated from Washington’s job rolls.

    That’s the best data to date, I can find for like July 24,2020….the per capita average income chart won’t be updated until Oct 1, 2020, so I’ll let the Bubbleheads guess what it is today from latest chart for Wash St?

    Date US Washington Seattle
    2018 $33,831 $39,119 $46,204
    2017 $33,187 $37,876 $44,256
    2016 $32,573 $36,922 $43,514
    2015 $31,775 $35,492 $41,497
    2014 $30,672 $33,806 $39,129
    2013 $30,431 $33,117 $38,631
    2012 $29,934 $32,719 $37,660
    2011 $29,884 $32,759 $37,639
    2010 $30,077 $32,737 $37,396
    2009 $30,984 $33,844 $39,153
    2008 $32,255 $35,322 $41,158
    2007 $32,400 $35,240 $40,957

    About $23/hr per capita which apparently eliminates any Bezos/Gates skewing upwards of the useless $90K/Yr average household income. This figure of about $90K is useless because it includes skewing by millionaires/billionaires, it always has. So what the Hades are the numbers of average per capita workers in Seattle per household; last I read about 1.2; but they zip their mouths on this data now. Seattle MSM likes $90K average household income as valid for house buying in Seattle, but it has no verifiable data, Bubble heads’ views?

    “… In 2000, 5.9% of households earned $200,000 a year or more.8 In 2016, 7% did. It’s another indication of the growing income inequality in America. The 2016 Phoenix Wealth and Affluent Monitor found similar trends, although it divided wealth up differently. The researchers reported that 0.9% of U.S. households have more than $5 million in net worth.9

    However, that 0.9% accounts for 24% of the nation’s wealth. 5% of U.S. households own between $1 million and $4.9 million—35% of the nation’s wealth; 25% of households who have a net worth between $100,000 and $999,999 own 32% of the total wealth in the country; and the remaining 70% of households have a net worth of less than $100,000—only 9% of total U.S. wealth is owned by the largest number of households.

    Fuzzy Math, ain’t it…LOL…now pour yourself a $5 cup of coffee based on Seattle $90K/yr average household income that really is $2 /cup when you eliminate Uber Rich $6/mug Starbucks Mochas; and read the brief:

    “… Federal agents sent into Seattle area as clashes in Portland test the limits
    Workers put a wall around the Seattle Police Department’s West Precinct yesterday after a recent protest came to its doorstep. Federal agents are heading into the Seattle area to beef up security at government buildings. This came after Mayor Jenny Durkan said she was told that the agents won’t crack down on protesters, as they’ve been doing in Portland. (Photo: Dean Rutz / The Seattle Times)…”

    SWE’s take: I’ll tell you what tests the limits….letting violent hoards loot, burn and destroy our neighborhoods with an ineffective city run police security system in place for decades now….LOL

    “… WSU and Seattle U. will teach almost all classes remotely this fall, and UW is working on sharply limiting its in-person classes…”

    SWE’s Take: Don’t waste your time online…get out of school, stay out of debt and get some job experience….sounds like a much better plan than wasting time/money on online. Colleges can go to Hades online, but students/clients aren’t stupid. Ask the prospective college students, 97% agree with me on online colleges are a joke, of course ” online college graduates and online schools” think they’re great and equivalent to face to face normal classrooms anyway…LOL:

    https://campustechnology.com/articles/2020/07/21/students-think-online-college-should-cost-less.aspx?admgarea=News

    “…Forced out: Moving wasn’t a choice for one in four Seattle-area residents who packed up in the past five years, according to a new survey. FYI Guy looks at who’s being pushed out, and exactly why. ..”

    SWE’s take: Hades, if the $93K/yr average household income is a better gauge than average per capita incomes times average # of workers per household= about average $52K/house hold…$25/hr average folks…this is why there is a current 25% eviction rate in the Seattle area? The Tooth Fairy knows….this conundrum happened long before Killer Flu too..

    “… No matter how you feel about it, the humble mask is now the world’s most ubiquitous accessory. Fashion designer Luly Yang and other Seattleites are on the cutting edge, “so excited” about a chance to make things better with their creations — which are quickly becoming a lifeline for the industry. Not since humans invented shoes and undies has a single item of dress caught on so quickly, spanning borders, cultures and generations…”

    SWE’s take: Amazon delivers plexiglass face shields that are made and designed in America now for dollars a piece….ya can breath and wear one all day, instead of mumbling undecipherable and wearing contaminated snot masks all day [you’ll need about 12-20 masks per day to keep them dry from spit and wash 12-20/day daily]. The Amazon face shields are better and totally legal too, they keep you from touching your face [they wash with soap and water ASAP], the main cause of coronavirus they say…if you don’t have one now, get it. Just because Yang pushes cloth masks doesn’t mean she’s not a village idiot on “recent” flu face covering science evolving from America’s recent engineers’ innovation. Have any of you folks ordered from fast food from a cardboard face mask worker wearing the headset or tried to understand a “cloth mask wearer” phone call lately? LOL…its a complete joke now….

    “…Traffic alert: Weekend construction is closing most lanes of Seattle’s Mountlake Boulevard and forcing detours. Check traffic here…”

    SWE’s Take: U of W access closed/destroyed now too?

    Good News: I spotted on a FOX news story a HUGE box of America engineered/fabricated plexiglass shields in a public school room…Trump is trying to give the student approx $105B for Killer Flu school supplies/costs bypassing the State school board waste and it doesn’t have to all be made in China anymore either…sounds like the $105B won’t be going to the State waste basket either…it goes directly to the student families and they can use it for face to face alternative private schools too…just like stimulus checks apparently. Erik smiles…LOL…his new babies are $CASH$ cows now? LOL

    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/videos/2020-07-23/trump-says-parents-should-get-funding-if-public-schools-are-closed-video

  78. 2578

    RE: David @ 2556
    The CIA agrees with you…check out their website…

  79. 2579
    wreckingbull says:

    RE: Mackenzie @ 2576 – Prudent RE investors account for vacancy costs even if it is just using the 50 percent rule as a starting point. Most investors I see today are really just speculators and will be hit hard.

  80. 2580
    Mackenzie says:

    By wreckingbull @ 2579:

    RE: Mackenzie @ 2576 – Prudent RE investors account for vacancy costs even if it is just using the 50 percent rule as a starting point. Most investors I see today are really just speculators and will be hit hard.

    Is it better to forgive the lost rent from an existing tenant who was temporarily out of work during the pandemic, so long as they can pay going forward, or to evict the current tenant (who missed a few months rent) and get a new tenant at a lower rate?

    Which option would most landlords choose?

  81. 2581
    David says:

    I wonder how many sales are taking place (also new listings) in Cap Hill? Are people eager to move into a place where the City Government throws you to the wolves and let murders go on without response?

  82. 2582
    Erik says:

    RE: Redmondjp @ 2574
    All are paying. My leasing agent/property manager works for RPA in Seattle. She said 98% of tenants are paying at the company she works for.

    An investor and agent I trust that buys for me at the KC auctions said King Country inventory is at .7 months right now. He said DOM may increase in downtown or west Seattle this fall/winter, but nowhere else. He’s a smart guy and knows what’s going on. Too bad I’m heavily invested in West Seattle. 😬 That’s my favorite area in Seattle. I was once called West Seattle Erik at the auction.

  83. 2583
    Erik says:

    RE: Mackenzie @ 2576
    Landlords can go in mortgage forbearance by calling up their lender and self attesting they are affected by covid. If tenants don’t pay, landlords can stop paying as well.

  84. 2584
    Erik says:

    RE: wreckingbull @ 2579
    Just stop already.

  85. 2585
    Erik says:

    RE: Mackenzie @ 2580
    A good investor would go into mortgage forbearance and boot the tenant onto the covid infested streets. That way they increase their net worth and get a better tenant.

  86. 2586
    ruxpert says:

    ‘This Whole House of Cards Is Gonna Collapse’: GOP Shutters Senate With US on Verge of Economic Catastrophe
    “The magnitude of suffering this is about to cause is so immense.”
    http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/55394.htm

    ==/
    Investors remain oblivious to gold’s warning – Ep 594
    https://youtu.be/3plMSxY2yxg

  87. 2587
    Erik says:

    RE: softwarengineer @ 2577
    I took a job at the NASA facility outside of New Orleans working on rockets, so I guess I’m out of the Seattle real estate scene for a while. Over here, everything cash flows. I am considering buying more in Slidell Louisiana, but I don’t know… I like Seattle real estate.

    Keep me informed on what’s going on in the Puget Sound. Maybe I’ll be able to buy in Seattle from over here?

  88. 2588
    Corndog says:

    RE: wreckingbull @ 2579 – haha… Wrecked Bung still posting like he knows what he’s talking about and teen Erik has reached puberty. Funny stuff!

  89. 2589
    Erik says:

    RE: Corndog @ 2588
    I knew that wreckingbull was a moron based on his comments, and it was difficult to pinpoint exactly why. Now that I’ve grown up, it’s blatantly obvious wreckingbull is a blithering fool spreading false information on this website. He has no idea how intelligent landlords work and he’s trying to speak for them. I just shake my head and try to continue pulling more money out of the Seattle housing market.

  90. 2590

    RE: Erik @ 2544

    It came in the mail yesterday as a complimentary 20 page issue and is called, “Investing Today”; July 2020 issue, Special Situation Report. It was reported there that the four prominent Billionaires Buffet, Musk, Bezos and Trump have allegedly teamed together since 2011 as follows:

    I did Some Savvy Investor Research on the valid question I asked “Progressive Type Bubblehead Mikal” on “is electric grid capacity SEVERELY limited now in America for a quick shift to all electric cars by 2025?” [CA requirement now BTW] and would possibly require expensive CARBON loaded coal or natural gas thermal power plants; making it worse for the environment than gasoline cars only. The new solar thermal power plant construction Buffet is developing/prototyping is planned for the whole country [about a $250B per solar/battery plant], assuming a single solar/battery plant charges 83,000 cars [offsets 260,000 households electric usage] and needs 700-megawatts, for about $1B a solar/battery plant times about up to 250 plants nationwide, unknown completion date milestone providing coverage for all States needing solar power, assuming its the delta needed recharging at night..or that “New Green Deal” Biden’s hawking to get elected. Mikal…your Biden progressives don’t like the Buffet/Tesla idea to take this “Lithium based” industry from the Chinese and make it in America, Investing Today editorializes.

    The lithium batteries and solar cells are basically all Chinese now:

    https://ummid.com/news/2020/july/18.07.2020/to-cut-chinese-imports-govt-mulls-vgf-support-for-solar-manufacturing.html

    Hurdles to overcome in green solar plant development:

    Possible strip mining damage digging the HUGE new lithium deposit of Nevada lithium near the Tesla Plant, reported 3 times as large as Chinese deposits?

    Environmental damage with heavy element contamination over large sectors of land to manufacture the HUGE lithium batteries.

    The solar cells and batteries wear out and require excessive maintenance?

    I’d add too based on Tesla car use today, fires may blow up too often with these HUGE mega-watt lithium power plant batteries?

    Investing Today envisions about 20% will drive electric cars by 2040.

    Bezos is ordering 100,000 electric trucks, so he’s part of the puzzle too, Trump wants American lithium in American Defense Systems [solar cells too?], like for the new Space Force. Will it work, I’d wait for Buffet’s solar/battery thermal power plant to be certified and tested, sounds like 5-20 years from now IMO. Its a TBD milestone right now.

    The Investing Today alleges the batteries’ development may revolutionize military programs in coming decades in America requiring robots and such, eliminating Chinese imports for our Defense Dept.

    OK….Dave’s rushing in to buy Tesla stock now…LOL Let’s gulp coffee and read the brief:

    “… State tightens restrictions on bars, masks and more as virus surges
    Gov. Jay Inslee has announced sweeping new restrictions on bars, restaurants, fitness centers and more as coronavirus cases rise, and a stricter mask order takes effect today. Here’s what you need to know, and where that leaves us on the activities you can (and can’t) do in each Washington county. Our coronavirus resources page has additional information to help you navigate the pandemic safely, from picking a mask to getting a COVID-19 test…”

    SWE’s take: Nursing home and vulnerable folks can die, even if the Killer Flu has weakened or mutated to an innocuous state requiring FAR less hospitalizations since April. Its a BIG POLITICAL issue now, polls say. Pneumonia kills folks, even weaker flu strains with time. No wonder we break the mask rule so much, pneumonia has always standard operating procedure for vulnerable deaths from all flu strains for decades now. Killer flu is no different?

    “…Mayor Jenny Durkan said she feared what has happened in Portland — nightly, violent clashes between protesters and camouflaged federal agents — could happen here. Read more…”

    SWE’s take: Are most of the violent attacks with torches and hammers happening at Federal Building property now? IMO, yes. They zip their mouths. BTW, its perfectly legal for the Feds to protect Federal Property from vandalism Seattle Police cannot/refuse to control, ask any attorney. They can’t stop Trump.

    Good News: If you’re an investor like Dave, Tesla stock is a Dodge Charger rocket now…LOL…if you don’t own it, get it…

    https://finance.yahoo.com/news/teslas-insane-stock-price-makes-110020507.html

  91. 2591
    Blurtman says:

    RE: Erik @ 2587 – Congrats on the new job! You are on your way to some great food and music! The USA is a great country to see by car. I’d recommend driving out.

  92. 2592
    ohd1122 says:

    RE: Erik @ 2587

    Congrats on the job! Are you holding onto your Seattle properties or slowly divesting?

  93. 2593
    David says:

    RE: Erik @ 2587 – I was just over that Slidell way recently. The SpaceX rocket that launched this week rattled the heck out of my garage doors. Strange how sound can vary at sea-level (subjectively).

    If there is one place in the USA that has great food, Louisiana is it. I attended the 2019 ‘Petroleum and Seafood Festival’. (Only in Lousiana!!)

    If I were in your shoes, I’d venture down to bayou country and explore around to find some dark, overhung cypress, bayou culture area that hits maximum quirky (assuming it exists – because I have a picture in my head of what I am looking for over there).

  94. 2594
    Erik says:

    RE: Blurtman @ 2591
    Totally. We had the option to fly or drive and I talked my poor pregnant wife into driving so I could see the countryside. 😀

    Hopefully that doesn’t backfire.

  95. 2595
    Erik says:

    RE: ohd1122 @ 2592
    Thanks. I’m holding hard assets longterm because I think there will be major inflation.

  96. 2596

    RE: Mackenzie @ 2580
    Yes

    In that case, having lots of $CASH$ saved in the bank isn’t an option its a rule.

    Lift up that “spiked” cup of coffee, the violent hoards are heading for your neighborhood to destroy the Federal Building next door and you’re caught in the cross fire and smoke…and read the brief:

    “…Saturday’s demonstration followed a tense several days as politicians, protesters and observers worried federal agents could create a scene like the one that has played out repeatedly in Portland. Read more….”

    SWE’s take: If they beat the terrorists back, that’s “creating a scene”, how about protecting the people for once? The words Seattle Times uses are political fuzzy math…

    “…We’re at a turning point: Will new restrictions slow the coronavirus’s spread, or could Washington go the way of Florida? Here’s what’s going well, what’s not, and what might come next. Read more…”

    SWE’s Take: The family picking through the fruit with their bare hands are wearing no masks and breathing spit fumes on the items [with unmasked kids too]….my gosh, spray it with Lysol now, its damaged groceries…washing it home will clean it anyway, but that’s not the issue here. LOL

    “…Applicants had to meet income qualifications and provide documents showing they or an immediate relative lived in the Central District before 2000. Read more…”

    SWE’s take: Do applicants have to pay $500K principle mortgage payments with down payments and good FICO scores too…or $2500/mo average rent? That’s the real question…LOL

    “…The new Legislature will have to tackle an $8.8-billion projected budget shortfall through 2023. Read more…”

    SWE’s Take: Raise taxes so they can increase the deficit loan to $17B?

    “…To many of us, a summer without the hydroplane races is like Boston without the marathon or Philly without cheesesteaks. The races on Lake Washington … were part of our culture Read more…”

    SWE’s take: Destroy our culture, its all white supremist anyway and it must be tore down or eliminated. LOL

    “…For lieutenant governor, 11 candidates are facing off in the Aug. 4 primary. The top two vote-getters will advance to November. Read more…”

    SWE’s Take: One thing is for sure, I’m voting “$30 car tab” Eyeman to replace Inslee for governor.

    “…As the coronavirus continues to spread throughout Washington, restaurateurs say the state needs to provide clearer and more consistent guidelines on what they’re expected to do if an employee tests positive for COVID-19. Right now, there’s not strict policy across the board. Read more…”

    SWE’s Take: Just spray them with Lysol in the restaurant, that should fix it. LOL [just like the Seattle Times’ picture depicts]

    “… UW coronavirus vaccine shows strong immune response in monkeys, mice
    The RNA vaccine produced an antibody and T-cell response after a single dose in both young and old mice, as well as in macaque monkeys. Read more…”

    SWE’s take: Does that mean were only like 6-8 months from a working vaccine? LOL

    “…Now that COVID-19 economic exigencies have ground the debut of new restaurants to a near halt, it’s easy to feel there’s nothing new under the sun — but it’s a perfect time to revisit some neighborhood favorites. Read more…”

    SWE’s take: The $30 delivered pizza in the Seattle Times picture looks like the cheese/sauce/meat was 1 tsp each and almost all white flour crust…LOL…don’t cut your gums chewing the cardboard crust pizza, gums can bleed that way…LOL

    “…You don’t have to buy sazón — the salty blend that is a pantry staple in homes where Hispanic foods are loved. You can make your own. Here’s how. Read more….”

    SWE’s take: Who buys sazon? The Tooth Fairy?

    “…COVID-19 data: What the numbers mean and how to tell if the coronavirus is spreading..”

    SWE’s take: Any journalistic news item like this should really state the truth. The current flu data is fuzzy math indeed.

    “…• Teaching changed almost instantly due to COVID-19. How long will it take to revolutionize equity in education?..”

    SWE’s take: Let’s just open schools per CDC guidelines and revolutionize diversity later…LOL…OK?

    Good News: The 2nd stimulus contains $200/week [not $600/wk] extensions to eliminate the conundrum ya make more money unemployed than working……Erik smiles at his $CASH$ cow babies now…they’re talking $1200/student [delivered to student’s family] stimulus check if public schools remain closed?

  97. 2597
    Erik says:

    RE: David @ 2593
    I also like the houses on stilts in the beach communities. Slidell is a better longterm hold in my opinion, so I was thinking of investing there. Flood areas scare me.

  98. 2598
    David says:

    RE: Erik @ 2597 – Cool thing about that area is you can travel from Slidel all the way through Mississippi, Alabama and into the Panhandle of Florida in just a quick 2.5 hours.

    Fortunately, the South is still sparsely populated down that way past New Orleans.

    And you will NOW be dealing with three big things: 1) Humidity, 2) Heat, 3) Noseeums/Mosquitos. Noseeums are the worst things pretty much ever created.

    Personally I’d explore Gulf Shores, Dauphin Island, AND heavily look around the areas just within the Florida State Parks areas of the Western Panhandle.

  99. 2599

    Its Gonna Be Like 90 degrees something today…94 degrees in Covington today…its always hotter on top of the southeast Seattle hills, grab your ice coffee and read the brief:

    Erik goes car traveling this Summer and chooses Disneyland for the family?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=elqBvzyAdhk

    That’s youngster Erik on the roller coaster in 100 degrees LA wearing a mandatory “wet” flu mask and what’s he holding in his left hand, keys to his new tenants? Erik says the Disneyland lines are much shorter now…

    “.. Washington state hits a crucial point, 6 months into fight against COVID-19
    Will coronavirus cases explode here, as in Florida, or will they flatten and avoid flooding local hospitals? Six months after the first person in Washington tested positive, experts say we are poised to see all the charts and curves go the wrong way — but it’s not too late to stop them. Here’s how the COVID-19 fight is going in Washington, which yesterday reported topping 1,500 deaths. Keep up with today’s charts and live updates. (Photo: Greg Gilbert / The Seattle Times)….”

    SWE’s Take: LOL…everything in this article except data that’ s useful, like declining hospitalizations of Killer Flu cases or empty current Wash St hospitals? What percentage of the deaths were in Yakima where the H-2C farm slaves live in squalor?

    “…Seattle, get ready to sizzle today. It’s likely to be the hottest day of the year so far, and the National Weather Service is warning about fire danger in parts of Western Washington. Here’s a look at the week ahead and advice on the best ways to stay cool, since most of us don’t have air conditioning. Remember to take precautions for your pets, too…”

    SWE’s take: Last night was a scorcher….my house remained in the 80s past midnight. The thinner blood during high temperatures seems to cause insomnia too? I think so….I got most of my sleep after 230AM…LOL

    Good News: Erik bought the Disney Package Tickets and paid only $150/day that way for admission…

  100. 2600
  101. 2601
    Justme says:

    Case-Shiller house price index for Seattle and the whole country is going flat, centered on contracts signed mid-March 2020.

    https://twitter.com/coqumragep279/status/1288124014586519554

    The only surprise here is that the high end tier did not actually drop already at the mid-March averaging point. I guess virus-fright-suburban-flight and the Amazon bubble is to be thanked for that. It won’t last. The drop is coming in the mid-Apr data release.

  102. 2602
    whatsmyname says:

    RE: Justme @ 2601 – There were a lot of flips hitting the market just then. I heard a lot of investors of that ilk were panicked and getting out long term. Subsequent inventory I’ve seen seems to bear that out. Good deals got much harder to find in the months after; it looks like a pretty short dip. It’s already too late to benefit. Maybe the next dip.

  103. 2603

    RE: Erik @ 2587
    Smart Choice Erik

    I be ya even got land..LOL…ya just have to worry about hurricanes and flooding…avoid basements and buy top of hill land only. I hope the job has something they’re abandoning at Seattle area Boeing/MSFT, a pension…but high pay can help equivalently too. I know you Erik, you can save the pension on your own and not spend it. Do spend money furnishing your new Louisiana mansion….the foreclosures out there look tempting to me too….LOL

    https://www.zillow.com/LA/foreclosures/

    Now Erik is laughing at us designing as a rocket scientist…what mechanical engineering area will you be centering? Propulsion, structures, robotics? Trump’s Space Force will need all new and made in America rocket purchases…Trump know’s where the recently discovered HUGE Nevada lithium mine deposit is now [3 times bigger than China’s], that can keep the jobs out of China too. The pieces are fitting together and all American made and manufactured space flight is now possible. Solar cells look like they’re mostly automated manufacturing to produce in America….we need to cut solar cells out of the Chinese diet too…LOL

    Keep flipping and enjoy the real American elbow room, with real American backyards for the kids. How’s freeway traffic there?…I found Kansas city wide open 24/7 at about 65-70 mph too…LOL…changing lanes is really easy there. I’d sell in Seattle and move to Kansas City with my daughter, but my autistic son is set in a POD here and without me here, he wouldn’t be getting restaurant meals, new clothes and proper medical representation…KC doesn’t have these disabled group home services, I checked.

  104. 2604

    Erik’s New 5000 SF Lake View Mansion in Slidell, LA

    Priced at average home price in Seattle, about $700K:

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/2314-Sunset-Blvd-Slidell-LA-70461/96155978_zpid/

    That home wouldn’t sell in Seattle….even the $1-2M mansions in Seattle aren’t HUGE lake view lots with 5000 SF…WOWZA! Where are they?

  105. 2605

    Grab Up That Cheap Foreclosure, Save Money for Possible inflation and gulp your ice coffee down to cool ya down and read the brief:

    “… Tahlequah, the orca who carried her dead calf for 17 days, is pregnant again
    Tahlequah’s baby bump is visible in a new image taken almost exactly two years after the orca raised worldwide concern by carrying her dead calf for more than 1,000 miles. But the new baby is still a long way from birth, and scientists are calling on everyone who’s on Puget Sound-area waters to help as the orca population struggles to survive. (Photos: SR3 SeaLife Response, Rehab and Research and NOAA’s Southwest Fisheries Science Center in 2019 and SR3 and Southall Environmental Associates in 2020)…”

    SWE’s Take: How much toxic heavy elements like mercury are in the Orcas blood stream from Puget Sound water pollution/overpopulation? The article doesn’t state, go on a whale watch ship and ask the Ocean Scientists there from the San Juans…they know.

    “…Pandemic? What pandemic? Seattle-area home prices keep flying higher, according to a new report out today. But there are signs that the growth may be slowing…”

    SWE’s Take: Ya can’t be wrong if ya speak out of both sides of the mouth opposing views…LOL

    “…A shooting at a Federal Way park killed a teen and injured three other people last night. Steel Lake Park was closed while police investigated and detained a woman.

    Fighting in the streets — and the courts: Black Lives Matter-Seattle King County is accusing Seattle police of ambushing peaceful protesters, and asking a federal judge to hold the department in contempt. Meanwhile, as the Trump administration plans to send more federal agents into Portland, Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan and other leaders have called on Congress to block U.S. agents from city streets…”

    SWE’s take: Ya can’t be wrong if ya speak out of both sides of the mouth opposing views…LOL

    “…Happening today: Will Washington state see a tidal wave of evictions, and what can renters do? Join our Project Homeless team at 3 p.m. for a live, online discussion with experts and practical advice on navigating housing during the pandemic…”

    SWE’s take: Ya can’t be wrong if ya speak out of both sides of the mouth opposing views…LOL

    Good News: Partly cloudy. High 80. Low 57. Sunrise 5:42. Sunset 8:48. …LOL….About the same temperatures in Louisiana for Erik too:

    https://www.timeanddate.com/weather/usa/baton-rouge/historic

  106. 2606

    Dave can’t Gulp His Water Bottle Down By Pulling His mask Off Now in Florida?

    https://reason.com/2020/07/27/miami-police-setting-up-mask-traps-issuing-100-fines-to-people-wearing-masks-improperly/

    The progressive “mask police” have found a new way too get money from Dave in Florida’s Heat Now?

  107. 2607

    Flaming Geyser State Park Had 0% Flu Mask Compliance Yesterday and Was Packed

    We’re all ignoring Inslee lately?

    https://news.yahoo.com/washington-state-parks-reopening-may-190635164.html

    I wore my flu face shield at the park and was the only one.

  108. 2608
    Juststoppedby says:

    Blather, blather, blather.

    SWE don’t you ever get carpal tunnel or something where you get tired/sore from typing?

    I’ve got to believe that you can’t be doing this all through voice recognition, your ears would get exhausted!

  109. 2609
    uwp says:

    By Justme @ 2601:

    I guess virus-fright-suburban-flight and the Amazon bubble is to be thanked for that. It won’t last. The drop is coming in the mid-Apr data release.

    You still doing those inventory charts? Or do they not matter anymore?

  110. 2610
    ruxpert says:

    “Like Nothing We’ve Ever Seen”: Imminent Eviction Wave Is Coming To These States
    https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/imminent-eviction-waves-could-be-seen-these-states


    Sweden Defeated The Coronavirus Without A Lockdown –
    Now Its Companies Are Reaping The Benefits
    https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/sweden-defeated-coronavirus-without-lockdown-now-its-companies-are-reaping-benefits

  111. 2611
    ruxpert says:

    Low Mortgage Rates Lift New Home Sales to Highest Since 2007
    Friday, July 24, 2020 A few Comments on June New Home Sales
    https://www.calculatedriskblog.com/2020/07/a-few-comments-on-june-new-home-sales.html

  112. 2612
    ruxpert says:

    Are Covid-Cultists & Tin-Foil Mad Hatters The ‘New Normal’ ?
    https://youtu.be/IcQEKgxjDLk

  113. 2613

    RE: Juststoppedby @ 2608
    What’s Your Point Juststopped By?

    There’s a cursor to scroll quickly over my comments…..why the Hades don’t ya use it, shutup and stop being a grumpy nut against free speech? Because ya like being a rude B_stard? What’s your comment? Stop SWE free speech? What is it?

  114. 2614

    Juststopped By can skip this comment, but maybe he lacks the IT manners and IQ to use a scroll down button? Gulp your ice coffee and read the brief:

    “… How badly is COVID-19 hitting King County? It depends on where you live
    Jesus Valdez registers a man for a COVID-19 test yesterday at the Sea Mar Community Health Center in Federal Way, where very high rates of positive tests have been recorded. FYI Guy looks at how the coronavirus is hitting differently across our region, and why. Check the interactive graphic to see what’s happening near you, and find today’s charts and live updates here. (Photo: Ellen M. Banner / The Seattle Times)…”

    SWE’s Take: What are these high rates? 2%?…LOL….was there an increase in hospitalizations or any symptoms at all?

    “… Gov. Jay Inslee is extending the pause on reopening Washington counties indefinitely as COVID-19 cases rise. (On average, Washington state confirmed one-third more deaths per day over the week ending July 27 than the week before.) Here’s a county-by-county breakdown of what you can and can’t do…”

    SWE’s take: 1/3 more deaths? Fake news, try 4% more deaths using Wash St coronavirus data.

    1518-1453 deaths July 27 through July 21= 4%, not fake news 33%.

    https://covidtracking.com/data/state/washington

    “…Boeing said this morning that because of the collapse in demand for airliners from the COVID-19 pande”…mic, it will cut more jobs and widebody jet-production rates in Everett and will study the feasibility of closing the 787 Dreamliner assembly line there to consolidate that work in South Carolina. The company announced a $2.4 billion loss for the quarter ending in June…”

    SWE’s take: Sell your Seattle home and move to South Carolina if you work at Boeing Seattle?

    “…Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and three other tech magnates are testifying this morning in front of a congressional committee investigating whether their companies have too much power. Look for live updates here . MacKenzie Scott, ex-wife of Jeff Bezos, has begun giving away most of her staggering Amazon wealth. Here’s where nearly $1.7 billion is going. And speaking of tech money, take a look at who has made $115 billion so far this year…”

    SWE’s take: I’d never sign up in Facebook…they ask for more personal information than my attorney asks.

    Good News: only 10% of Killer Flu tests are positive…there is also the fact that the saliva test is inaccurate. Tests are done on the same patient and do not mean more cases, just duplicate tests on the same patient. Sounds like the Mueller investigation doesn’t it.

    https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/cases-updates/testing-in-us.html

  115. 2615
    Juststoppedby says:

    By softwarengineer @ 2613:

    RE: Juststoppedby @ 2608
    What’s Your Point Juststopped By?

    There’s a cursor to scroll quickly over my comments…..why the Hades don’t ya use it, shutup and stop being a grumpy nut against free speech? Because ya like being a rude B_stard? What’s your comment? Stop SWE free speech? What is it?

    Maybe the reading experience is different on a computer screen, but I look at this on my phone.

    Your posts take up a ton of real estate and make it difficult for anybody to keep track of the conversation and have a decent dialogue. Although there isn’t much of that around here lately…

    Again, I give you the analogy of the loudmouth drunk guy at the bar:

    Sure you can have a talk with the other people in the bar, but it’s disruptive when some drunk guy all of a sudden exercises his “right to free speech” and disrupts the flow of conversation.

    Repeatedly.

    It’s called common courtesy, you should try limiting yourself to even just, say, 2-300% of the next most vocal poster and see what that does to the readability of this board (and the quality of your writing).

    I’m reminded of a great quote (this is from memory, so take it with a grain of salt):

    “I’m sorry this letter is so long, I didn’t have time to make it shorter.”

  116. 2616
    Brianna says:

    RE: Juststoppedby @ 2615

    “Your posts take up a ton of real estate…”

    LOL! Taking up ‘real estate’ is the only way he’s on topic for this site.

  117. 2617

    RE: Brianna @ 2616

    Was thinking of you this morning. I was going to park my pre-vacation stats here in comments before leaving for vacation. I always track 4th quarter into 1st Quarter each year pretty heavily to see where Spring Bump of the next season will go.

    I had some of it done and heard a loud bang. My Jesus on the Cross fell off the wall and hit the floor. I put him back up and continued and then the comment froze up before I was finished. The Internet disconnected…which it never does.

    I decided that was a sign to just leave on Friday and do it when I get back. LOL! So I’m packing my bathing suit instead. My daughter decided we would rent a house in Palm Springs instead of going to the hotel on the beach in San Diego where we usually go in August. I think it’s going to be 110ish. I’m more afraid of heat stroke than COVID.

    Regardless of how badly current stats match future intelligent decisions, we will have to begin the process. Could be misperception, but seems to me I’ve seen a ton of random listings out of nowhere recently and unlike the normal cyclical activity, which is why I was posting Active Inventory first. Looks to me like someone’s taking out the trash. Poor locations, etc. Unusual for this late in the year.

  118. 2618
    Eastsider says:

    RE: Juststoppedby @ 2615

    Hmm… that’s a lot of typing on your tiny phone… Just sayin’

  119. 2619
    Brianna says:

    RE: Ardell DellaLoggia @ 2617

    Oh dear! Yes, I agree- you should wait until you get back. I hope you have a lovely vacation! I can’t wait to read your analysis when you return.

  120. 2620
    Erik says:

    RE: Justme @ 2601
    You have been the most incorrect person on this site of all time. You just keep coming back with the same rhetoric.

  121. 2621
    Erik says:

    RE: softwarengineer @ 2603
    Staying in Seattle is your only option. You play the cards you dealt in life. You are doing the right thing.

    I’m going to check out the Florida panhandle near the parks, gulf shores and dauphin island as David suggested for more rentals. Maybe today before I need to start work again.

  122. 2622
    Erik says:

    RE: softwarengineer @ 2604
    Real estate prices are really low here compared to what I’m use to in Seattle. We are renting a cheap 4br rental in Slidell for now. I’m not going to increase my standard of living until I have passive rental income equal to my earned income.

  123. 2623
    Erik says:

    RE: David @ 2598
    I’ll checkout those areas for longterm rentals today if I can get everyone on board for a road trip.

  124. 2624
    wreckingbull says:

    By Corndog @ 2588:

    RE: wreckingbull @ 2579 – haha… Wrecked Bung still posting like he knows what he’s talking about and teen Erik has reached puberty. Funny stuff!

    I might not know jack-shite, but I am now on year six of financial independence. Maybe I did something right. Stopped working for The Man at about Erik’s age.

    My most important advice – You can’t make more time.

    How is Heron’s Key? I hear they have plenty of activities to keep you all busy.

  125. 2625

    When Visiting Florida Erik, Expect a Lot of Rain, Even in Summer

    So bring those light rain suits with hoods with you….my week long visit to Florida in Summer was about half rain, but it always cleared up half the day too. Took the kids to Disneyworld and Univerisal….my autistic son was a $CASH$ Cow at Amusement Parks, his severe disability allowed Lori and I to sneak to the front of all ride lines….we went on dozens of rides per day that way….my son loved that water splash ride BTW…he loved the Jurassic Park ride too….

    We can stay in Seattle and its a OK too, but like ya say, every case is different. Enjoy your new life adventure and may you thrive in Louisiana.

    Time to fill your mugs with what ya like best in caffeine beverages…read the brief:

    “… Shuttered attractions — and region’s blood supply — get an infusion of new life
    Blood donations plunged at the start of the pandemic. Then, out of desperation came a stroke of genius: Bloodworks Northwest decided to hold pop-up blood drives in the very places its donors are missing. The latest pop-up was yesterday at the Museum of Flight, above, and more pop-ups are coming to a winery and a performance hall, where an opera singer will serenade donors. (Photo: Greg Gilbert / The Seattle Times)..”

    SWE’s Take: Give blood, you can possibly pass on your DNA immunity to the sick they say….they’re researching that too.

    “…President Donald Trump is floating a delay to the November election, as he makes unsubstantiated allegations that mail-in voting will result in fraud. Can he do that? Only with an act of Congress…”

    SWE’s take: Its not so funny to delay elections over the Pandemic, just schools and businesses and churches…LOL Ya can’t have it both ways folks.

    “…Seattle police found explosives, smoke bombs and other weapons in a van at the protests that turned violent last weekend, Mayor Jenny Durkan and Police Chief Carmen Best say. The police were in court yesterday defending their response to the protests. Meanwhile, our executive editor is explaining why The Seattle Times fought the Police Department’s subpoena for unpublished protest photos and video…”

    SWE’s Take: Yes. The Seattle Police are doing better now with oversight federal law officers doing audits now. These type of findings end up in courts too, with the City of Seattle getting the lawsuit bills later. It happened after the 1999 Battle of Seattle too when the Populists were rubber bulleted for fighting the NWO WTO.

    “…Federal officers will withdraw from Portland in phases, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown says, but a top federal official is raising doubts about whether that will happen soon. With accusations flying about the feds’ intervention, here’s a fact check on how violent the protests really got…”

    SWE’s take: Let’s ask Homeland Security [feds] this question and they tell us its fake news. They won’t leave until peace is in place. Period. Portland local government is out of their league.

    “… New infections in Washington may be leveling off, but hospitalizations are rising for almost all age groups, health officials say. They also warned of an increasing number of scams related to COVID-19. Find today’s live updates here…”

    SWE’s take: Even Tom Clancy in his 1996 book, “Executive Orders” delves into the Ebola virus used as a Weapon of Mass destruction in a spray can….but uses scientific virus facts that all viruses [even Ebola folks] normally mutate to innocuous strains in like months and stops killing folks. Why is the Killer Flu suddenly a different mutating virus that mutates worse? It sure ain’t historical virus history science. Read the book, its a great HORRIFYING Pandemic book and full of real science that Clancy always uses. Its long BTW, about 1000 pages of tiny print read, they sell the hard covers in new condition for about $5 delivered on Amazon BTW.

    “.. Jamie Foxx and Joseph Gordon-Levitt are teaming up in the action thriller “Project Power,” one of the new Netflix releases in August…”

    SWE’s Take: Jamie Foxx is my favorite African American male actor…he is experienced and it shows on the screen…I like Tyler Perry as my favorite female African American female actor, she plays a “pig headed” Baby Boomer and has much screen experience, she owns the film studio too…LOL

    I like Mark Wahlberg as the best recent male actor with experience and the female actors out there with screen experience is limited…the leads from Weeds and Bates Hotel are tied…its been a tough decade for women in Hollywood in my book.

    “…We asked Seattleites: How do people prepare for first dates?..”

    SWE’s Take: With masks on or without? LOL…it makes a big difference…LOL

    “…Because the ongoing health crisis demands an experienced governor, and one who prioritizes science-based actions for health and safety, Gov. Jay Inslee should be reelected to one last term, writes The Seattle Times editorial board…”

    SWE’s take: The Police Unions have left the Democratic Party and won’t attend the DNC convention…who else?

    Good News: The political issue isn’t Mueller Probes ending in dead ends. Its dominated by public safety now.

  126. 2626

    Yahoo Just Kicked Free Speech in the Head Today

    They don’t allow comments for their news[???} stories now..that should fix it…LOL…check it out if ya don’t believe me.

  127. 2627
    Erik says:

    RE: wreckingbull @ 2624
    Again, it’s because you started programming computers in the 80’s and made a ton of money and not because you are an intelligent investor. My point is you should stop misleading readers into believing you know how to invest because you never had to be good at it. You could put your money on mutual funds and do fine. That’s not intelligent investing as any code monkey could do that.

  128. 2628
    ruxpert says:

    What Do the Masses Have to Say About THIS Forked-Tongued Nonsense?!
    https://youtu.be/cab9TTgCzQo

  129. 2629
    whatsmyname says:

    RE: ruxpert @ 2628 – I thought there was no surprise that people in America maskdebate, but he makes a good point that there is an awful lot of maskdebating going on today, with some people maskdebating on camera. One question; does social distancing tend to increase maskdebating?

    The lengthy debunking of most masks protecting you, while ignoring the argument that masks primarily prevent the spread of coronavirus by you seemed a bit Typhoid Mary to me, but I suppose she is an American hero to some.

    I really got lost in the forced social garment as slippery slope to freedom when so many people in my family have been forced to wear pants in public. For generations!

    But then it all resolved nicely as a gimmick to sell T-shirts. God bless America.

  130. 2630
    ruxpert says:

    RE: whatsmyname @ 2629

    Mary Mary, quite contrary:
    Spend less time ‘needlessly conflicting in lieu of providing evidence!’

    So your post is more meaningful. ;-) WE may just learn somethingk

  131. 2631
    ruxpert says:

    RE: ruxpert @ 2628

    This man understands the mask lie at a level most can’t comprehend.
    https://twitter.com/GeneralDilley/status/1286349473413771265
    —-
    ===
    Masks Aren’t Enough:
    Dr. Fauci Says People Should “Probably Use Eye Shields” To Protect Against COVID-19
    https://www.zerohedge.com/economics/dr-fauci-says-people-should-probably-use-eye-shields-protect-against-covid-19?

  132. 2632
    ruxpert says:

    RE: ruxpert @ 2631

    The CDC Says Masks Do Not Work
    https://youtu.be/dU4ZWgaUTRM?t=216

  133. 2633
    Blurtman says:

    RE: ruxpert @ 2632 – Netherlands agrees.

    AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – The Dutch government on Wednesday said it will not advise the public to wear masks to slow the spread of coronavirus, asserting that their effectiveness has not been proven.
    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-netherlands-idUSKCN24U2UJ

  134. 2634

    RE: whatsmyname @ 2629
    I’m Still laughing at Your Comment, You Put a Smile on My Face, Now, let’s get serious about the mixed message flu data and wipe those political smirks off your face and have some vanilla ice coffee from Carls Jr and read the brief:

    “… When one man tried to stop a bonfire: taking a stand at Portland’s protests
    The protests are in transition, as Oregon state troopers step forward and federal officers prepare to step back from a hugely controversial use of their power. There’s disagreement inside the protests, too, some of it focused on a bonfire that burned where a city landmark had once stood. One man named Linneas decided to put a stop to that: “When you do the fire (expletive) it causes more problems for us.” So he stood up and tried to hold his ground. (Photo: Hal Bernton / The Seattle Times)..”

    SWE’s take: Not to worry, the demonstrator HOARDS are doing a great job of policing and replacing the National Guard and local police to get peaceful again, this sole/single case proves it…LOL

    “…Millions of Americans lose the $600-a-week federal jobless benefit unless Congress acts today, and so far, last-ditch efforts are going nowhere (watch this story for updates). As Washington state’s economy lurches amid the surge in coronavirus cases, workers and employers are facing a possible tipping point…”

    SWE’s Take: Grab up a job at the Take Out restaurants and other businesses if you’re unemployed, I see help wanted signs all over Kent? Unemployment has to end anyway, sooner or later.

    I was using CDC data sites and got a 0.12% July 2020 national Killer Flu death rate compared to the 2014 flu national death rate of 0.17%….maybe my recent math is all wrong, I used CDC recent data…LOL…I’ll go back to maskdebating…LOL

    “….Filling out your ballot this weekend for Tuesday’s primary election? Our voter’s guide has everything you need to navigate this, from coverage of the candidates to ballot drop-box sites and more. And The Seattle Times editorial board shares its endorsements…”

    “…In the 2018 elections, 42.4 million ballots were mailed to voters in states that allow, or in some cases require, mail-in voting. Of those, more than a quarter failed, according to the Public Interest Legal Foundation.

    Using Election Assistance Commission numbers, the foundation said 1.1 million of those ballots were deemed undeliverable to the addresses where they were sent. More than 430,000 others were rejected by elections officials, and more than 10 million — about a quarter of those sent — were “unaccounted for,” according to the data…”

    “…The Mariners’ very weird home opener is tonight against the A’s, with fans safe at home. Look for the fake people, listen for the fake noise and — thank goodness — enjoy a few of the same hallowed traditions. The M’s are coming off their first series victory last night over the Angels…”

    SWE’s Take: Sounds like “Fake Money” coming into the Mariners’ ball camp too…LOL

    Good News: Clouds came in last night…its gonna be cooler today.

  135. 2635
    ruxpert says:

    RE: Blurtman @ 2633

    Thanks for that link, Blurtman.

    Here’s something that might help to lighten the draconian load put on us by the manipulative controlling corruption.:

    The Lone Ranger Goes Shopping In Target
    https://youtu.be/jSylTDmzm-E

  136. 2636
    whatsmyname says:

    RE: ruxpert @ 2635 – I think he’s really captured the integrity and materiality of the anti-masker viewpoint.

  137. 2637
    David says:

    RE: ruxpert @ 2631 – I’m selling body condoms for $24.95. Covers your whole body head to toe.

  138. 2638
    ruxpert says:

    RE: whatsmyname @ 2636

    Woman Maces Couple for Not Wearing a Mask
    https://youtu.be/rdrEaApLJMs

  139. 2639
    whatsmyname says:

    RE: ruxpert @ 2638 – I guess it’s fortunate this lady is not as dedicated to the 2nd amendment as to masking. Seriously, I would have to say it seems like very bad behavior for this woman to needlessly get close to, badger, and ultimately pull a can of mace on a couple minding their own business. If all can be taken at their word, it also seems like there is no conflict of mask to anti-mask viewpoint as the couple in question say they were only maskless in order to eat.

    Here’s where I start to question what I see. After the altercation, the lady steps out the entry gate, which is right there. She evidently had to get pretty close to them in order to leave the park and get to her car.

    Watching again, the narrator says the man stepped between her and his wife, and that she attacked. In fact, he stepped into her, and immediately put hands on her. During the attack, he is moving into her, and she is being pushed backward. That isn’t much opportunity to put a “full can of mace” in his face, and that certainly doesn’t remotely appear to happen.

    I still think she was in the wrong pointing that mace, but at the next step, we have a relatively large man, and a definitely small, old lady. And once we reach the point where he starts batting her, there is no reason for hesitation on that button. He’s lucky he wasn’t charged. Some of the male commenters wrote about how they would put her on the ground, punch her in the face, etc. WOW! Proud day.

  140. 2640
    ruxpert says:

    The big fraud: “case” numbers
    COVID NUMBERS EXPLAINED: ER DOCTOR TALKS “CASES”
    AND CALLS FOR SCHOOLS TO BE OPEN ASAP
    https://youtu.be/IP2UYpzLof0

  141. 2641

    Grab Your Slugger Grand Slam Takeout at Dennys for $8….eggs, sausage, bacon, hash browns, pancakes, orange juice and COFFEE, buy a bigger “isolation pig” waste size pants and read the brief:

    “… How badly is COVID-19 hitting King County? It depends on where you live
    Brenda Medero walks out to a car to give a COVID-19 test at Sea Mar Community Health Center in Federal Way, where very high rates of positive tests have been recorded. FYI Guy looks at how the coronavirus is hitting differently across our region, and why. Check the interactive graphic to see what’s happening near you. Read more…”

    SWE’s take: The Seattle Times photo of the Killer Flu testing tent is empty at this alleged Federal Way hotspot, one car in the testing lane waiting line, King County thinks you’re all cruel and uncaring…LOL

    “…Washington voters will decide on Tuesday who will face off in the governor’s race. Here’s what you need to know about the primary election. Read more. …”

    SWE’s Take: Anarchist vote counters throw handfuls in trash? How would we know?

    “…The ex-wife of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos announced nearly $1.68 billion in donations to 116 nonprofits, universities and other organizations. Read more…”

    SWE’s Take: Marriage prenuptials are a joke, ask Bezos.

    “…The contributions from younger players, who have been the source of fans’ curiosity since they joined the team, are helping to restore some faith in the Mariners. Read more…”

    SWE’s take: Where did they get the contribution money? Their Trump Stimulus checks?

    “…Joanne White of Redmond immersed herself in her gardens while taking care of her husband at home, and her discovery echoes what many have found this year: Gardening during difficult times offers opportunities for respite. Read more…”

    SWE’s take: Beautiful garden and artificial water falls landscaping. Where is it gonna fit in our postage stamp Seattle sized backyards?

    “…What’s getting a coronavirus test like? Should you get an antibody test? We’re answering readers’ questions about testing — the kind used to diagnose an active infection and the kind that detects antibodies to the virus. Read more…”

    SWE’s take: How get the test if ya really have flu symptoms bad with high 102 degree or above fever and it not just another common cold/allergy. Otherwise…its a joke?

    Good News: If we trend to no public face to face schools in a month; and they’re all closed by Inslee…ya don’t need to buy school supplies…LOL

  142. 2642

    RE: whatsmyname @ 2639
    Interesting Story, Its a Good Reason for Attorneys Too

    I brought my autistic son to an Asian Buffet in Auburn about ten years ago and he was touching the plastic catsup containers on our way to a table…the rude waiters accused him of touching the food and customers came screaming at him too for false allegations. Its a mad house out there with special needs family members, ask me….it may be a cultural thing too, disabled adults and culture confused folks mix like oil and water…the place is out of business a year later too…LOL

  143. 2643

    RE: ruxpert @ 2640

    Dr Siegel and your Dr Gold will never be broadcast on CNN or MSNBC news…good link ruxpert…here’s a similar one on Siegel wants open schools too:

    https://radio.foxnews.com/2020/07/01/dr-marc-siegel-we-teachers-to-go-back-to-work-schools-to-open/

  144. 2644

    I Found This Video whatsmyname

    A Zorro sword fight over flu masks…my God, we’re at each others throats over this relatively innocuous reason. She threw the flu masked women with a cane who complained about the mask rule on the tiled floor in public.

    https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2020/07/31/woman-assaulted-at-n-j-staples-after-asking-customer-to-put-on-face-covering/

    The flu mask compliance in Seattle is mixed from my periscope; from no one complying at parks and most comply now in stores…but some still don’t at stores too. Is this a reason for violence? Hades no. I bet the flu mask compliance at bars, guzzling Black Label at outdoor tables, is almost zero too…the masked folks and unmasked folks are at each others’ throats now? Maybe they all need to calm down and stop acting like the Hatfields and McCoys…LOL..they should try legal 21 instead?

  145. 2645

    RE: David @ 2637
    LOL…Ooops…the condom will need breath holes

    Those pesky things tear open or fall off too…maybe a paper bag over your face with eye holes to let the Killer Flu “just” contaminate your eyes is a better alternative? Or none of the above? LOL…you’ll look just like a Peanut cartoon character with a bag over his head now and everyone laughing at you.

    Its cheap too. Those rubber condoms are like $5/ea lately…LOL

  146. 2646
    whatsmyname says:

    RE: softwarengineer @ 2644 – Sudden and brutal assault on a clearly disabled old lady. Hope that person goes away for a little while.

    Probably a week before the NWMLS numbers come out, but it looks pretty strongly like a new low for King County July inventory.

  147. 2647
    Ohd1122 says:

    RE: whatsmyname @ 2600

    Wow, this is surprisingly catchy

  148. 2648

    The Surge in Testing causes Killer Flu Cases to Surge Too

    https://ourworldindata.org/mortality-risk-covid

    Scroll down for a great case growth and flat [near zero in comparison death count] death count.

    They vaguely fog this math result that the immune resistant elderly aren’t getting it and now its the young adults are testing positive with decreased symptoms….i.e., recent case # surge in July. Then go on to an even vaguer theory that younger ones that get it have reduced deaths but still should worry???? We eventually get all historical/various past “fizzled out” flu strains [benign mutated ones now from months/years ago], but didn’t have a fever or severe flu symptoms at all. The answer to this is a decades old problem with flu history, the vaccines come when the symptoms almost vanish. Its standard operating procedure for all historical flu viruses for decades, but now we’re finding out ya can still test positive even if it equals a bogus case? The flu shots and vaccines are a joke; they come after we don’t need them? There is no way the medical professionals would admit it even if it true, it cuts into their revenues? Trust big pharma, they wouldn’t lie to you…LOL

    The math graph above proves it too.

    Hey its a sunny Sunday and I got my Linus paper bag over by head with eye cut outs to see….The Peanuts cartoon version of a flu mask that works but still stays snot dry with more air drying….a wonderful way to comply and shop at COSTCO now…LOL…

    No brief today, its usually regurgitated news on weekends anyway. Yahoo news has no comments allowed now…what a bunch of cowards…LOL

    Quick question, it doesn’t mean its trending but its data regardless…re: sold units this week with upward price growth? None to report from my 140 unit SE King County neighborhood periscope the last two months. I do see new construction going up all over Kent; albeit the homes are getting built much slower now, less workers now? What’s the down payment for new construction homes now? 20%? I did find out that the single home sold last May at my HOA was an all $CASH$ buy…no bank mortgage. I guessed that and confirmed it from the HOA board.

    Good News: The RV dealers are selling vacation units like hotcakes lately. I’d add, the multi generations crammed in your house can “illegally” hide in them if ya park it in your yard…LOL

  149. 2649
    ruxpert says:

    “We’re Screwed”: The Worst Months For Both Renters And Landlords Still Lie Ahead
    https://www.zerohedge.com/personal-finance/were-screwed-worst-months-both-renters-and-landlords-still-lie-ahead

  150. 2650
    ruxpert says:

    Insane: Seattle Moves to Abolish Entire Police Force
    https://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2020/07/31/insane-seattle-moves-to-abolish-police-force-n2573513

    Seattle Moves To ABOLISH Entire Police Department The Day After Police Seize EXPLOSIVES
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CoE-cmyfiYY

  151. 2651
    whatsmyname says:

    RE: ruxpert @ 2650

    How do we know that Seattle City Council is moving to abolish the entire Seattle Police Department? Why, because Christopher Rufo tells us so. He shows us the document this is based on.

    Some people will say that the move was to identify actions that would only “remove certain functions from the Seattle Police Department”. Where do they get that idea? Perhaps from the first sentence of the first page of that document that Christopher Rufo showed us…. you know, the part immediately after where he stopped underlining.

    This does not rise to even 6th grade thinking. Or even 6th grade deception, if that is the case. How did he know when to stop underlining?

  152. 2652
    ruxpert says:

    We still don’t know exactly what the future will be from the radical lack of accountability, but here’s some more ‘info’ re: the current state of radical hysterical hypocrisy:

    #defundSPD: Going it alone, Sawant to unveil her proposal for immediate 50% cut to Seattle Police budget — UPDATE
    Posted on Thursday, July 30, 2020
    https://www.capitolhillseattle.com/2020/07/defundspd-going-it-alone-sawant-to-unveil-her-proposal-for-immediate-50-cut-to-seattle-police-budget/

  153. 2653

    Hey…I’m back drinking Yuban, here’s my carafe, pour yourself a mug and read the brief:

    “…Thousands of people in Southern California are evacuated after a wildfire east of Los Angeles exploded in size to 31 square miles and forced crews to battle flames in triple-digit heat. The fire was only 5% contained this morning…”

    SWE’s take: The Hades Smoke Clouds are spreading over the west coast again? Hey, not to worry, the view of Puget Sound dimmed by smoke pollution will go away by October…arson/anarchy violence caused? Perhaps.

    https://heavy.com/news/2020/08/what-caused-apple-fire-arson/

    “…Witnesses Reported Seeing a Man Starting Fires that May Have Grown Into the Apple Fire

    The fire started in Cherry Valley along Oak Glen Road in Riverside County, along the 9000 block of Glen Road, around 4:55 p.m. on Friday, July 31. It started as two fires that later merged into one…”

    The violent anarchists attack with tools like torches to dry hilled neighborhoods? Later destroying all its homes?

    “… As coronavirus began raging through our area in the spring, King County’s homelessness system quickly changed how it got people into housing. The new system had an unexpected but welcome outcome: More Black people were being helped. Find today’s live updates here…”

    SWE’s Take: What percent of homelessness did this help? 1%, less? I prefer an end to this flu political madness with no end…and its”endless war” fuzzy math models like this news article.

    “… When we do have a vaccine, who will get it first? That is very complicated…”

    SWE’s take: If the vaccine cures the symptoms ya still test positive anyway and can spread the “innocuous” 2nd wave mutated virus to others? They don’t tell us. They zip their mouths. Lower death rate “innocuous” cases still theoretically surge anyway? The fun goes on and on….we have to end this madness.

    “… Crowds of protesters have repeatedly traveled to the private homes of Seattle City Council members to lodge hostile objections to policy choices. This abhorrent, speech-chilling behavior must be denounced by the full council, The Seattle Times editorial board writes…”

    SWE’s take: The protestors lump the Trump deplorables and “Uber Rich Liberal Seattle Home Owners” all together now…none are safe from the violent hoards now. Were windows at Seattle Council private homes smashed with bricks? Their homes spray painted with gang symbols?

    Good News: Building security walls around liberal Seattle Council homes with razor barbed wire and electricity should fix it…another good home improvement idea, hire “armed” security squads to protect you and your property…that should fix it.

  154. 2654
    ruxpert says:

    https://youtu.be/y2z0yjH76E8
    At least 100,000 people marched in Germany’s
    capital over the weekend protesting the global
    scientific fraud that is stealing their civil liberties.
    https://www.brasscheck.com/video/german-protests-against-government-covid-response-censored-in-the-us/

  155. 2655
    ruxpert says:

    RE: ruxpert @ 2654

    Politicians angry over coronavirus protest in Germany | DW News
    https://youtu.be/6At1TH-gbW0

    BLM:
    “Demonstrators failed to keep their distance from each other and they didn’t wear masks either. Politicians are outraged”

  156. 2656
    whatsmyname says:

    RE: ruxpert @ 2655 – Everyone should watch that U-tube, and see for themselves the calm, measured responses of the officials who are included. Then ask, is this outrage?

    Better yet is the newscast section where the resident expert identifies the protesters as anti-vaxers, far right, and neo-nazi’s. So guess who is comparing wearing masks (for everyone) with wearing yellow stars, (for isolating one group)? Superficiality uber alles.

    Can we get back to real estate?

  157. 2657
    ruxpert says:

    RE: whatsmyname @ 2656

    Better yet: discontinue hypocrisy and get back to how the lack of accountability continues denial / distractions to attempt to avoid how such hypocrisy effects said real estate / economy / our lives.

    Be clear that your labeling is not gospel.
    Please discontinue your holier than though nonsense, and explain to us clearly why you support BLM?

    recall your scolding about problem of less than 6year old behavior,
    What about your ‘less than 5year-old behavior’?
    When do you start caring about how what you spin & support effect others?

    Character: Responsibility at Age 5 | Milestones | PBS KIDS for …
    https://www.pbs.org/parents/learn-grow/age-5/character/responsibility
    A responsible citizen looks out for the well being of others and
    understands we all have a part to play in making the world a better
    place. For a five-year-old, …
    https://www.google.com/search?ei=P7QnX8TiHKyS0PEP7NKkqAU&q=what+age+do+we+start+to+experience+responsibility

  158. 2658
    ruxpert says:

    As Rent Moratorium Expires, Landlord-Tenant Battles Begin
    https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/rent-moratorium-expires-landlord-tenant-battles-begin

    LANDLORD-TENANT FIGHT
    Brings SWAT to a neighborhood. Landlord faces Battery, Obstruction of Justice and Terroristic threats.
    https://twitter.com/Fox5Kaitlyn/status/1289896609438765057

  159. 2659
    ruxpert says:

    ‘Western civilization, led by the US government and media, has embarked upon a campaign of mass psychological terrorism designed to cover for the collapsing economy …’

    The Ultimate Divide and Conquer
    https://www.lewrockwell.com/2020/08/no_author/the-ultimate-divide-and-conquer/


    Peter Schiff put simply: Solution is Accountability / StopLying
    https://youtu.be/AO5BntklUw4?t=642

  160. 2660
    whatsmyname says:

    RE: ruxpert @ 2657 – I’ll be glad to discontinue my hypocrisy if you can explicitly describe where I need to choose one way or the other to maintain integrity.

    Accountability: SPD operated for years under a consent order from the court. This is because there was a strong pattern by the department of rights denial and violence (crime) against African Americans, for which they were unaccountable for many years. This is a matter of record – court record.

    I support BLM because all citizens and residents deserve to lawfully live their lives without state sponsored differences in legal protections, violence, or casual termination of their lives. Most people understand this, at least regarding themselves. Many including some in the police force, do not understand this, even to the point of killing an innocent person when that person happens to be black. The BLM name was to make an impression by emphasizing the most extreme part of denying people’s rights. I presume it was expected that anyone could grasp the issue on these terms. Apparently not.

  161. 2661
    ruxpert says:

    “Center for Disease Control Director Robert Redfield said in a Buck Institute webinar that suicides and drug overdoses have surpassed the death rate for COVID-19 among high school students. Redfield argued that lockdowns and lack of public schooling constituted a disproportionally negative impact on young peoples’ mental health.”
    https://townhall.com/tipsheet/micaelaburrow/2020/07/28/redfield-says-more-abovebase-suicides-than-covid-deaths-n2573278
    (and don’t forget that ‘Covid-19 death count’ is ‘padded’ / fraudulent/ propaganda )

    Lawsuits and Supreme Court Decision Regarding Contact Tracing
    https://youtu.be/8XZi4hOfN_Q

  162. 2662
    ruxpert says:

    RE: whatsmyname @ 2660

    You support BLM (& BLM Supporters) that do not support ‘All Citizens’ … and your continuance to lie about such is abhorrent to ALL Citizens!

    Now, if hysterical hypocrisy, would rather Simply apply Accountability to the police / police incidents that behaved UNaccountably … then we could All enjoy the tranquil benefits of said Accountability.

    But what do we get instead?
    Please stop supporting abusive ruthless-victim racket hysterical-hypocrisy that is causing so much otherwise needless suffering!
    Please!

  163. 2663
    ruxpert says:

    ‘Trader Joe’s wises up, reverses course, tells the leftist political-correctness mob “no”‘ –
    Some businesses are standing up to the woke mob
    https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/07/trader_joes_wises_up_reverses_course_tells_politicalcorrectness_mob_no.html

  164. 2664
    David says:

    By whatsmyname @ 2660:

    RE: ruxpert @ 2657 – I’ll be glad to discontinue my hypocrisy if you can explicitly describe where I need to choose one way or the other to maintain integrity.

    Accountability: SPD operated for years under a consent order from the court. This is because there was a strong pattern by the department of rights denial and violence (crime) against African Americans, for which they were unaccountable for many years. This is a matter of record – court record.

    I support BLM because all citizens and residents deserve to lawfully live their lives without state sponsored differences in legal protections, violence, or casual termination of their lives. Most people understand this, at least regarding themselves. Many including some in the police force, do not understand this, even to the point of killing an innocent person when that person happens to be black. The BLM name was to make an impression by emphasizing the most extreme part of denying people’s rights. I presume it was expected that anyone could grasp the issue on these terms. Apparently not.

    BLM is a terrorist organization.

  165. 2665
    Whatsmyname says:

    Ruxpert@2662:
    Day before yesterday Aurora PD pulled over a Black family in a minivan & handcuffed everyone inside, including a 6 year old, on suspicion that it was a stolen vehicle

    Except the stolen vehicle they were looking for was actually a motorcycle. Just another day.

    https://twitter.com/dulapalooza/status/1290375692698492928

    You can always find an extremist, but as a movement, BLM’s demand is to simply to be included in the ALL lives that matter. You must really hate black people to obtusely insist on your perverted misreading of that. Not to mention the desire of all the white people that stand with them.

    Sad

  166. 2666
    whatsmyname says:

    RE: David @ 2664 – David is a terrorist.

  167. 2667
    Boater says:

    It’s really sad how far this place has fallen. It used to be an interesting place to talk about Seattle real estate.

  168. 2668
    don says:

    By Boater @ 2667:

    It’s really sad how far this place has fallen. It used to be an interesting place to talk about Seattle real estate.

    Any empty ocean shipping container will eventually be populated by opportunistic beings.

    If The Tim wasn’t compromised by his employment situation, he would clean the place up pronto, i’m sure.

  169. 2669
    ruxpert says:

    RE: Whatsmyname @ 2665

    dear Whatsmyname,
    discontinue your hypocritical racist hate routine, and you’ll be a lot less sad. ;-)

    Ohio man, 20, is arrested for ‘kneeling on a crying child’s neck’ in social media photo with the caption ‘BLM’ in scenes reminiscent of George Floyd’s killing
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8553121/Man-20-presses-knee-against-young-childs-neck-photo-posted-online-evoking-George-Floyd-slaying.html

  170. 2670

    RE: don @ 2668
    If flu isolation with no end isn’t affecting or will never affect Seattle RE and directly contributes to evictions and homelessness…what does affect RE price estimating? The Tooth Fairy?

    No one lives on an island, we’re all together on the Titanic and the Killer Flu is in our path and the flu fear iceberg is about to capsize the economy. Simon and Garfunkel summed up denying fear like this in their song, “I am a Rock”:

    https://genius.com/Simon-and-garfunkel-i-am-a-rock-lyrics

    Like the song above SWE is in his house reading his poetry [Clancy books] denying reality…”the rock feels no pain”…now make some pot coffee, the recipe for less pain is below:

    https://www.davidwolfe.com/cannabis-infused-coffee/

    Gulp down a pain killing mug of pot coffee and read the brief:

    “… It’s Election Day in Washington; here’s what to know
    Washington state’s primary election is today, and ballots must be postmarked or placed in a drop box by 8 p.m. Find election information and coverage of key races in our voter guide, and The Seattle Times editorial board’s recommendations are here. Check back for the latest results and analysis throughout the day. Alex Yeung, with King County Elections, helps out with last-minute registration and voting Saturday at CenturyLink Event Center. (Photo: Alan Berner / The Seattle Times)..”

    SWE’s Take: Mail your ballots in and track them too. Become a “fraud buster” if it got mysteriously destroyed/lost in the mail [like 100,000 CA June 2020 ballots]. What is the fine for voter fraud during counting? A badge of honor from the Never Trumpers and far left loonies? Even our King County ballot has that audit requirement to check to see if the “voter signature” wasn’t forged…who does the audit? Progressive tooth fairies? It sure sounds like joke to me and impossible to defend against; if your ballot was trash canned?

    Good News: The horror story of Killer Flu attacking the Georgia Summer Camp this week lacks one data analysis, a very critical one too…did any of the kids testing positive have a 102 degree fever or higher? Without fever symptom evidence, the positive Killer Flu cases are just more exaggerations for politics?

    “…Many initially show no symptoms

    Many of those infected with the new virus initially showed no symptoms. According to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), a German government disease control and prevention agency, the new virus has an incubation period of 14 days.

    If you are not sure what you have, you should see a doctor. A health care professional can have a phlegm sample analysis done to determine the presence or absence of respiratory viruses. That will provide clarity for both you and your doctor.

    Read more: Wuhan medic: ‘Many more infections than official numbers show’

    Do respiratory masks help?

    Not really. The current coronavirus is transmitted by droplets from sneezing or coughing. Therefore, it is better to keep a safe distance from those who are or may be infected. A key preventative measure is to thoroughly and regularly wash one’s hands with soap and warm water. It is also best to use disposable towels when drying one’s hands afterward…

    Fuzzy Math has replaced open minded politics free science?

  171. 2671
    ruxpert says:

    ?

    It’s Now Virtually Impossible To Get A Bank Loan As Lending Standards Soar
    https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/its-now-virtually-impossible-get-bank-loan-lending-standards-soar

  172. 2672
    Mackenzie says:

    By ruxpert @ 2671:

    It’s Now Virtually Impossible To Get A Bank Loan As Lending Standards Soar

    This doesn’t seem to be true in the greater Seattle area. From what I’ve read it sounds like the Seattle real estate market is doing very well right now. Buyers don’t seem to have problems getting loans in our region.

  173. 2673
    don says:

    RE: ruxpert @ 2669

    What is your claim, Ruxpert?
    That the caption is truth because it appears in an article in the Daily Mail?
    Tell us what you see here, please.

  174. 2674
    softwarengineer says:

    RE: Mackenzie @ 2672
    Read it on the Escrow papers only…in print.

    Allegations on down payments going way up [I read them recently too, like 20-30% down and no more Fannie/FHA low down terms anymore] or vice versa home loans unaffected by tight banking policies with 3.5% down payments still offered by banks currently using verbal allegations without verifiable data is like stumbling around blind in a Killer Flu fear tornado….

    Ask S-crow, he knows.

    The single home out of 140 units that did sell in May in my HOA, I saw the SOLD sign. I asked the HOA board what down payment on the $270K sale…they reported it was an all $CASH$ sale requiring about $300K cash…no bank loan. Its like the Killer Flu, never trust undocumented allegations anymore.

    https://bloggerlocal.com/national/reviews/best-buy-homes-cash-companies-sell-houses-fast

    BTW..I get $CASH$ offers for my Kansas City flipper constantly/weekly…all $CASH$ only….hey Erik….how much is the rent in Louisiana compared to Seattle’s average rent of $2500/mo? Its like $600/mo in Kansas City for a 3 bedroom house and backyard too…LOL

  175. 2675
    Mackenzie says:

    By softwarengineer @ 2674:

    they reported it was an all $CASH$ sale requiring about $300K cash…no bank loan

    If all the Seattle region sales are being made in cash, then perhaps easy lending doesn’t really matter as much to drive housing appreciation as previously thought. Maybe there are enough cash buyers out there to keep driving up Seattle area real estate prices even if mortgage lending was shut down completely.

  176. 2676
    Juststoppedby says:

    By don @ 2668:

    By Boater @ 2667:

    It’s really sad how far this place has fallen. It used to be an interesting place to talk about Seattle real estate.

    Any empty ocean shipping container will eventually be populated by opportunistic beings.

    If The Tim wasn’t compromised by his employment situation, he would clean the place up pronto, i’m sure.

    I mostly blame SWE. He adds so much noise and clutter that everything else pretty much goes off the rails…

    And then you get broken clock type posters (like Teddy Ruxspin) constantly giving unsolicited and often irrelevant posts.

    The inmates are running the asylum

  177. 2677
    ruxpert says:

    RE: don @ 2673

    I claimed nothing.
    I posted the article title/link with a ‘?’ mark … I was curious.
    Mackenzie was kind enough to respond sharing his experience/perspective.
    Unlike you, another hysterical hypocritical troublemaker ;-)

  178. 2678
    don says:

    RE: ruxpert @ 2677

    I was referring to post 2669, Ruxy.ru

    Yours Truly, hysterical hypocritical troubilacius wet stray dog

  179. 2679
  180. 2680
    ruxpert says:

    ?

    Seattle Real Estate Market 2020 Overview
    July 8, 2020 by Marco Santarelli
    https://www.noradarealestate.com/blog/seattle-real-estate-market/

  181. 2681
    whatsmyname says:

    RE: don @ 2679 – 11% rise in YOY house sale prices. If that holds true for King County, then we’ve got a new all time high for prices here.

  182. 2682
    don says:

    RE: whatsmyname @ 2681

    Looking around north of the ship canal, per zip code it seems to vary a lot. That’s all I can personally see, so the whole county # is opaque to me. There are more properties for sale in Ballard/Fremont than I’ve seen in about 5 years, though. The ones priced say at tax valuation +25% seem to go in under a week, a few for much more.
    Not at all what I expected to see 3 months ago.

  183. 2683
    ruxpert says:

    U.S. Economy Drops by 32.9% in Second Quarter, the Worst Plunge on Record: ‘Horrific’

    The rate for the first quarter of 2020 was 5 percent, before coronavirus shuttered businesses across the country
    By Rachel DeSantis July 30, 2020
    https://finance.yahoo.com/news/u-economy-drops-32-9-161953655.html
    https://people.com/human-interest/us-economy-drops-32-9-second-quarter-worst-plunge-record/

  184. 2684
    softwarengineer says:

    RE: whatsmyname @ 2651
    Whatsmyname, because it was the first Seattle Times brief input today:

    “…The Seattle City Council could take the first step toward cutting the police budget today with a committee vote to reduce the force by 100 officers. Mayor Jenny Durkan and Police Chief Carmen Best yesterday implored the council not to do it….”

    SWE’s take: 100 butcher axed SPD police officers isn’t chump change defunding the police, try 10s of millions of dollars defunded. Biden likes the term redirected funds….LOL…try butcher axed SPD layoffs Biden, at a drive-in theater near you, if you can find it.

    Now, Gulp Your “Left-over” Pot Coffee Down Ya Made Yesterday [warm it up in the microwave] and read the rest of the brief:

    “…Two older brothers spoke emotionally yesterday of Jonathan Shoop, the Bothell police officer slain while doing his dream job. The service was online, but Bothell residents lined the streets for a traditional procession of first-responder vehicl…”

    SWE’s take: I pray for the police officer’s family and their grief. It sounds like most of Bothell agrees with SWE too.

    “…The extent of devastation is becoming clear after yesterday’s powerful blast in Lebanon. More than 100 people were killed, thousands wounded and entire city blocks flattened. The photos are unbelievable. Meanwhile, speculation rages over what caused the explosion…”

    SWE’s Take: Lebanon has turned into a literal land fill area, there are no garbage controls….just dump in the sea….

    https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20180328-lebanon-is-drowning-in-its-own-waste

    Good News for Unemployed Seeking Seattle Area Jobs: Employers are finding it harder to fill jobs because folks don’t wanna work anymore….they predict if face to face public schools don’t all open ASAP, parents won’t be returning to their old jobs, forever now….I know I wouldn’t have been able to work with public schools closed, how about you? Double household incomes in Seattle with kids becoming the new extinct dinosaur now? How do ya eat and keep from being evicted?

    Help Wanted signs tore down lately in Kent now…they now say 1/3rd of the rehired employees to be butcher axed this month due to Killer Flu business collapses reducing revenue…what comes around goes around….

  185. 2685

    RE: Juststoppedby @ 2676

    Juststoppedby:

    Yeah….its all SWE’s fault for Tim disappearing….LOL…I suppose you blame Killer Flu on SWE too….psychologists have name for your neurosis or psychosis mental illness…its called deflection…have you ever thought of looking in the mirror for your real psychological illness cause?

    Where’s Waldo??? Where’s your RE inputs to back up a point? I know, you don’t need them on a RE blog, SWE blame is all ya need…LOL…I do hope you seek therapy.

  186. 2686
    David says:

    By Whatsmyname @ 2665:

    Ruxpert@2662:
    Day before yesterday Aurora PD pulled over a Black family in a minivan & handcuffed everyone inside, including a 6 year old, on suspicion that it was a stolen vehicle

    Except the stolen vehicle they were looking for was actually a motorcycle. Just another day.

    You don’t hear about cops doing this to Asian families because the statistics are the reverse.

    https://twitter.com/dulapalooza/status/1290375692698492928

    You can always find an extremist, but as a movement, BLM’s demand is to simply to be included in the ALL lives that matter. You must really hate black people to obtusely insist on your perverted misreading of that. Not to mention the desire of all the white people that stand with them.

    Sad

    THIS will NOT stop until the level of black crime drops dramatically. The numbers don’t lie.

  187. 2687
    whatsmyname says:

    RE: David @ 2686 – A sane person knows that a family of 4, in a mini-van is not riding a stolen motorcycle. Handcuffing, and rough treatment of 6 year olds has no place among civilized people. The suspicion did not prove reasonable, nor did the behavior in any event. This behavior would not have taken place if the family were white AND the suspicion had been reasonable. Your statement justifies pure unreasonable bigotry, and no virtuous behavior by black people will get in it’s way.

  188. 2688
    ruxpert says:

    Riots, Racism and the Great Reset
    Powers & Principalities: Episode 154
    by Our Interesting Times
    https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/tkelly6785757/episodes/2020-06-07T05_55_01-07_00

  189. 2689
    ruxpert says:

    THE CON (2020) | Series Trailer
    https://youtu.be/NeYCg_Is2nY

    Watch Here Tonight ➡ ‘The Con’
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  190. 2690
    David says:

    RE: whatsmyname @ 2687 – Correction: It would not have happened if they were not black. It is a shame that there is so much Black crime that it taints the majority of law-abiding Black Citizens.

    Had they been any other race we would not be hearing about it.

    I was stopped in my Class B RV last year in Nebraska and thoroughly searched (with consent) for whatever the cop was looking for. Why? Because I fit a profile the cop was familiar with.

    I continued on my trip to Yellowstone.

    So don’t be a whiny p#ssy.

  191. 2691
    whatsmyname says:

    RE: David @ 2690 – First you say it wouldn’t have happened to another race; then you say we wouldn’t be hearing about it if it were another race.

    But perhaps you can show me some cases of 6 year old black kids driving stolen motorcycles in the minivan as the family drives down the street. This is blind unreasoning bigotry. No evidence that cooperation will help – or was lacking in this case.

    Aren’t you a person of interest in a serial killing that happened up here?

  192. 2692
    ruxpert says:

    ?

    Minneapolis Overrun with Crime: Prepare to be Robbed!
    https://youtu.be/lC__UygdwpY

  193. 2693
  194. 2694
    David says:

    By whatsmyname @ 2691:

    RE: David @ 2690 – First you say it wouldn’t have happened to another race; then you say we wouldn’t be hearing about it if it were another race.

    But perhaps you can show me some cases of 6 year old black kids driving stolen motorcycles in the minivan as the family drives down the street. This is blind unreasoning bigotry. No evidence that cooperation will help – or was lacking in this case.

    Aren’t you a person of interest in a serial killing that happened up here?

    Yes, the serial killer is a Somalian. I’m a non-cooperative witness having told the King County DA to piss off until he announces loudly renewed cooperation with ICE.

    Hopefully the guy gets off and takes out the mayor.

  195. 2695
    Erik says:

    RE: Boater @ 2667
    Ray Pepper cane on here and gave some really valuable information about how to make money in this recession. I thought to myself, how does Ray always know what’s going on and what to do to land on the money? It must be his group of friends, which I’m not part of.

    I found Ray on Twitter and started following who he was following. Maybe he was getting the information from them? I did that for months with no luck. Then I started following who Ardell was following to try and find someone dishing out this great information. That didn’t work either.

    Finally, I got on YouTube and started following people that discuss some of the loopholes in real estate. They were saying what ray was saying about a month after he said it. Since I don’t have a network of investors t learn from, my new process is to identify credible sources of people that do the same thing I’m trying to do and describe how and why it works. It seems to make sense so far and I just need to keep learning so I can make great decisions like Ray did last bubble. So far, it seems like a pretty good process to see how to make more money and I recommend you get information from them. This site no longer has credible real estate advice.

  196. 2696
    David says:

    RE: Erik @ 2695 – Do you have a link to his YouTube channel?

  197. 2697
    Erik says:

    RE: David @ 2696
    Here is my 2 favorites right now. I’m sure it will change, but these young successful guys are easy for me to follow:

    Meet Kevin: https://youtu.be/GQMrc2QIFx4

    Kwak brothers: https://youtu.be/oUfA1anf9S4

    Right now these guys are talking about how to get stimulus money. They do a lot more that is valuable stuff like getting first lien helocs to pay down your loan faster. I missed out on a couple thousand dollar grant by not watching. I’m watching now.

  198. 2698
    ruxpert says:

    ALERT! NYC FULL LOCKDOWN!! FORCED CHECKPOINTS & IMPRISONMENT!!
    https://youtu.be/9fYMXxfjHqE

    ====
    NYC Setting Up Quarantine Checkpoints For Travelers From COVID-19 Hot Spots
    https://www.npr.org/sections/coronavirus-live-updates/2020/08/05/899337278/nyc-setting-up-quarantine-checkpoints-for-travelers-from-covid-19-hotspots

  199. 2699
    Erik says:

    RE: ruxpert @ 2698
    You sound like liberal fake news stations trying to scare the US into a recession before the election.

  200. 2700
    Eastsider says:

    Real Estate related? LOL

    https://cliffmass.blogspot.com/2020/08/seattle-city-in-fear-can-be-restored.html

    You won’t read about it in the Seattle Times.

  201. 2701
    don says:

    @Erik;

    ” first lien helocs to pay down your loan faster”

    The Heloc appears to start in second position, and it’s proceeds are used to payoff the existing first mortgage. Thus the Heloc is now in first position. To pay the loan “faster” you still have to make payments, just faster…
    Unless there is certainty that the total costs are less under the terms of the Heloc,, what is the advantage?

    https://www.quickenloans.com/blog/what-is-a-first-lien-heloc-5095

    Am I missing something?
    Also, you get to keep on top of taxes and insurance yourself, not a huge deal, but more to manage.

  202. 2702
    softwarengineer says:

    Grab your Yuban mug and Read the Brief:

    LOL….even the defectors from the Seattle area to greener out-of-state pastures aren’t getting good investment information here anymore….has anyone ever considered the possibility the experts betting on Seattle Real Estate disappeared because we’ve most all given up in the area’s data. They don’t cheer Seattle RE on with Tim data anymore because like NYC, about a half billion worth of rich investors hoards moved out of the city in today’s news. Don’t look for RE investing experts in Seattle like Tim now…they all flew the coop like Erik and David?

    Of course there will be $CASH$ bag exceptions, IMO, these exceptions are not savvy investors. The MOM investment data was eliminated from my old data source too [YOY data too], but long-term bonds still rule at about 8% YTD, American stocks up about 5% YTD and long-term CDs about 0.7% interest YTD. Bad news evolves into investor experts turning into ghosts now in Seattle, like Tim?

    A KOMO News article came out a few days ago and agrees with SWE:

    “… Report: More Seattle-area residents selling their homes, leaving the area

    More and more people are seeking to sell their homes and move out of Seattle area, according to a newly released report.

    The report, by Seattle-based online residential real estate company Redfin, found that the number of home sellers looking to leave the Seattle metro area has jumped to 13.7%, compared with 11.2% at the same time last year.

    Meanwhile, the net outflow of homeowners from Seattle has soared from 363 in the second quarter of last year to 6,007 in the second quarter of this year – a jump of more than 1,500%.

    There are several reasons for the huge increase in homeowners seeking to leave Seattle in their rear view mirror, according to the report. Among them:

    – Low mortgage rates and changes in what people want in a home are providing an incentive to people who were already considering a move to another area.

    – More Seattle-area employers are offering flexible remote work policies, which frees workers from having to live in this part of the country.

    Funny how the reasons given for leaving don’t include the violent riots, because that’s definitely part of it…”

    Let’s face it a 1500% increase in folks getting the Hades out of Seattle has sucked the Bubblehead experts dry to the bone. Ya got another theory? Follow the money out of Seattle and the rich professional experts went with it? It sure explains Tim’s absence in a more logical believable way. Did Tim sell his Everett home and left Seattle too? He’s not alone if he did. We all have reasons for staying in Seattle regardless, but so what? It is what it is.

    “… Seattle City Council votes to defund team that removes homeless camps
    After a years-long battle by activists to stop Seattle from removing homeless encampments, the City Council voted yesterday to dismantle the Navigation Team, a team of police and outreach workers seen above during a removal in May. The move is likely to frustrate business groups and neighborhoods that have lobbied for the city to be more aggressive in removing camps.(Photo: Erika Schultz / The Seattle Times)…”

    SWE’s Take: Its cheery news like this that’s driving 6000 Uber rich household incomes out of Seattle.

    “…Republican Loren Culp will face Gov. Jay Inslee in November, after new vote tallies yesterday confirmed Culp’s second-place finish in the primary. Here’s a quick snapshot of where other election results stand, with hundreds of thousands of votes to be counted…”

    SWE’s take: 100s of thousands of mail in votes left to be counted to date? This mail in vote process is slow and subpar? Time will tell.

    “…The FAA is accusing Boeing of harassing safety inspectors. The agency has proposed a fine of more than $1.25 million, alleging that senior managers in South Carolina pressured and berated engineers and inspectors designated to represent the FAA in airplane safety inspections…”

    SWE’s Take: FAA and Boeing are at each other’s throats blaming each other for this pitiful safety examination with no end…sounds like complete lack of negotiation ability of Boeing South Carolina and FAA is the cherry on the sundae…

    “… Facebook has deleted a post by President Donald Trump for violating its policy against spreading misinformation about the coronavirus. Twitter blocked the Trump campaign from tweeting until it removed a post with the same video. Amid the flood of falsehoods out there, digital-literacy experts share key ways to sort out what’s real…”

    SWE’s Take: Yeah I voted for Facebook/Twitter in 2016, they are credible and honest…LOL…where’s the experts? Where’s Waldo? same conundrum as Tim leaving the Bubble IMO.

    Good News: I talked to folks all over Kent and almost all think the same thing I do now, the Killer Flu data of case increases is totally misleading and lies. The folks wearing no masks are embraced by Safeway workers as heroes now? Have you noticed a lot cheat now and uncover the mask from their nose to breath.

    GAME OVER

  203. 2703
    ruxpert says:

    RE: Erik @ 2699
    Hi Erik,
    Ya, the hyper hysteria is off the charts huh?>

    Floyd Protests, etc ?
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    Why was four years in jail not enough motivation for him to do what he was told and to reduce the risk of re-arrest? Because he was higher than a kite on a cocktail of illegal drugs, mainly fentanyl. Floyd had 19ng/ml of fentanyl in his blood. Fatal levels have ranged between 3ng/ml to 58ng/ml and Duane Cates in this video argues that Floyd died of an overdose, calling him a “dead man walking” at the time of his arrest.
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    But who is running the protests?

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    Video:
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  204. 2704
  205. 2705
    Erik says:

    RE: don @ 2701
    You can get first lien Helocs now days. Sometimes they are called all in one mortgage. HELOCs calculate the interest per day based on what you owe. So if you owed 400k and had 300k laying around, you could put that money down on the heloc and pay less interest. Also, I believe helocs are simple interest and you pay more principal initially where standard mortgages, you pay almost all interest in the beginning.

    Also if you owned 10 properties and had first lien helocs on all the properties, you would be very liquid. If you wanted to use $150k to buy a new house, you could easily pull it out and not get charged loan fees, just pay a little higher payment. Banks don’t advertise this because they don’t make as much money on them. Very low fees to initiate.

    I am going to try it out and let you know. I just hate paying banks so much money. Mortgages are a screw job to make banks rich.

    Go on YouTube and look up “Kwak first lien heloc.” They day you can pay off your mortgage way faster. Seems pretty logical, I just wanted to see if anyone else has done that.

  206. 2706
    whatsmyname says:

    NWMLS numbers are out for July. King County SFR’s, (RES only), just edged into a new all-time high for median price at $727,500. Of course, much variation in individual areas.

  207. 2707
    David says:

    By Eastsider @ 2700:

    Real Estate related? LOL

    https://cliffmass.blogspot.com/2020/08/seattle-city-in-fear-can-be-restored.html

    You won’t read about it in the Seattle Times.

    I’ve already decided to use my Socom 458 and shoot for looters/rioters peni$e$ and va!gina$ if they get anywhere close to me. Like this: https://youtu.be/vtvkSHrYrn4?t=828

    By close, I mean within several hundred feet but generally moving in my direction.

    I’ve named this movement the ‘Dictakers & Salad Tossers”.

  208. 2708
    David says:

    By whatsmyname @ 2691:

    RE: David @ 2690 – First you say it wouldn’t have happened to another race; then you say we wouldn’t be hearing about it if it were another race.

    But perhaps you can show me some cases of 6 year old black kids driving stolen motorcycles in the minivan as the family drives down the street. This is blind unreasoning bigotry. No evidence that cooperation will help – or was lacking in this case.

    Aren’t you a person of interest in a serial killing that happened up here?

    I see ole Marcel is the brother-from-another-mother who killed those black folks in CHOPenis. Like I said, the statistics don’t lie.

    The Routine Activity Theory lives on.

    BLM is a dead letter ultimately – a terrorist organization.

  209. 2709
    Erik says:

    The real estate market is about to tank. Get ready to buy.

  210. 2710
    David says:

    RE: Erik @ 2709 – You think? Why?

    They just delivered dirt today for another new house two doors down from me.

  211. 2711
    don says:

    RE: Erik @ 2705

    Interesting… it’s curious why mortgage servicers wouldn’t be running scared then.

    Please keep us posted on what your experience is with it.

  212. 2712
    kenmorem says:

    simpleshowing vs redfin vs traditional agent?
    https://www.simpleshowing.com/blog/simpleshowing-vs-redfin-vs-the-traditional-real-estate-broker-how-do-they-compare

    i will be selling a property in the near future (next month).

    i have used trad agent on previous sale (with 2.5% seller fee). very skilled. good service.

    curious if anyone has experience with SS or RF above. sale price is going to be $250-275k, so a few percent isn’t like the end of the world.

  213. 2713
    softwarengineer says:

    RE: whatsmyname @ 2706

    SFH’s Only at $725K average $CASH$ bag buyer too? If that’s how these “$CASH$ bag lemmings” are spending $CASH$ then “We Buy Ugly Houses” [like SWE or Erik] for $CASH$ [like 50% of $725K??] are the savvy investors. The Milenials and Gen-Z kids get inheritance $CASH$ in large amounts and squander it on full average price listed prices…. they don’t have a clue IMO and this is not savvy investing.

    Good comment Erik….mortgages on listed home prices are a rip-off. You understand.

  214. 2714
    David says:

    By kenmorem @ 2712:

    simpleshowing vs redfin vs traditional agent?
    https://www.simpleshowing.com/blog/simpleshowing-vs-redfin-vs-the-traditional-real-estate-broker-how-do-they-compare

    i will be selling a property in the near future (next month).

    i have used trad agent on previous sale (with 2.5% seller fee). very skilled. good service.

    curious if anyone has experience with SS or RF above. sale price is going to be $250-275k, so a few percent isn’t like the end of the world.

    I used Savvy Lane last year, Redfin before that, and Duffy Real Estate (discount broker for sales). If they are putting a good dal in writing then and listing on MLS then why not.

    The caveat is that selling the house is different. From real-world experience, the showing agents pay REALLY CLOSE attention to the % commission they make. But IMO, the buyers are what drive the showings – not the agents.

    Caveat 2: The first offer or two is usually the highest offer.

    Caveat 3: If you are in a really hot area – use Savvy Lane and just pay $500ish to list. It will sell. (I’m not a big fan of Savvy because they’re system is pitiful compared to Duffy in Atlanta). BUT who cares if you are in a really hot area. – $500 is a deal and the house will often sell itself.

  215. 2715
    softwarengineer says:

    RE: softwarengineer @ 2713
    Time to Gulp the Coffee down, read the brief:

    “… Bellevue aims to stop crashes before they happen, using artificial intelligence
    A high-tech analysis of 40 intersections in Bellevue found that near-misses are a reliable predictor of where future crashes will happen. The detailed data is spurring steps like adding left-turn signals at 124th Avenue Northeast and Northeast Eighth Street, above. A city transportation planner calls this a step toward “a future where people don’t have to get hurt … to bring about safety.” (Photo: Mike Siegel / The Seattle Times) ..”

    SWE’s Take: The term artificial intelligence and just “cheap” camera electronics at intersections with laptop computers is a joke. AI isn’t anything computer, ask a MIT scientist. Its safety analysis record has no data, so there’s no way we can fact check this news.

    “…Seattle schools’ plan for this fall has so many gaps that “I don’t even know where to begin,” one School Board member said as the board pushed for a new outdoor option, with just a week left to decide…”

    SWE’s take: I’m sure families depending on two incomes and a normal face to face school year to pay the rent will just love Seattle public schools in the rain and out doors, do they wear rain parkas???….LOL

    Good News: I get a hair cut today….my hair dresser is back in business. She bought a Renton Condo and her HOA in Renton is $600/mo. That ain’t chump change.

  216. 2716
    David says:

    Anyone who knows me, knows that I think 30% or cops have no business being cops based upon my experience as a defense attorney (including multiple murder cases).

    BUT, the poor cops in Portland MUST be getting extremely worn-out and tired. Seattle cops also I suppose.

    Who is going to find the cops guilty if they suddenly blast the a$$es off these rioters? Not me. If they outright slaughtered 100 “Moms”, I’d cheer. Destroy the black-clad Antifa and BLM crowd causing 200 funerals: I’d cheer.

  217. 2717
    David says:

    RE: David @ 2716 – “Moms” = Fat Chicks with Blathering Minds and Fat Faces.

  218. 2718
    ARDELL says:

    RE: softwarengineer @ 2648

    I’m in Palm Springs with my girls. But know that a higher % of new vs used will artificially raise the median. One of the things I will parse out when I get back. But I am seeing some crazy high priced resale listings selling fast. Record low interest rates are driving prices.

  219. 2719
    SnP says:

    If anyone still reads this for real estate and such.

    We just refinanced a 30 year for 2.75%. we just bought last year so the savings on interest made it a no brainier.

    Escrow said if she could work 14 hours a day she would they are so busy with refinances. However it was harder to refinance with the same lender than it was to buy our home last year. They constantly asked for proof we were still employed during the process and had us attest that we don’t know our employment is at risk.

  220. 2720
    ruxpert says:

    ‘High gear’: Inventory stays tight in Seattle-area housing market, even with increase in listings
    By Becca Savransky, SeattlePI , Friday, August 7, 2020
    https://www.seattlepi.com/seattlenews/article/inventory-tight-in-seattle-housing-market-july-15467074.php

  221. 2721
    ruxpert says:

    Did this man really try to board a bus with an ATM?
    https://youtu.be/hgQDkpsZxco

  222. 2722
    redmondjp says:

    Ruh Roh Raggy . . .

    Cancel Culture cancels Cliff Mass from NPR . . .

    https://cliffmass.blogspot.com/2020/08/seattle-city-in-fear-can-be-restored.html

    So much for tolerance and diversity of thought at NPR!

    Enjoy your city Seattleites; the most recent election proves that you haven’t learned your lesson yet and continue to keep putting marxist politicians in power, all the way up to our state’s attorney general and governor.

    Welcome to the “fundamental transformation of America” that Obama mentioned hundreds of times while he was the president.

    Sell your house in Seattle while it still has any value. No, I’m not kidding. Your company will let you now work from anywhere – move to somewhere that police will still show up at your house when you call them. You can’t put a price on your family’s safety.

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