Seattle Real Estate in 2023 (via Parks & Recreation)

What will the Seattle real estate market look like eight years from now? Not much different than it does today, if “Parks & Recreation” is to be believed. For those who have been living in a TV culture vacuum for the last seven years, Parks & Recreation was an NBC TV show about local government […]

A Humorous Take on Foreign Buyers Driving Up Prices

Over in the New Yorker (where the issue of foreign buyers is more substantial than a few vague anecdotes): Stop Complaining That I, Zathbog of Planet Cibwarv, Am Inflating U.S. Housing Prices I’m told there’s a familiar narrative that unfolds whenever you try to buy property in a cosmopolitan American city these days. You find […]

Boeing Mural on Colby Street in Everett

Top 10 Future Uses for the 98-Acre Boeing Everett Factory

With the future of Boeing airplane manufacturing inevitably moving to less expensive states (sped along the way by last night’s Machinists Union vote), we may as well start work now on determining a new use for the 98-acre Boeing Everett Factory, currently the world’s largest building by volume. Here are my top 10 proposed future […]

Even More Delightful NAR Propaganda

An instant classic: This video brings up a number of questions: Who is this nebulous evil entity that is “threatening the dream of home ownership”? How does a moving van across the street mean that my grandkid won’t be able to buy a home? Wouldn’t it put many NAR members out of business if everyone […]

True-to-Life Housing Bubble Monopoly Remake

My brother-in-law pointed me toward this segment of The Colbert Report that aired back on August 3rd. I hadn’t seen it yet, and since I got a laugh out of it I thought was worth sharing here: [hana-flv-player video=”” width=”600″ height=”338″ description=”Colbert Report – New Monopoly” player=”5″ autoload=”true” autoplay=”false” loop=”false” autorewind=”false” /] You can watch […]

Real Actual Listing Photos: User-Submitted Potpourri

It’s time for another installment of Real Actual Listing Photos. Once a month (or so) I round up some of the most bizarre listing photos from around the Seattle area and post them here, with brief excerpts from the real actual listing description, and probably a bit of snarky commentary. The idea for this series […]