18-Months Later, Reflections on “A House By The Park”

A few weeks ago I linked to Urbnlivn’s follow-up with Mike Davidson regarding his custom-built home near Discovery Park, mentioned on these pages back in 2009: Q&A with A House By The Park Today Mike posted his own follow-up on his own site that’s well worth reading: A Year And A Half After Moving In […]

They’re not making any more land… OR ARE THEY?

Okay, so maybe living in a converted bus isn’t for you. Maybe you want to own some actual land. One theory we’ve all heard over and over for why real estate is always a good long-term investment is that “they’re not making any more land.” As it turns out, “they” may not be making any […]

DIY Seattle Home Ownership on the Cheap

A couple months ago I pointed out Mike Davidson’s excellent home-building journal A House by the Park, in which he is chronicling his step-by-step process to build a custom home in Magnolia. When I posted that link, some readers complained that Mike’s project was too high-end to be of much use to your more average […]

Local First-Hand Journal of the Custom Home-Building Process

I had the pleasure of speaking with Mike Davidson (founder and CEO of Newsvine) at last week’s No News is Bad News event. During our conversation, he alerted me to an excellent blog that he has been updating since October 2007 in which he is chronicling his journey to build a custom home: A House […]

DIY Solution for Affordable Housing

I expect August stats from the NWMLS to be posted either today or tomorrow, but here’s something from the lighter side to kill some time until then. Mark Zimmerman (zim) had a problem that many have been faced with thanks to the housing bubble: A few years back, I got tired of living the American […]