The Many Ways to Connect with Seattle Bubble

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The Housing ATM is Dead. Good Riddance.

I was playing around a bit with Google Insights for Search when I came across this rather telling chart. The dark blue line below represents the general interest in real estate topics, as measured by Google. No surprise that it peaked in July 2005 and has been on a steady down trend ever since. The […]

Google Searches: Real Estate Still Not Past Bottom

It’s been almost two years since we first looked at Google’s Real Estate Index, and I thought it was past time for another visit to this particular data set. To save you the time it would take to re-visit the old post, here’s Google’s description of what they’re doing: The Google Real Estate Index tracks […]

How-To: Find Bank-Owned Homes

I received a few questions in the comments and via email last week about how to find bank-owned homes, so I thought I’d put together a little guide. For the purposes of this post, we’ll consider foreclosures in three stages: Pre-Foreclosure, Unlisted Bank-Owned, and On-Market Bank-Owned. Pre-Foreclosure A home in pre-foreclosure is one where the […]

Google Search Trends Suggest Real Estate Not Yet at Bottom

A couple of readers alerted me to an interesting feature that has been added sometime recently to Google’s financial tools, the Google Real Estate Index. Obviously like most of the statistics provided by Google, this index tracks searches. Here is their description: The Google Real Estate Index tracks queries related to “real estate, mortgage, rent, […]

Stalled Development Map: Over 75 Stalled Projects Mapped

Here’s another update on the Seattle Bubble interactive stalled / slow development map. In the month and a half since the launch of the map, readers have contributed 76 stalled and/or slowed residential developments in the greater Seattle area. The Bothell area still has the largest representation, and even months after starting the map, I […]

Google Real Estate Search Maps Nationwide Foreclosures

I’ve known about Google’s foray into real estate search for some time now, but since the feature set pales in comparison to the offerings over at Redfin and Estately, I haven’t really spent much time with it. However, today I learned of an interesting feature that Google seems to do a much better job at […]