KUOW Discusses Seattle’s Real Estate Mess

Seattle’s local NPR station KUOW ran an interesting segment yesterday morning called Navigating the Current Housing Market. KUOW host Steve Scher has real estate agent / appraiser Richard Hagar and Urban League housing director Linda Taylor in-studio to discuss how we got where we are, and what’s going on right now with real estate in […]

Friday Link Roundup: Slow Sales, Foreclosures, Deceptive Stats

Got a bunch of things to share with everybody that have built up over the past week, so let’s just get right into it. First up, a couple of stories that take a look at the big picture local numbers… Aubrey Cohen, Seattle P-I: Washington sees nation’s largest drop in sales Patricia Murphy, KUOW: Bad […]

WaMu Exec Warned Board of Pending Collapse Years Ago

Interesting story from NPR: Washington Mutual Executive Predicted Collapse For casual observers, bank collapses like this one [WaMu] may seem to have appeared out of the blue. But for executives like William Longbrake, who worked at Washington Mutual for 26 years before September’s tumult, the collapse looked more like a slow unraveling. Longbrake served as […]

Seattle Bubble Speaks out Against Bailouts on NPR

Stop the Mortgage Bailout, Patrick.net, and Seattle Bubble were featured this morning in a segment called Opposition to Proposed Homeowner Bailout Growing on NPR about the various government bailout plans. You can listen to the full three-minute segment on NPR’s website. Here’s a little clip of my appearance: https://seattlebubble.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2008/04/npr_2008-04-09-clip.mp3 The house Mr. Kaste and I […]