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July Reporting Roundup

It’s that time of the month again—time to check in with our trusty local real estate mouthpieces “reporters” in the local press. What do Rhodes, Cohen, Benbow, Boone, and newcomer Dan Beekman (with the Tacoma News Tribune) have for us this month? Read on to find out… Warning: Sarcasm Ahead Elizabeth Rhodes, Seattle Times:Housing prices […]

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June Reporting Roundup

Before we get into what the usual suspects in the local press had to say about the housing market’s performance in June, let’s take a look at the NWMLS press release that accompanied the release of last month’s statistics: Housing Prices Around Washington State Rising at More Modest Rates Kirkland, Wash. (July 5, 2007) – […]

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May Reporting Roundup

It’s that time of the month again… time to check in with the local press to hear the same old regurgitated message about how great and healthy our housing market is. Elizabeth Rhodes, Seattle Times: What gives? Local home-sales market is softening, but prices keep rising Local home sales cool off; why are prices still […]

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April Reporting Roundup

Here’s a compilation of what your local press (aka real estate advertisers) had to say about last month’s home sales data from the NWMLS. It’s depressing to think that these sources are where most people get their news of the market from… Elizabeth Rhodes, Seattle Times:King County home prices keep rising, bucking national trendBuying a […]

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March Reporting Roundup

Back from my busy week of travel and recharged over the Easter weekend, it’s time to post the March roundup. As usual, let’s kick things off with Seattle’s #1 real estate cheerleader, Ms. Rhodes, with her fawning article about all about how great and wonderful it is that median prices increased last month. After stalling […]