Bottom-Calling Checkup: Finally Almost There

Full disclosure: The Tim is employed by Redfin. It’s been quite a while since we checked in on the various bottom-calling methods I introduced way back in February 2009, so let’s take a look. First off, here’s the official forecast I made in my wrap-up post: So my personal bottom call for the Seattle real […]

Official King Co. Economic Forecast Cites Seattle Bubble

Apparently Tom Goodwin, King County’s Chief Economist and head of the Office of Economic and Financial Analysis is a Seattle Bubble reader, citing my chart of the decline from peak in Seattle’s Case-Shiller tiers in a recent presentation to the Regional Policy Committee (be patient, the video takes a little while to load): You can […]

What’s the Bright Spot in Today’s Market?

I had the privilege last night of moderating a panel discussion about local and national real estate for the Seattle Alternative Investment Association (SAIA). The panel consisted of: Stan Humphries, Zillow Chief Economist Tim Terrill, Chief Operating Officer of Walton Development and Management Karen Weaver, Head of Market Strategy and Research at Seer Capital The […]

Low Rates Make WA Real Estate Appear Undervalued

I was going through some older posts recently, looking for some ideas of data sets to update, when I came across this November 2007 post written by Deejayoh: Washington Real Estate: 40% overvalued? Here’s a brief excerpt from his post: I ran across this very interesting analysis of the California real estate market by Goldman […]