Friday Flashback: Expect prices to “go quite a bit higher.”

Here’a a great gem that was posted on Rain City Guide in April 2006 by Chuck Reiling: Are We Brewing A Bubble In Seattle? Probably the most frequent single question I get as a realtor from my friends and clients and contacts is “Are we in a real estate bubble?” …there are two kinds of […]

Real Estate Agents: Advocates, or Deadweight?

Rain City Guide, once a strong source of interesting locally-relevant real estate discussions, has been a lot less locally-focused since the housing bubble began to deflate, but lately things have been heating up a bit over there with some firely discussions about the value (or lack thereof) provided by real estate agents. Way back in […]

Seattle Real Estate Reporting: There Can Be Only One

When I started Seattle Bubble just over four years ago in August 2005, there were many sources for local real estate news—The Seattle Times, The Seattle P-I, Rain City Guide, etc… I started this site not due to a lack of news sources, but due to what I felt was a lack of consumer-oriented local […]

Local Real Estate Search Consolidates and Expands

Couple of interesting developments in local real estate search this week. First up, local discount brokerage Findwell (a Seattle Bubble advertiser) announced today that they are partnering with Estately to provide a more user-friendly search experience. Sounds like it should be a good match for both parties. A good search tool was the one (big) […]

Banks Undercutting Themselves at Courthouse Foreclosure Auctions

This weekend’s open thread touched on one example of a bank bidding nearly 25% less than what it was owed for a foreclosed home at the courthouse auction. Well, our good friend Jillayne Schlicke over at Rain City Guide actually attended a foreclosure auction a week ago, and wrote up an interesting post on this […]

P-I’s Aubrey Cohen Tackles the Real Estate “Debate”

Rain City Guide, Seattle Real Estate Professionals, and Seattle Bubble all get mentions in Aubrey Cohen’s latest piece for the P-I: Debate over real estate goes online Real estate agent John “Mack” McCoy wasn’t expecting an argument when he started blogging about housing and commenting on other posts and news stories online. “I started out […]

The Tim on Internet Radio with Rain City Guide

At 4:00 today I’ll be joining Dustin and the Rain City Guide crew for a live podcast sort of thing that they’re calling Rain City Radio. You can join in on the conversation via chat or call-in by going here, or via the embedded widget on this post (if I did it right).  If you […]