Redfin Flourishing Despite Downturn, Dirty Tricks

A couple of national outlets have had interesting stories about Redfin in the last few days. Since you’re not likely to read about it in the “we pretend Redfin doesn’t exist” local agent blogs, I thought I’d highlight them here. First up is a New York Times story that claims the bursting of the real […]

Wall Street Journal: Seattle No Longer Special

Seattle got a little bit of attention in a recent Wall Street Journal story titled Housing Slump Starts to Hit Stronger Cities: It’s getting harder to hide from the housing bust. Tight credit, fragile consumer confidence and a weakening economy are slowing sales and depressing prices even in some places — such as the Pacific […]

Weekend Local News Roundup

Here’s a roundup of some local real estate stories that came out this weekend. The Times and the P-I give Redfin some free advertising by covering their list of Seven Tactics for Selling Your Home. According to the Times, local builder Quadrant Homes (owned by Weyerhaeuser) is impervious to the housing market slowdown. From the […]