March Reporting Roundup

I would have posted the reporting roundup on Saturday, but I was out of town for the weekend, and my only Internet access was dial-up (*shudder*). The tone of this month’s reporting isn’t too much different from last month, except that we’ve got a small dose of optimism thanks to a slight spring improvement. Of […]

February Reporting Roundup

Here comes this month’s market reporting roundup. After seven months of declining/flat prices, declining year-over-year sales in 27 of the last 28 months, and 23 straight months of an ever-increasing number of homes on the market, I think we can officially declare that the Seattle-area housing market is in a slump. Of course, while the […]

HouseValues CFO Jumps Ship

HouseValues, a locally-based online real estate agent lead generator has been swirling the drain since the national real estate market first started slowing down last year. They were in the news again yesterday, as their CFO jumped ship. For the second time in a year, Kirkland-based HouseValues is restructuring its executive team and laying off […]

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 […]

Seattle Delightfully Immune to Housing Downturn

Another day, another syndicated Associated Press article reprinted in the Seattle Times with an abundant dose of rah-rah local cheerleading awkwardly thrown in by Elizabeth Rhodes (additions in italic): U.S. home prices drop for quarter; not so here. U.S. home prices marked a quarterly decline for the first time in 13 years in the third […]

Link Roundup: Condos So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades

While I was enjoying a relaxing weekend with my visiting brother-in-law, playing a copious amount of Xbox 360 and Wii games, the local press was going into overdrive with the real estate booster articles. It’s not worth my time or yours to have separate posts for each of them, so here is a link roundup. […]

Lawrence Yun confirms: Seattle is Special

Picked this up from Aubrey Cohen’s blog. Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist for the NAR and well-known real estate seer has confirmed what our local press and real estate folks have know for years: Seattle really is special! It’s about jobs and Microsoft millionaires. Why didn’t we think about that?!?! Seattle a “superstar” market Seattle is […]