Stupid Legislative "Solutions"

Here’s an article that appeared in the Everett Herald a few weeks ago about yet another misguided legislative attempt to solve the “housing crisis.” One of the bills Nathan Gorton is backing in the Legislature this year sounds like it makes too much sense to do anything but go down in flames. What he’d like […]

"This is a great time to buy a home."

Check out this absolutely delightful paid advertisement masquerading as a “guest editorial” in today’s Seattle Times. It’s penned by Mr. Samuel L. Anderson, the executive officer of the Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties. The media have been all abuzz over the past year about the softening in the housing market. … At […]

Big Picture: Supply vs. Demand

Why have residential real estate prices experienced an unusually rapid increase in last few years? That’s the big question that we all want the answer to, right? There’s one argument that goes something like this: There just aren’t enough homes for everyone. People are moving to the Puget Sound at a rapid pace, and homebuilding […]