Nearly a Third of Sellers Will Overprice On Purpose

Full disclosure: The Tim is employed by Redfin. On Monday I posted the results of a new quarterly survey of home sellers that we’re doing at Redfin. This part in particular stood out to me as I was analyzing the responses: …when asked how they approach pricing their home 32% of sellers indicated that they […]

REO Roundup: The Long, Slow Path to Market Clearing

A handful of non-number-based stories about foreclosures have popped up lately that I thought might be interesting to highlight here for discussion. First up, Diana Olick with CNBC: Vacant Homes Will Drown Housing Recovery A real estate source I knew recently told me about a guy he knows in Atlanta who has been hired by […]

Seattle Bubble Census Results

It’s been nearly four months since we ran our month-long census of Seattle Bubble readers, and it’s high time that I shared the results. During the month the survey was open, 1,147 people responded. While there were ten questions on the survey form, I won’t bore everyone with a complete, detailed breakdown of every single […]

KUOW Seeking Stories from Commercial Real Estate Investors

I received the following request from a KUOW reporter that I thought was worth forwarding on to the general reading audience: Another of our reporters is working on a story on commercial real estate investment. I recognize that your blog follows residential real estate more closely, but I know many of the people reading it […]

Great Reports from Redfin and Zillow

There has been some great stuff coming out of our Seattle-area “alternative” real estate businesses Redfin and Zillow this week that deserve to be mentioned. First up, Redfin came out with a great paper called Seven Tactics for Real Estate Bargaining. Check out their blog post announcing the study here. They analyzed recent sales data […]