Real Estate When Big Tech Takes Our Culture…                       “We need some drumsticks. I can’t find my drumsticks!” said the drummer for Ben Harper. I was working in cable access television at the time, and was setting up lights and tripods to interview Harper. (If you’re unfamiliar, search for him online – he’s […]
Real Estate Buying and Selling In The Pacific Northwest: A Beginner’s Guide If you have been following the recent discussions on recession and the upcoming expectations, then you are familiar with what this could mean for Seattle as a whole and for real estate. If you have not been following along though, let me bring you up to speed. Matthew Gardner Windermere’s Chief Economist sat down for […]
Affordable Housing The ‘R’-Word Has People Panic Stricken! I’ve been seeing the word “Recession” a lot in the news and I have several people ask me about it in terms of buying or selling a house. So I took the opportunity to call up Matthew Gardner, the Chief Economist for Windermere. Side note: Windermere is the only Real Estate company in the region […]
Economy Americans are now worth $100 Trillion, but the top 10% own almost all of it.   Believe it or not, the bottom 50% of American households represent only 10% of the country’s wealth. Put another way, the wealthiest 10% of Americans are worth more than the other 90% of people combined. Think about that for a minute. The raw numbers are laid out in a fascinating article in the Wall […]
Economy Is the iBuyer a thing now?   The latest buzz in the Real Estate world is the concept of the iBuyer. Basically, it’s the idea that when a consumer is thinking about selling their home, they can simply go online and sell it with minimal hassle and fuss. Just click a version of the “Buy My House” button, provide some personal […]
Affordable Housing The Gentrification Of Seattle From Two Angles. By Ron Upshaw and Logic Amen.   I’ve spent a good chunk of my life living in “transitional neighborhoods.” At least that’s what they were called when I bought in. Now these areas are being referred to as a “gentrifiable census tracts.” Seattle is now the 3rd most gentrifying city in America according to a […]
Children BLOG 4 | Why your newborn baby should have her own house. I recently had lunch with a good friend of mine who’s about to have a baby girl. Through the course of our conversation I said, “Have you ever thought about buying a house for your baby?” There was a bit of an awkward pause, and she responded, “What do you mean?” I then started to […]
Eastside BLOG 3 | What Set Of Problems Do You Want? (And “None” is not an answer) What set of problems do you want to have? This was the topic of conversation I was having with my Dad as we drove around in Naples Florida on my recent visit there. I was marveling at the local housing prices after I popped into an open house near my folks place. The average price […]
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