Paul - Far from Balanced

I think the headline is having some fun with me here, but whatever. I’ll allow it. We’re a little late, but it’s better than never.  And, we’ve attached the chart this time, so we’re super excited. Everything’s coming up Milhouse....
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Paul - An Unremarkable Shift

Before we start, and sticking with our quote of the week, here’s a little extra for you faithful readers in honor of the Pearl Jam Home Shows. I heard they played for over three hours last night. Great track. Great album....
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Ray - Have the Drive to Drive?

Zillow and HERE Technologies have released a very interesting analysis aimed to track down the best home and rent values when compared against the commute to downtown Seattle. It’s a slick tool to help answer one of the biggest issues...
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Paul - 9021-Oh Damn!

Crack open that piggy bank, cash out your Bitcoin investments and sell-off your vintage action figures. Have I got a deal for you! How about a 157-acre lot on a mountain high above Beverly Hills? Build your very own 1.5...
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Liv - So Much Drama...

Keeping with our California theme today, it looks like the living legend, Snoop Dogg, has run into some issues with his recent mansion remodel. The Doggfather is currently suing his contractor for not paying subs and living up to their...
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Ray - Let's be smart about this

The new Amazon/Lennar Connected Home is now open to tour near Atlanta. As people become more and more used to having Alexa in their life, even while “she” is maniacally laughing unprovoked, it was only a matter of time before...
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La’Cee - La Maison du Robot

The world’s first residents of a 3D printed home are moving in. Project Yhnova in France spared no effort in showing off what this technology has to offer, particularly with the curved walls everywhere and the impressive build time. The...
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Paul - Buzzwords Are A Buzzin'

I haven’t commented on the monthly NWMLS press release in a while, but this is a good month to get back into the routine. Click here to see the most recent report and view the data at the bottom. I’ve...
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La’Cee – Tariff-ied

Maybe the headline is a touch overdramatic, but it was too hard to resist. In case you haven’t heard, construction material prices have been sky-high and rising for some time now. Just for an example, according to the NAHB and...
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Paul - The Oooo's and Ahhh's

With the 4thof July upon us why not get a little festive? La’Cee’s already handled the heady stuff, so here are some random thoughts to share around the grill. The current American flag was designed by a high school kid...
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Paul - GOOOOOAAAAAAALLLL!!!

Lots to talk about in recent days, but seriously, how awesome/stupid is Space Force? Bike-shares were a big hit at the Fremont Solstice Parade (trust me, don’t Google it), but most importantly…WORLD CUP!!! Not only is the greatest game ever...
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Paul - Bubble Bobble?

CoreLogic has recently released its findings from an analysis of 100 of the country’s top real estate markets to determine which areas are either “undervalued”, “at value” or “overvalued”. By comparing how income growth aligns with rising home prices, this...
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Paul - Seattle, You're Doing It Wrong

Last week we heard about the Seattle City Council’s plan to ease the affordable housing and homelessness situation. The plan is to impose a tax of 26 cents per hour per employee affecting 3% of Seattle’s largest businesses. $20M of...
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La’Cee - Catchin' Some Rays

California’s State Energy Commission is expected to approve new energy standards requiring solar panels on the roofs of most new homes, condos and apartment buildings from 2020 onward. This will make California the first state to have a solar panel...
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Paul - Heigh Ho, Heigh Ho

Job growth and inward migration are two key factors we often look to when measuring the strength of our housing market. So, where are we in the big picture? Recently the Bureau of Labor Statistics released their 2017 report of...
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Ray - Mustang Sally Gets an Orca Card

Last week the Seattle City Council passed new parking reforms in an effort to reduce in-city traffic and carbon emissions. Under the past requirement, a developer did not have to include off-street parking in areas deemed to have “Frequent Transit Service”. The...
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