We’re all getting squeezed for space; builders, developers, buyers, etc. Some relief can be found in the North and South Sound markets, as well as to the East. But let’s talk about the West.

With 405, 167, I-5 and 520 jammed, challenging commutes have become as much a part of our daily lives as coffee.

As the Seattle Times reports, thankfully our ship has arrived. If you haven’t heard, a new fast ferry is taking people from Bremerton to Seattle in 28 minutes. It’s a trip that used to take an hour or more. This means people will be able to buy a home with amazing views for much less, commute to Seattle easily (about the time it takes to drive from Everett on a good day) and even get to sit and enjoy that cup of coffee without worrying about the new distracted driver laws.

Is it time for B-Town (new moniker, coined by Paul) to thrive?

So I’m not a millennial.  I think by the numbers I’m Gen X.  No, no, I am a Gen X’er.  Whew.  I feel better.  I’m defined.

The M’s get a bad rap (trying hard to not say the word “millennial” because I’m so tired of hearing everyone’s favorite new buzzword).  But so do the X’ers.  Hell, the Boomers even get a bad rap. Do you sense a trend?

In any event, here’s a fun link about the M’s changing the marketplace.  They haven’t yet, but they will.  Do buying/purchasing habits change as we get older?  Of course they do. Is the use of technology and pre-buying research limited to one group because of the year(s) they were born?  Naw, don’t think so.