The first MLS press release of 2019 is out. If you haven’t seen it, you can read it here.

So here’s, like, you know, my opinion, man.

Price for today.  For right now! Inventory is low. Rates? Who knows. Prices are still up. Just not as much.

We had it good. We ALL had it really good for 18 months, or so. The fact of the matter is people buy and sell homes in every market. We needed some realism and we got some.

There is still some amount of uncertainty out in our little slice of the world. Much of it includes things we simply cannot control. However, we CAN control our product, our pricing, our presentation and our salesmanship. Don’t be a nihilist. Stay in the process and the results will follow, man, or dude, or whatever.


In case you haven’t heard, which would be shocking, this weekend the “Seattle Squeeze” begins with the closing of the Alaskan Way Viaduct, FOREVER. Personally I prefer “Viadoom” or “Carmageddon” now that I’ve heard The City banned the use of those terms.

The Seattle Times recently published about the great migration to Kitsap County, placing it in the Top 5 counties targeted by King County movers. It also holds the highest growth percentage, up 29%.

So, if you thought a 30-minute Fast Ferry commute was going to solve your problems, then you’re not the only one. If you’re a builder who got in early, well played!