Welcome to 2017

2016 is out like a gone thing and 2017 is here.  The weather is downright chilly, but from what I can see, the market hasn’t really noticed.  We had a couple quieter weeks there in December, but things are picking right back up now that the holidays are over.  It’s going to be an interesting…

Housing is a Human Right Panel

Last Thursday evening I braved the (not-yet-existent) snow storm to go to the Housing is a Human Right panel hosted at the Seattle Central Library.  It had a really good mix of panelists; Sandra McNeill from T.R.U.S.T. South LA, Elena Perian from the Benson East Support Group Board (a community in Kent), Andy Reicher from…

New Brokerage

You may have noticed the site looks a little different today.  That’s because I’ve moved!  Well, moved brokerages.  I’m now working with WP & Associates, and I’m pretty excited about the change.  Their main office is based in Bellevue, but that’s not going to change my focus.  If anything, I expect working with them will…

Bussing Broker: Week 31

Super busy this week, but I made it out for a quick tour today.  I snagged a ride on the 49 to take a look at some properties at the north end of the neighborhood.  Today was a great day for properties with a view – lots of dramatic clouds over the water with piercing…

Bussing Broker: Week 30

This time of year, any day that’s a bikable day is worth snagging, and I snagged this one.  It was still a bit drizzly when I headed out, but that cleared up and it wound up being a nice day.  I saw five properties, all of them relatively easy to get to via bike from…

Bussing Broker: Week 29

Client needs meant I snagged a car anyway, and while I had it, I dashed out for tour on Queen Anne.  This is the one part of town where even my boundless enthusiasm can’t quite overcome the conveniences a car provides.  Lots of divided streets that don’t share elevations, lots of extremely steep streets that…

Bussing Broker: Week 28

The sun is shining and I shamelessly abandoned the office for a lunch time tour.  I hopped on the train, took it down to Pioneer Square, then worked my way north until I was at Westlake station.  Back on the train and back to work.  That netted me visits to five properties and some spectacularly…

Bussing Broker: Week Jury Summons

I was just getting back into a streak when, out of nowhere, Jury Summons! Actually, it wasn’t very out of nowhere.  I was summoned in August, replied with a, “Hahaha, no, try October,” and they obliged.  Nevertheless, it means I spent my property tour time this week hanging out at the Federal courthouse and raising…

Bussing Broker: Week 27

This week was a car week in Queen Anne.  I made it to five places before I had to dash off to meet a client.  I went for houses in the less transit-accessible portions of the neighborhood.  There was a fun range available, with some in need of a lot of TLC and others that…

Bussing Broker: Week 26

Queen Anne hill remains my great nemesis.  Someday I will take my bike there without suffering ignominious defeat.  Today was not that day because I opted to leave the bike home.  I have no regrets. If we use a very generous concept of lunch break, I snuck off to tour during today’s.  The 8 runs…

Bussing Broker: Week 25

We’re back! Happy autumn.  I really should have expected that the entire summer would go by before I had time to make a habit of property tour again, but here we are.  I did get back in with enthusiasm. Yesterday I hopped onto my bike and took a look at two properties, a house in…

Mountlake Terrace Stats

I worked up this spreadsheet to show some stats for properties they’re looking at and give them a sense of current market conditions.  I figured since I’d done all the work, I’d share it more broadly. I only pulled data on houses with 3+ bedrooms and 1.5+ bathrooms, and threw out a couple data points…