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Sunday, January 31, 1982

01.31.2007 - Wednesday Open Thread

This is your open thread for Wednesday, January 31, 2007. Please post random links and off-topic discussions here.

10 comments:

Eric said...

Headline story on the Seattle PI, "They're going to fall..."

http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/301804_housing31.html

Matthew said...

I can't believe I just read that article in the PI...

Grivetti said...

hahahahaha... I'm sure The Tim will post on it, but what's really interesting is the 'Sound Off' section, capturing the thoughts of folks other than the Usual Suspects here on the Bubble Blog...

Pretty interesting...

The Tim said...

You guys are too fast for me! I barely have time to settle in and pour my tea, let alone check the news alerts for the day, and you guys are already on top of today's post!

Kaleetan said...

Tim, how do you manage to add so many messages and posts during the day?

I noticed your very active on the PI blog trying to convince people of your "It's not the jobs" argument.

Did you quit your day job and become a full time blogger? Or are you just coasting at work?

Joe Consumer said...

Maybe Tim is in 'Rest and vest' mode at wherever he works. :)

The Tim said...

Kaleetan,

I appreciate your concern for my employment situation. However, you seem to have mistaken someone else's comments for my own, since the comments I've made could hardly be construed as being "very active."

Since the start of the work day (8:00 AM) I have spent roughly three minutes writing two brief comments on my own post, five to ten minutes penning five off-hand quips on the P-I's "Sound Off" section, some time over lunch writing a semi-lengthy retort to Susan Ryan's malarkey post, and now another two minutes on this comment. Grand total (not counting lunch time): 10-15 minutes.

If you call taking breaks totaling 15 minutes over a span of six hours "coasting" you must have some kind of monster work ethic. Either that or like I said above, you're confusing someone else's comments for my own. For the record, I only post about real estate under the name "The Tim."

Kaleetan said...

Thanks tim,
Just enjoying your posts. Its nice to see someone so passionate about your cause. Thanks for spending your free time helping everyone understand that housing prices in seattle are expensive.

cheers...

EconE said...

First time poster here...Great Blog Tim.

I have noticed that there are a few other seattle housing blogs online yet some of them appear to be somewhat questionable...almost to the point of being used as a shill for realtors.

Am I off base with this assumption?

I also start to wonder when I hear statements regarding a "tight" rental market in Seattle. I look on CL every day and I see loads of apartment complexes offering free rent/furniture/televisions...even Hawaiian vacations.

Then...I see the hoard of 2200 condos that have recently opened either listed for rent or for sale, yet not many seem to be moving. It makes me wonder what's going to happen with all the other condos going up downtown in the next 2 years.

For fun...although I shouldn't admit to it...I emailed a person who was privately renting their soon to be completed condo. I laughed at what they were charging (their ad explicitly stated that they were offering a GREAT "pre-rental" deal)...teased them a bit about the housing bubble...and then...lo and behold...the next day...old ad comes down...new ad comes up at a lower price.

Anyhow...sorry to blab.

Ellery

redmondjp said...

EconE said...

I have noticed that there are a few other seattle housing blogs online yet some of them appear to be somewhat questionable...almost to the point of being used as a shill for realtors.

DING DING DING DING DING "We have a winner!!!"

Q: What do RE agents do when they're not out listing or showing?

A: Write on their blogs, of course!

Let's just say that there's been quite a lot of blogging lately and leave it at that . . .