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Real Estate White Elephant Sale

By David Losh   Follow   Thu, 15 Nov 2012, 8:02am PST   954 views   8 comments
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Two houses in my area went pending, and sold in the past two weeks. Both are builder spec homes that have been on the market for at least five years. They have been rented periodically, but the asking price stays the same.

Is this the same in all cities, in nice areas, or is Seattle special?

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David Losh   Thu, 15 Nov 2012, 8:34am PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike     Comment 1

Gosh darn it, redfin doesn't have them listed, which is kind of typical for redfin.

I'll try Zillow next.

David Losh   Thu, 15 Nov 2012, 8:41am PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (1)   Dislike     Comment 2

Take your pick,


You, know Zillow really sucks also as a search site.

David Losh   Thu, 15 Nov 2012, 8:47am PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike     Comment 3

IDDQD says


really sucks

I'll try estately.com next

David Losh   Thu, 15 Nov 2012, 8:51am PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike     Comment 4

Estately.com by cracky is by far the best search site out there, just from my quick observation.


Again take your pick.

APOCALYPSEFUCKisShostikovitch   Thu, 15 Nov 2012, 9:28am PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (4)   Dislike     Comment 5

It's everywhere. You will be fucked. The builders throwing up Tyvek/particle-board crapware using slave labor illegals, the RealtorĀ® scum, the banksters, the mortgage broker scum and Fannie and Freddie will take nothing less than 100x their investments. No one in America will go unraped!

David Losh   Sat, 17 Nov 2012, 1:33am PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike     Comment 6

I went to an estate sale in a house that has been vacant for more than six years while the heirs decided what to do with the property.

Well they are madly preparing the property for sale, and cleaning it out.

My observation is that people with money, real money, are looking at now as the time to sell. We are in a dream state where the election offers hope to all the little fish that have waited so patiently.

The Professor   Sat, 17 Nov 2012, 1:51am PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike     Comment 7

Darrell In Phoenix says

Why buy now when prices resumed their decline and demand is cratering?

Darell, Do you type out your responses or cut and paste?

I know you are trying to save souls but you sound like the guy on the corner with "The End is Near!" sign.

David Losh   Sat, 17 Nov 2012, 4:23am PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike     Comment 8

Darrell In Phoenix says

Now answer the question.

Number one, no one on the internet is here to answer your questions.

If you are demanding answers use Google.

However, I don't mind telling you, and you can Google this on your own, that there is a lot of Real Estate market exhuberance. Most people think Bernanke will cause inflation so that they will be saved from debt.

Inflation isn't happening, and can't happen. As a matter of fact a guy here in Seattle http://www.practicalpodcasting.com/about/ started blogging about deflation in 2005. I couldn't find his economy blog, but then again, you can always use Google.

Most people, and I will emphasize most, never heard of delation, and don't want to believe it.

What he said has come true, for the most part, but he never saw the amount of global government interference with banking, or the financial markets.

So having one voice screaming, no matter how loud, isn't going to change a century of economic policy that relies on economic expansion.

Most economists I have read think that by inflating another bubble is the way to get past this "bump" in the road.

I think government needs to concentrate on debt forgiveness, oooooh, everybody hates that one, and eliminating debt, rather than piling it on.

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