I just started reading the 5th book in the Little House on the Prairie series (to my daughter!) and appropriately enough, it is called The Long Winter. Interestingly, it begins in the fall with Pa speculating that it is going to be a long winter because the Geese are flying fast and furious to the south (and least faster and more furious than usual).
On a related note, all signs are pointing to a long winter here in Seattle. From my office in Downtown, I could see the snow come down pretty furiously this past week, although there wasn’t much sticking in Seattle (yet!) until you got into the hills. And there is speculation that the real estate market is in for a long winter, but considering the usual slowdown in this time of year, we won’t really know the extent of the slowdown (if there is one) until Spring.
All of this makes me think that we’re going to need a lot of good blog reading to get us through this winter… So I decided to start with Chris Parillo’s list of Seattle real estate blogs and update it with some of the new sites that have been added since July.
My idea is to create a comprehensive list of Seattle blogs that cover real estate issues. I’m vigilant about following real estate news and websites here in Seattle and I’d be surprised if there was a real estate blog that has slipped passed me. However, that is definitely possible, but begs an obvious question. If you’re running a Seattle real estate blog that I don’t know about, why are you keeping such a low profile?
But before I give the list of active blogs, I first wanted to note that I was completely disappointed to hear that Tom had stopped posting on Seattle Property News. I thought he had one of the best real estate blogs around and he definitely encouraged me to take on some more analytical topics…
Without further ado, here are the Seattle sites that are actively covering real estate issues:
- Seattle Real Estate Talk: I like that they’ve been playing around with podcasts. hmm…
- Seattle Real Estate News: Short, data-packed posts
- Your Seattle Neighborhood Specialist: Best Zillow coverage around
- Vade Mecum: Colorful and light posts that tend to be quite entertaining.
- Northsound Property News: New real estate agent with long, but irregular, posts…
- Seattle Condos: Barely makes the list due to their irregular posts…
- Seattle Bubble: Name says it all…
And here are the blogs I know of that are covering real estate related issues…
- City Comforts: Active urban development blog that covers a bunch of interesting local issues
- Uptown Seattle: Uptown Neighborhood blog
- Law Office of Craig Blackmon: Real estate law blog
- Atelier 918: Home improvement blog
- Pigeon Point Project: Home renovation blog
If you know of another site that should be included in this list, let us know by leaving a comment!