A wrinkle in the time/space continuum

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This week marked the validation of a facet of Einstein’s theories, the existence of gravitational waves.  In looking at artist conceptions of how the average non-astrophysical Joe could understand what the scientists were celebrating, I couldn’t help but think of the Red Dwarf episode where a rift is created in time/space, and members of the crew from two different dimensions are able to interact.  The paradigm of Dave Lister’s birth is only created by an interaction outside of normal time lines.  For those who have not watched Red Dwarf 1) I’m sorry that this introductory paragraph means little and 2) do yourself a huge favor and rent the discs on Netflix.

Realities are shifting now as well in the real estate market.

For a year or so, we have been dealing with a shortage of available houses.  This has been driving up prices and causing no end of headaches for buyer’s agents who are putting in multiple, multiple offers/client, only to find out they are 5th in line and the top of the heap are either cash investors or flippers who can still make money, even at a higher purchase price. Continue reading “A wrinkle in the time/space continuum”

Serious Fall

Fall, when the dynamics of real estate change slightlyNo, I’ve not had an accident, but thanks for asking.

The days are cooler, the school buses running, the Seahawks winning (yay) and the number of houses available has dipped slightly, only because everyone who needed to be in a house before school began has taken the inventory down a bit.  Tis the season of the serious fall buyer.

The serious fall buyer is, more often than not, one who needs to change residence, rather than simply looking to change.  Job transitions are probably the biggest factor in off-season real estate and whether you’re moving into or out of an area, both sides of the transaction are a bit more focused than at the height of summer. Continue reading “Serious Fall”