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Wednesday Links: May 17

The news is so busy elsewhere that it’s a little light on the real estate front.  The ground got a bit shaky in parts of the state, due to fault activity that took place in Kitsap.  Some people report having felt it in Bellevue.  These were minor shakes that, experts say, don’t put us at risk for any of the big quakes everybody is waiting on.

Also, a rich Austrailian expressed opinions about millenials and avocados.  Specifically, he cited avocado toast as the sort of thing millenials should give up in order to buy houses.  I’m going to go ahead and say, as an industry professional, that avocados, toast, and the combination thereof have nothing to do with house purchase decisions made by the millenial portion of the public.  In case you were worried about the great avocado threat to the housing market, go ahead and sleep easy.  Everybody in the industry knows kombucha is the real threat.

There will not be a Wednesday links post next week, by the way.  You’ll get two week’s worth on the 31st to make up for it.

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Bussing Broker:Week 4

This week I combined touring Mercer Island with doing leg work on a vacant lot for a client.  It was pouring rain, and daylight was precious, so I opted to drive this time.  Alas.  And I ran into my first real crisis of carlessness when the car I’d reserved wasn’t there at the start of my window.  Ack!

A quick phone call to Zip Car got me a reservation, slightly bumped back, for a car that was available, and I did my rounds in a BMW for the price of a Honda.  And, despite the delays getting started, I parked the car right at the close of my original reservation window.  I call that a success.

Stats for this week are a little wonky, though, since they include client time.  Without the client work, I’d have probably done a bus/foot tour north of the canal.

Location: Mercer Island, Bellevue
Time: 3hr
Transit modes: Zip Car
Cats petted: 2
Tea consumed: 1 thermos
Properties Viewed: 6
Total cost: $24.56