Tag Archives: affordable housing

Affordable And Unaffordable Housing

(WA state required disclosure: I’m a broker at Dalton Realty, Inc. http://whidbeyrealtor.com/). My house’s tax assessment came in today. Yesterday I was part of a group meeting about affordable housing in one of your local tourist towns: Langley. A month … Continue reading

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Searching For A New Normal In Real Estate And Affordability

(Disclosure required because I’m writing about real estate: I’m a broker at Dalton Realty, Inc. http://whidbeyrealtor.com/. Not a plug for my services, but evidently you know where to find me.) One big thing makes me think about bigger things, and … Continue reading

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Reasons For Optimism – February 2022

Feeling a bit down? Feeling like that question is an example of massive understatement? Welcome to the modern world (as of February 4, 2022, evening, US West Coast time). You’re not alone, or maybe it’s just me and I’m alone. … Continue reading

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See It For Yourself – Remote Living

OK. I’m tired. But trips can do that. During the last few weeks I managed to fit in three business-related road trips. Really, business trips. Honest. OK. So they were all touristy or wild or at least remote; but so … Continue reading

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Affording Affordable Housing

“We need more affordable housing!” So goes the cry in the country. I think we need to review those words, and their connotations. A different emphasis may be more useful. And that ‘we’ can include me – if I had … Continue reading

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Go West Or Somewhere

Things are changing. Ha! That and other gross understatements are provided at no charge (so far). “Go west, young man.” was advice delivered to people (men) struggling to escape terrible conditions on the east coast of the US. Gold rushes … Continue reading

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Popular Posts in 2019

I find each year’s popular posts list an interesting exercise. As an investor, it provides hints about what people, in particular other investors, are researching. As a writer, the list provides great feedback about what may bring people back. As … Continue reading

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Population People Supply Demand

There’s a lot of people running around this planet. We passed seven billion and are climbing towards eight billion. That’s a lot of babies – and think about how many people worked (and played) so hard to make that happen. … Continue reading

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Affording Housing

The topic came up again. How can working people afford housing? I’ve always been aware of the choices too many people must make to find a place to live. Going to school (Virginia Tech) next to Appalachia will do that. … Continue reading

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Is Whidbey Changing – Spring 2019 – Coupeville

Every place is the same. Every place is different. Supply and demand affect prices. But every place has its supply issues and a demand for that supply. Saturday, May 4th, was the fourth in my series of talks about real … Continue reading

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