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(KIRO-7 Seattle)   Housing prices finally begin to slide in the Seattle area. Along with the house itself   (kiro7.com) divider line
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2022-01-17 1:29:05 PM  
"Fixer-upper with motivated seller! $2 million minimum offer."
 
2022-01-17 2:16:44 PM  
With the soil already saturated from getting a months worth of rain in under 2 weeks this was probably the worst time possible for a water leak on a hill.
 
2022-01-17 2:24:05 PM  
What the water doesn't cleanse now, the fires next summer will.
 
2022-01-17 2:24:50 PM  
 
2022-01-17 2:25:54 PM  
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The article was slanted without a picture.
 
2022-01-17 2:32:15 PM  
But what about the housing prices?
 
2022-01-17 2:34:09 PM  

fragMasterFlash: With the soil already saturated from getting a months worth of rain in under 2 weeks this was probably the worst time possible for a water leak on a hill.


This is why the disaster planning for the PNW is a guessing game. If/when the Cascadia fault slips, the impact is going to vary widely if it happens in February versus September.

/Also... before moving to a place with dramatic landscapes, consider *why* it has those dramatic landscapes.
 
2022-01-17 2:45:01 PM  

fragMasterFlash: With the soil already saturated from getting a months worth of rain in under 2 weeks this was probably the worst time possible for a water leak on a hill.


Eh. Nothing a little mudjacking won't fix. Be right as rain in a week or so.
 
2022-01-17 2:45:14 PM  
California says so what, we have mud!

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2022-01-17 2:47:16 PM  
If you Google this overall location you can see it's a really kooky incline.  I wouldn't live there.
 
2022-01-17 2:53:00 PM  

whidbey: If you Google this overall location you can see it's a really kooky incline.  I wouldn't live there.


It was always known as an exclusive (in the fancy & expensive sense) neighborhood as far back as the 1970s, built on the side of Cougar Mtn.

All those kids went to Newport HS

/Issy represent
 
2022-01-17 3:16:38 PM  

whidbey: If you Google this overall location you can see it's a really kooky incline.  I wouldn't live there.


As I'm sure you already know, coming from Whidbey, a *lot* of the real estate out there is on a kooky incline. The houses on one side of Lake Sammamish park on the top story off the street, and walk downstairs to the living room. A lot of them of them can't even get into their homes without riding a tram.

But where you are, there are even kookier houses :) Not to mention all the falling houses on Magnolia bluff that you probably look at every time you ride the ferry.
 
2022-01-17 3:20:07 PM  
They should really screw those houses down better
 
2022-01-17 3:21:45 PM  
This happened 4 miles from me, close enough that I got an alert about it with the address.  Housing prices in this particular area are absolutely bugfark insane.  The house that collapsed was worth $730,000 according to some realtor sites.

Watch as the former landowner gets thousands of offers for his lot and developers fight on his lawn for the right to knock on his trailer door.
 
2022-01-17 3:26:37 PM  

Morning Horsefarts: This happened 4 miles from me, close enough that I got an alert about it with the address.  Housing prices in this particular area are absolutely bugfark insane.  The house that collapsed was worth $730,000 according to some realtor sites.

Watch as the former landowner gets thousands of offers for his lot and developers fight on his lawn for the right to knock on his trailer door.


730k not insane. That's 10k below the current median home price in Seattle.
 
2022-01-17 3:26:55 PM  
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I BET THE CALIFORNIANS DID THIS!!!!

 
2022-01-17 4:02:47 PM  
The home is currently sitting at a 45-degree angle on a slope.

Nope. If it were tilted 45 degrees it would have fallen on over and completely apart.
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2022-01-17 4:08:55 PM  
For anyone wondering, that stream of water that the reporter made such a big deal about is not what a broken main looks like. That's what a break looks like after you turn off 4 or 5 valves that are 30+ years old to isolate the leak. There's always at least one valve that has problems and the crews always try to just tighten fark out of it rather than exercise it up and down to remove the buildup from under the gate..
 
2022-01-17 4:17:14 PM  
A friend rented a house built on unstable land for a while.  It wasn't that unstable, tho.  Just slowly creeping with cracks in the walls and doors that didn't close right.  Great deal if it's not your equity slowly crumbling around you.
 
2022-01-17 4:20:02 PM  
Some assembly required.
 
2022-01-17 4:36:56 PM  

I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: "Fixer-upper with motivated seller! $2 million minimum offer."


It will go for $2M easily, no joke.  Zillow has it at $2.4, but even a woodshed in Bellevue starts at a million.  Come back here in about 2 years and something new will be in that space.
 
2022-01-17 4:38:21 PM  

Bluemoons: fragMasterFlash: With the soil already saturated from getting a months worth of rain in under 2 weeks this was probably the worst time possible for a water leak on a hill.

Eh. Nothing a little mudjacking won't fix. Be right as rain in a week or so.


Uh, phrasing?
 
2022-01-17 4:48:47 PM  
there was evidence that natural gas is leaking somewhere and firefighters are working with Puget Sound Energy staff to determine the source.

Sorry! Sorry, that was me.
 
2022-01-17 5:21:39 PM  

whidbey: If you Google this overall location you can see it's a really kooky incline.  I wouldn't live there.


We've houses on kooky hillside neighborhoods all over the Eastside.
I'm honestly surprised we don't lose more after a steady downpour. 

I've got some friends that live alone East Lake Sammamish Parkway that practically requires a special pack animal to climb the driveway. Lots of the surrounding driveways look like narrow winding ferret runs or something. 
Wonderful views, but man I'm not interested in living in a beautiful tree house that could bury me and my family in our sleep.

I worry about the Issaquah Highlands development, where the Swedish Hospital is located.
I dunno, just doesn't look to me like the most stable place to be throwing up a bunch more garbage Cracker Jack box housing.
 
2022-01-17 5:23:22 PM  

philodough: whidbey: If you Google this overall location you can see it's a really kooky incline.  I wouldn't live there.

We've houses on kooky hillside neighborhoods all over the Eastside.
I'm honestly surprised we don't lose more after a steady downpour. 

I've got some friends that live alone East Lake Sammamish Parkway that practically requires a special pack animal to climb the driveway. Lots of the surrounding driveways look like narrow winding ferret runs or something. 
Wonderful views, but man I'm not interested in living in a beautiful tree house that could bury me and my family in our sleep.

I worry about the Issaquah Highlands development, where the Swedish Hospital is located.
I dunno, just doesn't look to me like the most stable place to be throwing up a bunch more garbage Cracker Jack box housing.


They really skinned those hills and then started building fast from what I remember.
 
2022-01-17 5:56:19 PM  

whidbey: philodough: whidbey: If you Google this overall location you can see it's a really kooky incline.  I wouldn't live there.

We've houses on kooky hillside neighborhoods all over the Eastside.
I'm honestly surprised we don't lose more after a steady downpour. 

I've got some friends that live alone East Lake Sammamish Parkway that practically requires a special pack animal to climb the driveway. Lots of the surrounding driveways look like narrow winding ferret runs or something. 
Wonderful views, but man I'm not interested in living in a beautiful tree house that could bury me and my family in our sleep.

I worry about the Issaquah Highlands development, where the Swedish Hospital is located.
I dunno, just doesn't look to me like the most stable place to be throwing up a bunch more garbage Cracker Jack box housing.

They really skinned those hills and then started building fast from what I remember.


That big cliff at the bottom used to be a rock quarry. That hill is pretty solid rock, one of the safer hills to be on around there.

/Wife is from Issy
 
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