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A common scene.

Illustration for article titled A common scene.

Sometime in 2007, four families bought these once-new homes. A short dead-end street, tucked away from the main drags through Kirkland and Redmond, where they thought they’d get some peace and quiet.


[dramatic music]

10 years later, the run-down rambler with an inexplicable amount of acres gets mowed down, and you get to listen to 50 homes being built 6 feet away, year round, for what I suspect will be 18 months overall.


[Sad trombone]

Two of the homes on this street are now up for sale.

But don’t feel pity... these people are making a killing for no good reason, after buying them at rock-bottom prices a decade ago.

Moral of the story? Fuck this market.

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