Knife Catchers, RIP
I checked in with L., and they said the blog may or may not come back, but for now, it’s off altogether.
The blog, which was set up to document the failing real estate market through a local lens, entertained many in its 18 months of publication with its brutally honest take on Alameda’s real estate market. But its author was maybe a little less beloved by some of the real estate folks who didn’t appreciate his/her sense of humor (including the folks at East Bay Regional Data, Inc., who sent a copyright infringement notice last year requesting removal of home photos, Multiple Listing Service content and MLS numbers for the properties that L. wrote about).
A typical post might begin with something like this:
We’ve seen a lot of delusional asking prices in this town, but today’s listing takes the cake, fruitcake, pumpkin pie, and bûche de Noël all at once.
Or include this:
I think my favorite part of the listing is “Abundant room for 30+ car parking and areas for Bbq’s and entertaining with friends”–it is indeed awesome for those parties with 50+ people you’re certain to be throwing on a very, very regular basis.
Visitors to the site now get nothing but a blank screen and a short note that says:
The Knife Catchers blog is now shut down permanently.
Feel free to overpay for houses in Alameda.