I strongly suspect that the monthly NWMLS data dump will be released later today. Since I really hate it when I put a lot of work into a detailed stats post only to have it pushed down the page by the breaking news of the NWMLS data, I thought now might be a good time to solicit some direct feedback from you.
What I’m specifically interested in today is which kinds of stats posts you like, which ones you don’t care for, how often you’d like to see them, and what you wish I would do that I’m not doing at all right now. Or, if you’ve got more general feedback (like “I hate interactive maps”), that’s fine too.
Rather than putting up a multiple-choice poll, I’ll just give a brief summary of the kinds of posts I’ve currently got in a semi-regular rotation, and you can drop a note in the comments with your thoughts about what I’m doing or what I’m leaving out.
Seattle Bubble Data Post Roundup
- Stats Preview: county records pull of sales, foreclosures, etc. (example)
- Cheapest Houses: top five least-expensive homes for sale (example)
- Monthly NWMLS stats: median price, inventory, sales (example)
- Monthly Redfin stats: map of $/sqft, inventory, sales (example)
- Around the Sound: NWMLS stats for 8 Puget Sound counties (example)
- Neighborhood breakdown: NWMLS stats for King County neighborhoods (example)
- Housing oversupply: housing units / population comparison (example)
- Affordability index: home prices, interest rates, incomes (example)
- Affordable home prices: home prices that an income can afford (example)
- Employment: jobs breakdown, unemployment (example)
- Foreclosures: monthly Notice of Trustee Sale stats (example)
- Quick Look: simple bar charts with minimal commentary (example)
- Case-Shiller: long-term plot of Case-Shiller Home Price Index (example)
FYI, I’ve got a pretty full day today, so it is likely that when the NWMLS data is posted, I might not get to it for a few hours. Hopefully I should be able to get the data up here before 5:00 PM.