Posted by: Timothy Ellis (The Tim)

Tim Ellis is the founder of Seattle Bubble. His background in engineering and computer / internet technology, a fondness of data-based analysis of problems, and an addiction to spreadsheets all influence his perspective on the Seattle-area real estate market.

24 responses to “Which Stats Posts do You Like? Which do You Hate?”

  1. dancingeek

    Like:
    Stats preview, cheapest homes, Monthly NWMLS stats, Monthly Redfin stats, Neighborhood breakdown, Housing Oversupply, Affordable Home Price, Foreclosures, and Case-Schiller.

    Dislike:
    Interactive charts and bubble maps (Monthly Redfin stats, Neighborhood breakdown).

    Neutral:
    Around the Sound, Affordability Index, Employment, and Quick Look.

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  2. stagger

    I use a RSS reader, so having a post get pushed down the page doesn’t matter much to me. I don’t usually go directly to the site, but do go to the specific article pages to read comments.

    As for the stat posts themselves, I think they are all good.

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  3. Kary L. Krismer

    RE: dancingeek @ 1 – The interactive charts and maps are not so annoying if you use Firefox with Noscript. They only run when you tell them to.

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  4. Raj

    I like your 99% of your data presentation except the cheapest homes. I usually check your data first and then go to comments to get an idea.

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  5. BillE

    It’s all good, but I’d have to say the Cheapest Houses and Neighborhood Breakdown do the least for me.

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  6. Daniel

    I like all except for the cheapest homes.

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  7. dancingeek

    RE: Kary L. Krismer @ 3 – That’s actually what my setup is. When I want them to run they are slow, hog resources, and sometimes don’t even work. When I don’t have them run, they show less information in the same amount of space as a static chart. I know The Tim likes the interactive charts, so they likely aren’t going anywhere, but I personally would prefer static graphs he used to generate.

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  8. softwarengineer

    Its All Good Tim

    Keep mixing it up like you do, the blogs you generate are A+.

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  9. Hugh Dominic

    I don’t like cheapest homes and the interactive maps take too long to load.

    I really like the Seattle to San diego price offset chart, which I find very predictive.

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  10. Sniglet

    I am going to chime in with my oft-repeated, and completely unreasonable request, for reports on delinquencies. Data showing the trends for 30 and 90 day mortgage delinquencies (on a per county basis) would be more effective than almost anything else to show an indicator as to where the market is headed. If delinquencies are falling, then we should expect to see fewer distressed sales 6 months or 12 months down the road (and vice versa).

    Unfortunately, I am fully aware that this data just isn’t available, so I will just have to reconcile myself to that…

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  11. Kary L. Krismer

    By Sniglet @ 10:

    I am going to chime in with my oft-repeated, and completely unreasonable request, for . . . .

    I was expecting “more podcasts!” ;-)

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  12. deejayoh

    By Sniglet @ 10:

    I am going to chime in with my oft-repeated, and completely unreasonable request, for reports on delinquencies. Data showing the trends for 30 and 90 day mortgage delinquencies (on a per county basis) would be more effective than almost anything else to show an indicator as to where the market is headed. If delinquencies are falling, then we should expect to see fewer distressed sales 6 months or 12 months down the road (and vice versa).

    Unfortunately, I am fully aware that this data just isn’t available, so I will just have to reconcile myself to that…

    Rather than continually asking for the same thing, perhaps you could go gather it yourself and post here?

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  13. ray pepper

    I don’t like Cheapest homes and I don’t like the Steve Tytler commercials on 97.3 during Dori explaining why EVERYONE won’t get the best rate…

    Uggghh..

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  14. Sniglet

    RE: deejayoh @ 12

    perhaps you could go gather it yourself and post here?

    Do you have any suggestions as to where to look? I have periodically seen reports that show delinquency data nationwide, but I’ve never seen it broken down on a regional level. Neither do I know of a source that has consistently updated data on this. I have only seen it in random articles.

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  15. CalEngineer

    Love: Case-shiller, Forclosures, Affordable home prices

    Like: Stats preview, NWMLS stats, Redfin stats, Affordability index, Cheapest homes

    Would like to see: Something focused on real estate between downtown/cap hill and Greenlake, as that market seems to be completely different from the rest of King County.

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  16. Michael

    Love the affordability index and affordable home prices

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  17. Scotsman

    RE: Hugh Dominic @ 9

    Ditto

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  18. Everett_Tom

    By BillE @ 5:

    It’s all good, but I’d have to say the Cheapest Houses and Neighborhood Breakdown do the least for me.

    Ditto

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  19. Everett_Tom

    By BillE @ 5:

    It’s all good, but I’d have to say the Cheapest Houses and Neighborhood Breakdown do the least for me.

    Ditto

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  20. Raj

    Today I got an email from an listing agent of new community. Here goes the email

    “we wanted to inform you of our EXCITING NEWS!

    Hot off the Press!!! We are doing a sweepstakes of 5 levels of Purchase credits:

    $12,500
    $10K
    $7,500
    $5K
    $2,500

    For example: Whoever purchases 1st will be able to sweep the $12,500 credit: used towards financing, appliance package, upgrades, etc.

    Let’s try to get you in soon so that you don’t miss a chance to be the top winner of our Sweepstakes!!

    Please give me a call at your first opportunity to make your appointment!

    Thank you,”

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  21. drshort

    By Sniglet @ 14:

    RE: deejayoh @ 12

    perhaps you could go gather it yourself and post here?

    Do you have any suggestions as to where to look? I have periodically seen reports that show delinquency data nationwide, but I’ve never seen it broken down on a regional level. Neither do I know of a source that has consistently updated data on this. I have only seen it in random articles.

    I believe the Mortgage Brokers Association has this info, but they charge for it.

    http://www.mortgagebankers.org/NewsandMedia/PressCenter/72906.htm

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  22. Sparky

    I like the Case-Shiller, Monthly NWMLS, Affordable Home Prices, and Redfin stats.

    Some of the Tableau powered charts are interesting, but I find them slower to load than static images, so I don’t like them as much.

    I usually skip the cheapest houses and the bad listing photos (which I admit can be entertaining, but I visit more for data than for laughs).

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  23. Leanne

    I like them all and contrary to the above cheapest homes is a fave.

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  24. Chad N

    I’d love to see a chart of peak-to-trough median pricing for each of the MLS areas in the tri-county area.

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