Weekly Twitter Digest (Link Roundup) for 2011-12-31

"Experts see rebound in home prices by 2013" Same "experts" who said home prices would never fall in the 1st place? http://t.co/iJTk3LXf # Seattle Apartment Bubble? "Building boom for Seattle apartments may be overdone" http://t.co/5138l8WJ via @seattletimes # "Falling Seattle home prices may be cutting into rental demand" http://t.co/Gd4gSZhC via @PSBJ # "Housing bust proves […]

Top 10 Most-Viewed Posts of 2011

Next up in the “Top 10 of 2011″ series: the most-viewed individual posts. Note of course that this only counts how many times people clicked through to each post’s individual link, excluding all the views they may have received on the front page. 2,851 pageviews, 02/14: New York Times: Seattle Sellers Simply Surrendering 3,255 pageviews, […]

Weekend Open Thread (2011-12-30)

Here is your open thread for the weekend beginning Friday December 30th, 2011. You may post random links and off-topic discussions here. Also, if you have an idea or a topic you’d like to see covered in an article, please make it known. Be sure to also check out the forums, and get your word […]

Case-Shiller Tiers: Low Tier Hits 40% Off Peak

Let’s check out the three price tiers for the Seattle area, as measured by Case-Shiller. Remember, Case-Shiller’s “Seattle” data is based on single-family home repeat sales in King, Pierce, and Snohomish counties. Note that the tiers are determined by sale volume. In other words, 1/3 of all sales fall into each tier. For more details […]

Case-Shiller: Seattle Home Prices Still Falling

Let’s have a look at the latest data from the Case-Shiller Home Price Index. According to October data, Seattle-area home prices were: Down 1.0% September to October. Down 6.2% YOY. Down 30.2% from the July 2007 peak Last year prices fell 1.3% from September to October and year-over-year prices were down 4.1%. No big surprise […]

Mid-Week Open Thread (2011-12-28)

Here is your open thread for the mid-week on December 28th, 2011. You may post random links and off-topic discussions here. Also, if you have an idea or a topic you’d like to see covered in an article, please make it known. Be sure to also check out the forums, and get your word in […]

Top 10 Most-Commented Posts of 2011

Fair warning: it’s a slow week this week, so I’ll be posting a few “filler” items like this one. First up, the top ten most-commented posts of 2011, excluding open threads. 147 comments, 04/21: Has the Tide Turned Against Home Ownership? 156 comments, 10/27: Obama "Can’t Wait" to Screw with the Market Even More 172 […]