Full disclosure: The Tim is employed by Redfin.
On Monday Redfin released their August market data. The narrative is light this month, as we’re working on a new format, but I still wanted to post the heat map here, since I love heat maps.
Here’s this month’s sweet Google Fusion Tables zip code heat map. You can zoom in/out, and click on a zip code to get the detailed August numbers for that region.
Note that the color being displayed on each zip code is based on whichever type of home (SFH, condo, townhouse) sold the most in that zip code. For the full details on how the heat map is created, see the “Methodology” footnote on the Redfin post.
Also included in the Redfin post is the “top 5 hottest neighborhoods.” Capitol Hill snags August’s top spot, with a heat index of 120.7, barely beating out Wallingford, where the index was 120.5.
South Seattle was the coldest last month, with Rainier Valley and Beacon Hill topping the coldest neighborhoods table at Heat Indices of 42.9 and 47.8, respectively.