About 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.

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Around The Sound: King County Slightly Less Bleak For Buyers Than Surrounding Region

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June Reporting Roundup: “A Long Way To Go”

It’s time once again for the monthly reporting roundup, where you can read my wry commentary about the news instead of subjecting yourself to boring rehashes of the NWMLS press release (or in addition to, if that’s what floats your boat).

To kick things off, here’s an excerpt from the NWMLS press release…

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NWMLS: Listings Inching Up As Sales Flatten

June market stats were published by the NWMLS this morning. The NWMLS press release hasn’t been posted yet, so we’ll cover that tomorrow. On with the stats!

It’s still a bit early to say that we’re turning a corner, but while the overall level of inventory is still at all-time lows for this time of year, the rate of year-over-year change has been getting slightly better every month since December…

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June Stats: Inventory Edges Up Despite Record Sales

Now that June is behind us, let’s have our first look at how the month’s real estate stats stack up.

June was a mixed bag. Sales hit their highest level since 2007 in King County and a new all-time high in Snohomish County. Despite this, active listings saw unusually large month-over-month increases in both counties. Foreclosures are still at or near lows…

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Case-Shiller Tiers: Only Low Tier Still Below Previous Peak

Let’s check out the three price tiers for the Seattle area, as measured by Case-Shiller.

Between March and April, the low tier increased 1.9 percent, the middle tier rose 2.2 percent, and the high tier was up 2.0 percent.

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Case-Shiller: Seattle Price Gains Biggest In Nation Again

Let’s have a look at the latest data from the Case-Shiller Home Price Index. According to January data that was released today, Seattle-area home prices were:

Up 2.1 percent March to April
Up 10.7 percent YOY.
Up 2.5 percent from the July 2007 peak

Over the same period last year prices were up 2.2 percent month-over-month and year-over-year prices were up 7.4 percent.

The Seattle area’s Case-Shiller home price index hit another new all-time high in April, and saw the largest month-over-month gain of all twenty Case-Shiller-tracked cities for the second month in a row.