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.

Case-Shiller Tiers: A Mostly Flat December

Case-Shiller Tiers: A Mostly Flat December

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 Flat in December

Case-Shiller: Seattle Home Prices Flat in December

Let’s have a look at the latest data from the Case-Shiller Home Price Index. According to December data, Seattle-area home prices were: Down less than 0.1% November to December Up 6.6% YOY. Down 11.7% from the July 2007 peak Last year at this time prices fell 0.5% month-over-month and year-over-year prices were up 12.4%. Year-over-year […]

Weekly Open Thread (2015-02-23)

NOTE: If you are subscribed to Seattle Bubble’s RSS feed and are seeing these open threads in the feed, please switch to our official feed at http://feeds.feedburner.com/SeattleBubble  Thanks! Here is your open thread for the week of February 23rd, 2015. You may post random links and off-topic discussions here. Also, if you have an idea […]

Turning Listing Deception Up To Eleven

A sharp-eyed reader sent in the listing at 13909 129th Place NE in Kirkland. Here’s the Google street view: Note the house to the left, and the relatively small front yard. Now take a look at the primary listing photo for this house, being sold by Jon Cacabelos of Real Home Network: What. The. Hell. […]

Cheap South King Sales Edge Up, Seattle Sales Slip

Cheap South King Sales Edge Up, Seattle Sales Slip

It’s time once again to take an updated look at how King County’s sales are shifting between the different regions around the county, since geographic shifts can and do affect the median price. In order to explore this concept, we break King County down into three regions, based on the NWMLS-defined “areas”: low end: South […]

Weekly Open Thread (2015-02-16)

NOTE: If you are subscribed to Seattle Bubble’s RSS feed and are seeing these open threads in the feed, please switch to our official feed at http://feeds.feedburner.com/SeattleBubble  Thanks! Here is your open thread for the week of February 16th, 2015. You may post random links and off-topic discussions here. Also, if you have an idea […]