Case-Shiller: Seattle Home Prices Begin the Autumn Decline Earlier Than Last Year

Case-Shiller: Seattle Home Prices Begin the Autumn Decline Earlier Than Last Year

Let’s have a look at the latest data from the Case-Shiller Home Price Index. According to August data, Seattle-area home prices were: 0.0% Change July to August Up 6.6% YOY. Down 11.1% from the July 2007 peak Last year at this time prices were still rising. They increased 0.5% from July to August and year-over-year […]

Around the Sound: Typical Seasonal Slowdown

Around the Sound: Typical Seasonal Slowdown

It’s time for us to check up on stats outside of the King/Snohomish core with our “Around the Sound” statistics for Pierce, Kitsap, Thurston, Island, Skagit, and Whatcom counties. If there is certain data you would like to see or ways you would like to see the data presented differently, drop a comment below and […]

Foreclosures Dipped Again in September

Foreclosures Dipped Again in September

It’s a bit past time for our detailed look at August foreclosure stats in King, Snohomish, and Pierce counties. First up, the Notice of Trustee Sale summary: September 2014 King: 317 NTS, down 44% YOY Snohomish: 182 NTS, down 41% YOY Pierce: 301 NTS, down 29% YOY As usual, the number of trustee sale notices […]

More Pending Sales Closed in Q3, One in Five Still MIA

More Pending Sales Closed in Q3, One in Five Still MIA

Let’s take a look a the latest data on pending sales volume versus closed sales volume. For this series I roll the pending sales and closed sales data up by quarter, with pending sales offset by one month. In other words, the third quarter numbers below represent pending sales from June, July, and August and […]

NWMLS: Housing Market Tightens, Slows Into Fall

NWMLS: Housing Market Tightens, Slows Into Fall

September market stats were published by the NWMLS yesterday. Here’s a snippet from their press release: Home Sales Stay Strong but Prices Approaching "Affordability Ceiling" for Some Buyers. Pending sales of homes around Western Washington surged more than 13 percent in September compared to a year ago, and listing activity picked up slightly, fueling both […]

Case-Shiller Tiers: Year-Over-Year Gains Continue to Shrink

Case-Shiller Tiers: Year-Over-Year Gains Continue to Shrink

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 […]

September Stats Preview: The Fall Lull Begins

September Stats Preview: The Fall Lull Begins

With September in the books, let’s have a look at our monthly stats preview. Most of the charts below are based on broad county-wide data that is available through a simple search of King County and Snohomish County public records. If you have additional stats you’d like to see in the preview, drop a line […]