Seattle-Area Foreclosures Spike Sharply in March

Time for our detailed look at foreclosure activity for March in King, Snohomish, and Pierce counties. First up, the Notice of Trustee Sale summary: March 2009 King: 1,347 NTS, up 23.7% YOY Snohomish: 472 NTS, up 25.5% YOY Pierce: 455 NTS, up 15.5% YOY Here’s your interactive Tableau dashboard updated with the latest foreclosure data: […]

Puget Sound Counties Interactive March Update

Let’s take a look at March NWMLS statistics from around the sound. As usual, courtesy Tableau Software (available free to use online), the Around the Sound update is rocking sweet interactive data visualizations. Feel free to download the old charts in Excel 2007 and Excel 2003 format. To get specific info about a certain point […]

NWMLS: Median Prices Fall MOM, Inch Up YOY

March market stats have been published by the NWMLS. Here’s a link to the NWMLS press release (not live quite yet), once again headlined with a totally meaningless statistic: Northwest MLS brokers report 51% jump in pending sales. Home sales around Washington state surged last month, with brokers reporting activity at levels “like we haven’t […]

March Stats Preview: Sudden Foreclosure Spike Edition

Now that March is behind us, 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 Records. If you have additional stats you’d like to see in the “preview,” drop a line in the comments […]

Case-Shiller Tiers: All Three Tiers Hit a New Low

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 Fall From 2009 Plateau

Let’s have a look at the latest data from the Case-Shiller Home Price Index. According to January data, Down 1.7% December to January. Down 0.6% December to January (seasonally adjusted). Down 6.0% YOY. Down 24.5% from the July 2007 peak Last year prices fell 3.6% from December to January (not seasonally adjusted) and year-over-year prices […]

Bottom-Calling Checkup: Still No Bottom Sighted

Speaking of the bottom, let’s have another checkup on how things are progressing with respect to our bottom-calling series from February, in which we explored six different methods of forecasting the bottom for Seattle-area home prices. Not a lot of news since our last checkup in December, when we had passed three of our six […]