Guess the Price Round 8: We Have a Winner!

Guess the Price Round 8: We Have a Winner!

Just over a month ago we launched our latest price-guessing contest: Guess the Price Round 8: Wallingford Craftsman. Thirty readers made guesses this round before the home went pending. Today’s “Guess the Price” guest star is 3724 Corliss Ave N in the southern third of North Seattle’s Wallingford neighborhood, close to the Burke-Gilman Trail and […]

Price Gains Shrinking in All Twenty Case-Shiller Cities

Price Gains Shrinking in All Twenty Case-Shiller Cities

It’s been a few months since we last had a look at my favorite alternative Case-Shiller charts. First up, let’s have a look at the chart that depicts the count of cities showing second derivative (month-over-month changes in the year-over-year changes) gains or losses. For the last three months of data, every single city has […]

Case-Shiller Tiers: High Tier Leads Autumn Decline

Case-Shiller Tiers: High Tier Leads Autumn Decline

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 […]

Have You Faced Deficiency Judgment?

Have you faced a deficiency judgement on a home you lost to foreclosure? A global cable TV network is looking for Seattle-area borrowers who have been through the process of a deficiency judgment for a story they’re working on. If that’s you and you’re willing to talk about it for a television business show, contact […]

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 […]