Top 10 Most-Viewed Posts of 2014

Happy 2015! It’s that time of the year again. Time to kick off a few “Top 10 of 2014″ posts. First up: the most-viewed individual posts published this year. Note of course that this only counts how many times people clicked through to each post’s individual link, excluding all the views they may have received […]

Case-Shiller Tiers: Only Low Tier Increased in October

Case-Shiller Tiers: Only Low Tier Increased in October

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: A Mild Autumn for Home Prices

Case-Shiller: A Mild Autumn for Home Prices

Let’s have a look at the latest data from the Case-Shiller Home Price Index. According to October data, Seattle-area home prices were: Down 0.1% September to October Up 6.2% YOY. Down 11.4% from the July 2007 peak Last year at this time prices were still rising. They increased 0.3% from August to September and year-over-year […]

Seattle Employment Running on All Cylinders

Seattle Employment Running on All Cylinders

Let’s have a look at the jobs data for November and how the Seattle area’s unemployment rate and approximate labor participation rate alongside the national numbers. Since dropping below 5 percent in June, the Seattle area’s unemployment rate has been relatively steady at 4.7-4.8 percent. November’s 4.7 percent unemployment rate wasthe same level unemployment was […]

Foreclosures Declined Dramatically in November

It’s time for our detailed look at November foreclosure stats in King, Snohomish, and Pierce counties. First up, the Notice of Trustee Sale summary: November 2014 King: 233 NTS, down 50% YOY Snohomish: 177 NTS, down 42% YOY Pierce: 232 NTS, down 45% YOY The number of trustee sale notices was down big yet again […]