October Stats Preview: The Year-End Listings Decline Begins

October is done, so let’s take a look at the local housing market stats for the month. Short story: the typical seasonal drop in listings and sales is well underway. Listings dropped quite a bit from the previous month, back into negative year-over-year territory.

Sales came in stronger than last year even though they fell from September to October. Listings dropped in both counties. Foreclosures are still at their historic lows…

September Stats Preview: A Late-Summer Listings Bump

September brought some good-ish news for potential homebuyers. During a time of year that the number of homes on the market typically begins to decline, King County and Snohomish County each saw listings increase slightly from the previous month. We’re still far from a buyer’s market, but it’s a bit of a surprising turn.

While inventory increased slightly, sales still came in strong, beating last year’s September levels in both counties but sharply declining from August. Foreclosures also remain near their all-time low levels…

July Stats Preview: The Inventory Bleeding Stops

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June Stats: Inventory Edges Up Despite Record Sales

Now that June is behind us, let’s have our first look at how the month’s real estate stats stack up.

June was a mixed bag. Sales hit their highest level since 2007 in King County and a new all-time high in Snohomish County. Despite this, active listings saw unusually large month-over-month increases in both counties. Foreclosures are still at or near lows…

May Stats Preview: Another Terrible Month for Buyers

This post is a little tardy, but I wanted to make sure these charts were posted nonetheless. I’ll post yesterday’s NWMLS numbers a little later this morning. First up, here’s the snapshot of all the data as far back as my historical information goes, with the latest, high, and low values highlighted for each series: […]

April Stats Preview: Supply Increasing, Demand Decreasing

With April behind us, let’s have a look at our monthly stats preview. First up, here’s the snapshot of all the data as far back as my historical information goes, with the latest, high, and low values highlighted for each series: Inventory is still extremely low, but in King County the month-over-month increase was the […]

March Stats Preview: A Faint Glimmer of Hope for Listings

Sorry, no April Fool’s jokes today. Just a look at March stats with our monthly stats preview.

For the most part, it’s the same story we’ve been seeing for the past couple years. Low inventory, low sales, and few foreclosures. However, there was a new tiny glimmer of hope for buyers looking for more listings: The month-over-month increase in listing inventory in March was the largest we’ve seen in nearly two years. We’re still down from a year ago, but maybe we’re starting to see the very beginning of a listing recovery…