February Stats Preview: No Good News for Buyers

With another extra-long February in the books, 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:

Sorry buyers, the glimmer of hope we saw in last month’s numbers has completely faded. Inventory was flat month-over-month, which is not a great sign for any potential spring inventory increases. Meanwhile, sales began their usual seasonal surge, and were up slightly from last year. Foreclosures continue to remain near their historic lows.

January Stats Preview: A Glimmer of Hope for Inventory

The first month of 2016 is now behind us, so 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: A glimmer of hope for buyers in King […]

We’re Back! December Stats Preview Time

Now that the last month of 2015 is behind us, let’s have a look at our monthly stats preview. Sales actually rose in both counties month-over-month, as inventory fell to new all-time lows. Foreclosure notices are near their low points, and inched up from November in both counties.

November Stats Preview: Where Did the Listings Go?

November has come and gone, so 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:

Sales dropped significantly month-over-month, as is typical for this time of year. Inventory also fell, which is also normal for the season, but the month-over-month drop in homes for sale was the largest on record (since 2000) in both King and Snohomish Counties. Foreclosure notices in both counties were down from a month earlier…

October Stats Preview: Early Sales Dropoff Edition

Sales dropped off a decent amount month-over-month, during a time when they rose a year ago, so the year-over-year growth fell off dramatically. Meanwhile inventory in both counties saw another year-over-year decline that was the biggest in two and a half years. Foreclosure notices in both counties were down slightly month-over-month and year-over-year.

September Stats Preview: Setting Up a Dismal Fall and Winter

Now that September is in the books, let’s have a look at our monthly stats preview.

Sales were basically flat month-over-month, but still up double-digits from a year ago, while inventory in both counties saw the biggest year-over-year decline in more than two years. Foreclosure notices in both counties bumped up a little month-over-month and year-over-year…

Foreclosures Back to Pre-Bust Levels Around Seattle

Get access to the full spreadsheets used to make the charts in this and other posts by becoming a member of Seattle Bubble. It’s been a few months since we took a detailed look at foreclosure stats in King, Snohomish, and Pierce counties, so let’s update those numbers. First up, the Notice of Trustee Sale […]