Around the Sound: Strong Seller’s Market Everywhere

Around the Sound: Strong Seller’s Market Everywhere

It has been a while since we checked up on stats outside of the King/Snohomish core, so let’s update our “Around the Sound” statistics for Pierce, Kitsap, Thurston, Island, Skagit, and Whatcom counties. This month’s story in a nutshell: Bad news for buyers, great news for sellers. It’s pretty much a terrible time to buy […]

Case-Shiller: Seattle Home Prices Boosted in February

Case-Shiller: Seattle Home Prices Boosted in February

Let’s have a look at the latest data from the Case-Shiller Home Price Index. According to February data, Seattle-area home prices were: Up 0.9% January to February Up 7.1% YOY. Down 11.4% from the July 2007 peak Last year at this time prices rose 0.6% month-over-month and year-over-year prices were up 12.8%. Year-over-year price gains […]

Case-Shiller: Home Prices Slipped Just Slightly in January

Case-Shiller: Home Prices Slipped Just Slightly in January

Let’s have a look at the latest data from the Case-Shiller Home Price Index. According to January data, Seattle-area home prices were: Down 0.5% December to January Up 6.8% YOY. Down 12.2% from the July 2007 peak Last year at this time prices fell 0.8% month-over-month and year-over-year prices were up 11.9%. Year-over-year price gains […]

Case-Shiller: Seattle Home Prices Flat in December

Case-Shiller: Seattle Home Prices Flat in December

Let’s have a look at the latest data from the Case-Shiller Home Price Index. According to December data, Seattle-area home prices were: Down less than 0.1% November to December Up 6.6% YOY. Down 11.7% from the July 2007 peak Last year at this time prices fell 0.5% month-over-month and year-over-year prices were up 12.4%. Year-over-year […]

One in Six Q4 Pending Sales Didn’t Close

One in Six Q4 Pending Sales Didn’t Close

Let’s take a look a the latest data on pending sales volume versus closed sales volume. For this series I roll the pending sales and closed sales data up by quarter, with pending sales offset by one month. In other words, the fourth quarter numbers below represent pending sales from September, October, and November and […]

Case-Shiller: Home Prices Dipped in November

Case-Shiller: Home Prices Dipped in November

Let’s have a look at the latest data from the Case-Shiller Home Price Index. According to November data, Seattle-area home prices were: Down 0.4% October to November Up 6.0% YOY. Down 11.7% from the July 2007 peak Last year at this time prices fell 0.1% month-over-month and year-over-year prices were up 12.4%. Year-over-year price gains […]

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 […]