Zillow’s “Coming Soon” Off to a Slow Start

After seeing quite a bit of uproar in real estate industry circles about Zillow’s new “Coming Soon” feature (a.k.a. pocket listings for dummies) last month, I decided to see how popular actual usage of the feature was a few weeks after the big launch. After all, actions speak louder than words. Last week I spent […]

Mapping Unemployment: Washington 15th Worst in USA

Wednesday afternoon the front page of the Seattle Times website featured the following story about how Washington State’s unemployment rate compares to other states: It’s no secret that the economy, in Washington and across the nation, is struggling. …Are we really doing that much worse than most everybody else? Pretty much, although some explanation is […]

All-Cash Buyers Dominating the Low End of the Market

Full disclosure: The Tim is employed by Redfin. As promised, I posted my all-cash buyer analysis to Redfin’s Seattle blog yesterday: 38% of Sales in King County Were Purchased With Cash in 2011 Here’s the chart from the post, with an added histogram based on your comments here earlier this week. Select which type of […]

Redfin: Slow Sales, Little Heat in Seattle’s Housing Market

Full disclosure: The Tim is employed by Redfin. Last Week Redfin released their September market data. As is my tradition, I will be re-posting the heat map here. Here’s this month’s sweet Google Fusion Tables zip code heat map. You can zoom in/out, and click on a zip code to get the detailed September numbers […]

Conforming Loan Limit Changes to Hit Eastside Hardest

Full disclosure: The Tim is employed by Redfin. Yesterday over on the Redfin blog, I dug a little deeper into the conforming loan limit changes, pulling detailed sales data from all around the country by zip code to see which areas would be most affected by the change. The result was another Google FusionTables zip […]

Redfin: Capitol Hill & Wallingford Seattle’s Hottest Neighborhoods in August

Full disclosure: The Tim is employed by Redfin. On Monday Redfin released their August market data. The narrative is light this month, as we’re working on a new format, but I still wanted to post the heat map here, since I love heat maps. Here’s this month’s sweet Google Fusion Tables zip code heat map. […]