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 […]

Case-Shiller: Six to Sixteen Years of Lost Appreciation

Okay one last Case-Shiller post this week: The national “rewind” map, and the month-to-month city count visualization. First up, the map. As a refresher, in the map below I’ve put the Case-Shiller home price index data from all twenty cities on a map. The size of each circle represents how far back prices have rewound […]

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 […]

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. […]

Redfin: Summer Not so Hot for Local Real Estate

Full disclosure: The Tim is employed by Redfin. Last Friday Redfin released their July market data. Here’s an excerpt from the narrative (which I did not write this month): Redfin Capitol Hill Team Lead agent Allie Howard says: “I give the summer of 2011 an “F” for frustration! Sellers are frustrated as prices of comparable […]

Your Regularly Scheduled Redfin/Tableau Mashup

Full disclosure: The Tim is employed by Redfin. As promised on Monday, I’d like to post the usual Tableau map of Redfin’s monthly Seattle-area market stats. Don’t forget that you can download the full spreadsheet from Redfin here. Going forward I’ll probably just include both of these maps in the same post. In the map […]

Redfin: June’s Warmest Puget Sound Region: NE Seattle

Full disclosure: The Tim is employed by Redfin. Last Thursday Redfin released their June market data. Here’s an excerpt from the narrative (which I also wrote): So far this summer the real estate market in Seattle is about as exciting as a Matlock Marathon at the High School Prom. Very few quality, well-priced new listings […]