Around the Sound: Misery for Buyers Everywhere

Around the Sound: Misery for Buyers Everywhere

Let’s update our monthly stats for the local regions outside of the King/Snohomish core. Here’s your May update to our “Around the Sound” statistics for Pierce, Kitsap, Thurston, Island, Skagit, and Whatcom counties. Are things any better in the market right now for buyers outside of the core Seattle areas? Unfortunately, not really. It’s still […]

Cheap South King County Sales Slipping

Cheap South King County Sales Slipping

It’s been a few months since we updated our look at how King County’s sales are shifting between the different regions around the county. This data is interesting to keep tabs on since geographic shifts can and do affect the median price. In order to explore this concept, we break King County down into three […]

NWMLS: Market Goes From Bad to Worse for Buyers

NWMLS: Market Goes From Bad to Worse for Buyers

May market stats were published by the NWMLS yesterday. Before we get into our monthly stats, here’s a quick look at their press release. Northwest MLS brokers say home buyers are sprinting, but sellers are stalling Home buyers are in “full sprint” mode while sellers are stalling, according to brokers from Northwest Multiple Listing Service. […]

Quill Leaves NWMLS, Dramatically Slashes Listing Cost

Full disclosure: Quill Realty is a Seattle Bubble advertiser, and Tim worked with Craig at his previous company WaLaw (also an advertiser) to buy his home in 2011. Last week local brokerage Quill Realty (spotlighted in this 2014 post) announced that they will be withdrawing from the NWMLS completely in order to “offer broker services […]

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 […]

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April Reporting Roundup: “You Should Buy Now” Edition

It’s time once again for the monthly reporting roundup, where you can read my wry commentary about the news instead of subjecting yourself to boring rehashes of the NWMLS press release (or in addition to, if that’s what floats your boat). To kick things off, here’s an excerpt from the NWMLS press release: Northwest Multiple […]

NWMLS: King County Home Prices Near Bubble Peak

NWMLS: King County Home Prices Near Bubble Peak

April market stats were published by the NWMLS yesterday. Before we get into our monthly stats, here’s a quick look at their press release. Pent-up demand triggering record pace of home sales around Western Washington Northwest Multiple Listing Service members notched a record high level of pending sales during April, surpassing the year-ago volume by […]