NWMLS: Record Low For Listings, Sales Slip Slightly

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More Homes Sold In Cheaper South King Neighborhoods

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Around the Sound: Even Far From Seattle, No Relief For Buyers

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NWMLS: Scarce Listings But Prices Dip Slightly In December

January market stats have been published by the NWMLS. They haven’t put up their press release yet, so let’s get on with the stats.

Still no sign of hope for buyers here or on the near horizon. Listings are way down, sales are still strong, and while the median price did dial back a bit from December to January, it’s still within five percent of the all-time high.

NWMLS: Record Low Inventory As Home Prices Flatten

December market stats were published by the NWMLS yesterday afternoon.

Basically another terrible month for home buyers. Inventory hit an all-time low, but despite that, sales were actually up from a year ago. The one good note is that prices have been flat for the last three months. Small comfort.

NWMLS: Closed Sales Strong (For A November)

November market stats were published by the NWMLS this morning. Here’s their press release:

Real Estate Brokers Expect No Holiday Breather
Sales Stay Strong and Supplies Remain Low

Pending sales of homes hit an all-time high for the month of November according to the latest statistics from Northwest Multiple Listing Service. The report covering 23 counties around Washington state also shows the number of new listings added during the month plunged to the lowest level in 11 months, prompting MLS leaders to predict a busy winter for residential real estate as buyers compete for the smallest inventory since March.

“November’s pending sales for the four-county area of King, Snohomish, Pierce and Kitsap were the highest since 2005. There were 44 percent more pendings than new listings,” noted J. Lennox Scott, chairman and CEO of John L. Scott Real Estate, who described market activity as a mini power surge. “Every time interest rates increase 0.5 percent we see these surges because buyers become anxious about increasing rates – but on a historical basis rates are still amazing,” he remarked.

You can always count on Lennox. Breathless as usual…

NWMLS: Mostly Bad News For Buyers In October

October market stats were published by the NWMLS this morning. They haven’t posted their press release yet, so I don’t have the usual excerpt from that. Let’s take a look at the numbers.

September was a mixed bag, with some numbers moving in buyers’ favor, but October was pretty much all bad news for buyers. The only news that wasn’t pretty terrible for home buyers was that pending sales were down slightly in a month that often sees a slight increase in other years…