Local Foreclosures Still on the Rise

Hmm, odd. The pace of foreclosures in the Seattle area seems to still be increasing. The nationwide foreclosure surge continued in March, with the Seattle area following along at a lesser rate, according to a new report Monday. The number of properties with foreclosure filings nationwide rose 57 percent in March from a year earlier […]

Puget Sound Counties February NWMLS Update

Here’s an update to the NWMLS statistics for all six Puget Sound counties. I don’t personally want to live in King County, and maybe you don’t either. So, here’s a little graphical look at what the market looks like around the sound. Here’s where each of the six counties stand as of February 2008: King […]

NWMLS Statistics from Around the Sound

A number of readers have pointed out that despite what Seattle residents may think, there is in fact a world outside of King County. These inquiring readers are interested in seeing what the stats we discuss on Seattle Bubble look like for other local counties around the Puget Sound. Well, this post is for you. […]

Looking back to look forward: Snohomish Co.

I want to talk about Snohomish Co., not that there’s anything wrong with King Co. (hey, I grew up on 23rd and Prospect on Capitol Hill, so I know the area). Not everyone in Snohomish Co. drives Ford trucks, has big hair/mullet and listens to Cinderella or Quiet Riot. Yeah, cheap shot. Moving on… The […]


A Dose of Reality from the Everett Herald

I picked up this article off of The Housing Bubble this morning and thought it was worthy of a blog post.  This is probably the least rosy depiction of the local real estate market I have seen from any of our local MSM outlets in the past few years. Selling a house? What to do now With […]


News Quickie: Snohomish Building Boom Over

First up in today’s news quickies is word from Snohomish County that—guess what?— the housing boom has ended. No, seriously. The party is over. Snohomish County’s housing boom is over. Builders are laying off workers, houses are staying on the market longer, and the overall number of permit applications has dropped by hundreds compared to […]