Sorry this is so late today. I spent some extra time playing with the latest version of Tableau and familiarizing myself with more of its nifty features. Note that you can now click the “Share” button to embed these charts on another website, and you can download the data behind any of the charts directly as well.
Let’s take a look at December NWMLS statistics from around the sound. As usual, courtesy Tableau Software (available free to use online soon!), the Around the Sound update is rocking sweet interactive data visualizations.
Before we get to the cool stuff, here’s the usual table of YOY stats for each of our eight covered counties as of December 2009.
Dang, looks like Skagit County is being left out of this party.
Hit the jump for the rest of this month’s visualizations.
The visualization below looks at closed sales in each county in December 2008 and December 2009:
Everybody saw a pretty decent spike compared to last year, but Skagit’s was still pretty weak compared to everywhere else.
Here’s our comparison of median prices in each county at their respective peaks and in December 2009:
Change from Peak
Nothing much has changed on this graph since the spring. Eventually of course the free money handouts are going to run out, and we’ll see what happens then…
Seasonally Adjusted Active Supply
Everybody shot back up into “buyer’s market” territory in December, but almost everyone came in with a lower SAAS than last year (Thurston being the exception).
So what’s going on up in Skagit County? Did some big employer recently shut down or something? Why are home sales there so much weaker than the rest of the Sound?