Help Me Improve Sound Housing Quarterly

Welcome back, I hope everyone had an enjoyable Labor Day. Speaking of laboring, I recently finished another issue of Sound Housing Quarterly. For those not familiar with this project, it is a quarterly journal in which I roll up all of the vital local real estate statistics into one massive 40+ page tome, complete with its own unique set of 42 charts including affordability and my own custom heat index for eight Puget Sound counties: King, Snohomish, Pierce, Kitsap, Thurston, Island, Skagit, and Whatcom.

You can download a free single-page summary of this quarter’s report, or head over to the free archive to check out last year’s Q2 report in full.

Here’s the latest look at the affordability and heat indices for the four counties closest to Seattle:

Seattle-Area AffordabilitySeattle-Area Heat

Both affordability and the heat index ticked up for the inner counties in the second quarter, as seasonal increases in home prices were offset by another plunge in interest rates.

I’ve been publishing Sound Housing Quarterly for three years now, and while it has certainly been satisfying, it is a lot of work to do in addition to the content that I create daily here on Seattle Bubble. Lately the number of subscribers to Sound Housing Quarterly has been dwindling, so it seems like a good time to ask for your help.

If you could take a little time to download the latest issue in the Free Archive, have a look through it, and give me some specific feedback and constructive criticism here in the comments (or by email, if you prefer), I would really appreciate it. Here are some of the questions I’m trying to answer:

  • Is the existing content compelling?
  • What additional content do you feel is missing?
  • Are there other topics that should be covered?
  • What content could/should be dropped?
  • Would you subscribe to it at any price?
    • If so, what price?
  • Who would be likely to subscribe?
    • How would you make them aware of it?

Of course, if you like what I’m doing here on Seattle Bubble, purchasing a subscription to Sound Housing Quarterly is a great way to help support my work here. However, even if you don’t want to subscribe, you can help me out by giving me a little bit of your time to help make it a more attractive product that others will want to subscribe to.

Thanks in advance.

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About The Tim

Tim Ellis is the founder of Seattle Bubble. His background in engineering and computer / internet technology, a fondness of data-based analysis of problems, and an addiction to spreadsheets all influence his perspective on the Seattle-area real estate market. Tim also hosts the weekly improv comedy sci-fi podcast Dispatches from the Multiverse.